Pineapple Grapefruit Smoothie Bowl

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A refreshing blend of frozen pineapples and grapefruit juice topped with an assortment of fruits, nuts and seeds. I absolutely love everything that Thanksgiving brings- eating a true abundance of great food, spending time with people you love, and taking time to realize (and verbalize) how much we have to be grateful for (something we allRead more

Chili Loaded Baked Potato

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This perfectly baked potato gets a major upgrade with homemade chili and a variety of toppings. The chili is easy to make, exceptionally flavorful, and hearty and comforting enough for any fall or winter day.  Plain baked potatoes are yummy with just a pat of butter and salt and pepper. However, sometimes you have toRead more

Harvest Salad with Tahini Poppy Seed Dressing

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Roasted delicata squash, apples, red onion, feta cheese, and walnuts are added to a salad base of kale, brussels sprouts, broccoli, green and red cabbage, then finished with the perfect tahini poppy seed dressing. You guys, I’m so excited to share this recipe with you! I know with the colder weather coming (finally for usRead more

Matcha Chia Pudding

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Chia pudding gets a flavor, health and caffeine boost with the addition of matcha powder. Then it’s topped with greek yogurt, persimmon slices, pomegranate seeds, and chocolate covered cacao nibs to make it extra special! Chia seeds are so interesting. Recently, there was a big hype about chia seeds because of their health benefits. People wereRead more

Ginger Pear Crisp w/ Maple Mascarpone Cream

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This crips is absolute perfection: warm pears scented with fresh ginger and nutmeg, topped with the perfect pecan crumble, and finished with a maple mascarpone cream (and served with vanilla ice cream!!) With thanksgiving coming around the corner, I’m getting my belly nice and stretched out and ready to be in a 2 week longRead more

Vietnamese Coffee Milkshake

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The easiest coffee milkshake served with sweetened condensed milk -the bold espresso is nicely rounded out by the vanilla ice cream, and balanced perfectly by the condensed milk, making the perfect sweet treat to enjoy any time!  I love Vietnamese coffee. If you’ve never tried, it, I really encourage you to give it a try. ForRead more

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

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These cookies are loaded with ground oats, studded with butterscotch chips, and are the perfect balance of crispy, chewy and soft (the ultimate trifecta of cookie texture perfection). Cookies are one of the best desserts ever. It’s classic, but can be done in new and exciting ways with fun flavor combinations. One of my all timeRead more

The ULTIMATE Oreo Mocha Poke Cake

Chocolate cake soaked with pudding and condensed milk, topped with Oreos and coffee whipped cream
Chocolate cake soaked with pudding and condensed milk, topped with Oreos and coffee whipped cream

Chocolate cake soaked with chocolate pudding and sweetened condensed milk, layered with crushed oreos, topped with coffee whipped cream and finished off with more oreos and chocolate fudge sauce. This is basically the most amazing and indulgent (but super easy) dessert! When you’re watching  the video, either watch it full screen, or make sure theRead more

Pesto Deviled Eggs w/ Crispy Pancetta (Green Eggs & Ham)

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  Deviled eggs get an upgrade with pesto and ricotta and are topped off with crispy pancetta bits. Dr. Seuss is a genius with so many pearl of wisdom he offers through seemingly simple stories. Green Eggs and Ham is all about being open minded to trying new things. This character continuously refuses green eggsRead more

Gnocchi Carbonara

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This spin off the classic pasta carbonara takes all the traditional ingredients of cured meat, eggs, cheese, and garlic, but is prepared with gnocchi instead of pasta. I actually didn’t know what pasta carbonara was. I was familiar with the title of it, and was vaguely aware that the sauce was not tomato based, and that maybeRead more