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Honey Balsamic Chicken Quinoa Bowl | alidaskitchen.com

Honey Balsamic Chicken Quinoa Bowl

This Honey Balsamic Chicken Quinoa Bowl recipe combines honey, balsamic vinegar, garlic and herbs with chicken, quinoa and assorted vegetables into a healthy protein bowl that takes less than 30 minutes to make. Thank you to Pompeian for sponsoring this post for what’s #TrendingintheKitchen.

Honey Balsamic Chicken Quinoa Bowl | alidaskitchen.com

One of the top food trends of 2017 are bowls, such as Buddha bowls, protein bowls, and grain bowls. These colorful, filling dishes are built in a large bowl and are composed of grains, veggies, proteins and a flavorful dressing. With this growing food trend in mind, I was inspired by one of my most popular recipes (Baked Balsamic Chicken) to add some veggies and quinoa and create this Honey Balsamic Chicken Quinoa Bowl recipe!  …

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Broccoli Cheddar Mashed Potatoes | alidaskitchen.com

Broccoli Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

An easy recipe for cheesy, delicious Broccoli Cheddar Mashed Potatoes made in minutes with Idahoan® Signature™ Russets Mashed Potatoes. Thanks to Idahoan® Foods for sponsoring this post.

Broccoli Cheddar Mashed Potatoes | alidaskitchen.com

For Easter this year, my kids have their hearts set on going to the zoo, playing outside and hunting for Easter eggs (of course) – all as a family.  With fun family time a priority, I was looking to make changes to simplify our Easter menu with delicious results made easy. Fortunately, I discovered mashed potatoes made in minutes with a tasty twist with this Broccoli Cheddar Mashed Potatoes recipe. 

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Stove Top Cauliflower Mac and Cheese | alidaskitchen.com

Stove Top Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Stove Top Cauliflower Mac and Cheese is epitome of cheesy, delicious comfort food made healthier using cauliflower in place of half of the pasta…all in under 30 minutes! Thank you to Pompeian for sponsoring this post for what’s #TrendingintheKitchen.

Stove Top Cauliflower Mac and Cheese | alidaskitchen.com

One of our weeknight staples is a simple, from scratch stove top mac and cheese recipe. It is hearty, easy to make, always delicious and oh so comforting. We enjoy this recipe often as-is, however I am always inspired by the latest food trends to make recipes healthier.

For the latest version, cauliflower came to mind. Cauliflower recipes are all the rage these days, given its versatility. Plus it goes great with cheese! But since I cook for the toughest critics (my kids!), I first floated the idea past my 7 year old. He thought Stove Top Cauliflower Mac and Cheese sounded really, really, really (REALLY) good! …

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Individual Dark Chocolate Pudding Cakes | alidaskitchen.com

Individual Dark Chocolate Pudding Cakes

Individual Dark Chocolate Pudding Cakes are an easy recipe for warm, gooey chocolate cakes made in a ramekin that take only minutes to prepare. Thank you to Idahoan® for sponsoring this post.

Individual Dark Chocolate Pudding Cakes | alidaskitchen.com

One of my favorite steakhouse meals consists of a bowl of creamy potato soup, a perfectly cooked filet mignon and ends with a wonderfully decadent chocolate dessert. Fortunately we have discovered an a delicious, easy way to re-create this tasty meal at home. I will start with how I like to start most of my meals…with dessert first!  This recipe for Individual Dark Chocolate Pudding Cakes results in a seemingly decadent yet simple chocolate dessert that is the perfect ending to any meal. …

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Orange Banana Smoothie | alidaskitchen.com

Orange Banana Smoothie

This Orange Banana Smoothie recipe features a simple and delicious fruit flavor combination, along with protein-packed Greek yogurt, and takes only minutes to make! 

Orange Banana Smoothie | alidaskitchen.com

Every morning I wake up early to go on a long run before the chaos (i.e. kids wake up!) Then the usual morning routine begins to get everyone breakfast, dressed and ready for school. Of course this means that sometimes I end up missing my own breakfast because, well…life happens. However this easy Orange Banana Smoothie recipe that takes only a minute to make (and is super delicious) is just what I need to start my mornings right!…

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Individual Broccoli Cheddar Frittata | alidaskitchen.com

Individual Broccoli Cheddar Frittata

This Individual Broccoli Cheddar Frittata recipe is a cheesy, high protein, veggie-packed frittata made for one. However, this recipe can easily be multiplied to yield single-serve frittatas for many. Thank you to Pompeian for sponsoring this post.  

Individual Broccoli Cheddar Frittata | alidaskitchen.com

We often enjoy frittatas as an easy, high-protein meal with lots of vegetables and cheese.  Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner, frittatas are healthy, versatile and always a favorite. While I typically make them in a skillet and serve in wedges, there is something extra special about a single-serve frittata served in a ramekin. So I decided to mix things up from my usual spinach version (which is tasty too!) to make an Individual Broccoli Cheddar Frittata!…

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The Best Red Wine Vinagrette Recipe | alidaskitchen.com

The Best Red Wine Vinaigrette

This is my easy recipe for the best Red Wine Vinaigrette made from scratch using five simple ingredients. Thank you to Pompeian for sponsoring this post.  

The Best Red Wine Vinagrette Recipe | alidaskitchen.com

I have come to discover that the simplest recipes often become my most requested recipes. Who would guess that after spending hours in the kitchen cooking an elaborate something or other, everybody ends up raving about the simple dressing on the garden salad that was whipped together in seconds. This Red Wine Vinaigrette recipe transforms any basic garden salad into a company worthy salad that always has people asking for the recipe! …

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Broccoli Pesto Pasta | alidaskitchen.com

Broccoli Pesto Pasta

Broccoli Pesto Pasta is an easy, from scratch, creamy pasta sauce made healthier with broccoli, Greek yogurt and olive oil. Thank you to Pompeian for sponsoring this post.

Broccoli Pesto Pasta | alidaskitchen.com

One of our favorite dinners is Roasted Red Pepper Pasta. It is easy, made healthier with lots of vegetables and Greek yogurt and the kids love it. Since it is such a popular recipe around our house, I use it as a base recipe for creating new ones, like this Broccoli Pesto Pasta. …

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Easy Fruit & Nut Parfait | alidaskitchen.com

Easy Fruit & Nut Parfait

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hershey Company. All opinions are 100% mine.

This Easy Fruit & Nut Parfait recipe is layered with yogurt and almonds, pumpkin seeds, fruit and a hint of chocolate or yogurt, yet contains only two simple ingredients. 

Easy Fruit & Nut Parfait | alidaskitchen.com

This Easy Fruit & Nut Parfait recipe has become breakfast staple and favorite snack. It is packed with wholesome goodness of yogurt, real fruit, nuts, seeds and yogurt-flavored cream or dark chocolate, yet is made using only two ingredients. Plus it takes only minutes to make. Intrigued? The secret ingredient…Brookside Fruit & Nut Bars!

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Cheesy Vegetable Frittata | alidaskitchen.com

Cheesy Vegetable Frittata

Cheesy Vegetable Frittata is a healthy, protein-packed one-pot meal made in minutes using seasonal vegetables, eggs and cheese. Thank you to Pompeian for sponsoring this post. {gluten free, low carb)

Cheesy Vegetable Frittata | alidaskitchen.com

During the summer months, this Cheesy Vegetable Frittata is a frequent go-to staple for dinner, breakfast or any time we want a healthy meal fast. It is quick, easy and we can use up whatever vegetables we have on hand, which is especially convenient during the summer when we have an abundance of fresh summer produce….

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Grilled Honey Balsamic Chicken | alidaksitchen.com

Grilled Honey Balsamic Chicken #SundaySupper

This easy recipe for Grilled Honey Balsamic Chicken combines honey, balsamic vinegar, garlic and herbs into a healthy chicken dish that takes minutes to prepare. Time to fire up the grill! {gluten free, dairy free}

Grilled Honey Balsamic Chicken | alidaksitchen.com

Now that summer is drawing near, I wanted to transform one of our weeknight favorite dinners (Baked Balsamic Chicken) into another weeknight favorite cooked out on the grill. The kids get to play outside while we grill up a tasty feast – everybody wins! Since this recipe was made with my toughest little critics in mind, I decided to sweeten up my original recipe with a little honey. The result is this incredible, tender, slightly sweet and delicious Grilled Honey Balsamic Chicken!…

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Poblano Chicken Tostada Salad | alidaskitchen.com

Poblano Chicken Tostada Salad

Poblano Chicken Tostada Salad is a healthy entree salad made with chicken, poblano peppers, onion and spices, served over a bed of salad greens on top of a cheesy, crisp corn tortilla. This is easy to make, great for a weeknight!

Poblano Chicken Tostada Salad | alidaskitchen.com

This Poblano Chicken Tostada Salad is inspired by the Chopped At Home challenge with Sargento® Cheese.

For this challenge, at-home cooks are asked to get creative in the kitchen with your best dish, that must include the following ingredients:

  • Sargento® 4 Cheese Mexican Blend
  • Corn tortillas
  • Poblano peppers
  • Chicken thighs

The dish may  contain other ingredients, but the above must be the focus. Needless to say, I was very excited to see the contents of this virtual chopped basket. Creating a Mexican-inspired dish using some of my favorite ingredients would be a fun challenge!…

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Spinach Artichoke Chiacken Rice Casserole | alidaskitchen.com

Spinach Artichoke Chicken Rice Casserole

Tracking PixelSpinach Artichoke Chicken Rice Casserole transforms cheesy spinach artichoke dip into a delicious healthy casserole with chicken and rice that is easy to make and the whole family will enjoy! Thank you to Minute® Rice for sponsoring this post. 

Spinach Artichoke Chicken Rice Casserole | alidaskitchen.com

Kids and eating – one of life’s great mysteries. One day they love broccoli, the next day they declare it is the worst thing ever (and follow that up by eating up all their broccoli, asking for more,..but it’s still the worst 😉 ) Enter busy weeknights and these fun challenges definitely keep parents on their toes. Pantry staples that I always have on hand and know my family likes, such as Minute® Rice, make it easy and fun to come up with easy recipe ideas, like this Spinach Artichoke Chicken Rice Casserole….

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Cheesy Tomato Chicken Rice Bake | alidaskitchen.com

Cheesy Tomato Chicken Rice Bake

Cheesy Tomato Chicken Rice Bake combines 5 simple ingredients – broccoli, diced tomatoes with herbs, chicken, cheese and Minute® Rice – into an easy, cheesy, delicious meal the whole family will love!  {gluten free} Plus a $100 Visa gift card giveaway!
Cheesy Tomato Chicken Rice Bake | alidaskitchen.com

For weeknight meals, we often rely on the same rotation of recipes. The recipes are favorites, but it is nice to mix things up a bit. The key is to keep recipes simple, with both preparation and ingredients. This Cheesy Tomato Chicken Rice Bake is a result of this motivation when raiding my pantry for a new weeknight meal.

A combination of Minute® White Rice and cheese (always a popular with the kids) plus diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, chicken and broccoli, made this cheesy Chicken Tomato Chicken Rice Bake an instant favorite with the entire family. Any meal that has my 3 year old asking for ‘more broccoli please’ is a definite winner!

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9 Easy & Healthy Recipes to Pair with Soup! | alidaskitchen.com

9 Easy Recipes to Pair with Soup!

Tracking PixelA collection of 9 Easy Recipes to Pair with Soup, all on the lighter side. Thank you to Progresso™ for sponsoring this post.

9 Easy & Healthy Recipes to Pair with Soup! | alidaskitchen.com

Now that we have snow on the ground and have experienced sub-zero temperatures, it feels like a true Minnesota winter. This is the time of year soup was made for!  Especially after a fun holiday filled with cookies and treats, my body is craving foods with vegetables…and lots of them. Again…soup!…

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Mexican Quinoa Bites | alidaskitchen.com

Mexican Quinoa Bites

Tracking PixelMexican Quinoa Bites are healthy, cheesy bite-sized mini mac and cheese muffins made with quinoa, tomatoes, black beans, and other southwestern flavors. {vegetarian, gluten free} Thank you to Hunt’s Tomatoes for sponsoring this post.

Mexican Quinoa Bites | alidaskitchen.com

With the big game just around the corner, while I am not necessarily a football fan, I am definitely a football food fan! Since this is also a time of year when people are looking to eat a little healthier, I am even more inspired to create fun tasty recipes with a healthier twist.  Quinoa bites are always my most requested recipes for parties, such as these Broccoli Cheddar Quinoa Bites, Jalapeno Popper Quinoa Bites, Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bites and Pizza Quinoa Bites. Time to add Mexican Quinoa Bites to the list…they’re so good!  …

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Black Bean Quinoa Chili | alidaskitchen.com

Black Bean Quinoa Chili

Tracking PixelBlack Bean Quinoa Chili combines black beans, diced tomatoes, vegetables and quinoa into a delicious, easy to make chili! Perfect for the busy holiday season, a weeknight or anytime! {gluten free, vegan} Thank you to Hunt’s Tomatoes for sponsoring this post.

Black Bean Quinoa Chili | alidaskitchen.com

During the busy holiday season (or any weeknight for that matter), easy recipes like this Black Bean Quinoa Chili are a lifesaver. With a little advance prep work, i.e. chopping vegetables, and key pantry staples, this delicious, healthy chili can be whipped together in minutes!…

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Easy M&M Fudge | alidaskitchen.com

Easy M&M Fudge

This Easy M&M Fudge recipe is a delicious chocolate fudge studded with M&M candies made in minutes using only three ingredients.

Thank you to CansGetYouCooking.com through the Mom It Forward Blogger Network for sponsoring this post.

Easy M&M Fudge | alidaskitchen.com

During the holidays, I like to have a handful of easy, go-to recipes on hand to make life simpler. While this usually pertains to quick and easy weeknight meals, I have found that dessert recipes that can be made in minutes are very handy for last minute parties, gifts, or to help balance the baking workload during this busy time of year. This Easy M&M Fudge is so simple and foolproof, anybody can make it. …

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An easy recipe for Oven Roasted Broccoli with Tomatoes {vegan, gluten free} | alidaskitchen.com

Oven Roasted Broccoli with Tomatoes

Tracking PixelThis easy recipe for Oven Roasted Broccoli with Tomatoes is so simple and delicious, it makes eating vegetables irresistible! {gluten free, vegan, vegetarian}  Thank you to Hunt’s Tomatoes for sponsoring this post.

An easy recipe for Oven Roasted Broccoli with Tomatoes {vegan, gluten free} | alidaskitchen.com

My family loves steamed broccoli, but sometimes when we eat it night after night, sometimes I hear the groans ‘broccoli again?’  I get it – we all like a little variety. Not all vegetables are necessarily created equal when feeding kids, but I can certainly come up with a new way to prepare a favorite.

When I found  this recipe for roasted Brussels sprouts with tomatoes, I decided to swap the broccoli for the Brussels sprouts, make a few changes and see what happens. The result was a wonderful recipe for Oven Roasted Broccoli with Tomatoes!…

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Santa Fe Chicken Baked Quesadillas | alidaskitchen.com

Santa Fe Chicken Baked Quesadillas

This easy recipe for Santa Fe Chicken Baked Quesadillas transforms a simple can of soup into an easy, cheesy, finger food favorite the whole family will love!  

Santa Fe Chicken Baked Quesadillas | alidaskitchen.com

As the temperatures get cooler and busier months approaching, with the holiday season, parties, school productions and everything in between, quick and easy comfort foods are very popular in our house. Make ahead casseroles, chili, ready to eat soups – all are great for that first taste of warmth for the fall season. And then sometimes we transform these comfort food favorites into a fun finger foods, like these Santa Fe Chicken Baked Quesadillas!…

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An easy recipe for Baked Chicken Fajitas | alidaskitchen.com

Baked Chicken Fajitas

Tracking PixelThis easy recipe for Baked Chicken Fajitas is filled with juicy seasoned chicken, crisp-tender vegetables, all made quick and easy in the oven. Thanks to Hunt’s® tomatoes for sponsoring this post.

An easy recipe for Baked Chicken Fajitas | alidaskitchen.com

Chicken fajitas are one our favorite dishes ~ especially since discovering this easy recipe for Baked Chicken Fajitas. From the delicious seasoned chicken to the abundance of crisp-tender vegetables to the tasty toppings, chicken fajitas are one of those meals made with wholesome, real foods that are guaranteed to please the whole family. It’s a win-win!…

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An easy recipe for a healthy Slow Cooker Beef Black Bean Chili that takes minutes to prepare {gluten free} | alidaskitchen.com

Slow Cooker Beef Black Bean Chili #SundaySupper

Slow Cooker Beef Black Bean Chili is an easy recipe for a healthy chili made in the slow cooker featuring lean beef, black beans and lots of vegetables for a complete meal in a bowl! {gluten free}

An easy recipe for this healthy Slow Cooker Beef Black Bean Chili that takes minutes to prepare {gluten free} | alidaskitchen.com

Now that Fall is here, we shift our focus from grilling to cooking low and slow. During these cooler months, we turn to comfort foods made healthier, such as stews, soups and chili. Whether it is in the slow cooker, braised or roasted, beef can be a huge part of your Fall low and slow experience.

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Pasta Pizza Pie | alidaskitchen.com

Pasta Pizza Pie #SundaySupper

Pasta Pizza Pie puts a fun twist on pizza and pasta, by starting with a pasta “crust” that is topped with sauce, cheese and favorite pizza toppings!

Pasta Pizza Pie | alidaskitchen.com

 

For Sunday Supper this week, we are partnering with Gallo Family Vineyards to celebrate National Pizza Month by sharing some pizza-inspired recipes and wine pairings. This is definitely a month long celebration I can get behind!  We have pizza at least once a week, sometimes more. Anything pizza is always a winner, and pizza inspires a lot of creativity with recipes!…

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Chocolate Banana Smoothie | alidaskitchen.com

Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Chocolate Banana Smoothie is an easy recipe made with two ingredients to yield a frothy, delicious smoothie! Thank you to TruMoo for sponsoring this post.

Chocolate Banana Smoothie | alidaskitchen.com

National Chocolate Milk Day is coming up on September 27th. To celebrate, I whipped together one of my favorite recipes using chocolate milk ~ a Chocolate Banana Smoothie!  It is simple, quick to make and tastes like dessert!…

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Vanilla Bean Roasted Peaches #SundaySupper

Vanilla Bean Roasted Peaches are warm peaches roasted in a buttery vanilla bean sauce, topped with vanilla ice cream and raspberries.  Simple, elegant and delicious!

Vanilla Bean Roasted Peaches | alidaskitchen.com

For Sunday Supper this week, we are celebrating Labor Day with Gallo Family Vineyards. From a backyard bbq to a quiet picnic at the park, everyone has a special way to celebrate the last taste of summer! The Sunday Supper tastemakers are sharing recipes, wine pairings and tips for making the three day weekend special….

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Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Potato Skins | alidaskitchen.com

Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Potato Skins #SundaySupper

For a delicious, crowd-pleasing appetizer featuring Idaho® potatoes, try this easy recipe for Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Potato Skins {gluten free}

Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Potato Skins | alidaskitchen.com

Potato skins are always a fun appetizer. What is not to love with a crispy potato shell filled with so many tasty possibilities!  These Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Potato Skins are inspired by the ever popular appetizer, only made a little healthier with broccoli and skipping sour cream and butter.  Of course there is plenty of cheddar cheese to keep things delicious!…

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Potato Chip Fudge | alidaskitchen.com

Potato Chip Fudge

Tracking PixelPotato Chip Fudge is an easy recipe that combines salty, crunchy potato chips with semi-sweet chocolate into a fudge that tastes like chocolate covered potato chips! Thanks to Cape Cod® Potato Chips for sponsoring this post. 

Potato Chip Fudge | alidaskitchen.com

This Potato Chip Fudge is such a fun recipe. It is easy to make with just a few simple ingredients and puts a fun spin on the salty-sweet dessert craze that is so wildly popular.  While chocolate and potato chips might sound like an unusual combination, there was a time when peanut butter and chocolate raised an eyebrow. Chocolate and bacon are all the rage these days. What about chocolate covered potato chips turned into fudge? It exceeded all of my expectations. Potato Chip Fudge is little crunchy, a lot chocolaty, salty, sweet and delicious! …

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Balsamic Blueberry Salad | alidaskitchen.com #SundaySupper

Balsamic Blueberry Salad #SundaySupper

Balsamic Blueberry Salad combines peppery arugula, tangy feta cheese, sweet blueberries and other fresh vegetables, tossed with a light balsamic vinaigrette. Perfect for a simple summer meal, potlucks or any time!

Balsamic Blueberry Salad | alidaskitchen.com #SundaySupper

 

We picked up 10 pounds of blueberries during our most recent visit to the farmer’s market and have been enjoying delicious blueberries by the fistful.  While I have been busy making pancakes, baking cakes and other goodies, we have also been enjoying this Balsamic Blueberry Salad recipe. It is a fresh, flavorful summertime favorite that everyone loves….

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Cheesy Vegetable Enchiladas | alidaskitchen.com

Cheesy Vegetable Enchiladas #SundaySupper

Cheesy Vegetable Enchiladas are stuffed with black beans, corn, spinach, made with three cups of cheese and covered in an easy-to-make homemade enchilada sauce. {vegetarian, gluten free}

Cheesy Vegetable Enchiladas | alidaskitchen.com

This recipe for Cheesy Vegetable Enchiladas has been a family favorite for years. From the traditional combination of black beans and corn to the deliciously surprising addition of spinach to the three full cups of shredded cheese that everybody loves, this recipe is always a crowd pleaser. Even better is that it can be made ahead and leftovers reheat well….

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus | alidaskitchen.com

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is a delicious and healthy dip (or spread) that is so easy to make at home. {vegan, gluten free}  Thank you to CansGetYouCooking.com through the Mom It Forward Blogger Network for sponsoring this post.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus | alidaskitchen.com

This Roasted Red Pepper Hummus recipe can be made in minutes using common pantry ingredients. Not only does it taste fresh and delicious, but it is also a great recipe to get the kids involved. My kids love to pour in the ingredients and (of course) power the food processor. (Mama, can I pulse it just one more time pleeeeeeease?)…

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