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Spinach Puffs

I am in LOVE with these little cheesy, spinach puffs.  Ridiculously tasty and as simple as could be to prepare. These little puffs of heaven could be serve as an appetizer, a side dish, or even could satisfy as a simple vegetarian meal by themselves. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Thaw out one sheet […]

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Pan-Roasted Chicken with Red-Skinned Potatoes

I believe that even if you aren’t a great cook, as long as you can master a few basic dishes, you’ll always be able to please a crowd with a meal.  On top of that, sometimes it’s nice to just stick with a few simple ingredients because most food does not need a lot of […]

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Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli

My dad loves broccoli as a side dish, but he always makes it the same boring way. Boiled. Until almost mushy. Kinda gross… (sorry Dad) Roasting vegetables is definitely the way to go.  Of course, that’s just my opinion. There’s really no fancy trick to this recipe.  Just a combination of winning ingredients. Preheat your […]

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White Cheddar and Sage Mashed Potato Casserole

My love for the glorious potato continues…. I was first introduced to this recipe a few years ago, when my mom made these potatoes for Thanksgiving dinner.  Ever since that time, I’ve been having food dreams about eating them again, but I was too lazy to actually ask for the recipe. Needless to say, I […]

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Low-Maintenance Risotto with Chicken and Herbs

Risotto, to me, is an ultimate comfort food dish.  If you’ve never had it, Risotto is a classic Italian dish where Arborio rice is cooked in broth until it reaches a creamy consistency.  To me, there’s nothing better than cuddling up on the couch with a blanket on a cold Fall or Winter’s day, with […]

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Cheesy Twice-Baked Potatoes

I’m somewhat embarrassed to say that the potato is one of my favorite foods.  I know, weird, right? The potato… I think the versatility of the potato is really what wins me over.  Not only are there numerous types of taters (Russets, Fingerlings, Red Skinned, Yukon Gold, etc. etc.), but the types of preparations are […]

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Sautéed Chicken with Spinach and Feta Orzo

Easy chicken breast recipes are a staple in my kitchen.  They’re healthy and I usually have at least a few packs of those individually vacuum-sealed chicken breasts in my freezer from Costco (if you don’t already use these, they are amazing and so incredibly convenient!  Costco sells them for a bunch of other kinds of […]

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Lemon Potatoes

Potatoes are not one of Jeff’s favorites.  He looks at them as an uninteresting balls of starchiness…a mere distraction from the main event. I, however, could not disagree more.  I have faith in the power of the potato.  It is incredibly versatile, and yes, while a straight potato by itself is not very interesting, you […]

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Roasted Potatoes with Chive Pesto

If you’re in need of an easy and fast side dish, this is an interesting way to jazz up potatoes and use up some of those overgrowing herbs in your garden (or small plastic planter, in my case).  Other than the 5 minutes you’ll spending whipping up the pesto, this side dish really tends to […]

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