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Turkey Taco Skillet

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Turkey Taco Skillet
I’ve probably made a hundred iterations of the bean-salsa-corn combo over the years, and yet I still keep making more. Why? Because it never stops being delicious, it’s super versatile, and I love making new versions to fit new different lifestyles. This Turkey Taco Skillet version is super fast (unlike the original Slow Cooker Taco […]
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Creamy Chicken and Rice Skillet

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Creamy Chicken and Rice Skillet
It’s almost Friday and it’s this part of the week when my cravings for comfort food really start kicking in. It doesn’t help that it’s been dark and rainy non-stop for like, the last three weeks straight! So this week I whipped up this Creamy Chicken and Rice Skillet, which has to be one of […]
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Old Fashioned Beef Stew

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Old Fashioned Beef Stew
This Old Fashioned Beef Stew is pure comfort in a bowl with tender beef, hearty vegetables, and all the right herbs and spices—it’s the best! We love the fall for lots of reasons, not the least of which is the reappearance of all of our favorite seasonal comfort foods in the grocery stores. This stew… […]
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Classic Baked Ziti

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Classic Baked Ziti
As soon as the weather turns cool, I grab the cozy sweaters and start cooking the comfort food, like this Classic Baked Ziti. It’s rich and gooey with its layers of pasta, homemade red sauce with Italian sausage, and three types of melty cheese. Total comfort in a bowl. And the best part is that […]
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Vegan Creamy Mushroom Ramen

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Vegan Creamy Mushroom Ramen
I hope I’ve convinced you to experiment with leftovers in your fridge by now. Most of my favorite recipe creations have come from me just piling whatever I have leftover in my fridge into a bowl or pot, and seeing how it turns out, including this Vegan Creamy Mushroom Ramen. I’m not kidding when I […]
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Apple-Glazed Roasted Pork Loin

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Apple-Glazed Roasted Pork Loin
Apple Glazed Roasted Pork Loin is perfectly sweet and savory. Seasoned pork loin is roasted and then drizzled with the most amazing, delicious glaze—impress your guests or treat yourself! Whether you’re looking for something new to make for Sunday dinner, or you need an easy and impressive dish to serve up for company, this recipe… […]
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Easy Rosemary Garlic White Bean Soup

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Easy Rosemary Garlic White Bean Soup
This past week I was talking to a reporter from MarketWatch and as I told the story of Budget Bytes I joked about being a broke college graduate and not wanting to eat canned beans times a day. Well, I’m kind of eating my words now because when canned beans are prepared like this, I […]
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Roasted Vegetable Salad Meal Prep

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Roasted Vegetable Salad Meal Prep
Making sure I get vegetables into my diet takes daily effort. But one thing I know for sure is that if I have them prepped, I am 1000x more likely to eat them. So this week I made these Roasted Vegetable Salad Meal Prep boxes to hopefully remove one more barrier between me and my […]
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Lemon Dill Salmon and Kale Salad

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Lemon Dill Salmon and Kale Salad
I made the most amazing Lemon Dill Tahini Dressing this week and I have a looooong list of foods that I can’t wait to pour it over, but my first choice was this light but filling no-cook summer salad. This Lemon Dill Salmon and Kale Salad takes advantage of the convenience of canned salmon to […]
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Creamy Spinach Artichoke Chicken

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Creamy Spinach Artichoke Chicken
It’s no secret that I love spinach artichoke dip and I’m always looking for ways to make it into a legit dinner, instead of just an appetizer that I accidentally over-indulged in. For this Creamy Spinach Artichoke Chicken I’ve combined a rich and garlicky cream sauce with fresh spinach and chopped artichoke hearts, then spooned […]
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