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21 Crockpot Recipes for Lazy Days

With the winter months come cooler temperatures, limited sunshine, and holiday preparations. Tons of items are on your plate and putting together meals ends up at the bottom of the list. So when a day looks busy, pre-planning dinner options is always a good idea. The crockpot makes it so easy too! Just throw everything into the pot and your meal is ready when you get home!

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Why I Keep My Freezer Stocked Up During the Holidays

Thanksgiving is less than a week away and Christmas and New Years are just around the corner, so I definitely feel the pressure. The holidays, as fun as they are, also create a massive amount of work. Planning family time, creating holiday blog content, and maintaining work can get pretty tiresome.

One pro tip I have is keeping your freezer stocked up. Mine is full of Tai Pei frozen fried rice. 

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Curried Butternut Squash Soup with Garlic Crostini

With the weather getting colder by the day, I see myself craving hot meals that warm up my insides! My favorites are soups and curries, so I thought why not combine the two into a curried soup. So, for my meal prep Sunday, I made this curried butternut squash soup with garlic crostini and enjoyed a bowl every single night! Yes it’s THAT good! The whole process was made extra easy thanks to the Vitamix Explorian 320!

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14 Thanksgiving Pie Recipes for Your Feast

Countdown to Thanksgiving and then Christmas has officially begun. One of my favorite parts of the meal is the dessert portion. I’m a HUGE fan of pies. Apple pie, cherry pie, pumpkin pie, I love them all. So this year, I’m in charge of making our holiday pie. I’m going to stick with pumpkin and pecan flavors. These recipes look and sound amazing; I’m going to have a hard time picking which one to try. Maybe I’ll combine a few components. Wish me luck!

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19 Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Another Thanksgiving preparation gem right here. Some people say the turkey is the centerpiece of Thanksgiving dinner, but I think the right sides can make or break a meal. Classics such as green bean casserole and sweet potato casserole are great options, but out of…

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5 Minute Lunch Hack with Tai Pei

More recently I’ve been putting extra time into creating and curating blog content. With a completely different full time job on the side, managing my time has been a crucial aspect to being efficient throughout the day. I try to save time in every way possible without cutting corners. Streamlined meal times have helped a ton with this. Last month, I came up with 3 quick lunch break tips for a more productive day and now I’m taking it to a completely different level.

Using Tai Pei Frozen Fried Rice, I created a 5 minute lunch hack that results in a colorful and tasty lunch-time.

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19 Cranberry Recipes that aren’t Cranberry Sauce 

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, I’m sure you’re scrambling trying to find ideas to take to your holiday potluck. Sticking to fall and holiday flavor profiles is a must, so I’ve been searching for all of the festive recipes. One of my favorite holiday flavors is cranberry everything. Cranberry sauce is the classic way to enjoy it on Thanksgiving, but there are so many other options! These recipes are out of the box preparations of the tart berry and they include savory, dessert, brunch and cocktail options that all look and sound delicious.

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22 Apple Recipes that Are Full of Flavor

Apples may be available year round, but when fall is in full swing, apple recipes are becoming more and more popular. James and I made a trip to Carter Mountain Orchards in Charlottesville, VA and we picked a bushel of apples to bring home! The…

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