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SHEET PAN MOROCCAN CHICKEN

sheet pan moroccan chicken

Let’s take a quick moment of silence for this Sheet Pan Moroccan Chicken. Why? Because it is one of my kids absolute favorite meals that I have ever made. It’s kind of funny, because when I originally made this for Whole30recipes I was nervous that my kids wouldn’t like the Moroccan flavors of this dish.  Man oh man was I wrong. Like really really REALLY wrong. I should have made 2 pans of it because they blew right through this!

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BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND SAUSAGE BAKE

Ain’t no party like a butternut squash and sausage bake party! (wait, what?!!) When I first made this, the thing that kept going through my mind was “I totally need to have some friends over so we can brunch so hard with this meal” It is SO good.  Even if butternut squash isn’t your thing, this quite possibly will change your mind!

butternut squash and sausage bake

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TENDERLOIN WITH POMEGRANATE SAUCE

You know what should be under everyone’s tree this year…..this pork tenderloin with pomegranate sauce. Okay, okay, that may be a little weird; “here’s a big piece of meat mom! Merry Christmas!”  So perhaps you should just make it for Christmas dinner. You probably even have most of what this recipe calls for already at your house. If you don’t have any pork (or maybe you don’t eat pork) this is great on chicken, steak, and basically any type of fish out there!

tenderloin with pomegranate sauce

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HOT APPLE CIDER

The holidays are upon us and one of my absolute favorite things in the world during this time of year (other than snickerdoodles), is hot apple cider!  Hot cocoa is cool and everything, but nothing warms my heart more than sitting by the fire, nice and cozy, and drinking some homemade cider.

hot apple cider

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THANKSGIVING ROUND UP

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I know many of you have been scouring the internet trying to find appetizers, how-to’s, desserts, etc for the big get together!  But no need to fear!  I have put together a lovely little Thanksgiving Round Up so you don’t need to be searching high and low for recipes!  (BONUS: you can totally make any of these for the rest of the holiday season)

turkey round up

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HARVEST MEATBALLS WITH CRANBERRY SAUCE

I may be the only one that does this, but I’m always trying to one up my Thanksgiving game. In my mind, anything that is “fallish” is fair game come Thursday afternoon! I’ve come up with a fun little Thanksgiving-ie appetizer (or eat it as a side) with these Harvest Meatballs with Cranberry Sauce. And you are going to want to DIG.IN.

harvest meatballs with cranberry sauce

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