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The Mini Pizzas of Your Dreams

No Comments | Written on February 24, 2015 at 11:24 am , by

We can’t get enough of pizza, and might actually be in love with the easy recipe. However, it can be really easy to go overboard with America’s favorite food. Instead of calling the local delivery place and ordering yourself a greasy pie, why not prepare these simply scrumptious mini pizzas? They’re a perfectly portion controlled way of enjoying the cheesy deliciousness.

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Baked Mostaccioli with Ground Turkey

No Comments | Written on February 23, 2015 at 2:34 pm , by

We absolutely LOVE mostaccioli, and the cheesy baked variety is our specialty. However, we completely know what a calorie monster the classic Italian dish can be, and don’t care to partake in that on a daily basis. Instead of packing on the pounds with the traditional version, why not give this lightened up pasta recipe a try? This makes a wonderful main course for potlucks, as everyone can help themselves. Plus, you can actually cook this recipe and store it until you’re ready to enjoy. Don’t worry, we tell you exactly how to do so below!

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Sassy, Spicy Slow-Cooker Chicken Vindaloo

2 Comments | Written on February 20, 2015 at 12:00 pm , by

We can’t get over Indian cuisine. There’s something about the combination of spices, vegetables, and meats that’s purely intoxicating. We often  go to our local Indian restaurant and spend way too much money, mainly because it’s a treat of food that we can’t make at home. Or can we? Try out this chicken Vindaloo recipe that’s made in a slow-cooker!

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The Simplest Fruit Tarts Ever

No Comments | Written on February 19, 2015 at 9:08 am , by

We love fruit tarts, and these simple little desserts are like bites of heaven. Serve these as part of your dessert tray during a quiet weekend brunch, or bring them to your next church potluck for an elegant sweet treat! We love to prepare the bases in advance, freeze them, and then fill with fresh fruit just prior to serving. Vary this recipe as you like, it’ll be a hit!

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Our Favorite (Healthy) Comfort Food Soup: Tomato and Beet Soup with Tortellini

No Comments | Written on February 13, 2015 at 9:09 am , by

Comfort food has a nasty reputation for being unhealthy. It doesn’t have to be that way, we say! Here’s a perfectly hearty winter soup recipe that’s low calorie, low sodium, and meatless. How’s that for a triple threat? We love to serve this with a crusty Caprese panini on the side when the weather gets Arctic. Even if you don’t like beets, we think this soup might change your mind, as their flavor is a sweet subtlety in the dish.


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Crispy Rotisserie Chicken Pot Stickers with Sweet Soy Dipping Sauce

No Comments | Written on February 11, 2015 at 9:54 am , by

Did you buy a rotisserie chicken and have no idea what to do with it? Well, you can use it in these pot stickers! With just a few simple ingredients you most likely have on hand you can pull of this simple Asian appetizer recipe with ease. We love to serve this with the dipping sauce in the recipe, some peanut sauce, and some plain old soy sauce on the site. This’ll be a hit!


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Meatless Spaghetti with Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

No Comments | Written on February 9, 2015 at 3:41 pm , by

Well, that recipe title is a mouthful, isn’t it? It sure will be when you try out this fantastic Italian recipe! Guess what? This winner is also meatless, so it’s sure to please those who are on a plant-based diet. We’d recommend serving this recipe for Valentine’s Day, as the serving size is perfect for two! If your sweetie is a meat eater, don’t tell them this is meat-free and see what they say. We’ll bet it’s “I can’t believe it!” We can’t believe it either.

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Chocolate Mint Cake with Pecans, Raspberries, and Blackberries

No Comments | Written on February 6, 2015 at 10:05 am , by

This cake embodies the motto “you can never have too much of a good thing,” especially when the good things in the recipe are also good for you! This cake is such a surprise, because it looks like it took all day to prepare even though it’s done quickly. If you’re feeling like really going over the edge with this recipe, you can prepare a simple sugar-free glaze to go on the top! This easy and elegant cake will be the star of your next gathering, and people will be amazed when you tell them how easy it is!

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Enchanting and Easy Fig Tart

No Comments | Written on February 5, 2015 at 11:04 am , by

Doesn’t this fig tart look absolutely beautiful? Well, spoiler alert, this elegant dessert recipe is surprisingly simple to prepare! We love to make this fruit tart as part of our dessert table and allow people to help themselves to a slice. Wonderful accompaniments to this recipe include creme fraiche or whipped topping, some fresh mint, and warm honey to drizzle over the top. This is a fantastic party dessert recipe, and everyone will beg you for the recipe.

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Cheesy Green Onion Mini Frittatas

No Comments | Written on February 4, 2015 at 12:24 pm , by

We’re in the mood for something bright with this weather that we’ve been having. Enough of the white and gray dreariness, in with some bright and fresh flavors.

These light scallion cheddar frittatas are perfect for a brunch gathering, and everyone can add whatever condiments they’d like! Like all of the simple and picture-perfect recipes we share with you, treat this as a base recipe and add whatever else you have on hand!

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