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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French Onion Soup Cheese Ball

French Onion Soup Cheese Ball 1

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

10+ Perfect Breakfast Ideas for Christmas Morning Collage

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

Eggnog Muffins with Cranberry Filling 1

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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Cherry Almond Biscotti {Gluten-Free}

Cherry Almond Biscotti {Gluten-Free} 1

Gluten-Free Cherry Almond Biscotti are perfect for keeping on hand for those times when you want a little something sweet with your afternoon coffee or tea. We all play favorites, whether it’s on purpose or not. Sometimes it’s a favorite song or restaurant or flavor of ice cream. Sometimes it’s a favorite aunt, cousin, or pet. And sometimes it’s something as ordinary as a favorite baked good....

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Vanilla Bean Caramelized Pear Scones with Dark Chocolate Chunks

Vanilla Bean Caramelized Pear Scones with Dark Chocolate Chunks 1

These Vanilla Bean Caramelized Pear Scones with Dark Chocolate Chunks pair the sweet, floral flavor of pear with the complexity of dark chocolate for the perfect special occasion treat that comes together fast! After last year’s infamous Christmas Morning Scones, I knew I wouldn’t get away with not at least attempting to come up with another equally mind-blowing scone recipe. I had nothing particular in mind; no single ingredient I was dying to incorporate and no flavor profile I was trying to build. I let my mind wander, and as it did, my eyes came to rest on the bowl of pears on my counter. […]...

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10-Minute Sundried Tomato and Rosemary Fondue {Lactose-Free; Gluten-Free}

10-Minute Sundried Tomato and Rosemary Fondue {Lactose-Free; Gluten-Free} 1

This 10-Minute Sundried Tomato and Rosemary Fondue will be the hit of your holiday party! With how busy we all are this time of year, I know it’s tempting to avoid cooking. After all, if you can eat out or have a party catered you avoid having to cleanup too, which is a total perk. But I have a 10-minute (and one-pot!) appetizer or party food that will make you a rock star at your next holiday gathering....

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Two Potato Side Dishes for Holiday Entertaining

Two Potato Side Dishes for Holiday Entertaining

These two potato side dishes for holiday entertaining are perfect recipes if you want to slightly switch up a couple classic festive dishes! When it comes to holiday meals, the meat might be the main event (or at least what gets the most attention), but for me, the sides are the stars of the show. Give me a plate full of stuffing, mashed potatoes, candied yams, green beans almondine, and cranberry sauce and I’m a pretty happy girl. And the turkey itself is totally gravy....

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