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Loaded mini bell pepper nachos – game changer!! These low-carb nachos are loaded with turkey taco meat, cheese and all your favorite nacho toppings!

Mini Bell Pepper Loaded Turkey “Nachos”

Hot and cheesy spinach dip, grab a chip, toast or crudites and dig in! Perfect for any gathering, you can double or triple the recipe as needed.

Hot Spinach Dip

Treat yourself or your loved ones to this special dish – crab cakes benedict topped with avocado relish and a poached egg. Perfect for breakfast, lunch or brunch!

Crab Cakes Benedict with Avocado Relish

Traditional Mexican green chicken enchiladas, made lighter than the typical restaurant dish served throughout the US. Made with white corn tortillas, poached chicken breasts and a light coating of queso fresco, this dish is satisfying but won’t weigh you down.

Enchiladas Verdes (Green Enchiladas)

Almonds, pecans and walnuts are dipped in dark melted chocolate and finished with a touch of sea salt for the tastiest Holiday treats!

Dark Chocolate Nut Clusters with Sea Salt

These are the BEST Chicken enchiladas, my dish of choice anytime I go out for Mexican! If you're an enchilada lover like me, you will love these!!

The BEST Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Penne baked with cheese, sauce and loaded with healthy vegetables in every bite. Roasted zucchini, red bell peppers, asparagus, red onion and fennel are tossed with balsamic and herbs then roasted for the best tasting meatless baked pasta dish EVER!

Cheesy Baked Penne with Roasted Veggies

Shrimp cocktail is fine, but when I want something special, I like to have my zesty lime shrimp ceviche style!

Shrimp Ceviche Cocktail

Baked ziti is a favorite comfort dish in my home! Adding spinach is a quick and easy way to get more leafy greens into your family's diet without complaints.

Baked Ziti with Spinach

These Makeover Cranberry Bliss Bars are SO good, with more than half the calories and fat of the ones you buy at Starbucks and so much cheaper to make yourself! A blondie cookie bar with chunks of white chocolate chips and dried cranberries, topped with sweet cream cheese icing, tart dried cranberries and white chocolate drizzle – perfect for the holidays!

Skinny Cranberry Bliss Bars

Did you eat too much stuffing and pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving? Here's a wonderful Fall cobb salad to use up any of that leftover turkey if you're looking for a meal that will be filling yet light.

Leftover Turkey Harvest Cobb Salad

Leftover Thanksgiving turkey is transformed into quick and easy tacos! Just a few ingredients and less than 15 minutes, this is great for a quick lunch or dinner.

Leftover Turkey Tacos with Brussels Sprout Slaw

Chicken Enchilada Soup has everything you love about chicken enchiladas... in one big bowl of soup!

Chicken Enchilada Soup (Slow Cooker and Instant Pot)

Sweet Potato and Carrot “Tots”

An EASY 3-ingredient sauce! This is my go-to cranberry sauce recipe for the Holidays. I love how the sweet pears compliment the tart cranberries, perfect to add to your Thanksgiving table.

Cranberry Pear Sauce

Looking for an easy way to prepare turkey breast that doesn't require too much attention, this is it! Juicy turkey breast with a rich turkey gravy, all in your slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Gravy

This Giant Turkey Meatball isn't your regular meatball, is HUGE, baked in the oven similar to how you would make a meatloaf, then topped with marinara and melted cheese – I'm OBSESSED!

Giant Turkey Meatball Parmesan

This easy turkey chili recipe uses lean ground turkey and a whole lotta beans! Make this in the slow cooker or Instant Pot, then pile on your favorite chili toppings and enjoy!

3-Bean Turkey Chili (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot)

Making pumpkin puree from scratch is easy to do! Here are two methods, the quick method in the pressure cooker or the oven roasted method which is just as easy, but takes a little more time.

How To Make Pumpkin Puree (Instant Pot or Oven Method)

Gratin's are usually loaded with butter and cream, this lightened Butternut Squash Gratin is healthier and flavorful, you won't miss all the cream! A perfect side dish for Turkey or Roasted Chicken.

Butternut Squash Gratin

This fall lasagna swaps pasta for butternut squash layered with a chicken sausage meat sauce, ricotta, and mozzarella. Simply wonderful, you won't miss the pasta!

Noodle-less Butternut-Sausage Lasagna

This quick and easy Turkey Chili Taco Soup, filled with beans, tomatoes and corn is one of my favorite soups for lunch! It takes just 20 minutes to cook but it tastes like it was simmering for hours!

Turkey Chili Taco Soup

Make meat sauce AND Spaghetti Squash at the same time with this delicious one-pot meal ready in under thirty minutes (if using a pressure cooker)!

One-Pot Spaghetti Squash and Meat Sauce (Pressure Cooker and Slow Cooker)

Taco night happens once a week in my house, this is my favorite, taco recipe made from scratch! We make it with beef or turkey, it's delicious both ways.

Madison’s Favorite Beef Tacos (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot)

Late Summer Vegetable Enchilada Pie – A saucy, lasagna-like Mexican-American casserole layered with vegetables, tortillas, sauce and cheese.

Late Summer Vegetable Enchilada Pie

Chilled Italian Shrimp Tortellini Pasta Salad is loaded with shrimp, perfect for dining al fresco!

Chilled Italian Shrimp Tortellini Pasta Salad

Take advantage of the end of summer with sweet corn and delicious ripe tomatoes with this easy side dish, perfect to go along anything you 're grilling! The dressing is creamy yet light, the perfect compliment.

Summer Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad with Creamy Buttermilk-Dijon Dressing

This creamy potato salad made with rainbow potatoes, celery, pickles, mustard and dill is lightened up using half mayonnaise, half yogurt. Perfect for picnics and backyard parties all summer long.

Rainbow Potato Salad

If you like cumin and spicy food, then you'll love Barbacoa Beef. Spicy shredded beef braised in a blend of chipotle adobo, cumin, cloves, garlic and oregano.

Instant Pot Barbacoa Beef (Pressure Cooker)

Sweet and spicy Korean-inspired Gochujang-Honey Glazed Shrimp Skewers are perfect for weeknight cooking because they take less than 10 minutes to cook.

Gochujang-Honey Glazed Shrimp Skewers