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30 Minute or Less, Italian, My Favorite Recipes, Sides

Hello, Portabellos! Marinated Tomato and Pesto Portabello Mushrooms

You are going to love our recipe for portabello mushrooms.

Guys. Let’s talk about this recipe for a minute. It isn’t hard. It isn’t really fancy. But Oh-My-Wow is it so good. These Marinated Tomato and Pesto Portabello Mushrooms are a dish you would expect to find in a restaurant. (Like…a nice one. The kind with cloth napkins and no prices on the menu and no peanut shells on the floor.)

Portabello mushrooms are the perfect side dish. Or, for my veggie-loving friends out there, this is hearty enough for a main course.

Beautiful fresh portabellos, topped with tart-martinated tomatoes and mozzarella…broiled to perfection and served with basil pesto. Is it possible to be in love-love with a recipe? Like romantically?

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Health, My Favorite Recipes, Sandwiches & Sliders

Thai Tuna Lettuce Wraps + Spicy Ginger Carrot Cucumber Pickle

Thai Tuna Lettuce Wraps

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This post was kindly sponsored by Blue Harbor Fish Co. All opinions, ideas, and recipes are mine alone. #BlueHarbor

I this recipe. It was inspired by my very first trip to a Thai restaurant almost 20 years ago. Thai Tuna Lettuce Wraps are colorful and bursting with flavor. They are totally fun to make and eat. And there is no cooking. (Yes, I repeat, NO cooking.)

Sure you have to chop and slice up some veggies for the Spicy ginger Carrot Cucumber Pickle, but it is totally worth it. This recipe has it all. It is easy and tastes amazing. You get the mild flavor of white Albacore tuna + tangy vegetables + sweet Thai chili sauce + crunchy almonds and more.

Yes everyone will be jealous of what’s in your lunch box.

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Appetizers & Snacks, Chicken, My Favorite Recipes, Tailgate

Tailgate 101: Cheesy Rotisserie Chicken RO*TEL Dip

Cheesy Rotisserie Chicken RO*TEL Dip

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Everyone loves a delicious, over the top dip. This dip recipe is so creamy and savory, full of tender rotisserie chicken, RO*TEL, and cheese. You’ll be tempted to eat it by the bowl full.

Tailgating is one of our favorite activities. I have to admit, the food is sometimes better than the actual game. Especially when you bring our Cheesy Rotisserie Chicken RO*TEL Dip. Every bite is loaded with flavor.

My new MVP (Most Valuable Party Food). If you are tailgating at the game or couch-gating from home, you won’t be able to get enough of this dip.

BONUS: Read our recipe and enter Dip for the Win Sweepstakes for a chance to win a 55″ Smart TV, a Crock Pot and a $450 Walmart Gift Card.

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Italian, Main Dishes, My Favorite Recipes

Roasted Vegetable Alfredo Pizza (The Best Thing You’ll Eat All Month!)

Roasted Vegetable Alfredo Pizza

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of RAGÚ® Pasta Sauce. All opinions are entirely my own.

I am a pretty excitable person. If you don’t know me personally, let me paint you a picture. I’m the girl that cranks the radio all the way up when Justin Timberlake is on. The mom that WILL dance in public regardless of my red-faced children. The football fan that stands up on first down. The woman-child that literally jumps up and down when Goonies is coming on. (Yes, I’ve seen it only 643 times. It still makes me happy.)

The yumminess of this Roasted Vegetable Alfredo Pizza had me fist-pumping in my kitchen saying “YES!” Seriously, no joke.

THIS recipe is one of my new favorite meals. I know, I know, I’m a food blogger, so I have to say this, right? Wrong. I don’t have to say this. I want to say this. I want you to try this easy pizza recipe because it will bring you joy. It will have you fist pumping in your kitchen.

Caramelized onions and fresh broccoli, creamy RAGÚ® Cheese Creations Classic Alfredo Pasta Sauce and loads of mozzarella cheese…this pizza makes my heart melt. You won’t believe how easy it is to make; even the crust is homemade.

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30 Minute or Less, Chicken, My Favorite Recipes, Sandwiches & Sliders, Sauces Dips Toppings

Rock Your Lunchbox: Pecan Chicken Wraps with Homemade Honey Mustard

Pecan Chicken Wraps

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These Pecan Chicken Wraps are going to knock your socks off. From the savory and tender grilled chicken to the crunchy pecans, you will fall in love.

Tossed in our homemade honey mustard dressing and paired with sweet pears, this grilled chicken salad makes the ultimate chicken wraps. Every bite is sweet and savory, full of crunch and flavor.

And wait until you try this pecan mix…

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best, My Favorite Recipes, Sides, Vegetarian

Sheet Pan Brussel Sprouts, Mushrooms & Tomatoes

Sheet Pan Brussel Sprouts with Mushrooms and Tomatoes

You are thinking I just throw a bunch of random ingredients on a sheet pan, then roast them in the oven and put them on the internet. (Like these Sheet Pan Brussel Sprouts with Mushrooms & Tomatoes.)

Exactly! That’s exactly what I do.

Why not? Combine fresh Brussel sprouts, white mushrooms and cherry tomatoes with simple seasonings for another fast and easy side dish. But don’t let the simplicity fool you. This recipe is super tasty and looks stunning on the table.

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My Favorite Recipes, Sauces Dips Toppings, Southern Grill, Tennessee Food

Wild Blackberry BBQ Sauce

Wild Blackberry BBQ Sauce

If you have ever spent a hot and humid afternoon picking through briars and brambles to get your hands on sweet-tart and juicy wild blackberries, then you know how precious this Wild Blackberry BBQ Sauce is.

Mixed with a little blood, sweat and tears (optional), we are sharing this amazing BBQ sauce recipe with you.

You can thank my husband for the idea.

If it were up to me, these little beauties would have been in a blackberry cobbler. This is definitely one of those times when I am glad I listened to him.

(Yeah, yeah, this is my way of saying he was right.)


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Chicken, My Favorite Recipes, Salads

Blueberry and Buttermilk Fried Chicken Salad

Blueberry and Buttermilk Fried Chicken Salad

This is my kind of salad. This salad met me half way. Sorta healthy and all the way yummy. Blueberry and Buttermilk Fried Chicken Salad, ya’ll.

I will admit, I bought all the ingredients to make a fresh and fit salad recipe. Promise.

But then I started craving fried chicken.

This chicken salad recipe is one of the best salads ever. Loaded with fresh blueberries, ripe tomatoes, roasted sunflower seeds, healthy greens and more. You get all the benefits of a fit salad.

Oh, and some buttermilk fried chicken.

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My Favorite Recipes, Sides, Tennessee Food, Vegetarian

Okra Peppers and Vidalia

Okra Peppers and Vidalia

Fresh okra is at the top of my summer vegetable list. I love it breaded and fried, I love it stewed with tomatoes. And I especially love okra roasted with sweet bell peppers and Vidalia onions.

This easy and fresh side dish is full of flavor. Plus it is super-healthy.

Simply seasoned with olive oil, garlic, fresh lemon, salt and pepper, you will soon be addicted to this awesome summer side dish.

(We consumed this entire pan as an afternoon snack. True story!)

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