Slow Cooker Pineapple Chipotle Beef

Slow Cooker Pineapple Chipotle Beef

I’m always a little hesitant when it comes to spiciness. I like having enough heat to give my food a little kick, but I don’t like having  so much that it hurts. It’s also nice to have some other flavors – like sweetness and smokiness – to round out the spiciness. This Slow Cooker Pineapple… 

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Smashed Garlic Baked Pasta

Smashed Garlic Baked Pasta

 My husband and I agree on a lot of things. Garlic is not one of them. He’s ok with a little garlic in things; I can’t get enough of the stuff. When I was visiting Estonia, I went out of my way to eat at a restaurant that had garlic in everything. The food was… 

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Crockpot Balsamic Beef Recipe

Crockpot Balsamic Beef

    I love a good crockpot recipe. One that doesn’t take lots of prep and doesn’t call for a million ingredients. Most importantly, one that ends with delicious food. This, my friends, is one of those recipes. This Crockpot Balsamic Beef Recipe takes less than five minutes to put together. The recipe calls for… 

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Barbecue Chili Recipe

Barbecue Chili

This Barbecue Chili recipe is one of my favorite cold-weather dinners. I’m not much of a cold-weather person, so when it dropped to 70 degrees here the other day, I figured that it was close enough to winter and went ahead and made this chili and some corn bread. This recipe couldn’t be much easier… 

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Easy One-Skillet Lasagna

Easy One-Skillet Lasagna

 When I’m baking, I can spend hours in the kitchen, and I’m completely happy to be there. For some reason, I just don’t feel the same way when it comes to making dinner. I enjoy coming up with new dinner recipes, but there are a lot of nights that I just want to get something… 

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Mexican Macaroni and Cheese

Mexican Macaroni and Cheese

If my son was planning our menus, we would eat pancakes, grilled cheese, and macaroni and cheese. Since macaroni and cheese is something that I know I can make and not have a fight at dinner time, we have it fairly often. So, I try to find new twists on our favorite meals – like… 

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Healthier Homemade Sloppy Joes

Healthier Homemade Sloppy Joes

As a kid, I was always excited for school lunches. School lunch meant foods like pizza, peanut butter bars, and lots of other stuff that we just didn’t have very often (if ever) at home. One of my favorite lunches was sloppy joes. I loved those sloppy joes. Of course, it wasn’t cool to say… 

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