Lemony White Beans + Broccoli Rabe

Little by little, I experimented with beans in savory dishes (still hate them in chili, and I'm in Texas, after all), and there had been a few great recipes. This particular one, from a Williams-Sonoma cookbook called Chicken Night by Kate McMillan, was a good find with delicious flavors, healthy notes, and easy tasks.

I substituted broccolini for the broccoli rabe, and it still came out quite yummy. Just a tiny tip, toward the end, don't overmix the dish because then the beans will come out mushy.

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Melting Roasted Potatoes

Yes, you read that right. Melting. Roasted. Potatoes. You know that feeling when you first taste your dish, a bit doubtful, as you feel a bit of heat from the dish to your mouth. Then you would taste it, something quite promising as a great dish, and you would close your eyes, moaned a bit, and your knees gave out slightly. These potatoes would do just that; that was how delicious this was. Yes, that was vivid, and it was truth to the core. These potatoes are most perfect when just out of the oven, and beyond.

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Sweet Potato Casserole

Thanksgiving was here, and I only had to cook a few things. One of my favorite side dishes during Thanksgiving was sweet potato casserole, and I was set out to find a great recipe that was easy and traditional. From Pinterest and the site Flavor Mosaic, this recipe did not disappoint. It had everything I was looking for: traditional sweet potato casserole that I knew, and toasty marshmallows that received oohs and ahhs when I opened the oven door. I just hope I remember to make this again when it's not Thanksgiving time!

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Cheesy Pull Apart Rolls

Easy and delicious, I could eat these rolls every night of the week. And every morning and midday, too. This is a quick prep dish, and it will quickly disappear from the table. Actually, it may not even make it to the table. There are many versions of this pull apart rolls, and you can certainly develop pretty much any taste profile you want.

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Bashed Banana Whoopies

I was so excited to make a dessert that I didn't have to go and buy extra ingredients for. Everything was already in my pantry or fridge, and I was glad to put the last 2 very ripe bananas to use. These moist whoopies were big in size, and I could have made them a little thinner, yielding more than the allotted 10 sandwiches. Either way, it was big enough to share, that is, if you wanted to.

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Tomato Tartlets

You couldn't go wrong having a puff pastry in your recipe. Then, of course, you couldn't go wrong having cheese in your recipe. So when America's Test Kitchen combined those two ingredients together for this recipe, I was ecstatic to make an appetizer that would be a crowd-pleaser. Voila! Because these tomato tarlets were delicious and immediately people asked for more. It was easy to make, and the small list of ingredients was welcomed.

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Source: www.srirachaandketchup.com/tomato-tartlets

Chicken + Sun-Dried Tomato Burgers

Any recipe from America's Test Kitchen was always delicious and fun to make, and this recipe was no exception. Most chicken burgers came out dry, and tried too much with complex tastes, but this dish came out moist and quite yummy. The short list of ingredient was even more attractive, and I was sure to use challah burger buns. Plus, they instructed us to fry the patty in the sun-dried tomato oil, which elevated the patties just a bit more. I would definitely make this dish again.

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Dulce de Leche Cookie Bar

Yummy goodness, these cookie bars, and quite easy to make as well. I was glad to find a bottled dulce le leche at the store (near the caramel and chocolate sauces), so I was more inclined to test out this recipe. You could make your own sauce, of course, but this came together even quicker, and you would be closer to the chocolaty goodness.

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Prosciutto-Wrapped Pork Medallions

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These pork medallions looked scrumptious, even prior to going into the oven. The prosciutto acted like a beautiful gift wrap to a nice piece of pork. To top it off, the recipe included a delicious sauce called fiorentina sauce. The sauce was full of fresh herbs, which I think was the key here, so try to use fresh herbs if you could.

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Chicken Baked in Foil

Food sealed in packages just sound so wondrous. Even though you were the one who prepared the food, you were the one who put them in the oven, you'd still be so excited to see how it turned out when opening up the package. It was almost like opening a present! This Whole30-friendly was quite easy to make, and delicious as well. Just remember that you have to put the chicken in the fridge for at least an hour before baking.

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Fun + Fun Tuna Melt

Emeril Lagasse's version of this tuna melt is the creme de la creme of all tuna melts. This was easy to make every single time, and the results were always great. I had made this over and over again, and this time I made it for my mom and our family friend Linda. 

Their taste buds were centered around Thai food (of course), and tuna melts were not usually on the menu of sorts. But I was ecstatic to make these for them, since it was on my top ten recipes that I loved. Results: they loved it. Praises after praises, I was so glad to make them again. 

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Bacon-Glazed Salmon

Yes, another salmon dish! I love salmon in any form, and it's a bonus that it's good for you! Bring on the Omega-3!

Ok, enough dorkiness from me, here's a baked salmon dish with a pow. The combination of cider vinegar and maple syrup is quite pungent, add in bacon, and voila, a sharp tasting salmon dish that did not disappoint. Serve it with milder side dish, such as rice or couscous, and roasted vegetables. The taste from the salmon takes over the whole palate already. 

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Chicken Croquettes + Lemon-Parsley Sauce

Lots of steps, but not a lot of flavor. From Cuisine Tonight, these Chicken Croquettes + Lemon-Parsley Sauce were like chicken pot pie in a patty. Even though it was a great idea for a weeknight dinner, I didn't quite enjoy it so much. I did like the lemon-parsley sauce, however, in which it helped the dish along. Maybe someone can make these and let me know what you think! Maybe I did something wrong...?!?!?!

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Brussel Sprouts + Mushrooms

This will become your go-to side item that's quite delicious and Whole30 friendly. Since I started the Whole30 challenge (I'm only on day 2 at this point), I'd begun to look for quick and simple side dishes that would make both of us happy. Please check out my daily ups, downs, and musings on being on this challenge from the link above the page.

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