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Instant Pot Minestrone Soup Recipe

Candied bacon, "pig candy", bacon candy, pork candy, call it what you will, this irresistible treat will have everyone calling for more! This candied bacon recipe is easy to whip up and is a guaranteed favorite!

Candied Bacon Recipe

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Oh Henry Bars – with nut-free option

Image of a stack of windmill cookies in front of a carafe of milk. Whole spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves) pictured in the foreground.

Windmill Cookies aka Speculoos Cookies (nut free option)

Overnight French toast casserole is a delicious way to prepare breakfast the night before. You'll love this make ahead baked version of French toast, with no messy skillet or griddle to clean. 

Overnight French Toast Casserole

Apple cinnamon compote in a cast iron skillet, with a spoon.

Easy Apple Compote with Cinnamon

Sweet and delicious, these roasted Hasselback Sweet Potatoes make an impressive presentation yet are easy enough to add to your everyday menu. No hassle required!

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

Image of crockpot glazed carrots in a white slow cooker, with a wooden spoon. Parsley is sprinkled on top.

Crockpot Carrots with Cinnamon Glaze

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BBQ Sauce Recipe – easy homemade barbecue sauce

Image of Baked Brie Recipe with Cranberries and Candied Pecans with Bourbon. Garnished with sugared cranberries and rosemary.

Baked Brie Recipe with Cranberries and Bourbon Pecans – with video

These brown sugar glazed carrots with bourbon could be mistaken as candy, they're so irresistible! Great for Thanksgiving or any other meal! 

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots with Bourbon – with video

This BBQ rub is the perfect sweet and savory rub for pork and chicken. It's easy to make with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Don't grill without it! 

BBQ Rub | Easy Homemade BBQ Rub

This blueberry crisp with coconut is a fun and delicious twist on plain blueberry crisp - you'll love the additional layer of crisp and the flavor that the coconut adds. The only question is, will you eat it for breakfast or dessert?

Blueberry Crisp Recipe with Coconut

Boasting the flavors and colors of Christmas, this Christmas salad recipe will be a welcome healthy addition to any holiday menu! Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Christmas Salad Recipe with Pomegranate and Pecans

Creamy and sweet, these vanilla bean mashed sweet potatoes taste like dessert! They're so easy to make and will become a quick favorite! Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Vanilla Bean Mashed Sweet Potatoes

These chewy oatmeal raisin cookies are lacy and thin and perfect with your afternoon coffee or tea! Read my tips for freezing - it's great to brighten someone's day! get the cookie recipe on rachelcooks.com!

Whole Wheat Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (freezer tip!)

A perfect taste of the holidays, these Andes Mint Cookies are full of chocolate and mint goodness in every single bite! Add them to your Christmas cookie list this year. Get the cookie recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Andes Mint Cookies – chewy centers!

A classic boxed meal, made healthier and heartier. And guess what? It's not that much harder to make! Your whole family will love this healthy homemade hamburger helper. Get the 30 minute meal recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Homemade Hamburger Helper – Whole Wheat (VIDEO)

A surprising cookie combination full of familiarity with a bit of intrigue. The crispy edges and soft chewy middle make these coffee cookies with clove absolutely irresistible! Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Coffee Cookies with Clove – your new favorite!

You'll want to drink the cranberry sherry barbecue sauce that this chicken is cooked in. This slow cooker barbecue pulled chicken is irresistible! Get the slow cooker recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Chicken – Cranberry Sherry BBQ Sauce

Cherry Cheesecake Dip with Lime (10 minute recipe) – with VIDEO

Start Valentine's Day with a healthy and fun breakfast! This Heart Shaped Strawberry Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipe with Chocolate Topping is everything you need to get your day off to a LOVEly start. Get the easy and fun breakfast idea on RachelCooks.com!

Heart Shaped Strawberry Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipe with Chocolate Topping

Gingerbread Muffins with White Chocolate Chips are perfect for Christmas morning or any other morning. The crunchy sugar topping makes them completely irresistible. Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Gingerbread Muffins with White Chocolate Chips

Whether you're entertaining or just looking for an easy dinner with great leftovers - this maple dijon ham is for you. Bonus: SLOW COOKER. Totally hands-off! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Maple Dijon Ham