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Keto Steak Recipe: Seared Ribeye with Red Wine Pan Gravy

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 22, 2018 | Categories: Recipes
keto steak

We love steak, especially ribeye steaks. Which is a good thing when I’m doing a Keto diet or low-carb, high-protein diet and looking for Keto steak recipes to try. Since my son is a growing teenager who works out, a high protein diet is good for him, as well. So, I do cook a lot […]

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Thai Chicken Recipe in a Cast Iron Skillet

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 18, 2018 | Categories: Recipes
thai chicken

I love cooking in my cast iron skillet, and I tend to make a lot of chicken recipes in it. One of our favorites is a Thai Chicken recipe. There is something about a cast iron skillet that just makes food taste better. And I love one pot, or in this case, skillet, meals. I […]

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Air Fryer Recipes Roundup for Healthier Cooking

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 17, 2018 | Categories: Recipes
air fryer recipes

One of my new favorite kitchen appliances is the air fryer! I love that I can cook lighter, healthier food. We’ve made a lot of air fryer recipes, but one of our favorite is this Crab Rangoon. A healthier crab rangoon appetizer choice or anytime snack. For a long time we made very basic foods […]

Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe with Community Coffee

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 16, 2018 | Categories: Recipes
pumpkin spice lattee

I received compensation for this delicious pumpkin spice latte recipe post, but all opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences (and love of coffee), are worthy of endorsement. If you know me, you know my great […]

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Sausage Potato Hash Recipe in a Cast Iron Skillet

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 8, 2018 | Categories: Recipes
sausage potato hash

I’m back with another cast iron skillet recipe. It really is one of my favorite ways to cook. Another favorite of mine is meals that are good for breakfast or dinner, like this Sausage Potato Hash recipe. If you make it for dinner and have any leftovers, you can have the leftovers for breakfast the […]

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Roasted Leeks Recipe a Flavorful Side Dish

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 2, 2018 | Categories: Recipes
baked leeks

I can usually come up with entree ideas, but I seem to be in a rut when it comes to side dishes. I tend to end up making some kind of potato dish, corn, green beans, salads, or macaroni and cheese. Roasted leeks weren’t even on my radar. I don’t even buy leeks that often, […]

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Hot Cocoa Recipe for Halloween Fun

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 21, 2018 | Categories: Recipes
hot cocoa

If you’re looking for a tasty easy hot cocoa recipe for Halloween for the kids (of any age) that will be a big hit throughout the whole month of October, this Spooky Hot Cocoa is it! Who doesn’t love hot chocolate? I mean really… who? It’s the perfect fall and winter drink, and by adding […]

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No Churn Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 20, 2018 | Categories: Recipes
no churn chocolate ice cream

No churn chocolate ice cream is one of our favorite things to make and eat during the summer. Okay, we love ice cream any time of the year, but especially enjoy it during the warmer months. The reason I love no churn ice cream is that it’s so easy to make. After you try his […]

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Nectarine Lemonade Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 12, 2018 | Categories: Recipes
Nectarine Lemonade recipe for summer, cookouts, parties, picnics, or anytime...

Summer isn’t over yet, in fact, we still have several weeks of hot weather here. In my quest to come up with refreshing drink recipes, I thought that nectarine lemonade would be a perfect drink. Not to mention I bought a lot of nectarines at the grocery store the other day. We love lemonade and […]

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Lil Smokie Stuffed Jalapenos with Bacon

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 9, 2018 | Categories: Food, Recipes
stuffed jalapenos with bacon appetizer

I was looking for some appetizers that would be easy to make and incorporated jalapenos, Lil Smokies (or sausages), and bacon. These Lil Smokie Stuffed Jalapenos with Bacon fit the bill. They’re a great appetizer for game night, parties, cook outs, and family gatherings like Easter. They really are simple to make and they pack […]