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Spicy Chicken Sandwich

Spicy Chicken Sandwich

Everyone has there favorite “cheat” meal… It might be something you cook up at home or maybe fast food is your guilty pleasure. One of my husband and I’s favorite foods that…

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POPcorn Chicken Bites

There are a lot of foods that you think you have to give up or limit yourself when you’re trying to get in shape (or just all around be healthy).…

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Thanksgiving Leftover “Falafels”

I don’t know about you, but I have TONS of leftovers from Thanksgiving!! There is always the tradition of the turkey sandwich that never disappoints, but I thought I would…

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Healthy Hamburger Helper

Healthy Hamburger Helper

When I think of the meals I loved growing up, so many dishes come to mind… But Hamburger Helper is at the top of that list! I remember when I was…

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Chipotle Chicken Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowl

Chipotle Chicken Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowl

In our house we get Chipotle at least once a week. Since I cook most other nights, Chipotle makes an easy, healthy and quick option – and it doesn’t hurt that…

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Thanksgiving Dinner Casserole

Thanksgiving Dinner Casserole

This time of year is my absolute favorite! It’s a great time to celebrate the holidays with friends and family – and it also doesn’t hurt that all the food…

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Jalapeño Popper Chicken Casserole - Cooking Up Happiness

Jalapeño Popper Chicken Casserole

We all lead busy and hectic lives, and that’s why I love make-ahead meals like this one. It’s easy for me to say that you can just throw this meal…

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spinach and artichoke chicken bubble casserole

Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Bubble Casserole

I’ve seen a lot of these “bubble up” recipes lately, where you take pieces of biscuits and add them into a casserole and it bubbles up as you bake it… What…

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Emily Ness

Sharing a passion for food and fitness to live a healthy lifestyle - with the occasional hint of chocolate.

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The Testosterone Chef is a cookbook all about eating in a way that supports your hormones. With 90+ recipes for both men and women, there's something for everyone in here...
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