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Southwest White Bean + Chicken Chili

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Last week I had two leftover chicken breasts and wanted to create something new for dinner, so I invented this batch of white bean and chicken chili with the vegetables in my fridge. I knew it would be healthy but I was delighted that it was incredibly tasty too.  My mister gave it two big thumbs up so I made it again on Saturday, twice in one week! 

This recipe is just filling enough with the beans and chicken, but light too due the vegetables. Bonus, it’s low in fat and high in nutrition ~ I highly recommend it for something hearty, healthy, and extremely tasty on a cold winter’s night!

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Crowd Pleasin’ Stroganoff Meatballs

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Every year I make these stroganoff meatballs for our Christmas party, and I have to make two full trays for my large chaffing dish cause they disappear so darn fast.  My baby brother tells me his eyes roll back in his head with delight every time he savors the sauce (he can be a teensy bit dramatic…) and he begged me to post this recipe this week so he could recreate it at home. You got it bro. Here we go.

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Crowd Pleasin’ Stroganoff Meatballs

For meatballs, you’ll need: 1 ½ lbs ground chuck; 1 tsp garlic salt; 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce; 1 cup bread crumbs; 1 egg; 3 tbsp ketchup. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, form 1” round meatballs, and broil in oven on low broil for 12-15 minutes or until brown and cooked all the way through. You could also cook meatballs in a skillet in olive oil as well.  Drain and set aside.

 

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Apricot Almond Shortbread Bars + Cookiepalooza Party

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

‘Tis the season of baking and I did my share last week!  One of my favorite recipes I make every year is apricot almond shortbread bars, they’re always a big hit at our Christmas party and my go-to recipe if I ever get invited to a cookie swap. 

This recipe originally appeared in Bon Appétit in December 2005, and I made it when it first was published. Over the years I’ve modified it slightly, subtracting the almond paste, adding orange zest, and also doubling the recipe to make a full cookie sheet.  You can find the original recipe here.  The following is my version of apricot almond shortbread bars: 

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