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Cavatappi with Creamy Tomato Sauce

 Savor the flavors of Florence in my Cavatappi with Creamy Tomato Sauce. No passport required! As some of you may know, I’ve dubbed myself a “reluctant exerciser,” and finding motivation is essential when you’re in the kitchen all day with amazing food. For some, that little nudge into the gym may be a great playlist blasting in their ears; for others it’s an encouraging friend who holds you accountable for your daily walk. I’ve found inspiration in a powerful, four-word mantra that works on even the most non-motivated days, that answers the question “why” when I’d rather dig into...

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Beef Barley Soup

When people think of a hearty beef and barley soup, they often think of Grandma’s house. My Grandma always served the best comfort food! Delicious warm bowls of soup, hot gooey casseroles, fresh baked cookies…… This Beef Barley Soup is just like the wonderful comfort food she served. It’s a good old fashioned soup made with homey, easy to find ingredients, and it comes together to taste like so much more! It makes a hearty one dish meal that my family loves all year round, but especially  when there’s a chill in the air. It will warm you up from head...

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Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup- this easy, healthy, Chicken Noodle Soup takes just a few minutes of prep time and makes a delicious, rich soup loaded with goodies! This is a delicious recipe for a hearty, chunky, flavorful chicken noodle soup. On a cool evening, is there anything better? Well, yes, there is! How about a yummy Chicken Noodle Soup made in the crock pot. I love to use Cellentani pasta as my noodle in this soup. This twisty tube pasta makes this soup just a bit heartier. It also upgrades the standard, let’s face it slightly boring, egg noodle to something a...

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Creamy Beef Stroganoff

This recipe has long been a family favorite.  Slices of beef with mushrooms in a rich, tangy cream sauce served over buttered noodles……….What’s not to love?! We like it best served over buttered egg noodles but sometimes I serve it over cooked rice or individual baked potatoes. Recipe Notes: You can obviously use whatever type of mushrooms you like.  I’ve made this many times with button mushrooms but I prefer using sliced cremini mushrooms.  I think the cremini have more flavor and enhance the meaty flavor of this dish. This dish uses both dried tarragon and dried thyme.  Some...

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Coca Cola Baked Beans

This is an easy, really delicious baked bean recipe. It starts with canned beans so it’s fairly quick to make. The cola gives the beans a deeply sweet flavor. You can add any combination of beans you like. I used Canellini, Kidney and Pinto.  I served this with grilled steaks and Brown Sugar Roasted Carrots and both my hubby and son had thirds of the beans!!!  These baked beans seem to go with just about everything so next time you want to try a new side dish give these Coca Cola Baked Beans a try.        ...

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