White Chili with Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, and (Leftover) Roast Turkey

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There is nothing better than a bowl of hot soup or chili to make you feel cozy on a cold day. And cold days are rare here in Phoenix.

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Spicy Pop Pulled Pork & Onions

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Whether you’re having a huge gathering at your house, taking a dish to someone else’s gathering, or just making dinner for your family, then it’s time to make Spicy Pop Pulled Pork.

Some pulled pork recipes take a bit to get together… even the slow cooker ones… but this one is not one of them.

In fact, I would challenge you to see just how fast you can get this in the pot. Next time I make it I’m setting a stopwatch and I plan to keep track so I know if I break my record. It’s just that fast!

The recipe is for cooking it in the oven but I made it in the slow cooker to save on energy and heat… 6 hours with the oven on in the middle of the day means an air conditioner that has to work DOUBLE time… not an option for our budget right now!

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I is for Italian Sausage & Tomato Rigatoni

I knew I couldn’t get away with doing “Italian Sausage” and not finding or creating at least one ITALIAN recipe…

So here it is…

Italian Sausage & Tomato Rigatoni

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After a fairly involved soft taco recipe, I knew it was time to switch to something simple…

Thus, this sumptuous pasta is much quicker to throw together!

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E is for Easy Quiche

Easy, DELICIOUS quiche that is… 🙂

I thought about titling this post “E is for Egg Quiche”, but a quiche by definition is made with eggs, so I decided the “egg” part was obvious.

This recipe is my own. I only had one meat, one cheese and one type of herb on hand so that is what was added. I read through over 50 quiche recipes to see how other people made their quiche (ratios, ingredients, etc.) They ranged from fairly simple and a few ingredients to very involved and heavy with ingredients. Since I was going for a budget-friendly recipe, I needed something simple with just a few ingredients. This made TWO meals for my little family, but we are about the equivalent of 3 people (almost). You may easily be able to finish it off in one sitting! I would say it feeds four adults. Possibly more if it is served with a salad and/ or fruit on the side.

I love to get my stomach rumbling and my mouth watering to jump start menu planning, so here’s the shot of the final product:

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So eggy…. so creamy… a little crunch from that crust on top… DELICIOUS

Is your mouth watering?? If not, it will be when you see how easy this is to make…

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A is for Apple, Brie & Ham Sandwiches

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A super-yummy lunch (or dinner)…

Okay, so you go to buy ingredients for the Turkey, Apple & Brie burgers with Arugula…

(Click here if you haven’t read that post yet!)

Why not buy some sliced ham and an extra apple and make these sandwiches for lunch the day of, or the day after, you make your burgers? And, BONUS… use the ham for a DELICIOUS panini dinner another night of the same week! (I will be posting this recipe soon!) I love being able to use the same ingredients for several different recipes if possible, so I tried to pick some recipes with the same ingredients for your sake and mine! 🙂

Let’s dive into making these sandwiches!

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