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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

A simple, vegan, gluten-free dessert! These bite-sized peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough balls are dreamy and creamy all because of a secret ingredient.

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I’m not going to deny it.

Chocolate is my weakness. Like, I don’t think I could go a week without eating some. I wouldn’t say I’m addicted, but it’s definitely something I don’t think I’d be able to live without. Ahem. 

When a friend first told me about these cookie dough bites, I was a little hesitant to try making them. I mean, no flour, no butter, and they’re naturally sweetened? I sort of figured there was some secret behind what made them taste so great. Turns out I was right. And guess what the secret ingredient is!

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Gluten Free Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Learn how to make the best gluten free cut-out cookies from scratch! They couldn’t be easier to make and are great for making with little ones!

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These have got to be the best gluten free sugar cookies I have ever had. 

They may not be the prettiest cookies out there (my decorating skills are practically nonexistent), but they still taste amazing! Despite the fact that these are cookies, I tried to make them as healthy as possible, using unbleached pure cane sugar as a sweetener and uncolored icing to decorate with.

I’ll admit, the sprinkles were a compromise, but the way I saw it, I had two choices. Either make a few small bowls of icing and dye them with food coloring or just make one large bowl of uncolored icing and decorate with sprinkles.

Obviously, I went with the latter. Because sometimes we make exceptions so we don’t go crazy.

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Easy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Learn how to make perfect mashed potatoes every time with this visual step-by-step tutorial. These easy garlic mashed potatoes are the perfect side dish for any meal!

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Oh my gosh—you guys!

This time of year, I’m running around like a crazy person trying to fit a million things into a day. And I tend to end up with more uncompleted tasks on my to-do list at the end of the day than I started with. 

As the temperatures drop and the days get busier, I usually opt for a slow cooker meal. But if I don’t even have time in the morning to toss all of that into the crock pot, at least I know that I can crank out these mashed potatoes and serve them with pretty much anything.

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The Best Homemade Sweet Potato Pie

This sweet potato pie is truly the BEST! With a flaky tender crust and a smooth, sweet filling, this is a recipe worth making year after year.

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I’ve eaten a lot of pie in my day.

But my favorite kind of pie has always been sweet potato pie. And after harvesting so many sweet potatoes from our garden this year, this sweet potato pie has been the only thing on my mind.

I mean, we’ve already made sweet potato fries, chips, casseroles, granola, and so many other things. But everyone knows it’s all about the pie.

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Easy Coconut Oil Kettle Corn

A simple, vegan alternative to traditional kettle corn. This coconut oil kettle corn will blow you away with its sweet-and-salty flavor and simplicity.

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This may be the best popcorn I’ve ever tasted.

Sure, that Dorito flavored popcorn was delicious, but sometimes the flavor can be a bit overwhelming. Something with that much spice, salt, and heat does that. But the mild, sweet-and-salty flavor of this coconut oil kettle corn is perfectly balanced and not at all overwhelming.

To be honest, I’ve never actually thought to use coconut oil to make popcorn. I’ve always just used sunflower oil or safflower oil. But I figured since we we’re going for sweet, we might as well use coconut oil! 

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