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Browsing Category : Appetizers

A large salad in a serving platter. The salad has cuts of romaine lettuce, purple cabbage, light green napa cabbage, chunks of grilled chicken, shredded carrots, and lots of sliced almonds. There is even a few strips of wonton strips.

Oriental Chicken Salad


This copycat Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad is a “main dish” kind of salad with comforting yet energizing fresh flavors that tastes even better than the restaurant version. In just minutes you can be enjoying bite after bite of this salad with juicy grilled chicken on a bed of fresh, crunchy salad greens with sliced almonds, shredded carrots, and topped with…

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Must-Have Super Bowl Foods


It’s that time of year again where we gather to watch the big game and munch on the yummiest appetizers, finger foods, soups, snacks, and desserts. So I’ve created this Must-Have Super Bowl Foods recipe roundup just for you. All of these recipes will win hearts regardless of who’s playing or in the lead. And let’s be real– don’t most…

A mini muffin pan filled with a buttery baked crusts in each compartment and then topped with a shredded chicken and veggie filling.

Mini Chicken Pot Pies


Home baked Mini Chicken Pot Pies are best summed up as the most delicious comfort food. And this comfort food recipe is mouthwatering! These warm out of the oven, mini pies have a flakey, buttery crust you’ll love and a thick chicken and veggie filling. And without the top crust of traditional pot pie this is the easiest chicken pot…

A large black bowl filled with tender potatoes, chunks of ground beef, corn, green beans, fire roasted tomato, broth, and a tomato juice combination.

Cowboy Hamburger Soup


Love a good hearty soup that will warm you from the inside out? This easy homemade Cowboy Hamburger Soup is just that. You’ll find this healthy family meal uses common pantry and freezer ingredients with no added sugar. Over the years I’ve seen so many different versions of Cowboy Hamburger Soup. So, from those I created a blend of my…

a child grabbing an energy bite

The Best Energy Bites


If you’ve been searching for a filling and healthy gluten and dairy free snack, look no further. This recipe will give you a wonderful snack and the best energy bites time and time again. As a matter of fact this recipe has been my favorite snack recipe for years. Each bite is full of peanut butter, coconut, honey, chocolate chips,…

Veggie Pasta salad in a bowl

Veggie Pasta Salad


This easy to make veggie pasta salad is loaded with fresh flavor and tangy Italian dressing. It’s the perfect side dish that’s also budget friendly for your next holiday, cookout, baby shower, or work potluck. This is always a winning recipe for your family and friends. Keep in mind this veggie pasta salad goes with about any main dish and…

Easy Kid Snack Ideas


Anytime our children are out of school and home it guarantees we’ll be asked 53,958 times what’s for snack. Or is that just with my kids? Something tells me this is a more common situation than with just my family. And don’t get me wrong — I love every minute my kids are home. Therefore this valuable post will help…

Four bottles of different dairy free ranch dressing

Dairy Free Ranch Taste Test


As a gluten and dairy free food blogger, I field a variety of questions such as “What am I going to feed my family?” Or “What brand of bread do you recommend?” But would you be surprised to know one of the most popular questions I’m asked is, “What’s the best dairy free ranch dressing?” Because this question is so…

slices of banana bread

Banana Bread


I scream, You scream, We all scream for… homemade banana bread. Please tell me that doesn’t just happen in my house? When it comes down to it, my kids beg and plead for this moist and delicious homemade bread. And then when they finally get their hands on a slice there’s so.much.boisterous.screaming. It’s kind of like all mayhem breaks loose…

stack of mashed potato pancakes topped with dairy free sour cream, green onions, and bacon

Mashed Potato Pancakes


Leftover mashed potatoes is a rare event in our home. But when it does occur, enjoying fried mashed potato pancakes always comes to mind. What is better than leftover mashed potatoes after they’ve been dredged in gluten free bread crumbs, fried and smothered with dairy free sour cream, diced green onions, and bacon. Y’all, these flavors are wonderful together. And…