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Pear & Apple Salad with Chocolate Vinaigrette Recipe (Gluten-Free)

Pear & Apple Salad with Chocolate Vinaigrette - fun and unusual way to get chocolate into every meal!

 

It has been a while since I have done a savory Chocolate Monday and since I have a dessert coming tomorrow with the #ProgressiveEats team, I thought it would be fun to switch things up a little. I am always on the hunt for fun, new chocolate recipes and found this great idea for a chocolate vinaigrette – how cool is that!

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Maple Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Candied Pecans (Gluten-Free)

 

For the perfect Thanksgiving side dish, try these seductive Maple Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Candied Pecans

 

Thanksgiving must be coming up based on all the sweet potato, sage, and stuffing recipes being made in my kitchen lately!

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Pan-Seared Duck Breasts with Orange, Fennel and Cilantro Salsa (Gluten-Free)

Luscious duck breasts served with an orange pan sauce and a bright citrus salsa. Perfect for any special occasion.

 

Today’s recipe is a new way to look at the classic Duck a l’Orange. A luscious orange sauce is paired with a fresh and sassy citrus salsa that cuts the richness and adds a bright acidity to the plate. You wind up with a lighter, refreshing version perfect for special occasions all year long.

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Dark Chocolate Cookies with German Chocolate Frosting (Gluten-Free)

Dark Chocolate Cookies with German Chocolate Frosting, all the flavors of the traditional cake but with a crunchy cookie, addictive!

 

It is always a challenge to come up with new and creative ideas for Chocolate Mondays, especially after four years. Today’s recipe is no exception. I thought I had a great idea to combine one of my favorite cookies with one of my favorite cake frostings. And then I took a look on the Internet.

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Roasted Carrot-Sweet Potato Soup (Gluten-Free) #FallFest

Roasted Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup, perfect for crisp autumn and winter days

 

Hey everyone. Welcome to this week’s Food Network #FallFest, celebrating carrots! There are so many ways you can make carrots beyond just steaming and serving them. A favorite Thanksgiving side dish in my family is my carrots with maple syrup and dill – so good!

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