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    28 Irresistible Recipes To Make All February Long (Because The Shortest Month Should Still Be Delicious)

    From breakfast 'til dessert, we've got you covered.

    Can you believe February is already here? It might be the shortest month of the year, but you can still make it the most delicious. Here are a bunch of top-notch meals to make all February and beyond.


    1. Orange and Cardamom Muffins

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    Zesty and a tiny bit spicy, the best way to start the morning is with one of these orange and cardamom muffins.

    Recipe: Orange and Cardamom Muffins

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    Baby spinach gives your standard shakshuka a little veggie-packed flavor boost. Customize your bowl with some fresh herbs like basil and parsley, a sprinkle of feta cheese, or some red pepper flakes.

    Recipe: Shakshuka with Fresh Tomatoes and Spinach

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    When you have the option of eating cake for breakfast, you take it.

    Recipe: Starbucks Copycat Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

    4. Butternut and Brussels Sprout Breakfast Quesadillas

    A stack of breakfast quesadillas.
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    While the recipe is technically called breakfast quesadillas, there's no wrong time of day to make these egg and veggie-packed tortillas.

    Recipe: Butternut and Brussels Sprout Breakfast Quesadillas

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    Introducing your new favorite vegetarian recipe. These Korean-inspired cauliflower lettuce wraps are so flavorful, you won't miss the meat.

    Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower Lettuce Wraps with Korean BBQ-Inspired Sauce

    6. Creamy Lemon Chicken with Asparagus

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    This perfect weeknight meal comes together in 30 minutes in a single pan.

    Recipe: Creamy Lemon Chicken with Asparagus

    7. Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Soup

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    This creamy and hearty soup comes together in the slow cooker, which means little effort on your part. Then, each bowl gets topped with store puff pastry dough.

    Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Soup

    8. Za'atar Roasted Carrot and Chickpea Yogurt Bowls

    A yogurt bowl topped with roast carrots, chickpeas, and kale.
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    Serve this as a side dish or bulk up these bowls to main dish status with anything from more roasted veggies (sweet potato, cauliflower, etc...) to your favorite protein.

    Recipe: Za'atar Roasted Carrot and Chickpea Bowls

    9. Easy Baked Asian Citrus Salmon

    A fillet of orange salmon with herbs.
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    Served in a sauce made with soy sauce, orange juice, brown sugar, and sesame oil, this fancy-tasting salmon is shockingly simple to make.

     Recipe: Easy Baked Asian Citrus Salmon

    10. Slow Cooker Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

    A slow cooker filled with stuffed cabbage rolls in tomato sauce.
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    These beef and rice stuffed cabbage rolls are the definition of comfort food. But best of all, your slow cooker does most of the work for you.

    Recipe: Slow Cooker Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

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    If you don't want to make naan from scratch, your secret is safe. Just pick up your favorite store bought naan, flatbread, or pita for dunking.

    Recipe: Winter Vegetable Coconut Curry with Garlic Butter Naan

    12. Beef Stir Fry with Spicy Hoisin Sauce

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    Better than take-out, and just as quick as waiting for the delivery guy to arrive.

    Recipe: Beef Stir Fry with Spicy Hoisin Sauce

    13. Spicy Pesto Pasta Alla Vodka

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    If you're looking for a pasta recipe that the whole family will love or the perfect centerpiece for your winter dinner party, the search is over.

    Recipe: Spicy Pesto Pasta Alla Vodka

    14. Oven-Baked Chicken Parmesan

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    Never fried in oil, this better-for-you baked chicken Parmesan is so satisfying. For a vegetarian take, try the same method with eggplant instead of chicken.

    Recipe: Oven-Baked Chicken Parmesan

    15. Halibut with Salsa Verde & Grapefruit

    Halibut fillets with green herb sauce and grapefruit.
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    Even if you're afraid of cooking fish at home, this citrusy, herb-infused halibut is virtually impossible to mess up.

    Recipe: Halibut with Salsa Verde & Grapefruit

    16. Savoy Cabbage & Zucchini Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pancake)

    Cutting a slice of cabbage pancake.
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    These Japanese-inspired cabbage pancakes are basically just a vessel for your favorite condiments. Drizzle them with Sriracha, mayo, BBQ sauce, or whatever you like best.

    Recipe: Savoy Cabbage & Zucchini Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pancake)

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    Sweet pear, creamy leeks, buttery crust, and savory walnuts make for a seriously delicious combination of flavors.

    Recipe: Pear and Leek Galette with Goat Cheese and Walnuts

    18. Spicy Italian Cauliflower Pasta

    Spaghetti in tomato sauce with cauliflower.
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    A creative take on classic Carbonara, this creamy and spicy pasta gets a little kick from Calabrian chili paste, Pecorino Romano, garlic, and heavy cream. 

    Recipe: Spicy Italian Cauliflower Pasta

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    You can use chicken breasts or thighs in this single skillet dinner. Make it once and enjoy it all week: There's something about the butter, chicken broth, and sherry sauce that gets even better after a few days in the fridge.

    Recipe: Braised Chicken Thighs With Mushrooms and Leeks

    20. Potato Leek Soup

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    Whatever you do, double the batch of herby breadcrumb topping. You're going to want extra.

    Recipe: Potato Leek Soup

    21. Thai Red Curry Noodle Soup

    Red curry noodle soup in a bowl.
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    Comfort in a bowl, this Thai-inspired soup is totally customizable. Add your favorite veggies, protein (shrimp or chicken, anyone?), and take your pick between rice or noodles.

    Recipe: Thai Red Curry Noodle Soup

    22. Leek and Gruyère Grilled Cheese

    Leek and Gruyère grilled cheese.
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    Is there anything better than a fancy grilled cheese sandwich? This childhood staple gets a sophisticated upgrade with sourdough bread, tangy Gruyère cheese, and sautéed leeks.

    Recipe: Leek and Gruyère Grilled Cheese

    23. Italian Pear Almond Cake

    Pear and almond cake.
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    This delightfully moist and buttery almond cake gets just the right amount of sweetness from baked pears. 

    Recipe: Italian Pear Almond Cake

    24. Shortbread Grapefruit Bars

    Grapefruit bars on parchment paper.
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    Rich and dense shortbread on the bottom topped with tangy grapefruit filling on top: this citrus-infused dessert bars are nothing short of irresistible.

    Recipe: Shortbread Grapefruit Bars

    25. White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

    White chocolate cranberry cookies.
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    Add a new homemade cookie recipe into your baking rotation with these moist and chewy oatmeal sweets loaded with white chocolate and tart cranberries.

    Recipe: White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

    26. Mini Mason Jar Fruit Crisps

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    You can use pretty much whatever fruit you like best for these individual dessert crisps. Anything like berries, pear, apricot, or plums will do the trick.

    Recipe: Mini Mason Jar Fruit Crisps

    27. Spicy Grapefruit Margaritas

    Two glasses of grapefruit cocktails.
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    Baby, it's cold outside...but you can still transport yourself to the tropics with the help of this sweet and spicy grapefruit margarita.

    Recipe: Spicy Grapefruit Margaritas

    28. Spiced Pear Gin Cocktail

    A pear cocktail.
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    Work with what you've got: No cardamom bitters? Peychaud bitters or even Amaro or Campari will do the trick. And if you don't have pear liqueur, that syrupy goodness at the bottom of canned peaches is a perfect replacement.

    Recipe: Spiced Pear Gin Cocktail

    What are you making this month? Let me know in the comments!