Category Archive: Main Dish

Crockpot Mexican Shredded Chicken

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My family enjoys Mexican food and this easy recipe gets made frequently. All you have to do is toss everything in your crockpot and let it do the cooking! The chicken comes out tender, moist and full of flavor. You can control how much “heat” it has with your choice of salsa. When the chicken is finished cooking it takes just …

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Grandma’s Vegetable Soup

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My love of food and cooking comes from my mother and her mother who loved spending time in the kitchen. My grandmother was an incredible baker and cook. Her bread and rolls were delicious! It is no wonder that my mom and I enjoy baking so much, it is in our genes! Grandma was a …

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Creamy Chili-Corn Soup with Chicken and Black Beans

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Hunger hits, it is getting close to dinner time, you forgot to take the meat out of the freezer to thaw for your planned meal and take-out does not fit into your food plan today. Has this ever happened to you? If truth be told, frequently my daughter Katy asks me to go shopping and well, you know, one hour …

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Quick Chicken Cordon Bleu

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When this recipe showed up in my e-mail and I saw the picture I had to make it. Oh the power of suggestion! This recipe did not disappoint. I love the concept of taking a complicated, time consuming recipe and making it easy, when the flavor is still amazing. As I often do, I doubled this recipe  in hopes of …

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Antipasta – Style Penne

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The ingredients list for this recipe included some of my favorite flavors. Kalamata olives, pesto, sun dried tomato halves, artichoke hearts, pine nuts, parmigiano reggiano cheese and penne pasta!  I was so excited to pull this together for dinner recently. Much to my surprise I found it to be too “oily” and so did the rest …

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