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Salad with Pretzel-Crusted Chicken

Just when I thought I’ve made a schnitzel every which way, here comes this Salad with Pretzel-Crusted Chicken from Real Simple magazine! This may be my new favorite thing ever… Rating: A+ How to make it an A+: No changes needed! Note: I just…

August 7, 2022
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Bacon-Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Winter means some stodgy, cozy food. This Bacon-Cheeseburger Meatloaf, served on buns, from Martha Stewart Living is like a big hug after a long day! Details below! Rating: B+ How to make it an A+: It’s really good and flavorful, but doesn’t scream cheeseburger.…

December 1, 2021
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Turkey Meatballs in Apricot Sauce with Mint and Almonds

Okay, the name is a mouthful, but these Turkey Meatballs in Apricot Sauce with Mint and Almonds are really nice! From Martha Stewart Living, this recipe is a perfect transition into fall! Details and recipe below! Rating: A How to make it an A+:…

September 29, 2021
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Pad Mama

I’m Thai obsessed, so was naturally very excited to try a recipe from Chrissy Teigen’s mom, Pepper! This recipe was found in Better Homes & Gardens, and it is good! Details below! Rating: A How to make it an A+: VERY tasty. (I used…

August 23, 2021
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Becki’s Mac & Cheese

My daughter requested macaroni and cheese for her birthday, so I thought it was the perfect time to try Becki’s Mac & Cheese from the Magnolia Table cookbook! This might be the easiest, family-friendly recipe out there! Details below! Rating: A How to make…

May 10, 2021
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Pappardelle With Cabbage, Prosciutto, and Sage

This is my slight nod to St. Patrick’s Day this year! I had no time for a big Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner, so I picked something with salty meat, cabbage, and carbs! Does this count? Either way, this Pappardelle with Cabbage, Prosciutto, and…

March 17, 2021
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Spaghetti Squash Cacio e Pepe

My first time dipping into Daphne Oz’s cookbook! This is one I was gifted, and not one I would typically purchase, but this simple and nice recipe makes me excited to take a deeper look! Rating: A How to make it an A+: It’s…

March 15, 2021
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Chicken Cutlets with Smashed Potatoes and Peas

Here’s an easy, weeknight meal I have been making for years! Real Simple’s Chicken Cutlets with Smashed Potatoes and Peas are a tasty crowd-pleaser. Details below! Rating: A- How to make it an A+: I channel a baked potato and add sour cream to…

March 4, 2021
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Almond Chicken Tenderloins

I’ve told you before, I don’t ever think Magnolia Table is just okay. It’s either a big hit or a major fail. Luckily, the cookbook is heavier on the hits, including this recipe for Almond Chicken Tenderloins! Details below. Rating: A+ How to make…

February 15, 2021
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Best-Ever Turkey Meatloaf

Gotta love a meatloaf! And, sometimes, it’s nice to make the trade to turkey. I have a few turkey meatloaf favorites, but I was really excited to try this one from Delish. Try their Best-Ever Turkey Meatloaf recipe below! Rating: A How to make…

February 8, 2021