17 Bomb Diggity Brownie Recipes

Do you know what happens when you go to Vegas and eat so much amazing food and then come home to attempt to get back onto a healthy eating plan? You dream of brownies. Like vivid dreams of rich, chocolatey goodness. So, in an effort to keep myself from eating all.the.brownies, I’ve got 17 brownie recipes you have to try {oh, and report back since you know…I am trying to only dream about them}.

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21 St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

I love holidays that have lots of themed foods. We just finished with Valentine’s Day with all of its chocolate and heart shaped foods. Now, we are headed straight for St. Patrick’s Day. Whether it is more traditional Irish fare or just fun green food, these 21 St. Patrick’s Day recipes will surely give you something delicious to eat as the holiday rolls around. 

21 St. Patrick's Day Recipes

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Corned Beef and Cabbage Casserole

St. Patrick’s Day isn’t far off and that means it is time to start thinking about what to eat. I mean you can’t hit up the Irish bars on an empty stomach. So, if you decide you want something a little heartier than Reuben sliders, give this corned beef and cabbage casserole a try.

Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage Casserole

 

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Malaysian Chicken Meatballs

This post brought to you by Malaysia Kitchen for the World. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Just Us Four.

I love trying new foods. I grew up in a really small town where the local Chinese joint was considered “exotic.” When I moved into a larger city with access to all kinds of cuisine, I really embraced them all and spent quite a bit of time trying all the different restaurants. One that I hadn’t had before and really wanted to try before was Malaysian cuisine. I couldn’t find a local restaurant to try easily so I thought I would attempt to make a dish at home inspired by the flavors of Malaysia. These Malaysian Chicken Meatballs were the result of some experimenting and I absolutely love how they came out.

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Easy S’mores Donuts

I am so excited to share with you my newest donut flavor as a way to highlight delicious TruMoo’s Limited Edition Chocolate Marshmallow Milk. As always, even though this post may be sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

I love donuts. There, I totally admitted it. No matter how much I love eating clean and enjoying all the real foods of Whole30, I still have a soft spot for a delicious donut. Of course, I am always trying to think of new donuts to try {as if Red Velvet, Eggnog and Peppermint Mocha weren’t enough}. This time, I am taking aim at one of my favorite childhood desserts and making s’mores donuts.

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German Chocolate Bars

Pop Quiz: Did you know that there isn’t really much German about what we know as German chocolate? When Maya moved with us from Germany, I talked to her at length about all the things we think are “German” but really aren’t and German chocolate stuff was top of the list. I guess it doesn’t matter where the name originated because it is so darn delicious. I rarely have the patience to make a German chocolate cake and typically go for these German chocolate bars instead.

German Chocolate Bars

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Thai Ginger Zucchini Soup

Ok, so you remember January when I was totally eating like a cave girl and doing Whole30? Well, a funny thing happens during Whole30 and you start doing “strange” things like eating soup for breakfast or eggs for dinner. I can’t tell you how many strange looks I got at 8am when I was warming up my Thai ginger zucchini soup in the office kitchen for breakfast. Not as strange as the guy with the turkey dinner waiting for the microwave but still some raised eyebrows. This soup is seriously so good though and, while most people would probably enjoy it for lunch or dinner, I some how really wanted it for breakfast a lot.

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Red Velvet Donuts

You know what happens when you have 12+ adults and just as many kids over to your house on a Sunday evening? You sort of forget to confirm that everything for your Monday blog post is in order. So, that is why this lovely post is coming to you so much later than usual. We’ll call it the Super Bowl effect. I am beyond excited to share these red velvet donuts with you though. As I mentioned, red velvet is my favorite so making red velvet donuts just seems like an obvious recipe for me.

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Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars

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Red Velvet is hands down my favorite type of dessert. I love it when Valentine’s Day rolls around because it means that red velvet is so much easier to find. Of course, for me, red velvet treats have to come with cream cheese or they just aren’t “right.” I made red velvet cheesecake bars and they were the perfect combination of red velvet flavor with cream cheese mixed in!

Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars

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Turkey, Spinach and Macaroni Bites

Weeknights around here are crazy. I get home just in time to cook dinner and then it is time to check homework, take showers and get the kids in bed. I like to spend as much quality time with the kids as I can so I aim for meals that are delicious but easy to make. Right now, the only thing my four year old will eat with a spoon is guacamole so I have to make sure we have some finger friendly foods on the table too. I spend a lot of time trying to think outside of the box to ensure he gets more than just chicken nuggets and French fries. One of my favorite ways to get vegetables into him {and his sister} is to mix them with some of their favorite foods. That is how I created these turkey, spinach and macaroni bites.

Macaroni and Cheese bites mixed with healthy spinach and protein packed turkey. This is a great kid friendly food!

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