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Herb Butter Roasted Turkey with Classic Pan Gravy

This Herb Butter Roasted Turkey is crazy moist and flavorful. The perfect addition to any Thanksgiving table. Don’t forget the finishing touch: gravy! The Classic Pan Gravy is simple, fast and the perfect compliment to the turkey. Enjoy!

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The best Herb Butter Roasted Turkey for your Thanksgiving holiday! This turkey is moist, simple, most importantly delicious! In is baked slow in the oven with butter and herbs upside down! Finish with a classic pan drippings gravy to complete your meal!

It is nearly November which means that Thanksgiving is right around the corner! My entire family and I gather for multiple Thanksgiving celebrations throughout the week and by the end I am beyond stuffed with delicious food. Since my husband is in the Navy, we travel and move often. This means that we can not always be home for Thanksgiving. Through the years I have done many Thanksgiving dinners completely on my own. I have had some major fails along the way, but like to think I have some things figured out. One of those being is this herb butter roasted turkey with classic pan gravy. The turkey is moist, flavorful and the prep and cooking is straightforward and simple. No more basting people!

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Vegan Black Bean Soup: Spicy, Simple and Healthy

The best healthy, vegan and easy cool weather soup recipe! This Vegan Black Bean Soup is ready in 30 minutes making it perfect for a quick weeknight meal!-

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The BEST simple Spicy Vegan Black Bean Soup recipe. This meal is quick and ready in 30 minutes making it a perfect weeknight dinner recipe. This soup made from scratch, healthy, and has great Mexican spices and flavors incorporated. #soup #blackbeansoup #30minutemeal #dinner #simple #vegan #glutenfree #nutfree #easyrecipe

Let me just start by saying that myself and my family are NOT vegans. We enjoy meat and cheese very often. That being said I do try and incorporate vegan and vegetarian meals on a daily basis for my family. There are tons of health benefits from a high vegetable and plant based diet. This Spicy Vegan Black Bean Soup is one of my favorite vegan dishes that I make for my family on a regular basis. I love how healthy, simple and fast this recipe is, and that it tastes good and makes you feel good. So before you turn your nose up to a vegan dish, GIVE IT A TRY! And if not there will be cookies next week.

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Classic Baked Mostaccioli: Grandma’s Specialty

This Classic Baked Mostaccioli is the perfect Italian pasta dish for weeknight dinners, family gatherings, and holiday parties. The perfect combination of marinara sauce, Italian sausage, spices and of course cheese

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This Classic Baked Mostaccioli is perfect for a crowd, parties, and family meals! This recipe is my grandma's and is filled with ground beef, Italian sausage, mozzarella cheese, and the best marinara sauce! This easy baked pasta meal is ready in about 40 minutes and can be kept warm in a crockpot or slow cooker as a holiday, party, Thanksgiving or Christmas side! #pasta #bakedpasta #comfortfood #familymeal #holidayside #mostaccioli #homemade #maindish #dinnerrecipe #sidedish

This classic baked mostaccioli makes an appearance at nearly every family party we have. One would think we would get tired of eating it, but no it is so good I could eat it hourly. My grandma has been making this recipe for as long as I can remember. My mother even told me that she ate this pasta as a kid! I won’t give away her age, but that’s a long time. This recipe is simple enough to make and can work as a weeknight dinner, or as a side for any type of party. Even better is that this pasta can be kept warm in a crock pot to enjoy all day. This recipe has been a stable in my family for many years and I hope you love it as well!

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Chicken Puffs Recipe: Enchilada Style

An amazing Mexican and American cuisine fusion meal perfect for family dinner! Packs a ton of flavor all wrapped in buttery crescent rolls and topped with cheese. Add your favorite fixings for a perfect finish.

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This Chicken Puffs Recipe: Enchilada Style is the best Mexican and American food fusion dinner recipe! Mexican flavors all wrapped in Pillsbury crescent rolls and topped with cheese! Top with your favorite salsa, guacamole or sour cream to finish it off! The perfect combo for an amazing easy family meal! #MexicanFood #crescentrolls #dinnerideas #dinenrrecipes #easymealideas

This is one of my husband’s favorite recipes I make! It is also one of the not so pretty ones, but that is okay because what these lack in beauty they make up for in flavor! This chicken puffs recipe has changed and evolved through the years and grown along with my tastes. It is also versatile and can be made vegetarian, so this is a 2 for 1 recipe. This is a very simple meal that is perfect for the entire family for dinner. Bonus is that this makes a large amount so you will have leftovers all week! I hope you love this ugly ( but delicious) Chicken Puffs Recipe: Enchilada Style!

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Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings with Biscuits

Creamy cup of cozy! This easy and delicious crockpot meal is perfect for a Fall family meal!

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The BEST, easy, fast weeknight crockpot meal! This Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings with Biscuits recipe is filled with vegetables, grands biscuits, milk and chicken for a creamy combination. The flavors of homemade comfort food made easier! #comfortfood #chickenanddumplings #crockpot #chickenrecipes #easydinner

Fall is officially in full swing! Here in Wisconsin it went from cool to cold basically overnight. My family and I have broke out the long sleeves, boots, and my favorite, the crockpot! Once the leaves start falling and the air turns crisp I immediately start craving hearty soups, stews and all the warm comfort foods. One of our favorite of those foods is this Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings with Biscuits. I love how simple, filling, and tasty it is. This makes a perfect weeknight meal with little prep work, and the best part is that the crockpot does most of the work. Get yourself a big blanket and curl up on the couch and enjoy a big bowl of creamy deliciousness!

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