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Chicken and Peanut Stew (+ Soul Food Love Cookbook Review)

The Review: The premise of Soul Food Love by Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams is family history, food, and eating a little healthier to break the cycle of obesity. The family history of this book is about a third of the book, focusing on each of the women down the family's lineage. Their personal stories as well as their food is discussed in great detail. This is a great document of a family's history and is the heart from which the rest of the book flows. I have made three dishes from this cookbook so far: Sweet Potato Broth, Chicken and Peanut Stew, and Sinless Sweet Potato Pie. All the recipes I've tried so far have been totally on point as well as recipes that I will definitely keep in my repertoire. Other recipes that I look forward to trying include Chicken Breasts with Grapes and Mushrooms, Spicy Pepper Chicken, Red and Black Bean Burgers, and Broccoli with Peanuts and Raisins. I was really excited to receive this book, but I found myself wishing

Salted Caramel Pudding with Toffee Popcorn

This Salted Caramel Pudding with Toffee Popcorn Topping are brought to you in part by Collective Bias® and its advertiser to help you make creative pudding snacks! As always, the recipe and opinions in this post are my own. #SnackPackMixins #CollectiveBias Do you like to make creative snacks or desserts using every day ingredients? I recently used  Snack Packs  to make a easy, semi-homemade version of a fancy dessert I had on vacation. I've discovered that Snack Packs are an easy way to make fun creations for your kids or for even yourself! You can add in a variety of mix-ins. This also a fun and easy way to get your kids in the kitchen and involved in the foods that they make. The pudding cups have new easy open lids and your kids can add all of the ingredients that they want! I decided to make a version spin off a panna cotta dessert that I had in San Francisco a couple years ago. It was a salted caramel panna cotta, then topped with chocolate ganache and caramel popcor