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February means cozy nights and soul-soothing dishes in my house. Craving comfort? Dive into this collection tried-and-true recipes, from slow-simmered soups and stews to cheesy casseroles and steaming mugs of goodness. Find a new winter favorite!

Hearty Soups & Stews

Here are some soup-erhero recipes that wrap you in a warm hug with every spoonful:

Cheesy Casseroles & Bakes

Craving comfort? Dive into these creamy, cheesy casseroles from classics to trendy twists, discover heartwarming dishes to chase away the winter chill.

From Oven to Table: Quick & Easy One-Pan Recipes

Skip the dishes, savor the meal! Our One-Pan Feasts are your ticket to flavor-packed dinners with minimal cleanup. Roast veggies, sear proteins, and toss up pasta — all in one pan for maximum ease and minimum mess.

Weeknight Wonders: Delicious Dinners in a Flash

Skip the takeout, these Weeknight Wonders are quick, easy, and satisfying! This collection includes one-pan wonders, 30-minute marvels and more!

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Air fryers are an all-in-one countertop appliance that makes food crispy and tasty, all without the deep-fried fat, calories, and guilt!

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The main dish is the star of the show, and these main dish recipes are bound to impress.

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Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings

Easy Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings. Juicy chicken breasts cooked to tender perfection in the slow cooker in a rich creamy sauce. Shortcut dumplings make this deliciously comforting meal effortless for a family favorite everyone will agree on.

Crock Pot Mac and Cheese

Crockpot Mac and Cheese is super rich & bursting with sharp cheesy flavor. Toss all the ingredients together and let them simmer in the crockpot, then dinner is ready!

The Best Banana Cake

This is, hands down, the BEST banana cake I’ve ever had.  It’s soft, moist and rich all at the same time!  Once cooled this cake is topped with a totally irresistible lemon cream cheese frosting for a perfect dessert your family will love. I love a good banana cake, it just reminds me of being a…

Easy Banana Bread Recipe

This easy Banana Bread recipe is a no-fail favorite that comes out perfect every time! While it sounds crazy, a little mayonnaise (which is oil and eggs) added into the mix makes it super moist – the reviews speak for themselves! With fast prep, this delicious bread will become your go-to recipe!

4 Ingredient Chicken Rice Casserole

Chicken Rice Casserole makes for a crowd-pleasing dinner that comes together in under 5 minutes of prep time. Made with only 4 ingredients, this dish has juicy chicken breasts and tender rice in a deliciously creamy sauce. This is a casserole that meal packs a lot of flavor in a filling one dish dinner and…

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