Author Archives : Mindy Boyd

Blackberry Crescent Roll Turnovers are so yummy! All you need is store bought crescent rolls, pie filling, powdered sugar and milk to make this easy treat.

Blackberry Crescent Roll Turnovers

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Blackberry Crescent Roll Turnovers are flaky goodness with a yummy fruit filling. I love recipes like these Blackberry Crescent Roll Turnovers because I can whip up something yummy just about any time. These are great for breakfast, brunch, dessert or a snack. The best part is that it takes less than 20 minutes! Some days I love being in the kitchen. But some…

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Super Easy Buttermilk Biscuits combine flour, buttermilk, grated butter, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Brush with milk and bake to perfection!

Super Easy Buttermilk Biscuits

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Super Easy Buttermilk Biscuits are soft and they have yummy layers of flaky goodness. No biscuit cutter or pastry blender required! Can I just tell you that I love biscuits?! They are so easy to whip up. No yeast is involved, so you can have warm biscuits to eat in about 25 minutes. This Super Easy Buttermilk Biscuits recipe is my most favorite.…

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Chicken Salad combines chicken, cucumber, yogurt, avocado, salt, pepper and lime juice to make a dish with no mayo that is quick, easy and super healthy!

Super Healthy Chicken Salad

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Super Healthy Chicken Salad is quick, easy, and mayonnaise free! I am always looking for ways to make dishes lower in fat and calories, allowing us to eat better overall. So when I was coming up with this recipe for Super Healthy Chicken Salad I decided to substitute the mayonnaise with a mixture of mashed avocado and plain yogurt. We…

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Bacon Gravy (Country Gravy) only requires 5 ingredients. Bacon, fat, flour, milk, salt and pepper is all you need to make this classic comfort food!

Bacon Gravy (Country Gravy)

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Bacon Gravy only requires 5 ingredients and is super easy to make. We don’t eat bacon all that often, but Bacon Gravy is one of my most favorite ways to eat it. When I first got married I wasn’t sure if you could make country gravy with bacon instead of sausage. So I called my mother-in-law and asked her, she told…

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Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies are fluffy and cake-like. I was inspired to change the traditional chewy cookies into cake-y cookies that are so delicious!

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies are fluffy, cake-like, and so delicious! I love cookies, they are the perfect little treat! Chocolate chip cookies are ond of my favorite and I love that I can change up the texture and appearance by tweaking the recipe a little bit. These Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies are one of my favorite, because I love cake-like anything!…

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Turkey BLT features bacon, lettuce, tomato, Swiss cheese, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, and Italian dressing on a hoagie bun. Simply the best Turkey BLT!

The Best Turkey BLT

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A few special ingredients makes this The Best Turkey BLT you will ever eat! The Best Turkey BLT is the king of all sandwiches! I usually don’t get so hyped up about a sandwich, but it has three different kinds of cheese! That reason alone would make this a great sammie, but there’s more. There’s bacon on there! I was inspired…

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Cherry Yogurt No Bake Pie combines Greek yogurt, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and whipped topping in a chocolate crust. A healthier version of pie!

Cherry Yogurt No Bake Pie

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Cherry Yogurt No Bake Pie: Greek yogurt, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and whipped topping inside a chocolate crust, topped with chocolate covered cherries. We love easy desserts! We also love it if they are at least a little better for us than traditional desserts. This Cherry Yogurt No Bake Pie is made with Greek yogurt, so it is actually not…

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Italian Style Salad: Romaine mix, butter, and baby red lettuces, radicchio, Roma tomatoes, red onion, pepperoncini, Parmesan cheese, and croutons.

Italian Style Salad

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Italian Style Salad features Romaine salad mix, Roma tomatoes, red onion, pepperoncini, Parmesan cheese, and croutons. It is so simple and so flavorful! I really like salad, and we usually just eat an iceberg blend. But every now and again I like to mix ip up a bit. If I really want to dress up the salad I am serving as an…

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Homemade Hamburger Helper Chili Mac is healthier and only requires ground beef, macaroni, tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili seasoning, milk, and water.

Homemade Hamburger Helper Chili Mac

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Homemade Hamburger Helper Chili Mac is just as easy and quick as the popular boxed dinners, but better for you. You can also tailor it to your personal taste. We love quick and easy dinners, and this Homemade Hamburger Helper Chili Mac is just that. I really hit a home run with this one because you only need 7 ingredients…

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Olive Garden Creamy Italian Dressing (copycat) transforms store bought salad dressing into a creamy and tangy dressing like the popular restaurant.

Olive Garden Creamy Italian Dressing (copycat)

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Olive Garden Creamy Italian Dressing is tangy and creamy, just like the dressing that is served at the popular restaurant. I found this recipe for Olive Garden Creamy Italian Dressing on several websites. There were slight differences in the recipes, but they were all pretty much the same. I went from blog to blog to blog,and about 5 blogs later, I ended…

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Classic Chicken Pot Pie features store bought crust, cooked chicken, peas, corn, carrots, green beans, and potatoes in a creamy sauce.

Chicken Pot Pie

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 Chicken Pot Pie features chunks of roasted chicken, corn, green beans, carrots, peas,  potatoes, and a creamy sauce in between layers of crust. Classic comfort food! This Chicken Pot Pie takes me back to when I was a little girl. I remember eating the chicken, turkey and beef varieties. Chicken was always my favorite. I have fed the little frozen ones…

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Almond Joy Cookies feature a light and fluffy chocolate cookie baked to perfection, topped with sweet gooey coconut candy then drizzled with chocolate.

Almond Joy Cookies

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Almond Joy Cookies: Light and airy chocolate cookie topped with ooey gooey coconut candy and then drizzled with chocolate. Oh, so yummy! These cookies! I love Almond Joy candy bars, they are one of my favorites. The only problem with them is they are so small, and they only come two in a package. If I eat more than one…

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Mediterranean Fish Stew features cod, potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, celery, onions, garlic, anchovies, and fresh herbs. It is a flavorful and healthy dish.

Mediterranean Fish Stew

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Mediterranean Fish Stew is a hearty, flavorful and healthy dish. Looking for a way to use the odd sized pieces of cod I had in the freezer led me to this Mediterranean Fish Stew. It is from the New York Times website.   I bought some frozen cod, the kind that comes in a bag, and you really can’t see what the pieces look…

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Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes feature thinly slice layered potatoes topped with a cheesy béchamel sauce made of milk, butter, flour, onion, and cheese.

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

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Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes: Layers of thinly sliced potatoes with a creamy, gooey, cheesy sauce poured over them and then they are baked to perfection. So delicious! You may be thinking, another potato recipe?! Yep. I just love ’em. Throw in some cheese and I am in love. These Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes are one of my favorites. Oh, who am I…

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Broccoli Cheddar Egg Cups combine broccoli, cheese, eggs, salt, pepper, and a splash of milk to make an easy breakfast, brunch, lunch, or even dinner!

Broccoli Cheddar Egg Cups

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Broccoli Cheddar Egg Cups only require 6 ingredients and are ready in under 30 minutes. They are perfect for any meal or even a snack! I really like that these Broccoli Cheddar Egg Cups are so easy. You just blanch the broccoli then mix all the ingredients together, divide the mixture into muffin cups, pop them into the oven and…

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How My Marriage Is Rock Solid 25 Years Later explains how I have been married for 25 years. Tips for men and women to experience a long and happy marriage.

How My Marriage Is Rock Solid 25 Years Later

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How My Marriage Is Rock Solid 25 Years Later tells the story of how one couple has “lived happily ever after”. This is the story of How My Marriage Is Rock Solid 25 Years Later. As of November 24, 2016, my husband and I have been married for 25 years. I remember when we were newlyweds, I was in awe…

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars feature cocoa, oats, and chocolate chips to make this rich, dense and delicious cookie bar.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars are a dense chocolate cookie bar featuring  cocoa, dark chocolate chips and oatmeal. These Chocolate Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars are rich and dense and satisfy my desire for dessert perfectly. I have said it before and it still holds true, dessert and sweet treats are my weakness, chocolate especially! We try to eat healthy most…

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Skillet Beef Tagine with Spiralized Butternut Squash combines beef, shallots, tomatoes, spiralized butternut squash and spices to make a healthy dish.

Skillet Beef Tagine with Spiralized Butternut Squash

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Skillet Beef Tagine with Spiralized Butternut Squash features tender beef, shallots, spicy tomatoes, spiralized butternut squash, and spices. A healthy and delicious dish! Tagine originated in North Africa, Morocco, and Algeria. It is a meat stew that is slow cooked in an earthenware pot. This recipe, that I have adapted, comes from My Recipes. My version, Skillet Beef Tagine with Spiralized Butternut…

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Spicy Chicken, Squash, and Tomatoes

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HuntsHasHeart #CollectiveBias. Spicy Chicken, Squash, and Tomatoes is packed with vitamin rich veggies and lean protein, making it the perfect dish to kick off Heart Health month! February is Heart Health month! Heart health is near and dear to me personally because, like many…

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Pan Fried Fish with Oranges and Pecans features white fish, shallots, white wine vinegar, orange juice, and butter. A quick, easy, and healthy dish.

Pan Fried Fish with Oranges and Pecans

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Pan Fried Fish with Oranges and Pecans is quick, healthy, and sure to impress! My husband, Lee, loves fish. So far, he has liked every way I have prepared it for him, and this Pan Fried Fish with Oranges and Pecans is a favorite. I am truly a lucky lady because Lee will eat anything I put in front of him.…

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Super Easy Pan Fried Fresh Green Beans combine string beans, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and water to make a healthy, tasty, quick, and easy side dish.

Super Easy Pan Fried Fresh Green Beans

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Super Easy Pan Fried Fresh Green Beans is an easy, healthy, and tasty side dish! My favorite side dishes to make are like this Super Easy Pan Fried Fresh Green Beans. This dish only requires a few ingredients, is inexpensive, is healthy, and is quick and easy. I love it when that happens! These green beans differ from the canned type…

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Italian Herbs and Cheese Spaghetti Squash is delicious and easy to prepare. It makes the perfect side dish, but could also be served as the main course.

Italian Herbs and Cheese Spaghetti Squash

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Italian Herbs and Cheese Spaghetti Squash is delicious and easy to prepare. It makes the perfect side dish, but could also be served as the main course. We are always looking for new side dishes and I keep seeing recipes for spaghetti squash. So, I got on the internet to find a recipe I could adapt to fit our taste…

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Chicken Parmesan Casserole features breaded chicken, pasta, jar sauce, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheeses. A new and delicious way to eat a classic dish!

Chicken Parmesan Casserole

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Chicken Parmesan Casserole features bite-sized pieces of breaded chicken, pasta, Ragu® Homestyle Sauces, Parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese. My kids love pasta! It is the most requested dish in my kitchen, and has been for many years. I am always experimenting with new dishes, and this Chicken Parmesan Casserole was a huge hit! Making pasta at my house is quick…

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Refreshing Winter Fruit Salad features red and green apple, kiwi, strawberry, pineapple, and mandarin oranges topped with a honey lemon dressing. Healthy!

Refreshing Winter Fruit Salad

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Refreshing Winter Fruit Salad is easy, healthy, and delicious! We love eating fruit all winter long, and this Refreshing Winter Fruit Salad is one of our favorite ways to eat it. This fruit salad also stores well, so we can prepare it and have it ready in the fridge whenever we want a sweet, yet healthy snack. I call it…

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Drop Sugar Cookies are soft and fluffy. They are so easy to make and can be made for different holidays and occasions by changing the colored sugar.

Drop Sugar Cookies

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These Drop Sugar Cookies are super soft and fluffy! These Drop Sugar Cookies are my favorite cookie, ever! They are so easy to make and they taste wonderful. They are not too sweet, and I love how fluffy they are. This is another recipe that I have in a three ring binder that I keep in my kitchen. It came…

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