Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Wings

I am always in search of the best wings and these slow BBQ cooker wings are unexpectedly delicious and crispy! The cook for a number of hours in the slow cooker, which makes them incredibly tender on the inside, and then you grill them for 5 minutes on each side and when they come off, coat them in a pungent BBQ sauce. They come have tons of flavor with an amazingly crunchy exterior. Eat these at your superbowl party or any weeknight! (Adapted from America’s Test Kitchen, Slow Cooker)

Moroccan Meatball Tagine

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Tagines are great winter meals. This one has meatballs that cook in a spicy sauce, that includes all the best of middle eastern spices, like cumin and cinnamon. If you are up for a twist on a traditional meatball dinner, serve this morrocan version meatball tagine with cous cous for a deliciously different weeknight meal.

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

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Chicken nuggets are the kid’s meal that all adults love to eat – and these are chicken nuggets that you can feel good about eating. I like to make a double batch of these and freeze the extras on a sheet pan and then once frozen, put them in a bag to eat later! And there you have it –homemade chicken nuggets that you can pull out of your freezer whenever you need them!
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If you are a lamb person, you must try this. The ground lamb is seasoned with bold flavors like lemon zest, coriander and cumin and then placed in between two pita halves and grilled. This may be the best grilled lamb you have had in quite some time. Serve alongside Bamiya Style green beans (Adapted from Cooks Illustrated)

Salad with Pears and Spiced Nuts

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This great fall salad has that wonderful balance of sweet, salty and spicy. Pears roasted with brown sugar and spiced cashews will give your usual mixed salad greens some extra flavor flair.

Chickpea and Artichoke Tagine

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For those of you who are wrapped up in the instant pot/pressure cooker craze, this recipe is for you. It turns dry chick peas into creamy deliciousness in just 25 minutes (even at altitude). Lemon zest, Mediterranean spices along with artichoke hearts and carrots come together for a flavorful tagine that will taste like it was simmering all day long. If you don’t have a pressure cooker, you can substitute canned chick peas. (Adapted from America’s Test Kitchen)

Sweet and Salty Sweet Potatoes

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Do you love the combination of sweet and salty? This is an easy way to get your fix in a healthy weeknight side dish. These sweet potatoes cubes are rubbed with salt and a touch of cinnamon and cayenne and roasted until crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. This is a great side dish for any roasted or grilled chicken or meat.