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    Albondigas for dinner

    Ingredients: 1lb lean beef 2 potatoes 1 can tomato sauce 2 full teaspoon of Rice long grain 2 carrots Cilantro 1/2 cup Half an onion chopped 1 jalapeño 1 egg 2 Tsp flour Salt, pepper, comino, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder. In a large bowl add the meat, salt, pepper, garlic powder, pepper, comino, 1 […]

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    Crockpot Salty Sweet Candy

    Crockpot Salty Sweet Candy is one of my go-to holiday treats. It’s crazy easy to make and everyone loves it. It’s a great DIY gift for neighbors, a yummy addition to any Christmas cookie tray, and a perfect poppable treat for your holiday party! I usually find myself munching on sweet and salty candy with […]

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    Crockpot Christmas Candy

    I absolutely love this recipe! As a person who works full time and is always making something for bake sales for my daughter’s school, it is extremely easy to make and tasty. I have a rather small crockpot and this is a generous recipe, but it will still work if you stir it about midway […]

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    Sopa de Fideo with Chicken

    I’m a big lover of mexican gastronomy, my favorite ones are Mexican Tater Tot Casserole, Mexican Street Corn Chicken Tacos and Mexican Stuffed Shells. A great Chow Mein comes down to the sauce which is made with soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, sugar and cornstarch for thickening. Slippery noodles slick with the savoury Chow […]

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    Fresh lemon bundt cake recipe

    Enjoy this delicious lemon cake recipe for breakfast, lunch or dessert. The bright flavors of fresh lemon are wonderful and a reader favourite!Let us celebrate our birthday today! Our cookbook, Bountiful, is finally released, and we can give a big sigh of relief to the past year and a half of writing, photographing, developing recipes, […]

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    Easy Christmas Divinity

    This easy Christmas divinity is so easy to make in the microwave and so good. You won’t ever make it any other way again! Makes a great gift, too. This recipe is adapted from a Sharp Carousel Microwave Cookbook that came with my first microwave many years ago. Divinity has been a family favorite for […]

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    CHEESE POTATO & SMOKED SAUSAGE CASSEROLE

    A great recipe with three of my favorites… cheese, potatoes and smoked sausage, yum! It is beyond our family’s comprehension. In the words of the infamous Sicilian, The Great Vizzini, “Inconceivable!” So if you’re one of these people who don’t like cheese, whether it’s a texture thing, an animal by-product aversion, I give you fair […]

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    SLOW COOKER CHICKEN POT PIE recipe

    Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Soup is total comfort food! Made in your instant pot, crockpot or on the stove – this yummy soup is paleo, whole30 and SO delicious! Easy to make and SO cozy – you’ll love how creamy and tasty this chicken pot pie soup is while being completely dairy free! This healthy […]

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    BREAKFAST SLIDERS

    Welcome to week 3 of the 2012 College Football Saturday Tailgate Party! Last week I shared a football craft (an easy DIY team spirit wreath), so this week I’m changing it up with a super tasty sliders recipe. Our Huskers play at 9:00am here (in AZ) sometimes during the season, so we need to do […]

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    Rosemary Dijon Prime Rib

    This Dijon Rosemary Crusted Prime Rib Roast is perfect for a cozy family meal or holiday dinner. A standing rib roast is coated in a simple rosemary and dijon mixture before roasting away in the oven. The pan dripping are combined with pinot noir for a delicious Au jus. This easy guide to the perfect […]

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    OLD FASHIONED SOUR CREAM GLAZED DONUTS recipe

    Old-Fashioned Sour Cream Doughnuts are coated in glaze and taste just like the cakey ones at your favorite bakery! No yeast makes this recipe quicker and easier. When I get a doughnut craving, it’s intense. A lot of doughnut shops make pretty bland and greasy doughnuts that leave a weird residue on your tongue, at […]

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    CHICKEN BREASTS IN CAPER CREAM SAUCE

    Such a wildly delicious stunner is this ONE PAN chicken with caper cream sauce meal. Sautéed chicken breasts swimming in a rich + flavorful creamy caper-filled sauce. This dish is similar to traditional chicken piccata but a bit more elevated and even better! Makes the most perfect dinner for weeknights and beyond! I feel like […]

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    Reese’s Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Ball recipe

    Are you a Reese’s fan? They are one of my favorite candies on the planet. Always the first to disappear in our house around Halloween. But Reese’s did us a HUGE favor…wait for it….THEY MADE A SPREAD!! Yep, you heard correct, there’s now a smooth, creamy, yummy, Reese’s spreads. I foresee lots of yummy concoctions […]

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    Hot peach cobbler

    What could be a more perfect ending to a summertime meal than easy peach cobbler? Savor the flavors of summer with sliced fresh peaches cooking away with butter and spices. The topping can made from pantry ingredients you have on hand and peaches can easily be substituted with any fruit you have depending on the […]

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    PINEAPPLE MARGARITAS

    I haven’t said much about it because I’ve been kinda trying to tuck it away in the back of my mind while we are dealing with her eye problem. When I got the advanced blood work done before her eye surgery last month, her liver count was up and we had to put her on […]

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    Bacon, Pineapple, Chicken Kabobs

    hawaiian bacon pineapple chicken kebabs smothered in a delicious hawaiian bbq sauce! Crispy bacon and saucy, charred chicken with juicy pineapple chunks, peppers (capsicums), red onion and the best garlicky-bbq sauce! Hawaiian Bacon Pineapple Chicken Kebabs are so addictive! The perfect meat on a skewer with the combination of a salty, sweet flavour packed punch. […]

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    Tonight’s dinner

    Tonight’s dinner. So easy to make. 2-3 chicken breasts; cubed 3-5 small to medium potatoes 2 cans green beans(I used 1 1/2 cans) 1 pkg dry Italian dressing mix 1 melted stick of butter Place chicken, potatoes and beans in pan. Then sprinkle Italian pack over everything then drizzle the butter over top. Cover with […]

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    HoneyButterChicken

    Always a favorite loved time and time again. Perfectly balanced with flavors that the whole family will love. The chicken pieces are smothered in a sticky, sweet, and savory sauce that is absolutely delicious! I am completely and utterly addicted to this chicken. Actually, I’m addicted to this insanely delicious honey butter sauce. I make […]

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    MOZZARELLA STUFFED MEATBALLS

    It’s Sara from Dinner at the Zoo and today I’m bringing you these amazingly delicious mozzarella stuffed meatballs. Spaghetti and meatballs is one of the few meals that all three of my kids will eat, so it’s on a regular rotation at my house. While you certainly can’t go wrong with the classic version of […]

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    Creamy Chicken Chickenenchiladas

    My daughter has the best chicken enchiladas with cheese and sour cream recipe she’s ever tried.I brought 10 jars to my wedding and they were the biggest hit of all food. These Easy Chicken Enchiladas make for a quick and filling weeknight meal that the entire family will enjoy! With only 6 ingredients, you can […]

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    Chicken and Rice Soup

    The ultimate comfort recipe for leftover roast chicken! The problem is, it’s pretty rare that I can find a soup that my kids will enjoy. But something hearty and creamy and loaded with chicken and rice like this one? It always goes down easy! Especially if you have 30 Minute Dinner Rolls or a chunk […]

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    Best Ever Carmelitas

    I am a sucker for most oat-centric desserts. I mean, can we agree that oatmeal cookies are one of life’s greatest pleasures? In fact, my all-time fave ice cream flavor is Ben & Jerry’s “Oat of this World” which has caramel and oatmeal cookie dough pieces. CAN YOU EVEN?? These bars kinda remind me of […]

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    Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cookies

    Oh my gosh, these are good and so easy. Use your imagination. I stumbled upon this recipe after realizing just how many cake mixes I had in my pantry. I love the flavor the cream cheese gives it. I’m a chocolate chip fiend, so I used a Duncan Hines French Vanilla cake mix and a […]

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    Hash Brown Breakfast Cups

    I really like one dish meals. It makes things so much easier. This Hash Brown Breakfast Cup is one such recipe. In a single muffin cup you have a brown and crispy hash brown crust, that is filled with ham, sauteed vegetables, melted cheese, and a perfectly cooked sunny side up egg. While I often […]

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    Cathedral Mirror Barn Door Joanna Gaines Inspired

    I have a very small hall bath & the door opens into the bathroom, taking up even more space, so I wanted to replace it with a sliding door. I bought an arched mirror on clearance and mounted it to MDF, framed it out and added trim and molding on sides for privacy. I purchased […]

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    GREENBEAN SAUSAGE POTATO CASSEROLE

    With the holidays right around the corner, this is the perfect dish to add to the menu for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. We have a green bean side dish with our holiday meal and this is a hearty side dish that will go with the turkey, ham and prime rib perfectly. This dish is perfect […]

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    DIY Bar Cart

    I LOVE Bar Carts! I always have. I’ve been meaning to get one for myself but it just hasn’t been in the budget. So I set out to DIY one for an affordable price. The Bar Cart gods were definitely looking down on me when I went to a garage sale and stumbled upon this […]

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    Cracker Barrel Chicken ‘n Dumplings

    Note: This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. If you make a purchase, this site may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. You can read my full disclosure policy here. Growing up, Cracker Barrel was one of those restaurants our family often visited while on vacation. We didn’t eat […]

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    Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza

    Warning: this post has about 1,000,000 step-by-step photos and lots of little explanations to go along with them. Might want to grab some coffee. I recently looked at my website’s stats and came to find out that Chicago is my most popular city in the US. I have more Chicago readers than any other place […]

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    LEMON BUTTER SCALLOPS RECIPE

    You will never believe how easy and fast it is to make Pan Seared Scallops with a Lemon Butter Sauce. Sweet, buttery and delicate Sea Scallops are quickly seared in a hot pan, then a simple lemon, butter and garlic sauce is made in the same pan. Served on their own or over pasta, these […]

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    SHRIMP & TERIYAKI STEAK NOODLES

    HOW TO MAKE SHRIMP & TERIYAKI STEAK NOODLES? TODAY’S RECIPE FOR SHRIMP & TERIYAKI STEAK NOODLES IS YOUR SOLUTION TO CREATING TAKEAWAY CUISINE IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME! JUICY STEAK AND HANDMADE TERIYAKI SAUCE ARE SERVED OVER A BED OF EGG NOODLES. THE SHRIMP AND VEGETABLES ARE FRESH AND CRISP, AND THE SAUCE […]

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    Homemade Butterscotch Sauce

    Over the many years that Scott and I have been married (44!), I’ve often heard him reminisce about his grandmother’s “amazing butterscotch pie”. It sounds quite magical; a flaky homemade crust, a rich, deep butterscotch filling and a cloud of ethereal, lightly golden browned meringue as the crowning glory. When I gave him a taste […]

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    Soul food macaroni and cheese recipe

    10 facts about macaroni: 1. Crayola understands our love for macaroni. In 1993, they created a crayon that made colouring our favourite food a lot easier. 2. Nobody knows the true origin of Mac N’ Cheese, but some people believe the first recipe came from southern Italy in the 13th century. It consisted of sheets […]

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    Shrimp and Potato Salad

    Baked King Crab – King crab is everyone’s favorite crustacean and this king crab recipe is baked with Sriracha lemon butter. The crab legs are so juicy, sweet, and perfect for the holidays and special occasions! To me, boiling or steaming is not the best way to cook king crab because it dilutes the natural, […]

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    Italian Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta

    Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta looks as good as it tastes. And it only takes half an hour to make! This dish is perfect when you want to make something yummy, but don’t have a lot of time. The flavors come together so well, you’ll love the way the garlic, Parmesan, spinach, and sweet-tart sun-dried tomatoes […]

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    Southern Sun Drop Cake

    Let me apologize for the terrible photography. I made this back in 2013 when I was really just getting started blogging. I will be updating the photos soon. The recipe practically went viral last year and my credit link to the recipe on the blog was stripped from all of the shares. It is frustrating […]

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    Italian Carbonara with Bacon

    I have yet another super easy pasta dish for you all today. And the best part about this dish is that you only need 5 ingredients to whip this up! No wait, the best part is the bacon. Yeah, the bacon. Creamy Bacon Carbonara is a classic Italian creamy pasta, bacon, mushrooms and onions cooked […]

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    Smothered Chicken with Sauteed Mushrooms & Creamed Spinach

    Chicken with sautéed mushrooms and creamed spinach – a full meal! If you get everything prepped ahead of time, this recipe comes together REALLY fast. This Chicken Florentine recipe has perfectly seared chicken in a thick and creamy spinach sauce. Serve it with pasta, rice, or with a simple green salad. Add a splash of […]