Welcome to #Choctoberfest 2020!

I am so excited to bring your another year of #Choctoberfest! This is a super fun week of chocolate delights – and I think it’s just what 2020 needs! I’m so excited to share some brand new chocolate recipes this week!

#Choctoberfest is our annual celebration of chocolate recipes, now in its 6th year. I’ve teamed up with some talented food bloggers to share dozens of milk, dark, and white chocolate dishes for this year’s virtual event. Plus, we’ve pooled our resources to bring you an exciting giveaway you don’t want to miss!

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How to Stock Your Freezer with 2 Weeks of Easy Dinners

Having a well-stocked freezer is invaluable – because you really never know what life will throw your way. Whether you’re forced to stay home because of a COVID quarantine or you just can’t make it to the store because of car trouble, having meals in the freezer ready-to-go can be immensely helpful.

Today, I’m going to show you what I keep in my freezer for emergencies – and how I use it.

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Autumn Fruit & Veggie Bingo

Welcome autumn! Autumn is one of my favorite seasons and I’m so excited to share a new game choc full of fall flavors!

Our favorite try-it game is back for autumn! Fruit and Veggie Bingo cards featuring fall produce can be found below – and they’re free!

This game is a great way to get kids (and adults!) to start thinking about seasonal produce and trying new things – after all, if you want to cross of a square, you need to try what’s in it!

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Summer Fruit & Veggie Bingo

Welcome to summer!

Our favorite try-it game is back for a new season! Fruit and Veggie Bingo cards featuring summer produce can be found below – and they’re free!

Various fruits and vegetable sketches arranged in a heart shape. The words " Summer Fruit & Veggie Bingo" is overlaid.

This game is a great way to get kids (and adults!) to start thinking about seasonal produce and trying new things – after all, if you want to cross of a square, you need to try what’s in it!

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Kids in the Kitchen: Great Kitchen Tools for Kids

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One of the things I get asked most often is, what cooking tools do you recommend for kids? so I’ve pulled together some of my favorite suggestions.

Whether you’re shopping for essentials or a fun gift, I’m hoping this guide will be a good resource!

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Chicken-Bacon-Ranch Carbonara + Incredible One-Pot Cooking Review

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of Incredible One-Pot Cooking for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

I recently asked on Instagram what your biggest current dinner challenge is. One of the most common responses? Making interesting dinners that don’t involve a ton of cleanup.

Megan Marlowe’s new cookbook, Incredible One-Pot Cooking, totally nails this problem. Chock full of fun spins on traditional favs, this is cookbook your family will love – mine definitely does! – and I’m excited to share a preview with you today.

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Grocery Tours: Aldi

How often do you explore your local grocery stores? In an effort to stretch my comfort zone, I’m exploring all our local grocery options to compare. I hope you’ll enjoy this Grocery Tours series – today, let’s explore Aldi!

Aldi

Aldi is a discount grocery chain. It’s smaller than most grocery stores, and pretty no frills – but in exchange you’ll find some awesome deals. Ready to explore? Let’s go shopping!

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Grocery Tours: Whole Foods

How often do you explore your local grocery stores? In an effort to stretch my comfort zone, I’m exploring all our local grocery options to compare. I hope you’ll enjoy this Grocery Tours series – first stop: Whole Foods!

Whole Foods is an upscale grocery chain that puts high value on quality. Their stores are full of items that are organic, locally produced, sustainable and humanly sourced. They also feature plenty of things tailored for special diets – packaging for vegan, gluten free, and even keto items are easily picked out.

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How to Host a Soup Swap

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I recently held my 5th annual soup swap party! At this point, it’s my favorite part of January and so many of my friends look forward to it too. If you’re looking for a fun winter get together with friends, a soup swap is perfect!

how to host a soup swap

What is a Soup Swap?

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Best of 2018

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I’m a sucker for end-of-year recaps. I love the chance to look back and reflect on what the year has brought and plan for what’s to come.

2018 Top 10

Which means, of course, I love looking back on what’s been most popular on the blog this year. This year, everyone was all about the sweets – not a single savory recipe made this year’s top 10! That’s a first for me, but it’s also reflective of the year around here.

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