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Cherry Revitalizer Smoothie + KitchenAid Stand Mixer + LeCreuset Dutch Oven Go Tart Giveaway

It’s amazing what the right smoothie can do. This one gives me energy and makes me feel refreshed and revitalized. Partly because it’s not a super sweet smoothie. I used¬†Montmorency tart...

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Quadruple Chocolate Soft Fudgy Pudding Cookies

My first foray into pudding cookies went so well that I wanted to try a chocolate version. So I did with four kinds of chocolate in one cookie. May as well...

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BLT Chopped Salad with Homemade Creamy Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

I’m probably the only person in the world who hates bacon, but I do. That’s just more for all you bacon lovers. Nearly all my life I’ve been either vegetarian or...

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Red Velvet Gooey Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are the softest, gooiest, moistest cookies I’ve ever had. I’ve made tons of soft and gooey things, but these truly take the cake and live up to their name. Since...

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Big Clusters Maple Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Granola

Storebought granola is the biggest ripoff of all time. Homemade is mindlessly easy, tastes infinitely better, is made-to-order, and oh yeah, it’s a fraction of the cost. My favorite kind of...

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Easy Buttermilk Waffles with Mixed Berry and Lemon Preserves

I may never make another pancake after making these waffles. They taste like pancake-house waffles, and are mindlessly easy to make. I don’t know why I haven’t made waffles in ages,...

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Skinny 105-Calorie Hot Chocolate + $500 Target Gift Card Giveaway

If you think it’s impossible to have a creamy, rich mug of hot chocolate for 105 calories, think again. I’m not talking about those sugar-free packets with the space-food mini marshmallows...

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Lightened Up Corn and Bean Quesadillas with Avocado-Mango-Chipotle Salsa

This is the type of meal that in a restaurant, if you’re not careful, could be a major diet de-railer. Fortunately, I’ve got a lightened up version that’s easy and ready...

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Red Velvet Chocolate-Swirled Brownie Bars

Red velvet fever has begun in advance of Valentine’s Day. It’s everywhere. Here’s my contribution. They’re in between a brownie and a bar. Not over-the-top chocolaty to give them true brownie...

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Vanilla Bean and Brown Sugar Caramelized Banana Jam

Sometimes my eyes are bigger than my stomach and I wind up with too many ripe bananas all at once. But when you just can’t make one more banana smoothie or...