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Balsamic Roasted Vegetables

Balsamic Roasted Vegetables #festfoods

Hi Friends! So I know Balsamic Roasted Vegetables seems fall-ish. But I am telling you – this dish is something you will want to eat year-round! I absolutely love vegetables that have been roasted at a high temp because the sugars caramelize and create this amazingly sweet and rich flavor {and texture}. Everyone will be a veggie-lover after trying this dish!

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Crock Pot Loaded Baked Potato Soup

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Some days I am just too busy to spend any time making a meal. Today is one of those days, so I’m relying on my trusty crock pot! This guy has gotten me through some pretty busy and crazy times, and it never disappoints. On the menu = Crock Pot Loaded Baked Potato Soup, which also never lets me down because it pleases absolutely everyone! It

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Surf n Turf With Red Wine Sauce

Surf-n-Turf With Red Wine Sauce #festfoods

How about that – it’s almost Valentine’s Day. I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather cook something special for my loved one than go out. And what I have on the menu for you today is going to please even the pickiest special person in your life! It is the perfect pairing of sea and land – Surf n Turf!

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Avocado BLT

Avocado BLT #festfoods

Sometimes I just need a hearty sandwich, and my typical go-to is a BLT. You can never go wrong with smokey bacon, crisp lettuce and juicy tomatoes, all held together by a wholesome, grainy bread. Besides it being absolutely delicious, it only takes a few minutes to throw together, and it will please the entire family!

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Dark Chocolate Pudding + GIVEAWAY!

Dark Chocolate Pudding #festfoods

When you think of dessert, what comes to mind as your absolute favorite? I can name mine: Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. Oh, and did I mention I love chocolate in the form of pudding?! It is creamy, rich and decadent, and everything I could ever want in a dessert.

But, as we all know, it’s not exactly calorie-smart to eat chocolate pudding

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Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry

Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry #festfoods

I am a fanatic for Asian stir fry, and have called for takeout numerous times. But, because I have the urge to master restaurant cuisine, I decided to take the risk of recreating one of my very favorite dishes – Beef & Broccoli! I stocked up on all of the Asian staple ingredients: Soy sauce, sriracha, hoisin and sesame oil, and

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Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf Minis

Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf Minis #festfoods

We all love meatloaf, right? It’s one of those staple meals we make over and over again simply because everyone loves it. What if I told you that with just a few simple tricks, you could revitalize the beloved meatloaf and make it even better?! This recipe is super-special because the meatloaves are mini {why is mini food so cute?!}, and they

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Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Lettuce Wraps #festfoodsAre you looking for the perfect appetizer, snack or meal? Well these Chicken Lettuce Wraps are perfect for any occasion! They are packed with grainy rice, salty, sweet and crunchy chicken and cabbage, and are topped off with nutty cashews and fresh green onions; all wrapped up in a refreshing lettuce leaf. {YUM!} Eat one, or all three, depending on how hungry you are!

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Crostinis – 3 Ways

Crostinis #festfoods

I’m working on my New Year’s Eve menu and what better way to welcome my guests than with delicious appetizers?! Bruschetta is usually a crowd-pleaser, so I figured I’d make a variety of crostinis with unique toppings to really WOW my friends and family!

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Green Bean Casserole with Shallot Crumb Topping

Green Bean Casserole #festfoods

Green Bean Casserole is a staple at my house for the holidays! It always goes so well with turkey and stuffing, or with ham and Cheesy Potatoes. But I have always wondered what it would be like to make it from scratch! Fresh green beans and earthy mushrooms topped with crispy shallots and panko…. it doesn’t get much tastier than that for a

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