Before I tell you what’s in this candied walnut salad, let me tell you a tale of a Christmas party a couple of years ago. I was assigned to make salad for more than 100 people and this salad immediately came to mind. “Ooh, I know, I know!” I said. And I told the people…

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So we couldn’t, in good conscience, only post sweets leading up to Christmas! Actually, we don’t really feel that badly about our coma-inducing barrage of goodies, but this two-part recipe is so festive, fun, and delicious that we couldn’t leave it out. It’s perfect for a fancy Christmas Eve dinner or a neighborhood potluck, a…

Honey Red Wine Vinaigrette
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One of my favorite things to decorate and give away at the holidays is dipped pretzel rods. They’re easy, relatively inexpensive, and universally loved by kids and adults alike. One of the greatest things is that you can customize them according to tastes and holidays–in October, I made dark chocolate/white chocolate magic wands dipped in…

Dipped Pretzel Rods
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Apparently it’s carb week! Don’t be scared by that, or by the fact that this carb involves pumpkin 🙂 ……………………………. This week we got hooked up with some pasta products to test out. Along with the food there were a few recipes and one of them was a ravioli with pumpkin alfredo. I didn’t have…

Pasta with Pumpkin Alfredo
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A couple of weeks ago, we were offered some Buitoni pasta products and, being the carb goddesses that we are, of course we took them up on it! They sent along some delicious recipes (one of which Sara will share on Wednesday), but I have a sauce recipe that I love on filled pasta–it’s not…

Tomato Artichoke Pasta
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My sister sent me a picture from a magazine 2 years ago and I just got reminded of it recently (by her- thanks Bec!) I had always wanted to do this, but never got around to it. I thought this was a great thing to share for Thanksgiving week because many will argue that fresh,…

Herb-Topped Dinner Rolls
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I know this is close to blasphemy, but I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin pie. (Okay, that’s not close to blasphemy at all, but it does seem a bit inappropriate this time of year, doesn’t it?) And like a lot of people who share that opinion, it’s not so much a taste issue for…

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A few weeks ago when we did our Q and A post there were a few overwhelming requests via comments and email. Specifically we had tons of requests for Soups, low-budget meals, quick and easy meals, and low-cal options. This one gets 4 for 4! And actually, the other big request was slow-cooker meals, and…

Italian Turkey Soup
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So a few weeks ago when we received our products from Pillsbury, I had grand visions of all the magical things I could do with them. And then I used them up before I could try everything I had in my brain (and in my fridge). And then I couldn’t find any of the Pillsbury…

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I am in love. With these soft and chewy ginger spice cookies. These are the kind of cookie that you need in your cookie jar. And if you don’t have a cookie jar, it’s the type of cookie you should buy one for. I didn’t even know I was a ginger-spice-molasses type person until I ate these….

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Yeah, yeah, I get it. Caramel apples aren’t exactly earth-shattering or anything. But there are caramel apples and then there are caramel apples. Have you seen those amazingly gorgeous caramel apples at places like Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory but you haven’t felt like shelling out $8 for some tastier-than-average produce? Well, today’s your day. These…

Caramel Apples
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…or white chocolate covered popcorn with candy corn,peanuts, and peanut butter candies. But MoNsTeR mUnCh sounds way more fun and Halloween-ish, right? Have you noticed that I have a popcorn mix for every season?? It’s because they’re so great. It makes a ton, pleases everyone, and involves no cooking! Can’t beat that. This Halloween popcorn…

Monster Munch {Halloween Popcorn Mix}
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