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Turkey Broth

Turkey Broth is simple to make, freezes really well, and is great to replace chicken stock in all of your favorite recipes. Turkey broth is such an easy way to use the remnants of your Thanksgiving Turkey. In fact, I had all of the ingredients to make this recipe on hand after making my turkey.…
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Pumpkin Cake

This Pumpkin Cake is easy to make, moist, and delicious – the perfect fall treat! Topped with the best cream cheese frosting, you won’t be able to resist this amazing pumpkin spice cake. I just couldn’t resist giving you one last pumpkin treat! Baking is a huge hit in my house every single time. Any…
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Alfredo Chicken Casserole

This post is sponsored by Knorr® but all opinions are my own. This Alfredo Chicken Casserole is a simple 25-minute dinner that is perfect for a busy weeknight! Something even your picky eaters will love! I think this has been the year that has proven to my husband and I that no matter how prepared…
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Turkey Tetrazzini

Creamy Turkey Tetrazzini is the the ultimate way to follow up a turkey dinner. Use your turkey left overs to make this delicious and easy noodle casserole. Our family is planning a really low key Thanksgiving this year. Every time I feel sad about that, I think about my brother – an ER doctor –…
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Turkey Tortilla Soup

Turkey Tortilla Soup is the perfect recipe to use your leftover turkey. This hearty soup is full of delicious flavor – something the whole family will love. This year, even if my family makes a turkey breast, I know we are going to have left overs. I actually am tempted to make a full roast…
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Cajun Chicken Alfredo

This Cajun Chicken Alfredo is an easy weeknight meal with the most perfect homemade Alfredo sauce. Your family will love this delicious dinner. This post is sponsored by Mirum, but opinions expressed are my own.  Our family loves delicious pasta recipes. I swear that my kids could have pasta every single night for dinner and…
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Candied Sweet Potatoes

Candied Sweet Potatoes will be the hit of your holiday table. They look incredibly fancy, but in reality are the simplest side dish recipe. I am obsessed with sweet potatoes. I think they are the most delicious of the root vegetables, and I would happily take a giant plate of sweet potato fries over regular.…
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Freezing Leftover Turkey

Freezing leftover turkey is a great way to save it for fast easy dinners in the future. Follow these simple steps to keep your leftover turkey for months to come. When I get asked “Can you freeze leftover turkey?” the answer is always yes! With families all over the country having smaller Thanksgivings this year,…
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Cornbread Stuffing

Cornbread Stuffing is the most delicious Thanksgiving side dish recipe. This homemade stuffing is simple, and your family will love it – this recipe is a keeper! The other night my husband and I were talking about how Thanksgiving will look this year. We are disappointed that we need to keep it just our small…
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Honey Roasted Carrots

Honey Roasted Carrots are the perfect weeknight side dish, and delicious enough to serve at the holidays. No need to worry about how you will get your vegetables in with these simple roasted carrots. I hear from readers often that they need more vegetable side dishes for their kids. I absolutely get it. Our number…
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Homemade Cornbread

This Cornbread recipe was tested and retested to perfection! It has the perfect taste and moist texture, and it is so easy to make. I’m so excited to share this cornbread recipe with you guys! This recipe went through tons of rounds of testing until we had a winner that was the right taste, texture…
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Three Ingredient Mashed Potatoes

These Three Ingredient Mashed Potatoes are the perfect easy side dish recipe. This easy mashed potato recipe is simple enough for a weeknight meal, but delicious enough to make for holidays. I’m so excited to share my friend Rebecca’s new cookbook with you today. It is coming out at the perfect time because it is…
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