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Mustard Cream Sauce with Chicken

Mustard Cream Sauce is a French pan sauce with a white wine and Dijon mustard base–it’s simple, classic, and delicious! Try it with chicken or pork–this sauce makes any dish extra special! Are you intimidated by French food? Most of it sounds so fancy with long lists of ingredients. And fattening! But this Mustard Cream …

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Orange-Braised Chicken with Crispy Prosciutto

I don’t know why but when I’m baking something I don’t mind a ton of extra steps. But just cooking for a weeknight meal? Give me easy! Minimum chopping, dicing, and slicing. Minimum planning ahead. Just easy! That’s why I knew I was going to like this recipe—and after tasting this chicken, I didn’t just …

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How to Make a Frittata with Easy Step-by-Step Instructions

If you’ve wondered how to make a frittata, this post if for you. Easy step-by-step instructions and cook’s tips to help you make the best frittata for your family or guests! Do you love breakfast for supper? We sure do. One of the easiest things to make if you want an egg dish is a …

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Prosciutto Appetizer—Easy and Last Minute!

Prosciutto appetizer—this super easy appetizer made with prosciutto, arugula, and goat cheese can be made at the last minute or ahead of time! When you’re getting ready for a party, sometimes time slips aways and before you know it your guests are scheduled to arrive in 20 minutes. And you forgot to make an appetizer! …

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Homemade Chocolate Chip Muffins

Homemade Chocolate Chip Muffins—better than a mix, moist, and filled with real chocolate chips! These easy chocolate chip muffins are great for breakfast, brunch, afternoon or midnight snack! You know what’s lovely? A summer rain on a July afternoon to cool things off…a screened porch on which to sit and listen to the patter of the …

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California Skillet: Chicken, Peppers, Onion, and Rice

This recipe comes from my friend Mary Ellen who first served it to me when I was at her house watching her work magic on Malorie’s wedding invitations. My friend is not only an awesome cook, she is a calligraphy maven! How lucky am I! She got the recipe many years ago from a friend …

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie in a Skillet – with Double Chocolate!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie is made with semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips, extra brown sugar and butter—and more chocolate sprinkled on top! Oh my goodness. I can’t even begin to tell you how much we love this chocolate chip cookie pie, and I wouldn’t dare tell you how many we have eaten over the last …

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Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter

If you want to learn about Italian cooking, you need to start with Marcella Hazan’s collection, The Essentials of Italian Cooking. She is an Italian cook who started a cooking school in New York City in the 1960s, has written for the New York Times, is a James Beard award winning cookbook author and is beloved …

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French Apple Turnovers

Easy French Apple Turnovers made with puff pastry and baked in the oven! Simple enough for a weeknight dinner and elegant enough for company! Classic French pastries, chaussons aux pommes or apple slippers, these turnovers are perfect for a weeknight dessert. They are easy to put together and a little healthier than the Southern traditional …

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Black Bean Salad with Cumin-Lime Dressing

Quick and easy Black Bean Salad with a Cumin Lime Vinaigrette makes lunch or dinner fast and nutritious! Years ago, the Atlanta Journal Constitution ran a column each week called the 5:30 challenge. The challenge was for cooks to send in recipes that could quickly be made after work—5 ingredients put together in 30 minutes. …

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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal in the Microwave

A quick and easy microwave apple cinnamon oatmeal recipe full of goodness like chopped apples, walnuts and a hint of brown sugar. I use my microwave primarily for reheating or melting butter or chocolate, not much actual cooking. But oatmeal is a perfect fit for the microwave, especially when you add chunks of fresh apple. …

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Chocolate Pizza

Chocolate pizza made on refrigerated pizza dough with chocolate hazelnut spread and lots of chocolate chips—this is a kid-favorite! All of my children have favorite desserts. Brian loves the cream cheese pound cake, cheesecake, chocolate chip cookies and brownies. Malorie loves the pumpkin roll, cream cheese pound cake, banana pudding, red velvet cake and fudge …

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