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Meat Lovers Baked Spaghetti

Confessions…This Nest is not loaded with traditional spaghetti lovers! (Including the head “chick”.) It’s true…I’m not a big lover of spaghetti. Oh, I made it while the kids were growing up and my husband loves it…but the rest of us? Eh! So I decided to go another direction…and let’s just say…everyone LOVED it!

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Ginger Soy Lemon Shrimp & Noodles

If you love Asian Noodles as much as we do…you are going to LOVE these new natural Yakisoba noodles from Fortune. They’re fresh with 100% natural ingredients. They contain no MSG, No Trans Fat, No Cholesterol…I know what your thinking…So What… No flavor? WRONG! Honestly the BEST Asian noodles EVER! Combine them with this recipe for a quick, easy, Soy Ginger Lemon Shrimp Noodle dish, and you are going to go “Gaga” for these delicious noodles! Seriously we are all in LOVE with these noodles!

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Chicken thighs seasoned in a honey glaze and sesome seeds

Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs

As a food blogger I see hundreds of new recipes every week. It’s just part of the job, and one I absolutely enjoy. I love seeing what other bloggers are busy creating in their kitchens. Last week I spotted this luscious looking dish! Everything about it looked amazing! From the crispy golden pan seared chicken thighs (I love the flavor of chicken thighs) to the scrumptious sweet honey garlic sauce! The word “Easy” was thrown in for added enticement and I took the bait! I’m SO glad I did! You will be too! This is one amazingly easy, flavorful, and inexpensive dish! You have got to try this one friends! Trust me. You do don’t ya?

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A large slice of chicken pot pie with chicken, vegetables and a flaky golden crust

Perfect Country Chicken Pot Pie

I love food! All food…but I really love comfort food! I know… it’s a word that’s tossed around a lot in the blogging world, but in all fairness, I have to say that the majority of foods fill a need. For some it’s comfort, for others happiness, joy, sorrow, sadness, or stress. I mean food feeds our emotions, as well as our bellies! If it didn’t there wouldn’t be so many foodies out there all looking for that one optimal dish.
One of my favorite “comfort” foods is Chicken Pot Pie. Maybe it’s the memories of those little frozen pies by banquet when I was kid, or maybe it’s because the combination of ingredients is like Thanksgiving in a pie shell? Whatever the reason, it’s still a favorite. I spent years looking for the perfect recipe and then just decided to make my own. I wanted one loaded with “the good stuff”! Lots of meat, vegetables, and a creamy gravy, all packed inside the perfect flaky crust. I hope you’ll agree…this pot pie is the perfect “comfort food”!

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A bowl of potato soup with a cheese, bacon bits and chopped green onion on top

Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup

I’m kicking off this cold Monday with one of my all time favorite Pinterest finds! Crock Pot Loaded Potato Soup! It’s quick. It’s easy. It’s delicious! If you don’t think you can cook… this is your recipe! It’s rich, creamy, and the perfect comfort food for a cold winters day. I like to call it “snow day” soup but, you can just call it wonderful!

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Easy Chicken Parmesan

We’re kicking Monday off right! I have the perfect easy weeknight recipe for your Nest. Easy Chicken Parmesan! I discovered this recipe years ago while sitting in the dentist office! (Yuck!) Of course I had to add my own twist and kick it up a notch or two, but it’s still super simple to throw together and it’s sure to be a hit at your dinner table!

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Acorn squash cut in half baked and filled with chicken and stuffing

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Any fall and winter squash lovers out there? I am a huge fan of Acorn Squash! I love the creamy, rich, buttery flavor of this amazing Fall Squash! Last week I came up with this simple, easy to make stuffed squash main dish. It’s like a “Mini-Thanksgiving” in an edible bowl! Stuffed with stuffing, chicken, and gravy you will love how tasty and easy this is to make for your family! It’s the PERFECT Fall dinner!

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Angel Chicken Sauce over pasta made in the slow cooker

Angel Chicken Pasta

Today I’m sharing one of my favorite pasta dishes! Angel Chicken Pasta with baked chicken on a nest of delecate angel hair pasta and topped with a delectably rich creamy golden mushroom and white wine sauce topped with parmesan cheese! In a word…DELICIOUS! This version is made in the crock pot, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s just another “every day” meal! This dish is elegant enough to serve to company. You are going to absolutely LOVE this dish! The flavors are out of this world!

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Minnesota Pork Chop Casserole

I’m always looking for really great casseroles that are packed with flavor, easy to make, and comforting. This casserole meets all those requirements and then some! I found this recipe several years ago when I was trying to find something to do with a package of pork chops. I loved it from the world go! It’s the perfect Fall recipe to feed your hungry crew! Packed with seared pork chops, wild rice, mushrooms and an amazing creamy sauce you will love how easy and simple this recipe is! Come take a peek…see if you don’t fall in love instantly too!

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