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Light and Airy Tofu Tacos

No Comments | Written on March 2, 2015 at 9:58 am , by

We know, we know. When tofu’s in a recipe, it’s usually bland and has the consistency of soaked cardboard. However, we’ve finally found a recipe which includes tofu that actually tastes good! These tacos are a wonderful meatless way to enjoy some delicious Tex-Mex flavor without piling on the calories. Serve these with some low-fat cheese, Greek yogurt, and freshly prepared guacamole on the side for a surprisingly healthy meal idea. If you’re feeling like making it a first atmosphere, you can prepare some whole fruit margaritas and really get the party started!

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Party-Ready Pickle, Pepper, and Cheese Skewers

No Comments | Written on February 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm , by

There’s something about hosting or attending a party and having to bring food that gives people the shivers. It really doesn’t have to be that crazy, you can whip up just a few items with simple ingredients and people will love it! Also remember that the party is not so much about the food as it is about the company and conversation. That being said, these simple  skewers make a wonderful appetizer people can pick up and snack on without slowing down the party!

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Irresistibly Nutty Waffle Fruit Cups

No Comments | Written on February 18, 2015 at 4:40 pm , by

If there’s anything we love more than a waffle recipe, it’s a waffle cup that’s stuffed with fresh fruit. This recipe might look like something you buy in Europe from a fancy pastry shop, but it’s an unbelievably simple breakfast or dessert that you can pull off at home. All you need are a few simple ingredients you probably have at home. If you don’t have one of the shallow waffle presses, feel free to make this a crepe on a griddle instead!

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Light and Luscious Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

No Comments | Written on February 17, 2015 at 4:39 pm , by

There’s nothing like a sweet and nutty cookie to help us get through this frigid weather. We have a new favorite, and these lightened up raspberry thumbprint cookies have captured a special place in our heart. Whether or not you’re trying to lighten up your snacks, you’re going to fall in love with this simple cookie. Kids won’t be able to get enough, and they won’t even know it’s healthy!

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Fresh Chicken Pad Thai

No Comments | Written on February 2, 2015 at 11:15 am , by

We can’t get enough of pad Thai these days, and this recipe takes the flavors to the next level. With such traditional and simple Asian ingredients tossed into the mix, it’ll taste just like you’ve gone to your favorite Thai restaurant. This recipe is great, because you can add whatever veggies or protein that you happen to have on hand.


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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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“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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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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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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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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