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Muffin Tin Meatloaf {Freezer Friendly, Gluten Free}

Muffin Tin Meatloaf is delicious, homemade comfort food at its best. These meatloaf muffins are an easy dinner loved by the whole family! Anything in miniature form seems more delicious, don’t you agree? Not only that, but these mini meatloaf muffins can be picked up and eaten for an easy harvest field meal. Reasons to Love …

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Recipe

This Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon recipe takes delicious and healthy Brussels sprouts and matches them with bacon, for a side dish match that’s meant to be! I happen to love a good Brussels sprouts recipe. Shred them for a salad, bake them, roast them…I will eat Brussels sprouts every week when I have them around! …

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Coleslaw with Apples, Cranberries, Almonds & Maple Vinaigrette

If you’re looking for a healthy side dish or easy lunch that’s healthy without sacrificing flavor, this Coleslaw with Apples is for you. Made with a traditional coleslaw mix, this apple coleslaw adds juicy apple, tart cranberries, crunchy almost and is topped with a maple syrup dressing you’ll want to devour! Why I love coleslaw …

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Pizza Mac and Cheese that will Make Your Family Happy

If you’re looking for a dish that will make the whole family happy AND is easy to make, then Pizza Mac and Cheese is calling your name! Do you hear it? Coooook meeeeeee, cook me!!!!! I “almost” feel silly for posting this simple recipe. Because it’s really, really simple. But then again, I know what …

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Harvest Pork Stir Fry with Cabbage and Apples

Lean and juicy pork combines with shredded cabbage and sweet apple slices for a one pot meal. Pork Stir Fry with Cabbage and Apples practically screams all things autumn, plus it’s easy to make! I love an easy weeknight dinner! One pan to wash and a complete meal of protein + veggies. What cut of …

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Meal Prep Breakfast Burritos | Make Ahead and Freezer Meal

Our family loves stocking our freezer by meal prepping breakfast burritos. These freezer breakfast burritos are full of cheese, egg and sausage they are perfect for breakfast on the go. Or hey, make them a field meal and have breakfast for dinner! This is a great breakfast burrito to freeze for later or stash in …

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Quick Marinated Cucumbers and Onions

If you’re looking for a light and refreshing summer side dish, I’d like to introduce you to hot weather’s best friend – marinated cucumbers and onions. How to Make Marinated Cucumbers My grandma used to make these cucumbers marinated in vinegar and they’re a summer staple around here. The cool and crisp cucumber are the …

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Chinese Cabbage Salad with Ramen Noodles

I took the Chinese Cabbage Salad with Ramen Noodles we grew up with and made it just a tad bit healthier. Don’t worry, it’s still big on taste! This crunchy cabbage salad recipe was served at every picnic we attended growing up. Lately, it’s been making a resurgence which has me completely thrilled. I mean, …

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Grilled Corn Salad with Cherry Tomatoes

Grilled Corn Salad is made with seasonal sweet corn, ripe cherry tomatoes, creamy avocado and zesty lime juice. It’s the perfect summer dish for any backyard barbecue or summer meal! Summer here in Illinois practically screams sweet corn season! Whether you boil your corn, cook corn in your Instant Pot, or cook it on the …

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Oven Roasted Parmesan Asparagus

Oven Roasted Parmesan Asparagus is a delicious and tasty side. Made with simple ingredients, this healthy recipe uses seasoned asparagus and a sprinkle of Parmesan Cheese! Roasted asparagus is a family favorite at our house. We love serving this asparagus alongside burgers, grilled chicken, or as a green side alongside mashed potatoes, too! Easy Roasted …

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Asian Cabbage Salad with Warm Spicy Peanut Dressing 


This Asian Cabbage Salad with Warm Spicy Peanut Dressing is a Thai inspired side dish, perfect for lunch or as a light side dish.  It’s mid April as I write this and I think Mother Nature has finally stopped ordering snow for us here in Illinois. We’ve been hunkered down with midwest comfort foods all …

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Ice Cream Cone Cakes – A Childhood Recipe

I asked my Mom for the Ice Cream Cone Cakes recently. She has awesome recipes, like her Apple Slab Pie.  I have many fond memories of her cooking and baking. One of these were the cone cakes from my early childhood. Sometime, maybe it was in the 1980’s, it seemed these were served at every …

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