Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

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If you ever wondered what my idea of heaven on Earth is, you’re staring smack-dab into a stack of it. These are… insane. Addictive and easy to make and positively insane. You could say, in the membrane. Making a batch of these foolproof, four-ingredient...

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

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I’m often asked what my favorite meal is to cook, and I always respond in an instant – chili! So many flavors, textures, toppings… Oh, I love it. The warm heartiness of the meat, tomatoes and beans, mixed with the breezy freshness of lime...

Oatmeal Buttercream Pies

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If comfort food were a dessert, these soft, sweet oatmeal buttercream pies would be the ultimate cozy treat! They practically beg to be shared around a big fire, or just while standing around your kitchen talking about the day. Oh, a perfect end to...

Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip

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I tell ya, there’s nothing I love more about football season than the food! I wish I “got” the game, I really do, but part of me is too distracted by all the yummy goodies to bother learning. My friends may be busy cheering...

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk Cookie Bars

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Let’s kick off Monday with something a little sinful, shall we? My husband just left for 10 days and I could use a cookie. With holiday baking and hustle-bustle in my rearview mirror, it’s been a slower month for me in the kitchen and...

Skinny Baked Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese

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I may not be a mama just yet, but I do know how stubborn little ones can be about getting their veggies! After all, I was one of them. Sure, I’d force down some kind of green for dinner every night – and sometimes,...

Salted Caramel Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

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I tell ya, it seems as if this little girl already knows her flavor pairings – She’s got me craving sweet and salty everything like it’s goin’ out of style! It’s a wonder that these made it to the girls’ night I brought them...

Smoked Sausage, Spinach and White Bean Soup

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When I’m lacking motivation with dinnertime meals, I do a little shopping. Not at the grocery store or farmer’s market, though. I put my thinking cap on and go shopping in my cabinets! What emerged recently was a stockpile of the usual – diced...

3-Ingredient S’mores Cookie Bites

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Hoooooly Moses was it cold in Chicago! I don’t know how you Midwesterners do it, but I definitely tip my cap to you. Or rather, my fuzzy-warm winter hat! I lived in that thing over the weekend. Snowy walks, museum strolls, cozy brunches and...

Crispy Chicken Salad with Apples and Bacon

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This weekend, we’re in Chicago to visit family, celebrate a wedding, and gorge ourselves silly on the Windy City’s best grub. Let’s just put it this way… the next three days probably won’t involve much salad! Truth is, I do love a good heap...