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Pesto Chicken Salad Croissants

I hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July! It was hot and sticky here in the good ol’ midwest. We survived the heat by staying in the shade with watermelon, popsicles, and lots of cold water as we waited for the big show at dusk. Fireworks are always worth the wait in my opinion.… Continue reading Pesto Chicken Salad Croissants

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The BEST Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Sandwiches

Break out the slow cooker to make INCREDIBLE shredded chicken! This is one of my go-to recipes when I need a hassle-free recipe that feeds a crowd (especially around the holidays). Throw a few ingredients into your slow cooker, set it, and forget it (do you remember those infomercials?) Then I usually whip up a quick… Continue reading The BEST Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Sandwiches

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Low-Fat Couscous Salad {Vegan}

This is my new favorite, quick and easy snack or side dish.  This couscous salad is packed with bright flavors from the lemon, basil and fresh vegetables.  It’s also light and refreshing, perfect for these warm days ahead of us.  Plus it keeps for awhile, so you can prepare it ahead of time for parties.… Continue reading Low-Fat Couscous Salad {Vegan}

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Creamy, Dreamy Mashed Potatoes

What can I say about mashed potatoes?  Besides that they are buttery, delicious,  soul-warming, a holiday favorite and really pick me up when I’m having “one of those days.”  Other than that, there really isn’t much to say about mashed potatoes. My mashed potato recipe is based on many tips from many different potato experts.… Continue reading Creamy, Dreamy Mashed Potatoes

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Lighter Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Hello friends! Although all of us enjoy indulging in comfort food dishes from time to time, there are those moments when we feel completely guilty for consuming 1,000 calories in one sitting.  If you’re anything like me, that feeling passes relatively quickly but the thought DOES cross my mind. Cooking at home gives me the… Continue reading Lighter Baked Eggplant Parmesan