Jalapeno Cheddar Soft Pretzel Bites

Jalapeno Cheddar Soft Pretzel Bites | cookiemonstercooking.com

I’m just gonna go ahead and throw it out there. Deflated balls or no deflated balls our household is veryyyy excited that the Patriots are heading to that big game on Sunday. Nothing like a little controversy to stir up the pot, eh? And I’m not going to lie, the situation *slightly* amuses me. Maybe…

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Fontina Cheese Dip with Corn and Kale | cookiemonstercooking.com

Fontina Cheese Dip with Corn and Kale

Today we have the reason that I told you to eat lots of beets. To prepare yourself for this outrageousness. And for this, I advise you break out those yoga or stretchy pants. Because if you are anything like the husband and I … well, you won’t be able to stop eating it. I tried,…

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Farro Meal Bowls with Roasted Beets | cookiemonstercooking.com

Farro Meal Bowls with Roasted Beets

I call this the calm before the storm. Or really, the healthy calm before the game day food storm? I’m not sure how well that phrase works but just go with me. I have a few, how shall we say, not super healthy but my goodness are they good, recipes coming your way starting Friday…

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Mediterranean Chicken Sausage and Veggie Bake | cookiemonstercooking.com

Mediterranean Chicken Sausage and Veggie Bake

Well hello Monday. You totally snuck up on me you saucy little thing. My days have been completely thrown off lately, which seems to happen whenever I’ve been out of town and am not in my normal routine groove. And after a week of staying in pajamas and/or yoga pants … and watching hours upon…

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Skillet Mexican Brown Rice Casserole | cookiemonstercooking.com

Skillet Mexican Brown Rice Casserole

It’s toward the end of the work week. If you’re anything like me, the fresh start and energy of the beginning of the week is long gone. You’re haaangry. You need a quicker dinner idea. Nothing complicated or fussy. And more on the healthy side of things because, you know, New Year’s resolutions and stuff.…

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Chocolate Cherry Oat Smoothie | cookiemonstercooking.com

Chocolate Cherry Oat Smoothie + A Giveaway

I know. It’s January and I’m sharing a smoothie recipe. How cliché of me. But. I’ve been making this since the fall and well, it was time to share. I’ve been rotating back and forth between this bad boy and my favorite green smoothie. This one wins when I’m in the mood for chocolate for…

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White Bean Salsa Verde Chili with Lentils and Quinoa | cookiemonstercooking.com

White Bean Salsa Verde Chili with Lentils and Quinoa

This chili. It feels good to finally share it here with you. I’ve been working on this recipe for months. Monthssss. No joke. I kid not. I apparently just like to torture myself and refuse to admit defeat. I also have far too many containers of the not-so-hot versions of this dish stashed in the…

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Whole Grain Morning Glory Muffins | cookiemonstercooking.com

Whole Grain Morning Glory Muffins

Greetings from New Jersey! More specifically, coming at you live straight from my grandma’s house. I’m up here for the next few days to help out with a few things and am staying with my super awesome grandma. There’s been lots of chatting, and hallmark channel watching (there are some ahem, interesting, movies on that…

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Roasted Rainbow Veggie Salad with Quinoa | cookiemonstercooking.com

Roasted Rainbow Veggie Salad with Quinoa

I’m convinced that Netflix is out to kill my productivity. They already had me with the whole, I don’t even need to push a button to let it roll right on over into a new episode thing, but now. Now, they went and added Friends to the mix. Mind you, I own every. single. episode.…

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24 Healthy Recipes To Kick Off The New Year | cookiemonstercooking.com

24 Healthy Recipes to Kick Off the New Year

Happy 2015!! New year, fresh start! I love the feeling of the new year … there’s just something about it. To be totally honest, I’m not really a big resolution person. I do sit down every January and make goals for the year, but I consider them goals not resolutions … if that makes sense?…

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