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Square Piece of Raspberry Bread Pudding with Creamy Vanilla Cream Sauce poured over the top and fresh raspberry garnish on a white plate.

Raspberry Bread Pudding

This spectacular Raspberry Bread Pudding is a Copy Cat of Kneaders Raspberry Bread Pudding with Vanilla Cream Sauce.┬áTraditional hearty Country French Bread is soaked in a rich creamy egg vanilla batter, layered with fresh raspberries, topped off with more delicious bread… and baked to a golden crisp. The finishing touch is a healthy drizzle of a decadent delicious warm vanilla cream sauce. It’s plate licking worthy! You won’t care who is watching!

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Pesto Stuffed Chicken Breast

They say necessity is the mother of invention. Nothing could be truer when it comes to this dish! My pantry was looking bare, and the last thing I wanted to do in this 90+ degree weather was head to town to shop! So I dug around and found that by combining four ingredients I could create an absolutely AMAZING grilled chicken recipe. This is my new favorite! I’m pretty sure it will be yours too!

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Nachos with meat, beans, avocado, cheese, tomatoes and sour cream

Loaded Nachos

I am no different than any woman out there! Sometimes I don’t feel like cooking either. Sometimes I’m tired and trying to come up with something new is a challenge. Sometimes I just want a big ol’ plate full of crunchy cheesy fully Loaded Nachos! Crispy corn chips piled high with shredded meat, two kinds of melted cheese, black beans, fresh Pico de Gallo, Sour Cream, Fresh Guacamole, Olives…do I have your attention yet? Face it….Nachos are such a delicious guilty pleasure and a fun easy meal…sometimes! lol

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corn salad made with fritos

Frito Corn Salad

Friends this is the post I thought would NEVER happen! Not because it is earth shattering…it’s corn salad for Pete’s sake…but because I thought that nasty stomach bug had set up permanent residence here at this Nest! I’m still not 100% confident in saying it got the “evacuation notice”? I’m just happy to say this Frito Corn Salad is making it’s long over due Grand Debut!!! This salad is a MUST have for your recipe book. Once you make it…it’s here to stay…kind of like that dang bug! lol

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An omlet with sausage, avocado, cheese

Sausage Veggie Omelet

There’s nothing worse than ordering an omelette and having the out side crispy brown and tough! Yet so many restaurants seem to serve them that way! Over cooked eggs are…to quote my favorite 3 year old… “Icky”! YIKES! Nothing worse than “Icky” eggs! So I’m not only sharing this AMAZING Sausage Veggie Omelette recipe…I’m sharing my tips for PERFECT omelettes…tender, fluffy, and delicious! Best thing about Omelette’s…they’re great for breakfast OR dinner!! Especially when you just need dinner for two!

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Chicken, corn, mashed potatoes and gravy

Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy

One of the best things about Thanksgiving is the smells that come out of your kitchen. At various times during the year I yearn to have my house filled with those familiar yummy smells. This recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy comes pretty dang close to those smells…best of all…it come close to the taste! Moist tender chicken, smothered in a rich creamy gravy, on top of a pile of homemade buttery mashed potatoes…do I have you drooling yet? This recipe is from my friend Sarah at The Magical Slow Cooker. Come take a peek…you’ll be glad you did!

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Tortellini Olive Salad

I’m sharing our very favorite pasta salad today! The birds at this Nest L.O.V.E. this tortellini olive salad…especially the “Big Bird”! It’s his all time favorite salad… EVER! Every time I take him to the market he will ask me if I’m buying the ingredients to make it. I can never say “No!”. It’s just too easy to make… and, Okay FINE! It’s my favorite too! (Let’s not tell him…it would make me seem so selfish! lol) We never tire of this recipe. Careful…you may get hooked too!

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Creamy Ham, Pea, & Potato Casserole

I’m sharing my Grandma’s Ham, Pea, and Potato casserole today! It’s creamy, easy, delicious and 100% pure comfort food! It’s the perfect way to use up that leftover Holiday Ham too! Trust me when I say…you WANT leftover ham just so you can make this casserole! If ya want you can just call it “leftover ham” casserole. Grandma wouldn’t mind and neither do I!

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Spiral cut ham with a peach glaze

Slow Cooker Peach Glazed Ham

Looking for a quick, delicious main course for your Easter meal? This Slow Cooker Peach Glazed Ham is the perfect main course dish for your Easter table! 4 ingredients, including the ham, and you have the BEST ham Ever! Plus if you’re like me and don’t have the option of a double oven, this will help free up space for those dinner rolls and cheesy potatoes! Which, let’s face it, is why everyone is there any way! This amazing ham could change that though!

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