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deli “rotisserie” chicken {in a crock pot}

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Another lovely, summertime Crock Pot recipe for you to try! This makes a wonderful, dinner when served with mashed potatoes and your favorite steamed veggies. Use the leftovers to make: tacos, chicken salad sandwiches, pot pie, white chicken chili, soup…. The possibilities are endless! The best part about using your slow cooker in the summer…

creamy shiitake mushroom chicken & rice bowl

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Oooohhhh…. This was SO good. The perfect, easy comfort food dish on a rainy summer day. It’s made on the stovetop, so you’re whole house won’t heat up while you’re cooking. Yay! We’ve been reading about the health benefits of adding shiitake mushrooms to our diet, so we’ve been throwing them into sauces, gravies, soups,…

grilled chili chicken tacos + watermelon salsa

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These tacos showcase all the fresh, delicious flavors of summer! They go together quickly once you grill up your chili chicken thighs. They’re perfect for Friday night dinner on the deck! My bestie, Josh, showed me how to make “food truck-style” taco tortillas one day when he was over for lunch. Pure genius! Seriously, the…

fluffernutter whoopie pie brownies

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A couple nights ago we were craving chocolate so I decided to make a batch of my favorite, easy brownies. I only had the dark, unsweetened cocoa powder so I used that. The result? These perfectly chewy chocolate brownies that are dark as night. SO good! They reminded me of the soft, cookie part of…

spicy thai peanut slaw

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We grilled some yummy, simple, herbed chicken breasts last night and since my daughter Andrea was visiting I decided to create a slaw featuring her favorite, creamy peanut sauce as an accompaniment. Oh WOW! I can’t believe I never thought to do this before. A match made in heaven! for the salad: ~ serves 6…

chicken with 40 cloves of garlic {slow cooker recipe}

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Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic is a classic, French bistro recipe. It’s really a fancy, chicken stew. I’ve made this dish several times the traditional way, and this time I decided to simplify it for the slow cooker. Guess what? It’s just as good as when I make it in the oven! Don’t let…

buffalo chicken macaroni salad

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It’s steamy hot outside today and according to the forecast it’s going to be like this for the next week. Time to pack the cooler and picnic basket and head to the beach! Whenever we go I like to bring an assortment of salads in jars, and a macaroni salad of some type is always…

spiced fig ice cream + chocolate cabernet sauce

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I think this might be my favorite ice cream recipe yet. Have I said that before? I probably have, but this time I’m serious! 😉 It’s elegant, mostly healthy and delicious! Feel free to add a little raw honey or pure maple syrup to your ice cream mixture if it doesn’t seem sweet enough to…

serendipity’s country meatloaf + gravy

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You can never have too many awesome meatloaf recipes. There are so many different varieties, flavors, meats and gravies to choose from. The possibilities are endless! Here’s one that hails from a famous New York institution called Serendipity 3. Serendipity 3 is located on the Upper East Side close to Bloomingdale’s. Their ice cream parlor…

hawaiian luau hot dogs + spicy pineapple pickle relish

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Every once in awhile you have to indulge in a good, old fashioned hot dog! I know they’re not healthy. Everybody knows that. It doesn’t mean you can’t have one or two a year 😉 When I do have one, I make sure it’s the best quality I can find. Skin on hotdogs, such as…