Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

Gotta love classic takeout curry, except it doesn’t necessarily work well with any kind of healthy diet plan.  This worked well, though…easy to lighten, and we had it over cauliflower rice – it was very good!  We would definitely repeat.  You could use full-fat ingredients for this, if you were not looking to lighten it up.

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Mini Pumpkin Pie Bites

Cute, easy, and disappeared fast!  These were a fun Halloween dessert, but could also be great for Thanksgiving if you don’t want to make a whole pie.  I would say don’t skip the butterscotch topping – really made it!  Also really portable – great for pot lucks!  I really liked these.

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Pumpkin Cake with Chocolate Ganache

This was a cute pumpkin-shaped cake we had at this year’s Halloween party.  A lot of steps, but not particularly difficult…just required two cakes baked in bundt pans.  This would also be fun for Thanksgiving.  This came from Shugary Sweets.

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Honey Teriyaki Drumsticks

So we got a pressure cooker.  It was kind of intimidating at first, but lucky for us, our friend Missy had started this craze, so I jumped on her bandwagon and learned how to use the pressure cooker from her (seeing a trend here?  Missy taught me how to cook!).  We love both this recipe and the pressure cooker!  Easy, quick, great options – definitely a good purchase.  This was a winner of a recipe from Skinny Taste, though I should have thickened the sauce before serving.  We had this with some sautéed zucchini.  Awesome!

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Feta and Roasted Red Pepper Dip

My friend Talia and I went to the winery next to the barn, and of course had to try anything cheese related…which included a feta and red pepper dip.  It was so good that I had to try to reproduce it!  It took a few false starts, but it came out well.  We served this for our Kentucky Derby party.

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Caprese Pasta Salad

This was a pretty pasta salad for our Kentucky Derby party this year.  Colorful and it had a lot of flavor.  And of course pasta salad is always great for a crowd.

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