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    26 (Really Good) Recipes To Make In February

    Extra day in February = more time to eat. πŸ˜‹

    Happy February!

    Even with Leap Day, it's the shortest month of the year β€” but we're still planning to feast on everything from Super Bowl snacks, to Valentine's Day treats, to easy slow cooker and Instant Pot dinners. πŸ₯˜

    Here's what's in season this month:

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    1. Easy Rosemary Lemon Chicken with Pan Sauce

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    The sauce – which includes butter, lemon, garlic, and herbs β€” is simple but seriously flavorful.

    Recipe: Easy Rosemary Lemon Chicken with Pan Sauce

    2. Cranberry Shortbread Bars

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    These bars can be made with fresh or frozen cranberries. (And they're especially good warmed with a scoop of vanilla!)

    Recipe: Cranberry Shortbread Bars

    3. Crock Pot Keto Beef & Broccoli

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    Prep tip: Toss the beef in the freezer for about 20 minutes before cooking. It'll allow you to easily cut extra-thin slices.

    Recipe: Crock Pot Keto Beef & Broccoli

    4. Sheet Pan Salmon & Asparagus

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    If you can't find good asparagus right now, try this with broccoli or Brussels sprouts instead.

    Recipe: Sheet Pan Salmon & Asparagus

    5. 2-Ingredient Queso Potatoes

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    Filed under: Easiest Super Bowl Snacks Ever.

    Recipe: 2-Ingredient Queso Potatoes

    6. Big-Batch Blood Orange Margaritas

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    Blood oranges > regular oranges.

    Recipe: Big-Batch Blood Orange Margaritas

    7. Hummus Toast

    gimmesomeoven.com

    Annual reminder that avocado toast doesn't *always* have to get all the glory.

    Recipe: Hummus Toast

    8. 15-Minute Spicy Peanut Noodles

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    The creamy sauce β€” of soy sauce, Sriracha, peanut butter, and a bit of maple syrup β€” is equal parts savory, sweet, and spicy. It's also vegan!

    Recipe: 15-Minute Spicy Peanut Noodles

    9. Winter Fruit Salad With Maple-Lime Dressing

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    All of your favorite winter fruits in one dish.

    Recipe: Winter Fruit Salad With Maple-Lime Dressing

    10. Paleo Sausage and Potato Soup With Spinach

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    This soup is also Whole30-friendly and makes enough for six servings.

    Recipe: Paleo Sausage and Potato Soup With Spinach

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    These clever DIY treats start with snacks you likely already have in your pantry β€” and kids will love them. (And TBH, adults will too.)

    Recipe: 3-Ingredient Valentine's Day Toddler Treats

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    These lunch-ready meals break down to just about $3 per serving β€” and you can use chicken breasts or thighs.

    Recipe: Meal Prep Veggie-Packed Pasta With Chicken

    13. Instant Pot Aloo Gobi (Potatoes & Cauliflower)

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    Dicing everything into small pieces first means this only needs two minutes of pressure cooking in the Instant Pot.

    Recipe: Instant Pot Aloo Gobi (Potatoes & Cauliflower)

    14. Oven-Baked Pink Party Donuts

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    If you've never made homemade donuts before, these are a perfect starter. There's no fussy frying because the batter bakes in a heart-shaped pan. (Although any regular donut pan would work too!)

    Recipe: Oven-Baked Pink Party Donuts

    15. Easiest Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos

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    For the easiest cleanup, line the sheet pan with foil or parchment paper first.

    Recipe: Easiest Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos

    16. Nigerian Beef Stew

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    Also called African beef stew or red tomato stew, this version is packed with flavor thanks to scotch bonnet peppers and plenty of spices.

    Recipe: Nigerian Beef Stew

    skinnytaste.com

    Loaded with protein, fiber, and vitamin A.

    Recipe: Vegetarian Enchiladas With Black Beans & Butternut Squash

    18. Airfryer Fried Chicken

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    Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, and ready in less than an hour.

    Recipe: Airfryer Fried Chicken

    19. Olive Oil Sugar Cookies with Lemony Pistachio Glaze

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    Have you ever seen a prettier cookie? NOPE.

    Recipe: Olive Oil Sugar Cookies with Lemony Pistachio Glaze

    20. Catalan Chickpeas & Spinach

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    Serve as a vegetarian-friendly side β€” or add your protein of choice and make it into a main.

    Recipe: Catalan Chickpeas & Spinach

    21. Pork Noodles With Roasted Broccoli

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    This is a great pack-and-go lunch option because it works warm or cold. Just add the dressing right before serving.

    Recipe: Pork Noodles With Roasted Broccoli

    22. Citrus & Avocado Salad With Mint

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    It's citrus season! You have no excuse not to make this.

    Recipe: Citrus & Avocado Salad With Mint

    23. One-Pot Tomato Spinach Tortellini

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    Looking for a way to upgrade grocery store tortellini? This version adds tomatoes, fresh spinach, and plenty of garlic and Parmesan.

    Recipe: One-Pot Tomato Spinach Tortellini

    24. Oven-Roasted Balsamic Carrots

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    You'll roast these for 15 minutes, pour glaze over them, then roast for another 15.

    Recipe: Oven-Roasted Balsamic Carrots

    25. Instant Pot Wild Rice Soup

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    This can be made in Instant Pot *or* slow cooker, and includes instructions on cooking from fresh or frozen.

    Recipe: Instant Pot Wild Rice Soup

    26. Bakery-Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

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    Never a wrong time for these. πŸ˜‹

    Recipe: Bakery-Style Chocolate Chip Cookies