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Smoked Sausage Penne Alfredo with Cherry Peppers

My smoked sausage penne alfredo with cherry peppers is a twist on traditional alfredo.  It combines the smokiness of sausage with the creaminess of alfredo sauce and the spiciness of cherry peppers.  If hot isn’t your thing, feel free to omit the cherry peppers or swap them out with cherry tomatoes!  Enjoy!

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Air Fried Chicken Legs

Air Fried Chicken Legs | Mini Van Dreams

People, go buy an air fryer right now.  I LOVE MINE.  I have never, ever, ever been able to make fried chicken… until now.  Grab your air fryer and make these healthier air fried chicken legs!  They are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.  Serve them with some mashed potatoes and dinner is done.

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Swiss Cheese Rosti

Swiss Cheese Rosti Potatoes | Mini Van Dreams

Swiss cheese rosti potatoes is one of my favorite Swiss recipes.  Whenever we go to Amish country, we always stop at the Chalet in the Valley for a meal – and the first thing I order is Swiss cheese rosti to go with my schnitzel.  But, trust me… you can make it at home easy and quickly… without a trip to Switzerland!  Of course, my Swiss ancestors are probably spinning in their graves… but, oh well.

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Healthy Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Pizza | Mini Van Dreams #ticklemytastebuds #tastytuesday #recipes

Happy Tuesday!  Today, I am sharing my healthy buffalo chicken pizza.  Yummy!  This pizza is so delicious and easy.  If hot wings aren’t your thing, you can easily use a healthy barbecue sauce or a low-sodium marinade.  This amazing pizza hits the best of both worlds – wings and pizza.  How can you go wrong on your next family movie night?

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No Bake Oatmeal Power Balls

No Bake Oatmeal Power Balls | Mini Van Dreams

I think these No Bake Oatmeal Power Balls are my new go-to snack!  So delicious and, if you eat them frozen, they are a perfect snack for that afternoon sweet tooth!  Plus, they are a cinch to make since they do not require cooking and very minimal effort – in fact, the twins helped make this batch!  Just pick out your favorite trail mix (raisins are a yummy addition!) and grab your food processor and let’s get to power-balling!

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Layered Salad

Layered Salad | Mini Van Dreams

This layered salad has to be one of my favorite picnic foods.  Usually I make a ton of it so there are leftovers… so much I get sick of eating it!  Its so simple to throw together and serve at your next picnic or potluck.  Enjoy!

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Chicken Fiesta Salad

Chicken Fiesta Salad | Mini Van Dreams

For today’s delicious recipe, I am sharing my quick Chicken Fiesta Salad.  This is perfect on a hot summer day and easily made to your specific tastes.  It’s even good in a packed lunch!  All the toppings and ingredients are super simple and can be thrown together for a healthy, delicious meal in no time!  And, before I get any comments… I did forget the chicken in the picture!  Enjoy!

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Weeknight Beef and Noodles

Weeknight Beef and Noodles | Mini Van Dreams

Weeknight Beef and Noodles is one of my quick, go-to meals when I am short on time.  Throw it together with some instant mashed potatoes or a vegetable, and you have dinner on the table quickly.  It is even better the next day for lunch, so definitely make enough for leftovers!

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Chicken Quesadilla and Pico de Gallo

Chicken Quesadilla and Pico | Mini Van Dreams

There is nothing like a chicken quesadilla and pico de gallo.  This chicken quesadilla and pico de gallo is delicious and quick!  I have literally been perfecting my pico recipe for years… and I think I nailed it.  Now, I am saving you the trouble and sharing it!  Enjoy!

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Healthy Strawberry Crepes

Valentine's Day Healthy Strawberry Crepes | Mini Van Dreams

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and today we have a yummy and easy recipe for healthy strawberry crepes!  This delicious and light recipe would be perfect as a special breakfast for your sweetie or as a dessert after a meal.  (more…)

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