Fresh and Quick Pico De Gallo

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This Fresh and Quick Pico De Gallo recipe is perfect to use up garden tomatoes! It’s made in about 15 minutes for quick eating and enjoyment!

My husband’s favorite way to use up fresh garden tomatoes is fresh and quick Pico de Gallo! Every year, he likes to make a dedicated pico de gallo section in our garden. So, he has lots of practice eating it. ūüėČ

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One Pan Chicken Burrito Bowl

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One Pan Chicken Burrito Bowl with Wooden Spoon

This easy and flavorful One Pan Chicken Burrito Bowl is one of my favorite Mexican-style recipes. Customizable and perfect for meal prep or busy weeknights.

This One Pan Chicken Burrito Bowl is one of our family’s favorite recipes. My husband will go back for seconds, and that’s a big deal at our house! It’s also great for meal prep. If you only try one recipe from me this year, make sure it’s this one!

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Slow Cooker Queso Chicken

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Slow Cooker Queso Chicken is a versatile main dish that can be served in a tortilla, on rice, on pasta, or as is. Only 6 Ingredients with 5 Minutes Prep.

Let me count the reasons why I love this recipe. First, Queso! In my opinion, everything is better with cheese. Second, this recipe only requires 6 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep. Third, the slow cooker does all the work! It’s truly a dump and go recipe. Fourth, this Slow Cooker Queso Chicken can be used in so many ways! It can be added to so many Mexican dishes. Or it can be eaten as is.

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Guru’s Cilantro Lime Pesto Chicken Pasta Copycat

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Cilantro Lime Pesto Chicken Pasta

Cilantro lovers will love this copycat Guru’s Cilantro Lime Pesto Chicken Pasta. It’s fresh, zesty, and can be made easily with simple ingredients.

This copycat Guru’s Cilantro Lime Pesto and Chicken Pasta recipe is so fresh and light. Basically, it’s a simple pasta and chicken dish elevated by a fresh cilantro lime pesto. The tart lime juice in the pesto pairs so nicely with the cilantro. Plus, the cilantro lime pesto uses almonds for a simple, easy, and inexpensive sauce. It’s also a great way to use up extra cilantro.

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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‚Äôs Italian Restaurant, and it’s called Grilled Chicken Bowtie Festival.

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How to Make Homemade Marinara Sauce

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Air Fryer Fried Ravioli Dipped in Homemade Marinara Sauce
Air Fryer Fried Ravioli Dipped in Homemade Marinara Sauce

Have an abundance of tomatoes right now? Use them to make an easy, 7-ingredient, freezer-friendly, Homemade Marinara Sauce! Roasting is the “secret sauce”!

If you have an abundance of garden tomatoes, look no further for a way to use them up! This homemade marinara sauce is a great way to use lots of tomatoes before they go bad. And, it’s is especially delicious with garden fresh tomatoes. To use up all the tomatoes you have on hand, feel free to double or triple the recipe.

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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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Dad’s Beef Spanish Rice

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Dad's Beef Spanish Rice with Melty Cheese

Ground beef, cheese, rice, green peppers, onions, tomatoes, and Mexican spices come together to make the best Beef Spanish Rice side dish or full meal!

Growing up, my family always complained when my dad made his Beef Spanish Rice. As a kid, I didn’t like the green peppers and onions in his recipe. It wasn’t until later in my life that I learned to appreciate my dad’s recipe.

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Copycat Johnny Carino’s Italian Nachos

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Close up of a plate of Copycat Johnny Carino's Italian Nachos
Photos are missing olives. Don’t forget to add them like I did!

These Italian Nachos, developed by my dad, are a copycat for the appetizer found at the Italian restaurant, Johnny Carino’s. They would make a stunning appetizer for your Super Bowl party, but they are also amazing eaten as full meal. Since, the Carino’s in Utah closed, we can still enjoy these whenever we have the craving for them.

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Jonny’s 7-Layer Bean Dip

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Growing up, my family ate 7-Layer Bean Dip on almost a weekly basis, and I always enjoyed it. When I first met my husband Jonny, he introduced me to his version of 7-Layer Bean Dip. Consequently, I will never go back to the way my family used to make it!

My favorite 7-layer bean dip! Jonny's 7-Layer Bean Dip.
Jonny’s 7-Layer Bean Dip has been carefully refined over the years! It’s the perfect mix of fresh pantry ingredients. Give the best 7-Layer Bean Dip a try!

Compared to Jonny’s version, my family’s version is boring and bland (and remember, I used to eat it weekly). Jonny’s version of 7-Layer Bean Dip is the perfect mix of fresh ingredients and pantry ingredients.

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