Irish Cheddar Mac and Cheese with Crispy Pancetta

Irish Cheddar Mac and Cheese with Crispy Pancetta
Mac and cheese is seriously the ultimate comfort food. Especially when it involves more than one cheese and CRISPY PANCETTA. The salty, crispy bites of pancetta add the best flavor dimension to this. In love! Plus it’s Irish themed, and takes less than 30 minutes to make. Perfect for St. Patty’s festivities this week!
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Crispy Brussels and Shallot One Pot Pasta

Crispy Brussels and Shallot One Pot Pasta
Is it possible to overdose on brussels? I think I have this winter. I can’t even tell you how obsessed I’ve been with them. I put them in my egg scrambles for breakfast, in veggie bowls for lunch, shredded in salads, roasted in the oven with bacon, in pasta, roasted and dipped in hummus for a snack..you get the picture. This pasta is filled with my favorite way to consume brussels. Roasted and crispy. I also added some thinly sliced shallot, and the outcome was DELISH.
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Creamy Mushroom and Thyme Tart

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I’ve always been a huge mushroom lover, but for some reason, I haven’t cooked with them much in the past year. I have no idea why because they’re AMAZING and so flavorful. This tart is making me want to put them in everything. I think I’ve been having a moment with too many brussels and sweet potatoes, so I’ve forgotten about some of my favorite veggies! It’s time to switch things up. This tart is only SIX ingredients and it tastes so fancy and sophisticated! Thanks to our friend, puff pastry.
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Pumpkin Gnocchi Mac and Cheese with Crispy Sage

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Now this is fall comfort food at its best. Carbs, cheese, pumpkin, brown butter breadcrumbs, and crispy sage..gangs all here. This recipe is definitely not light or healthy in any way. It’s truly meant for those days where you need wonderful, cheesy, comfort in a bowl.
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Apple Bacon Kale Salad with Brie Cheddar Grilled Cheese Croutons

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How to make Monday better: add GRILLED CHEESE CROUTONS to your salad. Honestly, I never want to eat a salad without grilled cheese croutons ever again. If only, right?!

This salad SCREAMS fall and screams not-boring-and-also-healthier-comfort-food. Which is what I aim for always. I absolutely love my salads, and eat at least one if not two every single day, but sometimes you just need more than greens, veggies, and dressing. That is where this salad comes in.
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One Pot Lightened Up Creamy Sundried Tomato and Bacon Pasta

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I have a new obsession with one pot meals. It started with this insaaaanely flavorful and EASY pasta. It’s so creamy and it’s made with no cream or half and half..just a little milk and a small amount of parm in the whole dish.

I’ve been all about easy and efficient lately, trying to get most of my meal prep done on the weekend so I can be less stressed and enjoy the week more. This is perfect for those days when you need an easy and comforting meal that comes together in minutes.
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