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    Veggie Sweet Potato Chili (Slow Cooker)

    With the Superbowl coming up, I feel like my friends are always looking for vegetarian recipes that can serve a crowd. The non-veg football recipes seem more obvious, but sometimes the vegetarian options are super unhealthy or boring. This recipe for sweet potato chili is the opposite. It’s warm, hearty, and filling, and I promise, even your meat-lover friends will enjoy it. It’s also a great way to just put together ingredients that you may already have in your pantry and use your magic slow cooker to transform them into something yummy! Ingredients: 3 sweet potatoes- peeled and cubed 1 can garbanzo beans 1 can black beans 1 can tomato…

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    Thomas the Tank Engine Cake

    My adorable and amazing nephew Mokshay turned 2 this month and I was beyond excited to celebrate his Thomas the Tank Engine themed birthday. Let’s be serious, we all love time in a bouncy house, even in our 20s! For his birthday cake, I made two chocolate cakes (one 10 inch and one 8 inch round). The bottom layer was covered in rainbow jimmies (sprinkles) and the top layer was covered in white rolled fondant. The little thomas train on top is made of rice crispy treats covered in blue fondant. All of the smaller decorations were done in vanilla buttercream frosting or rolled fondant. Here’s some pictures of the…

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    DIY Infused Olive Oils

    I absolutely love homemade edible gifts. I think they are a great way to show someone you care without having to spend a ton of money (which around the holidays can be a serious problem!) Last year I gifted some people holiday cookies and cookies in a jar (see here). This year I decided to do something a little different, and made infused olive oils. They are super easy to make and cost effective, but are easily usable gifts that taste great! Ingredients: Olive oil bottles (I used these 4 oz bottles from The Container Store) 4 oz of extra virgin olive oil per bottle Several dried chili peppers Several…

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