Copycat Chili’s Cajun Chicken Pasta

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Copycat Chili's Cajun Chicken Pasta Table Spread

Copycat Chili’s Cajun Chicken Pasta is made by combining penne pasta and Cajun chicken in a rich and flavorful cream sauce and topped with fresh tomatoes!

Have you ever been to a restaurant and ordered something so delicious, you knew you had to create it at home? That is the way I feel about Chili’s Cajun Chicken Pasta. The first time I ever had it, I was addicted. I knew I would never be able to rest until I learned how to make it at home.

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Three Cheese Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

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Bowl of Three Cheese Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

Three Cheese Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese is super creamy, cheesy, and slightly spicy! It comes together in 5 minutes, and it’s perfect for meal prep!

You know, when people ask you if you were stuck on an island, but you could have any food, what would it be? Mine is definitely macaroni and cheese. I once at it for 3 days straight. No joke!

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Microwavable Low-Carb Strawberry Shortcake

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Microwavable Low-Carb Strawberry Shortcake
Quickly and easily satisfy your taste buds when any sweet craving hits!

Indulge in a guilt-free summer dessert with a tasty, microwavable, low-carb strawberry shortcake made in less than 10 minutes! Plus, it’s gluten-free!

Strawberry Shortcake just screams summer is here! It is such a family-favorite dessert!

Growing up, my mom always found the best, fresh, locally grown, pallets of sweet strawberries. Inevitably, our family would enjoy strawberry shortcake and homemade jam prepared from those fresh strawberries. Whenever I eat strawberry shortcake, all those family memories come rushing back to me.

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Mini Raspberry Lemon Cheesecakes

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Pan of Mini Raspberry Lemon Cheesecakes

Lemon lovers will beg you to bring these (almost no bake) tart, sweet, rich, and creamy mini raspberry lemon cheesecakes to your next gathering!

This recipe is adapted from Cook’s Country‘s recipe for Lemon Icebox Cheesecake. It is packed full of lemon flavor with the right balance of tart and sweet.

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Best Key Lime Pie

Best Key Lime Pie - Clean Fingers Laynie - Learn to make the best key lime pie with a buttery graham cracker crust, a tangy and creamy key lime filling, and a perfectly fluffy whipped cream topping!
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Key Lime Pie - Clean Fingers Laynie

Learn to make the best key lime pie with a buttery graham cracker crust, a tangy and creamy key lime filling, and a perfectly fluffy whipped cream topping!

I hesitate to call any recipe the “BEST” because there are so many different food palates and taste preferences. What I may think is the “best” someone else could think is just “okay”.

However, I really believe this is the Best Key Lime Pie!

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Low-Carb Crispy Garlic Butter Parmesan Wings

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A secret ingredient makes these finger-licking, baked low-carb garlic butter Parmesan chicken wings stay juicy and have an extra-crispy skin without frying!

I’ve been pushing myself outside my comfort zone by preparing foods I dislike or have avoided for years. There are some foods I still don’t like, but I have discovered other foods I really enjoy now! I’m so proud of myself for challenging my preconceived notions by giving foods another chance.

Wings are one of those foods I gave a second chance, and I’m so glad I did! I never expected I would love eating meat off the bone. The meat stays juicy, the skin is crispy, and the garlic butter Parmesan sauce takes these wings over the top! While this recipe is not low calorie, it is low-carb friendly.

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Low-Carb Chocolate Lava Cake

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Spoon and Ramekin of Low-Carb Chcocolate Lava Cake

Do you want know how many times I have made this low-carb chocolate lava cake? Well, I can’t tell you because I stopped counting… I make this single-serving dessert whenever I have a chocolate craving (whether or not I am eating low-carb). It is so rich and delicious you would never know you were eating something with around 2 grams of carbohydrates. Plus, you can make this ooey-gooey chocolate lava cake with less than 7 ingredients in less than 7 minutes!

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Low-Carb Broccoli Soup

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Cropped Low Carb Broccoli Soup with Keto Garlic Butter Bread

My History with Broccoli Soup

Due to an unfortunate event when I was about 13 years old, I avoided broccoli soup for a long time. My dad made broccoli cheddar soup for dinner, and I kept finding little black “things” in my soup. Rather than eat the soup, I kept moving it around in my bowl inspecting the black things until I found one that had long legs… Ugh!!! By the time I made my “discovery”, my brother and my dad had already devoured their bowls of soup. My dad had not properly washed the broccoli while preparing the soup, and there were lots of little black bugs living in the florets of the broccoli. My whole family was thoroughly disgusted, and we threw away the uneaten soup. So, the moral of the story when using fresh broccoli is to wash your broccoli well!

A few years ago, I got the “bug” to try broccoli soup again. I have so many favorite recipes for other vegetable soups including potato soup, carrot soup, and cauliflower soup, and I wanted to give broccoli soup one more chance.

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