Stuffed Peppers


I love holidays…Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, etc. There are always so many neat ideas that come out during holiday times to give me a little inspiration. When I see a neat craft or recipe, I try not to read how to make it so I can try and make it my own. This usually gets my… 

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Spanish Style Quinoa

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When I was growing up my best friend’s mom used to make Spanish rice and I can remember afternoons sitting at their kitchen bar downing bowls of this delicious treat. A few weeks ago this same friend came to visit us, after having spent five years apart we quickly fell back into sync. I begged… 

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Chicken Parmesan Casserole

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My family loves all things Italian…particularly food.  I am always looking for new ways to re-invent family favorites.  One evening as I was trying to figure out what to cook for my family, and I had an idea…what if I try to turn Chicken Parmesan into a casserole and voila … Chicken Parmesan Casserole.  But… 

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Beany & Cheesy Quinoa Bake

beany & cheesy quinoa bake

I know, I know. Here I go with the quinoa again. But I’m not alone in my obsession. Quinoa is the new ‘it’ grain. (I completely made that up right there). This take on quinoa is double awesome because it’s in a casserole and that casserole is jam packed with all kinds of healthy goodness… 

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Enchilada Casserole in a Hurry!

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  I love enchiladas. I don’t like to make enchiladas. They are kinda tedious, and a little messy. But this enchilada casserole? Holy guacamole! It is every bit as yummy as a hand rolled enchilada, and so much easier to make. Lean in really close…… will only take you 40 minutes from start to finish…. 

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Black Bean & Yam Enchiladas

black bean & yam enchiladas

  Two things led to the birth of this recipe: Christy made a kick butt enchilada sauce a while back that has been super popular on the site and I really wanted to make some and drink it. There is a brewery in my hometown and they make yam enchiladas. They’re AMAZING. And I’ve been craving… 

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Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce

Homemade Enchilada Sauce from the @Shrinking Kitchen #Mexican #enchilada #sauce

Some things in life are just better when they are made from scratch. Take this homemade red enchilada sauce for example. After searching for just the sauce with just the right flavor, and without all the extra crap, I came to the conclusion that it would be just as easy to make it from scratch…. 

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Chicken Tetrazzini – A Comfort Food Gets Light

I found this recipe on Pinterest (go figure), and just had to find a way to make it lighter. It reminds me of chicken spaghetti. Don’t let the photo fool you! It’s hard to take pictures of things like this, especially at night in a kitchen with HORRIBLE lighting and flash *gasp*. You’ll just have… 

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Hearty Taco Casserole


PrintHearty Taco Casserole Yield: 8 servings Gather2/3 cup uncooked brown rice 1-1/3 cups plus 4 to 5 tablespoons water, divided 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons cold butter 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean) 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped green pepper 2 garlic cloves, minced… 

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