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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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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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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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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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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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Crock Pot Apple Oatmeal

Crock Pot Apple Pie Oatmeal

Am I the only that gets a little obsessed with their crock pot this time of year? I can’t be. Not only can you make delicious dinners, but you can make amazing and healthy breakfasts like this crock pot apple pie oatmeal. I am all about easy make ahead breakfasts like my peach oatmeal bars…

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Cheddar Apple Soup

Cheddar Apple Soup

Cheddar apple soup. It sounds kind of weird, right? But it’s not. It’s delicious, cheesy goodness with a slight sweet tartness from the apples. It’s the perfect fall soup and would be an awesome starter for Thanksgiving dinner. It’s amazing. Perfect fall soup with the apples and just as cozy and satisfying as the Easy…

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Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Rice Bowls

Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Rice Bowls

Man Food Friday made a reappearance with these amazing Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Rice Bowls. There’s only so much pumpkin and squash my husband will eat happily and he was starting to reach his limit. I think he was thrilled that I suggested a healthed up take on General Tso’s Chicken but buffalo style. (Gluten free,…

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Easy Tuscan White Bean Soup

Don’t you just love a good soup on a chilly fall night? Is there anything cozier? This easy Tuscan white bean soup is so cozy. It’s the food equivalent of snuggling on the couch in your favorite bathrobe under the softest blanket you can find. Pretty cozy. It’s comfort food at its finest. Perfect for…

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Apple Cider Brined Chicken

It’s that season again. Weather is turning colder. We’re all starting to look for one pot, hot meals. And Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here before we know it bringing festive desserts. Meaning, it is not too early to start thinking about preparing that turkey. If you have never tried brining or are looking for…

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Brown Butter Gnocchi with Butternut Squash and Kale

Brown Butter Gnocchi with Roasted Squash and Kale

Gnocchi is one of my secret weapon foods. These cute little dumplings cook up super fast but still feel so fancy. They feel even fancier and more ready for fall when you make them like this. Brown butter gnocchi with roasted squash and kale is basically a bowl of fall goodness. If it were up…

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Pumpkin Penne with Peas, Parmesan, and Sage

Pumpkin Penne with Peas, Parmesan, and Sage

Pasta is one of my go to dishes for a quick weeknight meal and this pumpkin penne with peas, Parmesan, and sage is no exception. The best part of this dish aside from that we will all eat it is it feels fancy enough for a date night at home even though it’s easy enough…

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Easy Crockpot Asian Barbecue Wings

Easy Crockpot Asian Barbecue Wings

Easy Crockpot Asian Barbecue Wings It’s funny. I logged into read my husband’s Crockpot Asian Barbecue Wings post with intent to write about how much it has absolutely stunk to not be able to eat this. See Goose is a huge fan of sharing. She likes to share her toys, her food. I normally encourage…

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