New Year’s Hoppin’ John Salad

New Year's Hoppin' John Salad

It’s a Southern tradition to eat Hoppin’ John salad for New Year’s and it’s a tradition now for this blog. New Year’s Hoppin’ John Salad is a nice kick-start of healthy eating and for 2021, we just need all the luck we can get. So glad to say goodbye to 2020! This year I will be eating more low carb so expect some yummy low carb recipes. But fear not, bread lovers, cookie lovers, and lovers of all things bakery, I’ll still be making all that yummy stuff too. I’ll just be enjoying small tastes and feeding the rest to my carb-loving kiddos! I wish everyone a healthy, Happy New Year. Stay safe and eat healthy!

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Juicy Chicken Leg Quarters

juicy chicken leg quarters on a plate

This juicy chicken leg quarters recipe is super easy and the flavor is amazing. The chicken will be tender and juicy and the skin comes out so crispy! YUM! Chicken leg quarters are relatively inexpensive and I stocked up on a whole bunch of them that were on sale last week and then marked an additional 30% off due to it being the sell-by date. They made for a super easy sheet pan dinner!

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Slow Cooker Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Slow cooker mozzarella stuffed meatballs

These slow cooker mozzarella stuffed meatballs are so rich and flavorful you will want to eat them all! The meatballs are made with a combination of pork and ground beef and are stuffed with fresh mozzarella. They sear a bit in a frying pan to get a nice crust and flavor on the outside, then cook for about 5 hours on low in a slow cooker. They are perfect on top of pasta, spaghetti squash, or in a meatball sub.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

slow cooker chicken breasts with creamy mushroom sauce

This slow cooker chicken breasts with creamy mushroom sauce is a simple, easy weeknight dinner. Simply season the chicken breast, mix the cream sauce, add it all to the slow cooker and it’s hands-off until dinner time. You can keep it as-is for low carb or add some corn starch at the end to thicken the gravy. Pairs perfectly with some steamed vegetables and/or rice.

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Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter Blossoms

The Christmas cookie exchange is not complete without peanut butter blossoms! This classic recipe is a favorite of mine and all thanks go to its originator, Mrs. Freda F. Smith of Gibsonburg, Ohio. She entered the Pillsbury bake-off in 1949 and while she didn’t win the grand prize, I’d say she wins in all our hearts for this delicious creation. Her recipe was honored again at the 50th anniversary celebration.

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Instant Pot Lemon Chicken Thighs

Instant Pot lemon chicken thighs

This easy Instant Pot lemon chicken thighs recipe takes boring boneless, skinless chicken thighs and transforms them into a rich, juicy chicken dinner in under 30 minutes total. The chicken is seasoned with garlic, lemon, and thyme, sautéed to a golden brown on each side, then cooked on manual high pressure for 5 minutes. That’s it!

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