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Kicked Up Chicken Corn Chowder

If you enjoy corn chowder and a little spicy heat, you will love this kicked up chicken corn chowder recipe.  The addition of some cooked chicken turns this soup into a main dish that is perfect for a casual weekend or weeknight dinner. A Yummy, Spicy Corn Chowder with Chicken This post contains affiliate links.  If you make a purchase through these links I will receive a small compensation that supports this blog. Kicked Up Chicken Corn Chowder This is a perfect recipe for rotisserie chicken.  If you are like me, you have a rotisserie chicken in your fridge right now.

Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potatoes

Roasting vegetables is one of my favorite ways to prepare vegetables.  It is absolutely my favorite way to prepare cauliflower. Roasting takes cauliflower from meh to yummy in no time at all!  The combination of cauliflower with sweet potatoes is the yummiest and I make it even better with some onion, garlic, and herbs. The Best Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Side Dish Savory Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potatoes with Onion, Garlic, and Herbs I love this combination so much I can make a meal of it.  The edges of the cauliflower caramelize in the roasting process making the little florets sweet as can be. That caramelized sweetness blends beautifully with the natural sweetness of the sweet potato.  The olive oil mixed with garlic, onion, and herbs add a touch of savory flavor to the dish that will keep you wanting more. Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potatoes Printer Friendly Recipe Serves Four Cauliflower and Sweet Potatoes Ready to Roast One head of c

Crunchy Almond Biscotti Recipe

These almond biscotti are a perfect cookie to pair with a cup of coffee or tea, You'll love them on your Christmas cookie tray, too.   Biscotti, with its Italian roots dating back centuries, is a cookie that people enjoy worldwide. These distinctive, twice-baked treats are renowned for their unique texture and versatility. biscotti is a delightful whether you're sipping on your morning coffee, enjoying an after-dinner dessert, or sharing a moment with friends.  Almond Biscotti-A Timeless Cookie Treat  Almond Biscotti Fresh from the Oven When a biscotti is just right, it is crisp, with just the right amount of crumble in your mouth.  It should hold up when dunked in a steaming cup of coffee or tea, but be flavorful enough not to need to be dunked.

Celebrate with a Lemon Drop Martini

I'm having such fun with the lemons from my lemon tree this year.  There's nothing fresher than picking a lemon from a tree and using it immediately.  I've been using many of my lemons in my water for a refreshing zing throughout the day. Occasionally, I enjoy an adult beverage like this Lemon Drop Martini which is the perfect cocktail to make with fresh, juicy lemons.  With fresh lemons available in markets most any time of year, a Lemon Drop Martini can be made anytime and you don't need your own lemon tree. How to Make a Perfect Lemon Drop Martini This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.  When you make a purchase through one of these links you help to sustain this blog.  Thank You! A Refreshing Lemon Drop Martini I tried a number of different Lemon Drop Martini recipes until I settled on this one as my favorite.  I know we all have different flavor preferences, but to me, this Lemon Drop Martini has just the right balance of lemony tartn

Quick and Easy Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats are a game-changer.  Breakfast has never been one of my favorite meals.  I remember arguing with my mom, as a teenager, about eating breakfast before going to school.   I hated breakfast.  Then, as a working mom, I never had time for breakfast.  That is a very dangerous habit because when you get hungry you'll grab and eat the fastest and easiest thing you can find.  Too often, those grab-and-go foods are packed with calories and aren't healthy in your diet.   Bad habits are hard to break but if you are like me, this Mixed Berry and Chia Overnight Oats recipe will rock your world. Mixed Berry and Chia Seed Overnight Oats Delicious Overnight Oats with Mixed Berries and Chia Seeds ( This post contains affiliate links.  I will receive compensation when you make a purchase using these links. ) I'm loving overnight oats.  This Mixed Berry and Chia Overnight Oats recipe is a make ahead recipe that you can keep in your refrigerator for the whole week.  I

Who Need Starbucks Lemon Bread

Today, I'm sharing a vintage lemon bread recipe that I know you will love. In the world of homemade treats, there's something incredibly charming about vintage recipes. They carry with them a sense of nostalgia, a connection to the past, and the comforting flavors of yesteryears.  This vintage recipe combines the tangy brightness of lemons with the sweetness of a simple glaze, resulting in a slice of pure sunshine. Vintage Lemon Glazed Lemon Bread Delicious Glazed Lemon Bread This recipe is from my friend, Robin, and is for the lemon bread her mother always made for her family. It's a very easy-to-make recipe, with no special ingredients other than two beautiful lemons. Choose plump, heavy lemons, so you'll have lots of lovely zest and plenty of lemon juice for a lemony flavor.

Beef Barley-My Favorite Beef Soup

Hubby was telling me about a yummy tomato soup he had recently. When I replied by saying how much I loved tomato soup, he just laughed because he knew I loved  every kind of soup.  So, I must be more specific when I talk about the soups I like.  For example, when I think about all the soups I like with beef as the base flavor, this beef barley soup is my favorite. Slow Cooker Beef Barley Soup  Beef  Barley Soup I always make this soup when I have some leftover roast beef in my refrigerator.  Soup is a great choice when you are scratching your head about what to do with perfectly good leftovers. A little bit of this and a bunch of that, combined with a tasty broth, will make a satisfying and filling dinner for your family. This beef barley soup was made in my six-quart slow cooker, but it can just as easily be made in a pot on your stove. Just adjust your cooking times to the method you choose. One of the benefits of the slow cooker method is the extended length of tim