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Slow Cooker Smoked Sausage Chicken Cassoulet Recipe

by Jeanette on January 23, 2014 · 20 Comments
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Smoked Sausage Chicken Cassoulet

This Slow Cooker Smoked Sausage Chicken Cassoulet is the perfect comfort food when you need it the most. So, we had a bit of a disaster last weekend. With the frigid temperatures dropping to zero degrees overnight, a pipe burst in our house and our entire basement and one of our first floor rooms was […]

Triple Cheese Chicken Pasta Bake Recipe

by Jeanette on January 16, 2014 · 21 Comments
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Triple Chicken Pasta Bake #light #healthy

This Triple Cheese Chicken Pasta Bake is the perfect winter comfort food. Lighter than most cheesy pasta dishes, this dish is deceptively rich and hearty. One chilly snowy day recently, I whipped up this Triple Cheese Chicken Pasta Bake for dinner. I happened to have leftover roasted chicken in my freezer, an extra box of […]

Garlic Roasted Kale Recipe

by Jeanette on January 6, 2014 · 17 Comments
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Garlic Roasted Kale © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Have you all tried kale chips before? Well, today’s Garlic Roasted Kale is a side dish variety of this popular snack. Over the holidays, my brother-in-law introduced our family to this easy, kid-friendly preparation for kale. For as long as I can remember, my husband’s sister, and her family have spent Christmas with our family. […]

Quick Creole Style Shrimp Jambalaya Recipe {Cookbook Giveaway}

by Jeanette on December 18, 2013 · 11 Comments
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Quick Shrinp Jambalaya

This Quick Creole Style Shrimp Jambalaya is the perfect holiday dish. Not only is it easy to make, but it is pure comfort food. All you need is a simple salad to go along with this and you can call it a day. So, what do you make when you have no idea what’s for […]

Saucy Barbecue Meatballs Recipe

by Jeanette on October 7, 2013 · 23 Comments
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Saucy Barbecue Meatballs © Jeanette's Healthy Living

These Saucy Barbecue Meatballs are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike. Quick and easy to make, they’re perfect for a busy weeknight meal. My kids love meatballs and I’m always looking for new ways to serve them. I made barbecue chicken meatballs that were very similar to these a while back, […]

Crock Pot Barbecue Pulled Chicken Recipe

by Jeanette on July 29, 2013 · 31 Comments
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Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Stuffed in Sweet Potato © Jeanette's Healthy Living

  This Crockpot Barbecue Pulled Chicken just cooks away on its own, making dinner an afterthought. The sauce got rave reviews from my kids. Served on a toasted bun or baked sweet potato, it is hugely satisfying. The other night when I made this Pulled Chicken recipe, the kids asked “what’s for dinner?” Usually, I […]

Juicy Summer Heirloom Tomato Stone Fruit Salad Recipe

by Jeanette on July 10, 2013 · 21 Comments
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Heirloom Tomato Fruit Salad © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Summer Tomato Stone Fruit Salad is full of juicy heirloom tomatoes, nectarines and mango. A drizzle of sherry vinegar, a little honey goat cheese and chopped fresh mint are all that are needed to make this fresh summer salad tantalizingly delicious. With the sweltering heat that has hit our area the past few weeks, […]

Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Tacos Recipe

by Jeanette on April 29, 2013 · 17 Comments
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Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Tacos © Jeanette's Healthy Livings

These Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Tacos are not only fun to eat, but they’re popping with texture and flavor. I love Huevos Rancheros as a hearty brunch. The fresh salsa, avocado and cilantro toppings add lots of color and texture. It’s a filling meal, but healthier than the typical breakfast platter of eggs, bacon and potatoes. Although there […]

Chicken Meatballs in Barbeque Sauce Recipe

by Jeanette on April 2, 2013 · 13 Comments
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Barbecue Meatballs Platter © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Here is an easy dinner idea – Chicken Meatballs in Barbeque Sauce, ready in roughly 30 minutes. Lately, I’ve been so busy that getting dinner on the table has been a bit of a challenge. So, anything I can make in less than 45 minutes sounds good to me. I came across this recipe in […]

Mini Frittatas with Ham and Cheese Recipe

by Jeanette on March 29, 2013 · 24 Comments
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Mini Egg Frittatas with Vegetables © Jeanette's Healthy Living

A few weeks ago, I made these Mini Frittatas with Ham and Cheese for a church function and ended up making extra for weekday breakfast-on-the-go. I’ve never made a frittata before although it’s been on my list to try forever. Frittatas are basically an open-faced omelet that is baked in the oven. The base is […]

A Healthier Crock Pot Meat Lovers Pasta Sauce Recipe

by Jeanette on March 13, 2013 · 15 Comments
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A Healthier Meat Sauce © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Kids say the funniest things sometimes. On the way back home from a basketball game recently, I asked my son’s friend what he liked to eat. He replied, “I eat anything…except vegetables.” So, of course I had to dig a little deeper. “You must eat some vegetables – name any vegetable that you eat.” “I […]

Hearty Chicken Chorizo, Kale, Bean and Farro Soup Recipe

by Jeanette on February 28, 2013 · 17 Comments
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Chicken Chorizo Kale Bean Farro Soup

Today, I’m teaching a soup class at our local senior center where we’ll be making this Hearty Chicken Chorizo, Kale, Bean and Farro Soup. It’s definitely on the heartier side, and a great one dish meal for the wintertime. The purpose of the cooking class is to encourage seniors to make healthy meals at home. […]

Crock Pot Jamaican Spiced Chicken Stew Recipe

by Jeanette on February 25, 2013 · 40 Comments
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Crockpot Jamaican Chicken Stew Dinner © Jeanette's Healthy Living

A number of years ago, we had a wonderful babysitter from Jamaica who was exceptionally warm and had the biggest smile on her face. Not only was she patient and loving, but she was also a good cook. In fact, she taught me how to make Jamaican porridge for my father-in-law who had Parkinson’s disease […]

Recipe for Gluten-Free Chocolate Cranberry Walnut Cookies {Comfort Food}

by Jeanette on January 16, 2013 · 34 Comments
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Healthy Chocolate Cranberry Walnut Cookies © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Is there such a thing as a healthy cookie? I don’t know, but I can tell you that the Chocolate Cranberry Walnut Cookies that I’m sharing today are healthier than most. Leaving the healthy talk aside for a second, let me tell you that these cookies are really good, and will satisfy just about any […]