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Muffuletta Salad

Muffuletta Salad #festfoods

A muffuletta sandwich is one of my all-time favorites. Why? Because it has oodles of olives, which is the signature flavor of this classic New Orleans sandwich. I thought it would be fun to deconstruct the sandwich and make it in to a fun salad {or dip} that is served with French bread. What better way to celebrate a classic than tossing all the …

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Sesame Chicken with Mango

Sesame Chicken with Mango #festfoods

We all know how much I love recreating takeout dishes at home. This may be my favorite recreation of all time, friends. This is a super fun version of Sesame Chicken that is extra delicious and extra nutritious. {Who said good-for-you can’t taste great?} Your family will think you ordered this from the restaurant down the street, so you’ll have some convincing …

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Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Almond Butter Bars

Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Almond Butter Bars #festfoods

I’m just going to throw it out there right off the bat. These Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Almond Butter Bars are incredibly rich and delicious, like fudge, which makes them #1 in my book. And I don’t think I’ve shared with you my obsession with almond butter at this point, but it’s time I tell you that I am …

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One-Pot Chicken, Broccoli & Rice with Pesto

chicken broccoli rice pesto #festfoodsI absolutely love pesto sauce and am always looking for new ways to use it. In this One-Pot Chicken, Broccoli & Rice dish, pesto brings together all of the ingredients to make a hearty meal: Caramelized onions and chicken breast, hearty brown rice, fresh broccoli and tangy parmesan cheese. Talk about delicious!

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Lemon Crème Crumb Bars

Lemon Crème Crumb Bars #festfoods

Lemon bars were one of my favorite desserts growing up, and have remained in my top 5 as an adult, until I learned about these Lemon Crème Crumb Bars… They have the same tangy lemon filling, but are creamier than ever with the addition of sweetened condensed milk. And, they have a crispy oat crust and a crumbly and crunchy oat topping! …

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Pork Carnitas with Tomatillo Salsa

Pork Carnitas with Tomatillo Salsa #festfoodsYou may be wondering… what in the world are Pork Carnitas?! Well, my friend, if you are a pulled pork lover AND a taco lover, you are about to fall in love with this dish; Carnitas are basically the delicious marriage of these two delicious foods! Chili seasoned pork shoulder is slow cooked in garlic, onion and fresh orange juice, pulled and …

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Tuna Noodle Casserole

Tuna Noodle Casserole #festfoods

Tuna Noodle Casserole is one of those staple meals in just about everyone’s house! It is quick, simple and a family favorite. Today I am taking the non-traditional route and making the sauce from scratch, and it is totally worth the 10 minutes it takes! It’s rich, flavorful and more nutritious than canned soup and you will fall in love with it; I …

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Chipotle Chicken Potato Skins

Chipotle Chicken Potato Skins #festfoods

One of my favorite appetizers is potato skins. I mean, you really can’t go wrong with crispy skins, juicy chicken, spicy chipotle sauce and melty, gooey cheese! These are absolutely perfect for a game day treat or as a late night snack. They are gone in just seconds when I serve them to my family and friends!

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Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup #festfoods

I don’t know about you, but I am pretty much in love with butternut squash. It has a sweet flavor and velvety texture, and can be used in so many ways. From ravioli to gnocchi to oven-roasted, the possibilities are endless! Today I am sharing with you a delightfully simple recipe for Butternut Squash Soup. It has a hint of coconut milk and …

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Kale, Artichoke & Goat Cheese Frittata Cups

Kale, Artichoke & Goat Cheese Frittata Cups #festfoods

I don’t know about you, but weekday mornings are pretty crazy for me! I am usually running out the door, with or without breakfast, so it’s important for me to plan ahead. These Frittata Cups are make-ahead friendly and heat up in just 30 seconds, which makes them the perfect breakfast on-the-go! {And they’re just so darn cute!}

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