Whipped Vanilla Honey Butter

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Whipped Vanilla Honey Butter

 

I’m sorry for this post. This butter is about to become your new favorite addiction (it’s definitely mine!) We can all blame my friend Olivia, who evilly introduced me to this at the party we threw for our friend’s birthday last month. I’m pretty sure I saw some people eating it straight out of their spoons. She found it at Costco, but I had all of the ingredients in my kitchen, so I figured “why not?”

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Chicken Taco Sweet Potato Skins

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Chicken Taco Sweet Potato Skins

 These potato skins are packed full of flavor and still manage to be pretty healthy.  They combine lots of ingredients you would expect to find in a taco with the heavenly warmth of baked sweet potatoes.  The tomatoes with green chiles and salsa verde really pack a tasty punch. Also, anything I’m allowed to top with sour cream and cheese is okay by me. After just a few bites in, they were already becoming one of my favorite weeknight meals! 

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Peanut Butter White Chocolate Cookies with Cinnamon Buttercream (Gluten-Free)

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Peanut Butter White Chocolate Cookies with Cinnamon Buttercream (GF)

 Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day! Forget about your box of chocolates, these sweet little treats are perfect for your Valentine’s Day indulgence this year! They also happen to be gluten-free, but definitely don’t taste like it. As a bonus, you probably already have all the ingredients for them in your kitchen!

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Bacon Ranch Green Chile Dip (plus a few more game day recipes)

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Bacon Ranch Green Chile Dip

 

This is one of the best dips I have ever had.  And it is SUPER easy.  Sour cream, a ranch mix packet, some bacon, pepper jack cheese, and a small can of diced green chiles  are all you need.  It’s perfect if you haven’t had time to think of something to bring to your Super Bowl parties this Sunday.  It’s also perfect if you already have everything planned out, because you NEED this dip in your life.

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Greek Yogurt Egg Salad

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Greek Yogurt Egg Salad

 

Yeah, egg salad is kind of boring, but this one is the best! So good you can have it a couple times a week, like my husband does.  And it’s made with Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise, which makes it a little bit lighter-tasting and healthier than your regular ol’ egg salad.  And it’s more tangy, too, which I think pairs perfectly with the mustard (and you know how much I love mustard). I may be a bit biased though, because…

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Butternut Squash Soup with Caramelized Onions and Gluten-Free Herbed Goat Cheese Croutons

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Butternut Squash Soup with Caramelized Onions and Gluten-Free Herbed Goat Cheese Croutons

This soup is just the cozy solution to chilly winter weather you’ve been looking for.  It’s bursting with tangy flavor from the goat cheese and sour cream, and you guys know how I feel about caramelized onions (hint, you can’t go wrong with caramelized onions!) I made it a couple of weeks ago but I could have really used some this week. 

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Crockpot Kalua Pork Sliders

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Crockpot Kalua Pork SlidersLet’s talk about sandwiches. What’s your favorite kind?  I’m a big fan of anything super cheesy (grilled cheese sandwiches are high on my list) on a good bread. This sandwich has moved to the top of my list, too.  It has this smoky kalua pork, Monterey jack cheese , an easy BBQ spread, and lots of caramelized onions—all atop a sweet Hawaiian bun.  

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Italian Sausage and Bell Pepper Soup with Rice

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Italian Sausage and Bell Pepper Soup with Rice

It finally feels like fall in southern California.  That means cooler temperatures, rainy days, and soup! With the addition of Italian chicken sausage and a little bit of rice, this soup is warm and comforting but manages to be healthy, too.  It’s the perfect dinner to make after indulging on rich, heavy foods at Thanksgiving (and again and again with leftovers for days afterwards)!

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