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    Sweet Potato Salad with Goat Cheese, Pecans and Cranberries

    I may have said this once or twice, but I swear I mean it this time… this may be the best thing I’ve ever made. Seriously.  I was partly inspired by a sweet potato salad dish made by the wife of one of my co-workers. Hers is made with gorgonzola and red peppers. So yesterday when I was trying to come up with something to do with my sweet potatoes, her idea of mixing cheese with them in salad form came to mind. As some of you may know, due to my oldest son’s allergies, tree nuts are off limits in my house. So when we received his diagnosis last…

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    Sausage and Goat Cheese Stuffed Shells

    Figuring out what to make for dinner is tough – especially on week nights.  While I don’t make the same things every week, it is almost a certainty that the week will contain something with chicken, something Mexican and something Italian, and last night was Italian night. I decided to try stuffed shells – something I had never attempted. I have to admit, I was a little intimidated because I thought it would be a pain in the butt to stuff them (like manicotti), but I got a wild hair and decided to try them anyways. Turns out, it was really easy. I found that if you hold the shell…

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    Lasagna with Goat Cheese and Sausage

    Lasagna is such a comfort food!  Whether it’s a tried and true recipe or something outside the box, lasagna rarely disappoints. So I decided to try a new twist on an old classic and add goat cheese to my lasagna. One of my co-workers does this and her lasagna is always great, but this was a first for me.  I also opted for chicken sausage versus ground beef, for no reason other than wanting a different taste than my traditional.  I made the sauce from scratch, which I’ve been doing a lot lately (finally weening myself from Prego!), and having the tomato pieces in there was really good.  I was a…

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    Goat Cheese and Herb Stuffed Mushrooms

    I love goat cheese.  Like, love it.  Will eat anything with it.  I’ve started buying it in bulk at Costco so that whenever I get the urge, I can cook with it.  Well I got the urge last night and decided to make use of some mushrooms and herbs I had around to create this yummy appetizer.  No Pinterest inspiration here – I tried to channel my inner chef and come up with something tasty all on my own!  And it was my personal chef (Blake) approved. Hope y’all enjoy! Goat Cheese and Herb Stuffed Mushrooms 15 to 20 mushrooms, stems removed (I used a mix of baby portobello and…