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These easy tostones also known as patacones or fried green plantains are made healthier in the air fryer. No deep frying, just a few spritzes of olive oil for a crispy, delicious appetizer or side dish.

Air Fryer Tostones (Twice Air Fried Plantains)

Cilantro and lime make this simple shrimp dish outstanding – and it takes just minutes to make!

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

These creamy Mashed Potatoes come out perfect in the Instant Pot, and are made in a fraction of the time it takes to make on the stove!

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

These Gingerbread cookies are made with a fraction of the butter – yet they still have the same great flavor and texture. This year I wanted to make them into Christmas trees. No cookie cutter required, all I used was a knife to cut them into triangles!

Gingerbread Christmas Tree Cookies

These EASY Spinach Lasagna Roll ups are totally delicious, perfect for entertaining or serving for weeknight meals. Individual vegetarian lasagnas filled with spinach and cheese are family-friendly, satisfying and perfect for portion control. It's also a great way to get your kids to eat spinach and no one will miss the meat!

Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups

This is the EASIEST Slow Cooker Spiral Ham recipe, just two-ingredients plus the ham! Perfect for the Holidays, and it won't take up space in your oven.

Slow Cooker Spiral Ham with Apricot-Dijon Glaze

This EASY Slow Cooker Chicken dish is cheesy and delicious, made with boneless chicken breast, black beans, corn and salsa topped with melted cheddar cheese. YUM!

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken with Black Beans and Corn

The secret to the best, irresistible manicotti is to make them from scratch with my easy homemade crespelles, which are basically Italian crepes. These spinach and cheese manicotti are filled with three cheeses – ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan, then topped with homemade sauce. So damn delicious!

Homemade Spinach Manicotti

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Mexican Pinto Beans with Queso (Frijoles con Todo)

Spiralized Winter Veggie Gratin is the perfect holiday side dish! Made with spiralized vegetable gratin is made with sweet potatoes, butternut squash, carrots, and parsnips and topped with a white sauce and Gruyere cheese.

Spiralized Winter Veggie Gratin

This Carne Asada steak salad is made with everything I love – juicy steak, pico de gallo, Monterey Jack cheese and guacamole.

Carne Asada Steak Salad

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash are delicious on their own, but adding bacon and a maple soy glaze makes them over-the-top delicious! Made all on one sheet pan, you can double or triple this recipe to feed a crowd by adding more sheet pans.

Maple Soy Glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash with Bacon

This easy makeover Spinach Gratin is creamy and decadent, with a hint of nutmeg baked in the oven topped with melted cheese for a must at your Holiday table!

Makeover Spinach Gratin

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash are tossed with olive oil, salt and pepper for an easy Fall side dish! Simply place them on a sheet pan and bake until tender and the Brussels are slightly charred on the edges.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash

These Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes are so much lighter than traditional mashed potatoes, and taste so good!

Skinny Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta is the best Brussel sprout recipe! Lightly pan fried until crisp and slightly browned on the edges, it's my favorite way to cook and eat them!

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

Brussels Sprouts Gratin are roasted until crisp, then topped with a light cheese sauce made with Gruyere and Parmesan, and baked until brown and bubbling – the perfect Holiday dish!

Brussels Sprouts Gratin

I love this quick and easy beef chili made with black beans, tomatoes, homemade chili spices and beer. This chili pleases all the palates in my house – not to too spicy (although you can kick it up if you wish), loaded with flavor, and ready in less than 30 minutes.

Quick Beef Chili Recipe (Instant Pot or Stove Top)

French Bread Pizza Mummies

Get the chips ready for this quick and easy No-Cook Salsa recipe! In less than five minutes, you will have a delicious, healthy appetizer or snack everyone will love. It's bright, fresh and takes under 5 minutes!

Easy No-Cook Salsa Recipe

Creamy, Pumpkin Mac and Cheese with Roasted Veggies is comfort food, in a bowl! Made with pumpkin puree, roasted cauliflower and Brussels sprouts.

Pumpkin Mac and Cheese with Roasted Veggies

Stuffed Turkey Breasts with Butternut Squash and Figs is a wonderful One-Pan Fall dish. This is also Whole30 compliant as well as gluten-free, low-carb, keto and Paleo.

Stuffed Turkey Breasts with Butternut Squash and Figs

These easy beef empanadas made with my homemade beef picadillo filling and store bought empanada dough are "fried" in the air fryer for empanadas that area ready in minutes (only takes 8 minutes to cook)!

Air Fryer Beef Empanadas

One of my favorite ways to make grilled steak in the summer. Topped with fresh chopped tomatoes, red onion, balsamic and oil. It's fresh and a great way to enjoy those end-of-summer tomatoes!

Grilled Steak With Tomatoes, Red Onion and Balsamic

Zucchini Rollatini is low-carb and delicious! Made with strips of grilled zucchini stuffed with a basil-cheese filling, then rolled and topped with marinara, mozzarella and baked in the oven until the cheese is hot and melted.

Zucchini Rollatini

These healthy salmon and lemon kebabs are delicious and easy to make, loaded with omega 3s in every bite! Seasoned with fresh herbs, lemon, and spices and grilled to perfection.

Grilled Salmon Kebabs

The best low-carb Eggplant Rollatini, made with thin slices of eggplant filled with a spinach and cheese ricotta filling, topped with marinara and mozzarella cheese. No frying, no breadcrumbs!

Best Eggplant Rollatini with Spinach

These lobster tacos are made with steamed chunks of lobster meat, avocado and pico de gallo, topped with a spicy poblano crema. If you want to step up your fish taco game, you need these in your life!

Union Cantina Lobster Tacos

Meat and cheese boards are my go-to for super chill, no stress summer entertaining. You can load them up with all your favorite cheese, cured meats, fruit, nuts and spreads. Add some wine and baguettes and you have yourself a meal.

How To Make an Epic Charcuterie and Cheese Board

I just love tacos with eggs, and these breakfast fajitas are no exception. Loaded with peppers and onions, guacamole and a runny egg on top (you can prepare the eggs however you like).

Spicy Breakfast Fajitas with Eggs and Guacamole