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Roasted Cauliflower Soup

You will not believe that this is actually cauliflower soup! It is so creamy, so comforting, and packed with so much flavor with healthier ingredients! I hope you all had an amazing Christmas. We woke up to an inch or two of snowfall, giving us a beautiful white Christmas. I personally didn’t leave the house […]

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Pumpkin Spice Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting

My favorite pumpkin bread yet! Extra moist, crumbly and absolutely AMAZING with the best cinnamon cream cheese frosting ever! Okay, guys, I made it to Indianapolis just in time for Christmas! We almost missed our flight with LA’s wonderful holiday traffic, and we were sitting behind a poor girl who couldn’t stop crying for 97 […]

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Thai Chicken Buddha Bowls

Healthy, hearty and nutritious bowls filled with whole grains, plenty of veggies, and a simple peanut sauce that is absolutely to die for! I’m trying to detox here post-Paris. I started with the green detox smoothie and now, I’m staying strong with these buddha bowls. Now you might ask, what exactly is a buddha bowl? […]

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Green Detox Smoothie

Feel your best with this healthy, nutrient-rich, bikini-ready green smoothie! Loaded with powerful superfoods like spinach and kale, celery, apple, banana and ginger! Just 136 calories per serving. Guys. I really really really need this smoothie right now. Because the croissants. The charcuterie boards. The steak frites. The calories are adding up. So as soon as we […]

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Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites

The absolute quickest and easiest way to make homemade pretzel bites! No rising or kneading here! And it is the best when served warm. You cannot beat that! Confession. The day we made these, I had about 20 as soon as it hit the cinnamon-sugar mixture. And this was all before 9:07am. But don’t judge […]

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Creamy Broccoli Mac and Cheese

The EASIEST and CREAMIEST mac and cheese made in less than 30 min! Comfort food perfection! And it is the perfect way to sneak in those greens! Greetings from Paris!!! We hopped on a flight from Indianapolis to JFK to Paris, except our luggage didn’t quite follow us all the way to France. So we’re […]

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Cranberry Orange Cookies


These Cranberry and Orange cookies are packed with lots of orange flavor which makes them such a special treat for holidays.

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Christmas Swirl Cookies


Swirl Cookies are always a favorite whenever I take them to a friend or family gathering. They shouldn’t miss the Christmas cookie platter as they are simply irresistable.

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Chocolate Stuffed Snowball Cookies


Snowball cookies are an amazing choice for your holiday table. Rich and buttery cookies with crunchy nuts inside and stuffed with chocolate makes them simply irresistible.

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Candy Cane Double Chocolate Cookies


Candy Cane Double Chocolate Cookies are some of the best cookies you can prepare for winter holiday season. Adding crunchy crushed candy canes on top not only bring extra flavor and texture but they also add a festive look and beautiful touch of holiday colors.

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10 Christmas Cookies


Here are 10 delicious cookie recipes that are perfect for winter holiday tables. Everybody will be delighted by their look and taste.

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Ham and Peas Pasta with Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by ALDI. 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 perfect way to use up all your leftover ham! […]

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Apple Cider Donuts

There’s nothing truly better than biting into a warm, fresh donut coated in cinnamon sugar. It melts in your mouth with every bite! So are you a eat-the-entire-donut person or more of a donut-hole person? Because I’m more of the latter. I mean, there’s less guilt eating the donut holes. Even though I think I […]

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Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Giveaway

Santa Butters here again! And this time, he’s giving away a Vitamix. But not just any Vitamix. It’s the Ascent A3500 model, the latest and greatest featuring Self-Detect technology (the base will detect the container size and adjust the blending programs accordingly!). There’s 5 program settings, a touchscreen interface, variable speed control, built-in wireless connectivity, […]

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Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup

Everyone’s favorite comfort food soup in crockpot form! Hands-off and incredibly easy with 15 min prep work! That’s it! Can I just be the first one to admit how relieved I am it is sweater weather right now? Because I just had my fair share of this loaded baked potato soup. Which also means I […]

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NFL Crock-Pot Slow Cooker Giveaway

So I’m not really a football fan. But, Butters is clearly a Colts fan. He takes after his dad. So when you have a corgi in a Colts jersey, you also need a Colts Crock-Pot. There’s no debate about it. And Butters can’t be the only one with an NFL Crock-Pot so I am giving […]

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Cranberry Apple Sangria

The must have spiced holiday cocktail! With cranberries, apples, oranges, cinnamon and cloves! You can make this ahead of time! I think I found my favorite holiday cocktail of 2017. It’s the perfect spiced cocktail with fresh cranberries, apples, oranges, rosemary, cinnamon, star anise and whole cloves. And you can make this ahead of time […]

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The Perfect Holiday Cheese Board

Learn how to assemble the most beautiful cheese and charcuterie board ever for a crowd! Only 10 min prep. So easy, right? You know I love making a cheese board. Even if it’s a simple, sad-looking cheese board with a few cucumbers and 3 slices of leftover cheese, I’m in. But I really love making […]

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Mac and Cheese Cups

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by America’s Dairy Farm Families and Importers, in partnership with the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. 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 […]

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Garlic Shrimp and Avocado Crostini

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. The quickest and easiest appetizer you can whip up […]

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Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies


If you don't have time to make Red Velvet Cake for holidays try Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies instead, they are so easy to prepare and you can enjoy red velvet cake flavor in no time.

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Marbled Icing Sugar Cookies


If you are searching for some easy Christmas cookie recipe but to look really impressive these Marbled Icing Sugar Cookies might be a great choice. I simply fell in love with these amazing marbled icing effect. I never really enjoyed icing cookies until I discovered this marbled effect. It goes quick, it is easy and the cookies look absolutely fabulous.

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Honey Roasted Carrots


Honey Roasted Carrots are a delicious and healthy side dish perfect for holiday dinner table. Carrots are cut in similar long pieces, tossed with spices and honey and roasted until tender.

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Cranberry Sauce


Cranberry Sauce is a must have on Thanksgiving dinner as it is the perfect topping for turkey. It is very easy and quick to prepare with either frozen or fresh cranberries and can be easily made in advance.

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Potato Gratin (Potato Dauphinois)


Potato Gratin consists of three layers of starchy potatoes, cream and cheese, flavored with onion, a hint of garlic and fresh thyme and topped with a crispy golden cheesy crust. It is one of the best side dishes and can be easily made in advance.

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Orange Chocolate Mousse Domes


These Orange Chocolate Mousse Domes are one of the most elegant dessert you can prepare for upcoming holidays. Not only it looks impressive but the flavor combination is simply amazing, as oranges and chocolate are making a special combination perfect for holiday season. I really loved the texture the candied orange peel is giving to this heavenly dessert.

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10 Thanksgiving Recipes


Here are 10 delicious recipes that you can choose from to share with your family and friends for a perfect Thanksgiving dinner.

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No Knead Rosemary Bread

A basic, FOOLPROOF homemade bread recipe here! Anyone can make this! I PROMISE!!!! And the bread comes out just perfect! Bread-making has been my jam lately. I mean. Sometimes it takes hours and hours. This one here takes over 24 hours. But, guys. It’s only 15 minutes of prep work. If that, even. Then you […]

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Damn Delicious Cookbook Giveaway (10 Winners!)

Guys. Happy early Christmas! Now, I’m not sure if you guys know this but I kind of published a cookbook over a year ago. It has 100 recipes. 8 chapters. And my favorite orange cauliflower recipe is in this book. And the lobster tail recipe that is pictured in the sidebar to your right here. […]

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Homemade Crescent Rolls

No more store-bought crescent rolls! These can be made ahead of time, refrigerated or frozen. It’s so easy, buttery and fluffy! So for years, well, my entire life actually, I was using the crescent rolls that come in those refrigerated tubes. Always, always, always. But, I am frequently asked if I have a homemade recipe. […]

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