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Cheesy Chicken & Spinach Shells

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Each jumbo pasta shell is stuffed with chicken and spinach combined with the smooth ricotta, mozzarella and parmigiano-reggiano cheese, smothered in tomato sauce with more  mozzarella cheese melted over the top.  The layering of three types of cheese creates a creamy texture with every bite.  With recipes like this you won’t feel the least bit deprived. I prefer to use marinara or spaghetti sauce which adds more …

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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


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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Cornmeal Scones

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I usually think of scones as being sweet, studded with dried fruit and a wonderful accompaniment to a cup of hot tea. Never would I have imagined serving a “scone” with a bowl of soup. That all changed a couple years ago when I came across some recipes for savory scones. Of course I had to experiment and have my …

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Creamy Chili-Corn Soup with Chicken and Black Beans


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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