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Simply Recipes Meal Plan: March Week 2

It's Daylight Savings Time! This week our meal plans celebrate spring with Asparagus Risotto, Filet Mignon, Shrimp and Artichoke Pasta and MORE!

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Pasta e Fagioli

A soup of many names, Pasta e Fagioli, Pasta Fagioli, or Pasta Fazool, this classic Italian soup of beans and short pasta with tomatoes and vegetables is a classic favorite.

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Easy Chicken Lo Mein

Making chicken lo mein at home means you can clear the fridge of whatever veggies you've got on hand, and have dinner ready faster than it would take to call for takeout. Win!

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Grasshopper Pie

Here is Grandma's favorite Grasshopper Pie. Her version is made with marshmallows in the filling (skip the gelatin!) and an Oreo cookie crust. A classic!

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Corned Beef Hash

Have leftover corned beef from St. Patrick's Day? Make this Corned Beef Hash! Chop up your corned beef and potatoes, fry with onions, and serve as a side or for breakfast with eggs!

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Pepperoni Pizza Pockets

Pepperoni pizza in your hand, literally! These pizza pockets are like your own personal hot pocket, but homemade. Think of them like a calzone, but with a much flakier crust.

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Guinness Chocolate Brownies

Guinness makes a batch of brownies extra rich and extra chocolatey! Make these for St. Patrick's Day or any day. They're a crowd-pleasing treat any time of year.

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4 Skillet Chicken Freezer Meals for Busy Weeknights

Busy weeks call for freezer meals and skillet dinners! Southwestern, Italian, Herbes de Provence, and Chinese 5-Spice—each one of these skillet chicken dinner is packed with vegetables and on the table in about 35 minutes!

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5 Quick Weeknight Sides to Make Life Easy

On busy weeknights turn to these five options for quick, easy, and delicious side dishes. From sautéed greens to quick mashed potatoes we've got you covered!

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Slow Cooker Guinness Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Guinness Beef Stew! Make this hearty, satisfying stew with chunks of beef, carrots, parsnips, potatoes, and of course, Guinness stout. Perfect for everything from snow days to St. Patrick's Day.

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How to Make Chicken Stock in the Pressure Cooker

Pressure cooker chicken stock is fantastic, and if you save up bones in the freezer, budget-friendly! It cooks in a fraction of the time of other methods, and the results are amazing.

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Corned Beef and Cabbage

Here's the BEST Corned Beef and Cabbage for your St. Patrick's Day Party! We give you 2-ways to make it—boiled in spiced water the traditional way or baked with cloves and sweet hot honey mustard. Either way is delicious.

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Simply Recipes Meal Plan: March Week 3

It's our contributor Aaron's birthday this week and that calls for a meal plan with cake! C E L E B R A T E good times, come on! This week enjoy Cowboy Steak, Shrimp Taco Bowls, BBQ Sheet Pan Pizza and MORE!

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Crispy Cheese and Mushroom Quesadillas

Crispy, cheesy quesadillas come together in just minutes! To make these a more complete meal, we add mushrooms to the mix. They make a quick snack, or a full meal with a salad or soup on the side.

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Guide to Cooking with Stoneware

This post is sponsored by Le Creuset.

Colorful, shapely, and durable, stoneware elevates everyday meals. Cooks have used it for centuries, and it still has an elemental appeal.

From oven to table, it makes even the humblest casseroles feel luxurious. If you’re new to baking in stoneware, you’re in for a treat.


Stoneware is earthenware—clay—fired at a high temperature, which makes it more durable. It’s resistant to chipping and it holds heat beautifully.

You’ll find stoneware in all sort of sizes, shapes, and colors. The stoneware used in most modern kitchens is glazed, and that’s what we’re focusing on here.

Circular and Oval Stoneware Baking Dishes


There are plenty of baking dishes out there, from metal to glass. What’s so great about stoneware?

  1. Versatility: Stoneware is dishwasher-safe, microwave-safe, and oven-safe. It can go from the freezer to the oven. Some styles can even go under the broiler. And unlike glass, there’s no need to adjust your baking temps.
  2. Ease of use: Good-quality stoneware has a glaze so smooth and strong it’s nearly nonstick. Cooked foods release with ease, and cleanup is a breeze.
  3. Resilience: You don’t need to handle stoneware delicately. From...

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Simply Recipes 2019 Meal Plan: March Week 1

Are you trying to plan dinner and coming up short? No worries we've got you covered with this week's meal plan! Lemon Chicken, EASY Italian Sausage Spaghetti, Gnocchi and MORE!

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Our Top 5 Breakfast Bakes

Homemade breakfast baked goods are such delicious treats in the morning. Enjoy these recipes for muffins, coffee cakes, and more with a glass of real milk.

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Our Best Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes

Keep these make-ahead breakfast recipes in your repertoire and you're sure to have delicious morning meals ready to go in no time.

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Top 5 Breakfasts Made with Real Milk

From casseroles to baked goods, many breakfast dishes are made extra-delicious with real milk. Enjoy this roundup of our top five favorites!

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5 Hot and Spicy Breakfasts

Each of these spicy breakfast dishes serves as a morning alarm that pairs nicely with a glass of real milk to cool things down.

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Mint Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Stuff these shells with mint and ricotta, then bake them with Italian sausage and tomato sauce. They're amazing! These stuffed shells are perfect for a family meal or a potluck.

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Chicken and Dumplings

Here's how to make classic chicken and dumplings! Start with a hearty chicken and vegetable stew, then adding delicious homemade dumplings. Learn the trick to light and fluffy homemade dumplings that still hold together.

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Bourbon BBQ Meatloaf

Here's a new riff on classic meatloaf with bourbon BBQ glaze! The secret to tender meatloaf? Mince your veggies and give them a quick sauté before mixing them into the meatloaf. You'll love it!

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How to Choose the Best Food Storage Containers

Considering some new food storage containers? Wondering about glass verses plastic? Round or rectangular? Here's everything you need to choose the best containers for your needs.

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Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas with Peppers and Onions

Chicken fajitas are made even simpler and easier with this sheet pan recipe! A quick marinade makes the chicken tasty and tender. Serve it right from the pan for an easy Tex-Mex family favorite.

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Southwest Skillet Chicken with Beans and Corn

Need something quick and delicious for dinner? This Southwest Skillet Chicken is easy, freezer-friendly, and ready in 35 minutes. Make it with beans, corn, and bell peppers!

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Vegan Chickpea Minestrone

A couple of easy ingredient swaps turns classic minestrone into a vegan meal. Veggie stock and almond creamer are the secret weapons that turn this into a comforting weeknight soup.

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Simply Recipes 2019 Meal Plan: February Week 4

Looking for some recipes to make this week? In this week's meal plan, we've got Roasted Red Pepper Soup, Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin, Pasta Bolognese, and MORE!

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Chicken Pot Pie

Here's a from-scratch Chicken Pot Pie adapted from Marshall Field's classic recipe. With a slow-cooked chicken, a creamy vegetable filling, and a handmade pie crust, this pot pie is the ultimate comfort food.

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Preparing food with heat or fire is an activity unique to humans, and scientists believe the advent of cooking played an important role in human evolution. Most anthropologists believe that cooking fires first developed around 250,000 years ago.

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21 March 2019