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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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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Thai Larb Chicken Lettuce Cups for #SundaySupper & @SteamyKitchen #Giveaway

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It’s gettin’ steamy in here… and I’ve got Thai Larb Chicken Lettuce Cups for a Steamy Kitchen #SundaySupper!!  Not only that, my Sunday Supper friends and I have 20 copies of  Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites to giveaway TONIGHT!!