Crock-Pot Buffalo Chicken [Recipe]

We made some elbow macaroni on the side and decided to add it to our serving of Crock-Pot Buffalo Chicken. My husband’s response was ‘this would be a great dish to bring to the next potluck!’ – Looks like we’ve got ourselves another winner :)

Crock-Pot Buffalo Chicken

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Parsley & Dijon Salmon Baking Sause [Recipe]

A quick and easy Parsley & Dijon Baking Sauce that pairs very well with salmon. I baked my salmon fillet on a tin foil lined baking sheet at 450 degrees for 15 minutes.

Parsley & Dijon Salmon Baking Sauce

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Strawberry Muffins [Recipe]

I’m sharing this Strawberry Muffin recipe because I think it’s important to have something tasty in the house (in excess) to grab in emergency ‘sweet-tooth’ situations. These muffins can be frozen and make a great grab-and-go snack. They would also make a really great party dish! I’ve included the nutritional facts per muffin in the recipe.

Strawberry Muffins

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Shrimp Scampi [Recipe]

We cooked with beer last week, and now we are cooking with wine! This delicious Shrimp Scampi recipe is so flavorful (I especially loved the red pepper flakes) and made with a white wine sauce rather than a red sauce.

Shrimp Scampi

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Pepperoni Pizza Cauliflower Casserole [Recipe]

This Pepperoni Pizza Cauliflower Casserole would make an excellent side dish. The texture and appearance resemble mashed potatoes, but the flavor will remind you of a deep-dish pepperoni pizza. I had pepperoni pizza the night before I made this, so I guess it was still on my mind…

Pepperoni Pizza Cauliflower Casserole

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Carelli Stir-Fry Sauce [Recipe]

I made a vegetable stir-fry the other night as a side-dish to my dinner, and wanted to come up with my own stir-fry sauce recipe. Nailed it!

Carelli Stir-Fry Sauce

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Chia Seed Smoothie [Recipe]

The reason why this recipe is called Chia Seed Smoothie and not Strawberry/Banana Smoothie is because I’m posting for the mere fact that I want to introduce Chia Seeds to those who aren’t familiar and remind those who are that they are loaded with nutrients and have very few calories!

Chia seeds are packed with fiber (almost all carbs in chia seeds come from fiber), protein, various micronutrients, and antioxidants.

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Again, the contents of this smoothie really aren’t important unless you love Strawberry and Banana as much as I do. Chia Seeds, however, are just an awesome source of nutrition that often go unnoticed or forgotten about because the seeds are so tiny and you have to look closely for them in the grocery store.

Chia Seed Smoothie

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The Carelli’s Meatloaf [Recipe]

I’m noticing a bacon theme here in all of my latest recipes. But, can you name a better ingredient to cook with? That’s a serious question. 

Every time my husband makes this Meatloaf Recipe the ingredients list changes slightly, because we just use whatever it is we feel like adding on a given day. However, the bacon is always there. I assure you that won’t ever change. We formed our Meatloaf into two ginormous loafs and cooked it right on a baking pan in the oven. You could also use a loaf pan.

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The Carelli's Meatloaf Recipe

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Blueberry & Banana Steel Cut Oats [Recipe]

I’ve had a jar of steel-cut oats in my cabinet for what seems like forever, so this recipe was inspired by that jar. I am also a huge fan of cooking breakfast items in bulk, because I’m always in a rush in the morning so It’s really nice to grab-and-go sometimes. Oats are a staple breakfast item, and these Blueberry & Banana Steel Cut Oats could easily be scooped into a to-go container and travel to work in your handbag for a nice, warm breakfast on-the-go.

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Blueberry & Banana Steel Cut Oats

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Bacon Crackers with a Kick! [Recipe]

We had a bunch of leftover crackers in the house from our NYE party and, while I certainly enjoyed eating them with a sliver of Brie cheese and some jam on top, I wanted to try and use them in a recipe. I used both white and wheat crackers, and they were of circular shape; however, this recipe can be made with any type of cracker of any shape or size. I will definitely bring these Bacon Crackers with a Kick as an appetizer to the next potluck I’m invited to!

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Bacon Crackers with a Kick

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