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5 Fool-Proof Grain Bowl Combinations to Keep on Rotation

What makes grain bowl combinations the perfect meal? While a home-cooked meal will always sound appetizing to eat, preparing it isn’t as exciting. Whether it’s waiting for the sauce to marinate or the meat to finish up in the pressure cooker, cooking can sometimes feel like a chore with all the complicated recipes out there. Thankfully, you don’t have to resort to Postmates, Skip the Dishes, Uber Eats or other …

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Healthy Baked Doughnuts

Homemade Healthy Baked Doughnuts These Healthy Baked Doughnuts are a great option if you want a healthier option to a sinful fried dessert. These Baked Donuts will make you forget that doughnuts were every fried to begin with. I have no other words to use than OMG!  You know that moment you sink your teeth into food and say, wow, I can’t believe I made this, it tastes so good! …

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Easy Stuffed Balsamic Chicken Breast

Stuffed Balsamic Chicken Breast Don’t know what to make tonight? This Easy Stuffed Balsamic Chicken Breast will be a winner whether you are making it for lunch or dinner. Hey that rhymes!  I’m not a gourmet cook, but I love to experiment and use new ingredients to create or re-invent meals. This stuffed balsamic chicken breast is filled with cheese, tomatoes and sweet basil and cooked in a sweet balsamic …

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18 Amazingly Good Homemade Ice Cream, Gelato and Sorbet Recipes

If you are looking for that perfect frozen dessert to make, you have definitely come to the right place. Today, I’m sharing with you Ice Cream, Gelato and Sorbet recipes that will wow your family. Don’t worry if you don’t have an ice cream maker. Some of these desserts can be made without one. Just look for the recipes that indicate that they are no churn. Ice Cream vs. Gelato …

Rigatoni with Garbanzo Beans and Kale in a plate

Quick and Easy Rigatoni with Garbanzo Beans and Kale

Rigatoni with Garbanzo Beans and Kale This healthy Rigatoni with Garbanzo Beans and Kale makes the perfect supper when you are in a hurry and have no clue what to make.  Rich in protein and made with a few staples you’ve got hidden in your pantry, this Rigatoni with Chickpeas and Kale will turn the hungry into happy satisfied peeps! Tips and Tricks to Making Rigatoni with Garbanzo Beans and Kale …

Torrone (Nougat) Ice Cream Upside Down in a cone

Easy Torrone (Nougat) Ice Cream Recipe (No Churn)

Torrone (Nougat) Ice Cream This recipe for Torrone (Nougat) Ice Cream is exactly like the one you buy at the corner ice cream parlor!  Make it once and you will not be able to resist putting it down.  I guarantee that you will have dreams about this ice cream. Torrone or also referred to as Nougat which is a hard candy that is usually eaten at holidays like Christmas or …

Creamy Ricotta Pancakes

Healthy and Creamy Ricotta Pancakes

Creamy Ricotta Pancakes If you like pancakes then you will  absolutely LOVE these Healthy  Creamy Ricotta Pancakes.  Made with wholesome ingredients, these Creamy Ricotta Pancakes make a great breakfast idea for you and the whole family. Serve these delicious bundles of joy with a dollop of butter and your favorite maple syrup! Tips and Tricks to Making these Creamy Ricotta Pancakes What is Ricotta Cheese? Ricotta Cheese and Cottage Cheese …

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5 Step Raspberry Swirl White Chocolate Homemade Ice Cream

Fool Proof Ice Cream Don’t you wish you could make the perfect homemade ice cream? In 2017 I purchased an ice cream maker. I know, you’re probably thinking ugh!!! Another small appliance to clean. Why? Well, the only response I have to that is that creativity sometimes requires you to expand the tools you currently have on hand. For a little while, I experimented with recipes until I perfected the …

Creamy Homemade Chocolate Gelato in a Waffle Bowl

Simple 6 Ingredient Creamy Homemade Chocolate Gelato

Homemade Chocolate Gelato This creamy homemade chocolate gelato is made with 5 ingredients and will be the creamiest homemade gelato you have every made. If you don’t like chocolate, no worries, you can swap out the cocoa in this recipe for a 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract and make a creamy vanilla homemade gelato. And, it doesn’t stop there.  There are so many other different flavors of gelato like: pistachio, …

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4 Step Fall Off the Bone BBQ Ribs

Fall Off the Bone Pork Back Ribs Who can resist Pork Back Ribs in a tangy barbecue sauce that just fall of the bone?  Today I’m sharing with you a recipe for baked Fall Off the Bone BBQ Ribs in 4 easy steps. Now I can’t take credit for this recipe one hundred percent. The idea of putting together this recipe on paper came to me by two of my …

Meatloaf with Red Wine Tomato Sauce

Tender Meatloaf with Red Wine Tomato Sauce

Meatloaf with Red Wine Tomato Sauce. This Meatloaf with Red Wine Tomato Sauce is the most tender meatloaf I have every made.  The red wine tomato sauce brings such tang to this meatloaf that it not only intensifies the meatloaf but brings moisture to the dish. Up until now, I had never made a meatloaf. Ok, I made one long time ago, but it was so dry I couldn’t bare …

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Easy Pasta With Carbonara Sauce

Pasta al Carbonara Pasta with a Carbonara Sauce is a great alternative if your are tired of having pasta with tomato sauce.  Made with a few simple ingredients that are in your fridge right now, this Pasta Carbonara will be a winner at dinner tonight! There have been times, when I have stood in front of the fridge and stove and wondered – what am I going to eat or …

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Simple Garlic Sauteed Rapini (Broccoli Rabe)

Sauteed Rapini (Broccoli Rabe) Sundried Tomatoes, Garlic and Kalamata Olives make this dish for Sauteed Broccoli Rabe (Rapini) a hit. This Sauteed Rapini (Broccoli Rabe) with Garlic is the perfect side if your are looking for something different from the regular broccoli or spinach you make. This is one of my all time favorite recipes for Sauteed Garlic (Broccoli Rabe).  My mom made this leafy green growing up but I …

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16 Refreshing Summer Drinks to Make for a Party

Refreshing Summer Drinks For Your Next Party There is no need to worry about what type of summer drinks you are going to make for your next birthday party, luncheon or backyard barbecue. Why? Because I’ve done the leg work for you. I’ve got 16 summer drinks for you to consider in today’s article ranging from alcoholic to mocktails and from non-alcoholic to caffeinated drinks. There is a drink in …

Crispy Fried Calamari

Homemade Crispy Fried Calamari

Crispy Fried Calamari These Homemade Crispy Fried Calamari aren’t as hard to make at home as you might think.  With just a little bit of flour, salt and squid rings, you’ll be licking your lips in no time. Is there anyone who doesn’t like Fried Calamari?  Not that you know of, right? They are great as an appetizer, or even an entrée with a salad and they are so easy …

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18 Easy Phyllo Dough and Puff Pastry Recipes to Wine and Dine

What’s the Difference Between Phyllo and Puff Pastry? It’s true, puff pastry and phyllo dough might seem very similar to the plain eye. Phyllo dough and puff pastry dough are usually located in the freezer section of your supermarket. And, if your in the grocery store shopping for pre-made phyllo or puff pastry dough, you’ll likely find them close to one another. Phyllo Dough Phyllo dough, or sometimes referred to …

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Easy Portuguese Pastries

Easy Portuguese Pastries These Easy Portuguese pastries are just like store bought.  Ready in one hour, you won’t be able to resist eating them all. I now understand why my older daughter has always gone gaga over store bought Portuguese pastry tarts. Nevertheless, I made these the other day as dessert for our family Christmas Eve dinner.  And what a hit! Oh, and by the way, they won’t take that …

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Quick and Easy Cherry Cream Cheese Strudel

Cherry Cream Cheese Strudel This week I’m posting something special to share with you all.   A recipe for a Cherry Cream Cheese Strudel.  When I originally started blogging I hadn’t posted many desserts, and this recipe resonates with me now as a quick and simple dessert to make with pre-made ingredients. that are in your pantry.     If you are looking to impress someone special or a guest, look no …

Prime Rib Roast

Easy Prime Rib Roast

Prime Rib Roast, Need I Say More? This Easy Prime Rib Roast Recipe will make you look like a star chef.  Made with less than 5 ingredients, this Prime Rib Roast has got to be one of the best recipes that you will ever follow to get the perfect prime rib roast. Prime Rib is one of the best cut of beef you can buy. There is no bad way …

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Homemade Strawberry Sfoglia Cake

Homemade Strawberry Sfoglia Cake If you have ever eaten a Sfoglia Cake, either filled with chantilly cream or a mocha whipped cream, you will love this play on the traditional Sfoglia Cake using a strawberry whipped topping and real strawberries. Now if you don’t have fresh strawberries on hand, you can use frozen if you have them. Amazingly, this  homemade Strawberry Sfoglia cake is made with less than 8 ingredients. …

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