Molten Chocolate Cake

Surprise your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day with this chocolate lovers delight. To make ahead:  Place  prepared ramekins in the refrigerator covered with a plastic wrap. Bring to room temperature and bake just before serving. Serves 2 Ingredients 4 Tablespoons butter,  cubed 2 oz bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped into pieces 1 large egg 1 large

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Roasted Beet Pasta

Impress your valentine or dinner guests with this vibrant colored pasta dish! Serves 4 Ingredients 2-3 beets, trimmed and washed 3 whole garlic cloves, peeled Olive oil 1/2 lb  linguine ( or any other pasta) 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup pine nuts ( or any other nuts) 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 2

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Football Pizza Tart

Easy football shaped tart with your favorite pizza toppings. Puff pastry was used for this recipe but you can also use pizza dough.  If you prefer various toppings, make individual tarts or pizzas. Ingredients  1 frozen puff pastry sheet, thawed (or pizza dough) Marinara Sauce / Pizza Sauce Shredded mozzarella or any other cheese desired Topping:

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Superbowl Cocktails

Drinking beer while watching football is the typical tradition.  For Superbowl however, going all out to entertain your guests is the norm. So instead of serving just beer, here are two options to entertain your guests. Beergarita – still keeps the beer tradition but also adds tequila and lime flavors to make a pitcher cocktail

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Loaded Mash Cauliflower

This recipe was created when I had ingredients leftover from the Mini Pull Apart Bread recipe. I already had the ingredients chopped, meats cooked and I had cauliflower in my refrigerator.  It dawned on me that this recipe would actually be great for your party for those who are gluten free and couldn’t enjoy the pull

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Mini Pull Apart Party Breads

Using smaller rolls with different toppings not only adds variety but makes it easier for guests with food restrictions. Use your favorite rolls or sourdough bread. The toppings used for this recipe included:  Basil, parsley, red onions, mushrooms, jalapeno, pepperoncini, olives, salami,  pancetta,  chorizo, roasted peppers and capers. Have fun and create your favorite toppings!

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Southwestern Chicken Lettuce Wraps

You won’t miss any of the flavors of a traditional taco. This recipe has got it all except the carbs!   Perfect as an appetizer, lunch or dinner. Feel free to change the spice levels to suite your own taste. Serves 4 Ingredients 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1/2 teaspoon garlic

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Bacon Jalapeño Poppers

A crowd favorite for your Super Bowl party.   You can assemble the poppers in advance and refrigerate until ready to bake. If you have kids or want a milder version, substitute with mini sweet peppers ( sold in bags). Makes 24 Ingredients 8oz cream cheese, softened 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese ( or Mexican

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Creamy Green Smoothie

A creamy, delicious and refreshing green smoothie made with kale, avocado, banana, strawberries and orange. Serves 2 Ingredients 1 cup almond milk (or coconut milk) 1 cup kale (or spinach) 1 banana (preferably frozen) 1/2 avocado 1/2 orange 1/2 cup strawberries Directions Blend milk and kale together. Add in rest of the ingredients and blend until

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Paleo Protein Bites

These no bake protein bites are great for pre/post workout snacks or anytime you need an easy to grab snack. The ingredients are paleo friendly but if you are looking for a non paleo option,  just substitute ingredients such as cacao nibs   (use chocolate chips), almond butter ( use any nut butter)  or other ingredients

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