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Roasted Root Veggie Quinoa Bowls

I’ve been on a quest for healthier dinners, so here’s Real Simple’s Roasted Root Veggie Quinoa Bowls. A lot of wholesome goodness, but not my favorite flavor combination… Rating: B How to make it an A+: It’s fine, but I realized I don’t love…

January 14, 2024
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Feta Cheese Gnocchi with Lemony Yogurt and Spring Peas

This might be the best recipe I’ve made all month. This Feta Cheese Gnocchi with Lemony Yogurt and Spring Peas, from Food + Wine magazine, actually replaces the potato in gnocchi with feta. It was flavorful, herby, and OUTSTANDING. Rating: A+ How to make…

January 14, 2024
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Creamy Date Shakes with Cinnamon

I am practicing no added sugar January, so I tried out these Creamy Date Shakes with Cinnamon, from Real Simple magazine, for a sweet afternoon treat. But, they were a little too sweet for me. See below! Rating: C+ How to make it an…

January 14, 2024
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Sausage and Fontina Spaghetti Pie

This Sausage and Fontina Spaghetti Pie was a first for me. I always found the concept silly, but always curious if it would actually taste good. Well, it’s good, and, yup, I would make it again! Check out this one from Real Simple below.…

January 14, 2024
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Gnocchi with Corn & Miso

I order a version of this Gnocchi with Corn & Miso a lot, so I was really excited to try the recipe from Real Simple. While I much prefer homemade to shelf-stable gnocchi, this made for a really nice meal. Rating: A- How to…

January 14, 2024
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Salt & Pepper Chicken with Blistered Green Beans

I will try a salt and pepper ANYTHING! My two favorite seasonings came together in a big way in this Salt & Pepper Chicken with Blistered Green Beans from Real Simple magazine. Check it out below. Rating: A- How to make it an A+:…

January 14, 2024
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Roasted Winter Root Vegetables with Oven Raclette

Nothing says winter like Raclette, and there is a no more indulgent way to ring in the New Year than to start off with this Roasted Winter Root Vegetables with Oven Raclette from AllRecipes! Rating: A How to make it an A+: I added…

January 2, 2024
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Baked Ziti with Sausage and Béchamel

I prepared Martha Stewart’s Baked Ziti with Sausage and Béchamel on Christmas Eve for an easy Christmas dinner and it was the best decision ever. It was so hearty and cozy to cap off an exhausting day! Rating: A+ How to make it an…

January 2, 2024
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Pickled Pimiento Cheese

I served Food Network Magazine’s Pickled Pimiento Cheese while we played games during Christmas afternoon! It was easy to eat and a crowd-pleaser! Rating: A+ How to make it an A+: I loved it! I usually prefer hot cheese dips, but this was fun…

January 1, 2024
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Slow Cooker Pecan Monkey Bread

I started this Slow Cooker Pecan Monkey Bread, from Savory Online, early Christmas morning and it was ready by late morning for a perfect breakfast treat with our arriving guests. This was definitely a star dish of the day! Rating: A+ How to make…

January 1, 2024