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Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

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This is an amazing recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup. Not only is it an easy meal to prepare (10 or so minutes), it is so tasty, versatile, and healthy. Because families have varying spice tolerance, I’ve included instructions for the Mild, Medium, and Hot versions. All you do is throw the ingredients in

How to Make Grape Jelly out of Grape Juice

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  My mom grows concord grapes in her backyard. Growing up we would juice them together each year. She would then make a few dozen batches of delicious grape jelly from her homemade grape juice (post here). This is my favorite jelly! It is so flavorful, sweet, and delicious! It is easy and quick to make, especially considering

9 Delicious and Quick Canned Chicken Recipes

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I was organizing my canned food the other day and found that I have A LOT of canned chicken. I realized that I need to make more meals with it—especially since it is a convenient and inexpensive way to add protein to a meal. I get a lot of my canned chicken at grocery stores but its also

The BEST Freezable Rolls Recipe

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There are few things I enjoy eating more than bread, specifically fresh, homemade rolls still hot from the oven.  I have been making bread since I was 9 years old, when my Dad bribed me to take over the bread-making job by paying me a dollar for each loaf I made (might as well pay

Taiwanese-Inspired Dipping Sauce

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When I lived in Taiwan and taught English, I had some really amazing dipping sauce and none have ever compared since… until I found this recipe. You can basically dip anything in it and it is delicious. From pot stickers to wontons, dumplings to lettuce wraps and more. You can also pour it over rice and/or

Fun and Creative Ways to Make Lunch Boxes More Exciting

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Packing lunches is a great way to save money and ensure your kids are eating healthy. That said, it can get monotonous for kids and parents if the same things go into the lunch box each day. I like to do something creative now and again to keep my son excited about eating his meals. I

Organic Lunchbox Solutions

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O Organics is an affordable lunch-friendly brand that has made lunch box ideas and recipes easy, quick, and healthy. Like these delicious Organic Apple Fries and Cinnamon Dipping Sauce Or these amazing DIY Strawberry Lemonade Fruit Leather snacks I can’t wait to try this delicious Chicken Salad Wrap I bet your kids would love the

Pear Avocado Salad

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Today I am being featured over on Blendtec.com for my favorite salad ever—my pear avocado salad. It’s so good that I actually get cravings for it. It has a genius mixture of flavors that range from tangy to sweet to salty, and it is full of textures: smooth, crispy, crunchy, and juicy. I highly recommend

Crowd-Pleasing Potato Salad

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For over 30 years my grandma and grandpa have been bringing this totally-amazing-potato-salad to most family events and parties. We all LOVE it. Usually we eat the large batch she always makes, but if on a rare occasion there are any left-overs, they are soon divvied up and taken home. All crowds love my grandma’s potato

Travel-Friendly Baby, Toddler, & Kid Snacks

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We’ve been on a few roadtrips and vacations this summer with two kids. We are planning on going on at least three more. I have found that having snacks packed and ready to go in an easy-to-consume manner has made traveling much easier. Below you find a list of  travel-friendly baby, toddler, and kid snacks.

Tomatillo Chicken Enchilada Recipe

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For the most part I make meals that require fresh ingredients and more prep work, but on occasion I need a quick throw-together yet delicious meal. So this is an out-of-the-can type of meal that can be prepared and thrown in the oven in about 7 minutes.  If you have more time you can add

Instantly Marinated Hamburgers

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These burgers are amazing!! There’s no need to flavor them before or during the cooking process. They’re instantly marinated beforehand by blending lots of wonderful flavors together and then mixing the marinade puree in with the ground beef for a gourmet patty. Making these burgers for family and friends is always a huge hit. I was

High Protein Mango Raspberry Parfait

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Ripe luscious and sweet mangos paired with juicy and lightly tart raspberries make an AMAZING combination of flavor. If you’ve never tried these two fruits together, you are missing out. It’s best to cut them up and stir them together. Let them soak in each other’s flavors for a bit and you’ll be wowed. Just

How to Make Homemade Ranch Dressing or Dip

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When I started cooking and especially when I worked in fine dinning restaurants I found that things taste better (for the most part) when made from scratch. Fine dinning chefs (the good ones) make even staple products like ranch from scratch. Sometimes it can be a bit intimidating for me to make a food from

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