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Appetizers, Snacks

Prosciutto-Wrapped Dates

These dates wrapped in a piece of salty prosciutto are the perfect combination of sweet and salty. They serve great as a snack on the go or a party appetizer. There’s many ways you could customize these. I’ve seen other recipes that include stuffing the dates with an almond, goat cheese (if your diet includes […]

Meal Prep, Poultry

Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Boats

Why does buffalo sauce taste so good on… well, everything? Including these buffalo chicken spaghetti squash boats! They’re spicy, full of veggies, and easy to make in bulk to meal prep. I spent the afternoon meal prepping my breakfasts and lunches for the next few days of work. Now, I sit here drinking a glass […]

Sauces

Homemade Mayonnaise (Paleo, Whole30)

After realizing how quick and easy it is to make homemade mayo (and how much BETTER it tastes) I will never buy store bought again! All you need is an immersion blender, a few ingredients, and a couple minutes to make the most delicious and creamy mayonnaise. One thing I’ve learned on my journey to […]

Pork

Instant Pot Pork Shanks

These Instant Pot pork shanks are easier and quicker than traditional methods. They are fall-off-the-bone, savory, and hearty. Best of all, this recipe is made with super clean ingredients and husband-approved! I’ve been looking for different ways to use my new Instant Pot (thanks hubby for my Christmas gift!) and when I came across these […]

Dessert

Cayenne & Sea Salt Chocolate Candy

Set your Valentine’s heart on fire with these spicy chocolate candies! These little flavor bombs (pun intended) pack a surprising kick provided by cayenne pepper. Wait, cayenne pepper and chocolate?? Yes, you read that right! Trust me, they’re delicious. I have a serious addiction to anything spicy and one of my favorite flavor combinations is […]

Dessert

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Chocolate-covered strawberries are basically the mascot of Valentine’s Day. I mean, is it really even Valentine’s Day without them? You could shell out $50+ dollars and buy them pre-made for your Valentine, but they’re so much cheaper and easy to make yourself. Whether it be your “Gal”-entine ladies, a secret crush, spouse, or co-workers these […]

Seafood

Pecan-Crusted Salmon w/ Lemon Dill Aioli

This one is reminiscent of a childhood favorite for me. My mom used to make a dish that involved slathering a piece of salmon with ranch dressing and toping it with crushed pistachios before baking in the oven. The result was a deliciously unexpected creamy-crusty flavor combination and I used to BEG her to make […]

Vegetables/Sides

Mashed Butternut Squash

Can we ever have enough fall vegetables to turn into creamy, delicious “mashes?” My vote is no! I’m always looking for inventive and easy ways to include fall vegetables in my cooking. Butternut squash is a fall staple and in my opinion, it has a more subtle sweetness than a sweet potato which lends itself […]