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EASY HOMEMADE VINAIGRETTE BALSAMIC

This Easy Homemade Vinaigrette is made with a lot of my salad recipes. This is my favorite recipe when I’m not making a lemon-tahini dressing. It’s simple and versatile enough that you can make adjustments, so I decided to give it its post. This recipe will serve your needs well. IS BALSAMIC Vinegar THE SAME AS BALSAMIC VINEGAR? Balsamic Vinegar […]

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SMALL BATCH CRUNCHY WALNUTS CANDIED CANDIED

These little devils can be dangerous. These little devils are addictively sweet, rich, crunchy and nutty. This “small batch” recipe was created to keep me from eating too many candied walnuts at once. I also wanted to ensure I had enough to spare for other purposes. Sometimes all you need is a little “Sprankle sprankle” […]

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EASY PUMPKIN SOUP

Just a few months into my blogging journey. This recipe is so symbolic, and I knew I had to make a new version when October 1st came around. This simple soup is a perfect example of my cooking journey ten years ago. It was easy, simple and comforting for me in those days, and that […]

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SWEET POTATO BISCUITS

It’s autumn, so I’m incorporating sweet potatoes and pumpkin into everything. Why? These sweet potatoes provide a subtle sweetness, bright orange color, and extra nutrients. These Sweet Potato Biscuits are moistened and tender thanks to the sweetness of the sweet potatoes. These Sweet Potato Biscuits are easy to make and a great addition to your weekend […]

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PASTA ONE-POT CREAMY PESTO CHICKEN PASTA

The little packets of pasta sauce mix you can buy in grocery stores inspired this One Pot Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta. These little packets of pasta sauce mix are great for stocking your bomb shelter or emergency supplies. But for weeknight meals, there is something better. Better, but not more. This Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta is […]

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SECRET INGREDIENT TOMATO SOUP

I don’t remember if you’ve heard me say it, but I am a bit obsessed with tomato soup. Over the past ten years, I have made many tomato soup recipes for Budget Bytes. This week, however, I tried something new. The Secret Ingredient tomato soup doesn’t have one secret ingredient but two ingredients that make it rich […]

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CLASSIC BAKED ZITI

When the weather cools, I pull out my cozy sweaters and work on the comfort food. The layers of pasta, homemade red sauce, Italian sausage, and three types of melty cheese make it rich and creamy. It’s like comfort in a bowl. Baked Ziti doesn’t require any special cooking skills. There’s no need to worry […]

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BALSAMIC CHICKEN & MUSHROOMS

Pan sauces are the best! A quick and easy way to create a delicious meal is to use a skillet. Fond, or little brown bits left on the skillet, are extremely flavorful and should not be wasted. To transform plain chicken thighs into this delicious Balsamic Chicken with Mushrooms, I used a combination of balsamic […]

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CRANBERRY CREAM DIP CHEESE

It is rapidly becoming party season. There are Halloween parties followed by Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving parties, Christmas parties and New Year’s Eve parties. It’s boom-boom,boom-boom! So I thought I would share some party food ammunition with you. This Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip, a no-brainer holiday appetizer, is easily accessible. It will be eaten at any party you […]

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BALSAMIC ROASTED Vegetables

Balsamic Roasted Vegetables is a great side dish recipe that can be used in many different ways. These sweet and savory caramelized veggies can be used with any vegetable. They also hold up well to reheating, making them ideal for meal prep. These vegetables make an excellent side dish for Thanksgiving. What vegetables can I […]

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