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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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Butternut Squash Alfredo Pasta

Is there anything more cozy in the middle of Fall? And this alfredo sauce is made completely FROM SCRATCH in less than 30! Guys. Can we just take a minute and talk about this alfredo sauce? There’s seriously nothing more comforting than a bowl of pasta with a butternut squash alfredo right in the middle […]

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Slow Cooker Four Cheese Mac and Cheese

The BEST mac and cheese EVER!!!! No boil. No stress. Everything gets thrown right in. Even the uncooked noodles!!! Am I the only one with Thanksgiving on my mind already? No, right? To be honest, I have actually been thinking about Thanksgiving since March. So, October is not early, at all. And also. Mac and […]

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Korean Beef Zucchini Noodles

LOW CARB Korean beef bowls except with zoodles! It is so much healthier and lighter without any of the carb guilt!!! These zucchini noodles came just in time. Because as you guys know, I am currently on a pasta hiatus since my Italy trip. I also really need to lay off the carbs. (Even though […]

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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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  • Spiralized Winter Veggie Gratin
    Spiralized Winter Veggie Gratin is the perfect holiday gluten-free side dish! Made with spiralized vegetable gratin is made with sweet potatoes, butternut squash, carrots, and parsnips and topped with a white sauce and Gruyere cheese. How to prep this gratin ahead: This dish can be prepped a day or two ahead, everything from spiralizing the […]
  • Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 100)
    Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 100).  Wow! Week 100!! Thanksgiving we always go to my Moms and everyone brings something. I am bringing a few sides, and looking forward to the leftovers! Meal planning is a great way to get organized before heading to the supermarket to get ready for the week! My breakfast is usually something quick like eggs with fruit, a smoothie or […]
  • Carne Asada Steak Salad
    This Carne Asada steak salad is made with everything I love – juicy steak, pico de gallo, Monterey Jack cheese and guacamole. Inspired by my favorite taco salad, it’s quick, tasty, low-carb and high in protein which fills you up and leaves you satisfied. I have partnered with Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner to share […]
  • Maple Soy Glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash with Bacon
    Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash are delicious on their own, but adding bacon and a maple soy glaze makes them over-the-top delicious! Made all on one sheet pan, you can double or triple this recipe to feed a crowd by adding more sheet pans. Brussels and butternut are a match made in heaven. Add […]
  • Makeover Spinach Gratin
    This easy makeover Spinach Gratin is creamy and decadent, with a hint of nutmeg baked in the oven topped with melted cheese for a must at your Holiday table! I bring this to my mom’s every year for Thanksgiving because everyone loves it! Much lighter than a traditional gratin, low-carb and easy to make! This […]