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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 the  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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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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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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Simple Roast Chicken With Herb Crust and Seasonal Vegetables

No Comments | Written on January 15, 2015 at 9:26 am , by

Roasting a chicken on a bed of seasonal vegetables is one of our favorite winter pastimes. There’s something so comforting about the routine of it. So, while we usually give you twists on classics, we thought we’d stick to the basics here. This is the best tender and juicy roast chicken and vegetables recipe we’ve had in awhile. With a bed of veggies being basted by the caramelizing juices of the roasting chicken, your home is going to smell unbelievable. What’s even better is this one-dish meal can be made simply during the week or dressed up for the weekend.

Feel free to experiment with this basic recipe. Our version does an herb oil/butter on the top of the chicken. But a dry rub can also work, just make sure the inside of the chicken is stuffed with something like citrus to keep it moist. You can even whip up a barbecue sauce and use that in place of the herbs. There’s a reason this meal idea is a classic, and we hope you love it as much as we do.

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Blueberry Angel Food Cake with Chocolate Ganache

No Comments | Written on January 14, 2015 at 10:33 am , by

There’s something so perfect about an angel food cake in the winter. Perhaps it serves as a nice contrast to all the heavy comfort foods we get used to eating during the cold months. However, we tend to get bored with the traditional angel food cake recipe, so we thought we’d spice it up.

By folding in fresh blueberries, a hint of orange zest, and garnishing with a simple chocolate ganache recipe, this light cake recipe is transformed into something truly gourmet. Plus, this cake freezes very well, which means you can whip it up early in the week and prepare the ganache a few hours before serving!

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Light and Cheesy Fried Jalapeño Medallions

No Comments | Written on January 13, 2015 at 10:10 am , by

Jalapeño poppers are one of our favorite classic appetizer recipes. However, they are notorious for being calorie bombs. Sure, we could tell you to stuff the peppers with veggies, oven-fry instead of deep fry, or just not eat them all together. But that’s not what we want to do.

This recipe captures all the flavor you love from the original jalapeno popper recipe, and strips away the guilt. With a light tempura batter and a hint of cheese, these are perfect for parties. Yes, you can even enjoy these with a ranch dressing on the side!

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