Black Bean Empanadas (Meatless Monday)

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Black Bean Empanadas

This baked Black Bean Empanadas recipe is simple to prepare (yes, even the pastry dough) and ever so delicious! Flaky baked crust surrounds a combination of black beans, corn, sweet bell pepper, salsa, green chilies, onion and spices. Perfect for meatless Monday served with a salad of mixed greens and your favorite Southwest toppings.  Continue reading

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Vegetable Pot Pie with Puff Pastry Double Crust (Meatless Monday)

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Vegetable Pot Pie with Puff Pastry Double Crust

I’ve got some fabulous comfort food for you today with this Vegetable Pot Pie recipe. Loaded with vegetables (new potatoes, turnips, carrots, leeks, kale, green peas) and a creamy sauce (surprisingly made with just a titch of half & half), all baked in a buttery, flaky puff pastry crust. This is Meatless Monday fabulousness, right here.  Continue reading

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French Potage with Kale Pistou (Meatless Monday)

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French Potage with Kale Pistou

A potage is a thick soup or stew, and this recipe for French Potage with Kale Pistou is thick, rich, hearty and packed with protein; perfect for a Meatless Monday.  Continue reading

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Smoked Cheddar and Gouda Cheese Beer Fondue

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Smoked Cheddar and Gouda Beer Fondue

No fondue pot? No problem! Serve this Smoked Cheddar and Gouda Beer Fondue recipe in a toasted bread bowl with wooden skewers to use as your fondue forks! This beer fondue, with the apple wood smoked flavor of Cheddar and Gouda cheeses, is absolutely perfect for Super Bowl snacking, dipping, and dunking!  Actually, it’s perfect for any ol’ time.  Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup (Crock-Pot Recipe)

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Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup (Crock-Pot Recipe)

Toss everything into your Crock-Pot and let this Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup simmer to spicy perfection.  Continue reading

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Baked Sweet and Sour Hot Wings

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Baked Sweet and Sour Hot Wings

What is the Super Bowl without chicken wings? After all, there are 1.25 billion chicken wings consumed on Super Bowl Sunday. These Baked Sweet and Sour Hot Wings are so simple and so tasty; just three ingredients. And they are baked, not fried.  Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Gumbo with Andouille Sausage and Chicken (Crock-Pot Recipe)

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Slow Cooker Gumbo with Andouille Sausage and Chicken (Crock-Pot Recipe)

This recipe for Slow Cooker Gumbo is very simple, even though it takes about 20 minutes of advance preparation. It is worth that few minutes of time to allow this delicious gumbo to simmer all day in your Crock-Pot.  Continue reading

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Artichoke and Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms (Meatless Monday)

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Artichoke and Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

Kicking off a week of Super Bowl foods I didn’t want to forget my non-meat-eating friends during the big game! This recipe for Artichoke and Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms is so good, you’d better make plenty because everyone will love them.  Continue reading

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Kale Walnuts and Sweet Pepper Pappardelle (Meatless Monday)

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Kale Walnut and Sweet Pepper Pappardelle

This week’s Meatless Monday meal is a recipe for Kale, Walnuts and Sweet Pepper Pappardelle. This simple pasta dish is ready for the table in about 15 minutes, so it’s just perfect for a manic Monday, or any time.  Continue reading

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Corned Beef Cheese Ball

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Corned Beef Cheese Ball

Have you got your ballgame food lineup ready? How about this Corned Beef Cheese Ball “Football” for your game day snacking? Really, this fabulous recipe is great for any time, and can be shaped or just put in a bowl for spreading.  Continue reading

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