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Italian Stuffed Turkey Burgers - Summer Grilling with Red Gold

tomatoes-cheese-stuffed-deliciousnessI'm sure a lot of you are like me and don't like heating up your kitchen during the summer.  That means our grill gets quite the work out.

My family isn't very adventurous, they like the tried and true staples like beef burgers or hot dogs, but me I like to experiment with different ingredients and flavors.

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White Chicken Lasagna & Good Cook Kitchen Drawer Sweepstakes!

I teased you a few days ago about the Good Cook Kitchen Drawer Sweepstakes.  It starts on June 2nd.  If you enter you'll have a chance to either choose 15 Good Cook kitchen tools that you would like to have to make your ultimate kitchen drawer - look for the "Add Me" icon on participating products.

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One-Pot Meatloaf Buns Recipe - #GoodCookCom

When you've been married as long as I have (20 years), you look in your kitchen drawers and realize you need to get married again so you can have a wedding showers to replace your old worn kitchen tools .  OR you could just mark your calendar for June 2, 2014 to visit to take part in their #KitchenDrawerContest, so that you can enter to win 15 Good Cook Kitchen tools of your choice or 15 of them compiled by a Good Cook Kitchen Expert blogger (like me!).

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Shells & Cheese with Chicken

Shells & Cheese with ChickenA few days ago, I was paging through a magazine and found an ad with a recipe for an Italian-Style Mac & Cheese with Chicken - since my husband is not a fan of sausage I figured I would substitute chicken breast in it instead, and I had everything else in my pantry and fridge to make it. (Well, almost.)

The creaminess of the cheese sauce was to be made from evaporated milk.  I assembled all my items, got ready to make the recipe and opened the can of evaporated milk..and it was weird.   Ewww it had expired (time to do a pantry clean out I guess!).

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Cheesy Chicken Recipe and an eMeals Giveaway

cheesy chickenAs a lot of you know, I've been working with eMeals for about a year now and it's been a fantastic resource for our family.  Every week I get a shopping list and a week's worth of supper recipes.  We've been using the Walmart Family Classic plan for the last year, but I am seriously considering switching to the new Kid Friendly plan.  I know, I know we don't have any "kids" in our house anymore, but my husband...his tastedbuds are just like a kid's.  Ask me how many times he ends up ordering off the kid's menu when we cruise.  It's becomes a joke with our servers by the end of the week.

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta

My family is crazy about pasta and we eat it a lot.  A lot, a lot.  So I'm always trying to find new ways to switch it up besides the regular red or white sauce.  After making this Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta the other day, it is now one of our favorites.  The grown up flavor profile of the cordon bleu has adults appreciating it, but it's kid friendly too.

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Cheesy Shepherd's Pie

Just in time for Pi Day, I'm sharing this easy to make Cheesy Shepherd's Pie altered from eMeals Costco Plan.  I shared another inspired recipe from that plan the other day, Lemon Herb French Style Green Beans

eMeals is a meal planning service that takes the stress of meal planning and grocery shopping away, giving you the tools you need to get dinner on the table...even on busy nights!  And there are so many plans to choose from, there's sure to be one that benefits your family.

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Slow Cooker Maple-Dijon Pork Loin Chops

I'm part of the eMeals blogger network and as a part of that I receive a subscription from them so that I can try out their service and when I like something I can share it with you!  Last month eMeals launched a new Low Calorie Family Plan.  It has all the benefits of eating under 500 calories with the flavors and tastes of your favorite foods.

Eating slim doesn't have to mean cutting out your favorite foods. With the eMeals Low Calorie plan, you can enjoy a varied meal plan with your favorite dishes, from pizzas and pastas to salads and steaks, all with less than 500 calories per serving.

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Bacon Wrapped Brown Sugar Glazed Chicken

Bacon Wrapped Brown Sugar Glazed ChickenBecause of my family's picky palates, I tend to alter a lot of recipes.  It's rare that I make something ingredient for ingredient in a recipe but every once in a while I find one that I KNOW is going to be a winner just as it's written.  This is one of those recipes.

It comes from the book Everyday Confetti, that I reviewed in January.  Folks I'm telling you, it's full of recipes that will become favorites just like this one.  PLUS it has tons of ideas on how to make an ordinary day... something worth celebrating.

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Cheddar Jack Chicken Recipe

I made this recipe the other night for dinner and my husband couldn't stop saying how good it was.  It's easy to make too!

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