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Super Bowl Bites: Cheesy Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

Super bowl Sunday is right around the corner, and to be honest, I could care less whether the Patriots or the Eagles win. I'll enjoy Justin Timberlake's half time show, the commercials, the specail episode of This is Us that airs right after the game, and of course, the food. 

Recipe Makeover: Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas

Any fans of Mexican food out there? Many people think of Mexican food as an unhealthy choice, but it can actually be a great vehicle for superfoods like beans, veggies, spices, and herbs. I've made over a traditional recipe for enchiladas, which is actually kind of boring when you think about it; just tortillas, meat, and cheese. In my recipe, I still keep those staple ingredients, but I also add onions, bell pepper, tomatoes, black beans, and plenty of flavorful spices and fresh herbs.

Recipe Makeover: Hashbrown Casserole

 As I write this at noon in Nashville, we are awaiting the "snowpocalypse" of 2018. I don't know about you, but when I'm snowed in, nothing is better than a little comfort food. Something warm, creamy, starchy, and hearty always hits the spot. Potatoes are one of my favorite foods, and when they are in the form of the Southern-staple, Hashbrown Casserole, they're to die for. 

Meatless Monday Recipe:Greek-Style Quinoa Burgers

Happy meatless Monday everyone! I am definitely a meat eater, but I do enjoy making several of my meals meatless each week. It's a great way to consume more plant-based foods, plus it is quite budget-friendly! And one of my favorite meatless meals is a good veggie burger. But I think it is hard to find a store-bought one that is "meaty" enough AND holds together when you bite into it. So I discovered that it is not that hard to make my own.

The Best Un-fried Fried Chicken

In the South, fried chicken is not just a favorite, it's a staple. Who can resist the crispy-on-the-outside, juicy-on-the-inside, flavorful entree that pairs perfectly with other traditional Southern dishes like greens and mashed potatoes? Homemade, made-from-scratch fried chicken is truly delicious, but it is also quite the undertaking. I've made homemade fried chicken, but just once, due to this lengthy process.

Recipe: Grape Grilled Cheese

Nothing quite says comfort food like an ooey-gooey, warm grilled cheese sandwich. And while you can't go wrong with a classic American cheese version, one thing I love about recipe development is putting new spins on old favorites, so my perfect grilled cheese sandwich combines both sweet and savory flavors. Sweet from fresh, plump and juicy California grapes and local honey and savory from the creamy brie and tangy blue cheeses.

Two Must-Have Chili Recipes

The fall chill is finally in the air, which makes me crave hot and hearty meals. Nothing fits that bill better than a steaming pot of chili. In fact, October is National Chili month, so I teamed up with Bush's beans to create two new chili recipes inspired by different regions of the country.

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