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A black bowl filled with kosher salt to brine a turkey.

How to Brine a Turkey

Learn everything you need to know about how to brine a turkey! Whether you use a wet brine, a dry brine, use whole turkey, turkey breast, or even a frozen turkey! All of your questions are answered here.

A wooden spoon scooping up creamy ham and potato soup topped with chives.

Ham and Potato Soup

This Cheesy Ham and Potato Soup is so creamy and easy to make! It’s the BEST way to make use of leftover ham and can be made with or without a ham bone.  Make it on the Stove Top...

Seasoned chicken wrapped with crispy bacon in a skillet with parsley.

Bacon Wrapped Chicken

This Bacon Wrapped Chicken recipe is prepared in a single skillet and has extra crispy bacon! This is the best way to add tons of flavor to chicken breast or thighs, Enjoy this keto-style or serve it with baked or...

A soup pot filled with homemade Corn Chowder topped with bacon, chives, corn, and red pepper flakes.

Corn Chowder Recipe

This Creamy Corn Chowder Recipe is topped with bacon, chives, red pepper flakes, and cracked black pepper. It’s old fashioned corn chowder with a twist, and so simple to make! 

A dutch oven filled with hearty Beef Stroganoff made in the Slow Cooker.

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Make this traditional Beef Stroganoff in the Slow Cooker with the best combination of ingredients that add so much flavor. My version is extra creamy with lots of ways to thicken it up, including my homemade condensed cream of...

Slow Cooker Ribs topped with BBQ Sauce on parchment paper.

Slow Cooker Ribs

These Slow Cooker Ribs are fall-off the-bone tender with a caramelized BBQ top! It starts with a flavorful rub that’s massaged into the meat. They’re then brushed with Dijon mustard that aids in rendering the meat to tender perfection....

A wooden spoon scooping condensed cream of mushroom soup up from a pan.

Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup

Making Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup is so easy to make from scratch with simple ingredients. In a matter of minutes, you’ll match the exact consistency of a can, but with much better flavor and no processed ingredients! Be...

Swirls of mashed potatoes in a serving dish topped with melted butter and green onions.

Homemade Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Homemade Mashed Potatoes are the best side dish idea for any night of the week! The steps are easy to follow and have basic ingredients like butter and sour cream with optional additions like garlic and Parmesan cheese!...

A mug of French Onion Soup topped with 2 slices of cheesy baguettes.

French Onion Soup

This traditional French Onion Soup recipe has warm baguettes topped with hot, melted Gruyere cheese. High quality beef broth, a splash of wine, and perfectly caramelized onions are the secrets to this classic recipe. PLUS, check out how you...

A wooden spoon full of creamy Ground Beef Pasta with Rotini noodles.

Ground Beef Pasta

This Ground Beef Pasta recipe is an easy 30 minute meal that you can make with any kind of pasta. Your family will love the creamy, cheesy, Italian sauce! Be sure to serve this with a side of Garlic...

A plate with Country Fried Chicken over mashed potatoes with green beans and gravy.

Country Fried Chicken

This Southern-style Country Fried Chicken is easy to make with chicken breasts and staple ingredients! Serve it with gravy and mashed potatoes for an old fashioned comfort food that your family will love!

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