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Samantha Gutmanis

Double Decker Gelato

Our girl Bree has done it (again!). She’s about to release her new children’s book “Milo and Georgie” and it’s a big topic made relatable. Change is at the forefront, but not only that it can be scary, but also how leaning into change can be a new wonderful discovery on the other side.

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Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops

It’s that spooky time of year … are you sick of Halloween food? I hope not yet. This recipe is super easy and fun. It embraces the imperfections of decorating desserts (which is something I need much more practice with) and the kids love it. Scroll down to check my ugly marshmallow pops out 🙂 As an aside, I’ll be chatting all things kids and food at Chorus and Cloud on Tuesday November 1st at 1:30pm. There will be kids, music, singing and possibly some dancing if you’re free for a parent meet-up to hear my tips and lessons learned regarding my family food life. I hope to see you there!

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Redefined

The biggest perk of cooking a big meal for any holiday is the leftovers. What happens when you can’t even think about another turkey sandwich though? How about a couple of great ways to reinvent that turkey or even stuffing into something the whole family will love?

My friend Gayle over at The Soup Solution, came up with this great idea for crisping up any leftover stuffing and adding it to soup for a more substantial meal and let’s be honest, minimal cooking. You can hop over to Gayle’s explanation around the how to do this easy recipe on IG, here.

Photo credit and recipe: The Soup Solution

Photo credit and recipe: The Soup Solution

Leftover turkey and sweet potatoes take a classic Autumn spin in this Turkey Chipotle Chili. Skip the first step and add the leftover cooked turkey at the end with about 3-5 minutes left, just long enough so it warms. It’s filled with squash so it’s pretty much a one pot meal!

Photo credit: My Kitchen Love

Photo credit: My Kitchen Love

16 ways to use up leftover Turkey via Bon Appetit Magazine can be found here. Turkey Pho anyone?

Adding rice, bright fruit, nuts and seeds to any vegetable leftovers like in this recipe looks pretty tasty to me! This is actually how to use Christmas leftovers, but it’s mostly the same food anyways so I figured you wouldn’t mind if I cheated a bit 🙂

Happiest of Thanksgiving to you and yours! Hope your version of turkey is extra delicious this year!

Enjoy! xo

Essential Easy Thanksgiving Recipes

Hey guys! How did the start of the school year go? It was crazy over here. It was the first time my twins started any form of “care” outside of our home in the form of preschool. It’s awesome now that they’re settled but man, did it take a toll on me. And, I’m so not ready to write this (because I can’t even buy cranberries as I write this, but that’s another rant for another day) but the next time I’m seeing you fine folks again it will be Thanksgiving weekend. No joke. Here are 3 essential (Turkey, Brussels Sprouts, and Stuffing) easy recipes to get you through this very early holiday. Or hey, maybe you’re school year started like mine and you need this long weekend like no other.

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Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Burritos

It’s back-to-you-know-what and although 2 of my kids are only in Preschool I feel behind schedule everyday day. That’s why our slow cooker is flexing its muscles and  helping out with dinner on the regular. I love putting something substantial in the slow cooker (like pork shoulder or even a whack of black beans) and have it stew for hours so that I can use it for multiple days in a variety of dishes. I’ve got it here as a burrito with salsa and purple cabbage for a quick dish that can be tossed together when the family gets home for the day.

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All Fruit Popsicles

I pretty much make popsicles all year-round these days (I seem to always have a child teething and healthy popsicles are my go to for numbing the pain), but the summer has popsicles in heavy rotation. Since I hardly ever repeat a recipe fruit popsicles that get a big positive reaction are ones that I have to share with you. All 3 of my kids loved this version of all fruit popsicle and if Rain-couver ever turns summer back on hopefully you get a chance to make them as well.

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Apricot Raspberry Torte

The only cake recipe you’ll need this summer, or anytime you want to toss some fruit on top of a handful of ingredients that results in a stunning and delicious torte is right here. I think this torte would be stunning with apples or pears on top and dusted with cinnamon as well when we transition into Fall. Showcasing apricots and raspberries, lots of summer fruits will work, look, and taste nothing short of amazing.

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