Recipes

Chicken Spaghetti Squash Bake

I really like recipes that you can “cook once” but then “eat twice.”  You know what I mean.  Recipes, you can easily make a double-batch of, serving half of it now and the other half later.   Sort of like a two-for-one meal prepping plan.  That means dinner on the table and a bonus meal for…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Feb 8, 2019

Barley Risotto with Vegetables

The word ‘risotto’ may sound like a fancy restaurant term but this Italian based dish is a great comfort food and can easily be made at home. Just so you know risotto comes from the Italian word “riso” which means rice. Of course, this recipe is using barley in place of rice but will be…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Jan 10, 2019

Flank Steak with Tomato Avocado Salsa

If you want your family excited to come to the dinner table to eat, you must serve up Flank Steak with Tomato Avocado Salsa.  Talk about good eating. If you’re not familiar with flank steak, let me tell you a little about it. According to Beef It’s What’s for Dinner, flank steak actually goes by…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Jan 4, 2019

Crudité Vegetable Wreath with Creamy Yogurt Dip

Doesn’t this crudité vegetable platter perfectly capture the spirit of the holiday season?  I can just see this being the hit of a Christmas gathering. So festive and merry, it’s almost too pretty to eat. First of all, I know what you’re thinking.  Wow, Cheryl must be a highly creative person to have dreamed up…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Dec 13, 2018

Cinnamon Bread Pudding Snacks

Say “bread pudding” and people will come running, especially when you serve up this dandy concoction of a generations old favorite.  Even if bread pudding was not in your family’s recipe rotation growing up, there’s no better time than now to mingle it into yours. If you need a bit of sweetness to top off…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Dec 10, 2018

Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Stew

Nothing quite says “comfort food” like beef stew.  Especially on a cold winter day; and when I made this recipe, northeast Kansas was in the midst of having a major blizzard for the first time since 2009.  Hours of sustained winds of up to 55 mph, white out conditions, snowfall totals of up to 9…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Dec 2, 2018

Cozy Peppermint Hot Cocoa

Get cozy on the couch as you warm up with this indulgent hot cocoa that’s pepped with smooth peppermint and vanilla extract. If you love chocolate and peppermint, this will become your favorite hot cocoa beverage. Melting dark chocolate chip morsels of at least 72% cacao content and using nonfat or low-fat milk, creates a…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Nov 26, 2018

3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cookies

Do you like peanut butter?  Do you like bananas? Do you like oatmeal?  If you answered “yes” to all three, why not combine them into a fabulous breakfast cookie?  No more excuses for skipping breakfast. Easy to make and so easy to enjoy, these 3-ingredient breakfast cookies will become your go-to breakfast time and time…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Nov 19, 2018

Caramelized Brussel Sprouts with Cranberries

Looking for a perfect comfort food companion?  Why not Brussel Sprouts?  Every main dish needs a companion and Caramelized Brussel Sprouts with Cranberries will do trick.  Whether paired with a cozy winter meal or as a satisfying side dish for Thanksgiving dinner, this recipe is one you’ll use again and again. This recipe won me…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Nov 12, 2018

Cheesy Pumpkin Cauliflower Soup

Here’s a healthy way to get your pumpkin fix this autumn!  And…for cauliflower lovers (or even if you’re not) this soup is for you.  I have found I really like making soups and this one I especially enjoyed putting together. The taste was not only rich, aromatic, and delicious but neither flavors from the pumpkin…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Oct 22, 2018