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Make-Ahead Egg Sandwiches

Make-Ahead Egg Sandwiches

What do we want? BREAKFAST FOOD! When do we want it? NOW! And with these make-ahead egg and cheese sandwiches you can have both. We love the silky egg filling with healthy bright green spinach leaves and we love that the egg slices can be frozen and thawed out whenever the egg sandwich craving strikes. Add melty cheese, bacon and a toasted English muffin to take it to the next level.
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3 Skillet Classics for Father's Day

3 Skillet Classics for Father's Day

Here are three terrific skillet recipes and one terrific skillet from Le Creuset, just in time for Father’s Day, June 21st.

While most of us celebrated Mother’s Day with stay-at-home orders, I’m going to be cautiously optimistic that Father’s Day may offer more ways to celebrate safely and responsibly. One can hope.

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Creamy Baked Gnocchi with Bacon, Spring Peas and Parmesan

Creamy Baked Gnocchi with Bacon, Spring Peas and Parmesan

If you're looking for an easy weeknight meal to impress the fam, look no further!

We used pre-made gnocchi from the pasta aisle to make this easy casserole. Make a quick cheese sauce and then toss gnocchi, peas and bacon together, top with more cheese and bake until gorgeous and bubbly on top.

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No-Bake Peanut Butter Zebra Bars

No-Bake Peanut Butter Zebra Bars

This easy dessert is a pantry favorite - peanut butter, chocolate chips, graham crackers and a little powdered sugar are all you need to make this fun and delicious treat. Add a few kids for a bit more fun!

It's kind of like a Reese's cup, just in a bar format. We love the rich peanut butter filling topped with striped chocolate - and on top of all that it's NO-BAKE! So, whether you're baking with kids or just need a quick dessert for tonight that's sure to please, this recipe is a winner.

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Elegant Asparagus & Parmesan Puff Pastry Tart

Elegant Asparagus & Parmesan Puff Pastry Tart

This perfect veggie tart for Spring is easy, elegant and tasty. Using frozen puff pastry from the grocery store is THE way to get great pastries with very little effort. In this recipe we layered Dijon mustard, Parmesan & mozzarella cheeses and blanched asparagus on top of puff pastry dough and baked for 15 minutes to get a fantastically flaky, cheesy Spring tart perfect for Mother's Day or any get together.
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Savory Herb & Cheese Twist Bread

Savory Herb & Cheese Twist Bread

It’s no wonder why so many folks are turning to homemade bread as they spend more time at home. The process of making and baking is very satisfying. From working the dough to the one-of-a-kind smell that fills the house and, that first warm slice slathered with butter, homemade bread is the definition of comfort food.
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Tequila, Beyond Margarita(ville)

Tequila, Beyond Margarita(ville)

We're offering three tequila cocktails that go way beyond the standard Margarita. Don't get me wrong I love a good fresh-squeezed Margarita but tequila has a lot more to offer if you care to venture off the beaten bath. First up, a little about the different types of tequila. Enjoy these agave spirits mixed up or sipped straight up.
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For the Kids (and your sanity!) Tie-Dye Sprinkle Layer Cake

For the Kids (and your sanity!) Tie-Dye Sprinkle Layer Cake

This festive, fun and colorful layer cake is sure to brighten the mood. And, it's a great afternoon activity. Some of you can make the cake while others make the DIY cake toppers. The toppers only take about 10 minutes with stuff you have on hand. Fun for one or the whole gang!

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Charleston-Inspired Shrimp & Grits

Charleston-Inspired Creamy Shrimp & Grits

Go ahead, surprise mom this Mother's Day with a virtual trip to Charleston, South Carolina with this creamy, cheesy and soul-satisfying Shrimp and Grits recipe.

A dish that is equal parts comforting, filling, flavorful and fresh. This is one of those dishes that somehow feels nostalgic, even if you didn't grow up in the south.

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