Copycat Chicken Lo Mein

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My hoodlums kids have this routine when we eat lo mein from our local Chinese takeout joint. They hold a forkful of noodles high over their head and bellow "How 'LO' can you go?" while simultaneously doing a standstill limbo and trying to ingest the noodles without falling on their backs. It's … [Continue reading]

Magnolia Banana Pudding

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There is a bakery in New York City that I try to hit every time I go. Magnolia Bakery was one of the original bakeries to start the cupcake craze, but despite having some of the best cupcakes around, they've developed a cult following for their banana pudding. I had it a few years ago and filed it … [Continue reading]

Creamy Chicken Taquitos

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Taquitos. Anyone else have kids who adore them? Straight out of the frozen food section, my kids would inhale these rolled up tortillas 'n meat for … [Continue reading]

Slow-Cooker Tomato Tortellini Soup

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I first tried this recipe from Cooking Classy right before the holidays and knew it was a keeper, but wanted to make a few tweaks for our family. Fast … [Continue reading]

Milk Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Cookies

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There is a secret ingredient in these cookies. Are you ready for it? Cream cheese. Weird, right? You don't taste it at all, but it really does … [Continue reading]

Chocolate Raspberry Smoothies

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If you're looking for a super fast, healthy Valentine's breakfast, this is a perfect choice. Bonus points for being really fast to make too! … [Continue reading]

S’mores Bars

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Well, shoot. You know how every year I pick my top 10 favorite recipes of the year? I think I have the first one. These are so good. Like … [Continue reading]

Heart-y Red Velvet Banana Bread

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Swoon. How cute is this banana bread with a pound cake heart right in the middle? You would never guess how ridiculously easy it was to make this … [Continue reading]

One-Pot Cheesy Sausage Pasta

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I am such a fan of this totally easy dish. This is the kind of thing you could "whip up" if your family arrived in town two hours early and were … [Continue reading]

Football food: Chocolate, peanut, pretzel and beer cookies

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I made these the first time for the 2015 Super Bowl. It was the first Super Bowl where I actually knew what was going on, who was playing etc. I … [Continue reading]