Chicken or Turkey Tetrazzini

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Chicken or Turkey Tetrazzini with Serving Spoon

Chicken or Turkey Tetrazzini is a creamy pasta casserole made with spaghetti, turkey (or chicken), mushrooms, and lots of Parmesan in a flavorful sauce!

What’s the best thing about leftover turkey? According to A Christmas Story, it’s turkey sandwiches, turkey salad, turkey gravy, turkey hash, turkey a la king, and gallons of turkey soup! For our family, we love Chicken or Turkey Tetrazzini!

As the title of this post suggests, this hearty pasta bake can be made with turkey or chicken. So, if you don’t have any leftover turkey, or if it’s hard to find, you can always substitute the turkey with chicken.

Either way, this chicken or turkey tetrazzini is a tasty casserole that has become a favorite comfort food classic! I hope you enjoy it as much as our family does!

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Gordon Ramsay’s Pear and Granola Muffins

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Pear and Granola Muffins - Top View

Adapted from Gordon Ramsay’s recipe, these Pear and Granola Muffins have a soft and moist interior, and the granola provides great flavor and texture!

After finishing the latest season of MasterChef, the hubby and I decided to try Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Home Cooking. In each episode, Gordon Ramsay features a recipe for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guess what?! The hubby asked me to make the Pear and Granola Muffins. I did, and the rest is history! Now, these muffins are a regular breakfast in our house.

If you like apple crumb muffins (like those from Costco), you will love these Pear and Granola Muffins! They are not too sweet, and the pear keeps the muffins moist and soft. Plus, the granola adds texture and flavor to the muffins and pairs perfectly with the subtle cinnamon flavor.

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Slow Cooker Monkey Bread from Scratch

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Slow Cooker Monkey Bread Before Frosting

Ooey gooey, soft and buttery, cinnamon sweet Slow Cooker Monkey Bread from scratch is a great make ahead breakfast for the weekends or special holidays!

Why is cinnamon sugar so delicious? When it comes to some of my favorite breakfasts, many have that yummy flavor combo. One of my favorites is this Slow Cooker Monkey Bread made from scratch.

To make it, roll light and fluffy pieces of dough in melted butter and cinnamon sugar. Then, the layer the pieces in a slow cooker and bake. After it’s cooked, top it with homemade cream cheese frosting! Yum!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzels

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzels Full Shot

Chocolate and peanut butter dipped pretzels are a yummy sweet and salty treat, snack, or gift! The peanut butter keeps the coating smooth for easy dipping!

Back before I was married and my (now) husband and I were still dating, we didn’t see his in-laws very much. That didn’t stop me from wanting to make a good impression with them. (Can you relate?!)

So, one of the first things I learned about my mother-in-law is she LOVES the peanut butter filled pretzels. So, in an effort to make a good impression, I made her these Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzels!

The first time I made them for her it was near Christmas. So, I made some with and without candy cane bits. Ever since, I’ve make these for her every Christmas. To be honest, I’m not even sure if she likes the ones with candy canes or not, but she never complains. And, even though the combo seems strange, I think they taste yummy.

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Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Soup

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Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Soup

For a satisfying, meatless meal, try this Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Soup. It’s a hearty and creamy soup that’s full of sweet and mellow garlic flavor!

This Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Soup is one of my all time favorites! It’s packed with flavors including three kinds of onions, cauliflower, and the star of the show, roasted garlic.

While this recipe does take some time to prepare most of it is hands-off time. So, this recipe is still easy, and I promise it is delicious! It’s the perfect comforting soup on a cold winter’s day.

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Orange Chocolate Mousse (Low-Carb)

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Orange Chocolate Mousse with Spoonful

Make a decadent, rich, and creamy orange chocolate mousse in less than 10 minutes that’s low-carb and uses no egg! Satisfy your chocolate craving any time!

According to Forbes, the average American eats 9.5 lbs of chocolate per year! I don’t know about you, but when I heard this statistic, I was sure it was a mistake. I mean, I probably eat a pound a month! đŸ˜‰ So, what’s a chocolate-lover to do when she wants chocolate right now? She makes Orange Chocolate Mousse.

Thankfully, this Orange Chocolate Mousse can be whipped up in about 10 minutes! It can be eaten right away or chilled for future cravings. Plus, it’s also refined sugar-free, low-carb, egg-free, and single-serving. Although make no mistake, this is still an indulgent chocolate dessert with a hint of orange.

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Grilled Monte Cristo Sandwich

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A quick and easy Grilled Monte Cristo Sandwich with ham, turkey, Swiss slices, and a Parmesan Dijon-mayo spread. Serve with a side of raspberry preserves.

Sometimes, you want all the flavors of a classic Monte Cristo Sandwich with Jam, but you don’t want all the steps. I have a solution for you! Instead of dipping the sandwich in custard, just grill the sandwich in butter. It’s much easier and faster to prepare than the original.

Even though this sandwich is not fried in batter, don’t worry! This Grilled Monte Cristo Sandwich is still sweet, salty, cheesy, and buttery. Every bite is full of flavor. This sandwich is the perfect indulgence for when you’re craving something warm and comforting.

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Pumpkin Butterscotch Chip Cookies

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Hey chocolate chips, it’s time for Pumpkin Butterscotch Chip Cookies to have their time in the spotlight! They’re the perfect 3-ingredient pumpkin cookie! Made in only one bowl, mix everything together, bake, and enjoy!

Is it strange to say my life was changed at the grocery store? Well, it was.

One day, I stopped at Harmons (a grocery store in Utah) to pick up some groceries. They had samples of enormous pumpkin cookies, but with butterscotch chips instead of chocolate chips. What?! Plus, they had some of the cookies topped with cream cheese frosting. OMG! After trying a sample, I was hooked. Why had I never made pumpkin cookies with butterscotch chips before?

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Carino’s Chicken Bowtie Festival Copycat

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Carino’s Chicken Bowtie Festival Copycat Pasta in Bowl with Fork

Ever popular, Carino’s Chicken Bowtie Festival is a flavorful and easy pasta dish made with sauteed chicken, bacon, and a creamy, cheesy tomato sauce.

Whenever I think of Italian food, my brain automatically goes to pasta. Without a doubt, it’s my favorite kind of Italian food. One of my favorite Italian pasta dishes comes from Johnny Carino’s Italian Restaurant, and it’s called Grilled Chicken Bowtie Festival.

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Air Fryer Apple Crisp (Single-Serving)

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Air Fryer Apple Crisp

You’re only 20 minutes away from a single-serving Air Fryer Apple Crisp! Top with ice cream and caramel for the perfect cozy fall dessert for one, or two!

Single-serving desserts are great because the smaller size prevents me from overindulging. So, what could be better than a single-serving apple crisp? One that’s made in the air fryer!

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