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Cranberry Almond Granola

Cranberry Almond Granola

Cranberry Almond Granola Have I told you all I am not a morning person? Actually, that’s a wee bit of an understatement. If I had my way about it, I would not be bothered to be a functional human being until after 10 am. As it is now, I get up pretty early so I…

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Easy Thai Chickpea Curry

Easy Thai Chickpea Curry

Easy Thai Chickpea Curry Ohhhh Thai food. How I love you. Seriously, Thai food, you are better than so many good things… better than wine, better than chocolate, and dare I say it sometimes even better than coffee? If I had made way about it, I’d eat Thai food from my favorite Thai restaurant at…

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Vegetable Soup with Quinoa

Vegetable Soup with Quinoa

Weird but true: growing up vegetable soup was one of my favorite foods. I mean, what little kid wants to eat veggie soup when they could be noshing on things like chicken nuggets? Apparently, me. And this vegetable soup with quinoa is a take on my childhood favorite. My Nana lived with us while I…

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Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Fries

Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Fries

Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Fries The glitter has settled from the holiday season. There are no more sprinkles to put on top of sinful salted caramel chocolate chip butter bars. In fact, I’m swearing off cookie bars for a little while. You know too much of a good thing and all that. Though, I ask…

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Cheesy Baked Crab Dip

Baked Crab Dip

Sometimes inspiration just hits me. This baked crab dip was one of those bam moments for me. I was looking for something new to do for Christmas Eve. I mentioned before we always have a Christmas Shrimp Scampi, thanks to me growing up celebrating a version of the Feast of Seven Fishes. Well, since getting…

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Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS Incorporated. All opinions are mine alone. #BakeInTheFun #CollectiveBias This time of year is so crazy. I love it, and get ready for it year round. No kidding. I’m pretty much a real life Buddy the Elf, and yes, smiling is my favorite,…

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Salted Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Bark

Salted Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Bark

I’m all about easy this Christmas. Give me all the yummy treats as long as I can make them in like 10 minutes or less with little fuss. I’m also apparently on a huge salted caramel kick. It must be because my salted caramel chocolate butter bars were so good, I’m now craving the combo…

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Christmas Shrimp Scampi with Red Peppers and Asparagus

Christmas Shrimp Scampi

One of the best parts of growing up with an Italian influence was Christmas eve food. In Italy, it’s traditional to celebrate Christmas with the Feast of the Fish. The dishes are pretty intense. Scungili (eel- yuck!) is a big one in some parts of Italy. Rather, my mom took the tradition she grew up…

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Gluten free Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Butter Bars

Gluten Free Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Butter Bars

Gluten free Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Butter Bars Don’t you just love the Christmas season? I’m all for merry making and cookie baking. Well, I used to be all for cookie baking. I used to make hundreds of Christmas cookies every year. Chocolate chip, oatmeal, gingerbread, sugar cookies, thumbprints… So many cookies. I loved doing…

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Slow Cooker Balsamic Roast Beef Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Balsamic Roast Beef Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Balsamic Roast Beef Sandwiches The holidays are here! Cue the jingle bells. Well, actually, for those in this house, the jingle bells ring all year long. I’m a bit of a Christmas nut. In fact, our kid sings 3 songs: the My Little Pony Song, the ABCs, and Jingle Bells. Yep Jingle Bells….

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Chocolate Caramel Pecan Pie

Chocolate Caramel Pecan Pie

There’s pie. And then there’s pie. By that I mean there’s your basic everyday pie, and then there’s junked up but oh so delicious pie. This chocolate caramel pecan pie is an example of pie. I was going to make a really trashed up pumpkin pie, but I took pity on my pumpkin tolerating husband. Like he…

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Cranberry Orange Chicken

Cranberry Orange Chicken

The husband is back with Cranberry Orange Chicken. I came up with the concept, but my husband executed it and added Siracha into the mix. Not only is he kind enough to cook dinner regularly, but he is genius enough to know Siracha makes so many things perfect. Gotta love those qualities in a man….

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Crock Pot Beef Burgundy- a Rich and Delicious Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Crock Pot Beef Burgundy

I was super lucky growing up. I lived with one grandmother, and the other stayed with us for at least a week or two each month before she finally moved in with us too. Better yet, both of my grandmas were generally good cooks. I say generally. Because I have to tell you about my…

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Parmesan Garlic Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Parmesan Garlic Twice Baked Potato Casserole

I love potatoes. Really love them. All kinds of potatoes. Baked potatoes, potato skins, french fries. But mashed potatoes and twice baked potatoes are another level for me. Like allllll the way up here. But even better than good ole mashies? This parmesan garlic twice baked potato casserole. I swear, these are the holy grail…

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Easy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Easy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Easy meals like this roasted butternut squash soup are my jam today. It’s the day after Halloween and the candy hangover is for real. I mean for real. Because when you have a 2 year old and take said 2 year old trick or treating, obviously the 2 year old can’t eat all the candy….

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Orange Balsamic Fall Vegetable Skillet: Perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas

Orange Balsamic Fall Vegetable Skillet

Orange Balsamic Fall Vegetable Skillet I have a long list of life goals. One of those life goals is definitely to have a double oven. And no having an actual oven plus a toaster oven or an Easy Bake Oven doesn’t count in my book. I want an actual double oven. Now I know most…

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Pumpkin Parmesan Quinoa with Shrimp and Asparagus

Parmesan Pumpkin Quinoa with Asparagus and Shrimp

Life is all about balance you know? After living off of chipotle pumpkin cheese dip for 2 days and chips, I felt like I should probably put some actual healthy food in my body. Enter this parmesan pumpkin quinoa with asparagus and shrimp. Healthy and delicious. And even better? The Goose eats the pumpkin parmesan…

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Chipotle Pumpkin Cheese Dip

Chipotle Pumpkin Cheese Dip

This chipotle pumpkin cheese dip teaches me things. Note I said that in present tense. Because even now a day after we made it, it’s still teaching me things. It’s a very smart dip. Must be all the vitamins from the pumpkin. I know, I know. What could a dip possibly teach me? Tons of…

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Crock Pot Bolognese Sauce

Crock Pot Bolognese Sauce

Show of hands, how many people are guilty of browning some inadequately seasoned ground beef and pouring a pre-made sauce like Ragu or Prego into the pan and calling it “meat sauce.” Yeah, for those of you that raised your hand, it’s time you put that hand to better use. This amazing crock pot bolognese…

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Autumn Chicken Skillet with Brussel Sprouts, Sweet Potatoes, Butternut Squash, and Apples in Apple Cider Pan Sauce

Autumn Chicken Skillet

Autumn Chicken Skillet This time of year is so busy, isn’t it? In our house, it’s the definite start of the holiday season as we have Goose’s birthday and an anniversary. Plus there are other special occasions sprinkled in throughout. Not to mention, trips to the pumpkin patch, apple orchard, and corn maze. With all…

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