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Keto Pork and Veggie Cauliflower Fried Rice

Rating: 4.25 stars
You won't miss takeout at all with this quick keto-friendly version of Chinese-style pork fried rice!

Steak and Mushroom Tortellini Alfredo

Rating: 4.67 stars
This tortellini dish adds in cremini mushrooms and tender filet mignon strips.

Rosemary-Roasted Chicken with Apples and Potatoes

Rating: 4.65 stars
The beginning of fall comes with an abundance of apples, which means it's time to start baking! But more than pies, apples roast extremely well with chicken! This dish makes a fantastic sweater-weather meal, with beautifully roasted chicken and an apple, potato, and onion bake that takes advantage of the delicious roasted chicken drippings.

Enzo's Spaghetti all'Amatriciana

Rating: 5 stars
My husband grew up not far from Rome, and this is his version of the famous Roman dish "Amatriciana". It calls for guanciale (cured pork jowl), which can be difficult to find here in the states. While some recipes call for pancetta or bacon to be used in its place, we've found that salt pork is a great alternative as well (see Cook's Note).

Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Onions

Rating: 4.77 stars
This is an easy, tasty main dish for the family on a weeknight. While the pork is in the oven, it's simple to steam a veggie side and prepare a quick salad.

Instant Pot® Chicken and Gravy

Rating: 4.74 stars
All the flavor of a slow-cooked roasted chicken dinner from the oven, but done in a fraction of the time using your Instant Pot® or pressure cooker! Serve with mashed potatoes for the perfect comfort meal.

Low Carb Turkey-Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 4.93 stars
Put a healthier family classic on the dinner table by substituting ground turkey for ground beef, and using frozen riced cauliflower instead of high-carb white rice.

Crunchy Baked Pesto Chicken Thighs

Rating: 4.67 stars
Easy and flavorful baked chicken thighs amped up with pesto!

Grandma's Ground Beef Casserole

Rating: 4.37 stars
As the title suggests, this was my Grandmother's recipe. I've tweaked the amount of cheese and sour cream depending on what I've got in the fridge and it always turns out great! My mother has suggested this was made up as a way to use up ingredients in the fridge.

Dreamy Chicken Francese

Rating: 4.21 stars
This is a fabulous main dish and is company worthy. Serve with rice and a cooked vegetable for a complete meal. Word of warning: it is not diet friendly

Basic Air Fryer Hot Dogs

Rating: 4.7 stars
Perfectly crisp hot dogs and toasted buns made in minutes with the help of your air fryer. Top with ketchup, mustard, relish, chili, or condiments of choice.

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

Rating: 4.85 stars
Beautifully crusty on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside, just like a great baked potato should be! Serve them with your favorite topping, like sour cream, butter, or chives.

Inspiration and Ideas

Easy Korean Ground Beef Bowl
Rating: Unrated
Korean beef bowls are quick and easy to make. The ingredients can easily be adjusted to suit your taste. Serve over warm rice or spiralized vegetables.
Air Fryer Chicken Thighs
Rating: Unrated
Tasty, quick, chicken thighs, with juicy meat and a crispy skin; you will love this chicken that is ready for the table in less than 30 minutes!

Corn Dogs

Rating: 4.56 stars

I made up this recipe many years ago, because I loved the corn dogs you buy at carnivals but could not find a recipe for them. Great served with mustard.