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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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Blueberry French Toast Casserole

Blueberry French Toast Casserole #festfoods

I was on the hunt for the perfect Christmas morning breakfast, and came across a recipe for Blueberry French Toast Casserole, which is perfect to pull out of the fridge and in to the oven for an effortless family meal! It provides a protein-packed punch with cottage cheese and eggs, hearty whole wheat bread, sweet and juicy blueberries and is topped with

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Cheesy Potatoes

Cheesy Potatoes #festfoods

Are you planning Christmas dinner yet? Since the holiday season is so busy with Christmas shopping, decorating the tree and enjoying time with friends and family. I like to set my menu ahead of time to avoid any added scrambling. My must-haves for dinner include baked ham, green bean casserole, fruit salad and a dinner roll. Oh, and the most important part: Cheesy Potatoes!

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Turkey Noodle Soup

Turkey Noodle Soup #festfoods

Looking for ways to use up your leftover turkey? My favorite way to savor leftover turkey is in a big ol’ pot of Turkey Noodle Soup {Ok, confession time: I made extra turkey, just to make this soup}. It is super hearty and comforting, and easy to throw together on a cold, winter day.

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Apple Pecan Crisp

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When the air is cool and crisp, it puts me in the mood for a comforting, fall dessert. And what ingredient is better in a fall dessert than apples?! This recipe pairs tart granny smiths with crunchy pecans, hearty oats and a hint of sweetness. Apple Pecan Crisp will surely satisfy even the heartiest of appetites!

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