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Two Peas & Their Pod

Maria blogs at Two Peas and Their Pod with her husband Josh. The blog is full of simple, fresh, and family-friendly recipes. Maria also blogs about travel and her everyday adventures with her two boys, Caleb and Maxwell. She's a cookie connoisseur, with over 200 cookie recipes on her blog, and has written a cookie e-book, Cookie Cravings. Maria has appeared on the TODAY show, and Two Peas and Their Pod has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens magazine, Cooking Light magazine, and Taste of Home magazine. Maria’s blog has also been featured on Saveur, BuzzFeed, Fine Cooking, Bon Appetit, LA Times, PBS Food, The Huffington Post and The Kitchn.

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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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• 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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• 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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