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Beef Stroganoff Made in One Pot

10/05/2019 Cooking  No comments

Beef Stroganoff  has all the delicious flavors you love about this classic comfort food made easier in just ONE pan! Strips of tender beef, soft egg noodles coated in a creamy mushroom sauce and perfect for busy weeknights!

Busy weeknights have me loving these one pot meals! If you love one pot meals like we do try this One Pot Creamy Spinach Mushroom Artichoke Chicken, One Pot Creamy Parmesan Chicken with Mushroom Rice or One Pot Creamy Chicken Mushroom Florentine.

One Pot Beef Stroganoff 

One Pot Beef Stroganoff  by Kelly Kwok

Today I’m bringing an easy, hearty and comforting dinner.

Something we can all use more of during these chilly evenings.

I have this One Pot Beef Stroganoff which is my easy take on the popular classic comfort dish.

It’s made with no cream of mushroom soup and the best part of ...

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Apple Crisp Recipe

09/23/2019 Cooking  No comments

This Easy Apple Crisp recipe is no fail, simple, and ALWAYS a favorite! Sweet, cinnamon apples are topped with a crunchy, buttery, oat crumble topping and baked to perfection! Add a scoop of ice cream to truly make it THE BEST!

Easy Apple Crisp with Ice Cream

Apple Crisp is a dessert recipe that you can make for a crowd or just for your family. It’s perfect for entertaining, holidays, or just a cozy Sunday night. Everyone loves apple crisp, it doesn’t take a lot of effort to make, and it makes your house smell amazing while it’s baking!

I have been on an apple kick recently, sharing both my favorite Apple Pie Recipe and also my Dutch Apple Pie Recipe! I am fully enjoying fall baking and apple season. I haven’t met a person who doesn’t love a classic apple dessert, and this Apple Crisp does not disappoint.

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Pecan Pie Bars

09/12/2019 Cooking  No comments

Pecan Pie Bars are an unfussy, easy way to enjoy Pecan Pie! A thick buttery shortbread crust topped with sweet filling and crunchy pecans…Pecan Pie you can eat with your hands!

Pecan Pie Bars are an easy fall baking recipe.

Over the last few years I have become a HUGE Pecan Pie fan. It was always a pie option that I overlooked, especially if there were other pie offerings available. I’m not sure if it’s age, or I’ve just come to my senses, but Pecan Pie has become one of my most favorite pie recipes to bake.

Pecan Pie You Can Eat With Your Hands!

You might associate Pecan Pie with Thanksgiving and fall baking. And while that’s true, I have found that Pecan Pie is really a fantastic pie recipe to enjoy all year long, which of course includes these Pecan Pie Squares!

I mean, think about it…there are no true “seasonal” in...

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Instant Pot Review

09/03/2019 Cooking  2 comments

Instant Pot Review

Over the last few years, I’ve been simplifying and reducing the tools and appliances in our kitchen and only keeping the ones we use often. In fact, our kitchen now has a simple assortment of unusual appliances and tools that we use every day. One appliance that has definitely earned its place on the list is the Instant Pot.

While it may feel like everyone in the world owns an Instant Pot now based on Instagram or social media, according to the most recent stats I could find (2018), only about 12% of households own one.

So, this review is for all of those “holdouts” because I promise you… it will change your life!

What Is an Instant Pot?

In short, it is an electric, programmable pressure cooker with a lot of extra functionality...

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Flavored Coffee Creamer- Make It Last Longer

08/29/2019 CookingUncategorized  No comments

by Russ Jackson

Make Flavored Coffee Creamer Last Longer and Healthier– If you love your coffee with flavored creamer nearly as much as I do, then this is for you. You already know that creamer isn’t all that cheap, but again, if you love it like I do you buy it anyway.

This idea began one day while I was watching re-runs of the George Burns and Gracie Allen TV show on youtube. Originally broadcast in the fifties, they were “live” as all television was back then. They didn’t have “commercials” per se, so the commercials were written in as part of the show. Through much of the show’s run their sponsor was “Carnation Evaporated Milk, the milk from contented cows”. I became curious if it was as good in coffee as they claimed, so I ordered some from Amazon...

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Chocolate Chip Cookies Stuffed with S’mores

08/13/2019 Cooking  No comments

S'mores stuffed chocolate chip cookie- yum!

Chocolate Chip Cookies Stuffed with S’mores

from the Picky Palate

It’s the end of summer, back to school. Falling leaves and bonfires. What could be better than chocolate chip cookies for a treat!

I think I hear chocolate chip cookies calling my name! Time to try this recipe for  chocolate chip cookies stuffed with s’mores. Creamy marshmallows and chocolate in a slightly crispy cookie.

Cut marshmallows for cookies in half

I cut my marshmallows in half to stay on the graham crackers better.

Instead of full size s’mores, I separated the graham crackers into fourths to fit inside the cookies. Trust me, they are still massive, lol!

If I had 8 more hands I could have shown you this step. Now, note this gets a little finicky...

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Grilled Lemon Garlic Scallops

07/28/2019 Cooking  2 comments

Grilled Lemon Garlic Scallops is an eloquent dish marinated in the juices of lemon, a hint of garlic, wrapped in olive oil with Italian seasonings all grilled to perfection! So simple to make and ready in minutes! 

Impress your guests with this easy to make scallop recipe for your next dinner party! If you love scallops be sure to try these Pan-Seared Scallops with Lemon Caper Sauce, Garlic Butter Herb Scallops or Honey Garlic Butter Scallops.

Grilled Lemon Garlic scallops on the grill

Grilled Scallops

These Grilled Scallops get me every time! They are easy to prepare, quick to cook and look like a million dollars all plated up!

The crispy outside and tender juicy inside make these unforgettable with every bite! Enjoy these scallops as an appetizer, main dish or a side dish for any meal...

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Sangria: How to Make It Perfect For Summer

06/11/2019 Cooking  No comments

Red Sangria

Red Sangria

Sangria: who doesn’t love a glass of it in the summertime?! Fruity, colorful, and with a touch of sweetness (if you use this recipe anyway, it’s the perfect summer drink.

The classic version of sangria calls for sugar and is on the sweeter side, so I wanted to find a way to make my own that was only slightly sweet without the added sugar.

This trio of sangrias will suit both red and white wine lovers. Pick your favorite and then whip up a batch for your next family staycation, or sip on some while soaking in a nice detox bath!

A Healthier Sangria Recipe (Red, White, or Rosé)

So what makes a sangria? Fruit! Lots of it. Citrus is a must for any sangria recipe. The sweet and sour profile builds a solid base of flavor without adding a ton of sugar...

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Strawberry Ice Cream Pie

05/17/2019 Cooking  No comments

                                              Strawberry Ice Cream Pie

Slice of pie

Slice of pie

Strawberry Ice Cream Pie is a simple summer dessert that has a layer of graham cracker crust, hot fudge and strawberry ice cream.
Course: Dessert, treats
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry ice cream pie
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Freezing Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 353kcal
Author: Sarah

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups graham crackers, crushed
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 11.5 oz hot fudge
  • 3 cups softened strawberry ice cream

Instructions for Strawberry Ice Cream Pie

  • Preheat oven to 375ºF. Remove ice cream from freezer and allow to soften.
  • In a food processor crush graham cr...
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5 minute Chicken Salad

05/14/2019 Cooking  No comments

Easy 5-Minute Chicken Salad recipe that’s the BEST I’ve ever tasted! The simple dressing really makes it perfect. Chicken Salad recipe made with diced chicken, plain yogurt, apples, grapes, celery, cucumber, raisins and more! Great as chicken salad sandwiches or in lettuce as a wrap or on crackers.

5 minute chicken salad

5 minute chicken salad

Ingredients /Instructions /Notes /How to make a chicken salad recipe faster: Here are several tips on how to make a recipe for chicken salad come together QUICK! Use canned chicken! Just drain and you’re all set.

This recipe requires:

1 Costco sized can or two small cans of chicken, or use a store-bought rotisserie chicken. Just dice and refrigerate to cool, then proceed with recipe. {this can be done ahead of time!}

Slice the celery and cucumber beforehand...

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