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Healthy Instant Pot Chicken Soup with Homemade Noodles

Why Homemade Noodles? I love to put homemade noodles in chicken noodle soup.  They remind me of my childhood.  My grandmother made the best homemade egg noodles.  As a young girl, I remember sitting on the kitchen stool in her tiny kitchen with avocado green appliances watching my Granny roll out the dough, cut the noodles with her big knife (the one pictured below), then carefully shake them out.  They were cooked in the broth she had made from baking a roast earlier in the day. She ...

Healthy Stuffed Delicata Squash with Spicy Chicken Sausage and Cranberries

Why do I love this recipe? This Healthy Stuffed Delicata Squash with Spicy Chicken Sausage and Cranberries recipe is one of my favorite dinners for three reasons: It is easy and comes together very quickly (under 30 minutes) if you already have the chicken sausage made in the freezer.  You can also buy chicken sausage but you may want to add your own seasonings. If you use my chicken sausage recipe, you don't need to add any spices. It's only 2 Freestyle Smart Points and very filling! ...

Quick and Easy Healthy Cilantro Pork Pot-Instant Pot/Slow Cooker

A healthy meal that everyone loves! This is one of my favorite and go-to recipes when I need an easy and quick meal.  Years ago when I published my 9th cookbook, Entertaining with Amy, I created this Quick and Easy Cilantro Pork Pot recipe for times when you needed an easy meal for your family that everyone likes. Basically you dumped all the ingredients in the crock pot and cooked it for 6-8 hours. However times have changed a bit, so I updated the recipe using my Instant Pot and now I ...

10 Healthy Recipes You Need to Make Now Before the Holidays

Why Do You Need to Make These 10 Healthy Recipes Now? Because of the craziness and stress of the approaching holidays! It's fall, you can feel the holidays approaching fast. Furthermore, you know the craziness that will be here in just a few short weeks. Yet you feel a bit helpless, as you have some time now, but know that's all going to change very quickly. These food centric holidays are coming and can be a nightmare at times for those of us trying to lose weight or even maintain our ...

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Bruschetta over Zucchini Noodles

This Parmesan Crusted Chicken Bruschetta is definitely a crowd pleaser and is super simple to make. If you have my Quick and Easy Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce already made in the freezer, it's even faster but don't skimp on the Burrata cheese as it really makes the dish. Serve it over zucchini noodles or pasta. The secret to the crispiness of the Parmesan Crusted Chicken Bruschetta is to allow the breaded chicken to sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. This is a tip I learned ...

Summer Chicken Salad with Tomatoes, Grilled Peaches and Cumin Lime Vinaigrette

This Summer Chicken Salad with Tomatoes, Grilled Peaches and Cumin Lime Vinaigrette came about because of my love for tomatoes. I can not even tell you how much I love fresh tomatoes. This love affair began when I moved to California until then, I don't think I really knew how good tomatoes could be. When I moved to Seattle (after living 18 years in California) I was devastated because I couldn't grow tomatoes in the first house we lived in. I even had to start buying cherry tomatoes in the ...

Indian Chicken Cauliflower Wrap with Cilantro Lime Cream

This Indian Chicken Cauliflower Wrap was inspired by my good friend Cheryl. She invited me over to her house this spring and served a fantastic lunch.  Everything was amazing from her house, to the table setting to the delicious food! It was a fun afternoon! She told me later she wanted me to experiment with the wrap and create a recipe for the website, so I did! She knows how much I love to play around with food. Serve this in a wrap or eat it as a side dish or snack You can serve this as a ...

Healthy Jalapeño Adobo Turkey Sliders

These Healthy Jalapeño Adobo Turkey Sliders are a variation of my Scrumptious Turkey Sliders and use my Chipotle seasoning.  They are on the spicy side but not too hot. (You can always adjust the heat by using less chipotle seasoning, jalapeños and chipotle peppers). Serve with my Slider Bun, a dollop of my Jalapeño Cream and a nice salad on the side, all for 2 points! If you have the turkey sliders and buns in the freezer, you can reheat them in a jiffy for a quick lunch or dinner. ...

Easy Instant Pot Gourmet Chicken Cordon Bleu

How did this Easy Instant Pot Gourmet Chicken Cordon Bleu come about? Last week I was in the mood for Chicken Cordon Bleu.  I was thinking I might try and make a comfort type dish in my Instant Pot. I had my own Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe in mind to make over but I decided to check out the internet for inspiration and found one that sounded pretty good.  In fact the recipe I found was rated high and one person said her family loved it so much -  she made it twice in one week! Score! Well ...

Grilled Napa Cabbage Salad with Blue Cheese, Bacon and Mushrooms

I'm so excited to share this Grilled Napa Cabbage Salad (with Chicken, Blue Cheese and Mushrooms and a hint of bacon) with you!  Last week, I woke up in the middle of the night thinking about this salad. While working for Placer County Office of Education as a special education teacher, occasionally our team would go out to lunch after an important meeting and sometimes we would eat at Cafe Bernardo in Roseville, California. This was my favorite thing on the menu - "Warm Napa Cabbage Salad." ...