Bumblebee Oreo Cookie Truffles with Cream Cheese for Spring Entertaining

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These easy, no bake Oreo cookie truffles are perfect for spring entertaining. Shaped like cute little bumblebees, this cute variation on a traditional Oreo cookie truffles recipe is made with cream cheese, white chocolate chips, Oreos and fondant. This recipe for bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles makes a fun and tasty addition to any spring event or party.

Oreo Cookie Truffles with Cream Cheese for Spring Entertaining. These easy, no bake Oreo cookie truffles are perfect for spring entertaining. Shaped like cute little bumblebees, this easy Oreo cookie truffles recipe is made with cream cheese, white chocolate chips, Oreos and fondant. This recipe for bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles makes a fun and tasty addition to any spring event or party if you need cute spring party ideas. A simple spring dessert recipe. No bake party dessert.

Ideas for Spring Entertaining: No Bake Dessert Recipe

It’s not officially spring yet, but it sure does feel like it! We’re gearing up for almost two straight weeks of spring like weather. Temps in the high fifties to low sixties with some rain here and there. Let me tell you, while we haven’t had any crazy cold weather or big snows (so far!) this year, I’m ready to enjoy the nice weather. I love spending time outdoors at festivals and events. And of course, hiking ranks pretty high on my list as well. My favorite thing to do during spring, however, is to entertain.

These bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles make an easy, no bake party dessert that both kids and adults will love digging into! They’re super fun to make. I chose to make my Oreo cookie truffles in the shape of bumblebees for this spring dessert recipe simply because I’ve always loved bees! Bumblebees, in fact, are my most favorite bees ever. This is despite being stung on my earlobe by a black and white bumblebee as a child. They’re just so adorable and generally lazy, that I’ve never really been frightened of them — bee sting or not! Besides, who can resist all those cute photos online of bumblebee butts nestled inside flowers?

Ready to try out my recipe for bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles? It’s really quite easy, and of course, there’s nothing to bake. So you can avoid a hot oven as the temps heat up outside. Here’s how to make your own bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles with cream cheese and white chocolate chip wings. 

Spring entertaining ideas: No bake dessert recipe for bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles with cream cheese and white chocolate chips. These easy, no bake Oreo cookie truffles are perfect for spring entertaining. Shaped like cute little bumblebees, this easy Oreo cookie truffles recipe is made with cream cheese, white chocolate chips, Oreos and fondant. This recipe for bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles makes a fun and tasty addition to any spring event or party. Whip up this fun party dessert recipe!

Bumblebee Oreo Cookie Truffles Recipe with Cream Cheese

Ingredients:

18 Oreo chocolate sandwich cookies
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
2-3 oz. Wilton Decorator Preferred black fondant

Ingredients for making bumblebee oreo cookie truffles1 ½ cup Wilton yellow candy melts
48 miniature white chocolate chips
48 Wilton candy eyeballs

Directions for Making Oreo Cookie Truffles:

To make this recipe for bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles, begin by lining a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper. Set aside for later use.

Chopping up oreo cookies in a food processor

Count out eighteen of the Oreo cookies. Then use a food processor to pulse the Oreos into fine crumbs.

Mixing crushed oreo cookies with cream cheese for oreo cookie truffles

Now combine the Oreo crumbs and cream cheese in a large bowl. Mix the Oreo crumbs and cream cheese together until thoroughly combined, with both ingredients being evenly distributed throughout.

Rolling crushed oreo cookies and cream cheese mixture together into ovals to make bumblebee oreo cookie truffles for spring entertaining

Once the ingredients for the Oreo cookie truffles are well-combined, roll out the Oreo mixture into twenty-four small ovals. The ovals should be about 1 ½ inches long and 1 inch wide and roughly the shape of a bumblebee. Set each oval shaped truffle onto the lined baking sheet you prepared previously. 

Now refrigerate the Oreo cookie truffles for at least a half hour.

Black fondant cut into strips with a knife

As the truffles chill, roll out black fondant until it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. Use a paring knife to cut the fondant into 48 small strips, about 2 inches long and ¼ of an inch wide.

Then, use the remaining fondant to roll out 24 bee stingers: about ¼ of an inch in size each.

Once the Oreo cookie truffles are chilled, remove them from the refrigerator. Set aside.

Next, place yellow candy melts into a microwave-safe bowl.

Microwave the candy melts in 30-second intervals, mixing in between each interval, until the candy has completely melted. Take care not to overheat.

Bumblebee Oreo Cookie Truffles with Cream Cheese for Spring Entertaining. These easy, no bake Oreo cookie truffles are perfect for spring entertaining. Shaped like cute little bumblebees, this easy Oreo cookie truffles recipe is made with cream cheese, white chocolate chips, Oreos and fondant. This recipe for bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles makes a fun and tasty addition to any spring event or party if you need cute spring party ideas. A simple spring dessert recipe. No bake party dessert.

How to Assemble the Bumblebee Oreo Cookie Truffles:

To assemble your bumblebee cookie truffles, dip ¾ of the first Oreo truffle into the melted yellow candy.

Remove and place back onto the lined baking sheet. Working quickly, then add two strips of fondant to the dipped portion of the truffle. Follow with two white chocolate chips in the center between the fondant to act as wings for your bumblebee.

Next, add a tiny fondant stinger onto the end of the truffle. Be sure to continue to work quickly. You don’t want the melted candy to solidify before you’re able to add all of the features. Otherwise your additions may not adhere to the truffles.

Finally, add a drop of candy onto the back of two of the candy eyes. Then place the eyes onto the undipped portion of the truffle, using the melted candy as glue to hold the eyes to the body of the bumblebee.

Repeat for each of your bumblebee cookie truffles until there are none left remaining.

Then allow the bumblebee cookie truffles to set for at least 30 minutes. After which time, your bumblebee truffles are ready to serve for your guests to enjoy!

Yield: 24 Oreo cookie truffles

No Bake Bumblebee Oreo Cookie Truffles with Cream Cheese

No Bake Bumblebee Oreo Cookie Truffles with Cream Cheese

Shaped like bumblebees, this variation of no bake Oreo cookie truffles with cream cheese makes a fun addition to any spring event or party.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 18 Oreo chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2-3 oz. Wilton Decorator Preferred black fondant
  • 1 ½ cup Wilton yellow candy melts
  • 48 miniature white chocolate chips
  • 48 Wilton candy eyeballs

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper. Set aside for later use.
  2. Chop eighteen Oreo cookies into fine crumbs using the pulse feature on a food processor.
  3. Combine the Oreo crumbs and cream cheese in a large bowl and mix together until thoroughly combined.
  4. Roll out the Oreo mixture into twenty-four small ovals, about 1 ½ inches long and 1 inch wide and roughly the shape of a bumblebee. Set onto the lined baking sheet. 
  5. Refrigerate the Oreo cookie truffles for at least a half hour.
  6. As the truffles chill, roll out black fondant until it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. Use a paring knife to cut the fondant into 48 small strips, about 2 inches long and ¼ of an inch wide.
  7. Use the remaining fondant to roll out 24 bee stingers, about ¼ of an inch in size each.
  8. Once the Oreo cookie truffles are chilled, remove them from the refrigerator. Set aside.
  9. Place yellow candy melts into a microwave-safe bowl.
  10. Microwave the candy melts in 30-second intervals, mixing in between each interval, until the candy has completely melted.
  11. To assemble your bumblebee cookie truffles, dip ¾ of the first Oreo truffle into the melted yellow candy.
  12. Remove and place back onto the lined baking sheet. Then add two strips of fondant to the dipped portion of the truffle.
  13. Follow with two white chocolate chips in the center between the fondant for the bumblebee's wings.
  14. Add a tiny fondant stinger onto the end of the truffle.
  15. Then place a drop of melted candy onto the back of two of the candy eyes. Place the eyes onto the undipped portion of the truffle.
  16. Repeat for each of your bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles until there are none left remaining.
  17. Allow the bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles to set for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 100Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 75mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g
Spring desserts recipes ideas for spring events or parties for seasonal spring entertaining. Shaped like bumblebees, this no bake Oreo cookie truffles recipe with cream cheese & white chocolate chip wings makes a fun addition to any spring event or party. These bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles make an easy, no bake party dessert that both kids and adults will love digging into! Ready to try out my recipe for bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles? It's really easy, and of course, there's nothing to bake.

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Chili Seasoning Mix Recipe: A Healthy Alternative for Chili Recipes

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Keep warm this winter with a cozy pot of homemade chili. Whether you’re making traditional chili or try a vegetarian chili recipe, this easy chili seasoning mix is a must for your spice cabinet! This best chili spice mix recipe is a healthy alternative to store bought mixes containing an overabundance of salt, MSG and other unwanted ingredients. Read on to discover my favorite, healthy recipe for chili seasoning mix, along with some of my favorite vegetarian chili recipes.

Chili Seasoning Mix Recipe: A Healthy Alternative for Traditional & Vegetarian Chili Recipes. Keep warm this winter with a cozy pot of homemade chili. Whether you're making traditional chili or try a vegetarian chili recipe, this easy chili seasoning mix is a must for your spice cabinet! This best chili spice mix recipe is a healthy alternative to store bought mixes containing too much salt, MSG & other unwanted ingredients. A healthy recipe for chili seasoning mix.

Chili is a traditional winter favorite. It not only makes a hearty meal, but it’s perfect for those cold winter days. While I’ve recently gone pescatarian for purely selfish reasons — I plan to live forever! and it’s heart healthy — I am still able to enjoy chili through my collection of favorite vegetarian chili recipes. Of course, chili is also pretty easy to wing. I love throwing in meaty veggies and grains for texture. Things like quinoa, farro, squash and lentils are some of my favorite additions to a vegetarian chili. They’re also great in a traditional chili recipe. However, the one must for that perfect pot of chili is a great chili seasoning mix recipe!

Chili Seasoning Mix Recipe: A Healthy Alternative for Homemade Chili Recipes. My recipe for chili seasoning mix is great for more than just a warm pot of chili! You can also use this chili spice blend to make chili con carne. Or sprinkle it over your favorite taco fillings. It's also great as an authentic chili seasoning mix rub for fish, meats and veggies! For the best recipe for a chili seasoning mix, I start with certified organic spices I trust!

I make my healthy chili seasoning mix recipe using certified organic spices from Mountain Rose Herbs. So I know that I’m always starting with quality ingredients for my homemade chili spice blend. This allows me to avoid MSG as well as overly salty, pre-made chili spice mixes that come filled with preservatives and cheap ingredients. I’ve found that making my own chili spice mix at home is super quick and easy. And, because I choose each of the ingredients that go into my recipe for a chili spice blend, it’s also much healthier.

My recipe for chili seasoning mix, however, is great for more than just a warm pot of chili! You can also use this chili spice blend to make chili con carne. Or sprinkle it over your favorite taco fillings. It’s also great as an authentic chili seasoning mix rub for fish, meats and veggies!

Chili Seasoning Mix Recipe: A Healthy Alternative for Traditional & Vegetarian Chili Recipes. Keep warm this winter with a cozy pot of homemade chili. Whether you're making traditional chili or try a vegetarian chili recipe, this easy chili seasoning mix is a must for your spice cabinet! This best chili spice mix recipe is a healthy alternative to store bought mixes containing too much salt, MSG & other unwanted ingredients. A healthy recipe for chili seasoning mix.

Healthy Chili Seasoning Mix Recipe

Yield: About 1/4 Cup

Ingredients:

1.5 Tablespoons cumin seed powder
1 Tablespoon cayenne powder
½ Tablespoon Ancho chili powder, red roasted chili powder or smoked paprika powder
1 Tablespoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon ground black peppercorn
1 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt, optional
½ teaspoon dried oregano leaf

Directions:

I highly recommend ordering the quality, organic spices for this chili seasoning mix recipe from Mountain Rose Herbs, unless you are able to easily source organic spices locally. This recipe for my chili spice blend can be doubled or tripled depending on your needs. It’s also a great substitute for the mexican seasoning blend I used to make my organic spice blend Valentine’s Day gifts.

Chili Seasoning Mix Recipe: A Healthy Alternative for Homemade Chili Recipes. My recipe for chili seasoning mix is great for more than just a warm pot of chili! You can also use this chili spice blend to make chili con carne. Or sprinkle it over your favorite taco fillings. It's also great as an authentic chili seasoning mix rub for fish, meats and veggies! For the best recipe for a chili seasoning mix, I start with certified organic spices I trust!

Measure out the ingredients called for in my recipe for the chili seasoning mix, then combine in small bowl or zipper bag. Mix well or shake to combine, until all of the ingredients are evenly incorporated throughout the chili spice mix.

Give you chili mix a quick taste test. Then, adjust the seasoning to taste, if desired.

How to Store Your Chili Seasoning Mix:

Finally, store your healthy chili seasoning mix in an airtight container in a cool, dark location. You can find a great selection of spice jars and bottles perfect for this purpose here.

Chili Seasoning Mix Recipe: A Healthy Alternative for Homemade Chili Recipes. My recipe for chili seasoning mix is great for more than just a warm pot of chili! You can also use this chili spice blend to make chili con carne. Or sprinkle it over your favorite taco fillings. It's also great as an authentic chili seasoning mix rub for fish, meats and veggies! For the best recipe for a chili seasoning mix, I start with certified organic spices I trust!

Shelf Life of Your Chili Spice Mix:

For best results, use your chili spice mix within a month, while it’s still at its peak freshness. After this time, the ground spices you used in your recipe will start to lose some of their natural flavor and aroma. While not as potent as when first made, your chili seasoning mix is still good after the one month mark. Ground spices typically have a shelf life of 2-3 years, while seasoning blends have a shelf life of 1-2 years.

Yield: About 1/4 Cup

Chili Seasoning Mix Recipe

Chili Seasoning Mix Recipe

A healthy chili seasoning mix recipe. By making your own chili spice mix, you can create a healthier alternative to store bought chili seasoning mixes. This chili spice mix recipe is free of MSG & other unwanted ingredients as well as excess salt.

Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 Tablespoons cumin seed powder
  • 1 Tablespoon cayenne powder
  • ½ Tablespoon Ancho chili powder, red roasted chili powder or smoked paprika powder
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black peppercorn
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt, optional
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano leaf

Instructions

Measure out the spices using measuring spoons, omitting the salt if desired for lower sodium.

Combine in a zipper bag and shake well to combine.

Store your chili seasoning mix in an airtight container between uses, in a cool, dark location.

Notes

Best when used within one month for maximum freshness. However, the shelf life of this chili spice mix is 1-2 years.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 7Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 111mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
Chili Seasoning Mix Recipe: A Healthy Alternative for Traditional & Vegetarian Chili Recipes. Keep warm this winter with a cozy pot of homemade chili. Whether you're making traditional chili or try a vegetarian chili recipe, this easy chili seasoning mix is a must for your spice cabinet! This best chili spice mix recipe is a healthy alternative to store bought mixes containing too much salt, MSG & other unwanted ingredients. A healthy recipe for chili seasoning mix.

Love my healthy recipe for chili spice mix? Then be sure to pin this post to Pinterest for later! (You can also follow me here.)

Homemade Chili Recipes

Looking for homemade chili recipes to try your healthy chili seasoning mix in? Give my BFF’s white chicken chili recipe a try! A healthier alternative to traditional chili made with ground beef, this white chicken chili recipe is made with a blend of various beans, fried chicken breasts and seasonings, and is perfect for those who prefer the heat of their chili somewhere between mild and medium. (You can discover some of my other food recipes here.)

Vegetarian Chili Recipes

Alternately, to make your chili even healthier, skip the meat all together. And try one of these vegetarian chili recipes instead. They’re a great way to try out your new chili mix recipe!

For more vegetarian winter dinner ideas, be sure to visit my Food Recipes Pinterest board. You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin‘, facebooktwitter and instagram. Or sign up for my newsletter. 

Christmas Food Gifts: Ideas for Christmas Food Gifts for Friends & Family This Holiday Season

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Let’s face it. Gift giving is hard. And if you’re dating someone new or you’re simply on a budget, figuring out your Christmas gift list can be crazy stressful. However, there is an easy way to both save money this holiday season and give Christmas gifts that everyone is sure to love. Christmas food gifts are an easy way to please everyone on your list. It’s both a simple way to ensure your gift doesn’t get returned to the store, and it’s a delightful treat that your recipient will enjoy throughout the holiday season.

Snowman marshmallow in cup of hot cocoa

Ideas for Homemade Christmas Food Gifts

Rather than spending money on pre-made Christmas food gifts, I love to make my own DIY Christmas gifts. This makes gifting quick, easy and totally budget friendly. Not only am I able to make all my DIY Christmas food gifts in bulk, but the ingredients cost a lot less than the pre-made versions. Keep reading for a collection of fifty of my favorite DIY ideas for Christmas food gifts for friends and family this holiday season. Or check out this collection of handmade food gifts to get more inspiration for your holiday gift list.

Christmas gift basket filled with food

Easy Holiday Gift Ideas for Friends & Family

DIY Christmas Food Gifts: Mason Jar Whiskey Infused Maple Syrup via Country Girl's Life

1. Mason Jar Whiskey Infused Maple Syrup via Country Girl’s Life
2. Homemade Dulce de Leche with Printable Labels via Country Hill Cottage (Gift this Christmas food gift with a recipe!)
3. Homemade Holiday Pancake Mix in a Jar via Sheri Silver
4. Classic Holiday Nut Brittle via My Baking Addiction
5. Spiced Apple Cider Gifts in a Jar via Country Girl’s Life

Creative DIY mason jar gifts for Christmas. How to make a cute DIY snowman mason jar gift filled with white chocolate covered pretzels or other winter holiday food treats to gift to friends, family, teachers and neighbors this holiday season. These easy DIY Christmas gifts also include free printable Merry Christmas gift tags for your handmade Christmas gifts for the finishing touch.

6. Snowman Mason Jar Gift with White Chocolate Covered Pretzels via Soap Deli News
7. Homemade Holiday Tea Gifts with Printable Chalkboard Labels via Soap Deli News
8. Homemade Soup Mixes in a Jar via Wholefully
9. Holiday Spice Mix Gift Ideas via Club Crafted
10. Homemade Vanilla Extract via Gimme Some Oven

Easy bourbon balls recipe with Woodford Reserve. The ultimate no bake Christmas dessert for last minute DIY holiday gifts. These easy Christmas treats not only taste delicious, they’re also gluten free. So everyone can enjoy the delectable taste of chocolate and bourbon this holiday season. A delightful no bake dessert for Christmas, this easy bourbon balls recipe can also be made with rum or customized with your favorite ingredients whether it be coconut or dried raspberries for a flavorful holiday treat!

11. Easy No Bake Bourbon Balls with Woodford Reserve via Soap Deli News
12. Hot Pepper Jelly via Skip to My Lou (This one’s easy enough for first timers!)
13. Chocolate Cake in a Jar with Printable Labels via Country Hill Cottage
14. Holiday Apple Pie Jam in a Jar via The Stripe
15. Whole Wheat Santa Sugar Cookies via Sprinkle Bakes

DIY Ideas for Christmas Food Gifts: Upcycled Baby Food Jar Hot Cocoa Snowman via Crafty Morning. Here’s a cute and cheap Christmas gift to put in a stocking or give to a friend..a hot cocoa snowman jar! You could use any small jars you find at the craft store but the baby jars are a bit bigger to hold more goods.

16. Upcycled Baby Food jar Hot Cocoa Snowman via Crafty Morning (An eco-friendly & frugal Christmas food gift.)
17. Homemade Molasses Cookies via Soap Deli News (Be sure to make extras of these food gifts for yourself!)
18. Holiday Candy Bark via Country Hill Cottage
19. Peppermint Brownie Mix in a Jar via Skip to My Lou
20. Curried Lentil Soup Mix in a Jar with Printable Labels via Happy Deal Happy Day

Easy Vegan Chai Cookies via Hello Nest (Plus a chai spice mix Christmas food gift idea.)

21. Easy Vegan Chai Cookies via Hello Nest (Plus a chai spice mix Christmas food gift idea.)
22. Peppermint Bark Christmas Gift Idea with “In Case of Emergency Break Chocolate” Printable Gift Tag via Polkdot Chair
23. Vanilla Chai Tea Mix Gift via Soap Deli News
24. Whiskey Infused Vanilla Peach Jam via Everything Pretty
25. Herb & Spice Infused Honey Gifts via Lovely Greens

Marzipan Pine Cone Treats with Printable Gift Boxes via Country Hill Cottage for seasonal winter food gifts.

26. Marzipan Pine Cone Treats with Printable Winter Gift Boxes via Country Hill Cottage (This is such a unique Christmas food gift idea!)
27. Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies with Pecan Streusel via Soap Deli News
28. Lavender Hot Chocolate Mix with Printable Labels via Country Hill Cottage
29. Double Chocolate Snack Cake Mix in a Jar via Homan at Home
30. Easy Dark Chocolate Truffles via Yummy Mummy Kitchen

Pick Me Up in a Cup Coffee Christmas Food Gift Idea via Stampington & Company. This project is a simple way to grab a cup of coffee with someone, near or far this holiday season. These test tubes have all of the fixings for your favorite cup of joe or cup of tea and makes an excellent gift for your coffee-drinking friend.

31. Pick-Me-Up in a Cup Test Tube Coffee Gift via Stampington & Company
32. Organic Chai Tea Mix via Soap Deli News
33. Boston Cream Pie Fudge via Sweet ReciPEAs
34. Homemade Vanilla Extract Recipe via Soap Deli News
35. Digestive Cocktail Bitters for the Foodie via Soap Deli News

Hot Apple Cider Cinnamon Spice Mix in a Jar via Savory Nothings: Easy Christmas Gifts in a Jar

36. Hot Apple Cider Cinnamon Spice Mix in a Jar via Savory Nothings
37. Vanilla Mocha Coffee Marshmallows via Soap Deli News
38. Mini Sherry Christmas Bundt Cakes via Two Sisters
39. Oven Baked Christmas Candied Pecans via Salty Side Dish
40. White Chocolate Dipped Ginger Cookies with Holly Leaves via Evermine

Homemade gingerbread pear loaf recipe for the holidays.

41. Gingerbread Pear Loaf Cake via Country Living
42. Giant Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows via Modern Parents Messy Kids (Kids love these Christmas food gifts!)
43. Homemade Gingerbread Flavored Granola via Savor + Savvy
44. DIY Hot Chocolate Ornaments via Smart School House
45. Sugar Cookie Sack Gifts via Celebrate Creativity

DIY Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix in a Jar via Evermine

46. DIY Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix in a Jar via Evermine
47. Santa Clause Rice Krispie Treats via Two Sisters (Another kid approved Christmas food gift favorite.)
48. Chocolate Dipped Snowflake Oreos via I Heart Naptime
49. Red Wine Infused Sea Salt for Foodies via Two Loves Studio
50. Festive Vegan Meringue Kisses via Lauren Caris Cooks

Holiday gifts and snowman marshmallows in hot chocolate

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Mushroom Bacon Risotto Recipe: A Warming Winter Dinner Idea (Plus Heart Healthy Bacon Alternatives)

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Need a warming winter dinner idea? This easy mushroom bacon risotto recipe is perfect for weeknight dinners with family or a weekend dinner with friends. Plus easy and healthy alternatives to using bacon if you’ve made heart health a priority!

Winter Dinner Ideas: Mushroom and Bacon Risotto Recipe (Plus Heart Healthy Bacon Alternatives) Need a warming winter dinner idea? This easy mushroom bacon risotto recipe is perfect for weeknight dinners with family or a weekend dinner with friends. Plus easy and healthy alternatives to using bacon if you've made heart health a priority! This creamy mushroom bacon risotto recipe is accented with the flavor of grated parmesan and fresh thyme. You can make this winter dinner idea healthier by either omitting the bacon called for in the recipe or by substituting it with one of the healthy alternatives to bacon.

I’ve really been trying to eat healthier the past few months. My dad somehow miraculously avoid a heart attack at 72. However, he also had three heart surgeries over the course of a year. He’d been tired a lot and had been falling asleep when he’d sit down. Not being one to talk the doctor about his concerns, on top of having a super shitty primary care doctor, when he finally addressed what was going on, it wasn’t good. Tests revealed that one artery was completely blocked and another wasn’t far behind. When clearing out his arteries roto-rooter style at UVA didn’t fix the issues, he went back for stints. My parents didn’t even tell me about the third surgery. (My mom somehow thinks I’m fragile.) I heard about it, much later, through an off handed comment my brother made.

My family, on both sides, have a history of high blood pressure and high cholesterol. So it’s a real concern for me, especially as I’m headed through my mid-forties. Luckily, I’m doing okay on both counts. However, I’ve tried to eat healthy and take care of myself. Unfortunately, the past two years were rather tumultuous for me emotionally. Like most things, this affected not just my emotional health, but my physical health as well. My energy levels and my weight both took a hit. 

Not only did I change the situation I was in (and more than once) I also changed my eating habits. I stopped drinking gin and (high fructose corn syrup) tonic on the reg (to deal with chronic pain) and found a supplement regimen that worked for my fibromyalgia. I gave up the muscle relaxers I’ve used for years to cope after going cold turkey off pain killers and started taking valerian instead. Then I started eating better. I moved toward (or rather closer than I’ve ever been) a more vegetarian diet with fish, seafood and eggs – with meat only occasionally and very much in moderation. I started doing push ups and going dancing again. Basically I started living with intent rather than just existing. 

Since doing these things, I’ve gone down 16 lbs. I look great and I feel better. My emotional state is much improved and my focus, though still wildly ADHD a few days a week, is better.

Sauteed onions with mushrooms, olive oil and thyme for risotto

And yet, here I am, sharing a freaking mushroom risotto recipe – with bacon. 

Bacon is delicious. Healthwise I’m totally okay with indulging every now and then. Friends and family make that practically a must on special occasions, holidays and dinner dates they host. Intellectually, I realize that pigs are pretty smart animals. As someone with a dog who I consider family, it does bother me that I enjoy pork as much as I do. So I try not to think about it for too long. But then, I remember that pigs can eat people and leave zero trace behind. That helps ease the guilt. 

In the end, I’ve found there are more reasons not to eat pork than there are to gorge myself on a plate of baby back ribs. However, food, like most things in our lives, is a personal choice. Therefore, because I enjoy treating myself from time to time, this recipe has bacon. If, however, you’d like a healthier approach to my mushroom bacon risotto recipe, feel free to substitute the bacon for a healthier alternative. 

Heart healthy alternatives to bacon in mushroom bacon risotto. Bacon is delicious. Like all things, however, too much of anything can be a bad thing. Especially where heart health is concerned. So if you've given up beef and pork, have gone totally vegetarian, or are simply taking a break from bacon because it's impossible not to overindulge, here are a few healthy alternatives for the bacon in my mushroom bacon risotto recipe. Try my warming winter dinner idea for mushroom bacon risotto now.

Healthy Alternatives to Bacon for Mushroom Bacon Risotto

Bacon is delicious. Like all things, however, too much of anything can be a bad thing. Especially where heart health is concerned. So if you’ve given up beef and pork, have gone totally vegetarian, or are simply taking a break from bacon because it’s impossible not to overindulge, here are a few healthy alternatives for the bacon in my mushroom bacon risotto recipe.

Tempeh Bacon for Vegetarian Bacon Mushroom Risotto

Tempeh bacon is a vegetarian alternative to bacon. It contains less fat and has zero cholesterol. While traditionally made from slightly fermented soybeans, tempeh bacon can be made using any type of bean including black-eyed peas, black beans and chickpeas. Not only is tempeh bacon a good source of fiber, it’s also high in both vitamin B6 and magnesium. To prepare, simply slice then cook in oil over medium-high heat about four minutes each side.

Turkey Bacon for Healthier Bacon Mushroom Risotto

Turkey bacon is most definitely not bacon, but it’s not a bad substitute if you’re still eating meat. While still not totally healthy – I mean it IS still processed meat – it’s white meat rather than red meat. It also has HALF the amount of saturated fat as the real deal.

A similar alternative to turkey bacon is duck bacon. Just be aware that duck bacon doesn’t get quite as crispy as the real deal.

Mushroom Bacon Risotto Recipe: A Warming Winter Dinner Idea (Plus Heart Healthy Bacon Alternatives) Need a warming winter dinner idea? This easy mushroom bacon risotto recipe is perfect for weeknight dinners with family or a weekend dinner with friends. Plus easy and healthy alternatives to using bacon if you've made heart health a priority! This creamy mushroom bacon risotto recipe is accented with the flavor of grated parmesan and fresh thyme. You can make this winter dinner idea healthier by either omitting the bacon called for in the recipe or by substituting it with one of the healthy alternatives to bacon.

Vegetable Bacon for Heart Healthy Bacon Mushroom Risotto

Eggplant, and other veggies properly seasoned, can take on that smokey flavor you get from bacon. Simply add some smoked paprika, dried Chipotle chili peppers or a savory sweet sauce to your vegetable of choice then grill, smoke or roast. Additions such as fresh, grated parmesan cheese as garnish once the dish is plated can make up for the loss of the “beefier” bacon texture. To prepare a healthy alternative to bacon using eggplant, simply slice the eggplant then roast at 225°F for 20 to 30 minutes, or until crispy.

Tofu Bacon for Vegetarian Bacon Mushroom Risotto

Tofu bacon is another healthy alternative to bacon. It’s processed a bit more than tempeh bacon, however it’s high in protein. In addition, tofu bacon also contains all eight essential amino acids, and a notable amount of both calcium and iron.

To make it, you’ll need to start with really thin slices of tofu. (Otherwise you won’t get that bacon-like crunch.) Then marinate the tofu in a blend of 1 cup soy sauce, 2 Tablespoons tomato paste (you can freeze the rest in Tablespoon portions in an ice cube tray), 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (Annie’s makes a vegan alternative), 2 Tablespoons maple syrup, 2 Tablespoons liquid smoke and 2 cups water. Mix to combine than marinate thinly sliced tofu at least four hours to overnight.

Once you’re ready to cook your bacon tofu, simply strain the tofu slices from the marinade. Then fry the tofu in a skillet over medium high heat until crispy. If desired, you can reserve the marinade for another veggie dish later.

Now that you know you can make substitutions for the bacon if desired, here’s my mushroom bacon risotto recipe. I hope you enjoy it in your very favorite way as an easy, warming winter dinner idea.

Mushroom bacon risotto recipe. Need a warming winter dinner idea? This easy mushroom bacon risotto recipe is perfect for weeknight dinners with family or a weekend dinner with friends. Plus easy and healthy alternatives to using bacon if you've made heart health a priority! This creamy mushroom bacon risotto recipe is accented with the flavor of grated parmesan and fresh thyme. You can make this winter dinner idea healthier by omitting the bacon or by substituting it a bacon alternative.

Mushroom Bacon Risotto Recipe

This creamy mushroom bacon risotto recipe is accented with the flavor of grated parmesan and fresh thyme. You can make this winter dinner idea healthier by either omitting the bacon called for in the recipe or by substituting it with one of the healthy alternatives to bacon, mentioned above.

Ingredients:

1 ⅔ cup arborio rice
7 cups of warmed chicken or vegetable broth
1 large onion, finely chopped
2-4 Tablespoons of olive oil or avocado oil, divided
½ to ¾ cup of finely grated parmesan cheese, divided
1.5 cups freshly chopped mushrooms of your choice
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons quality salt
Fresh sage
Fresh thyme
5 pieces of very crispy (but not burnt) bacon (or bacon alternative)
2 Tablespoons of bacon fat to cook the mushrooms (or heart healthy olive oil)
Fresh ground black peppercorns

Ingredients for making mushroom bacon risotto

Instructions:

Begin by warming the chicken or vegetable broth in a medium sized pot. While the broth is warming, you’ll start a second pot on the stove. 

In a separate medium-large pot, heat one tablespoon of either avocado or olive oil over medium heat. Then sauté the onions in the oil until fragrant. (Alternately you can also Continue to cook until the onions have browned.

Next, add two additional Tablespoons of oil to the pot with the sautéed onions. Then stir the rice into the pot of sautéd onions and oil.

Cooking Risotto Rice in Broth

Stir the rice for about a minute in the oil. (It will seem like a lot of oil to start, but it will help the rice cook.) After a minute, ladle in one cup of warm broth.

While the rice cooks, stir often. The more you stir the risotto, the creamier the final version of the mushroom bacon risotto dish you serve will end up being.

Once the rice shows signs of having absorbed the liquid, add a second cup of broth. Continue stirring the onion and risotto mixture, as in the previous step.

Sauteed mushrooms with thyme

As the risotto is cooking, sauté the mushrooms in a nonstick pan with either bacon fat or olive oil and a couple sprigs of thyme. Once sautéed, set aside.

Continue adding more broth to the rice, stirring often. Partway through stir in the salt and add some fresh sage to the pot. I used one small sprig of fresh sage with about eight leaves on it.

Creamy cooked risotto rice.

The risotto is done cooking when the rice grains are plump, creamy and completely cooked through. At this point you no longer need to add additional broth. Instead, stir in most of the freshly grated parmesan cheese, while reserving the rest for plating.

Spoon the mushroom bacon risotto into bowls or plates for serving. The top the risotto with the crispy bacon or bacon alternative, sautéd mushrooms and additional parmesan cheese. Serve immediately, while stir warm.

If desired, you can serve this warming winter dish of mushroom bacon risotto with a light bodied glass of pinot noir. Enjoy!

Yield: Serves 5-6

Mushroom Bacon Risotto Recipe

Mushroom Bacon Risotto Recipe

This creamy mushroom bacon risotto recipe is the perfect warming, winter dinner idea. Accented with the flavor of grated parmesan and fresh thyme, you can make risotto dinner recipe hearty healthy by either omitting the bacon or by substituting it with one of the healthy alternatives to bacon.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ⅔ cup arborio rice
  • 7 cups of warmed chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2-4 Tablespoons of olive oil or avocado oil, divided
  • ½ to ¾ cup of finely grated parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1.5 cups freshly chopped mushrooms of your choice
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons quality salt
  • Fresh sage
  • Fresh thyme
  • 5 pieces of crispy bacon (or bacon alternative)
  • 2 Tablespoons of bacon fat to cook the mushrooms (or heart healthy olive oil)
  • Fresh ground black peppercorns

Instructions

  1. Warm your broth of choice in a medium sized pot on the stove. Set aside.
  2. Heat one Tablespoon of either avocado or olive oil over medium heat in a medium-large pot. Sauté the chopped onions in the oil until fragrant, then continue to cook until the onions have browned.
  3. Add two additional Tablespoons of oil to the pot of sautéed onions. Then stir in the rice.
  4. Stir the rice for about a minute in the oil. After a minute, ladle in one cup of warm broth.
  5. Stir the rice often to ensure a creamy risotto.
  6. Once the rice has absorbed most of the liquid, add a second cup of broth. Continue stirring the onion and risotto mixture occasionally.
  7. While the rice cooks, sauté the mushrooms in a nonstick pan with either bacon fat or olive oil and a couple sprigs of thyme. Then set aside.
  8. Continue adding more broth to the rice as it cooks. Partway through stir in the salt and about eight leaves of fresh sage.
  9. Once the rice grains are plump, creamy and completely cooked through it's ready. Stir in the bulk of the freshly grated parmesan cheese.
  10. Spoon the mushroom bacon risotto onto plates or into bowls for serving. Top with the crispy bacon, sautéd mushrooms and remaining parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 650Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 167mgSodium: 1210mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 45g

Warming winter dinner ideas.

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Vanilla Chai Tea Recipe: Make This Easy Spice Mix for DIY Holiday Gifts

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Whether you enjoy the delicious flavor of a vanilla chai tea latte or need ideas for DIY holiday gifts, this vanilla chai tea mix is the perfect recipe to spice things up this winter. Keep reading to learn how to make your own easy vanilla chai tea mix for lattes for a cozy winter treat or to package as budget friendly DIY Christmas for friends, family and coworkers. 

Vanilla Chai Tea Recipe: Make This Easy Spice Mix for DIY Holiday Gifts. Whether you enjoy the delicious flavor of a vanilla chai tea latte or need ideas for DIY holiday gifts, this vanilla chai tea mix is the perfect recipe to spice things up this winter. Learn how to make your own easy vanilla chai tea mix for lattes for a cozy winter treat or to package as budget friendly DIY Christmas for friends, family and coworkers.

DIY Holiday Gifts: Vanilla Chai Tea Mix

I first discovered loose leaf tea during my first marriage. Once I’d tried tea this way, it was over. There was no looking back. I soon had an entire shelf in my pantry that was nothing but flavored loose leaf teas. Once I tried my first chai tea, well. That was the ultimate luxury. And truth be told, I wasn’t even a coffee drinker at this point. That came years later.

While my vanilla chai tea mix is a powdered mix, not a loose leaf tea, it’s still as yummy as the real deal. The advantage of the powdered mix however is that it travels well, it’s super quick, there’s less waste and it’s easy to gift. Simply package your chai tea mix in a mason jar to give as holiday food gifts or for easy storage in your pantry.

While I prefer to brew fresh assam tea for my chai latte recipe, an easy alternative is to mix an instant tea into vanilla chai latte spice mix. (I give directions for both ways.)

Want to know why you should drink chai tea? Learn about the natural health benefits of chai tea here.

Vanilla Chai Tea Mix Recipe for Lattes: Make this easy DIY chai tea spice mix recipe for DIY holiday gifts. Spice things up this winter with a delicious vanilla chai latte recipe for a cozy winter treat. Or make an easy DIY vanilla chai tea mix for easy DIY holiday gifts for friends, family, teachers, neighbors and coworkers. The perfect homemade holiday gift for Christmas. Learn how to make DIY holiday food gifts now at Soap Deli News blog.

Vanilla Chai Tea Mix Recipe

Ingredients:

2 Tablespoons cardamom powder
1 Tablespoon  plus 1 teaspoon allspice powder
1 Tablespoon nutmeg powder
3 Tablespoons ginger root powder
2 teaspoons clove powder
2 teaspoons sweet cinnamon powder
1 whole vanilla bean pod (or 1 teaspoon vanilla bean powder)
1 1/2 cups unsweetened black instant tea, optional (see below)

Vanilla Chai Latte Recipe: Make this easy DIY vanilla chai latte spice mix recipe for a cozy winter drink idea for the holidays. It’s easy to spice things up this winter. You won’t be able to resist this delicious vanilla chai latte recipe when sitting by the fire watching your favorite holiday Christmas movies Also make this DIY vanilla chai spice mix for easy DIY holiday gifts for friends, family, teachers, neighbors and coworkers. The perfect homemade holiday gift for Christmas for anyone who loves receiving food gifts for the holiday season.

Directions for A Making Vanilla Chai Tea Mix:

To make this vanilla chai tea mix, begin by scraping the vanilla beans out of the vanilla bean pod, if using. Then measure out the remaining spices, and instant tea if using, into a glass bowl. Mix well.

Evenly divide the vanilla chai mix between three 4 oz. mason jars for gifts. Alternately you also use a large jar for your own personal storage. 

Vanilla Chai Latte Recipe: Make this easy DIY vanilla chai latte spice mix recipe for a cozy winter drink idea for the holidays. It’s easy to spice things up this winter. You won’t be able to resist this delicious vanilla chai latte recipe when sitting by the fire watching your favorite holiday Christmas movies Also make this DIY vanilla chai spice mix for easy DIY holiday gifts for friends, family, teachers, neighbors and coworkers. The perfect homemade holiday gift for Christmas for anyone who loves receiving food gifts for the holiday season.

Alternate directions for DIY Vanilla Chai Tea Mix:

If you prefer to brew fresh assam tea for your vanilla chai lattes, then omit the instant tea. Instead, increase amounts of the spices to fit inside mason jars in your choice of size. Then gift the mix with a box of Assam tea bags. Alternately you can also gift your chai tea mix with loose leaf Assam tea or vanilla black assam tea (and omit the vanilla from the spice mix recipe.) Just be sure to include a tea strainer or disposable tea bags with your gift if you opt for gifting loose leaf tea.

(You can store your vanilla chai latte mix in an airtight container for up to a month.)

Vanilla Chai Tea Mix Recipe for Lattes: Make this easy DIY chai tea spice mix recipe for DIY holiday gifts. Spice things up this winter with a delicious vanilla chai latte recipe for a cozy winter treat. Or make an easy DIY vanilla chai tea mix for easy DIY holiday gifts for friends, family, teachers, neighbors and coworkers. The perfect homemade holiday gift for Christmas. Learn how to make DIY holiday food gifts now at Soap Deli News blog.

Don’t forget to include instructions with your DIY holiday gifts on how to use the vanilla chai tea spice mix to make the lattes! You can find the directions for brewing a latte (with dairy or non-dairy milk) using my spiced tea mix below.

Vanilla Chai Tea Latte Recipe: Make this easy DIY vanilla chai tea spice mix recipe for a cozy winter drink idea for the holidays. It’s easy to spice things up this winter. You won’t be able to resist this delicious vanilla chai latte recipe when sitting by the fire watching your favorite holiday Christmas movies Also make this DIY vanilla chai tea mix for easy DIY holiday gifts for friends, family, teachers, neighbors and coworkers. The perfect homemade holiday gift for Christmas.

Vanilla Chai Tea Latte Recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup milk (or dairy free coconut milk or almond milk)
organic sugar, coconut sugar or maple syrup, to taste
2 1/2 Tablespoons vanilla chai tea mix (or 1 Tablespoon if you omitted the instant tea)
2 Assam tea bags or 2 teaspoons loose leaf assam tea, optional (dependent on mix)

Vanilla Chai Latte Recipe: Make this easy DIY vanilla chai latte spice mix recipe for a cozy winter drink idea for the holidays. It’s easy to spice things up this winter. You won’t be able to resist this delicious vanilla chai latte recipe when sitting by the fire watching your favorite holiday Christmas movies Also make this DIY vanilla chai spice mix for easy DIY holiday gifts for friends, family, teachers, neighbors and coworkers. The perfect homemade holiday gift for Christmas for anyone who loves receiving food gifts for the holiday season.

Directions with instant tea:

If you included instant black tea in your vanilla chai latte mix recipe, you’ll need to follow these directions for making your latte.

Mix 2 1/2 Tablespoons of the chai latte mix with two cups (or 8 oz.) of warm milk or a dairy free alternative.

Vanilla Chai Tea Latte Recipe: Make this easy DIY vanilla chai tea spice mix recipe for a cozy winter drink idea for the holidays. It’s easy to spice things up this winter. You won’t be able to resist this delicious vanilla chai latte recipe when sitting by the fire watching your favorite holiday Christmas movies Also make this DIY vanilla chai tea mix for easy DIY holiday gifts for friends, family, teachers, neighbors and coworkers. The perfect homemade holiday gift for Christmas.

Mix well with an immersion blender, then sweeten to taste.

Directions with loose leaf tea:

Add the milk or milk alternative to a double boiler or small saucepan. Then add one Tablespoon vanilla chai tea mix. Mix with an immersion blender.

Heat the milk and spices over low until the milk reaches 130°F, stirring often to avoid scorching.

Next, add the chai tea bags (or loose leaf tea in a strainer or disposable tea bag.) Steep the tea in the milk and spices for 5-minutes or to desired strength.

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Then strain the tea bags and add your choice of sweetener to suit. Mix again for good measure.

Now pour the latte into an 8 oz. mug. Then sip and enjoy.

Yield: About 2 cups vanilla chai tea latte spice mix

Vanilla Chai Tea Recipe (A Spice Mix for Lattes)

Vanilla Chai Tea Recipe (A Spice Mix for Lattes)

Spice things up this winter with a delicious vanilla chai latte recipe for a cozy winter treat. Or make a vanilla chai tea mix for easy DIY holiday gifts.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons cardamom powder
  • 1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon allspice powder
  • 1 Tablespoon nutmeg powder
  • 3 Tablespoons ginger root powder
  • 2 teaspoons clove powder
  • 2 teaspoons sweet cinnamon powder
  • 1 whole vanilla bean pod (or 1 teaspoon vanilla bean powder)
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened black instant tea

Instructions

  1. Scrape the vanilla beans out of the vanilla bean pod.
  2. Measure out the remaining spices and combine in a glass bowl with the instant tea. Mix well.
  3. Place the vanilla chai mix in a large mason jar.

Notes

To brew, mix 2 1/2 Tablespoons of the vanilla chai tea latte mix with two cups (or 8 oz.) of warm milk or a dairy free alternative. Mix with an immersion blender until the ingredients are evenly dispersed, then sweeten to taste.

This vanilla chai latte mix can be stored in an airtight container for up to a month.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

13

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 9Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
Vanilla Chai Tea Mix Recipe for Lattes: Make this easy DIY chai tea spice mix recipe for DIY holiday gifts. Spice things up this winter with a delicious vanilla chai latte recipe for a cozy winter treat. Or make an easy DIY vanilla chai tea mix for easy DIY holiday gifts for friends, family, teachers, neighbors and coworkers. The perfect homemade holiday gift for Christmas. Learn how to make DIY holiday food gifts now.

If you love my easy latte mix recipe, then don’t forget to pin this spicy, winter holiday drink recipe to Pinterest for later.

Bourbon balls recipe with Woodford Reserve for the ultimate no bake last minute DIY holiday gifts. These easy bourbon balls not only taste delicious, they’re also gluten free. So everyone can enjoy the delectable taste of chocolate and bourbon this holiday season. A delightful no bake dessert for Christmas, these no bake bourbon balls can also be made with rum or customized with your favorite ingredients whether it be coconut or dried raspberries for a flavorful holiday treat!

More DIY Holiday Food Gifts

What are some other ideas for making DIY holiday food gifts for friends and family? There are so many options for gifting food throughout the holiday season. Here are more of my yummy recipes for your DIY holiday gifts this winter. Also be sure to check out these homemade food gift ideas on Pinterest.

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