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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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Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Soup

Simply add all your ingredients into a crockpot. So creamy, comforting and EASY! Served with parmesan cheddar croutons!!! We’ve been a sick household for days. Ben is sick. I’m sick. And I may have heard Butters sneezing earlier. It may have been the Indiana cold. Us Californians are wimps when it comes to 28 degree […]

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Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower Steaks

Your new go-to side dish! Roasted cauliflower is the best/easiest way to go! So crisp-tender and perfectly seasoned! ​ I came to really enjoy cauliflower about 2 years ago. It’s weird, I know. Cauliflower was just never incorporated into our very Korean diet. Broccoli, yes. Cauliflower, no. I’m also pretty sure my mom had no […]

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Sheet Pan Herb Roasted Turkey and Cranberry Pecan Stuffing

The easiest Thanksgiving holiday meal! A sheet pan turkey dinner! So easy with less dishes! Ummmm, a sheet pan turkey dinner? YES, PLEASE! So for those of you who have small get-togethers for the holidays, or who don’t want to cook an entire turkey, this is exactly what you need. A cornbread stuffing mix with […]

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Slow Cooker Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the Crock-Pot® brand. 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. BEST EVER mashed potatoes made right in your crockpot! […]

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Garlic Parmesan Dinner Rolls

CLASSIC dinner rolls, except made even BETTER with garlic and grated Parmesan cheese! Soft, tender, warm, and buttery!!! I admit. Homemade bread takes time. It takes patience. It takes precise measurements and following directions to an absolute T. But most importantly, it just takes time. It’s not very difficult at all because the yeast does […]

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Apple Walnut Sausage Stuffing

Make your stuffing ahead of time! It’s easy, quick, and flavorful with crumbled sausage, fresh herbs, and apples! SO GOOD!!! There’s a ton of stuffing recipes out there. I have seen a lot of them using chorizo, some using buffalo cheddar bear bread and even a pumpkin puree one! But to me. Stuffing is a […]

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How to Make a Meat and Cheese Board

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. All you need to know to make an awesome […]

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Opera Cake


Opera Cake is a rich French Cake, that uses one of the most loved flavor combinations, chocolate and coffee. The cake is consisting of layers of almond sponge cake soaked in coffee syrup, filled with coffee buttercream and chocolate ganache and topped with chocolate glaze. For an elegant finish its name is written on top of each slice and is decorated with gold leaf.

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Roasted Pumpkin Soup

My favorite Fall and Winter soup! You’ll really want it all year long. And you can also substitute the pumpkin with butternut squash! This is my favorite bit about the Fall. The pumpkin-everything season. The pumpkin spice latte. The pumpkin bread. The pumpkin ice cream. And now the pumpkin soup. That is, in 100+ degree […]

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Cacio e Pepe

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. 5 ingredients. 20 minutes! Spaghetti, butter, black pepper, heavy cream and Parmesan. That is […]

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Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Rice Casserole

ALWAYS A WINNER! Can be made ahead of time, and leftovers taste even better! So cheesy, comforting and hearty! I think I just found my favorite weeknight casserole dish. It’s not too heavy. It’s not too healthy. It’s just right. With the perfect cheese-rice-broccoli-mushroom ratio to please everyone. And it doesn’t have any kind of “condensed […]

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Semi-Naked Pumpkin Chocolate Cake


Semi-naked pumpkin chocolate layer cake -three layers of moist flavorful pumpkin cake with lot of chocolate chunks inside, frosted with an easy cinnamon cream cheese frosting, topped with chocolate ganache and decorated with golden chocolate leaves.

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Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

Did you know you can make French onion soup in the crockpot?! It’s ridiculously easy with basically no stirring and no work! It’s finally Fall. I mean, it’s been Fall for weeks. But, it’s finally a little bit cooler in LA. And when I say cooler, I mean 75 degrees. That’s basically sweater and scarf […]

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Scones

The most perfectly spiced pumpkin scones! It basically tastes like a pumpkin spice latte, except with a cinnamon glaze drizzle! I’m going to be very honest with you guys. I am not entirely a fan of pumpkin spice lattes. Which is weird. Because I love pumpkin-anything. BUT. I do love it in scone form. It […]

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Brussels Sprouts Gratin

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 […]

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Ferrero Rocher Cake


If you like Ferrero Rocher truffles you will definitely love this heavenly Ferrero Rocher cake inspired by their richness and flavor. The cake consists of chocolaty brownie layers, alternating with hazelnut meringue layers, filled with nutella frosting and chocolate ganache, coated with toasted hazelnuts and topped with an amazing chocolate glaze. The cake is decorated with Ferrero Rocher truffles for an impressive look that makes it totally irresistible. By far one of the most delicious and rich cakes you can ever prepare for upcoming holidays or any special occasion.

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Oven Cooked Pulled Pork


Pulled Pork is an American classic recipe, where pork meat usually pork shoulder or pork shoulder butt is slow cooked for several hours to low temperature, resulting in a delicious tender and juicy meat that can be easily shredded with simply some forks.

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Chocolate Almond Battenberg Cake


Battenberg Cake is an impressive cake originating in England, consisting of two different color sponge cakes assembled in a chequered pattern, bonded together with apricot jam and covered with homemade marzipan. The classic Battenberg Cake is made with yellow and pink sponge cakes, though variations of this cake appeared ever since.

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Ham and Cheese Hash Brown Foil Packets

The EASIEST hash browns you will ever make. Simply prep, wrap and bake! No babysitting! So quick and simple! Where has these hash browns been all my life? I’m always babysitting hash browns on the stovetop, letting them get crisp, flipping, waiting for more crispness and flipping again and again. But not anymore. Instead, we […]

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Slow Cooker Creamy Garlic Chicken and Veggies

A one pot crockpot meal! Tender chicken, potatoes and broccoli! Served with the creamiest garlic sauce ever! Remember my all-star garlic cream sauce? Well, you know it was only a matter of time before I used it in a slow cooker recipe. And I’m combining some favorites here. The super popular slow cooker garlic parmesan […]

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Mango Chicken with Coconut Rice

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Lean Cuisine. 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. Remember that Ohio trip a few weeks back? The […]

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Pasta World Championship 2017

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. Remember that Italy trip I took? The one where I ate my body weight […]

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