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italian wedding cookies {gluten free}

Growing up these were always called Italian Wedding Cookies, but they can also be called Butterballs or Snowballs. Either way they are delicious buttery balls covered in powdered sugar and I can’t find anything wrong with that. I swapped out regulare flour for gluten free and added lots of butter so the cookies would not crumble and I could not be happier with the result.

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triple chocolate cookies {gluten free}

If dessert isn't chocolate, it isn't dessert! These cookies are aaaaamazing, chocolatey, moist with just the right amount of sweetness. My family is gluten free, my parents are not. I walked into the kitchen last night and my Dad was sneaking a few of these cookies. That says it all.

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pumpkin crème brulée {gluten free, grain free}

Pies have always been the go to on Thanksgiving and for very good reason. I think a good pie is heavenly and sometimes the best part of the meal. I don’t think anyone is too full on this day to say no to dessert. I wanted to shake things up and try something new. Do you think it is the end of pumpkin season, or do you enjoy it through all of the holiday season?

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roasted acorn squash with goat cheese and walnuts {gluten free, grain free}

Thanksgiving isn’t really about the turkey. Yes, I know it’s Turkey Day and it is the centerpiece, but in my opinion, the sides rule. What I love most is that every Thanksgiving feast has different sides. There are traditional elements like mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts, but hosts these days are stopping the show with inventive, eye catching, mouth watering sides.

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chocolate chip pumpkin cookies {gluten free}

Gluten free baking mixes are underrated. It is great to find your own combinations that work for you, but when you find one that creates delicious anything, you need to keep it handy. These gluten free Chocolate Chip Pumpkin cookies were made using Pamela’s Baking Mix. I use this mix a lot for my kids… pancakes, waffles, cookies and dinner rolls to name a few. The outcome is always fantastic and most people can’t even tell it’s gluten free.

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instant pot bone broth

It’s November and if your weather hasn’t turned cold yet, then you are really lucky. With Fall comes all of those fun things like flu season, damp, cold days and little to no sunlight. All of that can really take it’s toll on your body. There are many defenders to help support the immune system, but homemade bone broth is one of my favorites.

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one dish chicken enchiladas

Quick, delicious, weeknight dinners are the end all when you are trying to maintain health and sanity. Feeding my kids homemade, real food is very important to me, but like most parents, time is hard to come by. This One Dish Chicken Enchiladas, is really fast and conveniently make ahead. You can get two dinners out of this which is another homerun!

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grain-free chocolate chip pumpkin muffins

Pumpkin season is officially here. I just can’t jump on the bandwagon in August, so I pretend that the cold weather isn’t coming until guess what, it’s actually here!. These Grain-Free Pumpkin Muffins are great any time of year, but satisfy that Pumpkin Spice craving that everyone is going crazy for now.

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instant pot basic chicken soup

Pressure cooking has me hooked. Last Mother’s Day my present was an Instant Pot and I’m in love. From the best hard boiled eggs ever to the fastest bone broth and all of my favorite soups, this little machine creates intense flavor and quick dinners. I am still creating and testing, but one of our favorites is this basic Chicken Soup.

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gluten free eggplant parm

I love turning dishes that my Grandmother made and my Mom still makes into dishes my whole family loves and I can still eat. I turned this Italian classic into a favorite gluten free dish, that not anyone, not even my Father can tell the difference. This Gluten Free Eggplant Parm is a hot commodity and It’s worth making a really big batch, because leftovers are even better.

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grain - free oatmeal raisin cookies

Grain free recipes are my new thing and these “Oatmeal Raisin Cookies” are staying on the list. Grain free you say? How is that possible, well if you are just following a gluten free diet, using oats (that are gluten free) is completely acceptable, but if you are following a Paleo diet or simply feel better when eliminating or reducing your grain intake, then give this recipe a try. They are such a great treat but by no means a health food.

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instant pot carrot ginger soup {paleo}

Every year, as Summer ends, I sit down and start creating soup ideas for Fall. Is there anything easier and more comforting that a meal in one bowl. Throw all of your ingredients in a big pot, simmer and enjoy. I took a couple steps for this baby, but it was so worth it! Full of flavor and crazy healthy ingredients like ginger and bone broth and for a extra treat I added candied pumpkin seeds for a little sweetness and crunch.

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easy turkey meatballs {paleo}

I just needed something simple to make for dinner and the normal chicken and beef just wasn't what I was in the mood for. My kids are used to Sunday sauce, so I wasn't sure they were going to go for Turkey meatballs, but these turned out so tender and flavorful, that everyone was happy. These really take minutes to throw together and only need to simmer for about 30 minutes, so it is quick too.

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