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Southwest Chicken Stew

This Southwest Chicken Stew is brought to you in collaboration with Albertsons to help bring you easy recipes using canned goods to celebrate National Canned Food Month! As always, the recipe and opinions in this post are my own. Did you know that it's National Canned Food Month? If not, February is National Canned Food Month! I am working with Albertsons to help you celebrate and to bring you a delicious recipe that you can get on the table in about half an hour! I always keep canned food of some of my favorite recipes in stock that way I have then on hand for a quick and healthy meal. Especially when you're cooking with beans and green chile, you don't always have time to cook the beans or roast/peel fresh green chile or thaw/defrost frozen green chile! Another one of my favorite recipes is using canned beans to make bean burgers; it's also a fast and healthy alternative, so I always keep those ingredients on hand. Another nice thing about keeping canned ve

Apple Dumplings (#freshtastyvalentines)

Welcome to our finale of Fresh Tasty Valentines! Over this past week, over 20 bloggers have gotten together and created recipes from products provided by our generous sponsors! These sponsors are also being amazing and providing so many great prizes for our giveaway, which you can see and enter below! For the finale of a great week full of flavor, I decided to make dessert. I know it's not really a healthy recipe, but it's got a whole apple per serving. And what's that saying about an apple a day? ;-) These apples were provided to me by Envy Apples. These apples originated in New Zealand, but have eventually been planted and cultivated here in the United States up in Washington State. So, yes. Apple Dumplings. These are not your average apple dumplings. These apple dumplings are actually inspired by a version of a former co-worker's husband's secret recipe, and I've always wanted to recreate a version of it. I was going through my Grandma Betty&#

Garlic Sauce Chicken + Uncommon Goods Review (#freshtastyvalentines)

Welcome back for another day of Fresh Tasty Valentines! 20 bloggers, including myself, are getting together to offer you a full week of fun recipes and some very generous sponsors have provided us some really awesome prizes to giveaway to our readers! This great event is being by our hostess with the mostess, Culinary Adventures with Camilla . Today is a really fun post because I'm combining this post with wine (!!!) and shopping (!!!). Today's post is being sponsored by both Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi and Uncommon Goods . I'm featuring a delicious Garlic Sauce Chicken and a review for the shopping site Uncommon Goods, and I'm so very excited about this post I'm sharing with you today. The gorgeous stemless wineglasses featured in my post are from this amazing online company called Uncommon Goods. I recently received the most beautiful hand-blown stemless wine glasses and some flavored salts. I had been wanting some hand-blown stemless wine

Tangerine Hatch Chile Drumsticks (#freshtastyvalentines)

I hope that you all are enjoying this week's Fresh Tasty Valentines! If you're just joining us, 20 bloggers have gotten together to create a week's worth of recipes and several sponsors have generously provided their products for some great giveaways! Today I am featuring Tangerine Hatch Chile Drumsticks made with Not Ketchup 's Tangerine Hatch Chile All-Purpose Sauce. Not Ketchup sauces are made from ripe seasonal fruit and come in a variety of flavors. This Tangerine Hatch Chile All-Purpose Sauce has NO added sugar or artificial or non-nutritive sweeteners, and contains only 1g of sugar per serving. This sauce also doesn't contain anything artificial nor any preservatives. I give my brother credit for this recipe! When I got the sauce, I asked him for ideas about what he think I should make with the sauce. His idea was to make them into baked chicken wings, which is an idea that I loved. When I went to the grocery store to get the wings, I stood the

Herbed Egg Muffins on Mixed Greens (#freshtastyvalentines)

Welcome to Day 3 of Fresh Tasty Valentines where about 20 bloggers are getting together to present you with creative and healthy recipes and several sponsors have provided products for many giveaways! Today I am featuring Herbed Egg Muffins on Mixed Greens, which includes ingredients from two of our sponsors, Gourmet Garden and Bob's Red Mill. Gourmet Garden sent me an amazing package with several of their stir-in pastes and lightly dried herbs, and Bob's Red Mill was generous enough to send me some of the hulled hemp seed hearts. I've mentioned in previous posts that I'm notorious for running late in the morning and not eating breakfast. If I'm running out of the house, I'll only eat breakfast if I can grab it and go. One of the things that I like to do is make egg muffins. They keep for a couple days AND you can freeze them, so you can thaw them overnight or nuke them in the microwave. For this recipe, I decided to highlight the herbs a

Raspberry Rose Parfait (#freshtastyvalentines)

Welcome back for a whole week of new recipes from many, many bloggers and giveaways from several of our sponsors! Today I am featuring a recipe using Pacari Chocolate . Pacari Chocolate is organic chocolate from Ecuador and is also a family-owned business. They have several unique flavors, among those is Andean Rose Geranium which I decided to use in my recipe today! Before I received my chocolate, I was trying to think about the different healthy recipes that I could feature but I didn't know which flavors I'd be receiving. All of the ideas I quickly threw out the window when I received my package of this amazing chocolate. I was drawn to the rose infused chocolate bar and immediately started thinking of ways I could use rose and chocolate in a recipe. I remembered my mango lassi parfait that I made over the summer that used rosewater as well as a recipe that I've been wanting to make that uses a raspberry rose jam, so I decided to mix the two flavors an

Fresh Tasty Valentines Week: Welcome! (#freshtastyvalentines)

Welcome to Fresh Tasty Valetines' Week! This event was entirely put together by Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla , who put in so much time and effort connecting bloggers with sponsors. We have 22 bloggers participating and 14 sponsors. For this entire week, you will see recipes from these wonderful bloggers and giveaways from all these generous sponsors. Please check in throughout the week to see different recipes and enter to win all of the various giveaways! #FreshTastyValentines is almost here. A group of 22 talented food bloggers who will be posting recipes for an entire week that, we hope, will inspire you to make some healthy Valentines treats for your loved ones. Here we are... The Bloggers (with links to their homepages, in alphabetical order) A Day in the Life on theFarm A Kitchen Hoor'sAdventures CafeTerraBlog Caroline's Cooking Cheese Curd In Paradise Cindy's Recipes andWritings Colie's Kitchen Cookaholic Wif