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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Chicken and Peanut Sauce Noodles

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After I finished cooking this recipe I looked around my kitchen (and my neglected house), saw the mess I had made, and just wanted to cry.

I always say things like, “It looks like a tornado went through here…” or “Is there a family a bears living here? Who made this mess?!…”

But this was different.

This was worse.

I thought about just bulldozing the house and starting from scratch.

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Onion Stuff

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Okay, so I’m not sure what to call this recipe, but it’s amazing and you MUST try it!

The closest thing I can think of is jelly… no, more like preserves because it’s not smooth… so I guess “jam” is a good name for it. There you go, this post should have been called, “Onion Jam”. At least your handy RECIPE printable will no longer be titled “Onion Stuff”… “JAM” it is!!

I am smokin’ hot.

NO really, I’m serious.

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Move Over for Mozzarella!

We could probably camp out here for the rest of the year and never struggle to find a recipe.

Picking only a few recipes proved to be a difficult task… How did I choose?

For the first Mozzarella recipe I decided to make something I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE to eat…

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BRUSCHETTA!!

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Grilled Eggplant & Goat Cheese Sandwich

I actually was able to find quite a few recipes for sandwiches with grilled or roasted veggies paired with goat cheese. I loved reading through (and sometimes drooling over) many of them…

I was having trouble finding that combination of budget-friendly and tasty that I was searching for…

Thus, I decided to make my own! Eggplant + goat cheese + tomatoes + greens + fresh herbs + bread… that’s basically your shopping list right there!

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F is for Feta & Fettuccine

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I had to give you a close-up shot to start so you could see the beautiful Feta and parsley in this creamy red-pepper pasta dish!

Not only is this recipe budget-friendly, but it’s also SUPER healthy, too!

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B is for Blue Cheese Quesadillas

It seems that the recipes of my own that turn out best are the ones that come from a need to make dinner without making a trip to the grocery store.

I wanted to do a ‘Blue Cheese’ quesadilla recipe, but all the ones I found had a LOT of ingredients and that’s just not in the budget for this month (or most months!) I decided to go for making my own ‘recipe’ again and added blue cheese to the mix. I got some ideas from chefs online: triple decker style instead of just two tortillas and grilling the quesadilla instead of cooking it in the pan. Both of these things are new favorites, and I think we’ll use them in ALL future quesadillas… especially the grilling them part!… SO delicious!

I really LOVE recipes that include a small amount of ingredients and BIG flavor! This recipe does just that. Here is everything you will need:

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Really… that’s it!… That is ALL you need!

The blue cheese is the most expensive item, but if you can find it on sale (I did!)… it’s worth trying.

Here’s my recipe: Blue Cheese Quesadillas

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