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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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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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“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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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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Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Fresh Berry-Pomegranate Sauce

No Comments | Written on January 8, 2015 at 8:55 am , by

Panna cotta is a traditional Italian dessert made when you blend cream, egg whites, and honey. This recipe adds some vanilla bean to the mix, and creates a wonderful depth of flavor. The addition of a fresh berry and pomegranate sauce really ups the elegance of this recipe.

Perfect for a more formal get-together, this creamy dessert is one of our winter favorites. For a fun twist on this recipe, you can even make it into a mold of your choosing.

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Slow-Cooker Italian Wedding Soup From Garnish with Lemon

No Comments | Written on January 5, 2015 at 1:57 pm , by

I don’t know about you, but if there’s anything that screams delicious winter recipe to me, it’s an Italian wedding soup. It’s hearty, loaded with tons of rich and satisfying ingredients, and the perfect weeknight meal. What can possibly take this recipe to the next level, you ask? Making it all in a slow-cooker, of course!

Just toss all of the ingredients in before you leave for work, and this effortless crockpot recipe is done in no time. Garnish with some fresh Parmesan cheese and some basil, if desired. This recipe comes to us from our friends Lisa and Anna from Garnish with Lemon.

Slow Cooker Italian Wedding Soup

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