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Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two: Grilled Ahi Tuna Steak

Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two: Grilled Ahi Tuna Steak #festfoods

Happy Valentine’s Day week! For me, this week is beyond the typical assumed gestures of pre-cut flowers, romantic cards, and boxes of chocolates (not that there’s anything wrong with those!). Rather, it’s an opportunity to reflect on the love that we

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Midwest Beef & Cheese Skillet

Midwest Beef & Cheese Skillet #festfoods

I have been on the hunt for a rich and hearty one-pot meal for a while now, one that incorporates my favorite pantry staples (canned vegetables, whole wheat pasta, spices) with my favorite fresh veggies (mushrooms, onions, peppers) mixed with a beloved American protein staple: ground beef. Oh! And I want it to be good

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Buffalo Chicken Twice Baked Potatoes

Buffalo Chicken Twice Baked Potatoes #festfoods

If your interest in the upcoming game lies primarily with the food being offered at the party…then you’ve found a kindred spirit in me. It’s not to say that I’m not interested in the game happening on the big screen; that has its place too. But, the occasions throughout the year where such a delectable

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The Skinny Triple Berry Milkshake

Skinny Triple Berry Milkshake #festfoods

When it comes to sweet treats laced with nostalgic memories, milkshakes are right at the top of my list. Growing up, my parents would sometimes make us homemade milkshakes with berries from our garden for family movie nights. I would patiently wait while my dad scooped out hunks of frozen vanilla ice cream from the pail, more

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On-the-Go Baked Oatmeal Bars

Baked Oatmeal Bars #festfoods

Hello, hello! Did you survive the great freeze of 2014? Talk about starting the year off with a memorable moment. With our extra chilly weather, I felt a hot breakfast option would be the most appropriate recipe for this week! Breakfast is my go-to meal. It starts me off on the right foot, giving me the energy and focus

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Sausage and Pepper Flatbread Pizza

Sausage Peppers Flatbread Pizza #festfoods

Happiest of New Years to you and yours! How is your 2014 going so far? Every new year I reflect upon the year that has gone past and what I would like to do differently. My New Year’s resolution this time around is to focus on slowing down, enjoying life, family, friends, and food a little more

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Caramelized Onion & Fig Pizza

Caramelized Onion Fig Pizza #festfoods

Do you have any exciting New Year’s Eve parties in your future? If so, then I have an appetizer recipe for you! Every year for New Year’s Eve I have high hopes of pulling together this totally decadent, awe-inspiring, delicious appetizer that I’m going to bring to the party and everyone is going to love! Tragically, what

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My Top Ten Favorite Holiday Dishes!

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My Top Ten Favorite Holiday Dishes! #festfoods

Merry Christmas Week to you and yours! If your week is anything like mine, it means you’ll be spending most of your time scrambling to wrap the last package and tie the last bow with little time to spare for recipe research! To ease the hectic holiday hysteria, I’ve got you covered

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Idaho® Potato and Chicken Gumbo + Holiday Giveaway!

Idaho Potato and Chicken #festfoods

Well, holiday hysteria is officially upon us. Sleigh bells are ringing, the lanes are glistening, and Christmas present shopping is in full swing! From the biggest Christmas tree to the teeniest bit of tinsel, I love every bit of this holiday season. That is, with one small exception: the wealth of holiday food. Don’t get me wrong, tasty treats and heavy dishes

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Baked Salmon with Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Baked Salmon with Roasted Brussels Sprouts #festfoods

Hi! Happy Holiday Month from my family to yours! I honestly don’t even mind the cold, dreary days we’ve been having simply because it highlights the Christmas lights hung all around the neighborhood houses and streetlights. Holiday happiness for all, I say! It was in the midst of one of these dreary days

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