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Turkey and Roasted Red Pepper Meat Loaf

I have been making Real Simple’s Turkey and Roasted Red Pepper Meat Loaf since 2008! This is definitely a go-to for an easy, flavorful dinner. Rating: A How to make it an A+: It’s really nice, though I do dip it in some BBQ…

November 13, 2022
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Spicy Rigatoni alla Vodka

This was the first time I’ve ever made a vodka sauce! I really enjoyed how easy this Spicy Rigatoni alla Vodka, from Real Simple, was, and was most surprised by just tomato paste for the red base. It was all good, though, and I’d…

November 13, 2022
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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle-Black Bean Chili

These Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle-Black Bean Chili, from Real Simple, are so filling and hearty, it’s actually a surprise that they are vegetarian! Check out this delicious recipe below! Rating: A+ How to make it an A+: Loved! No changes needed! Find the Recipe Here.…

October 2, 2022
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Peanutty Dumpling Salad

Gotta love a salad that doesn’t feel like a salad! This Peanutty Dumpling Salad, from Real Simple, is easy to throw together, eye-catching, and pretty darn tasty! Details below! Rating: A How to make it an A+: So tasty, but I was definitely craving…

October 2, 2022
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Butternut Carbonara

It’s cooking season! And while fall has the best flavors for hearty cooking, this Butternut Carbonara, from Real Simple, misses the mark! Rating: B How to make it an A+: Instead of changing this recipe, I just suggest to make this one! Find the Recipe Here.…

October 2, 2022
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Grilled Asparagus and Hot Honey Flatbreads

I just love me some hot honey! So, naturally, I jumped at the chance to try out this Real Simple recipe for Grilled Asparagus and Hot Honey Flatbreads! Details below on this very tasty flavor combination! Rating: A- How to make it an A+:…

August 7, 2022
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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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Spring Minestrone

I don’t think I had ever made a minestrone soup, let along a spring one, but now I have! This Spring Minestrone from Real Simple was just delightful! Especially for a family all coming down from a rough bout with the flu! Rating: A+…

April 10, 2022
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Broccoli-Cheddar Grilled Cheese

This Broccoli-Cheddar Grilled Cheese recipe gave me one of those “Why didn’t I think of that?” moments. Real Simple put a couple favorites together nicely! Rating: B+ How to make it an A+: I would have probably been fine with/preferred just straight broccoli, maybe…

April 10, 2022
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Warm Roast Chicken Salad

You can’t really go wrong with all the ingredients in this Warm Roast Chicken Salad, from Real Simple magazine! A great way to enjoy a lot of healthy ingredients during these colder, winter months! Rating: A- How to make it an A+: It’s nice,…

March 6, 2022