Peppermint Buttercream Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

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When the holidays hit I love trying to find new ways to enjoy favorite flavors of the season.  What says winter and Christmas more than Hot Cocoa and Peppermint?  I combined them into a delicious semi homemade cupcake with a totally from scratch peppermint buttercream - and let me tell you, it is so good. ...

Cranberry Turkey Grilled Cheese Bites

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During the holidays I struggle with oven space, there are appetizers, main dishes, and desserts to get out- different times, different temperatures, and never enough shelves.  I cook a lot on a day to day basis anyway, but the holidays even more so.  I don’t have room for a second full size oven but I ...

Pork & Apple Stuffing Bites

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I participated in the National Pork Board Porksgiving program as a member of One2One Network. I received compensation but all opinions are my own. The National Pork Board (NPB) is celebrating “Porksgiving” – a time for giving back (with pork) to those who give back– from November 2, 2015 through the end of the year. Creating a delicious meal for friends or ...

Sloppy Joes Stuffed Peppers Easy Dinner Recipe

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I like having ingredients on hand that make dinner quick and easy- for example:  Ingredients and recipes with 3 simple steps, simple ingredients and about 15 minutes, and you have dinner on the table. With schedules like ours, this makes my life a lot easier. A family favorite in our house is stuffed peppers... but it ...

Graham Cracker Reindeer Semi-Homemade Festive Treats

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Holiday food is just plain fun to make.  I love it.  Taking everyday foods and a few minutes later, you have super cute and festive treats to put a smile on someone's face. What's not to love? These graham cracker reindeer are SUPER simple and quick to make. Easy, peasy lemon squeezy, you guys.  Perfect ...

Pan Roasted Cauliflower with Seared Sweet Onion

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Thanksgiving is in a week.  From today.  Are you ready? I am not. I did dig out our tablecloth we use (which is a favorite family Thanksgiving tradition) but I haven't even made a list of what to buy for groceries yet.  Oops.  We can definitely make this pan roasted cauliflower with seared sweet onion ...

IBS Friendly Chocolate Macaroons

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This post is a product-provided sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. But the opinions and experiences within are my own unbiased impressions. VSL #3 is a high potency probiotic medical food for the dietary management of IBS, UC, and Ileal Pouch and must be used under medical supervision. These statements have not been evaluated by ...

Coq Au Vin with Root Vegetables

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This Coq au Vin with Root Vegetables is the perfect cold weather dish- cooking it in a dutch oven just gives the flavors so much time to meld and enhance one another. The meat is delightfully moist and almost melts in your mouth! Coq Au Vin with Root Vegetables Ingredients 5 lbs chicken thighs and drumsticks 2 tbsp extra ...

Fabulous Fall Foods Roundup

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  One of my favorite things about fall is all of the fun, fabulous food flavors that "come out" after a summer filled with grilled everything and light, refreshing dishes.  Fall means more comfort foods, colder weather, crisper air, and oh, so many delightful ways to enjoy foods that just seem too heavy in warmer months! ...

Easy Holiday Appetizer Recipe: Crabbies

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It's hard to go long between mid-November and mid- January without being invited to a gathering of one kind or another.  We've already got things on our calendar, and it's barely November! I don't know about you, but I always try to bring something along when we are invited to someone's home or gathering- some ...