Author: Kathleen

Apple Bread

This easy Apple Bread Recipe boasts real diced apples and pecans with a sticky praline glaze. Perfection for a quick weekday breakfast or any day dessert! Like so many misunderstood apple laden baked goods, (I’m talking to you Caramel Apple Sheet Cake), this Apple Bread Recipe is perfect all year long. This is why, when attending any local Farmers Market, you can get your hands on some tasty Amish apple bread. Apples work all year, my friends. Never underestimate the baking power of a winter apple. Similar in a few ways to dutch apple bread (hellooo glaze), this recipe...

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Beef Noodle Soup

Introducing beef noodle soup: a complex broth teeming with chunks of browned beef and an array of chopped vegetables. A toothsome midweek pick me up! If you are currently scrolling through google results for “beef noodle soup near me” consider giving the home brew a try! With pan seared beef, full flavored broth, and a rich helping of veggies, you are going to struggle to find a commercial variety that tops this recipe! I asked my husband what beef noodle soup called to mind for him. Quote… “Sounds like a protein and carb load gym bros down after pumping...

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7 Layer Salad Recipe (With Video!)

This 7 Layer Salad combines fresh veggies, hand mixed dressing, and delectable toppings for a fulfilling meal! Good luck keeping eyes and forks at bay! Introducing … the lovely, large, and luxurious 7 Layer Salad! Is your family both ravenous and on a salad kick? Then this luckily layered salad for a crowd is the din-spiration you’ve been waiting for. A creamy homemade dressing topped with crumbled bacon and shredded cheddar smuggles in tons of wonderful vegetables, like a culinary Trojan horse! By the time your kids realize they have consumed lettuce, cauliflower, tomato, onions, and peas, it will...

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Italian Pasta Salad

My Italian Pasta Salad is potluck and picnic ready! Surprise your friends with a peppadew and pepperoncini juice dressing over a tangy penne salad. Italian Pasta Salad can be adapted for so many different personalities and styles! This is one of the many reasons it makes such a great potluck and picnic dish. For example, you can make a paleo Italian pasta salad by subbing additional meats and veggies (think cucumbers, cauliflower, chicken, tuna…) for the penne! Keep reading for over a dozen more alternatives. My recipe uses a bright tart blend of pepper juice, vinegar, oil, and seasoning...

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Italian Dressing Chicken

Move over chicken parm, our Italian Dressing Chicken packs in Italian flavors & takes 5 minutes to assemble! Add pasta & veggies for a quick midweek meal! I love a dish that is super simple to make but tastes like you slaved for hours in the kitchen! Italian Dressing Chicken is at the top of that list. The moist chicken bursts with flavor from the Italian dressing and herbs and the crispy parmesan crust sets it all off perfectly. Everyone will swear you were basting and baking for hours to create this delicious feast! It’ll be our little secret...

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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...