Lentil Bolognese Pasta

As I write this post on Sunday night, it is 14 degrees outside and snow is forecasted for the next three days. So, what better meal to make than pasta bolognese? If you are vegetarian or want to be healthy, this is a great alternative. It is delicious and so fulfilling. You can serve it on pappardelle pasta or brown rice, depending on how healthy you want to be.

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Thanksgiving Style Meatballs

If you’re feeling nostalgic for the holidays as we enter another cold month, these turkey meatballs with cranberry sauce are perfect for you. They are hearty enough to be satisfying as a winter meal, while also helping to remind you of how excited you are about Thanksgiving 2015. I served these as an appetizer but you could also serve them with a salad for dinner.

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Also, apologies for the less than awesome photos. I made these for our holiday party (when I made around 15 dishes in two days pretty much by myself), so I didn’t have a ton of time to devote to photos! But I promise they’re delicious!

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Mini Pizza Bites

It’s winter time. So of course, regardless of New Year’s resolutions, we all want warm comfort food, especially for those of us who have been suffering below freezing temperatures. If you want to make some simple pizza bites, this is a delicious and very easy recipe. I served these at our holiday party, and sadly for me, there were no leftovers. So if you’re serving them at a party, you may want to double the recipe!

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Asparagus and Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet potatoes are quickly becoming a staple in our house. We’ve been making all sorts of vegetable hashes, breakfast hashes, or just plain sweet potato fries.  They are easy to prepare and are super filling. Plus, they are supposed to be good for you (or so they say), so they can counteract some of those desserts we’re all eating this holiday season.

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Crockpot Beef Stew

This past weekend, the weather finally got really cold. This means that it is now officially crock pot stew time. I don’t normally like to cook red meat at home, but this is a very easy way to do it. We bought the beef stew meat at Trader Joe’s and it came cut in the perfect small stew pieces, therefore, making this stew very easy to make. So next time the temperature dips down low, grab these ingredients and make this stew!

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