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Sirloin Tip Roast (with mashed potatoes)

Oven Sirloin with roasted garlic Mashed Potatoes is a perfect dinner dish for you and your family any night of the week. Get a perfectly roasted juicy sirloin steak every time. If you’re wondering how to make a beef sirloin tip roast in the oven, look no further. This deliciously juicy roast is made perfectly …

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Street Carnitas (pulled pork tacos)

These Street Carnitas tacos tare filled with a cilantro lime slaw, avocado crema, and pickled onions. This recipe is super easy to make ahead of time and are perfect for Cinco de Mayo, celebrations, BBQs and more. Carnitas are a traditional way of making pulled pork. Our recipe for pulled pork uses special Mexican spices …

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Fudgy Lemon Brownies (with glaze)

Lemon dessert brownies or lemonies are thick and moist with an amazing sweet citrus flavor and topped with a refreshing lemon glaze. An effortless recipe, perfect for summer or any time of year. My family loves the sweet, bold lemon citrusy flavor of these moist lemon brownies. I recommend you give this simple recipe a …

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Copycat Starbucks Blueberry Muffins

Crazy for those streusel blueberry muffins at Starbucks? Well, these are even better, plus you can make a whole batch right at home. These Starbucks Copycat Blueberry Cinnamon Streusel Muffins are old-fashioned muffins that are tasteful and perfect for every occasion. The moist, fluffy, and tasteful blueberry muffins are super easy to make and are …

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Bang Bang Shrimp

Juicy fried shrimps served with sweet, spicy, and creamy bang bang sauce makes a delicious appetizer or main dish. The perfect Chinese appetizer, party food or family dinner. My family loves seafood and Chinese takeout. This easy recipe combines both with crispy, fried shrimp and an amazing Bonefish Grill-inspired Bang Bang Sauce. shrimp ingredients shrimp– …

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Cheesy Mexican Lasagna

Taco seasoned ground beef between cheesy layers of lasagna, tomatoes, black beans and corn topped with black olives, jalapeño and sour cream. My family absolutely loves Mexican cuisine and comfort foods, especially large, oven-baked dishes, like Doritos Casserole or Mexican Corn Casserole. With this simple recipe, you get both and it feeds us all week …

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Chili’s Southwest Egg Rolls (copycat recipe)

Chili’s Southwestern egg rolls are stuffed with seasoned shredded chicken and combined with cheese, corn, beans, red peppers and zesty lime juice. Fried to a crisp golden perfection and served with a creamy avocado ranch sauce. We just love grab and go meals, so I am constantly making these Chili’s Southwestern Egg Rolls ahead of …

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Jumbo Buttermilk Biscuits

These Jumbo Buttermilk Biscuits are a Southern delicacy and go perfectly with gravy, butter, honey or jam. The only biscuit recipe you’ll ever need. This is the ONLY biscuit recipe you’ll ever need, hands down. We make these biscuits for breakfast or dinner, with Southern White Gravy or as biscuit sandwiches on the go. They’re …

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Easy Cake Mix Donuts

Soft, delicious, bouncy cake mix donuts are baked and cooled then dipped in a sweet, smooth, vanilla glaze and topped with colorful crunchy sprinkles.  There’s nothing better than homemade donuts and this recipe is no exception. These mini donut cakes make perfect individual birthday party treats and feed a large group at kids’ parties. ingredients …

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Strawberry Cheesecake Rice Krispie Treats

Strawberry Cheesecake Rice Krispie Treats filled with pink candy melts, cream cheese, and gooey marshmallow butter. A perfect dessert treat for kids parties, potlucks or on the go. These strawberry cheesecake krispie treats are inspired by the original recipe, but filled with strawberry cream cheese flavors and they’re huge enough to satisfy sweet dessert cravings! …

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Copycat Olive Garden Shrimp Alfredo

Shrimp Alfredo from Olive Garden is popular for its creaminess and richness. Here is the thing! You don’t have to dine out to enjoy this amazing seafood pasta dish. This simple and easy shrimp Alfredo recipe is a perfect copycat of Olive Garden’s Shrimp Alfredo. It is just as tasteful, creamy, and rich as any …

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Panko Air Fryer Tenders

Make Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Tenders just as tasty as your favorite drive-thru. These versatile chicken strips are perfectly crunchy with panko, bread crumbs and parmesan coating. crunchy air fryer tenders This is my family’s go-to recipe for a healthier air fryer chicken alternative to takeout. I am definitely guilty of way too many drive-thru …

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Snickers Cheesecake

This Snickers Cheesecake has creamy layers of peanut butter and chocolate cheesecake baked atop a crunchy Oreo crust. Chopped snickers and peanuts are layered on top of the finished cheesecake then drizzled with smooth caramel for the final touch.  the perfect layered cheesecake This is the best Snickers Cheesecake. It’s all about the layers: peanut …

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Chili’s Cajun Chicken Pasta (copycat recipe)

This Cajun Chicken Pasta Chilis Copycat recipe is just as creamy and amazing as the restaurant version. Parmesan-crusted chicken breasts on a bed of creamy cajun pasta and a buttery sauce with bell peppers and mushrooms. tastes just like Chilis Cajun Chicken Pasta easy to make comfort food large enough to feed an entire family, …

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Baked Berry Custard

Thick, crisp tartlet dough is baked to a golden perfection then filled with a rich, sweet, vanilla custard and topped with handfuls of vibrant, fresh blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. These Berry Custard Tartlets are sure to impress at Springtime or Summer gatherings. beautiful berry custard tartlets These baked berry tartlets are inspired by my berry …

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Peach Pie with Crumble Topping

The ultimate flakey pie crust with an incredible, soft, sweet, cinnamon peach filling covered with a crispy, cinnamon brown sugar, crumble topping. Make this easy peach pie using a pre-made crust and canned or fresh peaches. peach pie with crumble topping My family absolutely loves fruity desserts. This peach crumble pie is so flavorful and …

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Easy Instant Pot Dulce de Leche Caramel

Dulce de leche, or sweet milk in Spanish, is the ultimate in rich, sweet dessert topping. Made with sweetened condensed milk, this dulce de leche caramel is easy to make right at home. what is dulce de leche? Dulce de leche is similar to caramel sauce, but made by boiling sweetened condensed milk. We love …

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Cracker Barrel Meatloaf Recipe

Air fryer or oven-made, this southern style meatloaf tastes just like Cracker Barrel’s. This delicious meatloaf is made with green peppers, Ritz Crackers, onion powder, eggs, mustard, and more for a sweet, tangy flavor. country style meatloaf is the best I make this southern-inspired meatloaf recipe at least once a month in our household. We …

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Sour Cream Donuts

Sour Cream (Old-Fashioned) Glazed doughnuts that taste precisely like a cake ones you’d get from your favorite donut shop! Perfectly sweet, sour cream doughnuts are fried creating a crisp, beautifully crackled exterior glaze that breaks into soft, dense, fluffy doughnuts. why cake-like doughnuts are the best These Old-Fashioned Sour Cream Doughnuts are the best sweet …

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Peach Bread with Canned Peaches

Soft, thick, lightly sweet bread packed with soft, chopped, canned peaches that add texture as well as moisture to this amazing loaf. Topped with a thin vanilla glaze, this peach bread is the perfect brunch treat. peach loaf with canned peaches This recipe is inspired by summer brunch in the south. The great thing about …

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Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars

Soft, creamy, smooth cheesecake is baked between two layers of crescent roll dough forming a wonderful cheesecake “sandwich”. The top is sprinkled with a sweet, cinnamon sugar mixture that adds a slight crisp texture as well as wonderful flavor.  sopapilla cheesecake bars the easy way Why you’ll love this recipe Crescent roll dough, cream cheese, …

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Hamburger Vegetable Soup (Instant Pot)

There’s nothing more comforting than this Hamburger Vegetable Soup made with peas, carrots, potatoes, and diced tomatoes in only 23 minutes! This quick and flavorful Instant Pot stew is the only comfort food you’ll ever need on cold winter evenings. the best hamburger vegetable soup My grandmother used to make this veggie beef soup and …

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Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

Delicious, filling, and hearty chicken soup loaded with velvety homemade dumplings and tender shredded chicken is the ultimate comfort food. Peas, carrots, celery and potatoes give this dish it’s full flavor; all in under 30 minutes of cook time! Chicken and dumplings are one of the best comfort food dinners. This recipe for Instant Pot …

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Peanut Butter Cheesecake (Nutter Butter Crust)

This Peanut Butter Cheesecake recipe made with Nutter Butter crust is the most delicious, velvety, dessert of your dreams. If you’re a peanut butter and cheesecake lover, you must try this easy, yet rich dessert. WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE Who doesn’t love peanut butter or cheesecake? This amazing recipe combines a crunchy, thick, sweet …

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Strawberry Muffins (Light & Fluffy)

These Fluffy Strawberry Muffins are the perfect grab and go breakfast, baked in under 30 minutes right at home. Simple ingredients like brown sugar, flour, butter, and vanilla combine for the ultimate on the go treat. Strawberry breakfast muffins are made with simple ingredients you probably already have on hand. These delicious, light, and scrumptious …

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Extra Cheesy Veggie Quesadilla (Easy!)

This easy vegetarian quesadilla is made with mushrooms, cheese, red pepper, garlic, onion and mozzarella. Sautéed veggies and avocado combine for the most flavorful Mexican, plant-based quesadilla exploding with melty cheese! YOU’LL LOVE THIS QUESADILLA If you’re looking for a delicious meatless Monday recipe, try this easy Mexican-inspired, cheese loaded, mushroom quesadilla. Our family loves …

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Southern-Style Lemon Pound Cake

This Southern-inspired lemon pound cake is flavored with lemon zest and lemon juice, is the ultimate dessert for lemon lovers. Drizzled with a sweet lemon cream cheese frosting and lemon glaze, your guests will devour this summery dessert in no time! why we love this recipe This lemony pound cake is the best dessert for …

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Easy Churro French Toast Rolls

These Churro French Toast Roll-Ups are a delightful, finger-friendly treat for breakfast or brunch that everyone will enjoy. These portable, and simple to prepare French Toast Roll Ups are filled with delectable Churro flavors, rolled in cinnamon sugar sweetness, sautéed till golden brown, and then dunked in dulce de leche. WHAT ARE CHURROS? Churros are …

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Crispy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These perfectly thin and crispy oatmeal raisin cookies have the rich flavor of traditional cookies and they’re a bit chewy on the inside. Made with quick oats, butter, raisins, and sugars, it’s hard to eat just one of these crispy, homemade, and utterly irresistible treats. crisp and soft on the inside What camp are you …

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Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki

This Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki is a delicious restaurant-style Chinese dinner since it has all the flavor without the calories of a traditional teriyaki chicken. This easy spin on Asian takeout staple is quick and simple to make at home in under 30 minutes. perfect sticky teriyaki chicken I typically eat Chinese at least once or …

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3- Layer Kahlua Chocolate Strawberry Cake

Tender, bouncy, airy chocolate cake layers are soaked in a sweet, Kahlua simple syrup for added moisture as well as additional Kahlua flavor. The cake is frosted with a thick, soft strawberry buttercream that perfectly balances and compliments the chocolate and kahlua flavors.  strawberry chocolate kaluah cake This is my family’s favorite Spring dessert. This …

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Baked Berry Cheesecake (Triple Berry)

To say this Baked Berry Cheesecake is full of berries is not enough. An amazing light-yet-rich creamy cheesecake filling, this decadent cheesecake is topped with a triple blend of berries: raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. Don’t get scared away by how many steps you see in the directions, this fruit-filled cheesecake is worth it. You can …

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The BEST Funfetti Sheet Cake Recipe

This light and fluffy vanilla Funfetti Sheet cake is a classic go-to for birthdays and it’s so delicious. It’s topped with a rich, sweet, and velvety handcrafted buttercream frosting and large enough to feed a crowd at birthday parties, holidays, and more. WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE I keep this recipe on hand for dessert …

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4- Ingredient Cake Mix Blueberry Muffins

When it comes to using boxed cake mix for more than just cake, you’ll be in for a big treat with these banana blueberry muffins! With just a few easy ingredients, you can whip up these delicious dairy-free muffins in no time. They’re perfect for a quick lunch or a quick breakfast on-the-go. Blueberry muffins …

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Classic Chicken Salad (Sweet & Tangy)

This is classic chicken salad is easy to make with only a few basic ingredients, like mayo, pecans, dijon, and brown sugar. It’s so simple and customizable to suit your taste preferences. This shredded chicken salad is the best traditional recipe for cookouts, Easter, appetizers and summer BBQs. WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE This shredded …

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Bourbon Glazed Pork Chops

These Bourbon Glazed Pork Chops are seared and baked, then drizzled with an irresistible maple glaze. This dish is worth a little extra effort and doesn’t require any breading. Roasted sweet potatoes, and a sweet and tangy maple bourbon glazed pork chop make the perfect dinner. the bourbon pork chop glaze is amazing This recipe …

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Creamy Lobster Ravioli Sauce

This easy, stovetop recipe for lobster ravioli sauce is creamy, buttery and rich. Drizzle this delicious sauce over silky ravioli for the ultimate Italian seafood feast. the best sauce for lobster ravioli What sauce goes with lobster ravioli? This sauce, of course! A little goes a long way with this cream sauce for lobster ravioli …

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Biscoff Fudge Roll (homemade candy)

This Biscoff Cookie-inspired pinwheel fudge is a no-bake, easy pinwheel dessert. Roll up and refrigerate this homemade candy for the ultimate holiday treat!  YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE… This recipe is inspired by my love of peanut butter roll candy (also known as potato candy) and cookie recipes.  While craving fudge for dessert one day, I …

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Decadent, sweet, Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake is loaded with mini chocolate chips with a rich, cream cheese buttercream frosting. Topped with a thin layer of chocolate ganache and swirls of frosting, this cake embodies the classic chocolate chip cookie in a soft, rich and delicious way.  the best triple layer cookie cake This cookie cake …

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Mexican Chicken Doritos Casserole (extra cheesy!)

Crunch your way into this cheesy, baked Mexican Chicken Doritos Casserole, which is loaded with chopped chicken, black beans, Rotel tomatoes, and cheese. This Mexican inspired dish is one of my personal favorites! Why this is the BEST Doritos casserole This Mexican-inspired Doritos casserole is easy to make ahead of time and requires little prep …

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Panda Express Sesame Chicken (copycat)

This sesame air fryer chicken is a great Panda Express substitute since it has all the flavor without the calories of a traditional sesame chicken. This healthier spin on a Chinese takeout staple, made with air-fried sesame chicken, is quick and simple to make at home. Served with crispy golden fried chicken and a sprinkle of …

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Air Fryer Bang Bang Chicken (Easy recipe!)

These crisp and juicy Asian bang bang chicken bites are made right in the air fryer and drizzled with a homemade creamy sweet chili mayo. The perfect appetizer for parties or for entertaining at home. The best part is this Chinese-style bang bang chicken is not fried. With the air fryer, you can achieve the …

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Oatmeal Whoopie Pies

These M&M monster oatmeal whoopie pies are a great way to use up any leftover candy. Or, make these for family fun nights and birthday parties! A dollop of smooth icing is sandwiched between each soft-baked oatmeal monster cookie for added delectability! Why you’ll love this recipe:  These monster oatmeal sandwiches have the perfect blend of vanilla, …

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Sweet Chili Wings (air fryer)

Football season is here! This sticky Thai Chicken Wing recipe is smothered in sweet Thai chili sauce with a sweet and spicy flavor. These Asian-inspired air fryer wings are excellent for game days, parties, or a quick meal with minimal clean up. Expect the tastiest, crispy wings ever. Grab a wet nap; things will get sticky. Wing …

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Melted Snowman Cookies (Cute + Easy Recipe)

These delicious snowman holiday dessert cookies are the perfect wintery treat to wow! Simple, homemade ingredients, including marshmallows and colorful m&ms make for a merry season. I always make these delicious melted snowman cookies and Christmas light cookies for my family right around the holidays. Needless to say, kids love this easy dessert cookie. Recommended …

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Christmas Light Cookies (with M&M’s)

Make these delicious Christmas light cookies for the cutest holiday dessert treat. Made with simple, homemade ingredients for sugar cookies and m&m’s. Bet you can’t just have one! Every year I make these scrumptious Christmas light cookies and Oreo Cookie Cheesecake for my family and friends. As a mom and a teacher, let me tell …

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Easy Pumpkin Turnovers (in the Air Fryer!)

On busy mornings, I love making Air Fryer Bagel Boats, air fryer Pumpkin Spice French Toast and these simple turnovers. Who doesn’t love a simple and delicious quick pumpkin breakfast? If you’re not into baking an entire pumpkin pie, this air fryer dessert recipe is definitely for you! When it comes to pumpkin recipes, I …

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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pancakes (Easy!)

Whip up these scrumptious gluten-free pumpkin pancakes in 30 minutes for the perfect fall treat. Top with syrup, icing or whipped cream and serve with a tall glass of milk!  This easy pumpkin pancake recipe is inspired by my love of autumn breakfasts, like my pumpkin turnovers and Pumpkin Spice French Toast (Air-fryer). Not only …

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Cinnamon Roll Apple Cobbler (2-ingredients!)

Cinnamon rolls and apple pie filling combine to make this amazingly simple cinnamon roll apple cobbler. This breakfast-dessert dish has only 2 ingredients and it’s perfect for lazy mornings. Who doesn’t love a good cobbler for dessert? You can enjoy it hot out of the oven or cold from the fridge. It’s perfect for breakfast, …

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Sugar Free Sweet Potato Brownies

These delicious plant-based sweet potato fudge brownies are a real treat any time of the year. Fuel up on healthy, dairy-free, sugar-free, and gluten-free ingredients while indulging in this gooey vegan chocolate dessert. In my family, we love dessert and treats. These days, I’m forever searching for healthy desserts for my family and I love …

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Air Fryer Turnovers (cherry+apple)

The perfect breakfast isn’t complete without these easy air fryer cherry and apple turnovers. They’re easy to make and whip up in less than 20 minutes! On busy mornings, I love making breakfast with my air fryer. My family gobbles up Air Fryer Bagel Boats, Pumpkin Spice French Toast , apple cobbler, bananas, and these …

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Pumpkin Spice French Toast (Air-fryer)

The perfect autumn breakfast isn’t complete without these easy air fryer pumpkin spice French toast sticks. They’re easy to make and whip up in less than 15 minutes! On dewey autumn mornings, I love making pumpkin french toast and churro french toast rolls. Nothing compares to sweet breakfasts like air fryer pumpkin fritters, turnovers and …

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Honey Bun Bread Pudding (Easy + Baked)

Honeybun bread pudding is a family favorite in my household. This easy breakfast-dessert is the perfect combination of sweet and cinnamon. Serve with a tall glass of milk for your next large gathering or brunch! There’s nothing better than baking in bulk- the easy way, and this honey bun bread pudding is the perfect bake-ahead …

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Pumpkin Fritters {cinnamon + sugar}

These light and fluffy pumpkin fritters are great for breakfast, brunch, or a simple dessert! This simple homemade fritter recipe is the best for cozy autumn mornings, served with coffee. If a funnel cake and a pumpkin got married, these fritters would be the result of that union. The texture is light, fluffy and sweet, …

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Simple Apple Cinnamon Galette (easier than pie!)

Looking for a simple, yet fancy recipe? Try this scrumptious apple galette made with pantry staples before your next holiday gathering. Who doesn’t love simple apple dessert? I’m forever making apple cobblers, bread pudding, and more. What is a galette? A galette is easier to make than traditional pie because it’s flat. Galettes have their …

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Pumpkin Cookie Bites (4-ingredients!)

I make these easy chocolate chip pumpkin cookie bites for treat bags and Thanksgiving snacks. Made with just a few simple ingredients (cookie mix + butter + frosting). I make these simple treats for Halloween parties and friendly autumn gatherings with leftover pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Just like our pumpkin fritters, they’re simple to make …

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Easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (3-ingredients!)

These simple chocolate chip cookies are so easy with only 3 ingredients: Chocolate chip cookie mix, pumpkin purée, and butter. No time for holiday baking? No problem. Easy holiday treats, like my pumpkin bread pudding and Oreo pumpkin blondies, had me thinking about other ways to use pumpkin purée. Turns out, it’s easy to add …

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Golden Oreo Pumpkin Blondies (Easy!)

These scrumptious golden Oreo pumpkin blondies can be served after dinner or as a holiday treat. We like to take them to Halloween and Thanksgiving parties. Nothing says autumn like a nice, rich pumpkin dessert. I often make Oreo cheesecake, no-bake pumpkin cheesecake, and pumpkin cookies for holiday gatherings. Ingredients for pumpkin Oreo blondies To …

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Instant Pot Apple Bread Pudding (fail-proof!)

I make this Instant Pot apple bread pudding for special occasions and holidays. It’s an easy, yet decadent dessert inspired by the NOLA favorite and Thanksgiving. Simple apple desserts are one of my favorite things for autumn holidays. Plus, it doesn’t get much easier than Instant Pot desserts. Bread pudding in the instant pot? Yes, …

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Easy Halloween Party Fudge {3- ingredients}

This easy 20- minute Halloween fudge is made with a few ingredients and tastes like a vanilla fudge. This spooky dessert is perfect for treat bags, parties, and more! I love making simple recipes, like orange poke cake or no bake cheesecake for the Fall holidays and it’s even better around Halloween. With these gorgeous …

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Simple Tomato Galette (with Mozzarella)

Looking for a simple, yet fancy recipe? Try this scrumptious galette made with pantry staples before your next gathering. What is a galette? A galette is easier to make than traditional pie because it’s flat. Galettes have their origin in France and date back centuries. Most are open pies/tarts with fruit filling (like apple), but …

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Air Fryer Bagel Boats (EASY omelette bites!)

Save time with these simple air fryer bagel boats, perfect for preparing breakfast for the week ahead. Cooks in less than 10 minutes and freezes easily! This simple air fryer recipe is my go-to for Sunday meal preps and inspired by Happy Kids Kitchen. I have made air fryer garlic bread, so I thought, why …

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Instant Pot Pumpkin Bread Pudding (EASY!)

Bread pudding is so easy to make in the instant pot. Simple set the timer and go about your holiday cooking. The most effortless holiday dessert with decadent toppings! Bread pudding in the instant pot? Absolutely, and I can’t believe I didn’t try this recipe sooner. It’s the easiest and my favorite effortless holiday dessert …

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Sweet Potato Muffins {Cinnamon + Brown Sugar}

These dairy-free sweet potato muffins are the perfect make-ahead treat for autumn. Try for breakfast with a hot cup of coffee or as a yummy dessert. When I think of cold, autumn mornings, my mind wanders to these sweet potato muffins for a healthy breakfast with morning coffee. And, if I’m in a rush to …

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Chamango (Chamoy+Mango Smoothie)

A Mexican-inspired tropical treat; enjoy a Mangonada smoothie right at home in your kitchen with a few easy ingredients. What’s a mangonada? A chamango mangonada (mango-nada) is a sweet/ spicy Mexican dish that became popular in the US after 2010. It is traditionally served with fresh or frozen mangoes, chamoy, mango puree/sorbet, and chili lime …

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No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars (20 min. prep!)

I make these no bake pumpkin cheesecake bars for every Thanksgiving party I attend and they’re quite a hit! A simple, no-fail recipe with creamy fall flavors. This recipe was inspired by my love of all things pumpkin bread, silky smooth dessert, and cheesecakes, I wanted to find a way to make an easy pumpkin …

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Easy Dunkaroo Dip (Adult “Drunkaroos”)

Our favorite old school sprinkled snack Dunkaroo dip is back with this new boozy homemade version. Add in some vodka for adult drunkaroos and you’ve got the best party dip with that 90’s nostalgic charm. I just love an easy desert recipe, everything from Oreo cheesecakes to chocolate dump cake– if it’s easy to make, …

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Oreo Cheesecake (Instant Pot)

This decadent Instant Pot Oreo cheesecake is fail-proof! An Oreo drip cheesecake, pressure cooked in under 30 minutes! It’s the perfect recipe anyone can make and looks amazing. This easy recipe was inspired by my Snickers cheesecake, creamy peanut butter cheesecake and Instant Pot favorites, such as my chocolate cherry dump cake. what you’ll need …

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White Chocolate Blueberry Cookies

White Chocolate blueberry cookies are a deliciously red, white and blue dessert cookies made with oats, white chocolate chips, cranberries, and dried blueberries. These oatmeal cookies are inspired by my favorite old-fashioned oatmeal cookie recipe and can be made in less than 30 minutes. The perfect red, white and blue cookie! I often take cookies …

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Sweet and Salty Brownies {pretzels + potato chips}

The perfect blend of sweet and salty, these brownies will melt in your mouth. Gooey deliciousness perfect on the go or for a fun party treat!  Recommended Ingredients:  This recipe is easily made with only a few ingredients. I suggest using the following ingredients to get the best brownies out of this recipe. Which potato …

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Instant Pot Tomato Soup {Quick, Thick, Homestyle}

This hearty tomato soup is fast and easy, made with fresh carrots and canned tomatoes, right in the Instant Pot. Try this thick and delicious soup as creamy or traditional-style.  Is tomato soup healthy? Yes, tomatoes contain lycopene, a powerful antioxidant linked to health benefits. You wouldn’t know it’s so healthy because there’s so much …

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Instant Pot Chicken Rice Soup {in only 7 Minutes!}

This super easy Instant Pot chicken and rice soup is a healthy, low-calorie dinner bursting with flavor. Try this old-fashioned recipe that pressure cooks in only 7 minutes! How do I prepare instant pot chicken rice soup?  The great thing about this easy soup is it’s made in one pot, so it’s a super convenient …

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Easy Instant Pot Broccoli Soup {Creamy+Cheesy}

This easy Instant Pot broccoli soup is made with sautéed onions, chicken stock, cream, and broccoli for a quick and easy comfort food. Make this simple and yummy dish right at home in your pressure cooker. How do I prepare instant pot broccoli soup? This is a delicious and easy comfort food, like my Southern …

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5-Ingredient Air Fryer Calamari {light and crisp}

Try this easy, 5-ingredient air fryer calamari recipe as delicious appetizer or weeknight dinner idea. No need to deep fry with this crunchy, Asian-inspired calamari recipe! How to make air fryer calamari This healthy, air fryer battered calamari recipe has only 3 basic steps:  Add calamari and peppers to a large bowl. Pour on whisked …

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Easy Air Fryer Tilapia (Flakey, Parmesan Crusted)

This easy air fryer tilapia can be made 3 different ways: with breading, grilled and with simple seasonings for a healthy recipe. The ultimate simple recipe for flakey fish flavor without having to deep fry. Why you’ll love this recipe Air Fryer Tilapia is rich with crisp parmesan crust and the absolute best air fryer …

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Easy Instant Pot Cherry Chocolate (Dump Cake)

It’s so easy to make this Instant Pot chocolate dump cake with cherry pie filling right in your pressure cooker. Follow along to make this effortlessly sinful dessert. What’s a dump cake?  A dump cake is traditionally made in the crock pot or slow cooker, but this recipe calls for the cake to be cooked …

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Instant Pot Chili Mac and Cheese (one-pot)

This Instant pot chili Mac and cheese recipe is a simple and easy weeknight dinner you can whip up in no time right in your electric pressure cooker or Instant Pot. The BEST Instant Pot Chili Mac This recipe is my family’s go-to weeknight recipe, right alongside comfort food favorites like meatloaf. it’s effortless because …

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Fried Potatoes and Onions

These Country Fried Potatoes and onions are the best skillet potatoes you’ll ever try! They’re pan-fried, golden brown, smothered and pack lots of crisp flavor! Why you’ll love fried potatoes and onions  I often serve these with a hearty dinner recipe, like my maple bourbon-glazed pork chops, or chicken drumsticks. Southern-style recipe: a classic side …

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Easiest Instant Pot Chicken Fricassee

Instant Pot Chicken Fricassee (fricase de pollo in the instant pot) is a hearty, tomato-sauce-based, Cuban-style chicken stew that’s sure to be a comfort food hit with the entire family. What is Fricassee de Pollo? Fricasse (French) translates to a cooking method which combines sautéing and stewing. And, pollo simply translates to chicken. Now, let’s …

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Instant Pot Tuna Casserole (one pot!)

This easy, Instant Pot Tuna Casserole is my comfort go-to during the busy workweek. Made with creamy noodles, frozen peas and carrots, and cream of mushroom soup, this is the absolute best tuna casserole out there. Why you’ll love this recipe My favorite thing about this comforting, thick and creamy tuna noodle casserole is it’s …

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How to Make Gravy with Bacon Grease (Easy Recipe)

This easy-to-make recipe for country breakfast bacon gravy is perfect served with biscuits, home fries, bacon and eggs. This bacon gravy recipe is homemade and delicious. what is bacon gravy? bacon gravy is a white, homestyle country gravy recipe You may be wondering, can you make gravy with bacon? Learning how to make bacon gravy …

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