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Maria

Two Peas & Their Pod

Simple, fresh, and family friendly is how Maria describes her cooking style. Maria shares recipes for both easy weeknight cooking and entertaining for guests. Her favorite recipes are her cookie recipes. She even has her own cookbook, Cookie Cravings, featuring 30 of her favorite cookie recipes.

Along with her husband Josh and son Caleb, Maria lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. When she’s not busy cooking, baking or blogging, Maria enjoys running, traveling, and spending time in her garden.

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Raspberry Almond Shortbread Bars

Hello, December! It’s nice to see you…I think. How is it December already?! I love December, so I am excited, but I am nervous, too!

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Garlic Bread Avocado Toasts

Garlic Bread Avocado Toasts — buttery garlic bread with mashed avocado. This simple garlic bread is amazing!

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Spring Panzanella Salad

When I eat a salad, I want a salad with substance. I don’t want a wimpy salad with just greens—I like to pack my salads full of goodies! My current favorite is this Spring Panzanella Salad. It has lots of spring green veggies and buttery herbed croutons. A salad with carbs? Yes, please!

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Candied Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Candied Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies-soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies with sweet candied pecans. I like to roll them in cinnamon sugar before baking to make them extra special!

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Brown Butter Maple Granola

Homemade granola is one of my favorite things to make and eat! It is so easy to make at home, and it always tastes so much better than store-bought granola. I love making big batches to have on hand for breakfast and snacking.

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Friends of the Test Kitchen

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Special Guest

• Ree Drummond •

As a busy mom who writes about food, family and living on her ranch in Oklahoma, the kitchen is Ree's frontier.

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Special Guest

• Sadie •

Sadie is a creative cook who looks for culinary inspiration everywhere. Her family's small dairy farm in Minnesota has been a part of the Land O'Lakes cooperative since 2005.

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