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Italian Christmas Cookies

Man, oh man… I love holiday baking. Seriously, November and December are months of pure heavenly bliss. If I could bottle the aroma of kitchens around the country in late fall and early winter, I would be a millionaire. Holiday baking is as good as it gets, and Christmas cookies are darn near the top of the list. As you’re planning your holiday baking festivities, give this recipe for Italian Christmas cookies a try. Traditionally called “anginette,” these cookies are absolutely yummy! (There are several other traditional names as well, like “sciamellis.”) You often find them flavored with anise...

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Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

This Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is lusciously creamy and loaded with chunks of chicken, great veggies and wonderful wild rice mix! This is Comfort Food at its Best! Soup is easily one of my favorite dishes. I love it year-round. Even in the heat of summer, I often have a pot of soup cooking on my stove. And this love for soup isn’t just a passion for one specific kind—I’m a fan of all kinds. I love thick, cheesy soups. I love hearty chicken noodle soups. I love vegetable soups, meaty chili, and whatever else I can get my...

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Beef Barley Soup

When people think of a hearty beef and barley soup, they often think of Grandma’s house. My Grandma always served the best comfort food! Delicious warm bowls of soup, hot gooey casseroles, fresh baked cookies…… This Beef Barley Soup is just like the wonderful comfort food she served. It’s a good old fashioned soup made with homey, easy to find ingredients, and it comes together to taste like so much more! It makes a hearty one dish meal that my family loves all year round, but especially  when there’s a chill in the air. It will warm you up from head...

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

I consider myself something of a baking ninja. By this I mean I can sneak ingredients—yes, especially vegetables—into a variety of dishes, ensuring my family gets their daily greens. We all know picky eaters, the kind of people who won’t touch a dish that has vegetables in it on principle. That’s why we baking ninjas have to exist. And that’s why this recipe for chocolate zucchini cake is undeniably one of my favorites. The zucchini called for in this recipe helps to make the cake incredibly moist (if you know how delicious and moist chocolate zucchini bread is, then...

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PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps

PF Changs Lettuce Wraps~this super easy copycat recipe is unbelievably delicious, healthy and ready in 20 minutes!  I love Copycat recipes. They’re seriously one of my favorite things out there. They do so much good for a family. They reduce the cost of eating out, and allow you to make a restaurant dish healthier and oftentimes tastier. This copycat recipe for PF Chang’s lettuce wraps is one of the best I’ve found out there. It accomplishes the goal of tasting just like the original, restaurant version, while simultaneously allowing you to experiment and make the dish fresher, healthier, cheaper for...

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