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Coconut Chicken Tenders with Mango Chili Dipping Sauce

Coconut Chicken Tenders with Mango Chili Dipping Sauce

I just love recipes that are quick and easy, yet still make dinnertime seem like a special occasion. A homemade meal that reminds you of something you might get in a restaurant (but without the extra expense.) This recipe for these super-flavorful Coconut Chicken Tenders is one of those kinds of recipes. Tender, juicy chicken…

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Old-Fashioned Sloppy Joe's

Old-Fashioned Sloppy Joes

It’s been a few years now since it occurred to me that fulfilling my craving for a good, old-fashioned Sloppy Joes sandwich doesn’t necessarily involve opening a jar of premade sauce. I mean, what’s a Sloppy Joe but a sandwich with cooked ground beef (or other meat), plus some seasoned tomato sauce? But it did…

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Kielbasa and 15 Bean Soup

I love soup and I also love beans. But soup with beans? Perfection. In the case of this soup, I used a mix of 15 beans (because I couldn’t choose just one kind!) and added some veggies and a bit of smoky kielbasa. Seriously, you can’t go wrong with this soup – frugal, filling, and oh-so-tasty….

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Key Lime Snowball Cookies - a Tropical Twist on a Classic

Key Lime Snowball Cookies

I come from a long line of Christmas cookie makers. Like my mother and grandmother before me, the holidays awakens an urge in me to bake – I am talking dozens and dozens of cookies. December inevitably turns into a cookie avalanche around here. Luckily, cookies make great gifts. I give them to the neighbors…

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