Bowties and sausage recipe

Hunk of Meat Monday: Bowtie Pasta and Sausage

Have you ever become obsessed with something? So obsessed it makes the people you life with crazy. This bowties and sausage recipe brings to light two obsessions in the Beyer household: a pot and smoked sausage. The pot is my obsession. It is the Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron 3-1/2-Quart Round French Oven in cherry. Big… 

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Gooseberry Patch’s Good-For-You Everyday Meals Giveaway

Good For You Everyday Meals Cookbook

With the weather FINALLY warming up, I can feel the winter comfort food lingering as we all reintroduce ourselves to the outdoors. Planting lettuce and other cool weather plants in the garden is also motivating for me to think about eating a little more consciously. The latest cookbook from Gooseberry Patch, Good-For-You Everyday Meals, is… 

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Quick Spicy Beef Burritos

Quick Spicy Beef burritos on corn tortillas

We can all pretend that we are always ready to whip up a meal for our starving kids. But, after being on the road or on a plane for a month straight, I would rather everyone just make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. When I came across the recipe for quick spicy beef burritos in… 

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Hunk of Meat Monday: Loaded Buffalo Chicken and Potatoes

Loaded Buffalo Chicken and Potatoes

Who loves ooey, gooey, cheese laden food? This girl.  And my children. Which is why they loved this loaded buffalo and chicken dish. Maybe they love buffalo sauce because I ate an insane amount of Hooters Wings while I was pregnant. After all, hasn’t there been some kind of research done to link what you… 

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Low-Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Chicken Cordon Bleu gluten free

I love creamy casseroles in the winter time. The problem now is for the most part they have flour in the sauce or the pasta. But, this chicken cordon bleu casserole creation can be completely flour free. Now, of course, the bread crumbs I put on part of it have flour, but almond meal can… 

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Cheesy Garlic and Brown Sugar Pork Chops

brown sugar and garlic pork chops

The only thing that may have made these baked pork chops better is a splash of bourbon. Inspired by the garlic brown sugar chicken recipe I make, the cheesy garlic and brown sugar pork chops were delicious and easy. I mentioned easy. The most complicated is dicing garlic. Honestly. A few simple steps and you are… 

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Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies {Gluten-Free}

flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

Looking for a gluten free cookie, these completely flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies will become your favorite cookie quickly.

Buttery Three Cheese Ham Sandwiches

Buttery Three Cheese Ham Sandwiches

It is not a secret. I have a butter problem. And don’t let that be confused with margarine. Or oleo. Or butter-flavored tub of spread. I love butter. Let me be honest, once you have made homemade butter you never go back. Having grown up with full access to Jersey milk from our cows, cream… 

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How growing up on a farm teaches survival skills #FarmsMatte

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I have taken for granted what you learn growing up living in the country where power outages happen on a regular basis. As storms ransacked both Illinois and Indiana, I sat in the dark scrolling through my Facebook page reading about how a college friend had lost her house in Illinois. I read about a… 

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