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Caramel M&M Cookie Bars | alidaskitchen.com

Caramel M&M Cookie Bars

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS Incorporated, to create this delicious and easy Caramel M&M Cookie Bars recipe that takes only minutes to make! All opinions are mine alone. #UnsquareCaramel #CollectiveBias

Caramel M&M Cookie Bars | alidaskitchen.com

Caramel M&M Cookie Bars are a delicious brown sugar-buttery cookie base mixed with chocolate and caramel. These bars have the wonderful taste of caramel bars made easier, thanks to the addition of M&M’S® Caramel candies. …

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Spicy Black Bean Quesadillas | alidaskitchen.com

Spicy Black Bean Quesadillas

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser to make this easy vegetarian recipe for Spicy Black Bean Quesadillas that are perfect for entertaining a crowd on Labor Day,…or to enjoy any time! All opinions are mine alone. #TailgateWithATwist #CollectiveBias  

Spicy Black Bean Quesadillas | alidaskitchen.com

With Labor Day just around the corner, preparations for a delicious celebration are underway! We have the usual fixings, along with our favorite summer produce, such as watermelon, corn, cucumber, and green salad. And our freezers are stocked with MorningStar Farms® Spicy Black Bean Burgers Value Packs that can be cooked on the grill with the rest of our grillables and then quickly transformed into delicious Spicy Black Bean Quesadillas!…

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Peach Banana Smoothie | alidaskitchen.com #shop

Peach Banana Smoothie

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser to celebrate back-to-school with this Peach Banana Smoothie recipemade in minutes using wholesome ingredients. All opinions are mine alone. #HorizonHappiness #CollectiveBias

Peach Banana Smoothie | alidaskitchen.com #shop

My kids are so excited for back to school! While I enjoy (and share!) their enthusiasm, I also anticipate navigating busy mornings and juggling after school activities, all the while making sure everybody is fed. Easy recipes that kids love and are made with ingredients that moms feel good about are essential. Fortunately these busy moments will be a lot tastier thanks to this delicious taste of summer, in smoothie form ~ Peach Banana Smoothie! …

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Easy Herb Grilled Chicken | alidaskitchen.com

Easy Herb Grilled Chicken

Easy Herb Grilled Chicken is healthy, versatile and takes minutes to make. Summer grilling comfort food made easy and delicious! Thank you to Pompeian for sponsoring this post for what’s #TrendingintheKitchen.

Easy Herb Grilled Chicken | alidaskitchen.com

Nothing beats the ease of a simple marinated chicken recipe cooked on the grill for summer dinners!  Grilled chicken is quintessential summer time comfort food at its finest. This Easy Herb Grilled Chicken recipe is simple, uses only a few pantry ingredients and is something the whole family enjoys….

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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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Cheesy Cornbread Muffins | alidaskitchen.com

Cheesy Cornbread Muffins

Cheesy Cornbread Muffins are easy, cheesy buttermilk cornbread muffins that take minutes to prepare and pair perfectly with a bowl of soup! Thank you to Idahoan® for sponsoring this post.

Cheesy Cornbread Muffins | alidaskitchen.com

I have never seen a batch of muffins disappear as quickly as these Cheesy Cornbread Muffins. My kids wanted them for breakfast, lunch and dinner…and I don’t blame them. I managed to sample a portion of one of these tasty muffin morsels. They are cheesy good and have the delicious taste of cornbread with a hint of sweetness. It was one of those moments that brought my mind to a familiar place…a favorite local steakhouse! …

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Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake | alidaskitchen.com

Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake

Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake is a simple vanilla buttermilk-based cake studded with cranberries and fresh orange zest throughout. Perfect for holiday gatherings, afternoon tea, or any time! Thank you to Lipton for sponsoring this post.

Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake | alidaskitchen.com

It is no secret that I love a good bundt cake recipe, especially for entertaining during the holiday season. They are easy to make (usually prepared in minutes!), look pretty right out of the pan, and can get away with a simple dusting of powdered sugar over the top.  …

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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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Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins | alidaskitchen.com

Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins

An easy recipe for warm, cinnamon, oatmeal, raisin studded Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins that take only minutes to make. Thank you to DairyPure Milk for sponsoring this post.

Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins | alidaskitchen.com

Breakfast time just got a whole lot tastier, thanks to this easy recipe for Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins. The muffins are soft with a slightly chewy bite from the oatmeal. There are wonderful, warm cinnamon flavors and bursting sweet raisins throughout. They are topped with a cinnamon sugar crumble that makes them extra special….

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Upside-down Apple Tart | alidaskitchen.com

Upside-down Apple Tart #WeekdaySupper

This Upside-down Apple Tart recipe transforms a few simple ingredients into caramelized apples with cinnamon over a flaky, buttery puff pastry crust. This easy-to-make dessert is perfect for the holidays or any time you want an impressive dessert made easy!  **Plus enter to win a cookbook giveaway!**

Upside-down Apple Tart | alidaskitchen.com

Today I have the pleasure of sharing this incredibly delicious (and easy!!) Upside-down Apple Tart recipe with you, as part of Weekday Supper. The theme for Weekday Supper is the Mad Hungry Family Cookbook by Lucinda Scala Quinn, and 10 bloggers will share recipes from the cookbook….

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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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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies | alidaskitchen.com

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies #SundaySupper

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are chewy, pumpkin spice oatmeal cookies studded with chocolate chips! These cookies are a perfect treat for fall, Halloween and more! Thank you to Dixie Crystals for sponsoring this post.  

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies | alidaskitchen.com

For Sunday Supper this week, we are partnering with Dixie Crystals to celebrate Halloween. My kids know that when I start getting out the Halloween decorations, that means pumpkin season has finally arrived. As we decorate the house, while listening to our favorite Halloween songs, we also whip up our favorite pumpkin recipes, like these tasty Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies!…

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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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Iced Coffee Yogurt Pops | alidaskitchen.com

Iced Coffee Yogurt Pops

Iced Yogurt Coffee Pops are simple two ingredient creamy frozen treats combining Caribou Premium Iced coffee with a protein boost from Greek yogurt. Thank you to Caribou Coffee for sponsoring this post. 

Iced Coffee Yogurt Pops | alidaskitchen.com

During the summer when the kids are home, they keep me on my toes all day long. From park trips to the zoo to swimming to let’s do arts and crafts or ‘we should really bake something’…the fun is never ending.  I love every minute of it, but sometimes I find myself nodding off in the afternoons when napping really is not an option (or so I am told!). Fortunately I discovered new Caribou Premium Iced Coffee which has become a delicious afternoon pick-me-up that I look forward to all day long! …

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Patriotic M&M Cookie Bars | alidaskitchen.com

Patriotic M&M Cookie Bars #SundaySupper

Patriotic M&M Cookie Bars are a chewy, brown sugar cookie bar studded with red, white and blue M&M candies that takes minutes to make. Perfect quick and easy dessert for the 4th of July or any patriotic celebration (or any time!) 

Patriotic M&M Cookie Bars | alidaskitchen.com

Looking for a special dessert that is quick and easy to make for summer parties? Look no further than these Patriotic M&M Cookie Bars! This is one of my favorite recipes to make for a crowd (or a small family to enjoy all week long) 🙂 …

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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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Blueberry Buttermilk Waffles | alidaskitchen.com

Blueberry Buttermilk Waffles #SundaySupper

An easy recipe for Blueberry Buttermilk Waffles made with whole wheat flour, buttermilk, brown sugar and bursting with fresh blueberries throughout. 

Blueberry Buttermilk Waffles | alidaskitchen.com

With blueberry season upon us, everything is coming up blueberries! From these Blueberry Crumb Bars to this Blueberry Balsamic Salad, nothing beats the delicious taste of our favorite blueberry recipes made with fresh, juicy, perfectly in-season blueberries. With this Blueberry Buttermilk Waffles recipe, we have a new blueberry recipe to add to our list of favorites!…

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S'mores Blondies | alidaskitchen.com

S’mores Blondies #SundaySupper

S’mores Blondies are an easy-to-make layered bar cookie with a graham cracker cookie base topped with chocolate and marshmallow creme resulting in wonderful s’more dessert ~ perfect for a party, potluck or any time!

S'mores Blondies | alidaskitchen.com

S’mores are one of my favorite treats, so various s’more-inspired goodies are always popping up in our kitchen.   These S’mores Blondies have all the yummy goodness of a s’more in a delicious, easy-to-make layered bar cookie.  …

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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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Chocolate Caramel Coconut RITZ Cookies | alidaskitchen.com

Chocolate Caramel Coconut RITZ Cookies

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #StackItUp #CollectiveBias

Chocolate Caramel Coconut RITZ Cookies are a fun treat made using only 3 simple ingredients – a chocolate covered caramel candy, toasted coconut and RITZ crackers.  

Chocolate Caramel Coconut RITZ Cookies | alidaskitchen.com

During spring break this year, we have enjoyed many park visits, going to the zoo and on bike rides, just doing whatever it is that kids like to do. Of course during all of these fun excursions, my bag is packed with a favorite snack. We recently discovered RITZ Fresh Stacks, which is a mini-sleeve of RITZ Crackers that fits perfectly in my backpack for our snack on-the-go.

As we were enjoying our latest RITZ cracker snack, we decided to brainstorm ideas of what we could do with our RITZ crackers. One said chocolate, the other said toasted coconut – so many delicious ideas that resulted in these Chocolate Caramel Coconut RITZ Cookies! …

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Tomato Macaroni and Cheese | alidaskitchen.com

Tomato Macaroni and Cheese

Tracking PixelTomato Macaroni and Cheese is a healthier, from-scratch macaroni and cheese recipe with a tomato and herb twist that is easy to make in less than 30 minutes. Thank you to Hunt’s Tomatoes for sponsoring this post.

Tomato Macaroni and Cheese | alidaskitchen.com

One of our favorite weeknight dinners, that is especially popular with the kids, is Macaroni and Cheese. I make a healthier version, from scratch, that is delicious on its own but is also very versatile. Using just a few simple ingredients, my simple mac and cheese recipe can be transformed into a whole new dish, like this Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese and this Spinach Macaroni and Cheese. There are so many delicious possibilities! With its simplicity and fresh flavors, this Tomato Macaroni and Cheese recipe may have become our new favorite!

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Carrot Cake Waffles | alidaskitchen.com

Carrot Cake Waffles #SundaySupper

An easy recipe for Carrot Cake Waffles studded with fresh carrots, warm cinnamon and raisins throughout and topped with a lighter cream cheese drizzle. Waffles with a carrot cake twist are an instant family favorite!

Carrot Cake Waffles | alidaskitchen.com

Carrot Cake Waffles are everything wonderful about carrot cake made into a delicious (and socially acceptable) breakfast. Don’t get me wrong – I have been known to have cake for breakfast (shh…don’t tell my kids!!) But we have all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not start with something super tasty made a little healthier, like these Carrot Cake Waffles….

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Chocolate Marshmallow Milkshake | alidaskitchen.com

Chocolate Marshmallow Milkshake

Chocolate Marshmallow Milkshake combines the classic taste of chocolate and marshmallows into a cool and creamy, easy to make dessert. Thank you to TruMoo Milk for sponsoring this post.

Chocolate Marshmallow Milkshake | alidaskitchen.com

Whenever I think chocolate and marshmallows, I immediately think of hot chocolate. That warm cup of hot chocolate studded with marshmallows enjoyed after a long day of playing in the snow, sledding, skating, building a snowman. Chocolate and marshmallows are such a wonderful combination that should be enjoyed beyond the mug. From cookies to s’mores to brownies and more, there are so many delicious ways to enjoy this tasty combo…especially in this easy to make Chocolate Marshmallow Milkshake!…

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