Parmesan Whipped Butter

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My husband, Jeremy, is a huge garlic, cheese and butter lover. He is notorious for random requests. One day he came in the office and said, “I want a snack. Can you just make me whipped butter?” Though this was a very random request on a Saturday evening, I combined his favorite things and came up with this delicious spread and he gave it a thumbs up! It is amazing on fresh warm French baguette, croissants, or pita bread.

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Dinner Party Series – Sweet and Savory

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I am very blessed and privileged to have some great people in my life. I often tell people that I don’t have friends; I have family. Entering the fall season, I invited a group of “family” to help kickoff the Shay’s Kitchen Dinner Party series. It was important to have a unique spin on every dish to help celebrate the fall season. The theme of the October party was “Sweet and Savory”.

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Chicken Sweet Potato Soup

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During fall sweet potatoes are at their best. Usually when thinking about sweet potatoes people associate them with marshmallows and sugar, but there are a number of reasons why sweet potatoes in themselves are actually really good for you, without the bad stuff. Sweet potatoes are high in antioxidants, which work to prevent inflammatory issues like asthma, arthritis, gout and much more. They are also great for the digestive tract due to them being rich in fiber. They can help offset heart problems and stroke. With all of these benefits, I wanted to use them more in my recipes. If you want a sweet yet savory hearty soup, this is a sure winner.
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