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Nealy preparing spaghetti squash

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In case you aren’t yet familiar with cooking this versatile vegetable, spaghetti squash has captured the attention of health conscious foodies (like me!) and summer is the perfect time to experiment with this fun, easy and delicious veggie. For those of you seeking healthier alternatives to traditional pasta, spaghetti squash is perhaps my favorite stand-in, […]

Sensational Spaghetti Squash: A Showcase of Scrumptious Recipes


pink frosted sugar cookies

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I have to be honest. I’m mostly drawn to these gluten-free pink frosted sugar cookies for one superficial reason — their looks. I tend to love serving pretty things. The brilliant addition of freeze-dried raspberries to the buttercream frosting adds both depth of flavor and a vibrant, candy-pink hue that is so pretty on the […]

Pink Frosted Sugar Cookies


chocolate-covered toffee matzo

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Hello Passover! And just like that, it’s the holiday where we abstain from bread and grains and eat protein, veggies, and matzo instead! Matzo recipes abound, and they are usually the kind of recipe that you follow once a year and basically never again, but what I’m about to share will change that. This is […]

Chocolate-Covered Toffee Matzo


perfect steak searing

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Achieving the perfect sear on a steak is a culinary triumph worth mastering. With just a few key steps, you can cook a steak to remember and crave! Firstly, protect your hands with gloves, not only guarding against aging but also preserving your manicure. Then, grab a cheap or an opened bottle of red wine […]

The Art of Perfect Steak Searing: A Quick Guide


baby gem chicken salad

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Raising four kids, I have always searched for ways to repurpose leftovers for my discerning little diners. This baby gem chicken salad is a fantastic way to utilize your chicken leftovers, but in my household, this salad has become a coveted favorite in its own right (outside of being a leftover solution!). Lately, I even […]

Baby Gem Chicken Salad with Mango Balsamic Dressing

Salads and Sides

Balsamic Dressing

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This is my new go-to dressing that elevates any salad to a whole gastronomic level. White balsamic is much milder than regular balsamic dressing. I like it for its unique flavor and its mild sweetness. If you can get your hands on mango-flavored white balsamic, you’ll be in for a win as the mango gives […]

Mango White Balsamic Dressing

Dressings and Dips

cauliflower salad

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I have a random obsession with copying restaurant salads. I mean, it clearly stems from my general obsession with outrageously craveable salads – and a desire to replicate my cravings at home. When I tasted this cauliflower salad at a random cafe in Tel Aviv, I immediately knew it was going to be a staple […]

Craveable Cauliflower Chop Salad

Salads and Sides

Peanut Butter Blossoms

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Peanut butter and chocolate in a cookie? Yes, please! Originating from Freda Smith’s winning entry in the 1957 Pillsbury Bake-Off competition, Peanut Butter Blossoms have become a beloved Hershey’s treat for generations. Peanut butter blossoms are basically soft and chewy, delicious peanut butter cookies topped with a Hershey’s Kiss. Can you think of anything yummier? […]

Gluten-Free Hershey’s Peanut Butter Blossoms


wafflemaker hash browns

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Looking to jazz up your meals with a touch of culinary creativity? Let me introduce you to my new favorite breakfast idea: wafflemaker hash browns. Don’t just reserve these crispy, golden beauties for breakfast; they’re perfect for any time of day! One of the best things about wafflemaker hash browns is their versatility. While they’re […]

Wafflemaker Hash Browns


Gluten Free Lemon Bars

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In the world of gluten-free delights, few treats stand out as prominently as classic Gluten-Free Lemon Bars. I’ve been making Ina Garten’s classic recipe for many years and found it produces the absolute best lemon bars. I make mine (as I do all my baked goods) gluten-free, but you certainly don’t have to. These bars […]

Gluten-Free Lemon Bars


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I’m about to share my favorite time-saving baking hack: using store-bought boxed mixes. Get my secrets for making them taste homemade!

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In this piece, I’m about to share my favorite time saving baking technique: using store-bought boxed mixes. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a total advocate for making muffins, bread, and desserts from scratch. Heck, I’m even publishing an entire cookbook to help you become a flexible baking master (read more about that here). But here’s […]

Does 5:00 pm ever roll around and you still have no clue what to make for dinner? Here are my fallback dinner meals that take 20 minutes or less!

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Despite all the best laid out plans, sometimes 5:00 pm rolls around and I have no ideas for dinner. I may not even have my usually fully stocked fridge, forcing me to rely on just a few staples. Here are my fallback dinner meal ideas for when you have no idea what to cook… plus […]

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Love sipping on a flavorful beverage, but hate all those extra calories and chemicals? In this article, my friend and health blogger Melissa Gundersen shows us 11 delicious infused water recipes and steps us through how to make them! Every morning I wake up, stumble to the kitchen, and make myself a pitcher of infused water. […]

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