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21 Winter Favorites

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Looking for some cold weather meal inspiration? The following collection of family and reader favorites offers a little something for everyone!

    Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

    If you’re not careful, these magical bites will disappear from the baking sheet before they make it to the table! Who knew we had to guard our vegetables?     […]

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    One Pot Stovetop Chicken & Rice

    One Pot Stovetop Chicken & Rice is creamy comfort food that’s a breeze to whip up!  For complementary color and flavor, I like to serve sliced tomatoes or a simple […]

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    Easy Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry

    The savory brown sauce that makes this Chinese takeout dish a favorite is simple to make at home thanks to one key (and easy to find) ingredient. Worthy substitutes are noted […]

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    Porcupine Meatballs

    The silly name becomes apparent when these tender meatballs are pulled from the oven. For a satisfying entree portion, we like to make jumbo meatballs, but you may roll them […]

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    One Pot Sausage, Cabbage & Potato Dinner

    You may serve this satisfying, all-in-one meal with some crusty bread for mopping up the flavorful juices – or simply enjoy them with a spoon!       Simple yet […]

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    Slow Roasted Harissa Salmon

    Heart-healthy salmon that’s bursting with flavor has never been so easy. A low oven temperature virtually guarantees tender, perfectly cooked salmon every time and won’t overheat your kitchen either. If you’ve […]

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    BBQ Chicken Stuffed Potatoes

    This easy meal has just four main ingredients and is hearty, healthy and adaptable. Built-in portion control is an added bonus!      Navigating the road to delicious, well-balanced nutrition can seem […]

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    Vegan Curried Vegetable and Chickpea Stew

    Choose among three cooking options when preparing this deliciously hearty, plant-based soup that satisfies even the most diehard meat eaters. The big yield is perfect for meal prep and tastes […]

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    Pasta with Sausage and Shortcut Broccoli Pesto

    Thanks to a somewhat unconventional method of preparation, a generous serving of broccoli goes almost undetected in this filling, flavorful meal that is ready in about 20 minutes.     […]

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    3-Ingredient Chuck Roast in Foil

    Flavorful, fork tender meat with ease…and your kitchen will smell amazing! This hands-off recipe has been a longtime favorite in our family, and it might just make the regular rotation […]

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    Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

    This meaty sauce is easy to make and always a crowd-pleaser. The yield is a generous 3+ quarts, so there’s plenty to freeze or to share!     Note: I […]

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    Jen’s Incredible Baked Meatballs

    These tender, flavorful baked meatballs have been a family and reader favorite for many years. Hundreds of readers have called them the best meatballs ever! Serve them with spaghetti and your favorite […]

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    How to Roast Any Vegetable

    When prepared well, roasted vegetables can be serious comfort food – and they can be used well beyond the satisfying side dish that they naturally are.  This convenient guide offers […]

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    Pan Seared Lamb Chops (with optional bonus sauce)

    Juicy, mouthwatering, pan-seared lamb chops are restaurant quality but couldn’t be easier to prepare at home. Minimal ingredients and a hot skillet are all that’s required. As an added perk, […]

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    Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore (with slow cooker option)

    Tender, flavorful chicken and lots of healthy veggies are the hallmark of this easy meal that can be made in an Instant Pot or slow cooker. Leftover sauce can be enjoyed like […]

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    Cheesy Roasted Lentil and Veggie Casserole

    This wholesome dish has just enough cheese to make it decadent but enough plant-based protein and nutrient-rich vegetables provide a healthy-but-filling reset whenever your body needs it.       […]

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    Turkey Sausage, Kale & Potato Soup

    Quick to make with minimal ingredients, this soup is nourishing comfort food at its best. A complete meal on its own, the soup is perfect for the weekly rotation and […]

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    Wild Mushroom Pizza

    The flavor-packed “sauce” and topping for this unconventional pizza may be prepared in advance so the pizza can be simply assembled and baked when ready to eat. Even those who […]

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    Easy Winter Fruit Salad

    A straight-forward combination of fresh fruits with a little something extra elevates this simple salad into something sublime.         From the time my kids could hold a […]

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    Congo Bars

    Congo Bars = the ultimate blondie! Perfectly chewy and so much easier to make than a batch of cookies, this foolproof recipe is a childhood favorite that has stood the test […]

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    Cranberry Apple Crisp 

    A delightful balance of sweet and tart adds something special to this easy crisp, which can be made dairy- and gluten-free if needed.         While I will always […]

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