Crockpot Balsamic Shredded Chicken and Onions

Crockpot Balsamic Shredded Chicken

Crockpot (I know crockpot is a brand, but ‘slow cooker’ chicken just doesn’t have the same ring to it!) meals usually are not the prettiest.  But if you need an easy, healthy, flavorful weeknight meal, this chicken fits the bill.  It’s also likely you already have all of the ingredients needed for this recipe already in your kitchen. Balsamic vinegar, lots of herbs, sliced onions, and juicy diced tomatoes cook together for hours to infuse this shredded chicken with lots of flavor–you can eat it on its own, spoon it over rice or pasta or a salad, or make it into wraps.

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Chocolate Pudding Pie with Pretzel Crust and Peanut Butter Whipped Cream

Chocolate Pudding Pie with Pretzel Crust and Peanut Butter Whipped Cream

Ok, I missed Pi day last week but it’s not too late to make pie, right? This pie is a life-changer. The salty-sweet crunchy pretzel crust is the base of a chocolate pudding pie topped with homemade light and fluffy peanut butter whipped cream.  The idea for this pie came to me in a dream (I know…ridiculous..) and I have a feeling I’ll be dreaming about it a lot more now that I’ve actually made and eaten it!

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Roasted Lemon-Herb Chicken Thighs

Roasted Lemon-Herb Chicken Thighs

This chicken is heavenly. It’s somehow both rich and light and full of flavor. My husband said that this chicken made him “reevaluate his life”.  I’m not entirely sure what he meant, but I’m 99% sure it was a good thing. Crispy brown skin, tons of lemony juice, and tenderly moist meat make this one of my favorite (and super easy) weeknight meals.

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Mixed Berry Oat Muffins with Lemon Sugar

Mixed Berry Oat Muffins with Lemon Sugar

 

These muffins are packed full of berries—a berry in every bite!  The flour used for these is comprised entirely of gluten-free oats.  You would think they would be dense, but they come out of the oven nice and fluffy. The sweet and tart lemon sugar topping pairs perfectly with the sweet and tart berries inside. These are a great weekend morning welcome into spring!

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Whipped Vanilla Honey Butter

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

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)

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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