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strawberry poppy seed picnic chicken salad

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Here’s a fun little sandwich recipe. These sandwiches are perfect for a picnic, tea party, or lunch in the garden. The flavors are sweet and bright. Delicious, pretty, summer fare. for 6 mini sub sandwiches: 2 cups cooked, cubed, chilled chicken 2 green onions + green tops, sliced thin 1/2 cup shredded cabbage 1/3 cup…

layered asian salad {in a cake pan}

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Yay! Another layered salad in a cake pan! I’ve received hundreds of requests to create and share a recipe for an Asian version of my ever popular layered salads. So, here ya go! The idea behind this salad shares the same basic concept as my classic layered salad, and my layered taco salad, but this…

hawaiian haystacks

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This is one of those fun, serve yourself dinners that everyone loves! Just provide the toppings and let everyone build their own haystacks! Perfect party fare! You can use premade chicken gravy for this, or you can make up a batch with the easy recipe provided in this post. Layer ingredients on plate in order…

cream cheese chicken

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If you’re looking for a quick, tasty, easy meal to prepare in less than 30 minutes, this is the recipe for you. We love the creamy cheese topping! Sometimes I use pineapple cream cheese on top of grilled teriyaki chicken and that’s good too. If you’d like to serve this delicious topping on fish, just…

snickerdoodle skookie {skillet cookie}

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A thick, moist snickerdoodle in a… wait for it… skillet! Have you ever made a skillet cookie? They’re sometimes called skookies, and they’re not only way easier to make than a batch of little cookies, they’re delicious! I love how they look when they emerge from the oven. So rustic and pretty. Just bring the…

seven layer taco dip tostadas

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I’m dreaming up all sorts of new recipes to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, and I’m getting a head start on posting them so you can have a lot of yummy selections to choose from. As you know, tacos are a staple in our house and we always have the basic ingredients for them on hand.…

toasty oven-baked chili cheese dogs

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Ahhhhh, finally Friday! The sun is shining, and we’re headed to a fish fry over the border in Wisconsin. I’ve longed for days like these allllll winter, and they’re finally upon us. I made up a big batch of these toasty oven-baked chili cheese dogs for my grand girl Maddie’s birthday this past weekend. They’re…

strawberry avocado chicken quesadillas

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This is what me and my hubby had for lunch today. So delicious and refreshing, and a fun, unique way to use those pretty, fragrant strawberries! serves 2 2 Tablespoons olive oil, divided 4 soft, taco size corn tortillas or flour tortillas 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 2/3 cup to 1 cup chopped, cooked chicken…

creamy shrimp & seashell pasta salad

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Pretty, healthy, filling and refreshing all at once. This salad is perfectly suited for summer entertaining. The small, sweet shrimp are the star of the show! If you want to make this for a light main course, you may want to add another half pound of shrimp. 13.25 oz. medium size seashell pasta (I used…

creamy chicken paprikash

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A few days ago I was craving a creamy paprikash, like my Hungarian pork paprikash, without the heavy cream and all the calories, and although this is still served over egg noodles, and includes a minimal amount of cream, I think I found a happy medium. It’s light without tasting like “diet” food. And it’s…