Citrus Pork Chops with Apple, Orange and Fennel Salad Recipe

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Citrus Pork Chops with Apple, Orange and Fennel Salad #creativebias #recipe #spon

We eat a lot of chicken…like a ridiculous amount of chicken…in our house.  I buy chicken breasts in bulk so that I always have them around.  This past week, I wanted to break out of our chicken routine.  So, on our weekly trip to Costco (yes, weekly), I decided to pick up a package of their pork chops along with my usual fruit, water, chicken and milk.  I don’t think a week goes by that something at Costco doesn’t tempt me to go off of my shopping list!

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Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs and Sticky Finger Solutions

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Wet-Nap but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #showusyourmess

Once the weather turns warm, I pretty much rely on our grill to cook all of our food.  There is literally nothing like enjoying a nice evening on the deck with a delicious meal from the BBQ.  Of course, a lot of those meals leave super messy hands behind after the stomachs are long full.  I like to keep a supplies on hand to make it easy to eat outside and clean up while we are there too.  I toss a few necessities into a little metal tub and it becomes our summer dinner “emergency kit.”

teriyaki chicken kabobs #showusyourmess #pmedia #recipes #ad


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Peanut Butter Cookie Eggs

Every Thursday, I treat my daughter to pizza from her favorite place on our way to gymnastics.  Wegman’s pizza is a lot like New York style and she just loves it.  She also usually asks for some kind of dessert in the form of a donut or cookie.  This is how I discovered their peanut butter patties.  I grabbed one and threw it on our bag one time to enjoy as my own dessert.  Little did I know what I was getting or how delicious it would be!  It is an amazing combination of cookie, peanut butter and chocolate.  After having that first one, I knew I would have to figure out how to make my own and decided to make peanut butter cookie eggs for Easter.

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Brown Rice Salad with Seared Tuna

The weather is finally starting to warm up around here {I know you are glad because I will finally stop complaining} and that means it is salad season.  I’m not quite ready to dive into light, lettuce based salads but I have been eating more cool dishes like this brown rice salad with seared tuna.

Brown Rice Salad with Seared Tuna #recipes #salads

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Sleepover Planning: The Perfect Snack

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Six years old are funny.  They start to get all kinds of personality and have very specific ways they want things done. A few friends are planning a sleepover for one night of our upcoming spring break from school and I am getting “schooled” on good ideas for snacks.  Of course there will be the typical snacks of popcorn, cookies and candy.  But, I want to make sure there are a few wholesome snacks too that incorporate fruits or vegetables.  So, I did a few taste tests with her and we created what she called “the perfect snack.”

Strawberry Cream Cheese Crackers #snacks #recipes #SpreadtheFlavor #cbias

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Spring Oreo Truffles

It is official. Spring is here!  Well, unless you count the 5 inches of snow we got yesterday.  Then, it looks like Spring is farther away than ever.  To make myself feel better about this ridiculous weather, I decided to dive into pastel colors head first and make spring Oreo truffles! 

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Copycat Rigatoni D

Ok, confession time: I love pasta.  Really, who doesn’t?!  I mean it is so versatile and can be paired with just about everything for an amazing dish.
One of my favorite pasta dishes is from Maggiano’s {our local Italian place does a version that is really close as well} and it is called Rigatoni D.  It is full of mushrooms and chicken and just so delicious.  We’re trying to eat out a lot less so I decided to try and create a copycat of the recipe so we can enjoy it anytime we want at home.  I think my copycat Rigatoni D comes pretty close to the original so I am excited to have it whenever I want now.

Copycat Rigatoni D #recipe #copycat #pasta

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Chicken with Red Wine Sauce

I am a HUGE wine lover so I was thrilled to work with Gallo Vineyards on their campaign for the Hearty Burgundy 50th birthday #HBturns50.  This post was compensated but, as always, all opinions are my own.

Date nights around here have become a little rare.  Between our busy schedules, Mathlete’s flight lessons {yes, his newest hobby is learning to fly} and our youngest’s new sleeping arrangements, we find it hard to get out for a night alone.  So, I started thinking about ways to have a date night at home without totally losing the fun by making the meal a lot of work.  When I had the opportunity to work with Gallo Vineyards, I obviously jumped.  Date night is just not the same without a great glass of wine {well, no day is really} so it was the perfect way to enjoy the Gallo Vineyards wine.  Once I had my Hearty Burgundy in hand, the plans started to come together starting with my recipe for chicken with red wine sauce and roasted mushrooms.

Chicken with Red Wine Sauce #recipes #HBturns50 #spon

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Prosciutto and Poppy Seed Chicken

I love ham and cheese sliders.  Like really, really love them.  I think we ate them at least once per week for the entire month of December.  Then, I decided that a) I shouldn’t serve sliders so often and b) all that butter probably wasn’t good for my waistline.  So, I decided to try and make a dish that had a lot of the same flavors of the sliders but in a meal that didn’t involve mini rolls and practically a stick of butter.  The first time I made prosciutto and poppy seed chicken, even my dad ate and liked it.  You guys don’t know my dad but for him to like something new is a pretty big deal.  Especially if that something has poppy-anything in the name. 
Prosciutto and Poppy Seed chicken roll ups #recipe #chicken

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Ham and Vegetable Fried Quinoa {Gluten Free}

Last week, I shared with you my first intentional gluten free recipe.  I say intentional because my friend alerted me to a few recipes on here that are already gluten free.  Today, though, I am sharing with you a recipe that is a favorite of mine that also happens to be gluten free: ham and vegetable fried quinoa. Ham-Vegetable-Fried-Quinoa-Label_wm

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