Mini Chocolate Pecan Pies

There are a few things that make me question my legitimacy as a good Southern girl. I don’t like sweet tea (gasp!). And I don’t like pecan pie. Now I don’t know what to do about the sweet tea but I’ve found a way to make pecan pies not only bearable but absolutely crave-worthy. These mini chocolate pecan pies maximize the buttery, flaky pie crust and the lovely pecan halves with just enough chocolate filling to hold them together! The {Read More}

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Turkey Sliders with Brie and Cranberry Chutney

These adorable and delicious turkey sliders are perfect for school or office parties, Friendsgiving, or to reuse Thanksgiving leftovers! The flavors work so well together. The buttery perfection of Brie on a sweet Hawaiian roll with juicy turkey and a delicious cranberry topping–so much flavor in a bite-size sandwich! Oh and the leftover cranberry chutney goes great with cheese and crackers for later snacking. What You’ll Need:  for the sliders 1 pkg Hawaiian rolls 12 slices turkey (I used the {Read More}

Maple Sausage and Cranberry Dressing

My grandmother’s Thanksgiving dressing is the stuff of legends. It gets requested by other friends and family for their Thanksgiving celebrations.  When our family is done eating our Thanksgiving dinner, everyone packs up some of the dressing to take home and enjoy later. I was inspired by how her food brings others such joy and so I experimented to create a complex-flavored and delicious dressing recipe for the “Friendsgiving” celebration I had with my friends. Maple sausage and cranberry dressing {Read More}

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Spicy Chicken and Sweet Potato Fall Soup

One of my favorite things about Fall is warming up with a delicious bowl of soup. Spicy chicken and sweet potato Fall soup blew me away. It is warm and filling. The sweet potato is complemented really well by savory garlic, chicken, spicy jalapeno and sweet corn. The flavor combinations provide a palate-pleasing punch in every spoonful. Plus, with lean chicken, nutrient packed sweet potatoes, and fresh vegetables, this meal is super healthy. What You’ll Need: (serves 4-6) 2 large {Read More}

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Strawberry-Peach Popsicles

Summer offers its fair share of temptations in the dessert department–ooey gooey s’mores? I’ll take three. Decadent ice cream? Count me in. Sugary, delicious fruit cobbler a la mode? I’m there! But sometimes, all you need for a delicious, refreshing summer dessert are healthy ingredients! These popsicles are made with fresh fruit, fat free yogurt and a little milk, in a form that feels like a splurge! This is definitely one summer treat I can feel good about. These popsicle {Read More}

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Homemade Granola Bars

If you’re looking for a delicious snack that everyone will love, look no further! These homemade granola bars are a fantastic alternative to the store-bought variety which are packed with preservatives. Plus, the recipe can be adjusted very easily to accommodate taste and/or supply. Add in toasted coconut, dates, almonds or other mini m&ms! The recipe is super simple and quick to throw together. The hardest part is waiting for them to cool — I wanted to eat them right {Read More}

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Homemade Ranch Dressing Makes Everything Better

Y’all, ranch dressing just makes everything better! As I try to fill my diet with more fresh veggies, this is something that will definitely help. And I can feel better about it because it’s homemade, not a bottled store-bought version with lots of preservatives and additives. You can make it even healthier by using low-fat mayo and sour cream or subbing Greek yogurt for the sour cream. What You Need: ¾ cup mayonnaise ¾ cup sour cream 1 tbsp. olive {Read More}

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