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Sweet Onion Baked Chicken with RealSweet Onions + Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This post is sponsored by RealSweet Onions. All comments and opinions are my own.

Cancer.

It’s a word that we hope to never hear for ourselves or for those that we love.

When my best friend was diagnosed with breast cancer several years ago, I remember feeling scared and overwhelmed for her. We have known each other for well over 20 years, and she has been that friend to whom I can tell anything. In fact, we joke that we are Lucy and Ethel, and share such a special bond. She had listened to me through some difficult times in my life, and now it was my turn to do so. I knew that the challenges and difficulties that she would be faced with along her road to recovery would be difficult, but I would be there for her every step of the way.

It is hard to know how to respond to a friend with cancer; how do you help them; how do you talk to them about the situation? The most important thing that you can do for that friend or family member is by just being there for them. Find meaningful ways to help them along their journey. A card, flowers, a meal, whatever you can do to let that friend know that you are there for them during the darkest days of their life. Treat your friend with normalcy. Their diagnosis does not change the person that they are, and most certainly not your friendship.

Thankfully, my best friend is cancer free today. She is one of the strongest people that I know. She went through, chemotherapy, radiation, a double mastectomy, and even cancer in her thyroid. I know that these times were challenging for her, but she faced them with such dignity, strength, and grace. I am so thankful that we have many years of friendship ahead of us! I am also thankful for companies that help to bring awareness and support the fight against breast cancer.

Shuman Farms, RealSweet Onions are making a huge impact in the fight against breast cancer. Not only have they donated over $110,000 since 2009, but for the past 13 years, during the month of October, their entire line of onions goes pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. You can look for their special pink bags at your local grocery store. In addition, the stickers that you will see on the onions are also pink to show their support for a cause that has touched so many of their lives too. In addition to supporting and donating to the fight against breast cancer, RealSweet Onions also likes to educate their consumers on how to eat a nutritious diet filled with fruits and veggies to help fight diseases like cancer.

Did you know that sweet onions are filled with an excellent source of cancer-fighting antioxidants like quercetin and allicin? Quercetin is a natural antioxidant found in sweet onions that helps zinc get to the center of your body’s cells, where it can then aid in preventing viruses from reproducing. Bring on the sweet onions!

I was so honored when asked to partner with RealSweet Onions, and to create a recipe with their delicious onions! Sweet Onion Baked Chicken couldn’t be easier to prepare, and it is sure to be a new favorite that your family will ask for again and again. If you love French Onion Soup, then you will love this dish! It tastes just like French Onion Soup with the addition of the chicken. Sop up all the juices in the pan with a nice crusty loaf of bread and you are all set! My three guys loved it, and there were no leftovers!

Sweet Onion Baked Chicken

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons butter

2 pounds sweet onions, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon minced garlic

½ tablespoon Bragg Liquid Aminos

¾ teaspoon fresh thyme, finely chopped

3-4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 bag of shredded mozzarella, provolone cheese blend

1/2 cup beef broth

Salt/pepper to taste

 

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Melt the butter in a non-stick pan over medium-high heat.

Add the onions and cook until tender and soft. You will want them to be almost caramelized and a light brown color. Add the Bragg Liquid Aminos. Stir and continue cooking for several minutes.

Add the garlic and thyme. Cook for another minute.

While the onions continue to cook, add the chicken breasts in a baking dish. Season with salt/pepper to taste.

Place the cooked onions in the baking dish with the chicken. Divide them evenly between the chicken breasts.

Pour the beef broth around the chicken.

Sprinkle the shredded cheese evenly on the top of the chicken and onions.

Bake at 350 degrees until chicken is cooked through and the cheese is melted and starting to get golden brown.

Serve and enjoy!

Italian Turkey Sausage and Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner

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One of my absolute easy, quick, and delicious dinners is a Sheet Pan Meal. You just throw everything on the pan, put it in the oven, and dinner is served! This recipe for Italian Turkey Sausage and Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner is packed full of flavor in every bite! I love that you can really customize it and use whatever veggies that you have in the fridge at the moment. This is a great meal too if you are watching your calories and doing a program like Weight Watchers.

Ingredients: 

1 package of Butterball Italian Turkey Sausage (you could use regular Italian Sausage as well, but these have less fat) I personally have to use 2 packs of sausages when I make this meal as my boys like to eat. 🙂

Chopped up Veggies (use whatever you have on hand. I used broccoli, peppers, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, and zucchini.

Drizzle of olive oil to coat everything

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place all ingredients on a sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil making sure all the veggies and sausages are coated.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

Cook at 350 degrees for around 20 minutes or until sausages and veggies are cooked through.

Enjoy!

Lemon Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

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Sheet Pan Dinners are my life these days. I love how they allow me to get a quick and healthy dinner on the table in no time at all. This Sheet Pan recipe for Lemon Chicken is a new fave! Every bit is packed full of delicious flavor that your entire family is sure to love!

Lemon Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Ingredients: 

  • 1Lb Red Potatoes Cut Into 1inch Pieces
  • Avocado Oil Cooking Spray
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 2Lbs Thin Asparagus Cut Into 1-2inch Pieces
  • 1 1/2 Lbs Chicken Breasts Cut Into Cubes
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic 
  • 1 Lemon 

Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spread the red potatoes out on a sheetpan. Spray the potatoes with avocado cooking spray then sprinkle with garlic, salt & pepper to your liking. Place in the oven for 15 minutes.
  3. While potatoes are baking, toss asparagus & chicken into a mixing bowl. Squeeze half of a lemon into the bowl and then sprinkle the rest of the garlic, salt & pepper into the bowl. 
  4. Toss to coat, then transfer to the sheet pan with the potatoes. 
  5. Place the sheet pan back in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.
  6. While the Sheet pan is in the oven, slice up the second half of the lemon into cubes. 
  7. Once sheet pan is fully cooked, remove from oven and place the cubed lemon pieces onto the sheet pan. You can squeeze the lemons before eating for extra flavor!

Cinnamon Roll Snowmen

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Need a fun yet festive breakfast idea for the holidays? These Cinnamon Roll Snowmen are the perfect treat and couldn’t be easier to prepare!

Ingredients

● 1 can Pillsbury Grands Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls, 17.5 oz

● 1 can Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls, 12.4 oz

● Candy Eyeballs

● Milk Chocolate Chips

● Small Pretzel Sticks

● Candy Corn

● Blueberries

 

Directions

1. Open the can of Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls, and remove one roll. Begin unrolling the roll until it is slightly smaller than the other rolls in the can. Using a knife, cut the extra portion off, and roll it up and place it in the pan beside the newly sized roll. (There are 5 rolls in the can, so you could repeat this process with another roll, so that you have 3 large rolls, 2 medium sized rolls, and 2 tiny rolls formed from the portion you removed. Or you can cut and resize all 5 rolls, reserving the small portion that was removed to be used as the “head” of the snowman) Open the can of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls, and place in a separate pan. Bake both pans of cinnamon rolls per package instructions.

2. Once the cinnamon rolls are cooked, remove one large roll, and place at the bottom center of a plate. Place one of the slightly smaller rolls you resized right about the large roll. Place one of the rolls from the other pan (the 12.4 oz can) above the middle roll. Ice each roll with the icing provided.

3. Stick pretzel sticks into the middle roll at an angle to form arms. Place the candy eyeballs on the top small roll, and stick a candy corn right below the eyes to be the nose. Make a mouth out of milk chocolate chips, and place 3 blueberry “buttons” down the middle of the middle roll.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

Christmas Cinnamon Roll Waffles

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If you need a quick yet delicious breakfast idea for Christmas morning, these Christmas Cinnamon Roll Waffles are sure to be your new favorite tradition! And, you can actually make these year round not just on Christmas morning! 

Ingredients 

  • 1 Can Cinnamon Rolls
  • Icing (included)
  • Christmas Sprinkles
  • Waffle Iron
  • Cooking Spray

Instructions

  1. Heat waffle iron. If yours let’s you choose the temperature, I suggest medium heat.
  2. Spritz with cooking spray. 
  3. Place once cinnamon roll in each section of the waffle iron. 
  4. Close waffle iron and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Remove from waffle iron and ice.
  6. Be festive and add as many (or little) sprinkles as you wish.
  7. Serve & enjoy! 

15+ Hearty Fall Soup Recipes

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 Sopa de Albondigas by A Taste for Travel
Double Roux Gumbo by Simply Happenings
Chipotle Shrimp Chowder by Keto Cooking Wins
Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Chili Oil by Tasting Page
Cream Cheese Ham and Potato Soup by Thrifty Frugal Mom
French Chestnut Soup by A Hedgehog in the Kitchen
Mushroom and Chickpea Minestrone by Seven Roses
Shrimp and Corn Soup by Baked Broiled and Basted
Chunky Cheddar Bacon Potato Soup by Chef Not Required
Mussel Chowder by Bacon is Magic
Tuscan Bean Sausage Soup by This Farm Girl Cooks
Cheesy Baked Potato Soup by My Gluten Free Kitchen
Cheesy Corn Soup by Adventures of a DIY Mom
Sausage Tortellini Soup by Cook at Home Mom
Shepherd’s Pie Soup by Spend with Pennies

Sweet Potato, Apple & Turkey Chili

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If you are looking for a new chili recipe to add to your menu this fall, this Sweet Potato, Apple & Turkey Chili is going to be your new favorite! It combines sweet and savory elements into one delicious dish. It is delicious served with cornbread on the side.  Let me know if you try it! I love to think that this is fall in a dish! 

Sweet Potato, Apple & Turkey Chili

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 22 minutes

Total Time: 32 minutes

Servings: 4-5

Ingredients:

● 1 ½ tbsp olive oil

● 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into small chunks

● 1 medium onion, diced

● 1 ½ tbsp minced garlic

● 2 tbsp chili powder

● 4 tsp ground cumin

● 2 tsp smoked paprika

● ¼ tsp salt

● 2 ¾ c water

● 1 15oz can black beans

● 1 15oz can dark red kidney beans

● 1 14oz can diced tomatoes

● 3 tsp lime juice

● 1 large Granny Smith apple, diced

● 1 13oz Turkey Polska Kielbasa, cut into small chunks

● Optional: sour cream and cheese for topping

Directions:

1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the sweet potato and onion, and cook until the onion begins to soften, approximately 3-4 minutes. Pour half of the lime juice over the apples to keep them from turning brown until they are ready to be added.

2. Add the minced garlic, chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, and salt. Continue cooking for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add the water, and bring to a simmer. Cover, and reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer for approximately 10 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender.

3. While the sweet potato mixture is cooking, heat a large skillet pan over medium-high heat. Add the turkey kielbasa to the pan. Cook approximately 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until the turkey is lightly browned on each side. Set aside.

4. Add the black beans, kidney beans, tomatoes, and remaining lime juice to the sweet potato mixture. Increase the heat to high until the mixture returns to a simmer, stirring often. Reduce the heat back to medium-low, and add the turkey kielbasa and apple. Stir well, and let simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and serve. Top with cheese and sour cream if desired. I hope that you enjoy!

Save Big at Publix with the Family Celebrations Promotion + Chicken Pesto Pizza Recipe!

This post is sponsored by Sivan Social. All comments and opinions are my own. 

Now that school is in session and I am back in the classroom this year, meal planning has become a very important part of my life each week. I love to plan my meals on the weekends so I know exactly what we are having for dinner each night. Not only does meal planning help with time-management, but it also helps me with my budget. I especially love shopping at Publix to help me navigate these areas of my life, because they always offer such fantastic promotional offers.

Publix is currently offering new, exclusive coupons as part of their Family Celebrations Promotion. There are over $44 in coupons online at GetTheSavings.com/FamilyCelebrations for you to to scan, print and redeem, or you can find the Family Celebrations Booklet at your local Florida Publix store. You will need to hurry though as these offers are only valid through 9/26

As someone who loves to save money wherever I can, I appreciate that the coupons from the Family Celebrations booklet are for grocery items that I use on a weekly basis. A few dollars here and there stacks up to some really sweet savings in my grocery budget each week!

Grocery Items for the Family Celebrations Promotion:

  • $1.50/1 Café Bustelo Espresso Ground Coffee 10 oz can 
  • $1/1 Kellogg’s Corn Flakes 24 oz or Frosted Flakes 24 oz 
  • $1/1 Kellogg’s Eggo Waffles 10.7–12.3 oz 
  • $1/1 Garden Fresh Gourmet Salsa 16 oz 
  • $1.25/1 Lantana Hummus Item 10 oz 
  • $0.50/1 Ortega Taco Sauce 8 oz (excludes Street Taco Sauces) 
  • $1/1 Pop Tart Bites, Pop Tarts Crisps or Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats Poppers 
  • $1/1 Rizo Bros California Creamery Queso Cheese 8 oz 
  • $1.50/1 Smithfield Pork Tenderloin or Filet Item 
  • $0.50/1 Thomas’ English Muffins 
  • $1/1 Wesson Vegetable, Canola, Best Blend or Corn Oil 48 oz 
  • $1/4 BodyArmor SportWater 1L 
  • $1/4 BodyArmor Sports Drink 16 oz 
  • $1/4 BodyArmor Sports Drink 28 oz 
  • $0.40/1 Rico Jasmine, Medium or Long Grain Rice, 2-3 lb 
  • $1/2 Frontera Salsa 16 oz or Skillet Sauce 8 oz 
  • $0.75/1 La Lechera Dulce de Leche or Sweetened Condensed Milk 13.4-14 oz 
  • $2/1 Nesquik Powder 30-35.5 oz 
  • $0.50/1 Green Giant Four Cheese Pizza 9.6 oz or Cauliflower Pizza Crust 2 pk 
  • $1/1 Apple & Eve Organic Juice 64 oz

Our family loves to have pizza night each week, so I was thrilled to see the coupon for $0.50/1 Green Giant Four Cheese Pizza 9.6 oz or Cauliflower Pizza Crust 2 pk. Have you tried these yet? The Cauliflower Pizza Crusts are absoluetely delcious, and I love that they are made with simple ingredients like real Cauliflower and have no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. The Green Giant Cauliflower Pizza Crust 2 packs are perfect for a quick and delicious dinner and for bringing the family together around the table during the hustle and bustle of a busy week.

One of my favorite pizzas to make with these crusts is a Chicken Pesto Pizza. With the savings that we can score right now at Publix, I am stocking up my freezer on these delicious crusts! These are a great way to get dinner on the table in no time! 

Chicken Pesto Pizza

Ingredients:

2 count pack of Green Giant Cauliflower Pizza Crust

3 tablespoons of your favorite Pesto Sauce

2 cups shredded mozarella cheese

2 cups cooked chicken cubes (you can also use cubed rotisserie chicken)

1/2 red onion thinly sliced

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

Place the Green Giant Cauliflower Crusts on a sheet pan and bake for 8-10 minutes

Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes

Top each Cauliflower Crust with 1 1/2 tablespoon of Pesto

Place 1 cup of cubed chicken and 1 cup of shredded mozarella cheese on top of each pizza

Place equal amounts of red onion on each pizza

Bake at 425 for another 8-10 minutes or until the crust is nice and crispy and toppings are melted and bubbly.

Serve and enjoy! Let me know if you try this delicious and easy recipe!

Tasty Low Carb Chicken Dishes

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If you are eating a low carb diet, I have some great chicken dishes for you to make life just a little bit easier! Check out these Low Carb Chicken Dishes and let me know which is your favorite one!

Buffalo Chicken Dip by Spend with Pennies
French Garlic Chicken by Two Sleevers
Chicken with Spinach and Feta by The Pinning Mama
Lemon Rosemary Chicken by Easy Low Carb Recipes
Spaghetti Squash with Chicken by Any Reason Life
Lemon Garlic Chicken by Nourish Plate
Chicken Francese  by Delicious Meets Healthy
Chicken Mozzarella Skillet by A Day in Candi Land
Tex Mex Chicken by Marathons and Motivations
Green Chile Enchiladas by Green and Keto
Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Peppers by The Birch Cottage
Chicken Sausage Risotto by Mom Foodie
Crock Pot Chicken Crack by Mess for Less
Instant Pot Chicken Enchiladas by A Cup Full of Sass
Easy Chicken Alfredo by Homemade Food Junkie

15+ Savory Apple Dishes

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Fall will be here before you know it! I don’t know about you, but fall is my absolute favorite time of the year. Even though we live in Florida, I still love everything apple and pumpkin! Here are some Savory Apple Dishes that you can add to your fall menu lineup!

Apple Jicama Slaw by A Taste for Travel
Apple Pie Pizza by Money Savvy Living
Sheet Pan Apple Cinnamon Chicken by Paleo Gluten Free Guy
Apple Chicken Salad by Snappy Gourmet
Grilled Pork Chops with Apple Jam by Carefree Mermaid
Apple Sage Walnut Stuffing by Divine Lifestyle
Apple Sheet Pan Chicken by Tastes of Lizzy T
Pork Tenderloin with Applesauce by Our Wabi Smith
Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole by Spend with Pennies
Apple Roasted Pork Loin by Becky’s Best Bites
Apple Chicken Salad in Cucumber Cups by Happiness is Homemade
Sausage and Apple Stuffed Squash by Cherished Bliss
Brown Sugar Sausage with Apples and Onions by Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Pork Loin with Apples by Mom Foodie
Savory Apple Sausage Balls by Domestic Superhero