January Recipes Recap + $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway!

A recap of January’s Recipes on Diethood.

January Recipes Recap | www.diethood.comIt’s been TOO long since you and I got to sit back, relax, and chat for a bit. I thought we should remedy that with a little one-on-one, and a recap of this month’s recipes on Diethood. AND! At the end of it all, you get to enter my monthly Target Gift Card Giveaway! YAAAAY!

Did I tell you I moved into my new house? Yes, yes, we did! FINALLY!

Oh! And speaking of the house… the only thing that I’ve had a chance to see outside of my new windows up there in the first photo is that lovely scenery. Except, it’s SO! not lovely. That’s not fog, or some weird photo filter – that’s snow. Lots of it!

I want sun. I want warm weather.
I just want to leave the house! I think I am suffering from cabin fever. It’s been, like, forever since we went somewhere. I can hardly wait for this polar vortex to leave us alone.

On the bright side, it wasn’t this cold on NYE, so the hubby and I got to enjoy a night out with a few of our friends. We had a BLAST! I hope the rest of 2014 is as good as that night was. So far, it’s been GREAT!


January Recipes Recap | www.diethood.comLast week I went to run some errands, and when I got to my first stop, I realized that I forgot my phone. My PHONE! That’s like forgetting my head! That phone is my every.thing. I want to say that it was the best thing to happen to me, but that would be a lie. I could not wait to get home to it. How in the world did we do life before mobile phones?! And internet?! How did that time even exist?  Anyway – I’m definitely addicted to my phone. And the internet.

Also? Any idea who is going to the Super Bowl?! Fingers crossed, it’s not the Packers. 😉 Since there’s no Bears in it, I just tuned out.

And you know what? In case you missed it, I shared a couple of pretty awesome Super Bowl-friendly appetizers these past couple of weeks. I adooooore my Garlicky Cheesy Crispy Potato Skins! You also have GOT TO try this Spinach and Artichoke Dip in Parmesan Cups – it’s amazeballs!

Then again, what could be bad about a creamy and cheesy dip?!?

Speaking of cake! YUMMO!!

Black Magic Chocolate Cake | www.diethood.com

Black Magic Chocolate Cake – Moist, rich, and delicious dark chocolate cake, perfect for any occasion!

Pomegranate Yogurt Smoothie | www.diethood.com

Pomegranate Yogurt Smoothie – Delicious, quick and healthy Pomegranate Yogurt Smoothie made with Pomegranate juice, yogurt, and sweetened with honey.

Cream of Broccoli and Potato Soup | www.diethood.com

Cream of Broccoli and Potato Soup – Thick and creamy Broccoli and Potato Soup loaded with broccoli, potatoes, and a variety of veggies.

Avocado and Feta Cheese Orzo Salad | www.diethood.com

Avocado and Feta Cheese Orzo Salad – Bright, simple, and delicious appetizer salad with Avocados, Feta Cheese and Orzo.

Skinny Brownies | www.diethood.com

Skinny Brownies – These delicious, moist, fudgy Skinny Brownies are under 140 calories per serving, and are made with just a Brownie Mix and Sprite!

Blueberry Scones with Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting www.diethood.com #recipe #scones #blueberryscones #creamcheesefrosting

Blueberry Scones & Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting – Light, fluffy, homemade Blueberry Scones, topped with turbinado sugar and dipped in a creamy, rich and sweet Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting.

Loaded Potato Pinwheels | www.diethood.com | Delicious and flaky puff made with Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls and stuffed with a potatoes, bacon, and cheese mixture. | #recipe #appetizers #loadedbakedpotato #pillsburyholidaybloggers

Loaded Potato Pinwheels – Delicious and flaky puffs made with Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls and stuffed with a potatoes, bacon, and cheese mixture.

Strawberry Coconut Oatmeal Crunch Pie | www.diethood.com | This amazing, sweet, yet healthy Strawberry Coconut Oatmeal Crunch Pie combines a crust made of shredded coconut, quick oats, and cereal flakes, topped with a silky strawberry sauce and sliced, fresh strawberries. | #pie #recipe #breakfast

Strawberry Coconut Oatmeal Crunch Pie – This amazing, sweet, yet healthy Strawberry Coconut Oatmeal Crunch Pie combines a crust made of shredded coconut, quick oats and cereal flakes, topped with a silky strawberry sauce and sliced, fresh strawberries.

Garlicky Cheesy Crispy Potato Skins | www.diethood.com | Garlicky and Cheesy Crispy Potato Skins topped with three cheeses, sour cream, crushed croutons and green onions. | #recipe #appetizers #potatoskins

Garlicky and Cheesy Crispy Potato Skins topped with a delicious mixture of potatoes, three cheeses, sour cream, crushed croutons and green onions.

Authentic Irish Coffee | www.diethood.com | A delicious and warm Authentic Irish Coffee made with whiskey, coffee, and heavy cream. | #recipe #coffee #irishcoffee

Authentic Irish Coffee – A delicious and warm Authentic Irish Coffee made with whiskey, coffee, and heavy cream.

Savory Feta Cheese French Toast | www.diethood.com | Soaked in a custard blend with crumbled feta cheese and fresh thyme, this Savory Feta Cheese French Toast will quickly become your family's favorite!

Savory Feta Cheese French Toast – Soaked in a custard blend with crumbled feta cheese and fresh thyme, this Savory Feta Cheese French Toast will quickly become your family’s favorite!

Apple Strudel Cake | www.diethood.com | This beautiful Apple Strudel Cake is a fun take on the classic Apple Strudel dessert, filled with a deliciously spiced apple cranberry filling.

Apple Strudel Cake – This beautiful Apple Strudel Cake is a fun take on the classic Apple Strudel dessert, filled with a deliciously spiced apple cranberry filling.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pastries | www,diethood.com | Soft, flaky and delicious cream cheese dough filled with a sweet cream cheese mixture and strawberry jam.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pastries – Soft, flaky and delicious cream cheese pastries filled with a sweet cream cheese mixture and strawberry jam.

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Parmesan Cups | www.diethood.com | Creamy, cheesy, spicy Spinach and Artichoke Dip served in delicious, homemade Parmesan Cups.

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Parmesan Cups – Creamy, cheesy, spicy Spinach and Artichoke Dip served in delicious, homemade Parmesan Cups.

Thank you, friends, for always being here!!
I hope you enjoyed the recipes as much as we did. February is going to be just as delicious!

P.S. Don’t forget to scroll down and enter to win a $100 Target Gift Card!!

P.S.S. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!


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  1. says

    I would use it to buy:
    Fitbook Fitness Journal-to track the food that I eat and exercise
    Razors (since those are expensive)
    Contact Lenses solution
    Eye drops

  2. Sarah says

    The gift card would be spent on food, clothing and baking items! And as you wander around the store, find new things that catch your fancy. Which usually happens anyway.

  3. Dorothy Teel says

    Me and a gift card to Target would have a wonderful time, I need a new tablecloth for the change of seasons and I would like a new meat serving platter mind broke at Christmas, but I want one I can use any season, and I would like to buy some warm socks it is cold here today and my feet are cold

  4. Stephanie says

    I love target! I would buy groceries and maybe a few fun things for myself like clothes or i love their card section!

    great recipes- I will be making the parm cups and dip for sure!

  5. Auntiepatch says

    Congrats on the new house!

    I would spend my $100 on BAKING SUPPLIES! OH, I could have so much fun going up and down the baking aisle!

  6. Birdiebee says

    I would buy my grandson his birthday gift at Target which would likely include something from the gaming department.

  7. Natalie says

    If I won, I’d buy some cute clothes & accessories, and home decorations. And a new pair of sunglasses since my 7 year old sunnies finally broke last week.

  8. Pamela Gurganus says

    If I won, I would spend the $100 Target Gift Card on new bed sheets, bath and kitchen towels! Thank you! :)

  9. Jennifer says

    I would buy me a couple of sweaters and definitely some stuff for my 3 yr old, actually it would probably all end up going to stuff for him. :)

  10. Karen H in NC says

    I’m planning on moving to a new apartment so I’m sure there will things I need to dress up the new place!

  11. says

    What a great NYE photo, Katerina! I can tell you one thing… you’re not the only one ready for this freakin’ winter to end! There’s only one problem with that…it’s WISCONSIN, and winter just started! lol

    P.S. I can’t choose a favorite recipe, because there are SO many yummi ones up there, but since I’m on a pomegranate craze, I think I’ll go with the pomegranate yogurt smoothie first :)

  12. says

    Congratulations on moving into your new house.

    All the recipes are tasty looking but right now the Magic Chocolate cake is calling my name even if it’s 3am. And I don’t want any more snow either.

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