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Easy Keto Friendly Peanut Sauce with RX Nut Butter

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 7, 2020 | Categories: Recipes
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This post is sponsored by Savings.com. All opinions and the easy Keto friendly peanut sauce I made using RX Nut Butter are 100% my own. My husband and I started a Keto friendly diet on January 1st. We aren’t going hard-core Keto (I’m just not disciplined enough to track macros), but keeping it Keto friendly […]

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Easy Meatball Subs with Angus Beef Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 9, 2019 | Categories: Recipes
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I’ve partnered with Cooked Perfect® as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I don’t know about you but during the holidays I am so busy and feel so rushed that it can be overwhelming. If you’re a parent of school-age kids, I know you know exactly […]

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Homemade Mayonnaise and Low-Carb BLT

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 30, 2019 | Categories: Recipes

Y’all I love making my own homemade mayonnaise and I love sandwiches. But I try to eat a more high protein, low-carb diet as much as possible. Which isn’t easy for this carb-loving gal. Are you on a low-carb or keto diet? Do you get frustrated trying to find a quick and easy low-carb breakfast, […]

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Root Vegetable Soup Recipe on a Cool Day

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 11, 2019 | Categories: Recipes
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It’s finally fall here in East Tennessee. Yes, it was officially fall a couple of weeks ago, but until this week, we’ve had summer temps. This week, however, the weather is more fall like. Which means it’s a perfect time for some root vegetable soup. I hate these drastic changes in temperature. It’s like… it’s […]

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Lobster Chowder with Corn and Potatoes Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 26, 2019 | Categories: Recipes
Delicious Lobster Corn Potato Chowder perfect on a cold day...

Lobster chowder is one of my favorite kinds of soup. Chowders are rich and creamy and contain some of my favorite ingredients in soup… corn and potatoes. Of course, chowders usually contain fish or clams, too. I love lobster, so it’s my favorite seafood in a chowder. Lobster Chowder with Corn and Potatoes (printable version) […]

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Toasted Corn Macaroni Salad Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 6, 2019 | Categories: Food, Recipes
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Looking for things to do with corn on the cob? Not sure about where you live, but here, corn on the cob is super cheap at the grocery store. Plus, I buy up a bunch at the farmer’s market and freeze some. Frozen corn is a great way to enjoy corn any time of the […]

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White Bean and Farro Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 5, 2019 | Categories: Recipes
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It’s back to school time here but even though summer break may be over, the heat of summer is not. So I’m still enjoying salads. I like to incorporate protein in my salads that are plant-based, especially in the summer. I usually opt for vegetarian options like hard-boiled eggs or beans. Sometimes I’ll go with […]

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Salted Caramel and Almond Cold Brew Coffee Recipe #ToraniColdBrew

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 27, 2019 | Categories: Recipes

This is a sponsored post. All opinions about salted caramel almond cold brew coffee with Torani Salted Caramel Syrup are 100% my own. I only endorse companies, products, and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. Two things I love when it comes to drinks are coffee and salted […]

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Blueberry Jar Trifles

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 1, 2019 | Categories: Desserts, Recipes
Blueberry jar trifle #recipe via Blog by Donna

Summer is a great time to make fresh fruit desserts like blueberry jar trifles. I love making pretty individual desserts. They seem so personal and gives the impression that someone took the time to make something special just for you (me). I like trifles and they are perfect to individualize by making them in a […]

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Oven Fried Ritz Sour Cream and Onion Chicken Legs Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 16, 2019 | Categories: Recipes
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This is a sponsored post. All opinions and this delicious oven fried chicken legs recipe are 100% my own. I try to find ways to make traditional fried foods healthier by either making them oven fried or using an air fryer. Since my family loves drumsticks, I usually make them in the oven. It cuts […]

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