30 No Cooking Required Meals

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August. It’s always a busy month. Kids are heading back to school, sports are starting back up, our calendars are quickly starting to not have a free evening in sight! But August is also a hot month. Here in Texas, it is typically the hottest month of the year. So you are miserably having to… 

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Breakfast Bacon Enchiladas – Guest Post from The Texan New Yorker

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Hello Cupcakes and Kale Chips readers! I’m Julie from The Texan New Yorker, and I am so honored and thrilled to be guest posting for Brianne today. In addition to reading her blog, I also follow Cupcakes and Kale Chips on Facebook, and Brianne is now my go-to girl on knowing which day/week/month is which… 

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Greek-Style Beef Kabobs (aka Souvlaki) for @Beef #SundaySupper

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#SundaySupper is teaming up with the Beef Checkoff to highlight and celebrate the versatility of beef. Travel to Greece (or even just your favorite Mediterranean restaurant) without going any further than the grill in your backyard by making Greek-Style Beef Kabobs (aka Souvlaki). Greek-Style Beef Kabobs (aka Souvlaki)

50 Slow Cooker Dinner Recipes

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It’s summertime and it’s HOT out there. So who wants to heat up the kitchen or slave over the stove or grill? It’s time to fire up the slow cooker! Good thing Jaime, my Yummy Eats contributor, put together this roundup of 50 Slow Cooker Dinner Recipes.  50 Slow Cooker Dinner Recipes 50 Slow Cooker… 

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Bacon Cheeseburger Crustless Quiche for #SundaySupper

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Welcome to the #SundaySupper Man Food feast! With bits of burger, pockets of cheese, and of course, the most manly food ever – bacon – don’t call this a girly recipe. As breakfast, brunch, or my favorite, brinner, all of your favorite guys will want a slice (or three) of Bacon Cheeseburger Crustless Quiche. Bacon Cheeseburger… 

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French Onion Soup au Gratin Stuffed Meatballs for #SundaySupper with @GalloFamily

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It’s a #SundaySupper Father’s Day Feast honoring the main man of the family, paired wines from one of our favorite families – Gallo Family Vineyards. Take the best part of French Onion soup – the rich caramelized onions and ooey, gooey cheese – and turn it into a true “man meal” by making French Onion Soup au… 

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Lemon Herb Slow Cooker Roast Chicken for #ChooseDreams #SundaySupper

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by American Family Insurance. All opinions are my own. Sunday Supper is again joining up with American Family Insurance as they inspire and encourage all of us to #ChooseDreams. As we dream about happy, healthy futures for our families, one thing that is important is nourishing their bodies, and, at this time… 

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Five-Ingredient Strawberry Red Wine Glazed Salmon for #SundaySupper

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As we approach the summer months when we would all rather be doing things outside and having fun, we all need easier recipes, even for #SundaySupper, so this week we are featuring recipes made with 5 Ingredients or Less. A sweet and savory sticky glaze perfectly coats and balances the richness of the fish in… 

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Baby, That’s a Good Merlot Onion Burger for #SundaySupper with @GalloFamily

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It’s #SundaySupper, and the Gallo Family reminds us that, much like wine, I imagine, the best recipes always have a story. Juicy hamburgers so moist and flavorful from the addition of sautéed onions and red wine, topped with sharp cheddar cheese and homemade Worcestershire ketchup, then piled on a soft, slightly toasted bun will make… 

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Slow Cooker Pineapple Chipotle Beef Sandwiches

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A little sweet, a little heat, and hardly any effort since the crock pot does all the work. We piled this meaty goodness on sub rolls, but scoop it over rice, roll it up in a tortilla, pile it on a salad – I don’t care what you do, just make these Slow Cooker Pineapple Chipotle… 

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Buffalo Chicken Shepherd’s Pie

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Take a traditional shepherd’s pie and completely transform it into something new and way more delicious by replacing the meat and gravy filling with spicy Buffalo chicken, then topping it with mashed sweet potatoes and blue cheese. I guarantee you’ll have a crowd-pleaser with this Buffalo Chicken Shepherd’s Pie. Buffalo Chicken Shepherd’s Pie

Slow Cooker Salsa Pulled Chicken Sliders

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Welcome to Day #4 of Appetizer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. With the big football game coming up, we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your game day spread. Each day we will be dishing… 

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Mrs. A’s Skillet Lemon Chicken for #SundaySupper

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It’s time to Sauce it Up for this week’s #SundaySupper.  And with the addition of a lemony sauce, you can transform your kids’ favorite chicken fingers into a special occasion meal the whole family will love, yet is simple enough for a busy weeknight.  I am sure you will all enjoy Mrs. A’s Skillet Lemon… 

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Autumn Turkey & Apple Salads or Wraps for #WeekdaySupper #FamilyDinnerTable

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Do you remember that succulent Slow-Cooker BBQ-Rubbed Turkey Breast I shared with you on Sunday?  And that I told you I managed to get SIX meals out of it?  For today’s #WeekdaySupper, I am sharing the first reinvention of those leftovers – Autumn Turkey & Apple Salad or Wraps, topped off with my Creamy Greek… 

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Chicken Corn Chowder for One Pot Recipes #SundaySupper

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Who wants to do loads and loads of dishes when you can make your meal (or appetizer or dessert) in one pot?  Well this week #SundaySupper is giving you an amazing array of recipes that allow you to do just that.  And I have a hearty and comforting, but still light and healthy Chicken Corn… 

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Wayback Wednesday – Slow-Cooker Tomato Veggie Sauce with Sausages

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The Bug was out of school for a week after his surgery, so I don’t have a full week school lunches to share.  So I am bringing back Wayback Wednesday, which I did a few weeks back.  This week I am bringing back an early recipe form the blog, but one that will make dinnertime… 

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Eggplant Parmigiana Pasta Casserole – September #ImprovChallenge

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It’s one of my favorite days of the month – Improv Challenge Day.  This month we were improving with Pasta & Cheese.  I decided to reinvent a classic Italian-American dish into a much simpler comfort food recipe in my Eggplant Parmigiana Pasta Casserole.

Beef & Potato Skillet Supper for #SundaySupper around the #FamilyDinnerTable

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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by American Family Insurance. All opinions are my own. This week, the Sunday Supper Team is joining up in the first of a series of events with American Family Insurance to gather around the  #FamilyDinnerTable with some of our favorite childhood recipes.  I updated one of the dinners that my mom used to make… 

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Asian-Inspired Sesame Pineapple Chicken Salad

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Disclaimer: Yoplait provided samples of the Yoplait Greek yogurt.  As always, all opinions are my own. Looking for a dinner you can prepare ahead of time so the family can grab some when they are running in and out between work, school, practices, activities, and meetings?  Or want to get ahead on lunch prep for… 

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Easy Beef Tacos and Spaghetti Squash with Salsa & Queso Fresco (@CookingPlanit Review Part 1)

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Disclaimer: I was provided with a set of T-fal cookware to use and review, a set to give away, as well as the full version of the Cooking Planit iPad app to use and review.  As always, all opinions are my own. Do you want to go to one place to plan your dinner menu,… 

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Mama Monday: Salsa Egg Tacos – 30-Minute Meal for #BackToSchoolWeek

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Back To School Nights, last minute Target runs for forgotten notebooks and pencils, football and cheerleading practice, lunch packing, earlier bedtimes.  Who has timee to make dinner?  Everyone can, especially when you’ve got some new 30-Minute Meal Ideas from me and my #BackToSchoolWeek friends, like these Salsa Egg Tacos.

General Tso Chicken Salad – Guest Post from Mom’s Test Kitchen

As I am easing back into the whole blogging thing, I have a few foodie friends taking an occasional turn in the Cupcakes & Kale Chips kitchen.  I can’t thank them enough.  Head on over to Pinterest, too, where I will be pinning all of these awesome recipes on my Guest Posts board, plus my… 

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Peachy Pecan Chicken Salad – July #ImprovChallenge

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Reunited, and it feels so good!  Yes, I’m back in the Improv Challenge!  And why the reference to cheesy music?  Well, this month’s theme is “Peaches & Herb” and I’ve got a sweet and savory Peachy Pecan Chicken Salad for you.

Mediterranean Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes with @FloridaTomatoes

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If there is one thing we Jersey Girls know, it isn’t big hair or “what exit” or Snooki… It’s Tomatoes!  And these Mediterranean Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes might just be one of the most perfect tomato recipes ever!

Bacon, Pear & Smoked Gouda Panini – Guest Post from The Tasty Fork

Awesome flavor combo! Pear, Bacon & Smoked Gouda Panini. Recipe created by The Tasty Fork

While I am wrapped up with feeding an infant, changing diapers, feeding an always ravenous preschooler, putting in a Toy Story DVD, chasing the aforementioned preschooler while holding the aforementioned infant, and all the other insanity that comes along with a new baby, my foodie friends are taking turns in the Cupcakes & Kale Chips… 

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Slow-Cooker Mongolian Beef Stew – March #ImprovChallenge

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My slow-cooker and I, well lately, we go together like peas & carrots… Which is exactly what you find in this Slow-Cooker Mongolian Beef Stew.  Why?!  Well, because it’s Improv Challenge day, and peas & carrots is our theme this month.