Author: Kathleen

Easy Tuna Pasta Salad-Thick Creamy Dressing and Loads Of Goodies!

Tuna Pasta Salad: where the chicken of the sea meets the salad of Southern gatherings! You’re gonna want another serving of this fresh and creamy pasta mix. “Is this the best tuna pasta salad recipe in the world?” you may find yourself wondering, as your offspring lick their plates clean. Well my bias may be peeping through just a bit, but it sure makes some campers happy in this household! Tuna salad works wonderfully as a weekday lunch (just pop that sucker in a Tupperware!), a weekend gathering appetizer, or a main course meal. It comes together in two...

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Antipasto Salad (With Video!)

What’s red and white and delizioso all over? This antipasto salad! Feast your eyes on my olive, salami, mozzarella, basil, tomato, and pepperoncini combo. What if I told you there was a salad that was so flavorful and filling that you’ll forget you’re even eating a salad? Antipasto salad checks all those boxes and more. It’s an awesome starter for your next dinner party, a great dish to take to potlucks, and it’s a perfect side for grilled foods. It can easily be scaled to feed two people or fifty. Plus, it requires no cooking whatsoever—you just chop up...

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Bacon Wrapped Smokies

The combination of gooey sweetness,  bacon, and a little spice in our Bacon Wrapped Smokies creates a perfect paradox of simple and spectacular! Spoiler alert: When you try my recipe for Bacon Wrapped Smokies, you will be taking a pig-in-a-blanket to a new, deliciously indulgent dimension! I mean, how can you go wrong with pork wrapped in pork?! Then, on top of that, a dose of cayenne pepper for the zing that really separates this recipe from other Bacon Wrapped Smokies add brown sugar… oh my. I can’t take all the credit, though, because I am thoroughly convinced that...

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Chicken Noodle Soup

This chicken noodle soup is both good for the stomach and for the soul! A wholesome combo where juicy chicken meets fresh vegetables and thick egg noodles! Learn how to make homemade chicken noodle soup from scratch with this detailed step by step recipe! Chicken noodle soup recipes are notoriously lovely and soothing, and this homemade version takes those adjectives to a new pinnacle. Whip up a pot for a sick friend, a new mom, a coworker lunch, or a regular weekday! Your family won’t mind being pampered a bit! I think there are at least three secret ingredients...

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Strawberry Spinach Salad

Pretty as a picture and tasty to boot, Strawberry Spinach Salad packs layers of flavor in every bite! Fruit and pecans balance the tangy dressing perfectly! Strawberry Spinach Salad packs a truckload of nutrition in every flavorful bite. You’ll be far too distracted by the flavor party in your mouth to concentrate on all the antioxidants and vitamins you’re eating. Talk about guilt-free indulgence, and since you’ve had such a nutritious meal, you’ve got room for dessert like our decadent Strawberry Shortcake Cake! The tanginess of the vinigiarette pairs beautifully with the creamy avocado and the sweet strawberries. But, I...

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HI, I’M KATHLEEN!

Welcome to Gonna Want Seconds! I’m a home cook and my favorite place to be is in my kitchen cooking up a storm. I’m also a wife, mother, Bernese Mountain dog lover, friend, daughter, sister, and reluctant exerciser. Learn more...