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14 Best Cheesecake Recipes for Any Occasion

What is Cheesecake? Cheesecake, the ultimate baked dessert. A great way to end any holiday meal or any meal really. If you’ve been surfing the web to find the perfect cheesecake to make for an upcoming occasion then you have definitely landed on the right page! Now, if you don’t know what cheesecake is, well, it’s a baked creamy dessert that is usually made with cheese, eggs, and sugar which …

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The Whole30 Program and What You Need to Know

What is Whole30? Whole30 is, for lack of a better word, a “diet” that focuses on an individual’s relationship with food. The Whole30 program was developed by entrepreneur and author Melissa Hartwig Urban. Melissa is the co-founder and CEO of Whole30. Most recently, Whole30 has partnered with supermarkets like Thrive Market to develop and market salad dressings and dips that are Whole30 compliant. The Whole30 program eliminates a series of …

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Best Homemade Brownies

Have you been searching for the perfect homemade brownie recipe? You can stop here. This recipe for fudgy brownies will stop the endless search for brownie recipes that fail every time. I promise you that you will not be disappointed this time. And like always, I’ve got a secret ingredient that will make these extra moist and delicious. But, you need to keep reading. Unlike other homemade brownie recipes that …

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Easy Baked Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Bell Peppers These Baked Stuffed Peppers are savory, rich and will have you reaching for seconds, and thirds. And, if you have ever stood in front of the refrigerator and wondered what to make for dinner for the family, well, this recipe for baked Stuffed Bell Peppers will have your problem solved. These stuffed bell peppers will be a winner for dinner every time. Make them once and these …

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Easy Bolognese Sauce Recipe (Whole30)

Bolognese Sauce (Whole30) – The Ultimate Tomato Sauce Bolognese sauce has got to be the most decadent of a tomato meat sauce. But don’t worry, it’s not as hard to make as you might think. Not only is this Bolognese sauce recipe thick and tasty, but it is also Whole30 compliant. This sauce is the perfect compliment to top a spaghetti squash or as a filling to zucchini boats or …

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Easy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup (Whole30, Paleo)

Butternut Squash If you are walking through your supermarket and you notice that there is an abundance of squash, it’s probably fall.  The best time to make Butternut Squash Soup. But, you take one look at the squash, and you think what would I do with it? How does it taste? How do I roast it? And what’s the difference between all the different types of squash. Well, in this …

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5 Fool-Proof Grain Bowl Combinations to Keep on Rotation

What makes grain bowl combinations the perfect meal? While a home-cooked meal will always sound appetizing to eat, preparing it isn’t as exciting. Whether it’s waiting for the sauce to marinate or the meat to finish up in the pressure cooker, cooking can sometimes feel like a chore with all the complicated recipes out there. Thankfully, you don’t have to resort to Postmates, Skip the Dishes, Uber Eats or other …

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Healthy Baked Doughnuts

Homemade Healthy Baked Doughnuts These Healthy Baked Doughnuts are a great option if you want a healthier option to a sinful fried dessert. These Baked Donuts will make you forget that doughnuts were every fried to begin with. I have no other words to use than OMG!  You know that moment you sink your teeth into food and say, wow, I can’t believe I made this, it tastes so good! …

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Easy Stuffed Balsamic Chicken Breast

Stuffed Balsamic Chicken Breast Don’t know what to make tonight? This Easy Stuffed Balsamic Chicken Breast will be a winner whether you are making it for lunch or dinner. Hey that rhymes!  I’m not a gourmet cook, but I love to experiment and use new ingredients to create or re-invent meals. This stuffed balsamic chicken breast is filled with cheese, tomatoes and sweet basil and cooked in a sweet balsamic …

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18 Amazingly Good Homemade Ice Cream, Gelato and Sorbet Recipes

If you are looking for that perfect frozen dessert to make, you have definitely come to the right place. Today, I’m sharing with you Ice Cream, Gelato and Sorbet recipes that will wow your family. Don’t worry if you don’t have an ice cream maker. Some of these desserts can be made without one. Just look for the recipes that indicate that they are no churn. Ice Cream vs. Gelato …

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Quick and Easy Rigatoni with Garbanzo Beans and Kale

Rigatoni with Garbanzo Beans and Kale This healthy Rigatoni with Garbanzo Beans and Kale makes the perfect supper when you are in a hurry and have no clue what to make.  Rich in protein and made with a few staples you’ve got hidden in your pantry, this Rigatoni with Chickpeas and Kale will turn the hungry into happy satisfied peeps! Tips and Tricks to Making Rigatoni with Garbanzo Beans and Kale …

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Easy Torrone (Nougat) Ice Cream Recipe (No Churn)

Torrone (Nougat) Ice Cream This recipe for Torrone (Nougat) Ice Cream is exactly like the one you buy at the corner ice cream parlor!  Make it once and you will not be able to resist putting it down.  I guarantee that you will have dreams about this ice cream. Torrone or also referred to as Nougat which is a hard candy that is usually eaten at holidays like Christmas or …

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Healthy and Creamy Ricotta Pancakes

Creamy Ricotta Pancakes If you like pancakes then you will  absolutely LOVE these Healthy  Creamy Ricotta Pancakes.  Made with wholesome ingredients, these Creamy Ricotta Pancakes make a great breakfast idea for you and the whole family. Serve these delicious bundles of joy with a dollop of butter and your favorite maple syrup! Tips and Tricks to Making these Creamy Ricotta Pancakes What is Ricotta Cheese? Ricotta Cheese and Cottage Cheese …

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5 Step Raspberry Swirl White Chocolate Homemade Ice Cream

Fool Proof Ice Cream Don’t you wish you could make the perfect homemade ice cream? In 2017 I purchased an ice cream maker. I know, you’re probably thinking ugh!!! Another small appliance to clean. Why? Well, the only response I have to that is that creativity sometimes requires you to expand the tools you currently have on hand. For a little while, I experimented with recipes until I perfected the …

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Simple 6 Ingredient Creamy Homemade Chocolate Gelato

Homemade Chocolate Gelato This creamy homemade chocolate gelato is made with 5 ingredients and will be the creamiest homemade gelato you have every made. If you don’t like chocolate, no worries, you can swap out the cocoa in this recipe for a 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract and make a creamy vanilla homemade gelato. And, it doesn’t stop there.  There are so many other different flavors of gelato like: pistachio, …

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4 Step Fall Off the Bone BBQ Ribs

Fall Off the Bone Pork Back Ribs Who can resist Pork Back Ribs in a tangy barbecue sauce that just fall of the bone?  Today I’m sharing with you a recipe for baked Fall Off the Bone BBQ Ribs in 4 easy steps. Now I can’t take credit for this recipe one hundred percent. The idea of putting together this recipe on paper came to me by two of my …

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Tender Meatloaf with Red Wine Tomato Sauce

Meatloaf with Red Wine Tomato Sauce. This Meatloaf with Red Wine Tomato Sauce is the most tender meatloaf I have every made.  The red wine tomato sauce brings such tang to this meatloaf that it not only intensifies the meatloaf but brings moisture to the dish. Up until now, I had never made a meatloaf. Ok, I made one long time ago, but it was so dry I couldn’t bare …

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Easy Pasta With Carbonara Sauce

Pasta al Carbonara Pasta with a Carbonara Sauce is a great alternative if your are tired of having pasta with tomato sauce.  Made with a few simple ingredients that are in your fridge right now, this Pasta Carbonara will be a winner at dinner tonight! There have been times, when I have stood in front of the fridge and stove and wondered – what am I going to eat or …

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Simple Garlic Sauteed Rapini (Broccoli Rabe)

Sauteed Rapini (Broccoli Rabe) Sundried Tomatoes, Garlic and Kalamata Olives make this dish for Sauteed Broccoli Rabe (Rapini) a hit. This Sauteed Rapini (Broccoli Rabe) with Garlic is the perfect side if your are looking for something different from the regular broccoli or spinach you make. This is one of my all time favorite recipes for Sauteed Garlic (Broccoli Rabe).  My mom made this leafy green growing up but I …

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16 Refreshing Summer Drinks to Make for a Party

Refreshing Summer Drinks For Your Next Party There is no need to worry about what type of summer drinks you are going to make for your next birthday party, luncheon or backyard barbecue. Why? Because I’ve done the leg work for you. I’ve got 16 summer drinks for you to consider in today’s article ranging from alcoholic to mocktails and from non-alcoholic to caffeinated drinks. There is a drink in …

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