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Gorgeous Pecan Sandie Sandwiches with Cream Cheese Filling

No Comments | Written on January 30, 2015 at 10:04 am , by

Cookies are wonderful all on their own, but by turning them into sandwiches with a gorgeous filling things are taken to another level. These pecan sandie sandwich cookies are absolutely stunning to look at, and the lightened up cream cheese frosting recipe they’re filled with is the perfect compliment.

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Asian Lemon Ginger Sticky Wings For The Game

No Comments | Written on January 29, 2015 at 9:51 am , by

In the spirit of preparing some delicious eats for the football game on Sunday, we thought we’d share one of our new favorite wing recipes with you. Don’t get us wrong, we love the usual bottle of bag of frozen wings + fryer + bottle of barbecue sauce = heaven routine, but sometimes we crave something a little better tasting and better for us. These Asian-influenced chicken wings are fantastic because they lighten things up by baking without sacrificing any flavor or crispiness.

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Unbelievable Banana Crepes with Homemade Nutella

No Comments | Written on January 28, 2015 at 10:04 am , by

In the spirit of clearing out the pantry and not leaving the house during the snowstorm, we bring you another few-ingredient recipe that you’re sure to love. This time, it’s banana crepes with homemade chocolate hazelnut spread. We love theĀ  simplicity of this recipe, and by creating every component you know exactly what goes into your food. Serve this with a glass of skim milk and some hash browns, and you can have a filling breakfast or snack while the weather outside stays blustery.

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“Clear The Pantry” 5-Ingredient Spanish Tortilla

No Comments | Written on January 27, 2015 at 10:21 am , by

Well, it’s about time we get to the recipes that help you clear the pantry. This Spanish tortilla is absolutely perfect, and it only uses five ingredients we’d be willing to wager are in your kitchen right now. In case you’re unfamiliar with a Spanish tortilla, it’s basically a thick omelet. With only five ingredients, you can pull one off. Of course, feel free to add anything else you’re looking to clear out of the kitchen!

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Our Favorite French Lemon Macaron Recipe

No Comments | Written on January 26, 2015 at 10:51 am , by

Well, it’s pretty much a given that we’re going to be baking almost every other evening in the winter. Something about the blustery weather that much of the country is about to face makes staying inside and cooking so much fun. These lemon macarons are one of our newest concoctions, and they put the seasonal citrus to good use. With such a light flavor and such a surprisingly simple preparation method, you’re going to be hooked.

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Asiago-Crusted Roast Lemon Asparagus

No Comments | Written on January 23, 2015 at 10:59 am , by

Lemon season is in full swing, and we can’t stop finding new ways to use the citrus. One of our new favorite preparation methods for asparagus involves the humble fruit. This recipe is not only beautiful, but tastes delicious. The asiago crust adds a wonderfully nutty flavor to the side dish, and this recipe pairs perfectly with a broiled chicken breast or roast salmon.

Feel free to modify this recipe however you’d like. The juice from a blood orange in place of the lemon is fantastic, and green beans also work well in this simple and elegant side dish. If you’d like to try another type of cheese, we like a combination of Parmesan and Romano cheese as well.

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The Best Winter Ratatouille Ever?

No Comments | Written on January 22, 2015 at 9:26 am , by

Ratatouille may sound foreign, and it is! It’s a French vegetable dish that makes a wonderful winter dinner. This recipe is a classic, and we didn’t do much to the original, because it’s pretty much perfect. When served as a side, meatless main course, or even as a healthy snack, this versatile dish is fantastic. Plus, you can transition this dish from winter to the warmer months, as it can also be served cold.

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Caramelized 4-Cheese Potato Gratin

No Comments | Written on January 21, 2015 at 10:49 am , by

We love elegant recipes that look like they took hours to prepare. This caramelized four-cheese gratin makes a wonderful side dish for dinner parties, and you can mix up the base recipe however you please! We even love to use fresh turnips and parsnips in place of potatoes. Any melting cheeses work well here, and will yield one creamy and cheesy casserole.

This simple layered potato casserole makes a wonderful make-ahead side dish during the winter, because all you have to do when you get home is pop it in the oven. The inviting aromas of the melting cheeses and softened potatoes will fill your house, and you’ll relax into the evening.


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Elegant Orange and Pear Tart With Strawberry Glaze

No Comments | Written on January 20, 2015 at 12:13 pm , by

Isn’t this simple dessert absolutely beautiful? Imagine how perfect this dessert would look in the center of your dessert table. A winter potluck dessert favorite, this recipe is also great for when you feel like cooking or baking to help de-stress. We’ve been known to have a slice of this by the fire ourselves.

We love to use in-season fruits for this recipe, especially the lemons and apples that are in season now. A skinned and seeded Meyer lemon combined with a Bramley apple is perfect in this tart. Plus, the recipe is basic enough that you can make some healthy substitutions, if you desire!


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Dark Chocolate Covered Sugar-Free Almond Brittle

No Comments | Written on January 16, 2015 at 12:00 am , by

Yes, you read that right. We took all the deliciousness you’ve come to know and love from some of the best indulgent desserts and made it healthier. BUT we didn’t sacrifice taste! This sweet treat truly tastes like a famous candy recipe you can make at home. It’s such a wonderful combination of sweet, salty, and bitter. We even like to make this recipe as a party favor for our dinner parties and hand out small bags.

Try different versions of the recipe. If you feel like indulging, dip in a milk chocolate ganache and top with coconut while the chocolate is drying. You can even make a swirled dip by melting peanut butter chips with the chocolate chips. As for the almonds used, we’ve also tried this recipe using peanuts, cashews, and macadamia nuts. All of the variations came out delicious, with their own unique flavors.

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