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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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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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