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Root Vegetable Soup Recipe on a Cool Day

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 11, 2019 | Categories: Recipes
root vegetable soup

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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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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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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Bacon Appetizer – Bacon Cheeseball Bites

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 15, 2019 | Categories: Recipes
bacon appetizer

I’ve always said everything is better with bacon… and it’s true. I love bacon and not just for breakfast. Bacon is great for lunch on a BLT, for dinner, in salads, and in appetizers. I have several go-to appetizers I make using bacon because I find bacon adds so much flavor to appetizers. A favorite […]

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Chimichurri Plant-Based Protein Sandwich at McAlister’s Deli

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 6, 2019 | Categories: Restaurants, Reviews
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This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products, like the Chimichurri plant-based protein sandwich from McAlister’s Deli, and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. Chimichurri Plant-Based Protein Sandwich at McAlister’s Deli I recently […]

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Chocolate Crepes Recipe Perfect for Sunday Brunch

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 11, 2019 | Categories: Recipes
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One of my favorite breakfast and brunch foods is chocolate crepes. Crepes are very thin pancakes. A crepe batter doesn’t have a raising agent in it like pancake batter does, so crepes are thin and flat not thick and fluffy. Crepes are popular in France, making it a fancy brunch food to make on Valentine’s […]

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A Good Meal Starts With the Best Meat

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 12, 2019 | Categories: Food
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There is nothing worse than sitting down to a meal to have the meat be tough and/or flavorless. Seriously disappointing. Whether it’s a meal you’ve prepared at home yourself or dining out at a restaurant, when you take a bite of meat that is tasteless, dry, or tough, it is such a waste of time […]

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How to Make Monkey Bread with Snickers Bars

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 1, 2018 | Categories: Recipes
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Snickers Monkey Bread is an easy dessert that will satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. It’s full of ooey gooey goodness. As much as I love the Snickers Monkey Bread and think you will, as well, you have to try my Maple Bacon Monkey Bread, too. It’s the perfect blend of sweet and savory. Did you know […]

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Halloween Treats – Spooky, Easy, and Delicious Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 28, 2018 | Categories: Desserts, Holidays and Observances

For Halloween, as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias®, I made these delicious chocolate cupcakes with a Butterfinger frosting and some spooky eyeballs, using Nestle Crunch bars for dessert to go along with a spooky Tombstone pizza. One of our favorite times of year is Halloween. Yes, I said times, not a holiday. […]

Air Fryer Recipes Roundup for Healthier Cooking

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 17, 2018 | Categories: Recipes
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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 […]