STUFFED MUSHROOMS

Hands down my father-in-law makes the best stuffed mushrooms I’ve ever had.  I swear he must put crack in it or something because I can never have enough and I always want more! I kid, I kid……..there are no drugs in his mushrooms……..

It’s hard to recreate something that is already so delicious.  There are some expectations that need to be met (especially by my husband) so I figured the best way to meet and exceed those expectations is to put bacon in it. Because bacon = crack.

 

 

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CHICKEN AND MUSHROOM STEW

I don’t know about you, but sometimes our “staple” chicken recipes just get boring.  So when Kettle & Fire sent me their new chicken bone broth I was determined to find a new scrumptious and easy recipe that would become a new staple for us and this Chicken and Mushroom stew does just that!

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LOMO SALTADO

I love food, I mean don’t we all!! I have my staple cuisines and I don’t venture too far away from them. Not because I wouldn’t like too, it’s just so easy to get into a routine of foods you always have and stick with them. But the other day, a friend from the gym posted a picture of her dinner and said it was her absolute favorite and such an easy thing to make. And since I’m a fan of favorites and easy things, I was all over this meal!

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BRAISED ARTICHOKES

It’s artichoke week over on my instagram and every year it gets more exciting than the last!  This year I decided to try my hand with braising them chokes!!  And let me tell you, braising artichokes is pure heavenly bliss. And its just as easy as any other method of cooking artichokes.

My favorite thing about braising…..the fact that you can eat the whole leaf! (except for the very outside leaves) I could not believe it at first, so naturally I ate about 40 of them to be sure!

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BAKED ONION RINGS

Holla if you love onion rings!! I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t. Greasy and deep-fried, that shiz is so good, but my stomach always hates me after.
I was determined to make something that was not so greasified, that my kids loved, and that didn’t result with us ending in a fetal position crying because we think our stomachs may explode!
These baked rings rocked our world. It wasn’t too crazy spicy, so my kids could enjoy them, and of course not greasy or deep fried. #winning.

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PUMPKIN BARLEY SOUP

Every year after Halloween I always make some sort of recipe to use up the ridiculous amount of pumpkins I buy for decor!
This year I decided on a pumpkin barley soup. You guys, this was out of this world delicious! I originally made enough to have leftovers, but once my husband got a taste of it he invited his brother over to have some too and I was left with an empty pot.
If you are currently on a whole30, doing  the whole paleo thing, or barley and your tummy are enemies then simply omit. You can try subbing with cauliflower rice, but I haven’t tried that yet.
This is perfect for those cold rainy days. You’ll want to cozy up next to a fire and eat this for sure!

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BRAZILIAN SHRIMP STEW

I’ve been scouring the internet lately for new soup ideas for this coming up winter. #winteriscoming and the other day I ran across a Brazilian fish soup recipe that intrigued me. I wasn’t too sure if my family would like such a fishy dinner, so I decided to just do shrimp instead, which they love.
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