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Chicken Noodle Soup

On a cold winter night there's nothing more comforting than a bowl of hearty Chicken Noodle Soup
This recipe is quick and easy to make, meaning you won't bother buying the canned stuff anymore!
On a cold winter night there's nothing more comforting than a bowl of hearty Chicken Noodle Soup. This recipe is quick and easy to make, meaning you won't bother buying the canned stuff anymore!
We are definitely in the thick of winter here in Michigan. Other than a couple of near 40 degree days, it's been pretty darn cold. We've had some snow, some rain, and most recently freezing rain. Sounds fun, right? When the weather is like this, I hibernate inside and do my favorite thing - I cook and bake. What's better than warming up the house with the heat from the oven, and making it smell good too?

Easy Lean Beef Recipes #SundaySupper

Looking for easy and delicious weeknight recipes for the family? 
I've got you covered with these fabulous Lean Beef Recipes
Easy Lean Beef Recipes | The Chef Next Door #SundaySupper
You all know how much I love beef and how often I cook with it. From ground beef to steaks and roasts, I love it all. I had the honor to host last weeks #SundaySupper where the focus was Lean Beef Recipes. I'm always on the lookout for new recipes for my family, and thankfully my #SundaySupper friends shared so many wonderful ideas, I'm set for at least a month!


Stuffed Cherry Peppers

Three simple ingredients are all you need to make these delicious appetizers, 
perfect for game day, cocktail parties, or just for a snack! 
Three simple ingredients are all you need to make these delicious appetizers, perfect for game day, cocktail parties, or just for a snack!
I'm a big fan of all kinds of peppers. Not anything that's super hot, but I can take a little heat. Peppers are good in so many dishes and I love eating them plain as well. Not too long ago I was at my favorite local sub shop and they asked if I wanted sweet peppers on my sub. Oddly enough, I had never eaten them on my sub before! I said yes, and I quickly fell in love with them. Sweet, sour, with a touch of heat, they are perfect.

Asian Steak Lettuce Wraps #SundaySupper

These Asian Steak Lettuce Wraps are such a great weeknight meal! 
Easy to make and loaded with flavor, they will quickly become a family favorite.
These Asian Steak Lettuce Wraps are such a great weeknight meal! Easy to make and loaded with flavor, they will quickly become a family favorite.
I'm so excited to be hosting #SundaySupper this week! Once I heard the theme was Lean Beef Recipes, I just knew I had to be the host. You see, we eat a lot of beef around here. I'm a big fan of Certified Angus Beef brand and I seem to always have some in the freezer. From steaks to ground beef to roasts, I haven't met any beef that I didn't like. 😋

Bucatini with Spinach Pesto #SundaySupper

Looking for an easy dinner recipe? This Bucatini with Spinach Pesto is the best! 
Fresh pesto is tossed with hot cooked pasta for a simple yet flavor packed meal!
Looking for an easy dinner recipe? This Bucatini with Spinach Pesto is the best! Fresh pesto is tossed with hot cooked pasta for a simple yet flavor packed meal!
Happy New Year, friends! Can you believe that 2017 is already here? I'm still trying to wrap my head around how quickly 2016 went by. I hope you all had a fun and safe evening last night. As for me, I chilled at home with my son. We played games, watched football, and of course, watched the ball drop. I've never really been one for going out on NYE and am quite content being home with my family. Big party animal I am, huh? 😉

Now that the holidays are quickly coming to a close, the kids will be back to school before we know it and our hectic lives will begin again. One of the biggest challenges that we all face is dinner. The kids get home from school and are starving, and the last thing us parents want to do when we get home from work is stand in the kitchen for an hour cooking. How about we enjoy an easy supper recipe to get us back into the swing of things?

Top 10 Favorite Recipes of 2016!

Happy New Year’s Eve Eve! Can you believe that 2016 is almost over? Really and truly, it seemed to flash by in the blink of an eye for me. With that being said, I'm really excited for 2017 and all that it will bring!
Top 10 Favorite Recipes of 2016 | The Chef Next Door
First off, I just want to say how much I appreciate you being here. Thank you for taking the time to read this little ole' blog of mine. Thank you for trying my recipes and sharing your feedback. Thank you for sharing your lives with me, and allowing me to share mine with you. I wouldn't be where I am today without your support and encouragement!

Eggnog Bundt Cake

Celebrate the holidays with this festive Eggnog Bundt Cake! This cake is simple to make 
yet tastes so divine, it's perfect for all of your holiday parties!
Celebrate the holidays with this festive Eggnog Bundt Cake! This cake is simple to make yet tastes so divine, it's perfect for all of your holiday parties!
Merry Christmas Eve my friends! As we get ready to celebrate these glorious holidays, I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for being here. Thank you for reading my blog in 2016. Thank you for leaving comments and for letting me know when you make my recipes and for sharing your thoughts. Thank you for supporting me as I do the thing I love - cooking and baking and sharing my food with family and friends, and with you. Without you, I probably wouldn't still be here! I mean, I'd still be here. But the blog might not. 😍