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Garlic Herb Chicken Con Broccoli-12

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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Hi There! I'm Amanda, but my friends have taken to calling me Betty Crocker.  My passion is cooking anything and everything from scratch. I want to bridge the gap between modern convenience-based 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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The Latest and Greatest Recipes

The Latest and Greatest Recipes

Stewed Puerto Rican Beans and Domplines (Fry Bread)

These simple stewed puerto rican beans (habichuelas guisadas) and domplines (puerto rican fry bread) are super quick to make, but bursting with flavor! Ready in less than 30 minutes it’s the perfect vegetarian weeknight meal.  You’ll want to make this one again and again.  Of all of the Puerto Rican recipes that I’ve shared in…

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Puerto Rican Sofrito (Delicious Flavor Base)

Puerto Rican Sofrito is a flavor base in Puerto Rican cooking and is key to achieving puerto rican flavor in a wide variety of dishes.  This aromatic blend of peppers and garlic packs a punch of flavor without being spicy or over the top.  You’ll love how easy it is to make and the flavor…

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Homemade Caramel Apples (with printable gift tags)

Homemade caramel apples can be both a fun tradition, and beautiful works of art.  Take the stress out of caramel apple making and make gourmet homemade caramel apples will this foolproof recipe! One of my favorite fall traditions is dipping and decorating homemade caramel apples.  We have done it almost every Halloween season since we…

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Non-Alcoholic Piña Colada (with homemade coco lópez)

This classic non-alcoholic piña colada is so tropical and refreshing.  It’s made using a simple substitute for coco lopez and pineapple juice, and will have you feeling like you are basking in the sunlight at your beach of choice any time of year.  Normally when I write a blog post I try to be all…

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Make-Ahead Crusty French Bread Rolls

These crusty french bread rolls have the perfect crusty crust on the outside, and amazing chewy middles.  They can be par baked and frozen ahead of time so you can have hot, fresh bread on the table in no time flat! Is it just me, or can rolls be a little divisive?   Some like…

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Kid-Friendly Slushie 4th of July Drink

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Homemade Baked Beans (Easy Slow Cooker Recipe!)

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How to Make Super Soft French Bread at Home

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Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole (From Scratch)

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New? Start Here!

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From Scratch Favorites
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Cheesy Potato Casserole with No Cream Soup


Homemade BBQ Sauce (with no ketchup)

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Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Fresh Pineapple Salsa