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No-Bake Strawberry Pie


No-Bake Oreo Strawberry Pie is an easy no-bake summer dessert, very light and flavorful that can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. If you like strawberries and Oreo cookies this pie is a perfect dessert for you.

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Brownie Raspberry Cheesecake


Chocolaty and fudgy brownie on the bottom with smooth refreshing raspberry cheesecake and white chocolate ganache, topped with fresh raspberries and chopped chocolate. It’s a great dessert for any occasion and can be made in advance.

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Deep Dish Chicago Style Pizza

​ Now you don’t have to go all the way to Chicago for a deep dish pizza! The crust is perfectly golden brown, the chunky tomato sauce is completely homemade, and a fresh layer of ooey gooey mozzarella cheese is simply the best combination ever! I went to Chicago a few years ago and I […]

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11 Quick Lunches to Bring to Work

These recipes are so stinking easy – from chicken burrito bowls, lo mein meal prep, and even Starbucks copycat chicken and hummus boxes! You will save so much money yet all your co-workers will be so jealous of your healthy, homemade lunch! Guys, there’s no need to overpay for lunch anymore! I have you completely […]

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Spring Cheese Board

​ How to build the most PERFECT cheese board! Perfect for entertaining and impressing your guests, this cheese board is assembled with so many of our favorite Spring fruits and veggies! After the Winter cheese board, I figured a Spring cheese board was absolutely needed. Because, guys. We need every excuse to make a cheese […]

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Honey BBQ Chicken Kabobs

​ Juicy, tender, super saucy BBQ chicken kabobs that everyone will love at your next barbecue! It’s the easiest BBQ sauce marinade that keeps the chicken so sweet and tangy, packed with tons of flavor! Who is ready for summer? I certainly am not. Wasn’t Thanksgiving-pumpkin-spice-lattes-scalloped-potatoes like 2 weeks ago? Still. Ready or not, summer […]

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The Best Instant Pot Chili

So chunky, hearty, and comforting! This will be the BEST chili you will have in your entire life – I PROMISE! And it is so stinking easy with such minimal effort with the help of your pressure cooker. Simply throw everything right in and let it do all the work for you! I know, It’s […]

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Skillet Garlic Butter Rosemary Dinner Rolls

​ Nothing beats warm, soft, fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth homemade dinner rolls! These rolls come out absolutely amazing with the best garlic butter and fresh rosemary flavors! You’ll never want store-bought rolls ever again. So our no-carb-pre-Italy diet continues with this. I mean, Italy is now in 2 weeks! And we started this no-carb diet like 2 […]

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Creamy Greek Feta Dip

​ Such a simple yet creamy, satisfying dip that everyone will go crazy for! Takes just 15 minutes (or less) to whip up using feta, cream cheese, Greek yogurt, lemon juice and fresh herbs! You can even make this ahead of time and chill for up to 2 days! Serve with pita chips. Remember that […]

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Texas Roadhouse Rolls

Everyone’s FAVORITE copycat Texas roadhouse rolls! Yes, you can make them right at home completely from scratch and it is SO MUCH BETTER! It’s so amazingly buttery and fluffy! You will only want the homemade version after this! So our Italy cruise is in T-minus 3 weeks! And Ben and I vowed a no-carb rule […]

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Creamy Chorizo Queso Dip

The CREAMIEST, most amazing, most velvety queso EVER! So easy to make and sure to be a crowd favorite. Serve with tortilla chips and extra chorizo and cilantro on top. It’s TO DIE FOR! Happy Cinco de Mayo weekend! I mean, it’s kind of always Cinco de Mayo weekend for us in Los Angeles, but […]

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How to Build a Salsa Bar

Build your very own salsa bar for your next party or get-together! Your guests will be very happy, super impressed, and well-fed! The best part? It takes just minutes to whip up without slaving away in the kitchen! Um. What? It’s May? And Cinco de Mayo is in like 2 days? Yikes! Where did the […]

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Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

Thanks to the pressure cooker, everyone’s favorite New Orleans dish can be made in no time! No need to presoak the beans either. Simply throw everything into the Instant Pot and let it do the work for you. SO EASY! So I’ll be completely honest with you. I never cook with dried beans. Never, ever, […]

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8 Fast Pasta Dinner Recipes for Busy Weeknights

Here are quick and easy pasta dinners for any night of the week! From everyone’s favorite four cheese spaghetti to the creamiest broccoli mac and cheese! Here are my 8 superfast pasta recipes for any night of the week, from four cheese spaghetti to instant pot creamy broccoli mac and cheese! 1. Aglio e Olio […]

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One Pot Creamy Chicken Alfredo

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Walmart and SheKnows Media. 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. A super simple, easy peasy chicken […]

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Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups

Swap out the lasagna noodles for zucchini – it’s LOW CARB and you won’t miss the noodles at all! I promise! You can even make this ahead of time – perfect for feeding a crowd or for packing leftovers for work the next day! So when I made this for dinner one night, Ben said, […]

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Skillet Steak with Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

The BEST and easiest 5 ingredient dinner ever! With perfectly golden brown, crisp, rosemary roasted potatoes and the most amazing buttery skillet steak! When I first looked at this meal, I thought, “Father’s Day goals here.” But wait. As much as I love my dad, I’m not about to pass up the perfect cast iron […]

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Skillet Chicken Fajitas


Skillet Chicken Fajitas is a great colorful dish perfect for lunch or dinner. Thin slices of marinated chicken with colorful peppers and thin onion slices, cooked quickly in a hot skillet and served immediately over warm tortillas and various toppings are simply a crowd pleasure and a perfect dish whenever friends come around.

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Cream Tart


Either known as Cream Tart, Number Cake or Alphabet Cake this dessert is simply impressive. Very easy to prepare and looks quite astonishing. Cookie layers filled with your favorite frosting and decorated with fresh berries, flowers and even macarons seems to be one of the cakes in trend this year.

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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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Creamy Mushroom Spinach Orzo

This creamy, hearty orzo dish makes for the best vegetarian side dish ever! Loaded with mushrooms, spinach and freshly grated Parmesan cheese for the most amazing garlic Parmesan cream sauce. You can also add chicken and turn this into a main dish! How bad is it that this was my dinner 4 nights in a […]

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Thai Red Curry Noodle Soup

Yes, you can have Thai takeout right at home! This soup is packed with so much flavor with bites of tender chicken, rice noodles, cilantro, basil and lime juice! So cozy, comforting and fragrant – plus, it’s easy enough for any night of the week! It’s been about 6 weeks since our Thailand trip. And […]

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Broccoli Ham and Cheese Soup

So cheesy, creamy and hearty! Loaded with ham, cheese, potatoes and TONS of broccoli! It is the perfect cozy, comforting soup for any time of the year. Adult and kid-friendly! Am I the only one that still has some leftover Easter ham in the freezer? Because I unexpectedly found the mother load of all leftover […]

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Sausage Cheese Biscuits

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Jimmy Dean. 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 breakfast biscuits ever! Loaded with […]

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Instant Pot Pot Roast + Instant Pot Giveaway

***Giveaway is now CLOSED. The winner is Jan and has been notified via email. Thank you for entering! Love you all!*** A complete pot roast Sunday dinner in the pressure cooker in just 60 minutes? Yes, please! And the meat, potatoes, carrots and flavorful gravy all come together in ONE POT for the easiest clean […]

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Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff + Instant Pot Giveaway!

***Giveaway is now CLOSED. The winner is Natalie and has been notified via email. Thank you for entering! Love you all!*** Hands down the best and EASIEST stroganoff I have ever had! The meat comes out SO AMAZINGLY TENDER, and the sauce is unbelievably oh-so-creamy, it just melts in your mouth! It is giveaway #2 […]

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Instant Pot Minestrone Soup + Instant Pot Giveaway!

***Giveaway is now CLOSED. The winner is Janet and has been notified via email. Thank you for entering! Love you all!*** Everyone’s favorite minestrone soup can be made in minutes right in your pressure cooker! With so many hearty, filling veggies and a Parmesan rind, this will the best, most cozy, flavorful minestrone soup you […]

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Chicken Wonton Soup

Cozy, comforting wonton soup just like your favorite takeout place! No need to be intimidated here. This recipe is so quick and easy, and the chicken wontons are packed with so much flavor! Nothing beats homemade, right? Greetings from Seattle! It’s been a sunny day, a rainy day, and then a sunny+rainy day back to […]

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Chocolate Strawberry Swiss Roll


This Chocolate Strawberry Roll is a delightful dessert perfect for summer days. A flower decorated chocolate sponge cake filled with a light filling of white chocolate and whipped cream and diced fresh strawberries. May seem like a great dessert for a girl gathering due to the flower decor on the sponge cake.

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Strawberry Easter Cake


I have always loved making recipes from scratch and this Strawberry Cake makes no difference. Strawberry layer cake with white chocolate strawberry frosting and topped with chocolate ganache and decorated in Easter spirit. It is one of the best strawberry cakes I’ve made, it’s quite easy to prepare and is perfect for celebrating spring and Easter holiday.

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