Author : samstrina

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Please do you yourself a favor and make this. Please do your family a favor and make this. Please do your tastebuds a favor and make this! It is SO goooood. Ugh. Heaven. Just think savory sausage, toasted pine nuts, and dried cranberries that have been drowned in a warm brandy bath. Yeah, you read …
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Happy Thanksgiving Y’all! In light of the holiday spirit I thought I would share this classic Pecan Pie recipe with you.  No frills with this one. This recipe is so simple, straightforward, EASY and it wins every time.  While the classic recipe calls for dark corn syrup, I used organic cane syrup instead, which isn’t …
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I just cannot stop with casseroles lately. I am on a serious quest to health-ify casseroles. This one was a MAJOR winner. So.. the deliciousness continues… Enjoy!  Start by cooking about half the package of whole wheat egg noodles according to package directions.  While the noodles are boiling away, saute some onions and garlic in …
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I have said it once, and i’ll say it again, I. Love. Casseroles. I think they are the epitome of comfort food, they work perfectly as leftovers, and they are just so easy to make. That being said, SO many of the casserole recipes that I find are filled with SO many unhealthy ingredients. I have …
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I love turnips. The root and the greens sautéed together with garlic is one of my favorite things in the whole world. Generally, turnip greens are cooked with lots of fatty bacon, which is delicious, don’t get me wrong, but turnips and turnip greens are so rich in vitamins and minerals, it’s not worth adding …
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  This is the easiest week night meal and your family and friends will think that you slaved over it! The Cheese actually asked me what the special occasion was. It’s me, Cheese, it’s me.    Let’s get started so you can make this already… jeez.  Start by pre-heating your oven to 400 degrees.  In …
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This cheese sauce works for sooo many dishes. You can pour it over cooked pasta to make macaroni and cheese, drizzle it over nachos, or incorporate it into a casserole like Cheesy Turkey Casserole!  Start by melting 2 TB of butter. When the butter is melted, add 2 TB of flour. Whisk the flour into …
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  This meal is perfect if you want Friday night Chinese food take-out, but not all those greasy calories that go with it. This meal is super quick and easy and has SO much flavor. Serve it over brown rice for a complete meal and a perfect start to your weekend! 
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My husband, The Cheese and I have a sweet, southern friend from south Georgia who always ends up at our house for dinner. While I am often feeding him things he has never heard of, or dared to try, I tried this out on him the other night and it was a sure winner. Between our …
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These bowls are a ridiculously easy way to eat healthy, and get your veggies, protein and fiber in one dish. Best part: The leftovers taste even better.  Start by placing 4 chicken breasts in a crock pot. I didn’t add anything to them, just the 4 chicken breasts all alone. Set your crock pot on …
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