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Skillet Mushroom Chicken Thighs

Golden brown, super juicy, tender chicken thigh recipe, smothered in a garlicky, mushroom butter sauce. 30 min. So quick, so so good! Chicken thighs. Cremini mushrooms. Tons of garlic. All the butter. And fresh thyme. The five key ingredients to a dinner I had every day this entire week. No, wait, I had pizza on Friday […]

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Meal Prep Chicken – 3 Ways

Chicken meal prep for the entire week! Salsa verde, lemon pepper + orange chicken marinades included. SO GOOD, SO EASY! Hello to the best kind of chicken meal prep for the entire week! One recipe. Three marinades. Three epic marinades – salsa verde, lemon pepper and orange chicken. You’ll need 1.5 pounds of boneless, skinless […]

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Quick Chicken Taquitos

Such a great way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken! So easy, crispy and crunchy! Serve with guac, pico de gallo and sour cream! I was really torn whether to classify this as an appetizer or entree. I could (and I have) eaten most of the platter, alone, so that made it my dinner. But […]

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Crispy Onion Rings


Crispy onion rings are one of the most loved appetizers by people of all ages and they are perfect for any occasion. With a tender interior and a crispy exterior these homemade onion rings are way better than what you can serve in any restaurant. They are very easy to prepare and the results are really satisfying.

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Winter Pear Salad

So hearty with so many feel-good ingredients! With lemon rosemary chicken, brussels sprouts, pear + a honey dijon dressing. YES, PLEASE! Anyone else still rolling from the holidays? I feel like I have gained 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas with all the stuffing, cream pies, and corgi sugar cookies I have been stuffing down […]

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Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup

Now you can make butternut squash soup in just half the time in the IP! Quick, easy, velvety smooth and so so cozy. This is hands down one of my favorite feel-good, soul-warming soups. Loaded with sweet butternut squash, caramelized onions, carrots, celery, Granny Smith apple, garlic, sage and thyme – all topped with crisp […]

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Maple Pecan Baked Brie

The easiest 5-ingredient baked brie! Served with a heavenly warm maple pecan mixture on top. SO GOOD and an absolute crowd-pleaser. Baked brie. AKA, the best kind of baked cheese you can bring to any gathering. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s super impressive. And oh yes, it’s a crowd-pleaser for everyone involved. And what […]

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15 Christmas Desserts


Here are 15 of our favorite desserts that would make a great end to your Christmas or New Years Eve table. From cookies to layer cakes, macarons or truffles, coming with various flavors like gingerbread, peppermint, coconut, red velvet and of course chocolate these recipes are sure to be a delightful treat for any meal.

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Maple Glazed Ham

The classic ham is made with the most incredible maple, brown sugar glaze. With just a few ingredients, this will be a hit with everyone! Guys, Christmas is seriously in just 1 week! I know we say this all the time but seriously, where did all the time go? Didn’t we just celebrate Thanksgiving? I’m […]

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Brown Butter Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Homemade gnocchi is easier to make than you think! So light and so pillowy using just 4 ingredients! SO SO GOOD. Okay, so full disclosure. If you have not made sweet potato gnocchi from scratch, your mind WILL BE BLOWN. Because homemade gnocchi is way easier to make than you think. And the homemade version […]

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Quick Chicken Ramen Noodle Stir Fry

Noodles, tender chicken, broccoli, bell pepper and mushrooms with the best and easiest stir fry sauce ever. 30 min. Start to finish. So is it too early to be doing New Year, New You? Because after all the holiday stuffing and pies, I need all the veggies I can get. And this recipe is the […]

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Croque en Bouche or Croquembouche


I have always loved Croque en Bouche, or also known as Croquembouche, the famous French dessert that always makes quite an impression wherever it is served and seems so intimidating to prepare. It’s a really impressive dessert that is perfect for Christmas or New Year’s Eve though it is also served at weddings or other special occasions during the year. What I find to be more impressive is the fact that it is made with common ingredients that you might already have in your pantry. Crispy craquelin profiteroles filled with almond flavored pastry cream glued together with a delicious caramel forming an irresistible cone tower.

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Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole

You can easily make this ahead of time; bake when ready to serve with toasted marshmallows + a pecan streusel topping! Sweet potato casserole. A low-key guilty pleasure of mine during the holidays. No wait, it’s really the slightly burnt, crispy mini marshmallows and the crunchy, buttery, sweet pecan streusel on top with just the […]

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Pumpkin Spice Waffles

The best breakfast! Crispy golden on the outside, fluffy on the inside. You’ll seriously want to make this all year long! SO GOOD. As soon as the weather turns cold (and believe me, it turns very cold very quickly in Chicago, snowing on Halloween!), I am legit pumpkin-everything. I am all about that PSL, pumpkin […]

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Spinach and Shiitake Mushroom Stuffing


Stuffing is one of the essential side dishes in the Thanksgiving meal. This version combines in the classic recipe, shiitake mushrooms, which impart an irresistible earthy, garlicky aroma rounded with umami notes and spinach ( a good excuse for incorporating more leafy veggies in a rich menu).

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Goat Cheese and Candied Bacon


If you are not a fan of the usual sweet potato and marshmallow casserole for Thanksgiving or if you just want to change things up, try slicing your sweet potatoes into rounds and roasting them in the oven for a simple, yet elegant side dish.

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10 Thanksgiving Desserts


Here are 10 of our fall desserts that would make a great end to your Thanksgiving table. From pies to layer cakes, elegant mousse cakes or delicious meringue cupcakes, coming with various flavors like pumpkin, apple, caramel and of course chocolate these recipes are sure to be a delightful treat for any meal.

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Instant Pot Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese

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. Cheeseburger macaroni? YES, PLEASE! Hamburger meat, pasta and […]

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Instant Pot Leftover Hambone Soup

The best way to use up leftover ham! With the most flavorful broth, this hearty, cozy soup is so simple yet SO SO GOOD. I honestly look forward to the leftover ham more so than the holiday ham itself. I just get so excited to repurpose the leftovers, whether that’s in some ham and cheese […]

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Leftover Thanksgiving Sliders

Leftover turkey, cranberry sauce, Dijon and melted cheese on super buttery Hawaiian rolls. Bake and serve warm! SO SO GOOD. My favorite part about the holidays has to be the leftover sammies. It’s the sweet Hawaiian rolls holding up all the best part of your turkey dinner from the day before – the leftover shredded […]

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Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Moist, tender, perfectly seasoned crockpot turkey. No oven space needed! Includes the best turkey gravy using the drippings! I’m all about saving on oven space. Crockpots, Instant Pots. I will take them all. Especially when the crockpot does all the work for you. And I really mean, all the work for you. So if you’re […]

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Buttermilk Cornbread

So easy! No mixer needed here! Amazingly moist and slightly sweet. A classic side dish loved by EVERYONE. Serve with butter. SO BOMB. This side dish is such an underrated side. It’s sometimes overlooked. Kind of seen as just a filler perhaps? Except it’s not. It’s absolutely not. It’s the best kind of southern cornbread […]

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Sheet Pan Thanksgiving Dinner

Turkey, stuffing, brussels sprouts + sweet potatoes in less than 2 hrs on just TWO SHEET PANS! So quick with easy clean up! Guys, Thanksgiving has officially been changed in my book with this recipe. Because now, with just two sheet pans, I feel like I can whip up a Thanksgiving feast anytime of the […]

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Broccoli Cauliflower Salad


This Broccoli and cauliflower salad is a perfect choice among your other Thanksgiving side dishes. It can be made well in advance, travels easy and if you end up with leftovers (which is unlikely) it can easily be stored for a later meal.

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Mashed Potato Casserole


Among the accompaniments that you need at your Thanksgiving table are mashed potatoes, the ultimate comfort food. However, if you are looking to diversify this classic side dish, this casserole recipe is for you. The recipe combines mashed potatoes with fennel, a wonderful addition, which brings a subtle licorice and anise like, flavor to the casserole- so fitting for an autumn feast.

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Skillet Cornbread


Spice things up at your Thanksgiving celebration with this jalapeño and sun-dried tomato cornbread. Studded with corn kernels and cheese, this corn bread turns out moist and fluffy and bursts with flavor.

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Pumpkin Biscuits


Biscuits are a perfect pairing for any dinner meal, alongside soups or at breakfast, served with eggs and bacon or just spread with delicious butter or fruit jam. These tasty, flaky, golden pumpkin biscuits are going to be wonderful to pass around your Thanksgiving dinner table.

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Chocolate Mocha Hurricane Swiss Roll


The roll not only it has this amazing hurricane effect it is also a delightful treat, composed by a tender and moist layer of sponge filled with apricot jam and chocolate coffee ganache. The white chocolate and coffee shards brings a bit of texture and create an irresistible dessert.

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Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

Perfect homemade 4 min cranberry sauce made from scratch! Use frozen or fresh cranberries. Quick, simple, easy, and so good. Remember the Friends episode where everyone is late to Thanksgiving? Monica is tricked into cooking the entire Thanksgiving meal (a Thanksgiving she didn’t want to host) and Chandler just wants to help out in the […]

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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Oh-so-creamy buttermilk Ranch mashed potatoes! It does not get any easier or quicker than this. One pot, 10 min. MIND BLOWN. Mashed potatoes. One of the most quintessential Thanksgiving side dishes. Some people like them whipped with peas and onions, some people like them with lumps, and some people like them in the form of […]

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  • Easy Wonton Soup

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  • French Onion Soup

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