Monthly Archives: December 2017

Herb Butter Roasted Rack of Lamb with Mint Chimichurri

Rack of lamb is rubbed with herb butter, then roasted and topped with a mint chimichurri sauce in this elegant dinner recipe!

Rack of lamb is rubbed with herb butter, then roasted and topped with a mint chimichurri sauce in this elegant dinner recipe!

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Vons!  All opinions are my own.

There’s no better way to impress your guests this holiday season than with this Herb Butter Rack of Lamb with Mint Chimichurri, and I’m here to tell you a secret that your guests never have to know, it’s so easy to make!

That’s right, who knew something so elegant and scrumptious could be so easy to make!

Even with several different delicious components, the entire meal came together in just over 30 minutes!

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Cajun Turkey Cheese Dip

Shredded cajun turkey is placed on a layer of cajun ranch cream cheese and topped with cheddar cheese in this ultimate Cajun Turkey Cheese Dip recipe!

Shredded cajun turkey is placed on a layer of cajun ranch cream cheese and topped with cheddar cheese in this ultimate Cajun Turkey Cheese Dip recipe!

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Jennie-O!

It’s the holiday season and with all of the hustle and bustle going on, wouldn’t you like something that makes your life easier? If you said “yes, please!” then follow me, as I introduce you to the easiest turkey you’ll ever roast, the Jennie-O Oven Ready Turkey. Whether you’re looking for a whole turkey, a bone-in turkey breast or a boneless turkey breast, Jennie-O has it in an oven-ready bag. Just pop it right from the freezer to the oven and it will roast up perfectly seasoned, juicy and tender!

In addition to a traditionally seasoned turkey, you can also get a whole turkey or bone-in turkey breast with cajun seasonings and let me tell you, it is DELISH!

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Top 17 New Recipes of 2017

Let’s take a stroll down memory lane and check out the Top 17 delicious new recipes of 2017 on the blog, featuring everything from buddha bowls to cinnamon rolls and tacos to pasta!

Top 17 delicious new recipes of 2017 on the food blog WhitneyBond.com, featuring buddha bowls, cinnamon rolls, tacos and pasta!

This is my favorite time of the year, it’s the holiday season and the end of the year, a time to reflect back on the past year and look forward to the year ahead!

I started the tradition a few years ago of counting down the top new recipes from the year on my Instagram page and this year I decided to turn it into it’s very own blog post!

I love looking back each year and seeing which new recipes of the year really took off and grabbed the attention of my readers. I definitely take into consideration these popular recipes from the past year when planning for the new year ahead.

There were a few themes this year, bowls were big, from buddha bowls to zoodle bowls, everyone is loving the new bowl recipes (and the old bowl recipes as well, my Bruschetta Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowls video has been viewed over 4.1 MILLION times on Facebook!)

Other popular trends this year included sweet treats, recipes with buffalo sauce and easy pasta recipes, all things I love as well!

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Nutella Muddy Buddies

Nutella Muddy Buddies are the perfect gluten free sweet treat! They’re made with only 6 ingredients in 10 minutes, making this recipe so easy to toss together anytime for a party or snack!

Chocolate is melted over rice chex cereal with Nutella hazelnut spread, then tossed with powdered sugar for delicious, gluten free Nutella Buddies!

Now the real question is, did you call them muddy buddies or puppy chow as a kid?

I called them muddy buddies, but no matter what you called them, I know I’m not the only one who was totally obsessed with this delicious sweet snack as a kid!  It was always a favorite at school holiday parties, birthday parties and just a delicious dessert to have around the house!

As an adult I’ve become totally obsessed with Nutella recipes, from Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups and Nutella Rice Krispie Treats, to Nutella Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls and Nutella Brookies. I love the delicious hazelnut spread, so of course I had to add it to this classic recipe for muddy buddies!

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Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

An oven roasted herb crusted beef tenderloin is a show stopping dinner recipe, served with a mouth-watering creamy horseradish gorgonzola sauce.

An oven roasted herb crusted beef tenderloin is a show stopping dinner recipe, served with a mouth-watering creamy horseradish gorgonzola sauce.

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at the California Beef Council!

It’s the holiday season and whether you’re hosting a dinner party for friends or a Christmas dinner with family, a beef tenderloin is an impressive main course for your dinner!

For this recipe, I rubbed the beef tenderloin with a peppery, balsamic herb rub then finished the tenderloin with a horseradish herb butter and an amazing horseradish gorgonzola cream sauce (seriously, I could eat that sauce with a spoon!)

You can serve the cream sauce right over the tenderloin or on the side.

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One Pot Turkey Taco Soup

Ground turkey and three kinds of beans are added to one pot to make this protein packed, easy and healthy turkey taco soup recipe, made in only 29 minutes!

Ground turkey and three kinds of beans are added to one pot to make this protein packed, easy and healthy turkey taco soup recipe, made in only 29 minutes!

Todays post is sponsored by my friends at USA Pulses & Pulse Canada!

I don’t know about y’all, but this time of year, I’m always looking for healthy weeknight meals to throw in amongst the weekend holiday parties filled with cheese plates, cookies and cocktails!

Since this is also the busiest time of the year, I’m also looking for meals that are quick and easy! This One Pot Turkey Taco Soup happens to fit the bill for both a healthy meal, that’s also quick and easy!

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Watermelon Mint Champagne Punch

Watermelon and mint add delicious and refreshing flavor to this easy champagne punch recipe, perfect for celebrating birthdays, holidays or impromptu celebrations anytime of year!

Watermelon and mint add delicious and refreshing flavor to this easy champagne punch recipe, perfect for celebrating birthdays, holidays or Fridays!

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Tropicana!

If you’ve caught my Instagram story anytime over the last 4 months, chances are you’ve seen some before and after images of our “fixer upper” pop up on my story.

On August 8, we closed on the house, then immediately began demo. Since then, we’ve had no walls in most of the house, but today that changed, today, drywall began and we’ve got walls people!

Now it might seem weird to some people to celebrate walls, but when you haven’t had walls for 4 months and you see walls start going up, you definitely celebrate!

Last night I invited a few friends over to celebrate this milestone in our “fixer upper” life and I whipped up this delicious champagne punch to cheers my friends with!

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups with Nutella® Hazelnut Spread

A simple chocolate chip cookie recipe is transformed into delicious chocolate chip cookie cups with Nutella®  Hazelnut Spread!

A simple chocolate chip cookie recipe is transformed into delicious chocolate chip cookie cups filled with Nutella Hazelnut Spread!

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Nutella®, but all opinions are my own.

There’s nothing better than a classic chocolate chip cookie, that is, until you make it into a cookie cup with Nutella® hazelnut spread! This chocolate chip cookie twist will have your friends and family raving over the fun presentation and delicious flavor combination of chocolate chip cookies and Nutella®.

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