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Gluten Free Mexican Chori Pollo

Chorizo pollo recipe

It’s time for one of my favorite international dishes – Mexican Chori Pollo.  This recipe is full of bold flavors, topped with cheese and baked in the oven for one amazing meal. If you eat at Mexican restaurants often, you will likely have seen Chori Pollo offered as a choice.  The dish is similar to…

Turkey Stuffed Peppers – Paleo – Whole30 – Gluten Free

These stuffed peppers with ground turkey are healthy and clean.

Stuffed peppers normally have lots of rice and cheese in the recipe. Since I am trying to have really clean recipes lately, these turkey stuffed peppers are a healthier way to enjoy this traditional dish. My husband loves to “find bargains” for me when we grocery shop.  The other day he came upon a basket of…

Old Fashioned Slow Cooker Beef Stew

This fork tender old fashioned beef stew is made just the way Momma made it! Rich and savory with big chunks of meat and vegetables are the ultimate comfort food.

Ah – the joys of using a slow cooker.  When the weather is cold and you are looking for something comforting for dinner, bring out your crock pot.  For me, there is nothing quite like the taste of an Old Fashioned Slow Cooker Beef Stew.  Cooking beef this way ends up in the most amazingly tender…

One Pot Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

One pot roasted chicken and vegetables

I love one pot easy recipes.  Normally, I cook them on top of the stove in a deep sided non stick pan. For today’s recipe, I am doing a One Pot Roasted Chicken and Vegetables recipe in a glass baking dish in my oven. This type of meal is even easier than a 30 minute…

Pan Seared Halibut with a Butter Dill Sauce

Pan seared halibut with a butter dill sauce

This recipe for Pan Seared Halibut with a Butter Dill sauce is a perfect way to serve this delicious fish, whether you are a gourmet cook or still finding your way around the kitchen.  The sauce is mild but very flavorful and is made before the fish is cooked to make sure that the whole…

30 Minute Pork Stir Fry

This 30 minute pork stir fry is full of flavor and so easy to make.

This post was sponsored by Smithfield as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. It’s time for a 30 minute pork stir fry. This is such a busy time of the year with all the holiday preparation, cooking and shopping to do.  To combat…

Ground Turkey Stuffed peppers

The cold temperatures that we have been experiencing lately have made me looking for some new “comfort food” creations.  There is nothing quite like tucking into a hearty meal when you are chilled to the bones.  These Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers fill the comfort food need but keep health in mind at the same time!…

Sausage Garlic Parmesan Pasta – A Delicious 30 Minute Meal

Sausage Garlic Parmesan Pasta

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Barilla® and Johnsonville®. The opinions and text are all mine.  It’s time for some Sausage Garlic Parmesan Pasta!  My family loves any recipes that have pasta in it, and I love coming up with new ideas to tempt them and see if my latest…

Cranberry Pecan Stuffed Pork Loin Filet

This cranberry pecan stuffed pork tenderloin is a perfect choice for a busy weeknight OR a special occasion. thegardeningcook.com

Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield® Marinated Pork. It’s time for a Cranberry Pecan Stuffed Pork Loin Filet. This cranberry pecan stuffed pork filet is the perfect comfort food recipe for a cool fall evening. This Cranberry Pecan Stuffed Pork Loin Filet is full of the taste of autumn. It has a…

Abruzzese Italian Meatballs and Spaghetti in a Buttery Tomato Sauce

Dig into these Abruzzese Meatballs in a home made buttery tomato sauce

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carando®. All opinions are 100% mine. It’s time for some Abruzzese Italian Meatballs and Spaghetti! Join me for a Taste of Italy with these Abruzzese Italian Meatballs in a home made buttery tomato sauce topped with cheese. I love this time of the year.  My…

Tuna Lettuce Wraps – Healthy and Gluten Free

Healthy and tasty tuna lettuce wraps

If you are looking for a healthy, gluten free alternative to high carb wraps, try these tuna lettuce wraps. They are very tasty, packed with nutritious ingredients and so easy to make.  I love that I can have several of them without breaking my calorie bank.  You can’t say that with a normal wrap, can…

Grilled Pork with Strawberry Peach Salsa

grilled pork with strawberry peach salsa

There is nothing quite like a 30 minute meal, is there? This recipe for grilled pork with strawberry peach salsa goes from grill to the table so quickly, but tastes like you spent hours making it. This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield® Marinated Pork. The opinions and text are all…

Mexican Style Stuffed Peppers – a Spicy Dinner Time Recipe

Mexican style stuffed peppers #TexasPete #SaborbyTexasPete #ad

Thank you  ¡Sabor! by Texas Pete® Mexican-Style Hot Sauce for sponsoring this post.  #TexasPete #SaborbyTexasPete  It’s time for some Mexican style stuffed peppers! Liven up the Taste Buds with these Mexican Style Stuffed Peppers. My husband and I often eat out at our favorite Mexican restaurant.  When we do, you can guarantee that at least one of…

Cinco de Mayo Progressive Dinner Party

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a progressive dinner party

Liven up your Cinco de Mayo progressive dinner party with these delicious Recipes. One of my favorite things to do with my fiends when we entertain is to have a progressive dinner party.  We go from one house to the next, with each friend contributing something to the dinner party menu. My blogging friends and…

Light Seafood Piccata with Pasta

seafood piccata

My husband and I love seafood and often choose it when we eat at our favorite restaurants.  But, so many times, the restaurant version is full of heavy cream and lots of butter, which is not so great if one is trying to watch their weight.  This light seafood piccata with pasta gives me all the…

Roasted Yam Salad with Seasoned Chicken

Roasted yam salad with seasoned chicken

This Roasted Yam Salad with seasoned chicken has the most amazing flavors. It’s simple to make and just full of hearty goodness and flavor. Salads don’t have to be boring and this one proves it in spades. Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month?  This gives us a perfect time to focus on…

One Pot Creamy Spinach Sausage Fettuccine Recipe

spinach sausage fettuccine recipe

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Aidells. The opinions and text are all mine. It’s time for creamy spinach sausage fettuccine! This One Pot Creamy Spinach Sausage Fettuccine dish will be the delight of your family. I love fettuccine, my whole family loves sausages, and I love meals that come…

Making Lunch Time Healthy – My Top 8 Tips

Chicken with vegetables and fruit for lunch

These 8 tips will go a long way towards making lunch time healthy and allowing you to stick to your healthy eating plan. If you are like me, you may find that preparing a healthy meal at lunch can be a bit of a challenge. Sometimes it’s just handy to grab something unhealthy and quick…

Yellow Fin Tuna with Pineapple Salsa

grilled yellow fin tuna

Add a touch of freshness to dinner with this Yellow Fin Tuna with Pineapple Salsa. I love yellow fin tuna.  It is also known as Ahi Tuna and can be prepared in so many ways.  Today’s recipe for yellow fin tuna with pineapple salsa is easy to make and the pineapple adds a great freshness…

Skinny Ground Turkey Enchiladas

skinny ground turkey enchiladas

It’s pretty much guaranteed, in our house, when I ask the question of my husband “where would you like to eat out tonight?” that he will pick one of his favorite Mexican restaurants.   So, it’s also pretty much guaranteed that I have a long list of Mexican recipes that I will be trying at…

Albacore Tuna Rice Paper Spring Rolls with Dipping Sauce

Albacore tuna rice paper spring rolls and Asian dipping sauce

These albacore tuna rice paper spring rolls are light and full of flavor. I love Asian inspired recipes.   They are clean and full of healthy ingredients and so flavorful.  This recipe for albacore tuna rice paper spring rolls rivals the ones my husband and I get at our favorite Thai restaurant. They are light, crunchy…

One Pan Roasted Chicken Dinner

One pan roast chicken

What could be easier than this one pan roasted chicken dinner? One pan, easy clean up, fast.  Oh my goodness, my mind is going into overtime dinner love for this one!  I make roast chicken all the time, but normally I do the chicken separately and cook the vegetables by themselves, either in the oven,…

Easy Parmesan Chicken – Italian Delight!

easy Parmesan chicken

This easy Parmesan chicken recipe is the perfect idea for a busy week night meal. Getting something on the table in a hurry for a hectic weeknight can sometimes be a challenge.  I normally like to cook everything from scratch but there are times when I just don’t have the luxury to do this.  This easy Parmesan…

How to Cook the Perfect Holiday Ham

Cooking the perfect holiday ham is as easy as your secret ingredients for the glaze. This recipe is simple to do and tastes heavenly. thegardeningcook.com #ForTheLoveOfHam

Treat your family to a holiday ham this Perfect Holiday Christmas instead of a turkey. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ForTheLoveOfHam #CollectiveBias For years, our family always had turkey at both Thanksgiving and for our Christmas meal. But a few years ago, I…

Mild Italian Sausage with Drunken Noodles

Italian sausage casserole with drunken noodles

Let’s shake things up a bit with tonight’s dinner – mild Italian sausage with drunken noodles. I’m in the mood for something special tonight and also want to treat my husband.  He’s very fond of Italian sausages and loves them any way that I cook them for him. Tonight, I decided on a mild Italian…

Southern Chicken Pot Pie with a Cotton Country Shortbread Topping

Southern Chciken pot pie with cornbread crust

Time to Celebrate Southern Cooking with a Chicken Pot Pie. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of J.M. Smucker’s®. The opinions and text are all mine. Mmmm…mmmmm.  Southern cooking and some country music. What a great combination.  When I think of Southern food, I think of hearty dishes cooked with a…