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Chocolate chunk oatmeal raisin cookies

Chocolate chunk oatmeal raisin cookies will give you that extra oomph to give this tough week one last go. They are filled with good stuff like oats and raisins, but also with the super not so good for you stuff, chocolate. What is a cookie without enormous amounts of chocolate? But like I said these cookies have a whole lot of good in them and that's a yes in my book.
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Super soft pretzel bagels

Soft pretzel bagels are just what I need today. It's been a pretty long winter and since the festive season, I have been thinking of these gorgeous beauties that I ate almost every day with my son at the markets. Bread has become such comfort and solace for me and nothing beats a freshly baked pretzel.
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Chocolate orange babka

Chocolate orange babka is such a beautiful bread recipe. It has all the flavors of winter in each bite. The chocolate walnut and orange flavors are just absolutely wonderful together if you are a citrus lover or not. I never really loved orange in sweet baked desserts or bread, but since making this winter melody, I am completely smitten!
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Vegetable packed tomato basil soup

Vegetable packed tomato basil soup is a super quick way of getting in all your vegetables in one nutritious bowl. This weekend was excruciating cold like can't feel my toes kind of cold and flu seeping through your cold kind of cold. My husband was away for work this past weekend and our fireplace was on the frits, I was not a happy mama this weekend. Apart from the cold, I had a pretty eventful weekend avec my little man. It's hard keeping these little ones busy in this cold, I tell you! I'm just thinking I am so glad we left Norway before it got really cold! 
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Harissa butter bean tomato stew

Harissa butter bean tomato stew is the perfect stew to comfort and to ramp up your metabolism this winter. I need something spicy and comforting at the same time. I haven't properly prepared myself for his weather, boy oh boy. This morning was so so cold and I wish I had some of this harissa butter bean stew to keep me warm. When I got home I had to make a quick batch, because -1 weather has got me quivering in my boots.
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Sticky sweet butternut rolls

Sticky sweet butternut rolls must be the perfect start to 2019. Let me be very honest here, we didn't even make the new year. We passed out around ten and slept through the whole thing, I guess life does change after kids, or are there some diehard parents out there? I celebrated the new year by making these delish sticky butternut rolls. They are completely gluten-free (if you like), vegan and a big favorite side dish of mine. That's my way of celebrating the new year, lots of comfort food!
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Caramelized Butternut Shallot lasagne

Caramelized Butternut Shallot lasagne is perfect for a Sunday lunch or dinner options. It stores pretty well too for a leftover alternative and fills all the holes and gaps for comfort food goodness that the winter creates. Not only is it so easy to prepare, but also a budget saver. This lasagne can go pretty far with a whole roasted butternut, couple slices of whole wheat pasta sheets and creamy bearnaise sauce.
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Winter warming soups

Winter warming soups are soothers for my soul, especially since this winter has been so long. It seems as though it is getting better by the day and the spring blossoms have made their arrival. It is crazy to think that one year ago I had a newborn baby and absolutely no time to cook. I wish I tried more soup recipes, but in that "new" state of life, you kind of forget all and you're submerged into mothering mode. These soups have been so easy to make and I have made them numerous times. They are filling and so nutritious for any winter lunch or dinner...
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Almond butter popcorn cups

Almond butter popcorn cups are just heavenly. Things get super serious when chocolate and popcorn is involved...Oh and almond butter. All three of these are my favorite and I just simply can't resist. I used to munch buckets of popcorn during pregnancy and after because I was just so hungry. The munchies are so tough when your preggo or breastfeeding.