Category: The Recipes

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Crock Pot Turkey

“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” ~W. Clement Stone Crock Pot Turkey is super easy. Anyone who has spent hours basting and hovering over a turkey in the oven, has wondered if there is an easy button on this turkey cooking gig. There is… It’s not the golden bird you’d …

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One Pot Chicken Pasta

In heaven, after antipasti, the first course will be pasta. ~Steve Albini Do you remember that one pot pasta that was virally sweeping through Facebook several years ago? This…One Pot Wonder Tomato Basil Pasta from Donna at Apron Strings Blog. My family loves it! Her recipe became a regular in our meal planning rotation. Then …

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Infinite Chicken

“Meal prepping is the new fast food” Infinite Chicken was born because friends were weirded out when I gave them the recipe for my “three way chicken”. What?! I usually make one batch in three different ways. I say these things but it doesn’t register as dirty until there is already snickering occurring. It’s a …

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Crock-Pot Garlic Basil Chicken

“No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.” -Laurie Colwin If you own a crock-pot, chances are that you have made Italian Chicken. Ya know, toss some chicken …

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Shredded Salsa Pork

Pulled pork jokes never get old. ~Joel Edgerton Let’s get one thing clear… in no way am I trying to pass my shredded salsa pork as the awesomeness of carnitas. I have actually never made authentic carnitas myself but we love it off our favorite taco truck. I figure, why mess with a fantastic thing …

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Chicken Pepper Pasta

Bell peppers are botanically fruits, but are generally considered in culinary contexts to be vegetables. You guys, I accidentally made Chicken Pepper Pasta last week and I ate it every single day until there was not a scrap left. It was so delicious, it made it back on the menu again for this week. I …

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Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Chicken

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. ~Doug Larson   I can’t take all the credit for this Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Chicken. Several months ago, a Facebook friend posted up pictures of the food she was making ahead of time, to feed her family while …

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Cheater Teriyaki Chicken

Soy sauce is really a multi-purpose seasoning. ~Martin Yan Cheater Teriyaki Chicken: A totally simple meal that makes the kids happy but takes zero cooking skill to actually make. I wish that I could tell you that I never cheat in the kitchen but sometimes life gets too busy to prep every meal from scratch. …

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Italian Chicken

“I’ve always said fashion is like roast chicken: You don’t have to think about it to know it’s delicious.” ~Alber Elbaz I am not the first person to look into the fridge and wonder what I could throw together for dinner. This is how I stumbled upon Italian chicken, twenty plus years ago. A package …

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Foodie Friendship

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend.  Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”   ~Attributed to Groucho Marx I began my career in literary hoarding before I could speak. Both of my parents were educators that devoured books and added to their diverse collections so when I was born, …

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Fudge Cakes

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Schulz Fudge cakes are so delicious on their own that we don’t bother to frost them. Thus becoming a favorite of the packed lunch crowd. Super easy and oh so delicious! Pre-heat those ovens to 325 degrees. In …

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Strawberry Bread

Right now I just want to chill for a while. Take a hiatus from all the craziness. To clean my house, see my family. Just see some movies and pick some strawberries. -Lauren Ambrose We are very spoiled here in Southern California. For several reasons but what I’m talking about is having amazing local fruits …

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Oven Fried Hawaiian Chicken

The Spanish introduced the first pineapples to Hawaii. The state is now one of the top pineapple producers in the world, producing one third of the world’s pineapple crop and 60 percent of the world’s canned pineapple. Oven Fried Hawaiian Chicken is a great way to utilize the cheaper whole cut- up chicken or frankly …

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The Ultimate Chicken Nachos

There will always be a reason why you meet people. Either you need them to change your life or you’re the one that will change theirs – Angel Flonis Harefa I was standing in line at the market waiting to be helped by the butcher, who had a couple people out sick so he was …

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Home-Style Baked Chicken

I think careful cooking is love, don’t you? The loveliest thing you can cook for someone who’s close to you is about as nice a valentine as you can give. -Julia Child A funny thing happened on the way to the kitchen to cook some home-style baked chicken for the ol’ family. The Handsome Prince …

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