Recipes

Italian Dressing

HomeRecipesLifestyle GoalsThe Real DealAboutCollabs Italian Salad Dressing March 22, 2019 This Italian salad dressing recipe is a go-to in my family.  It pairs perfectly with something on the heavier side, like my gnocchi or lasagna.  The key to this dressing is letting it rest in the refrigerator, so the onions can get sweet and the…

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Gnocchi

HomeRecipesLifestyle GoalsThe Real DealAboutCollabs Gnocchi April 10, 2019 Growing up, I loved eating at the Italian restaurant Michelangelo Ristorante in Salt Lake City. The dish I would always order? The gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce.  I haven’t eaten at Michelangelo’s for years, but I have never stopped dreaming of their truly decadent gnocchi.  Even though I’ve made gnocchi in the…

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Pulled Pork

HomeRecipesLifestyle GoalsThe Real DealAboutCollabs Pulled Pork April 5, 2019 I love pulled pork.  I love it so much I made it for my wedding.  Yup, I made about 10 pounds of pulled pork.  Why?  Because I was crazy and I love pulled pork.  This recipe takes a bit of time and effort but it’s worth…

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The Best Tomato Sauce

HomeRecipesLifestyle GoalsThe Real DealAboutCollabs The Best Tomato Sauce April 5, 2019 I have officially made the best tomato sauce.  It is ridiculously simple and ridiculously tasty.  I adapted the recipe from Smitten Kitchen by adding a parmesan rind, cayenne, and sugar.  But if you would rather keep it even simpler, the additions are optional. You…

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Shredded Beef Sandwiches

HomeRecipesLifestyle GoalsThe Real DealAboutCollabs Shredded Beef Sandwiches March 22, 2019 Oh how I love these shredded beef sandwiches. Inspired by Ree Drummond’s drip beef sandwiches, they are truly one of the easiest and most satisfying meals. You may think that adding an entire jar of pepperonis would make the beef spicy, but it doesn’t. The…

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Chinese Pulled Pork

HomeRecipesLifestyle GoalsThe Real DealAboutCollabs Chinese Pulled Pork March 28, 2019 When I first made my Chinese pulled pork, Ian about died from happiness. It takes an American classic – pulled pork – and has an Asian twist by cooking the meat in traditional Asian ingredients. While the meat is great in a wrap, on a…

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Veggie Chili

HomeRecipesLifestyle GoalsThe Real DealAboutCollabs Veggie Chili March 28, 2019 Now that the weather is getting cold, it’s 100% appropriate to make one of my favorite foods: chili! While I love a good meaty chili, this one is different because it is vegetarian. Don’t worry, the absence of meat does not take away from this dish.…

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The Best Chocolate Cake

the best chocolate cake

HomeRecipesLifestyle GoalsThe Real DealAboutCollabs The Best Coffee Cake March 22, 2019 The first time I made Ian Garten’s chocolate cake, I about died and went to heaven. But since I have really high standards for chocolate cake, I tweaked it a bit. I’ve been baking my version of her chocolate cake for years, and each…

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The Best Brownies

brownie on wooden board

HomeRecipesLifestyle GoalsThe Real DealAboutCollabs The Best Brownie March 23, 2019 I can confidently say this is the best brownie recipe.  I can’t tell you how many brownie recipes I’ve tested.  I’ve made Ina Garten’s brownies several times, and they are tasty but don’t have that “WOW” factor. Since brownies are my husband’s favorite dessert, it…

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Earthspring Organics Salad and Smoothie

HomeRecipesLifestyle GoalsThe Real DealAboutCollabs Citrus Salad March 22, 2019 Two of my favorite things to eat are salads and smoothies. Even though making these items from scratch may seem like a lot of work, they really aren’t! However, in order to make salads and smoothies taste delicious, I highly suggest you use high quality ingredients. I’ve…

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