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Best Ever Sugar Cookies

Best Ever Sugar Cookies My favorite ever sugar cookie recipe. Cilantro Lime Chicken and Lentils What you'll need:  1 cup butter 1 ½ cups sifted confectioners' sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon almond extract 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cream of tartar ¼ cup granulated sugar for decoration What you'll do:  In a large bowl, cream together the butter and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and stir in the vanilla and almond extract. Combine the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar; blend into the creamed mixture. Cover and chill for at least two hours. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Divide the dough into two...

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Cilantro Lime Chicken and Lentils

Cilantro Lime Chicken and Lentils This dish is super easy and delicious! It is perfect for a cold winter night and my pro tip would be to add freshly ground salt to the top - even the top of each bite!!   Cilantro Lime Chicken and Lentils What you'll need:  2 cups dried lentils 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts (or thighs) 3 cups salsa verde 3 cups chicken broth 1/2 small onion, chopped 3 green onions, chopped 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 jalapeños, diced (ribs and seeds removed) 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste What you'll do:  Add everything to the Instant Pot. Cook on high pressure for 20 mins. Quick release the steam. Stir it all up and add more salsa verde as desired. Serve with rice and a squeeze of lime! Alternatively, you...

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Chopped Salad

Chopped Salad Recipe One way that we are able to stick to healthy eating is by planning ahead.  This is a super healthy "chopped salad" that works perfectly for lunch or dinner!   We love intermittent fasting and when we have delicious and healthy meals planned for lunch and dinner, it makes it that much easier to stay strong and not snack!   Healthy Chopped Salad What you'll need:  Romaine Lettuce Tomatoes  Red Bell Peppers Fennell Bulb Feta Cheese Olive Oil Salt Pepper Eggs Basil - freshly cut What you'll do:  Chop romaine lettuce Peel, seed, and dice tomatoes Roast red peppers and then dice  Chop the fennel bulb Hard boil the eggs and then dice Mix all ingredients in large bowl Drizzle...

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Vanilla Yogurt

Oui French Vanilla Copycat Recipe This recipe makes yogurt that tastes almost exactly like Oui! It saves SO much money and you can use partial almond milk if you wish.  Pro tip: make sure to use a thermometer. I made it once without it and the texture of the yogurt was not the best.   Copycat Oui Yogurt What you'll need:  4¾ Cups Whole Milk ¾ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract ⅓ Cup Granulated Sugar 5 Oz Plain or Vanilla Oui Yogurt What you'll do:  Pour 4¾ Cups Whole Milk & ⅓ Cup Granulated Sugar into a saucepan, heat on low until it hits 190°F and hold it around that temperature for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the milk...

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French Baguettes

French Baguettes by La Galette Berrichonne These delicious baguettes were made with the help of the SILIKOMART baguette bread trays and placed in the adorable GEFU bread baskets. The recipe comes from a tiny neighboring town of Fordland, Missouri from a fantastic French Chef, Chef Roland and his bakery, La Galette Berrichonne.   Chef Roland's French Baguettes What you'll need:  2 lbs bread flour 2 2/3 c water 2 tsp salt 2 packages dry yeast 1 Tbsp flour for pans What you'll do:  Place the flour water salt and yeast in the bowl of a mixer. Start the mixer on low speed for 10 minutes. After three minutes touch the dough. The dough is too wet if it sticks to your...

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