One Pot Chicken Enchilada Pasta

I think every family has a go to food that they make over and over because everyone loves it. In our household, that is pasta! While I may prefer something like a butternut squash and sage pasta and Mathlete likes the sausauge and pepper version, we can all agree that pasta is what we want for dinner. Plus, pasta cooks fast making weeknight meals way easier to actually get on the table on time. How about we make it EVEN easier though by making a one pot chicken enchilada pasta?

Anything I can make in only one pot is winner for me. This pasta looks amazing.

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BBQ Ranch Chicken Pull Apart Bread

Do you have a case of the missing husband like I do now that football season is here? Mathlete is more of a college football fan than a NFL fan so our major sports day is typically Saturday. BUT, he likes hanging with the guys so there is plenty of football on the tv each Sunday too. Of course, with football, you need snacks that are delicious AND easy to eat. My pepperoni pizza pull apart bread was a huge hit so I decided to try and change it up and made a bbq ranch chicken pull apart bread. 

A simple recipe for game day that I know the guys will love. This BBQ ranch chicken pull apart bread is so easy to make.

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Candy Apple Cheesecake Cookie Bars

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Let’s talk fall. It is 90 degrees here today but earlier in the week I could start to feel a slight crisp in the air. Of course, that got me dreaming of apples, pumpkin and all the other things that come with fall. My absolute favorite things in the world are cookies and cheesecake {well, foods…drinks would of course be lattes and wine}! What better way to celebrate fall than to combine them and make candy apple cheesecake cookie bars.

Oh my gosh...these candy apple cheesecake cookie bars look AH-MAZING. I can't wait  to make these my first fall recipe of the year.

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Stuffed Acorn Squash

Fall is here {or at least on its way} and I am loving the cooler temperatures. Fall is definitely my favorite season and I like to enjoy everything it has to offer from gorgeous weather to delicious comfort food. Once fall hits, I turn from zucchini and spaghetti squash and focus more on butternut squash and sweet potatoes. Fall and winter squash are so easy to find at just about any grocery store so it is so easy to use them in recipes. I was trying to decide what to make for dinner one night and decided to make stuffed acorn squash instead of pulling out my typical butternut squash.

Love the idea of filling fall squash for dinner.

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Slow Cooker Cuban Beef

I have such a love affair with my Crockpot. Once the weather starts to cool a little bit and I move away from grilling everything from burgers to fruit, I start using my slow cooker more and more. Mathlete isn’t always a huge fan of chicken cooked in the crockpot so I tend to stick to beef more often. This slow cooker Cuban beef is probably one of my favorite crockpot recipes to date. It is so full of flavor and ridiculously easy to make.

Crockpot Cuban beef is the BEST slow cooker recipe. So easy and so much flavor.

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Peanut Butter Oreo Truffles

Chocolate and peanut butter are one of the those combinations that I just can’t resist. We’ll blame my dad and his love for Reese’s for that one because it was instilledin my at a young age. To this day, I can’t think of many desserts I would choose over one that was a chocolate peanut butter something. So, when Oreo decided to release their Reese’s flavor, I knew I was in trouble. I also knew that I would have to use them to make peanut butter oreo truffles. You can thank for later ;)

The ultimate combination of peanut butter and chocolate! These are AH-MAZING and the BEST truffles I've ever had.

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Pesto and Sun Dried Tomato Tuna Salad

Tuna salad is one of those great go to lunch ideas because it is full of protein to help you make it through the day and tastes great. It also makes the perfect after school snack when the kids come home complaining they are so hungry. I created this pesto and sun dried tomato tuna salad to change up my typical version and cut out a lot of the unhealthy items that typically go into a tuna salad. 

Tuna salad is the perfect lunch or after school snack option! Opt for this version which has zero mayo and is full of amazing flavor.

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Caramel Apple Parfait

We are in the last few days of August and with the new month also comes one of our favorite seasons: apple season. As part of the #CreativeBuzz challenge this month, I used my favorite granny smith apples to create an amazing caramel apple parfait.  Seriously, this thing is to die for so just get ready to make it now because I know you won’t be able to resist.

This caramel apple parfait looks divine. I can't wait to make it! #CreativeBuzz
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Herbed Shrimp Pesto Pizza

As a food lover, I am excited to be partnering with Pompeian to share with you a recipe using one of their olive oils. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

For me, shrimp and butter are made for each. Think of shrimp scampi and how amazing it tastes basted in all that butter. I can think of very few times that I have cooked shrimp in anything but butter {unless it was shrimp cocktail of course}. August is National Olive Oil month and Pompeian is working to get people to take the Pompeian Pledge to swap butter for Pompeian olive oil in one of their favorite recipes. I recently made herbed shrimp pesto pizza and when I typically would have reached for the tub of butter!

Delicious herbed shrimp pesto pizza

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Spinach Artichoke Pasta Bake

We are total pasta lovers in our house. From spaghetti with just a bit of olive oil and Parmesan cheese to easy pasta bakes or even rigatoni with butternut squash, we like to have pasta at least once or twice a week.  Of course, we try to change it up from time to time and try out a new recipe. I was dreaming of some spinach artichoke dip one night and decided to make a spinach artichoke pasta bake instead.

A perfect weeknight meal! Love the flavors of spinach and artichoke dip in this pasta bake.

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