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  • Sloppy Joes with Turkey Recipe
    36 min
    These Turkey Sloppy Joes are family-tested and kid-approved, plus lean ground turkey is a great healthy option for weeknight dinners. Embrace the mess and your kids will, too!
  • Perfect white rice in a metal pan with a wooden spoon full of cooked white rice.
    Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Making white rice is easy! Avoid crunchy, mushy, or burned rice with these simple steps. Ready in under 30 minutes.
  • Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Cheese
    45 min
    Vegetarian
    Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Southwestern toppings are the BEST! Black beans, corn, bell peppers, and creamy queso fresco make this a colorful and filling main dish all on its own. Score!
  • Broccoli Cheddar Bites
    45 min
    Vegetarian
    Cheesy baked broccoli snacks, great for a brunch, kid-friendly lunch, or party!
  • Sloppy Joe
    40 min
    Best Ever Sloppy Joes! These cook in one pot, with ground beef, onions, garlic, carrots, and celery, in sweet-and-sour tomato sauce. Served messy on purpose, over hamburger buns.
  • Peanut Brittle Recipe
    1 hr, 30 min
    Gluten-Free
    Peanut Brittle is easy to make at home and great for holiday gifts, or just to have around the house when unexpected guests show up. Breaking apart the brittle is a fun holiday tradition!
  • French Toast Recipe with Eggnog
    25 min
    Can't get enough eggnog? Make this Eggnog French Toast! It's a great way to use up leftover eggnog in a festive holiday breakfast.
  • Snowman Chocolate Icebox Cake
    4 hrs, 30 min
    This Snowman Chocolate Icebox Cake is such an easy, fun, and kid-friendly dessert around the holidays. Made with chocolate wafer cookies and whipped cream, decorated with candy. Chill and serve!
  • Peanut Butter Protein Balls
    20 min
    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
    These Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Energy Balls make a great after-school (or after-work!) snack. You can whip them up in a jiffy and they'll be gone just as quickly. They also freeze beautifully!
  • Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe
    3 hrs, 5 min
    Gluten-Free
    Do you love strawberry ice cream? Like, REALLY love strawberry ice cream? Then this is the recipe for you. Fresh strawberries and velvety texture, this is the ultimate summer treat.
  • Blueberry Crumb Bars with Shortbread Crust
    1 hr, 15 min
    Don't feel like fussing with pie but still want a blueberry treat? These crumb bars with their jammy sweet berry filling should do the job nicely!
  • Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
    30 min
    Allergy-Friendly, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan
    Vegan mint chocolate chip ice cream gets its richness from coconut milk and freezes beautifully. Super creamy! Super minty! Super chocolate-chippy!
  • Slow Cooker Granola
    2 hrs, 35 min
    Gluten-Free
    Slow cooker granola? That's right! The most hands-off and convenient way to make granola is in your slow cooker. Enjoy the smell of cinnamon and nuts filling your house as this granola gets toasty without turning on the oven!
  • Homemade Granola with Cherries and Almonds
    1 hr
    Crunchy vanilla crumbles make this cherry almond granola extra special. They're not hard to make and they add a salty-sweet crunch to every bite. Time to up your breakfast game!
  • Side view of two simple breakfast quesadillas on a blue plate with a bowl of salsa to the left and a glass of orange juice above. The scrambled eggs, black beans and cilantro are visible inside the quesadilla.
    40 min
    Vegetarian
    Breakfast quesadillas are the ultimate quick, easy breakfast. Just scramble some eggs and beans, fold them into a tortilla with cheese, and cook until crispy. Make a whole batch and freeze some for a quick meal on the go!
  • Stuffed pasta shells with ricotta and summer squash
    1 hr, 15 min
    Vegetarian
    It's summer squash season! Try these Stuffed Shells with Yellow Squash and Ricotta for an easy and delicious summertime meal. Easy to make ahead and also freezes well!
  • Date almond butter coconut balls
    35 min
    Gluten-Free, Vegan
    Have snacks, will travel! These Almond Butter Date Balls are made with just dates, maple syrup, almond butter, and nuts. They come together quickly in the food processor. I dare you to eat just one!
  • Overhead view of a bowl of the best roasted red pepper hummus is topped with chopped roasted red peppers and feta cheese. Surrounding the bowl are scallions, sliced yellow bell peppers, pitas and sliced cucumbers.
    15 min
    Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Break out your food processor and make this creamy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus! This hummus is the perfect dip for vegetables and pita, or use it as a healthy sandwich spread. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is.

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