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Avocado Pork Enchiladas with Cheesy Lime Cream Sauce

Posted on Oct 23rd, 2013

When Safeway contacted me to see if I wanted to try Marcela Valladolid's new product line, I said, "Yes, please!" Playing with new flavors and…

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Bacon Jalapeño Cheddar Scramble

Posted on Sep 27th, 2014

I can see why Julia Roberts' character in Runaway Bride was so conflicted when it came to choosing her favorite type of egg. Scrambled, fried,…

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Black Beans & Brown Rice

Posted on Aug 9th, 2010

In high school I was a vegetarian. One of the few things I actually learned in my biology class, was that vegans and vegetarians should try and eat…

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Buffalo Chicken Macaroni & Cheese

Posted on Nov 12th, 2010

A few weeks ago I saw a Buffalo Mac & Cheese recipe from Rita at Creatively Domestic. I told Xavier I would be making it for him and asked if he…

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Cookie Dough Stuffed Cupcakes

Posted on May 29th, 2013

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes are something I first made more than two years ago, and since then I have made again and again. This is…

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Creamy Roasted Red Pepper and Avocado Sauce (Vegan)

Posted on Jul 16th, 2012

This recipe is for all of the avocado lovers out there. It might sound complicated to make a homemade sauce, but this is incredibly easy, and you…

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Easy BBQ Turkey Loaf

Posted on Jun 26th, 2012

After a long day at work, the last thing I want to do is labor over a complicated dinner recipe. I need something quick and simple, so this meal is…

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Easy Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Posted on Sep 24th, 2012

This recipe is incredibly easy. Only six ingredients! And so little time and effort goes into assembling this masterpiece. The pumpkin adds a very…

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Five Ingredient Chili

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2010

When I nabbed this chili recipe over three years ago off of a friend's calendar, I had no idea it would become a personal favorite. I was a…

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Homemade No-Bake Thin Mints

Posted on Jun 15th, 2013

Seriously, this is really easy. So easy, a manchild could do it. I really enjoy baking, but the art of baking at high-altitude is something I just…

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Mac & Teese Vegan Meal Idea

Posted on Mar 9th, 2013

  One of the difficulties switching from an omnivore diet to a vegan diet is coming up with new, easy go-to meals. I've been shopping at…

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My Favorite Macaroni & Cheese Recipe

Posted on Sep 20th, 2011

I thought I would share one of my top 10 recipes of all time. I started cooking for the family when I was about 10 years old. I had two signature…

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No-Boil Macaroni and Cheese

Posted on Sep 27th, 2012

This macaroni and cheese recipe is life-changing, I kid you not. It seemed too good to be true. Not only is there no need to boil the macaroni, but…

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Pepperoni Pizza Dip (VIDEO)

Posted on Jan 15th, 2014

When I heard about the Velveeta shortage that has come to be called the "Cheesepocalypse," I was not at all distraught because this is THE ONLY dip…

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Pesto Ranch Crockpot Chicken

Posted on May 26th, 2013

So, I may or may not be completely obsessed with my Crockpot. Okay, I confess! I am totally obsessed. I have made Tex Mex Chicken three times,…

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Pork Milanese with Spicy Dijon Mayo Sauce

Posted on Aug 13th, 2010

I tried Giada's recipe from her book, Everyday Italian, on Xavier and we both loved it!! Her Pork Milanese recipe gave me the best success with…

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Quickie Kraft Chili Mac

Posted on Oct 26th, 2011

I love pantry meals because it helps you to be more creative. HA! Okay, now let's be serious. I love pantry meals because it means I don't have to go…

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Ridiculously Easy Pizza Cups

Posted on Jul 25th, 2012

There are so many great things about this meal. It's easy, it doesn't take long at all to make, you only get one dish dirty (assuming you're classy…

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Vegan Lentil Chili

Simple Lentil Chili

Posted on Aug 20th, 2012

This, my friends, is a winner. In my attempt to eat more vegan meals, I was looking to incorporate more beans and legumes into my diet, so chili…

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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken

Posted on Apr 14th, 2013

I love buffalo chicken. Buffalo chicken pizza, buffalo chicken dip, buffalo chicken macaroni and cheese... Okay, I'll stop before I get too Bubba…

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Slow Cooker Tex Mex Shredded Chicken

Posted on Jan 7th, 2013

  Slow Cooker Tex Mex Shredded Chicken Ingredients 4 boneless skinless chicken breast 1 can corn drained 1 can black beans…

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Stovetop Macaroni & Cheese (VIDEO)

Posted on Nov 17th, 2013

I previously shared this Macaroni and Cheese recipe as one of my top ten recipes of all time. I bring it to you once more because I wanted to…

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Summer Pasta Salad

Posted on Aug 31st, 2012

Even though everyone seems to be saying "Goodbye summer, hello school," we don't have to say farewell to our favorite summer foods just yet. Here in…

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Tuna Crescent Ring

Posted on Sep 24th, 2011

A few days ago I shared a Reddick family classic, Macaroni and Cheese, so I thought this week I would share another. I have no idea where we got the…

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Turkey Taco Casserole | Mazola Corn Oil

Posted on Mar 30th, 2013

With American Heart Month passing by and spring break coming up (bikini season, ahhh!), it’s the perfect time to take another look before you cook…

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Vanilla Cool Whip Frosting

Posted on Nov 10th, 2013

I love this Cool Whip frosting recipe and have turned to it time and time again. I love my Homemade Buttercream Frosting, but sometimes you really…

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White Bean & Potato Soup

Posted on Sep 5th, 2012

I am a soup junkie. If it were up to me, every single day would be Broccoli Cheddar soup day. I guess I'm so in love with soup because it's comfort…

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Zesty Italian BBQ Crockpot Chicken

Posted on May 25th, 2013

Slowcooker chicken is the best. I really don't like cooking meat, but the Crockpot makes it so effortless. If I can dump a bunch of ingredients in…

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