Deconstructed Stuffed Peppers

Do you ever take short cuts with high maintenance recipes? I did that today. My mom used to make stuffed peppers when I was a kid. If you’re not familiar with what a stuffed peppers meal is, it’s a hollowed out bell pepper stuffed with a rice and meat mixture. It’s quite good, except I always felt like there was too much pepper and not enough filling. In fact, when I told my mom that I was making this version she told me that my dad used to only eat the filling and give her the pepper. I’m genuinely laughing …

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Whoopie Pies

With one bite of these cookie whoopie pies you’ll feel like Fall has arrived. These pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are full of pumpkin goodness and warm spices, which make for the quintessential Fall cookie.  To head off the thought you might be thinking, no, the chocolate chips are not weird.  Pumpkin spice and chocolate are a delicious combo.  Plus, these are SO soft and chewy.  I made these a few years back and they are still one of my favorite cookies of all time.  That’s saying a lot because I make a lot of cookies.  A lot.  I wanted to …

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Zucchini Ravioli

I never thought that I’d really enjoy an Italian meal that’s missing pasta.  This zucchini ravioli is amazing. The zucchini  is the “ravioli” part of this recipe.  You use a vegetable peeler to slice thin wide strips (think of lasagna noodles).  Then you fill the zucchini slices with a ricotta cheese mixture and it ends up looking like a ravioli.  Nifty, right?  I’m a girl who loves pasta, and I thought I’d miss it, but I don’t.  Maybe it’s because you still get a whole lot of cheese and let’s face it, cheese makes everything better. Especially Italian dishes. My …

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M&M Fudgy Brownies

Mmm brownies. If you’re new to my blog, then please meet my tried and true and best ever fudgy brownies.  I shared the recipe for the basic fudgy brownies back in 2013 and it’s on my short list of best ever recipes.  If you’re not new around here and have heard about them, then hang on tight, I’ve got a fun new twist on them today. I’ve been making the original fudgy brownie recipe for the past 15 years.  I don’t even remember how many times I’ve made them (that many).  I’ve been obsessed with them since the first time …

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Black Bean Sweet Potato Enchiladas

I need to make enchiladas more often because they sure are delicious. Making enchiladas is kind of a task because it usually requires a lot of ingredients, steps and time. I won’t lie, that is the case with these enchiladas, but it’s SO worth the effort. If you see feta cheese in the photos or recipe and think “in a Mexican dish?” then you’re not alone. My husband and I thought the same, but I’m telling you, try it. It adds a touch of tang and if you think about it, is actually pretty similar to some Mexican cheeses like …

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