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King Cake Cupcakes
Rating: Unrated 13
Less yeasty and more cake-like than king cake, these quick cakes get you the vanilla-nutmeg-lemon-buttermilk flavor and fun colors of a traditional king cake - without waiting around for a yeasted dough to rise.
Chocolate Covered Cherries
Rating: Unrated 345
Easy, delicious cherries. Just like you buy in the box! It's best to let the candies ripen for 1 to 2 weeks.
Pavlova with Winter Fruits
Rating: Unrated 2
It's tough making dessert for someone cutting back on gluten and dairy. Luckily, pavlovas are gluten free and really easy. The toppings are easy to customize - I made the lemon curd dairy free and served whipped cream on the side.
Instant Pot® No-Stress Buffalo Chicken Dip
Rating: Unrated 12
Want to make Buffalo chicken dip and all you have is frozen chicken? No stress, just cook the frozen chicken breasts in a pressure cooker such as an Instant Pot®, start to finish in 30 minutes. Instructions for thawed chicken are included.
Kimchi Corned Beef
Rating: Unrated 1
Instead of the same old corned beef and cabbage recipe every year, try this new and exciting Korean twist on the St. Patrick's Day staple. The spicy fermented cabbage adds a lot of extra savoriness, not only to the meat, but even more so to the vegetables. The potatoes especially soak up a surprising amount of flavor, and may be my favorite part of the whole dish. Garnish with sliced green onions.
Instant Pot® Spinach Crab Dip
Using an Instant Pot® speeds up this easy dip that is delicious! I may or may not have eaten the leftovers (which I squirreled away from my kiddos) for breakfast. This dip is also paleo and Whole30® friendly! For dipping, serve with cucumber, red and yellow peppers, plantain chips, or radishes. The final baking step is optional.
Beer Braised Irish Stew and Colcannon
Rating: Unrated 315
This is a recipe I shared with my girlfriends from my recipe club last year! It is a yummy alternative to corned beef for St. Pat's Day and a wonderful anytime dish!
Lollipop Cookie Valentines
Rating: Unrated 26
Every year 18 of us get together for our annual 'Heart Party' in honor of Valentine's Day. Besides sharing a favorite craft, we bring 18 cookies and share a favorite recipe. This was mine from last year. The recipe is written using white chocolate, but you can use dark chocolate instead, or use half white and half dark. I like to decorate mine with candy sprinkles too.
The Best Brownies
Rating: Unrated 42
Everybody says their brownies are the best, but these really are the best. They feature the "holy trinity" of brownie perfection-a crispy, flaky top, chewy edges, and a fudgy center. Serve with a glass of ice cold milk.
Smothered Filet Mignon
Rating: Unrated 382
A great combination of flavors. Serve with some mashed garlic red potatoes and sweetened green beans for a fabulous special occasion meal. Don't forget to serve a bottle of Cabernet or Zinfandel.
Simply Guacamole
Rating: Unrated 72
This is so easy and so good. It's always the hit of the party and it's gone before anything else on the table.
Easy Red Beans and Rice
Rating: Unrated 558
This is an easy and delicious take on a Louisiana classic that you can prepare and cook in 40 minutes! I use turkey kielbasa to cut down on the fat, but not the flavor. Season with hot pepper sauce if you like.

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