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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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Crockpot Tender French Beef Stew With a Twist (Healthy Beef Bourguignon)

No Comments | Written on February 12, 2015 at 11:40 am , by

By now, you’ve probably had a dozen and a half French beef stew recipes. However, they can be loaded with butter and fat, which does serious damage to our waistlines. We really don’t know how the French can stay so slim. Well, maybe we do. It could have something to do with recipes like this one.

Try out our healthier version of the classic French recipe and let us know what you think! This simple crockpot recipe is perfect for people watching their weight, or those who want their meals to have a bit more nutritional pop.

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Creamy Rice Pudding Cake with Toasted Almonds and Meringues

2 Comments | Written on February 10, 2015 at 9:49 am , by

Did we mention that this cake recipe is also sugar-free? It’s true! This creamy rice pudding cake with toasted almonds and meringues takes about an hour to prepare, but it’s absolutely fantastic when you try the finished product. Your guests will be amazed at how elegant this sweet treat is, and will beg you for the recipe! If you’re tired of the same old boring cake recipes, you’re going to have to give this one a try.


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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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“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

6 Comments | Written on January 23, 2015 at 10:59 am , by

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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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Southwestern Pork and Vegetable Soup with Fresh Cilantro

No Comments | Written on January 9, 2015 at 10:18 am , by

There’s something about a warm and spicy soup recipe in the cold weather that we’ve been having lately. This Southwestern soup recipe uses some vegetables to add nutrition, pork to add heartiness, and a whole bunch of fresh cilantro to give it a fresh taste prior to serving. If you’re feeling a little indulgent, you can serve this no-fuss winter soup recipe with a dollop of sour cream. Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone.

This soup is best garnished with a variety of Tex-Mex toppings. Our favorite accents for this easy and hearty recipe include: crushed tortilla chips, fresh Mexican cheese (Chihuahua or Monterrey Jack are two of our favorites), and some hot sauce. For a thicker version of this soup, you can puree a cup of soup with some tortilla chips and return to the rest of the soup while cooking.

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