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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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Walnut Caramel Mirror Cake


Walnut Caramel Mirror Cake - walnut cake at the bottom, followed by a semisweet chocolate layer, caramelized toasted nuts and a mascarpone and coffee mousse on top. Everything coated with a caramel mirror glaze and decorated with a chocolate golden flower for o more elegant look.

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Skillet Chicken with Creamy Spring Vegetables

One pan winner winner chicken dinner! The chicken comes out amazingly crisp tender with carrots, mushrooms and asparagus all cooked in the best herb cream sauce! Our suitcases are packed. Even Butters fell asleep in his suitcase. I think he thought we were leaving him behind. Little does he know he’s coming to Seattle with […]

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Shrimp Alfredo Fettuccine

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cabot Creamery. 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. Easy peasy weeknight alfredo made completely from scratch, […]

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Garlic Herb Carrots

This quick and easy side dish comes out perfectly every single time. The carrots come out amazingly garlicky, buttery and slightly sweet, tossed with fresh dill, parsley and tarragon. It is so simple yet it is elegant enough for any occasion! Happy Easter! Now you know it’s not a proper Easter holiday without a box […]

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Bacon Breakfast Pizza

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Stella®. 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. Your mornings just got better. It’s the easiest pizza […]

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Instant Pot Creamy Broccoli Mac and Cheese

Making mac and cheese in the Instant Pot is definitely the way to go! It’s unbelievably easy, it’s made in one single pot (hello, easiest clean up ever), and the mac and cheese comes out amazingly creamy! You can’t beat that! Guys. We’re going on a cruise to Italy in two months. Which means I […]

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Sun Dried Tomato Parmesan Biscuits

These savory biscuits are simply irresistible! Warm, flaky, buttery and packed with so much flavor from the sun dried tomatoes, fresh basil, and Parmesan cheese. Just try to stop at one of these! So I’ve been binging on 2 things lately. Friday Night Lights. And these biscuits. Now I’m only on season 1 of FNL […]

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Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto

I promise, this is the EASIEST risotto you will ever make right in your pressure cooker without any stirring or any kind of fuss! The risotto comes out perfectly – amazingly rich and creamy, loaded with mushrooms, spinach, peas and freshly grated Parmesan! Guys, this is a game-changer. Because I love risotto just as much […]

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Potato Crust Pizza


Who doesn’t love pizza... if made right it’s one of the most comforting and satisfying dishes ever. Potato Crust Pizza is very easy to prepare, no need for preparing the dough in advance and it’s also gluten-free.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Cups


Cookie cups are an incredible idea for making single serving desserts for any occasion. They look and taste absolutely amazing not to mention they are quite easy to prepare. The chocolate chewy soft cookie crust filled with the smooth and creamy peanut butter filling is simply heavenly.

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Slow Cooker Apple Pear Crisp

The easiest fuss-free apple pear crisp made right in your crockpot with a sweet crispy topping that is TO DIE FOR!!! I figured we needed a break from all the soups. Yes, it’s freezing cold. And yes we need all the soups and stews we can get our hands on. But, more importantly, we need […]

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8 Easy Set and Forget Slow Cooker Soup Recipes

The best and easiest slow cooker soup recipes! From soups to stews to chilis, all these crockpot favorites will keep you warm and cozy during the week with minimal prep time! Okay, so it’s not THAT cold in LA right now but I’m still going to stay home with all these set-and-forget slow cooker soup […]

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Thai Green Curry Chicken Soup

Everyone’s favorite Thai green curry can be made right at home into the coziest, most comforting chicken soup ever! It is so easy to make with easy-to-find ingredients, loaded with tender chicken bites, ginger, coconut milk, snow peas, lime juice, cilantro and rice noodles! When we went to Thailand last month, we stayed at this […]

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Instant Pot Beef Stew

The BEST beef stew recipe ever! So hearty, cozy and comforting! And it can be made SO EASILY right in your pressure cooker! Loaded with flavorful chunks of meat and potatoes that come out amazingly tender. I wish I could say I made this in preparation for St. Patrick’s Day this weekend. But I didn’t. […]

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Hearty Lentil and White Bean Soup

So hearty, healthy and easy with just 213 calories per serving! You can also make this on any given weeknight, and the leftovers reheat very well! With the Parmesan rinds, this soup is bursting with just so much flavor! ​It’s been soups night after night here in our house. Probably because we went from 90 […]

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Instant Pot Butter Chicken

Yes, you can EASILY make restaurant-quality butter chicken right in your pressure cooker! The flavors are amazing and the chicken is perfectly melt-in-your-mouth tender! Serve with rice and naan for the best home-cooked meal ever. It’s been so good to be home. With endless cuddles with Butters. And his hot, rancid fish breath right in […]

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Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

A quintessential pasta dish you can make on any weeknight in less than 30 minutes using just a handful ingredients that you probably have on hand! It is packed with so much flavor, and it is amazingly garlicky without being too overpowering. Serve with wine and crusty garlic bread! Remember that episode in FRIENDS when […]

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Oven BBQ Chicken Wings


This is by far one of the best way of preparing chicken wings. The spicy sweet sticky sauce is simply amazing and hard to resist. You can always adjust the seasoning, use more or less spiciness depending if you serve this for kids or not. You can serve them as an appetizer alongside a ranch dipping sauce or as a main dish alongside some good fresh salad, potato salad or coleslaw. Enjoy!

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Skillet Bread Four Cheese Spinach Dip


This Skillet Bread and Spinach Dip is an amazing dish you can prepare whenever you have friends invited and want to get an impressive dish with less effort involved.

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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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