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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites

chocolate chip cookie bites #festfoods

We all need a little sweet treat every once in a while, right?! Especially at this time of year, when family and friends are gathering for Easter, Mother’s Day, and the first grill-outs of the season, it’s nice to have a quick and easy dessert recipe tucked away in your back pocket: one that can be made

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Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Mac

Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Mac #festfoods

Every once in a while we all need a little comfort food that takes us back to our younger days… at least I know I do! For me, and I’m guessing for most of you too, cheesy pasta dishes always seem to do the trick when this craving hits. Something about the combination of tender noodles and

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Balsamic Chicken & Vegetable Stew

Balsamic Chicken Vegetable Stew #festfoods

Have you ever walked into someone’s kitchen and been hit by such amazing aromas that your tummy immediately grumbled and your mouth started watering? I have. It actually just happened a couple weeks ago when some dear friends invited me over for dinner. And it was all because of this Balsamic Chicken & Vegetable Stew!

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Crunchy Fish Dippers with Greek Yogurt Tartar Sauce

Crunchy Fish Dippers #festfoods

Fish has been on my mind lately. I’m not sure if it’s because Friday fish frys are in full swing right now or if it’s because I caught our Fresh Flight Fish commercial on TV a couple times within the past week. Maybe it’s a combination of both! Regardless, I’ve been wanting to tackle a fish recipe

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Sweet & Spicy Kiwi Salsa

Sweet & Spicy Kiwi Salsa #festfoods

To all of my Irish and “Irish-for-a-day” friends out there, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! Although there isn’t much green peeking through in our lawns just yet, it is certainly showing up everywhere else this week: green clothes, green decorations, and of course, green food and drink! So, to keep in line with the color theme

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Hearty Meat & Bean Chili

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Hearty Meat & Bean Chili festfoods#

We all have “that” pair of jeans… you know, the ones you’ve gleefully slipped into time and time again, and with each wear they keep getting more comfortable and cozy. Or how about that cast iron pan passed on from Mom and Dad or Grandma and Grandpa, which has somehow become perfectly seasoned and stick-resistant

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Savory Rice Pilaf

RD's Hot Dish Savory Rice Pilaf #festfoods

Do you ever have those nights when you’re completely uninspired and just don’t know what to cook up for dinner? Or you have some type of meat in the fridge that’s ready to hit the stovetop as your main dish, but you aren’t sure what to pair with it? On nights like this,

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Easy Weeknight Roast Chicken

easy weekend roast chicken #festfoods

Whole birds intimidate me. I’m not sure why, but something about putting an entire turkey or chicken in the oven and hoping it turns out well just seems a little daunting. I think part of my fear stems from the fact that while growing up, I watched my mom prepare countless Thanksgiving turkeys or Sunday dinner roast

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Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup

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Who else is ready for spring?! The snow was nice for the first 3 months of winter, but it (along the frigid, arctic temps) can be gone for good any day now! I’m so ready for the mild spring air, the wet puddles on the sidewalks, and the green grass peeking through the ground! But as excited as I am for winter to exit, I know

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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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