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Two-Ingredient Nutella Hot Chocolate (Naturally Gluten-Free)

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Happy World Nutella Day! This recipe requiring only two ingredients is a terrific way to celebrate, even if you’re only just finding out about the, umm, holiday now. Simply heat up some milk, stir in Nutella and sip away at the easiest hot chocolate you’ve ever made that didn’t come out of a packet. For added indulgence, melt in up to a tablespoon of chocolate chips or chopped up dark chocolate, and top with marshmallows. A great nightcap that the whole family can enjoy!

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Texas-Style Beef Chili (Gluten-Free Friendly)

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Oh, Texas. I’m so sorry I didn’t buy into your bean- and tomato-free chili game sooner. You know what you’re doing, and it’s just the thing we could use to take the edge off a blustery evening. I guess that’s to be expected when five types of peppers are involved, but please don’t let that number scare away any spice-averse folks — the heat level is easily customizable.

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Mt Tam, Pear and Garlic Confit Pizza

Mt Tam, Pear and Garlic Confit Pizza (Gluten-free)

Local, organic triple cream cheese? Check. Perfectly ripe pears? Got it. Sweet, soft cloves of garlic? Toss ’em on. This indulgent gluten-free pizza is irresistible for fans of all of the above. Together — baked in a searingly hot oven atop a thin, homemade crust — pure magic happens.

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Mixed Greens and Winter Fruit Salad

Salad of Mixed Greens and Winter Fruits

Salads adorned with brightly-flavored winter fruits are always a highlight of the season for me. Whether it’s a combo of grapefruit, bacon, avocado and a creamy avocado dressing or a brunch-worthy (or Valentine’s day breakfast in bed) orange salad dotted with candied kumquats, I’m there!

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The Orange Cocktail

The Orange Cocktail

Inspired by The Orange Cocktail at San Francisco’s nopa, this cocktail is the perfect alternative to mimosas at brunch. Citrusy cocktails are my go-to this time of year — Not-Your-Grandfather’s Old Fashioned and The Meyer Lemon Whiskey Sour are two of my old favorites — and this one’s definitely getting added to the rotation. A well-balanced combination of freshly squeezed orange juice, blanc vermouth and Campari makes for a refreshing sip with just enough of a bitter edge. Cheers!

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