Best Ever Oatmeal Cream Pie Recipe

Secret ingredient homemade cream filling sandwiched between soft, chewy oatmeal cookies create the best oatmeal cream pie on this planet. Little Debbie would be proud! My husband Eric’s first love was oatmeal cream pies. It was a tall order to recreate his childhood favorite dessert. But this recipe proves that homemade oatmeal cream pies can be better than the store-bought ones. Husband approved! Looking for more comforting desserts? Try my…
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Dad’s Split Pea Soup With Ham

This split pea soup recipe has been in my family for decades. With only a few ingredients, it’s easy to prepare for lunch or dinner any day of the week – and is just as delicious made ahead or reheated from frozen! It’s hard to believe how delicious this soup is. The first time I learned what was in my dad’s split pea soup, I was floored. It. Is. So.…
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Cheesy Bacon & Chive Mini Quiche Recipe

This mini quiche recipe is an easy, crowd-pleasing appetizer or hors d’oeuvre to serve with a brunch spread or before dinner. Bacon, parmesan cheese and chives in little phyllo pastry shells are so crispy and delicious that you’ll want to double the recipe! There’s really not a bad time to make this mini quiche recipe. Serve as part of a brunch spread, or serve them before dinner as bite-sized hors…
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Actually Healthy Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes” (SO Delish!)

If you’ve found this cauliflower “mashed potatoes” recipe, you’re probably looking for a healthy alternative to the real stuff! This mashed cauliflower recipe is surprisingly delectable without the carbs or bad fats. It’s a side dish dream. The first time I made cauliflower mashed potatoes, I brought a spoonful into my husband’s office, without telling him what he was eating. He took the bite, and asked me for more bites…
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Classic Herb Roasted Root Vegetables

It’s a fall and winter classic and a holiday staple: roasted root vegetables tossed in fresh herbs and olive oil. You don’t need a lot to make root veggies delicious to serve with most any main dish. What are Root Vegetables? Root vegetables are all veggies grown underground. Root vegetables are best enjoyed in the winter months since they endure the coldest months and are harvested in the fall and…
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Oven Baked Blackened Salmon (So Easy!)

When you’re looking for a weeknight dinner that doesn’t compromise on flavor, Blackened Salmon is the go-to recipe. It’s easy enough to make in 25 minutes, healthy enough for most any diet, and baked in the oven to avoid pan frying splatter and messy cleanup! What are Blackening Spices? Often associated with Cajun cooking, a blend of spices like chili, garlic and onion powder are slathered on fish or meat,…
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Crispy Baked Garlic Parmesan Wings

These chicken wings are finger licking good. Baked in the oven until crispy and doused in a grated parmesan and fresh garlic sauce with extras for dipping, these wings are for game day and any day in between. I’m married to a born-and-raised upstate New Yorker and a major football fan (Go Bills!), so it’s basically a requirement that I know how to make good wings for game day. These…
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Best Ever Oven Smoked Brisket

I have a BIG secret for you: amazing, flavorful, smoky, tender brisket can be made in your oven – no smoker required! This recipe includes a lip-smacking dry rub, mouthwatering smoking liquid (that’s also the perfect dipping sauce), and easy steps to make a crazy good piece of meat right in your oven. Oven smoked? Yup, I said it! The secret to delicious oven brisket is to cook it low…
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Baked Halibut Recipe With Blood Orange Beet Purée

This baked halibut recipe is flavorful, beautiful, and easy to make. The halibut sits on a bed of blood orange beet purée that is so impressive while taking only minutes to prepare. Sprinkle with toasted almonds and chives, and you have yourself a gourmet masterpiece! Picture this: a fresh piece of halibut, a citrusy sweet yet tangy beet purée, smoky and crunchy toasted almonds, and a sprinkle of fresh chives…
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Roasted Maple Glazed Carrots

Maple glazed carrots are just the right touch of sweetness, roasted in the oven until they start to caramelize, finished with sea salt, fresh orange juice and tarragon. This side dish is a crowd favorite for the holidays or even a quick weeknight dinner! Looking for a holiday vegetable side dish that doesn’t take long to make and is a total crowd-pleaser? These glazed carrots are it! Easy, Last-Minute Side…
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