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Peanut Butter-Pretzel Truffles (aka Chubby Hubby Pretzels)

I feel like I've been doing my readers a disservice.  See, I've made these delicious balls of heaven a few times in the past year and never blogged them.  Why wouldn't I have blogged them if they're delicious balls of heaven?  Well, because they're so amazing that they get eaten way too quickly and I've never been able to get a picture.  That is, until I decided to hide a few in the fridge before taking them to their destination.  The next day - supreese!  Peanut Butter Pretzel balls for lunch?  Why, don't mind if I do!
What's not to love about these, seriously?  Peanut Butter.  Pretzels.  Chocolate.  Need I say more?  Plus, remember Chocolate Salty Balls anyone?!
Peanut Butter-Pretzel Truffles Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups pretzel pieces 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature 2 tablespoons  brown sugar pinch of salt 3 tablespoons powdered sugar 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
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Creamy Lemon and Spinach Baked Tortellini (with Chicken)

A few weeks ago I planned a birthday dinner for my best friend's birthday (albeit a few weeks after her birthday, but we're busy people!)  Having NO idea what to actually make for her, I decided to stalk her Pinterest boards for inspiration.  That turned in to a Pinterest-themed dinner, and each dish was something she'd actually pinned wanting to try.  The best part of it all, it was during the amazing addition of Secret Boards, so I was able to re-pin things I was considering without her ever knowing!

This dish is a variation of one of the sides I made for her.  The original recipe does not have chicken in the meal, but while eating it we both agreed that with chicken baked in it, it would be a great one-pot meal.  Being that I love one-pot meals, and thought this was fantastic, I knew it wouldn't be long before it made our weekly menu!

I cannot express how much I loved this dish.  With the chicken it was a fantastic one-pot dinner, and without the chicken it was an …