recent recipe favorites.

I don’t know about you guys but the “what are we having for dinner” question can be the never ending question for us. I’ve been trying to cook more {one of my resolutions for the year!} and have had success lately with a few dishes so I thought I would share.

Almond-crusted chicken

I made this last week from Martha Stewart’s Clean Slate cookbook & it was an instant hit. I actually made it again the next night to go with a lemon pasta dish {found on Sequins & Stripes here}.

Highly recommend this chicken. I used thin sliced chicken & also didn’t blend the almond mix into a complete paste because we like a little crunch.

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Crock Pot Wings {perfect for the upcoming Super Bowl!}

The recipe can be found from All Recipes here & the wings turned out great. We made these a couple weeks ago on a Sunday & they were so tender but still had some crunch {into the crunch, clearly}. Richard LOVED them – definitely a must for hungry boys.

The time says 4+ hours but we did one hour in the crock pot on high and one hour on low then put them in the oven for 30 minutes.

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Flourless Nut-Free Brownies

My sister in law is a great influence on me as she’s a very healthy eater & always makes the yummiest healthier takes on the “bad food” that I love. Hence these flourless nut-free brownies.

They are from Elana’s Pantry Paleo cookbook. She also has a blog {here} with lots of recipes to try! I actually couldn’t find coconut sugar {I’m sure they have it at Whole Foods} so I used Truvia brown sugar mix.

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& finally white pizza. This isn’t the healthiest but hey, it’s all about balance right? We have recently been very into making our own pizza. We’ll buy dough from a local pizza place, roll it out & pile on the toppings.

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This white pizza is truly so easy. The “sauce” is just sautéed garlic {the more the better for us} & olive oil {place it on the bottom as you would a sauce} & top with your favorite cheeses – we used mozzarella, parmesan & ricotta.

Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown & enjoy alone or with marinara / pizza sauce for dipping. For best results definitely use a pizza pan so that the crust cooks evenly.

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^^this is my sister in law’s pizza made with an almond flour crust — see, she’s a good influence 🙂

Other blogs I love trying recipes from are Skinnytaste {she also has a cookbook here}, Do It Delicious & Elana’s Pantry. xx

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