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Skillet supper: Chicken thighs with butternut squash-mushroom sauté

Skillet suppers have everything I want in a weeknight meal – flavor, warmth, simplicity, and quality ingredients. This flavorful combination takes advantage of fall vegetables that have some of the prep already done, to speed things up even more! Come take a look…

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Sunday Supper: Rustic chicken pot pie

Try this simple-to-create dish to bring the day to a comfortable close: Rustic chicken pot pie by Mama Steph

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Mason Jar love: Simple layered salads & other fun ideas

There is something simple and nostalgic about Mason jars.  I love their simple, shiny clean look, and how they hold the promise of something delicious held over from the garden’s harvest. John Mason invented and patented the first glass jar with a screw-on cap in 1858, and though he didn’t make much  money from his… Continue reading Mason Jar love: Simple layered salads & other fun ideas

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Mama Steph’s Chicken-Asparagus Pasta Toss

Here is a great meal idea that I love to make for my family. It’s very quick to prepare; even on a weeknight after work, you’ll have time to make this! The flavors of the vegetables,  garlic, olive oil,  chicken and  pasta all come together to make this cheerful, healthy main dish that your family… Continue reading Mama Steph’s Chicken-Asparagus Pasta Toss

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Top 7 soup recipes to comfort your body and soul

What do I want to eat when I’m cold? Soup. What do I want to eat when I’m sad? Soup. What do I want to eat when I am sick? You guessed it. Soup. I’ve shared before the connection to my childhood offers, and that’s part of the reason I love it so much. “Soup… Continue reading Top 7 soup recipes to comfort your body and soul

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Quick skillet dinner: grilled chicken with tomatoes, mushrooms and garlicky spinach

Sometimes when I leave my job at KLTV in Tyler and start my 45 minute drive home, I’m so hungry and so tired I think, “maybe I’ll just run through a drive-thru for dinner….”. But running through a drive-thru, while convenient, will end up being costly by the time I get enough for four of… Continue reading Quick skillet dinner: grilled chicken with tomatoes, mushrooms and garlicky spinach

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Cooking basics: Chicken and Dumplings

There are many foods that bring to mind my mama. Crispy fried chicken and biscuits, fried Gulf shrimp and hushpuppies, tuna casserole, beef stew and many more. Not fancy food, by any means, but good. Really good. Another food that reminds me of mom, and that is distinctly Southern in origin, is chicken and dumplings.… Continue reading Cooking basics: Chicken and Dumplings