Easy Turkey or Chicken Masala Wraps

Easy Turkey or Chicken Masala Wraps 1

Easy Turkey or Chicken Masala Wraps are a delicious recipe to transform leftovers into a completely new meal! I don’t consider myself a food snob at all. My go-to meal when nothing sounds good is a humble egg (preferably fried, runny yolk) with roasted vegetables, or a big pile of salad greens topped with whatever leftovers I can find in the fridge....

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Gluten-Free Cherry Almond Cake with Rosemary Vanilla Bean Buttercream {A Downton Abbey-Inspired Wedding Cake}

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Gluten-Free Cherry Almond Cake with Rosemary Vanilla Bean Buttercream makes a lovely winter cake that’s fit for a simple wedding, or simply dessert for a family supper. Note that this post is not sponsored in any way, nor is it affiliated with Downton Abbey! It is dedicated to Downton fans, as well as all fans of cake. Does that just about cover everyone? ;) Love in many forms comes and goes, a fact of life that we’ve seen over and over again in Downton Abbey. There’s been a lot of heartbreak on this show; Sybil and Tom Branson, Edith and Michael Gregson, Mary and Matthew, […]...

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Paleo Flatbread

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Look no further for versatile grain-free and gluten-free Paleo Flatbread that satisfies like regular bread! There are just some times when nothing less than bread will do. Yeah, lettuce leaves work great as wraps, vegetable hash is pretty good at soaking up runny egg yolks, and it’s even true that veggies can make a mean garlic bread. But, being a little picky sometimes (or at least knowing what I want), there are times when I just want bread....

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Cheesy Western Omelet {Lactose-Free; Gluten-Free}

Cheesy Western Omelet {Lactose-Free; Gluten-Free} 1

A Cheesy Western Omelet makes a delicious meal any time of day. The thing about eggs that is simultaneously fabulous and frustrating is that they’re best served right away. (Of course there are exceptions to every rule, and the one that immediately comes to mind with eggs is hard-boiled! But you get the idea.) Scrambled eggs wait for no one, and likewise, the runny yolk of a perfectly poached egg suddenly becomes a lot less appealing once cold. Omelets are no different because let’s face it, eggs generally just don’t reheat well....

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Detox Roasted Delicata Squash, Pardina Lentil, and Kale Salad with Maple-Pear Balsamic Vinaigrette {Vegan}

Detox Roasted Delicata Squash, Pardina Lentil, and Kale Salad with Maple-Pear Balsamic Vinaigrette {Vegan} 1

My vegan Detox Roasted Delicata Squash, Pardina Lentil, and Kale Salad with Maple-Pear Balsamic Vinaigrette is as delicious as it is healthy! Happy New Year, dear Readers! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and took the opportunity to nourish your body and also indulge when you wanted to (life is too short not to enjoy it, am I right?). I’m guessing you’re probably all sugared out and perhaps a bit tired of eating such rich foods…and hopefully ready for some veggie-laden lighter dishes! Let’s start with this salad, which is a full meal in itself....

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French Onion Soup Cheese Ball

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This French Onion Soup Cheese Ball makes a great party appetizer! When it comes to appetizers in general and cheese balls in particular, I’m of the mind that flavors should be big and bold. Go big or go home, right?...

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10+ Perfect Breakfast Recipe Ideas for Christmas Morning

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These 10+ Perfect Breakfast Recipe Ideas for Christmas Morning are sure to make any holiday morning merry and bright. In my family, Christmas morning brings homemade eggnog lattes, carols humming softly in the background, and the cheery twinkle of lights on the tree. The same twinkle is reflected in children’s eyes as they wake up before the sun does to check out what Santa left them, and it’s also reflected in my mom’s voice as she reads us the Christmas Story. To me, it’s the making of new memories that means the most....

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Eggnog Muffins with Cranberry Filling

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This recipe for Eggnog Muffins with Cranberry Filling is a great way to satisfy a sweet tooth when you’re in the mood for something festive! Mike sometimes talks about taking a Christmas vacation to somewhere warm, but I have trouble getting behind that idea. I need cold, preferably snowy weather to feel festive. Growing up in Buffalo, our Christmases were usually white. Not that it was ever a sure thing (because some years we did end up with a mucky brown Christmas!), but it was definitely more likely to be white there than it is here in the DC area....

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Harissa-Spiced Roasted Root Vegetable Medley Salad with Sweet-Spicy Date Vinaigrette

Harissa-Spiced Roasted Root Vegetable Medley Salad with Sweet-Spicy Date Vinaigrette 1

The flavors of this festive Harissa-Spiced Roasted Root Vegetable Medley Salad with Sweet-Spicy Date Vinaigrette are perfectly balanced. So…that’s really what you want as your Christmas gift?, Mike asked me dubiously. Yes. You know how much I love the Russian ballet, I replied with an ear-to-ear grin after telling him that I wanted to go see The Nutcracker with him. Judging by the look on his face, I might as well have asked him to find me the Holy Grail or to lasso me the moon. Such is the difference between men and women, lol....

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Jewel-Toned Sweet and Savory Basmati Rice Pilaf with Pomegranate

Jewel-Toned Sweet and Savory Basmati Rice Pilaf with Pomegranate 1

Jewel-Toned Sweet and Savory Basmati Rice Pilaf with Pomegranate is an impressive-looking side dish that’s easy to make and pairs well with just about anything! I grew up with traditional holiday side dishes like mashed potatoes, stuffing, candied yams, and green bean casserole. They were ubiquitous at every holiday dinner, and I (more or less) enjoyed them all. These are the classics that, for me, harken back to my first holiday memories, so they’ll always feel special, but now I’m ready for a little bit of a change. Or at the very least, I’m ready to incorporate a couple fresh new side dish ideas into […]...

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