Nutella Brownies - fudgy brownies with hazelnuts and a rich Nutella frosting!

Happy Monday!

Happy first day of school for my kids! You guys, this is the first year that all three of my kids are off to school. I’m going to be ALONE. All by myself. With no one asking questions. All day long.

I have so much to do but I really just want to lie on the couch and watch everything on my DVR. Just because i can.

And let’s be real, I’ll probably stress eat some of these Nutella Brownies, too. My youngest hasn’t even been to daycare since he was a year old so this is kind of a big deal and I’m a little nervous that the first day will be rough.

Nutella Brownies - fudgy brownies with hazelnuts and a rich Nutella frosting!

I needed major comfort food over the weekend and ended up whipping these up. I love a thick, fudgy brownie with nuts in them and since I’m having this thing with hazelnuts recently, I went with those. And nutella frosting, of course. Because why have brownies without frosting when you can have brownies with frosting?

They taste like my favorite Ferrero Rocher candies! So good. I could easily eat the entire pan of these. I’m not going to because I’m hoping for froyo tonight to celebrate a successful first day of school buuuuut know that I totally would.

Nutella Brownies - fudgy brownies with hazelnuts and a rich Nutella frosting!

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Weekly Family Menu Plan - 5 weeknight dinners, a weekend breakfast, and a yummy dessert

Happy weekend! Big plans? Hot date? Netflix binge?

Netflix for me! I started watching Young & Hungry last night and I’m hooked. It’s so corny but I’ve laughed out loud more than a couple times. I’m sure I’ll be done with all the episodes by tonight. #noshame

On this week’s menu we’ve got a couple quick pastas, a yummy salad, a super easy sheet pan dinner, and a hatch chile recipe!

We used to get a tiny bit of hatch chile mania in Coloardo but O.M.G. it is NUTS here in Texas. There are hatch chiles every where I turn around. Last time I was at HEB, I saw hatch chile bacon, hatch chile tortilla chips, hatch chile guacamole, all the hatch chile things. It’s crazy. And I love it.

We also have a breakfast and a dessert featuring delicious summer berries!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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Crockpot Bacon Swiss Dip - delicious cheesy dip that's perfect for your next party!

My favorite time of year is almost here!

(I feel like I say that once a month. What can I say? I just love every holiday, every event, basically everything.)

Football season!

I have been stocking up on Broncos tees for the entire family (including the dogs – don’t judge me), I have been watching all the preseason games, and most importantly, I have been searching for cheesy delicious dips to serve during all the games.

I like to think that calories don’t count during football games since I use so much energy yelling at the TV. So bring on all the cheese!

Crockpot Bacon Swiss Dip - delicious cheesy dip that's perfect for your next party!

This Crockpot Bacon and Swiss Dip has all my faves! Bacon and swiss and cream cheese and onions! And it’s made in the crockpot which makes me even happier!

I love doing crockpot dips when we have people over for football games because you can just put the crockpot on warm and let people graze.

You have to give this one a try! Serve it with your favorite crackers and I promise it will be a hit!

Crockpot Bacon Swiss Dip - delicious cheesy dip that's perfect for your next party!

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If there is one thing that my husband and I agree on, it’s our love of deviled eggs.

And lucky for us, deviled eggs are one of the easiest things to make paleo. I mean, they are basically paleo to begin with unless you are one of those people that puts salad dressing in them (me!) or… well, I’m not really sure what other non-paleo things people put in deviled eggs. Because I am a creature of habit and I make the same recipe every single time.

So this paleo deviled eggs recipe is the one I make when we are following the paleo diet. I have been known to make a dozen of them (24 halves) every day for my husband and I to have for lunch. And he has been known to eat the entire dozen himself if I’m not quick enough.

My husband is completely obsessed with these eggs. I don’t even think obsessed covers how he feels about them. He has abandoned taking his lunch to work and instead, he texts me every day about an hour before lunch to nicely ask if I’ll whip up a batch of these guys.

They couldn’t be easier to make and it’s 100% certain you have all the ingredients on hand. I’ve been known to decrease the recipe to 2 or 3 eggs if I’m just making it for myself, so don’t feel like you have to make a huge batch. You can definitely make a good little lunch out of a couple deviled eggs and a salad!

For the mayo, don’t use the stuff from your local grocery store. Even the “all natural” mayos have canola oil, so either make your own or specifically order paleo mayo. I make my own with avocado oil and it is SO perfect.

I’m the Paleo Fanatic over at Food Fanatic! This Paleo Deviled Egg recipe is one of many I’m sharing over there so make sure you check back!

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