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Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu

My husband really loves this chicken cordon bleu sandwich from a specific sandwich shop in Fargo, ND. But, we live in Texas, not Fargo! He likes that sandwich for 2 reasons: the bread and the honey dijon mustard. Well, I have yet to find store bought bread that is similar, but he says this baked chicken cordon bleu recipe comes close to reminding him of his favorite sandwich. I bake mine with a crunchy, bread crumb topping. Ingredients 4 chicken…

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Easy Slow Cooker Pork Ribs

Everyone knows the slow cooker is a simple way to get meals on the table with less effort. It is a good gadget to use for those nights when you’re too tired to cook. But what do you do when the recipe says 4 to 6 hours and you are gone 8-10 hours? Here’s my recipe for Slow Cooker Pork Ribs along with some tips if you need to start them super early in the morning. Ingredients 2 lbs Pork Ribs…

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Categories Delicious DinnersRecipes

Creamy Chicken Spaghetti Freezer Meal

My favorite meal of all time is chicken spaghetti! It is comfort food for me: creamy, cheesy pasta and chicken. Yummy! But not all chicken spaghetti’s are created equal. Some people put onions and celery in theirs. It is an easy meal to fix up on the weekend for the freezer. Then, just heat and eat! My recipe for chicken spaghetti makes 2 pans that will each serve 4-6 people. Ingredients 2 lb cooked chicken, diced small 1 box spaghetti…

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Categories Delicious DinnersRecipes

Burger and Fry Seasoning

One way to combat the mid-week dinner blues is to have delicious seasonings on hand. It is no secret that I love a good store bought seasoning blend, but sometimes I just like to make my own. I control what is going into the blend. I know my household will like it. This Burger and Fry Seasoning is so delicious. It is mild and flavorful. Ingredients 1/4 cup salt 1 Tbsp smoked paprika 1 Tbsp garlic powder 1 Tbsp dried…

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Categories Lunch InspirationRecipes

Make Your Own Lunchable Substitutes

My son loves Lunchables.  As a mom, I also like the convenience of them. They are already prepackaged, and I know my son will eat them. But they are over-processed and have a lot of salt. They are also usually missing a fruit or veggie. Something to make them a little more filling and nutritious. That’s why I was really excited when I found these mini Street Taco-style tortillas. They inspired me to make some DIY Lunchables for my son’s lunches. But, you…

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Slow Cooker Stew for Picky Eaters

Slow cooker stew is an easy weeknight meal. But, it isn’t something my picky eaters usually enjoy. Most recipes call for onions, celery or carrots {or all three}. I keep my stew simple with great, mild spices and a few vegetables that I know my family will love. Set it to cook in the morning, and your house will be smelling delicious when you get home. Ingredients 2 lbs meat (I used venison backstrap), cut into 2″ chunks 4 medium…

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Categories RecipesSweet Treats

Recipe: Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Decadent chocolate sandwich cookies can be filled with your favorite filling. I used chocolate ganache and peanut butter to fill mine. Other filling ideas are jam or marshmallow cream. The cookies are firm, but still chewy. With chocolate ganache, the double dose of chocolate make them extra rich and delicious. Cookie Ingredients 2 c plus 2 Tbsp flour 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 c. (2 sticks) softened butter 1 3/4 c. sugar…

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Categories BreakfastRecipesSnack Time

Recipe: Cinnamon Swirl Bread

My family loves cinnamon toast. You know, bread with butter, cinnamon and sugar, then broiled in the oven until toasty. We could eat that for breakfast and for dessert. My kids also love that cinnamon swirl bread with raisins from the grocery store. So, I decided to try making my own. This recipe is inspired by several I found on Pinterest, but I have modified it to make it extra rich and soft. Enjoy it with a cup of coffee or hot…

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Categories RecipesSweet Treats

Recipe: Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

A pumpkin spice cream cheese swirl really enhances this basic brownie recipe. Perfect when the weather turns cooler and pumpkin season is upon us! The rich chocolatey brownie pairs really well with pumpkin. The cream cheese swirl adds a tartness that goes well with the sweet brownie. You will be whining for more! Ingredients ½ cup butter 1 cup white sugar 2 eggs 1 ½ tsp Kahlua or coffee liqueur 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder ½ cup all purpose flour…

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Categories RecipesSweet Treats

Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Caramel Cream Cheese Icing

Pumpkin season is here! In the fall, I always {over}indulge in anything pumpkin. These Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes are so easy. They are guaranteed to be a hit at your next Halloween party, School or church bake sale or Thanksgiving dinner. Only 3 ingredients for the cupcakes make it quick and easy. Since I am using a box mix for the cupcakes, I like to make my own cream cheese icing, but you can certainly top with store bought icing. Cupcake…

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