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Pumpkin & Bean Curry

Pumpkin & Bean Curry #festfoods

Fall brings cool weather, bright colored leaves, Sunday football games and, most importantly, SOUPS and STEWS {I suppose that is debatable for some of you, but I am a foodie, so food trumps all – even football J}! I am a sucker for the heartiness of a homemade stew, especially when it is as simple as this Pumpkin & Bean Curry. Yes,

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Chai Pistachio Muffins

Chai Pistachio Muffins #festfoods

There’s nothing better than diving in to a wholesome muffin; especially when I am in a rush to get out the door or to put in my lunch box for a quick mid-day snack! And these Chai Pistachio muffins are perfect, because they have the spiciness from the chai tea plus the salty crunch of the pistachios on top; and if that isn’t

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Game Day “Walking Tacos”

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Who doesn’t love good Mexican food? I know I do, and the fun thing about this recipe is tossing together all of my favorite Mexican ingredients with crushed up chips to make walking tacos! It reminds me of both nachos and tacos, so I feel like I’m getting the best of both worlds. And what’s even better is that I typically have all of these ingredients

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Plantain Chips with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

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I’m just going to go ahead and throw it out there that I am a total sucker for chips. I have a “salty tooth” (if that is such a thing) AND a sweet tooth, so when I heard about plantain chips, I just had to give them a try. They have the crunch and saltiness of a chip, but have an amazing sweetness (they are a

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Almond-Cinnamon Rolls with Date Filling

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I loved waking up to the smell of my mom’s cinnamon rolls as a kid. Since I am feeling nostalgic, I decided to recreate my childhood treat, only this time I am using almond flour! I absolutely love the nutty taste and crispy texture these rolls get when baked! And if that isn’t enough, I am using chewy dates and cinnamon as a filling, and topping

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Chicken Sausage and Gnocchi Skillet with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil

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Some days I am just too busy to make a meal that takes more than a few minutes. Luckily, I found an amazing skillet recipe that takes less than 15 minutes to prepare, and provides huge flavor. This one-dish meal is high fiber, whole wheat gnocchi, protein-packed chicken sausage and loads of fresh tomatoes. So when I’m in a pinch and in the mood for guilt-free

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Sweet and Sloppy Joes + GIVEAWAY!

Sweet and Sloppy Joes #festfoods

There is nothing I love more than taking a traditional recipe and giving it a little makeover to enhance the flavor and keep my family excited about mealtime! Today I am making Sloppy Joes, but am adding a sweet and smokey twist. And this recipe still embraces the best part of a Sloppy Joe – the sloppy part!

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Mini Meals in Muffin Tins

Muffin tins are great for making more than just muffins! So today I’m sharing 3 muffin tin recipes that are simple, creative and better-for-you! They are also make-ahead friendly, meaning you can create several batches of different mini meals, and refrigerate or freeze them for future meals. Just toss them in a lunch box for the kids, or reheat them for tomorrow night’s dinner. The kids will absolutely love helping you cook, too! Bon appetit,

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BBQ Pulled Pork with Pineapple Salsa

BBQ Pulled Pork with Pineapple Salsa #festfoods

Summer is quickly coming to an end, so I’ve been making recipes that are reminiscent of picnics and potlucks to keep me in the summer spirit! This week I made a classic dish, BBQ pulled pork, and topped it with a pineapple salsa that screams summer! I know you are probably thinking, “Salsa on pulled pork… is she crazy”?

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Caprese Lasagna Roll-Ups

Caprese Lasagna Roll-Ups #festfoods

I have an overabundance of fresh tomatoes, which means lasagna is on my mind… Caprese Lasagna, to be exact! If you’re not familiar with caprese, it’s a simple Italian salad made with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and basil, all layered together. The combination of flavors is out of this world! So, I’m bringing these same basic elements of a caprese salad together in

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