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  • Buffalo Chicken Dip
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    Buffalo Chicken Dip

    Now that we’re really in the middle of fall and the temperatures are dropping, it’s the perfect time to break out the hot dips. Buffalo chicken dip is so good and I love spreading some on to slices of bread and enjoy. I use the Frank’s Red Hot recipe except I cut it in half and use cheddar instead of bleu cheese. The Frank’s Red hot recipe for the dip is pretty easy. You need shredded chicken, cream cheese, Frank’s Red Hot, Ranch dressing, and cheese. As I said above, I used shredded cheddar instead of bleu cheese crumbles. Combine all the ingredients and put it into a baking dish. Bake…

  • Bruschetta Chicken
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    Bruschetta Chicken

    I love bruschetta and I love when Italian restaurants give bruschetta out along with the bread basket. So good! As much as I love classic bruschetta, bruschetta chicken is delicious too. Coincidentally, I had been looking at this bruschetta chicken recipe (here) when I was sent two generous sized wedges of parmigiano reggiano and this recipe calls for freshly shaved parmigiano reggiano. I followed the above recipe as its written. I made my own balsamic glaze using the directions in the recipe and the chicken turned out so good! Click on the link above for the exact recipe and scroll through my photos below for the step-by-step process! First, I…

  • Apple Nachos
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    Apple Nachos

    Happy Wednesday! We’re almost halfway through the week and I’m so happy. This week has felt really weird for me. Not bad, just off. Last week, despite how crazy busy and tired I was – things felt good and right (if that makes sense). This week is slower paced and not as stressful and busy but I don’t feel quite right. It’s hard to explain, but hopefully you guys understand what I’m trying to say! I have a quick food post for you today. I wanted to make some kind of fall snack over the weekend so I made apple nachos. I saw some apple nachos on Pinterest that used…

  • Pasta Fagioli
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    Pasta Fagioli

    I remember the first time I had pasta fagioli. I was in grade school and out at an Italian restaurant with my family and I thought it was the best thing ever. Since that day (a very long time ago) my mom has made her own version of pasta fagioli. A while ago I took photos as I made a batch with her so I thought I’d share in a post today. So here’s what we use: 1/2 lb of macaroni 1 stalk of celery 1 small onion or 1/2 of a medium onion 2 slice of ham or 2 slice of bacon 1 can of white beans 1 can…

  • Kale Salad + Cranberry & Almond Vinaigrette
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    Kale Salad

    Do you like kale? I feel like people either love it or hate it. I love getting the kale salads at Wegman’s because they’re so good and I rarely buy kale. But I found some photos on my camera of a recipe I tried out and liked but forgot to post on here. It’s a kale salad with a cranberry and almond vinaigrette. I used baby kale instead of regular kale and I may have made some other minor adjustments to this recipe, but I don’t remember since I last made it so long ago! I always make notes of recipes I try out – whether I substituted ingredients and…

  • Cocoa Crinkle Cookies
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    Cocoa Crinkle Cookies

    Who doesn’t love chocolate? I’m not a big sweets person, but chocolate I can do as long as it’s not super rich. Thankfully these scrumptious cocoa crinkle cookies aren’t too rich. My mom and I have been making these for a year or two now and they’re so good! We follow the Hershey’s recipe (here) but just cut down on the sugar – instead of 2 cups we use 1 1/2. While this recipe is pretty easy to follow and the cookies aren’t hard to make, it’s important to note that they are not quick cookies. The batter has to be refrigerated for at least 6 hours. It’s a good…

  • Moules Frites
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    Air Fryer French Fries

    Hi all – a quick food post before my concert recap post goes up this afternoon. So my parents have an air fryer and if you know anyone with an air fryer or you yourself have one then you know people who have them swear by them/love them. They’re easy to use and healthier in the sense that you’re frying food with like a tablespoon of oil instead of inches of it. One thing my family regularly makes in the air fryer is french fries. They’re so easy to make. I wash and peel a potato (or more depending on how many you want to make), cut them into strips…

  • White Castle Impossible Burger
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    White Castle – Impossible Slider

    I’ve recently gotten in to veggie burgers. My favorites to make at home so far have been black bean burgers. They are a great weeknight meal because they’re so quick to make and so tasty as well. Not to mention healthy! So when White Castle reached out to me and asked if I’d like to try out their new plant-based burgers I was all for it. White Castle recently launched the Impossible Slider. Impossible Burgers make the patties and since White Castle is known for their sliders it has become the Impossible Slider there. It’s made to look and smell like beef, but is all plant based. White Castle was also…

  • Star Wars pancakes
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    Star Wars Pancakes

    I need to preface this post by saying the pancakes did not turn out too hot. In the end, they looked okay, but not great. About a month ago when I was having a browse on the Williams Sonoma website, I saw they had Star Wars pancake molds. They looked so fun and who wouldn’t want to eat a pancake in the shape of Yoda or a storm trooper? So I bought the kid and it came with a storm trooper, yoda, R2D2, and Darth Vader. I used my trusty Aunt Jemima pancake mix and started making them. So like I said they didn’t end up that great looking so…

  • Manhattan Clam Chowder
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    Manhattan Clam Chowder

    Are you a soup person? One of my favorite soups is manhattan clam chowder. I don’t drink it that often, but when I do I usually get the Campbell’s version. However, a while ago I made it myself and it was pretty easy! I believe the recipe I used was from the Food Network, with a few minor changes. The recipe calls for 5 cups of clam juice or five 8 ounce bottles and 7 cloves of garlic. I cut down on the garlic to 5 cloves and I substituted 2 of the clam juice bottles for chicken broth. Other than that I followed the recipe so click above if you’re…