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Hi friends! Welcome to my kitchen. You will soon see that I love food, and creating good food is my passion. If you need a Dinner Rescue, you’ve come to the right place. If you want a fun new recipe to make for your friends and family, there’s plenty to choose from. So, pull up a chair, stay for a while. I’m sure you’ll find inspiration to create delicious food in your own kitchen.

– Wendy


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Italian Baked Eggs

October 29, 2022

Retreat recipes are my favorite recipes! This one was pretty delicious. I’m already craving it. Italian Baked Eggs 20 oz. favorite marinara 6-8 eggs 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup shredded Gruyere cheese 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded Dried or fresh basil & oregano for garnish Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. In a 9×13…

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BLT Butter Board

October 26, 2022

Butter boards are ALL the rage. Here’s a delicious one. Super savory and fun. BLT Butter Board 1 cup unsalted butter, soft 1/2 cup diced sundried tomatoes Bacon Jam, just a bit is all you need 1/2 cup cooked bacon, diced or crumbled 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped Green onion, diced Arugula Kosher salt (just…

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Jalapeno Popper Rolls

October 22, 2022

In the mood for something carb loaded, savory and cheesy. THIS is your recipe. I’m serving it tonight with the spicy tomato soup that I made while in Montana. Here’s to my current favorite recipe! Yum. Jalapeno Popper Rolls Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. 1/2 cup warm water  2 1/2 tsp. instant yeast  1…

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Easy Focaccia

October 4, 2022

2 cups all purpose flour 1 tbsp. instant yeast 1 cup warm water 1 tbsp. honey Place into the mixer and bring together on low speed. Then add: 1 tsp. kosher salt 1 egg Mix together for 4-5 minutes on low speed until the dough is thoroughly combined. Turn off the mixer and cover the…

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Beef & Gnocchi Stew

September 29, 2022

Easy dinner with things I had in my pantry and fridge. Bam! This one is a #winner. I ALWAYS try to keep a can or two or 10 of this beef on hand. Easy access for a great protein that is so versitile. Beef & Gnocchi Stew 1/2 white onion, chopped 3 carrots peeled and…

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Greek Layer Dip

September 1, 2022

This is going to be a favorite around here and for my retreats. Love at first bite. 2- 7 oz. prepared hummus 1 can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained 1/2 cup pickled red onions 1/3 cup sundried tomatoes 1/2 cup kalamata olives 2 cups diced cucumber 4 oz. Feta cheese Napa Valley Olive Oil Fresh…

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Homemade Pesto

September 1, 2022

Let it be known that 2022 gardening season was awful with tomatoes, beans and carrots. But really good for basil. Had my first basil harvest and this is what I made. Can’t wait to enjoy some fresh pesto all winter long. Homemade Pesto 2 tbsp. raw cashews or almonds 2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated 1/2…

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Rosemary Parmesan Scones

September 1, 2022

For all my GF friends, this one is a keeper and a recipe to know by heart. Rosemary Parmesan Scones 2 1/2 c cassava flour 1 tbsp. baking powder 1 stick butter or butter substitute (1/2 cup) 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated (plus more for baking) 2 tbsp. fresh Rosemary, roughly chopped 12 oz. buttermilk…

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Lazone (If lasagna & a calzone had a baby…)

August 26, 2022

My kids are not big lasagna fans. They will eat it but they don’t ask for it. Crazy, I know. But my sister had a Lazone (lasagna calzone) at a place in Spokane and loved it. So naturally I had to try it myself. It was delicious. And the kids loved it. Anything wrapped in…

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Chicken Parm Meatballs Subs w/ Studio 5

August 17, 2022

This is one area I CAN simplify my life. DINNER. Here’s a great easy dinner the whole family will love. These cheesy meatball sandwiches are delicious. 100% going on our rotation. Kid approved too. Thank you Studio 5! I loved making this recipe for you all. Chicken Parm Meatball Melts 1 pkg. 8- brioche hotdog…

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Steak Gnocchi Stroganoff

August 15, 2022

Who said they wanted some new easy dinner ideas? I know I do! Here’s a great 20 minute meal, with all the flavor and no fuss. A grown up beef stroganoff. Yum. Steak Gnocchi Stroganoff 4 small sirloin steaks (about 1.5 lbs) Butter Fresh Rosemary1 /2 sweet onion diced 16 oz button mushrooms, sliced 1…

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Food Storage Enchiladas

August 12, 2022

Family was really hungry. I had a plethora of tortillas….. and enchiladas sounded good to me. So enchiladas is what I made. With a bunch of substitutions. And they turned out fantastic. Food Storage Enchiladas Make your sauce: Melt 2 tbsp. butter into a medium sauce pan. Add 2 tbsp. flour. Whisk together and cook…

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Mexican Eggs Benedict

August 2, 2022

I’m always looking for fun breakfast ideas… I wanted an eggs benedict but a little different. And I was craving spicy, braised beef….. and here we are. Delicious breakfast or brunch or dinner. We love breakfast for dinner. This was simply amazing. Hope you love it too. Mexican Eggs Benedict 1 recipe Braised Beef 6…

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Zucchini Pasta w/ Fresh Marinara

July 27, 2022

This meal came together in 10 minutes or less. Wahoo! Zucchini Pasta w/ Roasted Marinara (makes 4 hearty servings) 1 bag frozen zucchini spirals – 12 oz. bag 1 recipe Roasted Marinara 1 pkg. Caulipower pappardelle frozen noodles – 8.8 oz. 2 tbsp. butter 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1/2 tsp. oregano 1/4 cup heavy cream…

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Chocolate Almond Coconut Cookies

July 23, 2022

These are really Cheryl’s Cookies…. she brough me one from our favorite drink place, and asked me to re-write it for her, making it GF. And so here’s my version or copycat of this great, chocolate almond coconut cookie. Cheryl’s Cookies 1 cup butter 1 cup brown sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 egg 1…

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Roasted Beet Salad w/ Studio 5

July 21, 2022

Using your garden for fresh produce and beautiful meals all season long is something I get so excited about. Beets are ready right now to enjoy. Here’s a great little recipe that looks fancy, gourmet, but super easy to make. If you don’t have a garden, grab some beets the next time you are at…

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Pot Roast Stuffed Baked Potato

July 20, 2022

Ok. I get it, not your “usual” pot roast dinner. But trust me when I say, it’s fun and new and still the same comfort flavors we are all used to eating for Sunday dinner. Pot Roast Stuffed Baked Potato 4 lb. pot roast 1/4 cup water 1 pkg. McCormick pot roast flavor packet 2…

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Loaded Breakfast Scones

July 17, 2022

Okay. Let’s just say these scones knocked my socks off! What a great little recipe. I am so happy with these beauties, and I physically had to walk away from them. I couldn’t stop eating them. I think that’s a great sign. Hope you love them too. Loaded Breakfast Scones 3 eggs, scrambled soft (optional)…

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Strawberry Shortcake Coffee Cake

July 14, 2022

A new gluten free treat- this coffee cake has lots of crumble, lots of flavor and is an incredible summer cake for everyone to enjoy. Strawberry Shortcake Coffee Cake 1/2 stick butter crisco, melted 2 eggs 1/2 cup sugar 1 tbsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 tbsp. vanilla extract 3/4 cup cassava flour…

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Herbed Potato & Sausage Hash

July 12, 2022

Hey! Credit to my 9 year old for coming up with this recipe. He opened and cut the sausage so I would make it for lunch….. and I have plenty of herbs from the garden. Added a few potatoes and this was lunch. Delicious. Hearty. Easy summer lunch. I am raising a genius- a future…

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Shrimp Curry Pasta

July 5, 2022

Dinner in 20 minutes! That seems to be the themes of our dinner…. and also not heating up the house so much. So here’s a great meal, packed with some of my favorite spices and coconut milk with a little cheese! Or a lot of cheese. Totally your choice. A fun twist to your pasta…

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Raspberry Cheesecake Sugar Cookies

July 2, 2022

Can’t stop. Won’t stop. I am on a sugar cookie kick. I have a few great ideas in mind…. so be sure to stay tuned. There’s more coming. BUT THESE, THESE ARE SIMPLY AMAZING. Bake them now. Raspberry Cheesecake Sugar Cookies 1 cup butter ¾ cup vegetable oil 1 cup sugar ½ cup powdered sugar…

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No Bake Pots de Creme

June 27, 2022

A tweak of a an old recipe from 101 Gourmet No Bake Desserts, and here we are. Creamy, sweet, deliciousness in a little cup. This will currently be on our rotation for a sweet treat. I never said it was fat free. So just roll with it. And don’t think you can skimp and change…

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Salmon Breakfast Bowl

June 20, 2022

Eggs still don’t like me, so I am constantly coming up with new breakfast ideas. This one is a great brunch option, or dinner even. You could switch up the proteins also, using turkey sausage, ground chicken or shrimp… make it your own! Salmon Breakfast Bowl Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. 1 bag Great…

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Pot Roast Sandwich

June 15, 2022

I’m trying to use some of my overstock or food storage to help with the cost of groceries these days. Holy cow! Almost $70 increase in just ONE WEEK’S time. ONE WEEK! This canned beef is my favorite….. it has great flavor, not a ton of fat, and I’ve been super happy with the canned…

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Dark Chocolate Mug Cake w/ Protein!

June 12, 2022

Dark Chocolate Mug Cake 7 oz. sugar free protein shake (or your favorite protein shake) 2 tbsp. gluten free oats 2 tbsp. mini dark chocolate chips + more for garnish 2 tbsp. dark cocoa powder 2 tbsp. almond flour 1 egg In a medium bowl, whisk together the above ingredients. Pour into buttered 10 oz.…

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Pistacho Grilled Salmon w Studio 5

June 8, 2022

A favorite grilling dish. This would be it. Thank you Studio 5 for letting me think outside the box and come up with this new favorite salmon dish. It’s lovely. And it’s perfect for summer grilling. Pistachio Grilled Salmon 2 lb. salmon filet 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tbsp. Mike’s Hot Honey 1 lemon, juiced…

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Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Skillet

May 27, 2022

Always looking for ways to simplify my favorite meals…. here’s the chicken broccoli alfredo I made for lunch with husband recently. So good. It will be on my regular rotation for a while. Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Skillet 1 lb. ground chicken 3 cups frozen broccoli 1 tsp. oregano 1 tsp. garlic powder 1/2 tsp. kosher…

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Raspberry Iced Tea

May 23, 2022

Raspberry Iced Tea 1 box Raspberry tea (I used Celestial brand) 24 oz. boiling water 24 oz. ice cold water 3 cups ice 12 oz. frozen raspberries 1 cup sugar + 1 cup water 3 limes Bring 24 ounces of water to a boil. Add the box of tea bags to steep for 10 minutes.…

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Easy Cashew Chicken- A 20 minute meal

May 19, 2022

Easy dinners are my jam. This one takes only 20 minutes, you can add vegetables from your garden to make it go further, or add rice for a heartier meal. Cashew chicken is a favorite around here. Cashew Chicken 1 lb. ground chicken 2 cups diced celery 4 oz. shredded carrots 1/2 white onion 3…

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Southern Banana Pudding Sugar Cookies

May 14, 2022

I know I say this after I make a new sugar cookie recipe….. this one is great. Southern Banana Pudding meets soft sugar cookie. Bam! Southern Banana Pudding Sugar Cookies 1 cup butter ¾ cup vegetable oil 1 cup sugar ½ cup powdered sugar 1 tbsp. water 2 eggs ½ tsp. soda 1 tsp. cream…

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Orange Coconut Mahi Mahi

May 10, 2022

Husband LOVED this dinner. It’s pretty easy, and tastes like a dream. A tropical dream. I knocked my own socks off. WOW. Orange Coconut Mahi Mahi 1 lb. mahi filets, or 4 small pieces mahi mahi Olive oil I orange 1 lb. asparagus 1 can (14 oz) coconut milk 2 cups cooked rice 3 green…

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Lemon Blueberry Scones

May 7, 2022

With spring, comes a need for all things LEMON. Here’s a new recipe for you to enjoy. It’s perfection. Made with love. And lots of lemon. Lemon Blueberry Scones 4 cups all purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar pus 1 tbsp. for garnish 1 rounded tbsp. baking powder Pinch of salt 1/2 cup cold butter 12…

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Grandma Lu’s Eggs A La King

April 28, 2022

This is my Grandma Lu. She was fearless. She could ride bare back better than anyone. She would wear bikinis and rope swing into ponds. She was in many an old western movies- made in Kanab by her family ranch back in the day. She met movie stars….. John Wayne just to name one. She…

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Enchilada Meatballs & Rice- Healthy & Low Cost Meal Series

April 10, 2022

Always on the look out for low cost meals my WHOLE family will love. This one happens to require little effort and low cost and everyone LOVED IT! I think it will become part of our regular meal rotation for a while. Total cost per person you ask? || $ 1.60 || INCLUDING A SIDE…

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Salted Caramel Sugar Cookie

April 7, 2022

Salted Caramel Sugar Cookie 1 cup softened butter 3/4 cup vegetable oil 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1 tbsp. water 2 eggs 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. cream of tartar 1 tsp. salt 2 tsp. vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour + 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour  OR…

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NBD- Meatball Kolaches

April 4, 2022

Our family loves meatballs. Especially Benson. So I thought that stuffing a kolache with cheese and meatballs and lots of rich red sauce it would be amazing. AND it was. Meatball Kolaches Kolaches base recipe HERE 12 fresh meatballs 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, grated Marinara sauce Parmesan cheese, grated Parsley, for garnish Assemble the…

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Greek Lemon Chicken & Rice Skillet- Healthy & Low Cost Meal Series

March 30, 2022

I’ve been wanting to make a recipe like this since returning from Greece last fall. Plus it’s all in one skillet, less mess & cleanup! To make this recipe, it’s only $1.62 per serving. This recipe made 6 large servings. It’s also dairy free & gluten free. WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER! This great recipe is…

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No Bake Chocolate Cream Pie

March 26, 2022

I obviously need to hide my Oreos better. Thank goodness I had enough to make this pie. It came together quickly. Was worth the 2 hour chill time in the fridge before eating. No Bake Chocolate Cream Pie 20-25 oreos 3 tbsp. melted butter 2- 4 oz. package instant chocolate pudding 1 pint half &…

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Cream Lemon Parmesan Chicken w/ Studio 5 (a 30 minute meal!)

March 21, 2022

You can watch my segment HERE. Who wants a new weeknight meal? Raise your hand! This recipe came together by using what I had in my fridge and having lemons on hand that I needed to use asap. The 18 year old told me to “hurry and write this down fast.” And so I did.…

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Brown Butter Garlic Shrimp

March 8, 2022

Such a great and simple lunch for Brian and myself. Full of flavor, and filled us up! The best part about him still working from home is being able to eat lunch together almost everyday. Brown Butter Garlic Shrimp 1 lb. jumbo or colossal shrimp 2 tbsp. butter 1 garlic glove minced 1/2 tsp. kosher…

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Spicy Bacon Gnocchi in 20 Minutes

March 4, 2022

Gnocchi is a favorite around our house… and when I’m in doubt of what to make for dinner, and I have like 20 minutes, Gnocchi is what’s for dinner. I’m always thinking of new ways to serve it. Here’s a spicy version, with BACON because Benson wanted bacon for dinner. Everyone was happy. Spicy Bacon…

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Roasted Potato Frittata- Healthy & Low Cost Meal Series

January 24, 2022

Usually potatoes and eggs are a staple in your pantry. And since I promised more skillet meals, here’s a combination of both- healthy, low cost and a hearty skillet meal. Besides, in our home, you can’t go wrong with breakfast for dinner. Drumroll please!!! ***** $1.48 per serving ***** Another win. Roasted Potato Frittata 1…

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Baked Potato Shakshuka with Studio 5

January 22, 2022

Update: This recipe is the first in a series of healthy meals that are also low cost. This recipe costs about $1.85 per serving. I KNOOWWWW!!! Potatoes are really amazing little vessels for anything. Especially these spicy baked eggs, or Shakshuka. First things first…… I am competing for Favorite Chef, a competition with Bon Appetite…

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Cherries Jubilee Trifle

January 15, 2022

Weekends are for baking, and I wanted to make something special for a little gathering, and I had all of this on hand. Yay! #usewhatyouhave Cherries Jubilee Trifle 1 pkg. brownies, baked according to directions & cooled 1 pint heavy whipping cream 3 tbsp. brown sugar 1 large can cherry pie filling (light syrup) 3…

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Asian Chicken Bowl

January 13, 2022

Here’s a fun new recipe…. for the New Year. It’s great for easy meal prep too. The whole family loved this one. Happy dinnertime! xo Asian Chicken Bowl 2 cups cooked rice or quinoa Shredded chicken 1 large potato or sweet potato, diced ½ tsp. yellow curry ½ tsp. kosher salt 1 English cucumber 2…

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Warm Spinach & Roasted Vegetable Salad

December 29, 2021

Warm Spinach & Roasted Vegetable Salad 1 pkg. Great Value Root Blend frozen vegetables 1 tbsp. avocado or olive oil 1 tsp. Kosher alt 1 tsp. garlic powder 1/2 tsp. oregano 1/4 tsp. black pepper 4 oz. pecans 1/2 cup cherry & yellow raisins 4 handfuls spinach Greek feta for garnish Fresh Italian parsley for…

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Shrimps & Tomatoes

December 27, 2021

All things considered, one of my most favorite memories of Greece is the food. Hands down, every single meal, or cacao was simply amazing. And I am craving it ALL. DAY. EVERY. DAY. Here’s a shrimp recipe that is simple and flavorful and speaks to all my Mediterranean food needs here at home. Shrimps &…

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Cranberry Orange Rolls w/ Studio 5

December 9, 2021

Here’s a new idea for a great addition to your holiday breakfast table. Orange Cranberry Rolls- a new Paul family tradition. Layers of flavor wrapped in feathery rolls. Perfection. Thanks Studio 5! Cranberry Orange Feather Rolls 2 ¼ tsp dry yeast ½ cup warm water 1 Tablespoon sugar 1 1/4 cup milk – to be…

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Beef Burgundy

December 4, 2021

An easy, hearty dinner idea that everyone will love. Even the leftovers taste better the second day if you’re lucky enough to have leftovers. Beef Burgundy 1 cup red wine or sugar free red grape juice 1 cup beef broth 2 bay leaves 2 cups sliced baby bella mushrooms 2 cups diced carrots 1 cup…

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Greek Spaghetti

November 23, 2021

Funny story. While in Greece, I basically dinner rescued each meal at the retreat. The best part about being the chef, was going to the grocery store, walking around and deciding what I would make for meals on the spot. This is one of my favorite things to do. I was a kid on Christmas…

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Thanksgiving: Sweet Potato Fries

November 22, 2021

A favorite from my Fueled Cookbook… these fries would be PERFECT to serve on Thanksgiving and beyond. Sweet Potato Fries 4 large sweet potatoes 1 tsp. Kosher salt 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp. dried parsley 1 tbsp. olive oil 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese or 1 tbsp. nutritional yeast (optional) Preheat your oven to 425…

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Thanksgiving: Magical Mashed Potatoes

November 19, 2021

The only way I make mashed potatoes these days….. and if I’m feeling good, I add just a titch of cream to make them even creamier. Magical Mashed Potatoes 3 russet potatoes, peeled and diced 1 head cauliflower, diced into chunks Salt 1/2 tsp. garlic powder In a large pot, bring to boil, water, potatoes…

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Thanksgiving Pie Trifle

November 18, 2021

THIS is how to remake your leftover pies, into to a fancy pie trifle. Or serve it on Thanksgiving for a new exciting way to eat dessert. Easy, delicious and a new treat. Our family loves to have a little slice of each pie, so this is a great alternative. A little of everything please!…

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Thanksgiving: Cranberry Salsa

November 16, 2021

I really like cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving. It’s grown on me throughout the years…. but I LOVE cranberry salsa. It’s good with basically everything. Chips, turkey, leftover turkey quesadillas….. Cranberry Salsa 12 oz. fresh cranberries 1 lime juiced 3 green onions 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced Pinch of salt 2 tbsp. sugar 1/2 bunch cilantro…

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Fall Breakfast Bowl

November 6, 2021

I am loving bowl meals. Dinners, lunches and breakfasts too! This recipe is hearty and healthy, and don’t be afraid, it’s so good! I promise. Of course, make it your own. Right? Guaranteed my youngest won’t want the pecans. lol Fall Breakfast Bowl 1 1/2 cups quinoa 1 cup almond milk 1 cup water 1/2…

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Clam Chowder

November 3, 2021

The easiest clam chowder….. its for sure not fat free. But a good clam chowder isn’t. HAHA. This is a great soup to serve with a sandwich for the perfect lunch on a cold fall or winter day. Clam Chowder 1 small onion, diced 2 cups celery, diced 3 russet potatoes, peeled and diced 1…

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White Chocolate Pecan Cookies

October 27, 2021

Another fabulous recipe courtesy of my time in Montana. I can’t think of a better way to warm up the house. Can you? White Chocolate Pecan Cookies 1 cup sugar 1 4 oz. pkg. white chocolate instant pudding powder 1 cup butter, soft 1 tsp. vanilla paste 2 large eggs 1 tsp. baking powder 1…

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Apple Cider Bundt Cake

October 23, 2021

Some of my best recipes are made while I’m in Montana…… and this one takes the cake. HAHAHA! Apple Cider Bundt Cake Preheat your oven to 250 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine these dry ingredients: 3 cups all purpose flour 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1 tbsp. cinnamon 1 tsp.…

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Pizza Kolaches with Studio 5

October 19, 2021

Take your next pizza night up a notch. Pizza Kolaches 1/2 cup warm water 2 1/2 tsp. instant yeast 1 cup scalded milk 1 cube soft butter 1/2 cup sugar 2 eggs Pinch of salt 4-5 cups all purpose flour Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. In a small sauce pan, prepare your milk. Place…

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Instant Pot Chicken Soup

October 9, 2021

This recipe I got from my friend Jenny, and I recreated this delicious chicken soup. The variations of this soup could be endless. Whatever your family likes, add it. Instant Pot Chicken Soup 3 cups chicken broth 3 cups water 1 tsp. Kosher salt 1/2 cup green chilis or Anaheim peppers, seeded 4 chicken breasts,…

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Retreat Chili

October 5, 2021

This quick and easy recipe is a combo of 2 of my regular go to chili recipes. Seemed perfect for our loaded baked potato bar at our Rooted In Truth Retreat, or with a side of corn bread. Yum. Missing all my retreat ladies. XO Retreat Chili 3 lbs. ground turkey (or beef or a…

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Pumpkin Scones (gluten free & dairy free)

September 19, 2021

Spending 11 days in Bear Lake as a chef for 3 retreats was amazing. What a blessed and magical time this has been for me. This recipe was created for our guests & EVERYONE who ate them loved them too which is even more special. So I am sharing this perfect pumpkin scone recipe with…

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Tomato Bacon Tart

August 23, 2021

Tomatoes. I’m picking around 2 lbs per day. So, here’s a quick new recipe I made up using what I had on hand. Tomato Bacon Tart 1 box. puff pastry sheets 1 small jar Bacon Jam 5 large tomatoes, sliced Fresh basil Bacon Crumbles Feta cheese for garnish Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Defrost…

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Fueled: Roasted Tomato Basil Toast

August 20, 2021

Favorite lunch of the summer?!? Hands down, tomato toast. This year, I’ve tweaked the recipe slightly to give me all the flavors, with more health added. #fueledapproved Roasted Tomato Basil Toast 1 pint cherry tomatoes 4 oz. goat cheese 1 bunch fresh basil Kosher salt Olive oil Garlic powder as needed Dave’s Killer Bread- thin…

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Pesto Grilled Turkey Open Faced Sandwiches

August 6, 2021

Open faced sandwiches are quick to assemble, easy to prepare for and the whole family loves them. Here’s my version of a great turkey with pesto. Yum. Pesto Grilled Turkey Open Faced Sandwiches 1 1/2 lbs. turkey breast, grilled and sliced thin (you can also use deli meat) 2 tomatoes, sliced or diced Arugula 6…

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Fueled: Strawberry Almond Breakfast Cookies

August 2, 2021

1 1/2 cup gluten free flour 1/2 cup almond flour 1/2 cup gluten free oats 1/2 cup almonds 2 tbsp. ground flax seeds 2 scoops Nova Vita Chocolate protein powder 1/2 oz. freeze dried strawberries 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 2 tsp. almond extract 4 eggs 1 cup…

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Olympic inspiration: Japanese Savory Pancakes

July 23, 2021

With the Tokyo Olympics just starting, why not share this great vegetable based recipe for all of us to make? Good. I’m glad we agree. I was fortunate enough to spend some time, however brief, in Japan when I was 12. I will never forget the great time I had. The amazing people, the amazing…

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Fueled: Salmon Flatbread Open Sandwich

July 19, 2021

Everyone needs a new open faced sandwich for summer…. and this one came together beautifully. Thanks Grace for being my sous chef! Salmon Flatbread Open Sandwich 2 1/2 lb. salmon fillet 1 lemon 1/2 cup fresh dill Kosher salt Avocado oil or olive oil Garlic powder Prepare your salmon. Line a baking sheet with parchment…

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Fueled: Thai Veggie Tacos w/ Cassava tortillas

July 14, 2021

Eat your veggies. You’ve heard it before. But eating veggies should also taste really good. These tacos are pretty simple and PRETTY AMAZING. Thai Veggie Tacos 6 Cassava Flour Tortillas 1 cup matchstick carrots 1 cup shredded red cabbage 1 bunch cilantro 2 green onions, diced 1 red pepper sliced thin 1 cup mango sliced…

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Olympic inspiration: Japanese Katsudon w/ Studio 5

July 13, 2021

It’s time for the Tokyo Olympics. And I can’t think of anything better than to get us in the mood other than home cooked Japanese food. You? I loved the time I spent in Japan. I love the culture, the land, the food, the beautiful people. All of it. This delicious katsu rice bowl is…

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Lemon Garden Pea & Ham Gnocchi

July 11, 2021

Yummy. Easy. Delicious gnocchi- all in a 15 minute meal- in a skillet! Lemon Garden Pea & Ham Gnocchi 1 lb. prepared gnocchi 1 lb. ham, cut into pieces 1 small sweet onion, diced 1 cup chicken broth 1 cup fresh green peas 1 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 1…

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Chocolate Cake- gluten free and low sugar & fueled approved!

July 7, 2021

So, I am still eating super healthy most of the time! And this cake was a creation for Addison’s birthday. It was beautiful, creamy and FULL of dark chocolate. The fresh berries made it even better…. if you want you could serve this with a dollop of lightly sweetened heavy whip cream too. Dark Chocolate…

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Twice Baked Potato Salad

July 1, 2021

  My favorite side dish of the summer is this Twice Baked Potato Salad. Better than any original potato salad recipe, it has huge flavor, and that comes with a secret way of flavoring the potatoes after you cook them while they are still hot. It came from my grandma Lu’s potato salad recipe that…

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Summer Roll Salad

June 29, 2021

Summer salads have my name all over them. And who wants to make a hot dinner when it’s even hotter outside? This salad was even better the next day. Yum. Summer Roll Salad 1 box rice noodles, broken in half and cooked according to pkg directions, drain, then add the noodles in to a bowl…

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Fueled: Cucumber Quinoa Salad

June 27, 2021

Who wants a new light & fresh summer salad? It’s also #fueled approved? Raise your hand!!! I know that I do. This salad was inspired by my love for all things lemon, and made with quinoa, goat feta, and layers of flavor. Cucumber Quinoa Salad 1 1/2 cups quinoa 1 tsp. dried oregano 1 tsp.…

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Fueled: Everything Bagel Breakfast Tortilla

June 25, 2021

I love variety when it comes to breakfast. And savory options are my favorite. So here’s a healthier version of an everything bagel with salmon. See, while eating healthy, you don’t have to sacrifice flavor or comforts. Another NEW #fueled recipe. Everything Bagel Breakfast Tortilla 1 lb. salmon fillet 4 oz. goat cheese Arugula 6…

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Pickled Onions

June 23, 2021

Pickled onions. Let me count the ways I truly love you. Well, we would be here all day, and I’m a firm believer, give the people the recipes they want, not all the ads and stories and such. Pickled Onions 2 pint jars with lids 2 red onions, sliced thin 1 1/2 cups water 1/2…

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Carne Asada Fries w/ Studio 5

June 23, 2021

I love fun assignments, and I love combining two of my favorite things, Mexican food & fries for this fabulous recipe. Dang, it’s a great one. Thank you Studio 5! Carne Asada Fries 1 pkg. Seasoned Fries cooked and crispy 2 lbs. steak sliced thin, cooked to medium 1 packet Wicked Tasty Taco Carne Asada…

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The Naked Pizza

June 16, 2021

So let me preface this by saying, this recipe IS gluten free…. but my crust recipe can also be made regular. I’ll link my original Authentic pizza crust here. As for this beauty, it was simple, and delicious and FULL of flavor. And we ate them all. This recipe made about 8 personal sized pizzas,…

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Stuffed Avocado Tuna Melt

May 29, 2021

Because why not? Lunch is totally on point. I’m all about the tuna melt, and stuffed avocados are dreamy. Why not combine the two? Okay. Twist my arm. Stuffed Avocado Tuna Melt 3 large ripe avocados 2- 12 oz. can albacore tuna, drained 1/2 cup fage unsweetened yogurt or mayonnaise Salt and pepper to taste…

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Savory Yogurt Bowl

May 27, 2021

I wanted to make another great meal, inspired by Fueled…. the whole body reset I started in February. I still feel amazing. And I’m still eating delicious whole foods. I’m creating even more “bonus” recipes that follow the guidelines of the program. And this recipe does not disappoint. It’s so great. And I love savory…

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Dr. Pepper Baked Beans

May 26, 2021

I love the Dr. Pepper Baked beans. LOVE. They are tangy and sweet, and I knew I had to use them for a dish for summer. This recipe doesn’t have more sugar, ketchup or the other things you’d traditionally find in baked bean recipes. I tried to keep it on the healthier side of traditional…

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Gluten Free Sweet Potato Cake w/ Creamy Frosting

May 24, 2021

One thing I have missed, is a really good piece of cake. I am eating so clean now, I wanted to have a fun splurge, but not feel guilty. Sugar messes with my body. And all that jazz….. And this is the cake I made in a dream. And it was just as good when…

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Fueled: Creamy (DF) Ranch

May 22, 2021

So, I’m 12+ weeks in, and still eating pretty strict….. but my body is responding and loving it. So, I’ll keep doing it. I’m never hungry, and eating whole, healthy foods. If you’re interested in a full body reset, check out Fueled. Which I created the recipes for. So trust me, eating health never tasted…

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Shrimp Nicoise Salad

May 19, 2021

It’s spring, AND I’m in the mood for a hearty & healthy salad. Shrimp Nicoise Salad What you’ll need: Mixed baby greens (4-6 large handfuls) 1 lb. green beans cooked until aldente, tender with a bite 1 lb. roasted baby potatoes 2 hard boiled eggs, peeled 1 large tomato, sliced 1/3 cup capers 12 oz.…

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GF Roasted Strawberry Crisp

May 15, 2021

I love roasting fruit, and guess what’s coming into season?!?!?! STRAWBERRIES! Yum. This not so sweet but super rich recipe is amazing, even had my hardest critic singing praises. So there you have it. Happy Baking! GF Roasted Strawberry Crisp 2 lbs. fresh strawberries 3 tbsp. balsamic vinegar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 cup packed…

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Broccoli Coconut Soup

May 11, 2021

This recipe was created AFTER I finished the 8 week FUELED program. You can get more info for that here. We are still eating our vegetables and staying away from gluten, sugar, caffeine and most dairy. So here’s a recipe I made today for lunch. I wanted something that was “comfort food” and this is…

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Mexican Stuffed Avocados- a copycat recipe with Studio 5

May 10, 2021

What a fun assignment. Twist my arm to go and taste test a new recipe from Costa Vida, and then level it up and make a re-write! I’m in foodie heaven. Brian and I loved the idea, but wanted to make the flavors bigger and over-the-top bursting out of the avocado so to speak. These…

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Chocolate Chip Cookies (low sugar & gluten FREE)

May 3, 2021

Gluten free? Low sugar? Chocolate chips? I’ve got a cookie for you. I wanted a little treat, and altered my favorite tried and true recipe to make this delicious gem of a cookie. I’m sharing it with you today. Health(ier) Chocolate Chip Cookies 1/2 c coconut oil 1/2 cup butter 2 eggs 1/2 cup sugar…

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Easy Flatbread- 2 ingredients! (and gluten free)

April 27, 2021

Hey. So this is a great side dish, or gluten bread replacement, that’s easy to make. This recipe made about 4 medium flatbread, just FYI. Brush them with butter and garlic, even parsley and you’ll be golden for your next meal. We paired ours with a great pineapple chicken curry. Also delicious. Thanks to my…

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Breakfast Tortilla Pizza

April 22, 2021

Did you see my segment on Studio 5 with a yummy lemon chicken tortilla pizza? If not, watch it here. You’ll see my excitement, for this great dinner or any meal idea, and how it’s just gonna keep going. And it has. It’s now a breakfast tortilla pizza. Breakfast Tortilla Pizza 7 Tortillas (fresh is my…

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Lemon Chicken Tortilla Pizza w/ Studio 5

April 19, 2021

I had the best time on Studio 5 with my niece Grace. She loves to cook and bake….. it’s genetic I swear. Anyway, memories were made and I will cherish this taping forever. To watch the segment, go here. This was such a fun recipe to create. You know how I’m loving Tortilla Pizzas these…

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Garden Minestrone Soup

April 19, 2021

Eating healthy does not mean boring or tasteless. It means delicious and colorful. Seasonings, textures and layers of flavors are your friend. This recipe is from Fueled with Core 7 Fitness. I wrote it. During the first week of the program you are doing a cleanse, but it’s an eating cleanse. And eating amazing vegetables…

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Dark Chocolate Cream Pie

April 12, 2021

We really love PIE. So over the next few weeks, I thought I’d share some more of our favorites. Next up- this delicious one. Why not start with the chocolate? Chocolate makes everything better. Dark Chocolate Cream Pie 4 oz. cook n serve chocolate pudding powder 1/2 cup cornstarch 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup dark…

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Sweet Potato Pancake w/ Poached Egg & Avocado

March 29, 2021

So I had this idea….. and it came to life perfectly. This recipe is not only tasty, it’s full of vegetables. Brunch. Lunch. Dinner. It fits all the categories. Sweet Potato Pancake w/ Poached Egg & Avocado 2 large sweet potatoes, grated or sliced thin 3 green onions, diced 1 cup grated zucchini 1 cup…

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Sausage Tortilla Pizza

March 24, 2021

We LOVE pizza. And I found this great idea- I won’t take the credit, but of course I did tweak it to make it even better for my family. What you’ll need: Flour or Gluten Free Tortillas Cheese Meat Sauce Oven proof skillet Preheat your oven to broil, 500 degrees. Preheat your skillet on the…

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Lemon Salmon w/ Pesto Baby Potatoes

March 23, 2021

I’m all about a great meal, with simple and good ingredients, and one that myself and my kids will eat. This is one of them. We are salmon lovers around here… and this #sheetpan dinner is perfection any night of the week. Lemon Salmon w/ Pesto Baby Potatoes 2 lbs. salmon fillet 1 lemon sliced…

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Lemon Blueberry No Bake Cheesecakes

March 18, 2021

CHEESECAKE. If I could have any treat, I would eat cheesecake. Anytime, anywhere, any kind. Here’s a fun new spring recipe, with blueberry and lemon as the theme. These are no bake cheesecakes, and they are so cute, and so good. Lemon Blueberry No Bake Cheesecake Filling: 16 oz. soft cream cheese 1/2 cup brown…

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Mediterranean Baked Eggs

March 16, 2021

BREAKFAST! Or whenever. This recipe would be great on it’s own, or serve with fresh hot crispy sourdough or a baguette. I’ve got B-R-E-A-K-F-A-S-T on my mind. Mediterranean Baked Eggs 3-5 eggs 4 handfuls fresh spinach 1 tsp. garlic salt Black pepper 3 oz. feta cheese crumbles 1/2 red onion, sliced 1/2 cup roasted red…

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Moco Loco

March 14, 2021

So here’s the thing. Sometimes you see a great idea on a TV show, and you go to Hawaii, and then eat at the diner you were told was amazing, and it stinks. You have to come up with something even better when you get home. Long story short. Loco Moco 4-6 turkey patties 4-6…

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Greek Flatbread

March 12, 2021

Crispy crust. Savory filling. What more can you ask for? Greek Flatbread 1 tsp. olive oil 1 pkg. frozen spinach 3 handfuls fresh spinach 1 can artichoke hearts, non marinated, chopped 1/2 red onion, sliced 1/2 cup roasted red pepper 1 tsp. Greek Seasoning 3 oz. feta crumbles 8 oz. soft cream cheese 1 pkg.…

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Magical Mashed Potatoes

March 10, 2021

We love mashed potatoes. AND we always put a little butter on top. Because it’s mashed potatoes. But this recipe lowers the carbs, and adds more vegetables to your dinner menu. Yum. Magical Mashed Potatoes 3 russet potatoes, peeled and diced 1 head cauliflower, diced into large chunks Kosher salt 1/2 tsp. garlic powder Fresh…

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Ravioli Lasagna

March 8, 2021

Okay. Some days it’s best just to assemble a dinner of some special pre-made items, to make a great semi-homemade treat. Like this Ravioli Lasagna. It’s delicious. Creamy, cheesy and full of flavor. Ravioli Lasagna 1 pkg. fresh cheese ravioli (family size) 3 cups spinach 1 jar Tomato basil pesto 1- 14 oz. can fire…

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Chicken Marsala Stuffed Baked Potato

March 6, 2021

I LOVE using potatoes for easy, and affordable meals. And making this stuffed baked potato is really nice, a new way to eat this great recipe…. which makes dinner time for fun and changing this up, always makes dinner even better. Chicken Marsala Stuffed Baked Potato 5-6 medium russet potatoes 3 cups shredded cooked chicken…

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Semi- Homemade Ramen with Studio 5

March 5, 2021

Favorite “authentic” grocery store ramens: Nisson Roah Tonkotsu Nisson Roah Umami Soy Sauce Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Tonkotsu Toppings: Shredded Rotisserie Chicken Shrimp Sliced bbq Pork loin Soft boiled egg Candlestick carrots Diced green beans Sauteed Bok Choy, roughly chopped Pickled Jalapeno or sliced jalapeno Cilantro or parsley Sesame seeds Limes Sesame oil Sriricha sauce For…

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Loaded Bacon Breakfast Croissant

March 4, 2021

Loaded Bacon Breakfast Croissant 8 bakery croissants 1 lb. bacon slices, cooked 8 fried or sunny side up eggs Arugula Bacon Jam 8 cheddar slices This recipe is SOOOOO easy. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Place the croissants on a baking sheet. Warm through for 8 minutes or so. Cook your eggs, according to…

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Cheeseburger Egg Rolls in the Air Fryer!!

March 1, 2021

Okay. For fun. Let’s make a cheeseburger for dinner tonight, a favorite around here just a little differently. Cheeseburger Egg Roll 2 lbs. ground beef, lean 2 celery stalks diced small 1/2 cup shredded carrots 1/2 cup diced dill pickles 1/2 cup dehydrated minced onion 1 tbsp. dried parsley 1/2 tsp. Lawrys Seasoning Salt 1/2…

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Mexican Taco Skillet

February 25, 2021

Ever wonder what to do with those last 8 corn tortillas sitting in your fridge or pantry? They’re small, so they can’t be the “main ingredient” in my dinner, but they can be a filler. So let’s make something delicious with what we have on hand. (*checks the fridge for ingredients) This recipe is great,…

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Maple Bacon Scones

February 24, 2021

Benson may have eaten 3 of these scones. They are THAT good. Maple Bacon Scones 4 cups all purpose flour 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 1/2 tbsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 2 tbsp. divided maple flavoring 1 1/2 cups milk 1/3 cup heavy cream 1 tsp. lemon juice 1 egg 1 cube butter,…

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Moroccan Pilaf

February 22, 2021

This recipe is a NEW favorite and will be rotated through my meal prep and family dinner menu. It’s simple, full of many layers of flavor, and easily made ahead…. in fact I would go as far as saying it tastes better then next day. Moroccan Pilaf 5 oz. pkg Mahatma Yellow Rice 2 cups…

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Key Lime Pie Sugar Cookie

February 20, 2021

I. JUST. CAN’T. STOP. A new cookie recipe, every week for the forseeable future. Have an idea? Shoot me your flavor combo, and let’s make crazy OVER THE TOP sugar cookies until, well, forever. AND HOLY COW. This one is a keeper. Do you like Key Lime Pie? We do. The cookie recipe is my…

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Open Faced Breakfast Sandwich

February 16, 2021

The #2021foodtrend I am 100% behind. Over-the-top BREAKFASTS!!!! This one, was just a whim, a craving I had. And I just put together what was in my fridge. Hello #dinnerrescue! Using leftovers is my jam. Open Faced Sandwich Sourdough bread, toasted Quac or sliced avocado Ham slices Sunny side up egg, scrambled eggs, or fried…

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Pesto Ricotta & Kale Pizza

February 11, 2021

Pesto Ricotta & Kale Pizza Authentic Pizza Crust here 5 cups chopped kale 1 tbsp. grape seed oil or olive oil 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 1/2 cup pesto sauce 1/2 cup ricotta 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, or Monterey Jack cheese, grated 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese Prepare your dough, recipe from above.…

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Lemon Artichoke Pizza w/ Arugula

February 6, 2021

Lemon Artichoke Pizza w/ Arugula Pizza Crust (this recipe makes 2 large pizzas) 14 oz. can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered 1 lemon, sliced thin plus 1 tbsp. sugar 1/2 cup pesto sauce 1 cup shredded or fresh Mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese or cotija cheese 2-3 handfuls fresh arugula Balsamic glaze (optional) Prepare…

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Lemon Broccoli Pasta- easy weeknight meal

January 28, 2021

Easy weeknight meals. That’s what we all need. And if it takes just one pan to prepare, and vegetables are included, it’s a WIN in my book. Lemon Broccoli Pasta 1 lb. pasta 1 lb. broccoli florets, fresh 4 quarts water 2 tbsp. kosher salt 1 cup broth (vegetable or chicken) 1 lemon, zest and…

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Baked Roast Beef Sandwiches

January 26, 2021

This is the only picture that I was able to get. ALL 16 sandwiches were eaten. And eaten quickly. I’ve done another version of this recipe, you can find it here. I just swapped out the meat and cheese: 16 oz. sliced roast beef 8 slices provolone cheese, cut into quarter lengths Bake according to…

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Breakfast Burger- 2021 Food Trend w/ Studio 5

January 13, 2021

What’s better than a new burger idea…. and a burger for breakfast! My kids are so happy about this, you have no idea. We love burgers. We love breakfast. Seems like a match made in heaven. Breakfast Burger 6- 1/3 lb. beef hamburger patties, cooked to your liking 6- Bagel Thins, Everything Bagel Seasoning 1…

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Quinoa Hash- 2021 Food Trend- Breakfast

January 12, 2021

This recipe, is of course inspired by a meal I had with a friend. AND I knew I could make it at home, and enjoy it anytime I wanted. It’s great on it’s own, or with a side of scrambled eggs. Food trends of 2021 include big, amazing breakfasts. We love breakfast at our house,…

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Burger Mac Bake- a childhood favorite

December 21, 2020

This casserole is a childhood favorite of mine. My mom always made dinner special, and without a doubt, this casserole makes me smile and my heart happy each and every time. Burger Mac Bake (My favorite childhood dinner!) 1 lb. lean ground beef or ground turkey 1 small onion, diced 1 green pepper, diced 1…

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Moroccan Meatballs

December 12, 2020

The Christmas Wheel of Food. What a great idea! My spin? I landed on cinnamon. And in stead of choosing sweet, I opted to share this family favorite recipe, Moroccan Meatballs. This special recipe comes from my cookbook with Core 7 Fitness, Core 7 Fueled. You can grab your copy HERE. Watch my segment below!!!…

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The Winter Buddha Bowl

December 12, 2020

I taught one of my favorite recipes for a Christmas Zoom Cooking Class. WHICH WAS HEAPS OF FUN. Look for some great cooking classes via zoom in January! Meanwhile, you can make this delicious salad bowl. Winter Buddha Bowl 5 oz. spinach and arugula mix 8.5 oz. Seeds of Change Quinoa & brown rice 8…

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Roasted Butternut Squash Pizza w/ Gorgonzola & Sage Honey

November 26, 2020

For this pizza we are LAYERING flavors big time. Roasted butternut squash. Mushrooms. Onions. Gorgonzola. Cheese sauce. Sage Honey. Here’s a link to my most favorite pizza crust. I am really loving the sweet savory combination for comfort, and this pizza is a perfect representation of that. A surprise for your taste buds. How often…

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Best Ever Banana Cream Pie

November 22, 2020

What I’ve learned so far on my baking journey, YOU DON’T MESS WITH THE BEST. EVER. Brian’s mom makes the best banana cream pie. I’ve never had one better. And fun fact, I don’t really like bananas. Weird. But I love this banana cream pie. This pie is a family holiday tradition. I am happy…

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Cranberry Orange Scones & Giveaway with American Raw Honey

November 19, 2020

I have had the best time using American Raw Honey as my inspiration for this new scone recipe. I hope you are equally enjoying the other recipe I posted here. I have a few more amazing recipes ready to share throughout this holiday season!!! It’s truly one of my favorite times of year, especially for…

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Thanksgiving Breakfast Sandwich with American Raw Honey

November 17, 2020

You guys. I am so happy to share with you THIS recipe. Not only does it #usewhatyouhave aka LEFTOVERS, it uses Thanksgiving leftovers!!! Say what? I really do love a good open faced sandwich. And when it’s pretty, like this one is, (you eat with your eyes first), it’s just perfect. To make it even…

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Thanksgiving Leftovers with Studio 5

November 12, 2020

Welcome to my kitchen! Let’s talk Thanksgiving leftovers. You know you’re gonna have them. But what can you do with them to make them new and fresh? Here’s 3 NEW Thanksgiving Leftover recipes, just in time for my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving!! #usewhatyouhave Turkey & Brie Crescent Rolls 1/2 cup warm water 2 1/2 tsp. instant…

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DIY Rose Water Toner

October 29, 2020

Let’s do a little DIY. When I was a young mom, ahem….. I did DIY projects ALL THE TIME. But now that I’m older and wiser, my time is needed elsewhere and most often, I just buy things already done. Unless it costs a fortune. And to get really good rose water toner, it’s a…

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Triple Berry Crumble Pie

October 16, 2020

Pie. Pie is always a GREAT idea. And pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, an even better idea! This fresh pie is so good….. and hits the spot for a sweet comfort dessert. Triple Berry Crumble Pie 24 oz. fresh berries; blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries or blackberries 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup cornstarch…

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Pumpkin Sausage Ravioli

October 10, 2020

Pumpkin Sausage Ravioli 1 pkg. 18 oz. Rana Family Size Italian Sausage Ravioli (fresh) 1 cup chicken broth 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese 2 tbsp. bacon bits 2 tbsp. fresh sage for garnish 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt 1/4 tsp. fresh or ground nutmeg 1 tsp. dried basil In…

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Garden Series: Tomato Panzanella Salad

October 6, 2020

The last of the tomatoes are just about ripe. How about this great tomato salad for lunch, dinner or a side dish. It’s delicious. Gotta use all of the tomatoes ASAP. 8 oz. fresh Mozzarella balls 2 slices toasted whole wheat sourdough 1 cup cherry tomatoes 2 large beefsteak or red tomatoes 1 lb. baby…

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5 *NEW* Soup Season Recipes with Studio 5

October 5, 2020

Since 5 seems to be our favorite number, it’s time to share 5 NEW SOUP SEASON recipes with you on Studio 5! Cowboy Soup 1 lb. kielbasa sausage 1 lb. ground beef 1 small sweet onion 8 oz. canned green chilies 2 cups frozen sweet corn 2 cans Dr. Pepper beans 16 oz. chicken broth…

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Garden Series: Zucchini Fritatta

October 2, 2020

1 cup shredded frozen hash browns 1 medium zucchini, diced or grated, juices squeezed out 1 cup Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese 6-8 eggs 2 tbsp. minced onion 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt 2 green onions, diced 1 cup diced tomatoes for garnish 1/2 cup peppers diced for garnish 1 tbsp. olive oil Preheat…

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Shrimp Macaroni Salad

September 30, 2020

This simple recipe, is bound to become a favorite at our house. It was so delicious and I am ready for leftovers tonight. Shrimp Macaroni Salad 1 lb. jumbo shrimp 2 cups macaroni noodles 3 green onions, diced 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 tbsp. Cuban mustard (or spicy mustard) 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar or apple…

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Southern Apple Cake

September 25, 2020

This cake. THIS CAKE. Every fall I make this cake. And every fall I wonder why I don’t make it more often. It’s amazing. And even better the second day. Southern Apple Cake 1 1/3 cups vegetable oil 1 ½ cups sugar 3 eggs 2 ¾ cups whole wheat flour 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon…

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Cami’s Garlic Knots

September 19, 2020

Cami’s Garlic Knots Garlic Knots 1/4 cup butter, soft 1 cup milk 2 tbsp. instant yeast 1 tbsp. honey 1/2 tsp salt 1 large egg 3-3 1/2 cups flour Preheat your veon to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt the butter. Stir in milk and heat slowly, to warm. Then add…

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My Brother’s Pumpkin Scones w/ Studio 5

September 9, 2020

What’s my favorite fall treat? Without hesitation, these pumpkin scones. My brother gave me this recipe years ago, and it’s pretty fantastic. I won’t name any names, but two certain people in my family, ATE an entire batch minus the one I ate. And those TWO people loved every bite. So maybe the lesson is…

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NEW Hamburger Fried Rice w/ Studio 5

September 9, 2020

This is a fantastic NEW 20 minute meal…. thanks Studio 5 for a dinner rescue once again. Hamburger Fried Rice Olive oil 1 lb. ground beef 1 cup diced celery 1 small sweet onion diced 1 tbsp. dried parsley 3-4 drops smoke flavoring 1 tsp. garlic 1 tsp. kosher salt 2 cups cooked rice (I…

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Breakfast Baked Potato

September 9, 2020

Breakfast. Some say it’s the most important meal of the day. And I agree. I also would state that breakfast can be eaten for ANY meal of the day. Not just the morning. Here’s a fun baked egg recipe, with bacon, cheese, and of course I threw in some asparagus to make it even better.…

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Cream Cheese Wontons

September 3, 2020

We love take out, I just don’t always love the price especially with my large family. I thought it would be so much fun to make cream cheese wontons myself…. and so here we are. Delicious, crunchy and creamy, these wontons are a HIT. Gonna make them a lot I believe. Here’s my easy, recipe.…

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Homemade Salsa 2 Ways

September 1, 2020

My motto: #usewhatyouhave And this year, thanks to all the time I’ve had to garden in the summer of 2020, we have a TON of tomatoes. How about 2 new ways to make homemade salsa? I mean, we are smack dab in the middle of TOMATO season. I’ve made so much salsa, it’s crazy. But…

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Garden Series: Authentic Roasted Garden Marinara

August 30, 2020

So my friend Laurie and I love food. We love recipes. We were talking about the abundance of tomatoes, and she suggested I look up a recipe done by Tony Caputo online, years ago. So I went home and searched trusty google. And there is was. In all it’s glory. Mr. Caputo showed how to…

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Garden Series: Fresh Tomato & Mascarpone Galette

August 27, 2020

Thinking of all the things to make with these beautiful, ripe tomatoes. Seems as though each morning I wake up, there’s another 25 lbs. of tomatoes ready to use. This may be one of the best things so far with 2020. Gardening. And eating tomatoes. Fresh Tomato & Mascarpone Galette 3 large ripe tomatoes 4…

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Garden Series: Cheesy Zucchini Bread

August 23, 2020

I’m always looking for another great recipe to make with the hundreds of pounds of zucchini my garden produces. Here’s a savory bread…. full of cheese…. because cheese makes everything better. And if you want other great recipes for zucchini, TRY these recipes too. Lemon Zucchini Bread and for the chocolate lovers, and oldie but…

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Garden Series: Zucchini Baked Eggs

August 21, 2020

Breakfast. Brunch. Lunch. Or dinner. This recipe would be great. PLUS zucchini is basically everywhere during this summer season. It’s pretty much free. It’s simple to prepare and tastes amazing. Crunchy and cheesy zucchini is on my favorite foods list. Zucchini Baked Eggs 4 cups cubed zucchini 1 egg, beaten 1 cup Parmesan cheese Garlic…

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Bang Bang Shrimp Bowl

August 19, 2020

Raise your hand if you need some help with dinner? These last 6 months have worn me right out. I’m all for easy, semi homemade, and something that comes together in 20 minutes. We love Bang Bang Shrimp. And so these shrimp bowls were light, delightful to serve, fun and easy. For sure hitting our…

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Cami’s Spaghetti Waffle w/ Chicken Parm

August 16, 2020

Sometimes dinner needs to be FUN. This dinner is super easy, using prepared items from the store. Get the kids involved, and let them assist or do the whole thing themselves. I love this recipe! After the LONGEST summer of our lives, you just need a dinner you don’t make from scratch. #semihomemade Easy Chicken…

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Garden Series: Canning Fresh Marinara Sauce

August 8, 2020

Tomatoes. Tomatoes. Tomatoes. I came home from Montana, and found about 25 lbs of tomatoes to use. Salsa is always a go to. Last year I did Tomato Jam. Which is awesome. But why not try something new? A marinara perhaps? I love a great bowl of fresh sauce and pasta. Don’t you? And because…

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Mexican Braised Beef- 5 ways w/ Studio 5

August 6, 2020

One recipe. Served up 5 different ways. You know I love to #usewhatyouhave…. kinda a motto around here. So, when I do make something like this Mexican braised beef, I want to plan how to make it stretch into more than one meal. Here’s what I would do for my family. PS- the Heuvos Rancheros…

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Cami’s Waffle Mozzarella Sticks

July 30, 2020

I am SO PROUD of Cami. She wanted to make these cheese sticks for while, but she’s determined to not fry them. So she put them in the waffle maker. Cause why not? Other people do. Here’s her recipe, she made it by herself, and I got to taste test it for her. I had…

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Hoisin Salmon Bowl

July 28, 2020

Raise your hand if you need a new weeknight dinner idea? ME!!! I love to incorporate fish into our dinner rotation. Salmon is for sure a favorite around here. And with a quick cooking time, dinner can be done is 25 minutes flat. I’m all for that kind of a combo. Hoisin Salmon Bowl 2…

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Raspberry Basil Lemonade w/ 3 ingredients!!!

July 24, 2020

You just need 3 things to make this lemonade incredibly refreshing on a hot day. This recipe was made for celebrating summertime. Raspberry Basil Lemonade (Makes 6 servings) 3 cups frozen raspberries 52 oz. Simply Lemonade with Raspberry 1 bunch fresh basil Layer 1/3 cup frozen raspberries, in a glass cup, then add some sliced…

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Garden Series: Toasted Sourdough Bruschetta

July 20, 2020

This recipe is really so easy. I 100% believe the more basic the ingredients the better the tomatoes shine! And this recipe is MADE just for fresh garden tomatoes. It doesn’t get any better than RIGHT NOW to make these. I like to serve them for a light dinner, maybe with a fried egg on…

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Cheddar Jalapeno Tater Tot Bake

July 18, 2020

We love tater tots around here. AND we love to eat chili. Here’s great simple recipe, that combines both of our favorites….. a little spicy, a little cheesy and a whole lot of tots. Cheddar Jalapeno Tater Tot Bake 1 lb. ground beef 1 small onion, diced 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. smoked paprika…

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Cami’s Pretzel Bites

July 15, 2020

Cami makes these little beauties for us…. of course they have become our FAVORITE quarantine snack. They are easy, tasty and so pretty. I hope you love them as much as we do. In fact, let’s make some again today Cami!!! Homemade Pretzel Bites 1 1/2 cup warm water 1 tsp. sugar 2 1/2 tsp.…

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Summer Shrimp Ceviche

July 9, 2020

Summer nights. Spending all day in the sun. Water. And then you come home. What in the world are you going to make for dinner? Eating healthier and lighter during the summer, just got a whole lot easier. Make this no cook, shrimp ceviche….. serve it with chips, grilled vegetables, sliced fruit, or some fresh…

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Garden Series: Swiss Chard & Ricotta w/ Linguine

July 6, 2020

Gardening is one of my favorite things. I love growing my own food. I love seeing the change in the garden from day to day. I love every part. EVEN weeding the garden! And the harvest, is so sweet to me. Let’s create some fabulous garden inspired recipes this summer, starting with this delicious pasta…

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4th of JULY: Favorite Summer Recipes Roundup

July 3, 2020

Here’s some of MY FAVORITE Summer Recipes…… all in one place! Side dishes, main dishes, desserts. The best of the best. I’ve given you all the things needed to make some delicious recipes this weekend, and all summer long. Just simply get your ingredients and make them. Happy 4th of JULY everyone! Aren’t we lucky…

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Sweet Potato Fries & Core 7 Fueled Cookbook

July 2, 2020

One of my most favorite recipes from the Core 7 Fueled Cookbook, I want to share it with you TODAY! Sweet Potato Fries. Sweet Potato FriesServes 6Fat 5 || Carbs 20 || Protein 15 || Calories 184GF, Vegan & Whole 30- no cheese 4 large sweet potatoes1 tsp. Kosher salt3 garlic cloves, minced1 tsp. dried…

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Pizza Rolls w/ my sister

June 30, 2020

My sis is visiting…. and we made lunch for all the kiddos. I made my trusty recipe for Feather Rolls, then added pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese and pepperoni. Bake. Eat. And eat some more. Pizza Rolls Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. 1/2 cup warm water 2 1/2 tsp. instant yeast 1 cup scalded milk…

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Loaded Breakfast Muffins

June 29, 2020

So I woke up this morning. And I was hungry. Stomach growling hungry. And this recipe was in my head. So now, here it is for you to make and enjoy too. This recipe is a KEEPER. Loaded Breakfast Muffins 2 cups all purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 tbsp. baking powder 1/2…

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Fool Proof Crepes

June 24, 2020

Crepes can be intimidating. BUT not to worry, this easy and fool proof recipes makes the process pretty perfect. And the sky is the limit for possible fillings. What it does take is time. So to prepare a double batch, and fill with the filling, once the crepes were room temperature was about a hour…

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Ham & Cheese Rolls

June 18, 2020

Today is National Picnic Day. And these little pieces of heaven would be great at your next picnic or even your next road trip! All in one sandwich. And it’s homemade. So it’s pretty perfect. Ham and Cheese Rolls Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. 1/2 cup warm water 2 1/2 tsp. instant yeast 1…

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Meatless Meals…. a new Dinner Rescue w/ Studio 5

June 16, 2020

AKA Chickpea Tikki Masala You asked, and we are giving you delicious meals, that are meatless…. that could almost make themselves….. with very little time or effort, you can have delicious meals, your family will love. Here’s the Chickpea Tikki Masala. Chickpea Tikki Masala 2 cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained 3 carrots, diced 1 sweet…

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Modern Food Storage

May 27, 2020

So apparently a world-wide pandemic does happen in your lifetime. AND you get to stay at home FOREVER, and feed your family, every single day. Why are they always hungry? I consider myself a pretty prepared person. My husband and I have food storage. We plan. We try to stay within a budget, (we meaning…

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Greek Feta Wrap w/ FRESH Tortillas

May 19, 2020

THIS 20 minute meal is for sure a new addition to OUR menu. It may be a weekly rotation for a while. Because we are a little bored with the #quarantinekitchen life we’ve been living for, since well forever it seems. I served it with a side of tator tots, because, #momlife and the kids…

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Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cupcakes

May 12, 2020

Basically these are healthy muffins with chocolate mousse frosting. So, muffins with frosting are CUPCAKES. For real. This chocolate avocado muffins is a favorite around here, and we eat them just as fast as we can bake them. And paired with a little mousse frosting, they are To. Die. For. Chocolate Avocado Muffins from Core…

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Fresh Handmade Tortillas

May 7, 2020

Would you believe I’ve had this recipe for years and NEVER made it until now? I mean. WHY? WHAT WAS I THINKING? Now in just a matter of a couple weeks, Cami is our resident tortilla pro. PLUS no more buying fresh tortillas from the store, which will save me a whopping $20 per month.…

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Baked Spaghetti

April 25, 2020

Use your leftover pasta to create this easy, tasty and comforting dish. Any kind of leftover pasta will do. Penne, Ziti, Linguine, Lemon Picatta…. Do you have leftover pasta in the fridge? Raise your hand? #usewhatyouhave You ALL know my motto. I love the challenge of using what you have. And making something new again.…

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Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Potatoes w/ Bacon

April 25, 2020

You guys. This recipe is FULL of broccoli. And my kids eat it all gone. Every single time. I’ve been making this easy meal for weeks now, at least once a week actually, and it’s a hit every time. It may be the cheese. Or the bacon, but who cares. I’ll take it as a…

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Churro Sugar Cookies

April 23, 2020

We’re still eating our feelings. Not every day, but more than normal. And this is what happens when one person wants to make sugar cookies (Cami), and the other person wants to try a new flavor combination (me). You think you’re making a cinnamon roll sugar cookie, but it tastes exactly like a CHURRO. Which…

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Tamale Pie w/ Food Storage

April 17, 2020

Alrighty. Upping my food storage meal game with this great recipe. This recipe has been in my archives for just about 20 years. I made it a lot when the kids were little. I don’t know why I stopped making it. Now we are making it again. A lot. With pantry staples. There’s some substitutions…

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Wacky Cake

April 15, 2020

Chocolate. Chocolate Cake. Need a good, easy fool proof cake? I want to share with you a great chocolate cake recipe from the Paul family. Wacky Cake. At this time, we NEED chocolate. I mean, by 3 pm each day, we could all use some chocolate to relieve the stress of it all. I still…

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Chicken & Dumplings w/ Food Storage

April 8, 2020

This recipe is a staple for our family. And I like to keep all the ingredients on hand, and in my fridge, pantry for #foodstorage. Chicken and Dumplings- it’s great comfort food that feeds your heart, soul and body in times like these. This recipe is filling, so there’s usually some leftovers. Dehydrated vegetables, canned…

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Huckleberry Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

April 5, 2020

Oh yes I did! Why not. Adding more flavors, cleaning out the fridge, means all kinds of possibilities when it comes to making recipes. I had a 1/2 jar of Montana huckleberry syrup left. So Cami and I added it to the cinnamon roll butter; butter, cinnamon and sugar mixture. Bam. New flavors. Layers of…

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Loaded Potato Chowder w/ Food Storage

April 3, 2020

This recipe. Holy cow. It’s hearty and filling. And delicious. And makes enough for my big family to have 2 dinners. Which means less time for me in the kitchen. #winning Loaded Potato Chowder 1/2 small sweet onion or 1/3 cup dehydrated onion flakes 4 celery stalks 1- 1 lb. bag Southern style hash browns…

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Ham Jalapeno Fritter w/ Studio 5

April 3, 2020

Here’s a fun, out of the box recipes I made for lunch with what I had on hand. It was probably my most favorite fritter recipe to date. Spicy and full of roasted ham (I roasted a ham overnight in my crock pot last week and froze it into pint size freezer bags. Meals for…

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Sourdough Whole Wheat Bread w / sourdough starter

March 31, 2020

Guys. I’ve been wanting to make a sourdough starter since, well F O R E V E R. And since I have so much time at home, with LOTS of people to feed, I guess there’s no time like the present. Right? Making whole wheat bread is easy. And this recipe turned out perfect. Nice…

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Crack Chili- from my brother

March 30, 2020

I guess it’s in the jeans. I mean genes. My brother is an amazing baker and chef in his own right…. and I love it when he shares recipes with me. Here’s one he made last week using FOOD STORAGE. Thanks Dave! It was amazing. And the kids are asking for it again. Crack Chili…

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Banana Cream Pie Parfait

March 27, 2020

Because NOW is the time to make something tasty, light and fresh. We could all use a Banana Cream Pie Parfait this weekend. Here’s the recipe. I hope you love it as much as we did. Banana Cream Pie Parfait 5 cups whole milk or half and half 1 cup sugar ½ cup cornstarch 2…

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Cabbage Roll Soup w/ Food Storage on Studio 5

March 19, 2020

Here’s the #foodstorage recipe that I shared today on Studio 5. Remember to substitute items, use what you have, and enjoy this journey. Don’t be afraid to try new things, new items, and use variations. Stuffed Cabbage Soup ½ lb. ground beef ½ lb. ground mild Italian sausage 1 red bell pepper 1 onion, diced…

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Sugar Cookies w/ Food Storage on Studio 5

March 19, 2020

You guys. This is getting fun! One of the things I firmly believe in, it trying to keep some of your favorite items on the table to eat in times of stress or uncertainty. If my kids see me baking, and know it makes me happy, then they can eat and enjoy the cookies, which…

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Brown Sugar Muffins w/ Food Storage

March 16, 2020

This is going to be added to my list of popular recipes, as I am sure we are all beginning to believe food storage was a good idea. I personally never thought I’d really use it at all. But here we are. Food storage for the win! #thisis2020 Brown Sugar Muffins Cream together: 1/2 cup…

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Activities for my 7 year old- #quarantine #thisis2020

March 16, 2020

Here’s a couple of things I printed to keep my 7 year old busy. There are so many things online, to help me keep my sanity during this quarantine. I know. It’s officially Day 1, and we have had tears, time-outs, and everyone is on edge. Online school starts on Wednesday. I can’t wait. Here’s…

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Pinto Bean Soup w/ Food Storage

March 13, 2020

Food storage. Let’s chat for a hot second. Do you have it? Do you wonder what you’re gonna make with it? Do you need good recipes for it? Do you have beans? Well, if your answer is YES to all those questions, and want to make a delicious lunch or dinner, this is the recipe…

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Salt Lake Tribune Home & Garden Show RECIPES

March 7, 2020

Hey! Here’s the recipes from my class this weekend at the Mountain America Expo Center. They were so delicious….. a favorite chocolate avocado muffins….. from Core 7 Fueled and some new recipes….. with Lemon. LEMON everything is my theme for spring. Happy baking, and dinnertime! XO Chocolate Avocado Muffins Fat 8 || Carbs 13 ||…

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Lemon Picatta Skillet

March 3, 2020

Hey, wanna taste test a new recipe for me? Cool. Here’s the recipe, I made up with what I had on hand, and it’s rich and creamy and full of layers of flavor. Lemon Picatta Skillet 4 chicken cutlets 2 tbsp. olive oil 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, plus 1 cup for sauce Kosher salt Badia…

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Cami’s Chicken Broccoli Alfredo (NEW)

February 22, 2020

Cami is loving to cook. And if I’ve learned anything as a parent, is to let your kids develop their talents. And Cami LOVES to cook and bake. And I LOVE to allow that to happen. Rarely the week goes by without her making creations in the kitchen. She makes dinner sometimes twice a week,…

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Honey Walnut Shrimp

February 17, 2020

I first did this recipe for Studio 5 in September 2013. And it’s still a favorite that I order every time I go to Asian Star here in Midvale, Utah. I made this for Valentine’s Day this year, and I am now going to make this a tradition each Valentine’s Day. Honey Walnut Shrimp. (*mouth…

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Dine- In Valentine’s Day Menu with Studio 5

February 12, 2020

This menu was so much fun to prepare. I asked YOU on Instagram what kind of a special dinner you wanted to learn how to make. Chicken Parmesan, Chicken Fried Steak, and Steak and potatoes were the top 3 requested meals. And Brian picked the Steak and potatoes for the menu. Its a great menu…

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Blueberry Coconut Parfait

February 11, 2020

Hey! I made these little gems for #mealprep and it WAS amazing. So, let me share this recipe with you asap. You can make it with me. Because you know, I love a good recipe for meal prep. Blueberry Coconut Parfait Fage 2% yogurt, or Greek unsweetened yogurt Unsweetened coconut flakes Bob’s Red Mill Coconut…

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Roasted Strawberry No- Bake Cheesecake

February 9, 2020

This new recipe was inspired by my friend Shelli. It was her bday, and I wanted to make something super special for her celebration. I love roasted fruit, and I was aching to make something light and lemony. So here’s the new recipe, Roasted Stawberry No-Bake Cheesecake. Yum. This would be a perfect dessert for…

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Moroccan Meatballs

February 6, 2020

One of my most requested recipes for meal prep, Moroccan Meatballs. It’s a great recipe, freezes well, and reheats just as nicely. Also, who doesn’t love meatballs? Moroccan Meatballs 1 lb. ground turkey 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. cardamom 1 tsp. coriander ½ tsp. garlic 1 tsp. basil 1 tsp. Kosher salt 28 oz can…

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Turkey Mushroom Burger

February 4, 2020

Turkey Mushroom Burger & Gravy 1 ½ lbs. ground lean turkey 1 tbsp. coconut oil 2 cups sliced mushrooms 1 small onion, diced 1 tbsp. basil 1 tsp. Kosher salt ½ tsp. black pepper ½ tsp. garlic powder 2 tbsp. gluten free flour 1 cup chicken broth 1 cup lite coconut milk 2 bay leaves…

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Teriyaki Chicken Pizza- more Japanese Italian Fusion

February 1, 2020

First let’s talk authentic pizza crust. My cousin gave me this recipe YEARS ago, and I’ve never made another crust since. It’s the perfect combo of crunchy, chewy and soft all rolled into one recipes. Authentic Pizza Crust 1 ¾ cups warm water 4 cups flour 1 tablespoon instant yeast 2 teaspoon salt Mix water,…

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Better than TAKEOUT- Vegetable Tikki Masala

January 31, 2020

This recipe is so fast! And it’s totally delicious. Win-Win. Vegetable Tikki Masala 2 cups cooked Jasmine rice 1 medium potato 2 carrots, diced 2 celery stalks diced 1 small onion 12 oz. garbanzo beans, drained 2 bay leaves 1 tsp. Kosher salt 1 tsp. Garam Masala 1 jar Patak’s Tikki Masala sauce 14 oz.…

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Fried Angel Food Cake

January 30, 2020

Here’s some proof that most everything is BETTER with BUTTER. Fried Angel Food Cake is just that. I used a store bought angel food cake and made it even better by frying it in a little butter, in a non stick pan. Then topping it with fresh whipped cream, strawberries, and caramel sauce because my…

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Japanese- Italian Fusion with Studio 5

January 17, 2020

This was probably one of the best assignments I’ve been given since I joined Studio 5 as a food contributor. Really. The best. Japanese- Italian Fusion. It’s a 2020 food trend, that you’ll start to see pop up. But why wait? I’ve created a fantastic recipe you can make at home inspired by my time…

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Pizza Chicken on Studio 5

January 9, 2020

Grilled Pizza Chicken & Veggies 4-6 chicken cutlets Olive oil Kosher salt Badia complete seasoning 1 cup crushed tomatoes 6 slices fresh mozzarella cheese Toppings: Black olives Green pepper Pepperoni Cooked sausage Parmesan cheese Sliced onions Mushrooms Fresh basil Asparagus Broccoli Prepare your grill to 400 degrees. You can also bake the chicken or use…

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Sunday Pot Roast on Studio 5

January 7, 2020

My favorite dinner of all time. I believe sometimes this meal gets a bad rap. But really, take away all the extras that are added and it’s healthy. Plus, this recipe is packed with lots of flavor. YUM. Sunday Pot Roast 2-3 lb.s Beef Chuck roast 4 medium carrots 1 small onion 6 russet potatoes…

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Salsa Chicken on Studio 5

January 7, 2020

Salsa Chicken 2 lbs. frozen chicken breast 1 cup your favorite salsa 1 tsp.-1 tbsp. yellow curry 1 tsp. Kosher salt Rice or Quinoa for serving Green onion and cilantro for garnish Place the chicken, salsa, curry, and salt in an instant pot. Cook on high pressure for 25-30 minutes. Once the pressure has released,…

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Christmas Cherry Cookie Bars

December 24, 2019

While I was growing up, my mother always made cherry almond cookies for Christmas. We would eat the cookie dough and cherries before they ever made the oven. She had to double the batch to make enough for the neighbors. This cookie bar is still a tradition in our family. 1 cup butter, softened 1…

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December 21, 2019

It all started a long time ago, when my grandmother would purchase Malfatti from The Depot in Napa, California. We loved them for the holidays, and when our family moved to Utah, my grandma would buy them by the quart, and freeze them. She packed them in her carry on bag for us to enjoy.…

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20 minute meal- Bacon Broccoli Orichette

December 7, 2019

This recipe is a one skillet meal. And takes only about 20 minutes to put it together. Boiling the pasta, literally takes the longest time. Let’s make dinner together tonight! Bacon Broccoli Orichette 1 cup diced pre- cooked bacon 4 cups broccoli 1 lb. orichette pasta 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes 1/2…

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5 Recipes you need for SOUP SEASON. Now.

December 4, 2019

Hey! Here’s a bunch, 5 to be exact, soup and chili recipes for you to add to your menu planning. Segment will air with Studio 5, on December 23, 2019. Happy soup making! Award Winning Cincinnati Chili 3 lbs. ground turkey or lean ground beef or a combo of both 2 sweet onions, diced 3…

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Hawaiian Pork Kolaches

December 4, 2019

This recipes combines 2 of my favorites. Kolaches. Kahlua Pork. I feel like there is nothing I can say to make this recipe any better than it already is, than, please. Add these ingredients to your menu STAT. Kahlua Pork 3-4 lb. pork shoulder or rump roast 2 tbsp. kosher or Hawaiian salt 1/2 tsp.…

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Hawaiian Mac Salad

December 3, 2019

Hawaiian Mac Salad (traditional) ½ cup shredded carrots 1 tsp. kosher salt 1 tbsp. coconut sugar 1 cup mayonnaise 2 medium russet potatoes, peeled and diced 2 cups macaroni noodles ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese In a large saucepan with water, bring to a boil. Add the macaroni, and potatoes and cook until tender,…

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White Chocolate Caramel Maple Bacon Popcorn. Shut. The. Front. Door.

November 25, 2019

For those of us who LOVE sweet and salty recipes, here’s a great popcorn that has it all. Inspired by Daylyn at Studio 5. White Chocolate Caramel Maple Bacon Popcorn 1 bag Orville Reddenbacker’s Natural Popcorn 1 bag Pop Secret Caramel popcorn 1 cup melted chocolate 1/2 cup salted caramel sauce 1/4 cup Maple Bourbon…

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Thanksgiving Buddha Bowl

November 23, 2019

Raise your hand if you need a new recipe to use with your Thanksgiving leftovers? I do. We’ve all made a turkey casserole, turkey chowder, turkey and dumplings, turkey sandwiches. Let’s do something NEW, something DIFFERENT, something HEALTHY. A Thanksgiving Buddha Bowl. What you’ll need: Arugula and spinach mix Seeds of change quinoa rice mixture…

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-Melt in your mouth- Pumpkin Cookies with salted caramel frosting

November 9, 2019

I made these cookies today. And they turned out PERFECT. You can watch my stories, on INSTAGRAM… and see how this NEW recipe came together. Follow me @therealwendypaul… you’ll be so glad you did. Pumpkin Cookies with Salted Caramel Buttercream  1 cup butter 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla…

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I can’t stop making this recipe….

November 5, 2019

This recipe IS amazeballs. I’ve made it 5 x’s so far…. and I only crave it more and more. It’s become a favorite around here. Broccoli Alfredo with Spaghetti Squash 4 cups diced, fresh broccoli 2 lb. Spaghetti Squash 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes 1 small onion, diced 1 cup vegetable broth 1/2 cup heavy cream…

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Autumn Bolognese with Ravioli- A quick Dinner Rescue

November 4, 2019

It’s always a beautiful thing, when a dinner warms your heart and soul, as well as your belly. This recipe is RICH with flavor and is fast and easy to assemble. It’s so amazing….. I just can’t. I can’t seem to describe it adequately. Just make it. You’ll be so glad you did. Autumn Bolognese…

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Studio 5- *NEW* recipe for Salisbury Meatballs

October 31, 2019

Looking for a delicious, hearty, warm meal to fill your tummies on a cold winter’s day? Like tonight? Make these meatballs, and serve them over, mashed potatoes. You’ll be on everyone’s favorites list. Promise. Salisbury Meatballs 2 small sweet onions, diced 1 tsp. olive oil 2 tbsp. brown sugar or unrefined coconut sugar 2 cups…

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Hawaiian Pork Sliders with Studio 5

October 31, 2019

Hey! It’s witching hour. Literally. Here’s a great easy pulled pork recipe, I like to serve with buns, slaw or mac salad. Easy dinner. And everyone is happy with full tummies. Dinner can be ready, and you can use this recipe in the instant pot too. Sweet Hawaiian Pulled Pork 2-3 lbs.  pork loin ½…

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Halloween Dinner with Studio 5 – Creamy Chicken & Gnocchi Dumplings

October 31, 2019

Easy, fast, and comfort food. Perfect for a cold night like this one…. and it can be kept warm until all the kiddos eat, and then eat again after trick-or-treating. Have a safe and fun night. Creamy Chicken & Gnocchi Dumplings 1 cup celery 1 cup diced carrots 2 russet potatoes, diced 1 small onion,…

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Award winning Cincinnati Chili

October 28, 2019

Here’s the thing. I love to cook. And I also love to share what I make with those I love. If I feed you, I love you. My neighborhood was hosting a Halloween party with a chili cook off. I had heard of this event, but didn’t know the details. Brian asked me if I…

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Harvest Buddha Bowl

October 15, 2019

I wanted something new. I needed to create a new Buddha bowl. One that could also feed the masses for the Rooted in Truth retreat. And this is what came to be. Delicious. Filling. Sweet. Savory. 6 cups arugula or spring mix 2 cups Rice and quinoa mix ( like love Seeds of Change brand)…

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Cajun Shrimp Gnocchi

October 12, 2019

Comfort food. I seem to be craving it ALL. THE. TIME. Therefore here’s another great comfort food recipe. I posted how I made in on Instagram- in my highlights. Follow me at @therealwendypaul. 1 1/2 lb. large shrimp , shelled and prepped 1 lb. pkg. gnocchi 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, sliced in half 1/2…

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Apple Caramel Quinoa Porridge- Feeding the masses

October 11, 2019

Okay folks. Here’s a hearty and sweet quinoa porridge just for you! I made it at the Rooted in Truth Retreat last weekend for Core 7 Fitness. It’s NEW and delicious. Dairy free- gluten free. 2 cups quinoa 4 cups water 1 tsp kosher salt 1/3 cup brown sugar 3 Honeycrisp apples, cored and diced…

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5 recipes, 5 ingredients EACH

October 2, 2019

Hey! Raise your hand if you need… 1- easy and quick recipes 2- delicious dinners for your entire family 3- new recipes to change up your meal plan 4- to stay on budget 5- recipes that have only 5 ingredients GO here to watch the segment and get these fabulous recipes Here’s my 5 recipes,…

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Tomato Bisque with Tortellini

October 2, 2019

Tomato Bisque with Tortellini 1 small onion or shallot diced 1 tsp. olive oil 1 tbsp. dried basil 1 tsp. Kosher salt if needed 1 tbsp. unrefined coconut sugar 28 oz. crushed tomatoes 1 can or 12 oz. coconut milk or heavy cream or half n half 1/2 – 1 lb. frozen tortellini In a…

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Salted Caramel Coconut Sugar Cookies *NEW*

September 12, 2019

I am literally ALWAYS thinking of ways to up my game with delicious sugar cookies. And so, I introduce to you this special recipe. You can thank me later. Happy Baking! XO Salted Caramel Coconut Sugar Cookies 1 cup softened butter 3/4 cup vegetable oil 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1 tbsp. water…

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Chicken Stuffed Zucchini Poppers

August 28, 2019

Chicken Stuffed Zucchini Poppers (dairy free, gluten free) 4 small zucchini 3 cups shredded chicken 1/2 cup whole coconut milk 2 jalapeno, roasted and seeded 1 tbsp. chunky garlic paste 1 tsp. Kosher salt 1 tbsp. dried basil 1 cup diced bacon, cooked Cut the zucchini, in half lengthwise, and using a spoon, to take…

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Pizza Mac N Cheese

August 25, 2019

Here’s a new version of my favorite recipe, homemade macaroni and cheese. It’s pretty dang good. And I’ve already made plans to make it again next week. It’s totally being added to my regular rotation. The kids are basically demanding it. I use my basic Macaroni and Cheese recipe, here. Then top it with this……

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Mediterranean Turkey Burger

August 12, 2019

Mediterranean Turkey Burgers 2 lbs. ground turkey 2 green onions, diced 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. Basil paste or fresh chopped basil Roasted red peppers 1 cucumber 1 red onion, sliced 2 cups spinach Ciabatta rolls, toasted or grilled Tomato Jam http://wendypaulcreations.com/tomato-jam/ Yogurt sauce:8 oz. Greek yogurt  4 oz. feta cheese 1 tsp. dried dill 1…

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Curry Chicken Pasta Salad – a family recipe

August 6, 2019

It’s flavors are simple, yet strong. And it’s so easy and quick to assemble. I hope you love it!!!! (Also, take out the pasta, and use it for chicken salad sandwiches….. to. die. for. Chicken Curry Pasta Salad 4 chicken breasts, grilled or broiled or rotisserie chicken 1 lb. pasta, cooked and drained 3 green…

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Raspberry Pie Bars

July 17, 2019

Raspberry Pie Bars. Delicious from the very start. Hope you love them as much as my family has. Filling: 48 oz. frozen raspberries 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 tbsp. cornstarch Gently combine all ingredients and set aside. Crumble: 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup coconut flour 1 cup sugar Pinch of salt 1 tsp.…

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Cherry Crumble

June 30, 2019

Hey! Another fresh cherry recipe. I love seasonal baking, don’t you? Cherry Crumble Preheat your oven to 400°. 3 cups fresh pitted cherries 1 cup brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract Pinch of salt 2 tsp. Cornstarch Gently mix together to coat all the cherries. Set aside. Make the crumble topping… 1 cup all purpose…

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Cherry Almond Scones *NEW*

June 26, 2019

Cherry season is right upon us. We had a bunch of cherries on our tree at our old house (now rental) and I could not let these beauties go to waste. I have a feeling a lot of cherry recipes will be coming soon. Cherry Almond Scones 1 cup almond flour 3 cups all purpose…

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Lemon Shrimp Pasta on Studio 5

June 22, 2019

While in Spokane visiting my sister, I was watching TV with Grace. She’s 9. And we saw this amazing fish pasta, and thus this recipe was born. It’s a great recipe that simple and fast, AND light. And it has lemon. So it’s pretty perfect. Lemon Shrimp Pasta1 lb. thin spaghetti Olive oil 1 lb.…

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My Top 10 EASY, HEALTHY and CHEAP meals

June 19, 2019

I’ve had some requests for a list of some easy, healthy and cheap meals ALL in one place. Recipes that are also pretty budget friendly, that can be made quickly, in the crock pot or instant pot. So here is MY Go- To list. AND, I do make these all the time for my family.…

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Chocolate strawberry shortcake

June 15, 2019

This may be on repeat until my strawberry patch quits producing. 3 cups flour 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder 1 tbsp. Baking powder Pinch of kosher sakt 3/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup cold butter Sweetened heavy whipped cream Ganache Strawberries Preheat your oven to 420°. Prepare your chocolate biscuit. In a…

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Summer Roasted veggie pasta salad

June 5, 2019

For my daughter’s graduation party, I wanted to make some tasty salads, that could feed the masses and still be delicious. THIS is the salad to make. 1 lb spiral pasta 1 can artichoke hearts, drained 1 can garbanzo beans, drained 1 cup kalamata olives 1/2 cup sundries tomatoes 1/2 cup Newman’s Own light balsamic…

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Almond Pistachio Cookie * NEW*

March 14, 2019

So the weather around here started to act like spring. Then totally faked us out and snowed. And by snow, I mean really a good ole winter storm in the middle of March. So I baked. And this cookie idea turned out just as good as I though it would be. These little cookies are…

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Salmon Quinoa Patties

March 6, 2019

A new recipe, which is quickly becoming a staple for my weekly meal planning!!! This salmon quinoa patty offers the traditional rich, decadent, flavor, and is so easy to put together. Super healthy too! Reheating for your meals throughout the week is also a bonus. Takes hardly any time! Healthy lunches are my favorite. Did…

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Chocolate Zucchini muffins and a giveaway

March 2, 2019

Let’s talk measuring spoons. First. they need to be durable. I want a product that can last. I mean, I practically bake every single day. Or cook. So you can rest assured I have used them a lot. Second. They need to be easy to use. Having them bundled together with a ring, I’m always…

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72 Hour Kits- start here

February 26, 2019

72 Hour Kits. A hot topic, as of late. In the last week or so, 2 miles from my home has been the center of over 100 earthquakes. In Utah. Yes. I’m originally from California, and it feels like I moved back overnight. I’ve been in large earthquakes, I grew up with them. It’s only…

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Dinner Rescue with Studio 5

February 1, 2019

What do you make when you have nothing left in the fridge or pantry?   You call on ME! And I show up to your door, and invite myself into your kitchen, along with a film crew and my producer Stephanie. And we make dinner together!!! It’s so much fun!   My new BFF Katie…

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Chocolate Raspberry Trifle

January 29, 2019

  Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Here’s a favorite dessert, that my brother in law inspired…. it’s from the 101 Gourmet No Bake Desserts cookbook (the purple one). You can get it here. There are so  many fantastic recipes in there. It’s a great cookbook to have on hand.   Three words. Chocolate.…

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Meyer Lemon Rolls

January 20, 2019

The first time I ever made homemade bread I was a freshman in college. My grandma sent me her white bread recipe. I was so excited to make it. I totally bombed it. I mean, it was a heap of something, nothing like I remembered her bread being. In fact, if thrown out of my…

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SOUP SEASON: Beef and Pierogi Stew

January 12, 2019

Here’s the thing. Beef stew is a wintertime dinner staple in our home.  BUT I wanted to make it different. So why not add a potato dumpling? Bam. New recipe created just like that. I just purchased Mrs. T’s Pierogies, because semi- handmade is my jam right now. But  make your own if you’d like.…

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Authentic Pizza Crust

January 9, 2019

I received this recipe from my cousin years ago- thanks Missy. It’s pretty perfect if I do say so myself, a recipe I know by heart. And use all the time. (I’m still working on the best gluten free crust recipe. When I discover it, I will let you all know that one too.)  …

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Cuban Black Beans

December 23, 2018

I’m in love with these beans. I’ve featured this recipe on Dinner Rescue…… and I am making them again, for 75 people for a wedding at the end of the month. Yes, they are delicious. Hearty. Filling. Satisfying. And good for a side dish or over rice as the main dish for dinner. A meatless…

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Lemon Curd

December 21, 2018

  Easy Lemon Curd 6 egg yolks 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp. cornstarch Juice and zest of 2 medium lemons 6 tbsp. cold butter In a medium sauce pan, combine egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch juice and lemon zest. Whisk together over medium heat, until sauce comes to a simmer. Stir for 1 minute, then remove…

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Mushroom & Polenta Appetizer

December 19, 2018

  Mushroom & Polenta Appetizer 16 oz. ready made polenta tube Olive oil 2 cups sliced mushrooms 4 cups spinach & arugula mix 3 green onions, diced 1 tbsp. Garden Gourmet chunky garlic Kosher salt Blue cheese for garnish   Preheat your large skillet over medium high heat.   Prepare the polenta. Cutting 1/2″ discs.…

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Dinner Rescue: Creamy Tomato Pesto Gnocchi

December 17, 2018

  Here’s your new 15 minute meal for the week. I’ve made it multiple times in the last few weeks, and we simply can’t get enough.       Creamy Tomato Pesto Gnocchi 1 lb. pkg. gnocchi 1 tbsp. olive oil 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast 1/2 – 3/4 cup vegetable broth 1/4…

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Triple Berry Tres Leches Cake (shhhh. it’s gluten free too!)

December 15, 2018

Sometimes I surprise myself. I wanted to do a Tres Leches cake, for the holidays. And I have a bag of triple berry mix in the freezer. So here we are.   Gluten Free Tres Leches Cake 1 pkg. Gluten free cake mix or your favorite scratch recipe 1/2 cup heavy cream 2/3 cup whole…

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SOUP SEASON: Savory Chili

December 13, 2018

  SOUP SEASON. It’s snowing. It’s cold. And by the time dinner comes around, I need comfort, warmth, and something savory to eat. So here’s my favorite go- to chili recipe. You can substitute the ground beef for ground turkey, or even omit the meat entirely for a vegetarian dish. Variety. Variety is a good…

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Egg Nog Sugar Cookies

December 10, 2018

  Egg Nog Sugar  Cookies 1 cup softened butter 3/4 cup vegetable oil 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1 tbsp. water 2 eggs 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. cream of tartar 1 tsp. salt 2 tsp. vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour  OR…

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BLT Gnocchi- Yum!

December 7, 2018

  When I wake up hungry, I create my best recipes. I’m not sure why. But that’s how it is.   Gnocchi is always a good idea. And its fast, usually a hearty meal in less than 20 minutes. In this case, it was 10 minutes, start to finish…. even with photos and a few…

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Cream Cheese Stuffed Crescent Rolls

December 4, 2018

  I’ve always believed “it’s what’s on the inside that counts.” That goes for good food and good people. So when I like to make something extra special, I like to include delicious ingredients on the inside. Adding flavor, texture and fillings. Yum.     To make these stuffed crescent rolls, you just need a…

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Thanksgiving. Eat healthy. Beautiful recipes for your upcoming feast.

November 16, 2018

Raise your hand, if you don’t want to undo all of your hard work on Thanksgiving day?! Or maybe you know there has to be a better way… Food that still tastes amazing, yet won’t leave you feeling like an over-blown balloon. You need all the emotional support of your traditional comfort food without the…

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SOUP SEASON: Broccoli Cheddar Chowder

November 10, 2018

  Cheese makes everything better. Really it does.   Broccoli is a vegetable that all my kids will eat. Whether it’s fresh, roasted or in this soup. It’s the star of the show- with other vegetables too. Because, when my kids will eat something with vegetables in it, I go for it.   This chowder…

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Soup Season: Buffalo White Chicken Chili Bowls

November 3, 2018

  We love chili at our house. And this recipe is part of our SOUP SEASON. Each week, we will feature a new soup or chili recipe, perfect for fall. Hearty, full of flavor and the best part, it’s easy to make. Literally just a few minutes of time. Bam. Dinner is served.    …

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It’s soup season! Italian Sausage Soup (NEW)

October 27, 2018

I’m super excited about this time of year. Not only is it perfect for baking, but it’s perfect for soup and chili. Each week, I’m going to post a new recipe, for soup or a chili. Starting with this Italian Sausage Soup first. It’s hearty, full of flavor and the whole family ate it up.…

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Homemade Salsa

September 15, 2018

Homemade salsa. We all love it. And some of us probably have a ton of tomatoes to use. So I made more salsa this week, and here are my two recipes. Feel free to modify these recipes to make it your own.     Happiness right here.     Best sound… sealing canning jars.  …

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Quinoa Porridge- A recipe rewrite.

September 15, 2018

You guys. Cubby’s serves breakfast. BREAKFAST. And it’s a good breakfast too. I think I will make it a regular outing, with friends. BUT in the meantime, I made a new recipe. A recipe rewrite. Quinoa Porridge. It’s better than oatmeal, but if you don’t like quinoa, use oatmeal. You’ll still get great filling, protein…

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Lemon Zucchini Bread

August 30, 2018

  I have a ton of zucchini- how about you! This lemon and zucchini dreamy dessert or breakfast or snack is the best. I don’t take these things lightly, it truly is. Happy baking.   Lemon Zucchini Bread   4 cups flour 1 tbsp. Baking powder 1 tsp. Baking soda 1/2 tsp. Salt   Whisk…

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Creamy Garden Gnocchi with Studio 5

August 27, 2018

Easy. Weeknight. Meals. It’s a need in my household, I don’t know about you. But by the time dinner rolls around, I’m like, “didn’t I just feed all you kids a few minutes ago?” AND it’s about time. TIME. Who’s got time for an elaborate meal that takes hours to prepare?!?! Not me.   So,…

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Peach Pie Sugar Cookies

August 24, 2018

It’s officially peach season. And when you have a dear friend who’s from the peach capital of Utah, that would be Brigham City, you make her a special cookie, right? I’m so glad you love this cookie as much as I do Brooke! I’m determined to go to Peach Days. Peaches on all the things.…

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Browned butter dark chocolate zucchini bread

August 18, 2018

When your husband brings in these zucchini from the garden that are the size of a newborn baby? Well, you make zucchini bread. And come one up with a delicious new recipe to boot.   Because why not?!?!     Browned Butter Dark Chocolate Zucchini Bread   4 cups flour 1 tbsp. Baking powder 1…

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Beef and Mushroom Gravy with Smashed Cauliflower

August 1, 2018

My grandmother was the queen of gravy. She could make a pan gravy ANYTIME. It was pretty perfect too. AND I really believe it was because my grandpa ate gravy with every meal. I even remember her making gravy for on top of his sunny side up eggs over toast.   Thus started my love…

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Roasted Veggie & Hummus Bowl

July 19, 2018

  In my quest for healthy meals, I managed to make this one. And it was so easy, And took hardly any time at all. We love roasted veggies, and we LOVE hummus. So naturally it all worked out. I’d even add mushrooms, red peppers, zucchini, sweet onion, and more. What’s your favorite vegetable to…

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Greens

July 11, 2018

I originally made this new recipe for my new Dinner Rescue meal plan. BUT because there was so many requests, I am sharing it with you today. Yep. You get this recipe! It’s dairy free, vegan and oh so tasty. You can use this recipe as a tester… and then you should just sign up…

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Tomato Basil Grilled Chicken- Dinner Rescue

July 11, 2018

  I’ve been creating a BUNCH of new recipes for Dinner Rescue. It’s an online monthly meal plan, menu, grocery list and recipes. New recipes each week for your family to enjoy. And of course, my family is enjoying them too…. because of course we have to taste test.     I made this recipe…

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Meal Prep 101 on Studio 5

July 9, 2018

Okay. In case you may need another nudge to start meal prepping for yourself, here is my segment from Studio 5. Also, you can follow along with my meal prep journey on Instagram @reasonstobake. Every Monday, I’m in the kitchen making healthy food for my family. What’s your favorite recipe to meal prep? Wendy

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My Secrets to Success with meal prepping

July 9, 2018

  Meal Prep. I’ve been doing this for over a year now. I don’t think I’ve missed more than 1 week. I was out of town. But other than that, MONDAY is my meal prep day. So, let’s start at the beginning. First things first. How do I start meal prepping for myself/family? Here’s my…

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Rose Ice Cream on Studio 5

May 16, 2018

  Today on Studio 5, I’m sharing with you my favorite ice cream base…. with a new twist! I wrote the book, 1o1 Gourmet Ice Cream Creations…. by far husband’s favorite cookbook of all time. Homemade ice cream is always a good idea. And with this book, the options for recipes is endless.    …

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Core 7 Fitness

May 6, 2018

My tribe. My sanity. My strength. 5 years ago, I found myself recovering from a very hard pregnancy, and a very hard delivery. My arthritis was the worst it had every been. My body was struggling. My mind was struggling. I was in pain each and every day, not wanting to work out. Because honestly,…

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Instapot Sticky Asian Ribs

May 6, 2018

  I know it can be bad form to say yum, but who cares. YUM. These Instapot ribs are delicious, fast and easy to throw together in a matter of 30 minutes.  They taste like they’ve been cooking all day long. They will be featured on Dinner Rescue this month. Do you have your subscription…

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How to build a flavor profile

May 6, 2018

Layering flavors. You hear that term on all of the great cooking shows. Layering the flavors. But what does it mean? When you start to cook,  just after turning on the pan, you add oil to the pan to sear the meat, cook the vegetables, start your recipe. THIS is where the flavors can be…

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My Favorite Spring Desserts

March 28, 2018

Here are some of my all time, easy, tasty spring dessert recipes. Follow the links to get the recipe just in time for your next spring gathering. Happy baking! Chocolate Coconut No Bake Dessert   Strawberry Lemon Shortcake   Key Lime Coconut Cheesecake     Coconut Cream Pie Sugar Cookies  

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Easter Sugar Cookies

March 28, 2018

  Toasted coconut, my favorite egg shaped candy, and a sprinkle of cocoa on top of Robin Egg blue butter cream frosting. Super easy additions to my favorite sugar cookie recipe. Just in time for Easter. Here’s the link for the BEST sugar cookie recipe… and always, be sure your frosting to cookie ratio is…

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Strawberry Lemon Shortcakes on Studio 5

March 28, 2018

Question: How do you like your shortcake? A sweet biscuit or a sponge cake?   The debate is in full swing at Studio 5. I have always had it on a nice sweet biscuit. And today, I am sharing a great twist on this ever so popular sunny dessert. Lemon. Yes. Lemon makes me think…

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Valentine Chocolate Cake- from Core 7 Fueled

February 1, 2018

Boy, have I got the perfect cake for you this Valentine’s Day. It’s super rich, and has a nice texture like fudge, plus it’s flourless…. and really pretty. Top it with fresh berries or flowers and it will be the centerpiece of your dinner or celebration.   Brian and I have always had dinner at…

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January 28, 2018

I love it when I get assignments to make things, some that I’ve never even tasted before. This recipe was amazing to put together, and I’m so glad I got the opportunity. I was able to rely on a great recipe that was my grandmother’s and use it as a base of sorts for this…

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Core 7 Fueled: 150 Healthy Recipes for Meal Prep and Everyday Life

January 24, 2018

This has been a labor of love, and it took  18 months to complete.  I am very happy to let you all know about this great project I’ve been involved with for Core 7 Fitness is now available for sale on AMAZON.COM.     This cookbook is unlike anything I’ve ever written before. It’s a…

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Deconstructed Burrito Bowls on Studio 5

January 23, 2018

This recipe is a family favorite at my house, for dinner and meal prepping alike. These deconstructed burrito bowls are perfect for your kids to get involved with you in the kitchen.  I love that everyone is happy, everyone has their favorite toppings, and everyone finishes their meal without complaints.  Which is every mom’s happiest…

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Wintertime Stew on Studio 5

January 23, 2018

Hey! Instant Pot lovers!!! This wintertime stew is simply the best. It’s easy, takes just minutes to throw together and you’ve got a meal in 1 hour, that tastes like you’ve slaved all day to prepare. Have I got a great recipe for you to try. If you don’t have an Instant Pot, then just…

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Moroccan Ragut with Poached Eggs

January 23, 2018

I’m sharing one of my favorite recipes from Core 7 Fueled. It’s a recipe that’s fantastic for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I personally love breakfast for dinner. It comes together fast, and is savory and satisfying.   Moroccan Ragut with Poached Eggs Serves 6 Fat 15 ||  Carbs  15  || Protein 38  || Calories 383…

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Salmon with Basil Cream Sauce

January 23, 2018

Part of the fun of Disneyland, is the food. Am I right? Who’s with me on this? I loved the salmon with basil cream sauce that I had at the Blue Bayou, and had to recreate it as soon as I got home. Even my dad agreed. I shared this amazing recipe with Studio 5.…

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Coconut and Lime Tres Leche Cake

May 4, 2017

A creamy coconut cake, with a hint of lime, caps off Day 4 of our Cinco de Mayo recipe week. It’s so good…. and calorie free says my husband (ha!ha!ha!) I started with a basic white cake…. I used a cake mix, and 1 oz. coconut extract. Baked until light and fluffy, golden brown. Remove…

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Sweet Corn Fritters with Spicy Sour Cream

May 3, 2017

Day 3: Cinco de Mayo recipes on the blog. Today’s recipe was inspired by the sweet corn I found at the grocery store, and I decided I needed to do something with it! So, here you go. These little babies are gluten free, and could also be dairy free if you choose to omit the…

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Coconut Key Lime no bake cheesecakes

May 2, 2017

Day 2: Recipes for Cinco de Mayo You had me a coconut and key lime. This no bake dessert is perfect for ANYTIME. Really. These no bake cheesecakes, not too sweet, not too tart. Just perfection in a small glass. I like to use these mini trifle bowls. But any small glass or jar you…

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Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos and Cilantro Lime Caulirice

May 1, 2017

Day 1: Cinco de Mayo recipes. Hey! This week is all you can eat Mexican at our house and Cinco de Mayo is on Friday! FRIDAY! So I’m sharing a few of my favorite recipes with you each day this week, starting with this Asian fusion taco. That counts as Mexican food, right? And this…

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How to make the perfect Buddha Bowl

March 12, 2017

I had the pleasure of presenting at the Salt Lake Home Show this weekend, not only once, but twice. I choose to share some of my new healthy recipes, which I was hired to create and make for Core 7 Fitness. It’s called Core 7 Fuel. Stay tuned for the release of their new e-cookbook,…

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Cauliflower Rice Pilaf

March 9, 2017

I LOVE it when veggies not only are good for you but taste really good too. Almost like a cheat meal, without any cheating. Here’s to a new year, eating healthier! And feeling better in our bodies. Cauliflower Rice Pilaf with Asparagus Serves 6 1 medium head of cauliflower, washed and dried or pre chopped…

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Unicorn inspired treats on Studio 5

March 9, 2017

Every little girl’s dream. To have a rainbow or unicorn themed birthday party. I was so excited for this fun assignment from Studio 5. You can get the recipes here.     Simply make your cupcake batter, then divide into 4 bowls evenly. Use your favorite food coloring to get the desired colors. Remember that…

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Core 7 Fuel: Deseret News Home Show recipes Oct. 8-10

October 8, 2016

I always have a new project in the works. This time it’s all about making comfort foods healthy, and being satisfied with what you eat while training, or working out, loosing weight or maintaining weight. All meals are under 400 calories, high protein, clean carbs and good fats. The perfect combination. And for the first…

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Home Fries

October 7, 2016

  Did you see the post on Tomato Jam? Well, that’s a recipe YOU need to make. Or have a friend make for you. And then, make these home fries to go with the tomato jam. You’re welcome. Home Fries  – serves 6 8 medium Idaho potatoes, washed and cut into wedges 1 tsp. dried…

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Tomato Jam

October 7, 2016

Tomatoes. Tomatoes are all over my counter, and a ton, maybe literally are still left in my garden. My hubby planted 7 tomato plants this year, I think secretly hoping I’d make a lot of salsa. And I have. 4 batches in fact. But I’m done with salsa. I wanted something yummy, something different. So…

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(NEW) Lemon Coconut Raspberry Cupcakes

July 1, 2016

I’m known to #stressbake. It’s a thing, I promise. So these beauties were born. And they were eaten almost as fast as I made them. Lemon Coconut Raspberry Cupcakes 1 box white cake mix 1 1/2 cups lite coconut milk 3 eggs 1 tbsp. coconut extract 1/2 cup butter 3 cups powdered sugar 1/3 cup…

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Simple Guacamole

July 1, 2016

Avocado. Not only is it beautiful to look at (one of my favorite colors in the entire food world) it’s a great base for so many recipe ideas. Guacamole. It’s always the star of the party, the first dish to get scraped clean with a tortilla chip. Make this recipe your family favorite this summer.…

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Summer drinks for the family on Studio 5

July 1, 2016

I literally had the best time writing these recipes for “family” inspired drinks for the patio/pool this summer. I’ve already made the mint mojito one 3+ times and I’m doing it again for the 4th of July celebration. Super easy, few ingredients, and you can whip up some fabulous drinks for your next summer get…

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Pineapple Teriyaki Turkey Burger

June 22, 2016

Let’s talk about burgers for a second. It’s a summer staple at our house, and I’m always looking for more ways to serve them than just the staples of ketchup, mustard, pickles… you get the drill. So I thought, why not add some island flare? Teriyaki is one of my favorite flavors, and I had…

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A pretty picnic on Studio 5

June 22, 2016

Oh, my… summer is here!! And it’s time to P.A.R.T.Y! So let’s start at the beginning and talk about food. My favorite part. Food. I had a blast with this pretty picnic menu for Studio 5. It has all of my favorite treats rolled into one meal- a meal that your whole family will enjoy.…

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PBB & J Muffins (Peanut Butter, Banana & Jelly)

April 25, 2016

I’m always on the lookout for great after school snacks for the kiddos. And this one was really fabulous. Tasted like a PB & J- with a little bit of healthy stuff thrown in for good measure. The sweetness of the bananas, allows me to add almost no sugar, and I’m a huge fan of…

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Coconut Cream Pie Sugar Cookies

April 22, 2016

Oh, yes I did. And I’m finally getting around to publishing the recipe. They are full of coconut flavor, with a creamy frosting and a chewy soft sugar cookie. They way a sugar cookie should be. IMHO. Coconut Cream Pie Sugar Cookies 1 cup softened butter 3/4 cup vegetable oil 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup…

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Kalua Pork Tacos on Studio 5

April 20, 2016

Inspired by my recent trip to Hawaii. I’m combining two of my favorite things. Hawaii, and tacos. Totally legit. Watch the clip below: Kalua Pork Tacos 3-4 lb. pork shoulder or rump roast 2 tbsp. kosher or Hawaiian salt 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1/2 tsp. ground cumin Rub salt, garlic and cumin generously over the…

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Sushi Bowls

March 12, 2016

This recipe is super easy, and really you can use any ingredients you’d like. What is your favorite sushi? Well, all you have to do is take those ingredients and make a deconstructed sushi bowl. My daughter loves shrimp sushi. So this is what we used.   Shrimp Sushi Bowl For one serving you’ll need…

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