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Maple Dijon Chicken Thighs

Wow. Dijon + Maple + Chicken Thighs = a heavenly smelling kitchen. It also creates a dish packed with flavor.

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Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread Muffins

Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread 2

Okay, so I love to make most things from scratch… sauces, stocks, pretty much everything I make. Therefore, I must come clean. These jalapeno cheddar cornbread start out with a boxed cornbread mix. I know! I know! But you can’t even tell. I spruce them up so much with spicy jalapenos, cheddar cheese, and green onions. They are the best accompaniment to chili I have found yet.

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Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

My Aunt Pat loves Brussels Sprouts, so last year for Thanksgiving, we made some just for her. Surprisingly, they ended up being the most talked about side dish at Thanksgiving. No one thought they really like Brussels Sprouts. I think this is because most people have tried them boiled. This does absolutely nothing for the Brussels Sprouts and  has given them a really bad reputation. Poor Brussels Sprouts.

However, when you put them in the oven, they come out golden brown and delicious. I love when some of the outside leaves fall off and get crispy crunchy.

So if you think that you do not like Brussels Sprouts, give these a try!

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Main Menu pasta

Veggie Lo Mein

Veggie Lo Mein is the best homemade Chinese take out fake recipe I have ever made. I make Chinese take out fake out recipes often. We love fried rice, sesame chicken, beef and broccoli, orange chicken, lettuce wraps, veggie stir fry,etc. I prefer to make them at home because I can control the fat, salt, and sugar in my recipes. Healthy Chinese at home. Yes, please!

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Quinoa Chicken Soup for the Soul

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Its been really gloomy and rainy this week. Cold, cloudy, grey days make me think of soup. A nice steaming bowl of chicken quinoa soup with a piece of honey wheat bread fresh from the bakery. Doesn’t that warm you up just thinking about it?