Author Archives : Mindy Boyd

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


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)


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


 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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Roasted Chicken, Potatoes, & Carrots: Whole chicken, red potatoes, carrots, onion, olive oil, thyme, and parsley is all you need to make this meal in a pan!

Roasted Chicken, Potatoes, & Carrots


Roasted Chicken, Potatoes, & Carrots is a one pan meal. It is healthy and delicious! Preparing the whole meal and tossing it in a pan to cook is right up my alley! And this Roasted Chicken, Potatoes, & Carrots is that kind of meal. I modified a recipe from Taste of Home and this is what I came up with. We try…

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Double Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Muffins have oats, cocoa, buttermilk, applesauce, and chocolate chips. They are chocolatey, moist, easy, and quick.

Double Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Muffins


Double Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Muffins are moist and chocolate-y! These muffins! Double Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Muffins are a great way to use those bananas that are too brown to eat. I adapted this recipe from my Pillsbury Healthy Baking Cookbook. I changed the original recipe a lot. The original didn’t have oats, and I love them (they are a superfood!) and…

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Skinny Beef Enchiladas with Creamy Avocado Sauce is a great low calorie and lowfat version of this classic Mexican dish. Easy, nutritious, and delicious!

Skinny Beef Enchiladas with Creamy Avocado Sauce #SundaySupper


Skinny Beef Enchiladas with Creamy Avocado Sauce are a delicious lower calorie and lower fat version of this classic Mexican dish. We love Mexican food at our house and we can eat these Skinny Beef Enchiladas with Creamy Avocado Sauce and feel good about the quality of food we are putting in our bodies. Today’s Sunday Supper is all about lean…

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Grilled Turkey Avocado Ranch Cream Cheese Sandwich makes a quick, healthy and tasty lunch or dinner. Why go to the deli when you can make this at home?

Grilled Turkey Avocado Ranch Cream Cheese Sandwich


Grilled Turkey Avocado Ranch Cream Cheese Sandwich features turkey, avocado, Ranch flavored cream cheese, and mayo on toasty sourdough bread. Delicious! I was inspired to make this Grilled Turkey Avocado Ranch Cream Cheese Sandwich (that’s a mouthful, isn’t it?) after I went to a local delicatessan and had their version of this sandwich. The name is long because I wanted…

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Healthier Chocolate Cake from Dr. Oz only requires 3 ingredients; boxed cake mix, Greek yogurt, and bananas. It is quick, easy, and healthy!

Healthier Chocolate Cake from Dr. Oz


Healthier Chocolate Cake from Dr. Oz combines a boxed chocolate cake mix with bananas and Greek Yogurt to make a healthier version of cake. If you are like me, you indulged a little bit over the holidays and now you are trying to make better food choices. This Healthier Chocolate Cake from Dr. Oz will help you do just that.…

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Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry combines chicken, carrots, bell peppers, snow peas, pineapples and juice, soy sauce, and broth. Healthy, quick and delicious!

Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry #SundaySupper


 Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry combines savory chicken and veggies with sweet pineapple. It is a quick and healthful dish, great for any night of the week! I love making dishes like this Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry! The stir fry dishes I make usually combine meat with tons of veggies. Then I add a delicious sauce and serve it over rice, chow…

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Cheese & Herbs Scones {Heart Smart} combine Bisquick, an egg, Greek yogurt, cheddar cheese, and dried herbs to make a fast and healthy addition to a meal.

Cheese & Herbs Scones {Heart Smart}


Cheese & Herbs Scones {Heart Smart} make a quick and healthy addition to any meal! When I serve soup or stew for dinner I like to pair it with rolls, hearty muffins, biscuits, or in this case, scones. And these Cheese & Herbs Scones {Heart Smart} are just perfect! Sometimes I like to take shortcuts, like making these scones using…

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Healthier Slow Cooker Chicken Stew combines chicken, potatoes, celery, green beans, carrots, buttermilk, milk, sour cream, and spices to make healthy stew.

Healthier Slow Cooker Chicken Stew


Healthier Slow Cooker Chicken Stew combines fresh veggies, buttermilk, milk, sour cream, and spices to make a healthier version of this popular dish! I love being able to put ingredients into the Crockpot and then come back a few hours later, and voila, dinner is ready. This Healthier Slow Cooker Chicken Stew is that kind of dish. So easy and…

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