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Garlic Herb Chicken Con Broccoli (Olive Garden Copycat)

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How to Make Homemade Fried Buttermilk Chicken Tenders

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Homemade Breakfast Potatoes (home fries)

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Oh, Hey! I'm Amanda, but my friends have taken to calling me Betty Crocker. I am the creator of this space in the foodiverse, and my passion is cooking and creating anything and everything from scratch. My goal is to bridge the gap between modern convenience based home cooking, and the home-grown, from-scratch cooking of the past. My Goals: Easy, Delicious, Familiar, and 100% homemade.

When I'm not cooking up something delicious you can find me hanging out with my two tiny chefs, and dental student husband.  We like to spend our time adventuring outside, and our camera is never too far away.

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Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole (From Scratch)

Poppy seed chicken casserole is a family favorite with buttery crackers, and a scrumptious creamy chicken sauce.  This recipe is made completely from scratch with no canned cream of chicken soup, and is comfort food at it’s finest. In, Utah, dinnertime is a challenge.  Let’s be honest, ANYWHERE, dinnertime can be a challenge, but Utahns…

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The Best Homemade Raspberry Pretzel Jello Dessert

This take on the classic raspberry pretzel jello dessert uses plain gelatin, berry juice, and real whipped cream instead of boxed mix. This dessert is easy, fruity, and perfect for your next potluck!  Can we talk for a minute about what, exactly, constitutes a salad!? I grew up in Utah, and I grew up eating…

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Shrimp Thai Rice Noodles: Easy and Delicious 30 minute Dinner

Spicy Shrimp Thai Rice Noodles can be on your table in no time flat, but don’t let that fool you.  A few shortcuts allow you to enjoy a dish that’s bursting with flavor, filled with veggies, but cooked in a jiffy! I want to take you into my weeknight dinner world for just a minute.…

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Quick, Easy, and Amazing Skillet Asparagus with Pecans

This Skillet asparagus comes together in approximately 15 minutes, but most certainly does not sacrifice on taste.  The asparagus is first steamed or boiled, then given a quick saute with butter, caramelly shallots, and crunchy, earthy pecans for the perfect weeknight veggie side dish. Asparagus is one of two things making me happy right now.…

How to Make Bagels at Home from scratch, using part wheat flour!

How to Make Bagels at Home

Have you ever wondered how to make bagels at home!?  The process is really quite simple, and with a few simple steps you can have hot, chewy bagels smothered in cream cheese straight from your oven.  Have you noticed that there are some foods that you eat, but never stop to wonder how they are…

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Cheesy Potato Casserole with No Cream Soup

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How to Make Homemade Fried Buttermilk Chicken Tenders

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble: Tart and Tangy Spring Dessert

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Homemade Mango Kiwi Limeade a Refreshing Summer Drink

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