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Top Chef Meals Favorite Recipes for the Holidays

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What are you cooking up for the holiday season?

THE STORY: The holiday season is here! Food is one of the most important ways people celebrate together, so we’ve gathered up an entire day’s worth of mouth-watering recipes to help you celebrate this month. Enjoy these breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert recipes that evoke celebration, fighting off the winter chill and family togetherness.


Cinnamon Swirl French Toast


 2 eggs
 1/4 cup milk or heavy cream
 1/2 teaspoon vanilla optional
 4 slices cinnamon swirl bread
 butter for pan
 maple syrup

Fall Recipes

Fall will be here in a matter of days - are you ready to switch from summer salads to autumn soups and seasonal veggies?

THE STORY: As colder weather approaches, soup, and chili really hit the spot. Likewise, there’s nothing better than incorporating autumn veggies into your meals - from pumpkin to squash there’s a recipe out there to please your taste buds. We’ve gathered a handful to get you started with your fall cooking!



Spice Up Those Basic Recipes!

At this point during the pandemic a lot of us are working off pantry staples as grocery stores carry less specialized items and limited amounts of other items. That means mealtime might be getting a bit boring.

THE STORY: If you’re tired of making basic meals from pantry staples, we’re here to help you spice things up! Use these recipes to improve your mac’n’cheese game or even find something new to make.

RECIPES: Ramen is popular right now, but it can be pretty boring (not to mention full of sodium). Switch things up by ditching the powder flavoring and instead add your fave steamed veggies along with soy or teriyaki sauce to make a real stir-fry! You’ll have a complete meal in minutes.

5 Easy Keto "Fat Bomb" Recipes

5 Easy Keto "Fat Bomb" Recipes

If you’re currently on the keto diet, chances are you’re familiar with “fat bombs”. Essentially small snacks that are low in carbs but high in fat (hence the name “fat bomb”), they’re designed to be eaten as snacks, quick breakfasts, or whenever you need an extra pick-me-up during the day. They’re typically made with a combination of ingredients that includes butters, coconut oils, nuts & seeds and are surprisingly easy to make (with the right recipes). Luckily, we have five of those recipes right here. Enjoy the deliciousness (and ease) of these keto “fat bombs”!

1.Chocolate Walnut:
3.5 oz. Dark chocolate
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup small walnut pieces
1 tsp cinnamon
8 drops stevia

The Delightful Frittata

Best Frittata Ideas

If you're a fan of eggs, you might just be a fan of the frittata. What exactly is a frittata? The short answer is “an Italian dish made with fried beaten eggs, resembling a Spanish omelet” (thanks, Google dictionary!). The longer answer is a frittata is an egg-based Italian dish similar to the omelet, crustless quiche, and scrambled eggs that have ingredients like meat, cheese, or veggies. The word “frittata” loosely translates to “fried”. So, a somewhat fried absolutely delish quiche-like delight!

Time for a Tasty Treat

The heat of summer requires cool desserts. We're talking ice cream, ice pops, yogurt, sorbet...all the good stuff! But why spend money on things like sugary ice pops when you can make a yummier, healthier version at home? We have just a few of the easiest versions of ice pops you can make at home this summer that you and your kids will love for less cost and less unhealthy stuff. It's time for a tasty treat!

Creamy Strawberry-Coconut Ice Pops
3 cups coconut milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ cup honey
1 cup strawberries
½ cup fresh blueberries
½ cup finely shredded toasted coconut

Get Spicy with Homemade Salsa!

Get Spicy with this Homemade Salsa Recipe!

What's summer without the heat? And what's summer without taking advantage of all the fabulous local farmers' markets that pop up throughout the season? While there are SO many ways to use the fresh fruits and veggies you can find during the summer, one of our favorites is homemade salsa. Not only are there a ton of ways to make it – spicy, smoky, sweet – but it's much simpler to create than you might imagine. Plus it's the perfect topping for a plethora of items and an incredible side dish all it's own (not to mention a wonderful ingredient to mix into a few more decadent appetizers!). Have a look at these recipes we've gathered and explore the possibilities!

Make Your Own Roasted Garlic Spread!

Delicious Roasted Garlic Spread Recipe!

Let's face it, sometimes it really is just more convenient to go to the market and buy what you need – like roasted garlic spread. But when you have a few minutes to spare, making this spread yourself means you have full control of what goes in, how much goes in, and you get to enjoy the “joy of cooking”. We've found a few simple roasted garlic spread recipes that you can whip up in NO time that will taste delicious and have your family and friends saying, “WOW!”.

Recipe #1 – 10 servings

4 heads garlic
1/8-1/4 cup olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
½ tsp fresh rosemary, minced

Simply Delicious Microwave Mug Desserts!

Simply Delicious Microwave Mug Dessert Recipe

Why does it seem like everyone is crazy about mug cakes, mug brownies, mug pies, and just about every other dessert in a mug these days? Well, as with everything else that fills our overpacked lives these days, it's all about convenience. So besides using your mug as the keeper of the sacred magic known as coffee, you can also use these sometimes silly and wittily decorated cups to make your favorite desserts in mere minutes! It turns out that the ambitious mug is one of the best kitchen tools ever and happens to be the perfect vessel for creating desserts, quickly, without a lot of fuss or muss.

Here are a few of the fabulous (and fabulously simple) mug desserts you can make in the microwave in a matter of minutes. Bon appétit!