Easy Beefy Bake Casserole ~ Gluten & Dairy-Free Options  
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Easy Beefy Bake Casserole ~ Gluten & Dairy-Free Options  

I’m thinking this Easy Beefy Bake Casserole just might fit in that comfort food category. It seems like most pasta dishes covered with cheese give us that warm and cozy feeling. If you were to ask my husband, he would say it is one of his favorite casseroles for sure. With some simple changes, this…

Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas ~ Gluten & Dairy-Free options
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Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas ~ Gluten & Dairy-Free options

Here is a great way to use leftover chicken, turkey, or beef. Since my family prefers chicken, we will use the name chicken enchiladas knowing any meat could be substituted. Enchiladas are super easy to put together.  You can make as few as one or two, or as many as a 9″x13″ pan can hold….

Easy Three-Cheese Lasagna ~ Gluten & Dairy-Free options
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Easy Three-Cheese Lasagna ~ Gluten & Dairy-Free options

Easy three-cheese lasagna is as delicious as it looks. The flavors blend perfectly together and kids love it too. We have even been guilty of eating the leftovers for breakfast the next day because it was to just too hard to wait for lunch and this lasagna is like pizza, it’s good cold too. What…

Conscientious Cowboy Beans ~ Healthy Baked Beans
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Conscientious Cowboy Beans ~ Healthy Baked Beans

  Conscientious Cowboy Beans are almost homemade; yet so much easier! Don’t save these healthy baked beans just for summer barbecues, these should be enjoyed all year long. This favorite bean recipe is requested by both my family and my husband’s family on holidays and an occasional get together. If you are wanting to reduce…

Old-Fashioned Mac & Cheese  ~ Gluten-free and plant-based options
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Old-Fashioned Mac & Cheese ~ Gluten-free and plant-based options

Good old-fashioned mac & cheese is popular with all ages, this we know for a fact! I actually made this recipe so many times I decided to purchase individual baking dishes for my family. All three had a version they liked best. It was one of my daughter’s favorite dishes, and it was super easy…

Don’t Raise Your Cholesterol Plant-Based Lasagna
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Don’t Raise Your Cholesterol Plant-Based Lasagna

  Unbelievable that’s what this plant-based lasagna is! It’s loaded with healthy vegetables and surprising spices that blend beautifully. You might already know I’m a huge fan of  Rip Esselstyn and his delicious recipes.  So here is yet another awesome recipe, he calls it Raise-the-Roof Sweet Potato-Vegetable Lasagna. Wow…that’s a mouthful!     But seriously…this…

Chicken & Black Bean Casserole ~ Healthy Comfort Food
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Chicken & Black Bean Casserole ~ Healthy Comfort Food

  This Chicken & Black Bean Casserole was a pleasant surprise, it was not only delicious but super simple to put together.  And the truth is, it took all my strength not to eat it right out of the casserole dish before setting it on the table. The leftovers from this chicken and black bean…

Healthy Family-Style Chicken Pot Pie
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Healthy Family-Style Chicken Pot Pie

Did someone mention comfort food? How about healthier comfort food like this family-style chicken pot pie?! A hearty homestyle chicken pot pie with less fat, loaded with healthy veggies, and topped with buttermilk biscuits. But don’t worry, you won’t mind it having less fat because the incredible flavor in this dish is going to reel…

Three Cheese Manicotti ~ Meatless Monday
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Three Cheese Manicotti ~ Meatless Monday

I’m excited to share this family favorite Three Cheese Manicotti recipe. Manicotti can be kind of a pain to make to be quite honest, but this recipe is fairly quick and painless. I personally think not having meat in the filling makes it easier when filling the shells. It also speeds up the preparation, because…