Artichoke, Feta and Jalapeño Stuffed French Bread

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  Just in time for the Super Bowl!  Appetizers that travel!  Everything you love about Hot Artichoke and Jalapeño Dip all stuffed into a loaf of french bread. Easy to make, and easy to tote!  This is a take off of my Super Easy Baked Egg Boat recipe. I love the idea of stuffing a store bought loaf of french bread and turning it into something special!  The possibilities are endless.   I've been subbing feta for parm in almost all my recipes lately so I thought I'd … [continue]

100 Calorie Double Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes

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All this healthy eating, no sugar stuff has got me in a rut and quite frankly, I’m just a little bit cranky. I don’t want to go off the rails with a half gallon of gelato or anything  (okay…I do), but I need a little something!  I mean a girl has to live right? Luckily, I found […]


Thai Chicken Coconut Curry Skillet

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This is sooo out of the norm for me to make. I rarely do international dishes and boy have I been missing out!  I must have 10 pins saved to my ‘recipes to make’ Pinerest board that include some form of coconut curry.  This dish has been calling to me for a long time.  “Hellllooooo…food […]


3 Minute Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

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This is dairy free!  I just wanted to say that first up.  It is a true vinaigrette.   I simply used a blender to make it all creamy and stuff.  Who doesn’t like creamy and stuff? Lemon, garlic, dijon and olive oil.  The dijon is a natural emulsifier and brings it all together…without separating, even after being […]


Oven Baked Crispy Chicken Thighs with Garlic, Lemon and Scallion

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Be still my fried chicken loving heart!  Check out these crispy little beauties!  Chicken thighs that have been rubbed down with a mixture of lemon, garlic and scallions. Baked on a rack to ensure that every last bite is all crispy and crunchy!  And did I mention Paleo and Whole30 compliant?  Yay! I wanted to […]


21 Fast and Fresh Whole 30 Recipes!


  21  Whole 30 Meal Recipes that are incredibly Fast and Fresh! What is a Whole30?  Whole30 is a short-term nutritional reset, designed to help you put an end to unhealthy cravings and habits, restore a healthy metabolism, heal your digestive tract, and balance your immune system.  Sounds lovely doesn’t it!  Who wouldn’t want to look […]


Baked Goat Cheese Appetizer

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Goat cheese is the new Brie! And once you have a little slather of this soft gooey cheese you will never go back.  It’s earthy and herbal, smooth and creamy.  Imagine the texture of ricotta with tons of flavor. If you are just starting to explore goat cheese, some of the milder flavored products can be […]


Double Chocolate Cookies with Sea Salt

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It’s my favorite time of year…Food Blogger Cookie Swap time!  The GREAT FOOD BLOGGER COOKIE SWAP brings together food bloggers from around the world in celebration of all things scrumptious.  Proceeds are donated to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer which makes the cookies taste even better! #FBCookieswap   How it works :  Lindsey from  Love & Olive Oil and […]


Easy One Skillet Pork Chops in Mushroom Gravy

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Well ya can’t have too much gravy right?  You can eat this guilt free too because there is no butta or cream in that beautiful pan.  It’s basically my Make Ahead Mushroom Gravy with pork chops in it.  How spectacularly easy! Sear the chops in a couple teaspoons of olive oil.  Add onions and mushrooms, sauté […]


Gingerbread Cookie Bars

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It’s a bar, it’s a cookie, it’s a bar, it’s a cookie!  Who cares what it is…it’s yummy! All the flavors of a gingerbread cookie in the convenience of a bar cookie!  Okay, my ‘bars’ look more like pieces of cake. I have “portion issues”.   You could go smaller if you were so inclined.  Smaller […]


Creamy Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

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Super easy and creamy mashed potatoes!  Cooked and mashed up in your slow cooker.   Cooking and mashing up these taters in the slow cooker gives you and your oven a little more time and space. The secret to the creamy texture is using Yukon Gold Potatoes (or sometimes just called Gold potatoes).  They are […]


Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon Pecan Crunch

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Nothing brings out the flavor of veggies like roasting them!  I love the fresh taste of the potatoes in this dish.    You can actually taste the sweet potatoes in your sweet potato casserole…what a concept! The topping is plenty sweet with brown sugar, cinnamon and pecans.    A great mix of fresh and sweet.  Super easy  MAKE […]