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Wiener Schnitzel


Wiener Schnitzel is probably the most popular dish in Austria, that is dated late 19th century and very appreciated worldwide. It is traditionally prepared with veal cutlets that are pounded really thin, breaded and fried until tender and crispy. Wiener Schnitzel is traditionally served with lemon and potato salad and is best served right away.

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Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Glaze

These are the best Fall pumpkin donuts ever. So soft, so crumbly and so perfectly smothered in a warm maple glaze! Why is it that it’s only acceptable to eat pumpkin-related goodies during the Fall? Because there’s just something so wrong about that. Completely, and utterly wrong. That’s like asking Butters not to turkey leg […]

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Vegetable Platter with Greek Yogurt Ranch

The ultimate crudités platter with a healthy Greek yogurt Ranch! You cannot even taste the difference! ​I have been home for one week from my Italy trip. And it’s never been so good to not only sleep in my own bed, be completely covered in Sam and Butters’ fur but to finally eat some veggies! […]

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10 Slow Cooker Comfort Food Recipes

The best crockpot recipes! Ranging from stews to pastas to soups and casseroles! One meal, and such easy clean-up! My favorite crockpot recipes! And it doesn’t just have to be stews and soups. From chicken parmesan pasta to lo mein to the cheesiest tater tot casserole, your comfort zone is set! 1. Slow Cooker Chicken […]

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Cheesy Spinach and Artichoke Pinwheels

Everyone’s favorite spinach and artichoke dip in these cheesy, creamy BAKED roll ups!!! So good for GAME DAY!!! Hi guys! I’m still here in Italy. Stuck with all the fresh pasta. The pizza. The calzones. The gelato. Horrible, I know. But. Even with all the amazing cuisine here, my mind is elsewhere. It’s on game […]

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Sun-Dried Tomato Fettuccine Alfredo

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Barilla. As always, I only partner with brands that I love and truly believe in, allowing me to create more quick and easy recipes to get us through the week without breaking the bank. All opinions expressed are my own. The most AMAZING cream sauce that just melts in your mouth. Made LIGHTER, […]

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Slow Cooker Quinoa Enchilada Casserole

SKINNY, lightened up and healthy enchilada bake!!!! Made right in the crockpot!!! So cheesy and yet guilt-free!!! Greetings from Italia! I basically just inhaled 2 espressos, 4 gelatos, and 5 plates of pasta. In a span of 17 hours. I’m not ashamed one bit. Nope. Because I’ll be on the quinoa enchilada casserole diet immediately […]

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Tarte Tatin


Tarte Tatin is a delightful classic French dessert perfect for cold autumn days. Apples are caramelized in a caramel sauce, topped with a buttery crust and baked until crispy. The tart is turned almost immediately upside down, showing the beautiful caramelized apples on top while some of the caramel sauce is dripping onto the serving platter. The combination of the crispy crust with soft caramelized apples is simply amazing.

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Crispy Peanut Butter Marshmallow Brownies


These crispy peanut butter marshmallow brownies are simply wonderful decadent treats perfect for any occasion. Fudgy brownies topped with a thick layer of gooey marshmallows and a crispy chocolate peanut butter rice layer have a great texture and flavor that is hard to resist. If you are a marshmallow lover you really need to try these out and make sure to make a double batch as they don’t last long.

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Chicken Shawarma Meal Prep

Prep for the week ahead for the easiest HOMEMADE chicken shawarma bowls with cucumber, tomato, pita bread and tahini sauce!!! After all those plates of fish and chips these last two weeks, I’ve been desperate to get back on meal prep. Wait. Okay, not desperate. Because those fish and chips were bomb.com. But. It’s still bikini […]

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10 Make Ahead Freezer Recipes

Freezer friendly recipes for those busy weeknights! Simply prep, freeze and cook for the best home cooked meal. SO EASY!!! These 10 recipes will be your lifeline. From the sour cream chicken enchiladas to the croissant breakfast sandwiches, you won’t have to lift a finger during those busy nights or hectic mornings! 1. Freezer Chicken […]

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Freezer Shrimp Fried Rice

Yes, you can totally freeze fried rice!!!! Simply freeze, thaw and throw into the skillet for 5-10 minutes. That’s it!!! Sorry, guys. I know. ANOTHER freezer recipe. But. I’ve been in London for two weeks now. And the last thing I want to do is cook when I get back to the States. So I’m […]

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Freezer Chicken Enchiladas

Simply assemble your enchiladas ahead of time and freeze. IT GOES STRAIGHT FROM FREEZER TO OVEN! No dishes required! ​I love a good enchilada. No wait. It doesn’t really have to be all that good if we’re being honest. You could just have cheese and beans and I’ll be golden. But I couldn’t do you […]

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Sheet Pan Roasted Broccoli

How to make roasted broccoli so PERFECTLY and easily using ONE SHEET PAN! The broccoli comes out perfectly crisp and addicting! ​ This broccoli tastes like crack. I’m not joking. Well. I guess I am. It’s only because I’ve never had crack. But I imagine it would taste like this. Like really really really good […]

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10 Meal Prep Recipes

Quick, simple meal prep ideas that are not boring at all! Prep for the week ahead for chicken burrito bowls, lo mein and Korean beef!! Meal prep doesn’t have to be boring or dull! Prep on the weekends so you can have chicken burrito bowls, lo mein, and Korean beef bowls all week long. 1. […]

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Matcha White Chocolate Mousse Cake


If you like green tea you should definitely try this white chocolate matcha mousse cake. A flourless chocolate cake followed by a layer of white chocolate mousse and topped with a white chocolate and matcha mousse is not only appealing to the eye but it also has a great texture and an amazing flavor combination.

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Sheet Pan Greek Nachos

The BEST Greek nachos ever!!!! With homemade pita chips, of course. And it’s all on one single sheet pan. MINIMAL CLEAN UP! YES!!!! This is a tricky recipe. Not because it’s difficult or anything. But because you can’t stop snacking on the pita chips. As you build your nachos, of course. It’s just physically impossible. […]

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Copycat Starbucks Cheese and Fruit Bistro Box

Prep for the week ahead! Perfect to refuel and snack with cheese, crackers, apples, cranberries and almonds! ​ I’ll admit. I have bought these bistro boxes at Starbucks on many occasions. When I’ve been desperate for something light. Something indulgent. But nothing too crazy. Particularly when I’m at the airport. When option one is Shake […]

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Roasted Corn with Garlic Herb Buttery Spread

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Brummel & Brown. As always, I only partner with brands that I love and truly believe in, allowing me to create more quick and easy recipes to get us through the week without breaking the bank. All opinions expressed are my own. This spread is a GAME CHANGER. Spread […]

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Cajun Shrimp Toast

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the National Fisheries Institute Shrimp Council. As always, I only partner with brands that I love and truly believe in, allowing me to create more quick and easy recipes to get us through the week without breaking the bank. All opinions expressed are my own. Bite-sized SHRIMP TOAST! With the creamiest, cheesiest shrimp topping […]

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Fraisier


Fraisier is one of the most elegant strawberry cakes I have made so far. A decadent French dessert consisting of two layers of almond genoise cake soaked in kirsch liqueur syrup, filled with mousseline cream and fresh strawberries and topped with a flavorful homemade marzipan.

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Chocolate Banana Bread


If you usually love banana bread you will definitely love this Chocolate Banana Bread as it is one of the best ways to prepare it. It is moist, chocolaty and full of flavor and makes a great treat alongside morning coffee or milk.

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Parmesan Crisps with Marinara Sauce


Parmesan Crisps are a quick appetizer idea that is so easy to prepare that you can hardly call it a recipe. With just few ingredients you can have a low-carb appetizer that everybody will enjoy.

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Easy 10 Breakfast Recipes


Here are 10 breakfast recipes that are easy to prepare and will definitely make a great choice for a good start of the day.

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Double Chocolate Scones


These Chocolate Scones are rich and chocolaty, with melted chocolate chips inside they almost taste like brownies, which makes them totally irresistible. So whenever you are craving chocolate or want a quick recipe to prepare for family or friends the scones might be the answer for you.

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Paris-Brest


Paris-Brest is made from a ring of choux pastry filled with praline mousseline cream and decorated with flaked almonds and powdered sugar, imitating the shape of the bicycle wheel. It is obviously a high calorie dessert that gave energy to riders, soon became very popular and now is a dessert known worldwide.

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(Night)Shade in the Summer: Eggplant Parm + More

Eggplant is the season’s secret weapon for amping up a casual party spread. This late-summer star shines with possibility, ready to be used in main dishes, sides and salads. Master these eggplant-centric recipes and you’ll have it made in the (night)shade. Slay the crowd with this extra-cheesy classic (pictured above) that blankets fried eggplant in […]

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Berry Charlotte Cake


This berry charlotte cake is a refreshing no-bake dessert filled with two layers of chocolate and berry mousse and topped with fresh berries. Not too sweet, a perfect balance between the sweet ladyfingers, semisweet chocolate flavor and tartness of the berry mousse.

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Macaroni and Cheese


There’s nothing not to love about macaroni and cheese. Baked creamy, cheesy macaroni with an amazing crispy panko topping are always a comforting dish perfect for lunch or dinner. A family favorite dish every time.

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White Chocolate Raspberry Crepe Cake


Crepe Cake is one of the most delicious ways of serving crepes, a decadent dessert made with about 25 crepes topped one upon the other, filled with homemade raspberry and white chocolate cream cheese fillings.

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