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bacon salad, tomatoes, broccoli, peas, cheddar cheese, pasta shells, Ranch dressing, sour cream, mayo, buttermilk

Broccoli Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad – this delicious salad is loaded with veggies (broccoli, cherry tomatoes, sweet peas), sharp Cheddar cheese, pasta shells, and bacon! With so many veggies in this salad, you get both healthy food and comfort food all in one! The salad can easily be made gluten free by using gluten free pasta shells.

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chicken pasta, mushroom pasta, golden mushroom soup, gluten free dinner recipes

Golden Mushroom Chicken Pasta – tender chicken breast and spaghetti pasta smothered in a delicious, rich, golden mushroom sauce. So good and so easy! [click to continue…]

how to cook chicken thighs, chicken thigh recipes, gluten free dinners, creamy chicken thighs

Lemon Pepper Chicken with Creamy Garlic-Lemon Sauce – chicken thighs seasoned with lemon-pepper seasoning, baked to perfection and served with the delicious, cheesy, garlic-lemon cream sauce! YUM!

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buttermilk marinated chicken, chicken drumsticks recipe, how to cook chicken drumsticks

Buttermilk Roasted Chicken – chicken is very moist, tender, and super flavorful!  Healthier way to make chicken drumsticks taste delicious – they are marinated in buttermilk, garlic, fresh parsley, salt and pepper for 24 hours before roasting (baking in the oven at 400 F). This ensures the chicken tenderizes and gets infused with delicious flavors!

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healthy gluten free spaghetti squash pasta recipe, nuts, vegetables

Spaghetti Squash, Spinach cooked with garlic in olive oil, combined with bacon, topped with melted, freshly grated, Parmesan cheese AND then sprinkled with toasted pine nuts. Delicious, healthy, gluten free!

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Spicy Garlic Chicken Penne with Peas – flavorful chicken breast cooked with basil and crushed red pepper in a spicy and creamy tomato Mozzarella sauce with pasta and peas. This dish is so easy to make, but tastes and looks like it’s from a fancy Italian restaurant!

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spicy shrimp, fresh tomato pasta, basil and tomato pasta with shrimp, shellfish recipes

Spicy Shrimp with Basil Tomato Fettuccine Pasta – lots of garlic and fresh tomatoes in this dish, smothered in a flavorful and spicy creamy sauce!

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Bacon Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce – sauce made with garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, shredded Mozzarella cheese, and cream. So good!  The chicken is moist and tender! Serve with steamed asparagus.

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Disclosure: Nordic Ware sent me the free product (Nordic Ware Non-Stick Cast Aluminum Fleur De Lis Bundt Pan) to try out – I love my new bundt pan and will be describing my experience with this pan in this post. I was not compensated for this post other than receiving the bundt pan for free! All opinions are my own.

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Delicious Holiday Vanilla Buttermilk cake with Cranberries, Apples, and Pecans! Buttermilk gives this cake softer texture and keeps the cake light and moist, while adding a nice, subtle tang.  The cake will melt in your mouth! Vanilla, cranberries, apples, and pecans give the cake lots of the Holiday flavor and the crunch!

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Garlic Thyme Chicken Thighs

Disclosure: Nordic Ware sent me the free product (the beautiful 10 inch braiser pan you see on the photos) to try out – I’m loving my new pan and providing a brief review of this pan in this post. I was not compensated for this post other than receiving the 10 inch braiser pan for free! All opinions are my own.

chicken dinner, gluten free recipe, how to cook chicken thighs

RECIPE: Garlic Thyme Chicken Thighs with a flavorful gravy – this chicken is baked in the oven, is super easy to make and takes only 35 minutes from start to finish, with just a few simple ingredients. Your whole family will love this dish! [click to continue…]

Southwestern Chopped Salad with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

I want to introduce you to my new favorite salad:  Southwestern Chopped Salad, loaded with tons of veggies, juicy and flavorful chicken, and topped off with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing (Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® brand)!  It’s a salad, side dish, and dinner all in one – depends on how hungry you are! And so easy-to-make – only 30 minutes from start to finish: just chop up all the veggies, cook the chicken in Mexican-style spices, and spice everything up with a delicious dressing! Super flavorful, colorful, healthy, this recipe is packed with fiber (vegetables) and protein (chicken)! And did I say it is gluten free?! [click to continue…]