14 Gorgeous Spring Wedding Ideas You Can Totally DIY

One of the most painful wedding mistakes is going over budget. To prevent that headache at your upcoming spring wedding, DIY whatever you can. Whether it’s favors, decor or flower arrangements, there are ways to save on almost any aspect of your day. It may take some extra time, but knowing that you saved (plus added a bonus personal touch) will have you thanking yourself later. Check out these 14 DIY ideas for your spring nuptials, and start crafting your heart out.

February kicks off with a fiery and passionate full moon in Leo on February 5. Several days later, on February 11, Mercury enters Aquarius, allowing us to comprehend matters from a new lens. The Sun swims into Pisces on February 18, activating our imagination, intuition, and creativity. The new moon in Pisces and the Venusian shift into Aries on February 20 energizes our hearts and desires. It’s a great time to open ourselves up to every opportunity and possibility — the world is ours to explore and conquer! Continuing reading to find out what your February 2023 horoscope as in store for you this month.

Aries

Speaking out against anything you find unjust is going to help in healing yourself and others in the days ahead. Doing so will dig up old wounds around situations where you felt you were unable to help others in your community. Now, you can totally mend the past and evolve.

Taurus

Professional contacts made this month are meant to help you transcend on a social networking scale. The real meat and potatoes of the energy has to do with being on the cosmic up and up. If you are serving the world in a positive way, you will be rewarded beautifully.

Gemini

If you’re feeling unheard in your career it means that it’s the time to let that Gemini voice shine. You are coming into your own and taking on a leadership role for yourself. Much of the work that you do right now will inspire others to follow their own paths.

Cancer

Try not to be impulsive with your spending habits to ensure that you are able to stay in shape with your money. It might be important to work with a trusted advisor or budget your current expenditures in a financial spreadsheet on a daily basis to keep track of everything.

Leo

You’re entering this month with far more determination than you ever had. Yes, there is so much you still have to do in all realms of life — that’s why you’re the successful lion that you are. You are always ready to hold your ground and your defiance is astounding.

Virgo

The cosmos is asking you to be extremely real with yourself regarding your relationship. If you've been caught in any realms of codependency or victimization, now is the time to step up to the plate and remind yourself that you are in control of your own life and make necessary changes.

Libra

The fruition of your professional plans will broaden your interests and prepare you to take ownership of your business prosperity on a level that you never once thought possible. Be careful to not allow doubts to hold you back, because you are meant to walk out of this month victoriously.

Scorpio

You’re not letting anyone push you around this month. If that means asserting your will against authority — then do so. Let your voice be heard and self be seen. No one has power over you and you shouldn’t let them take control of anything that happens in your life.

Sagittarius

Trust the synchronicities that you'll keep seeing around you. This means that you know the right thing to do or say — even following an intuitive hunch that seemingly comes out of nowhere. It is a manifestation of cosmic chaos attracting incredible and unexplainable surprises, so prepare yourself for the unexpected.

Capricorn

If you are locked down by bills and debts, this is a good month to set the record straight. News of an impending raise can help your bank account and career. This can clear up past monetary issues and push you towards having success and freedom in your ongoing career.

Aquarius

A major crossroads is pushing you to choose how you wish to proceed in your romantic relationships. It’s been a very long time since you’ve thought about what you want and now is the time to ensure your desires are being met. Decide how you want to proceed this month.

Pisces

You have the power to create the life you crave and the month ahead gives you the chance to manifest your hopes and desires. You may also find that being at the right place at the right time and following your instincts is part of this greater path as well.

Like these February 2023 horoscope predictions? Come back each month for more astro news.

Creating a unique wedding starts with handmade details. As more brides-to-be start to plan their wedding without pandemic in mind, we tapped Etsy’s trend expert, Dayna Isom Johnson, for ways in which 2022 weddings are changing as a result.

“With so much uncertainty over the last few years, couples are ready to go all-out with their wedding celebrations – whether that means embracing a vibrant and cheerful color palette, turning up the glamour with regency aesthetics, or incorporating bold and playful bows,” says Johnson.

Read on for more wedding style advice, including curated selects from Etsy Design Award finalists and winners in the wedding category (selected by fashion icon Jenna Lyons of J.Crew fame) for beautiful ways to make your wedding your way.

Separates

A splurge dress you can only wear once? Not so practical for today’s brides. Instead brides are searching for separates or mini bridal dresses that they can repurpose for other special occasions .

Check out this year’s Wedding Category Etsy Design Award winner Rowen Bodysuit & Bianca Skirt by Fern & Moon. ($1542)

Mood-Boosting Color

Black and white are classic wedding colors but this year – after a downer of a couple two – couples are embracing color in a big way. “Dopamine dressing has been a top trend this year, and many couples are adapting mood-boosting moments throughout their big days as a way to inject pops of joy and show off their personalities,” says Johnson.

Add a pop of joy with the Rainbow Confetti Veil by award-finalist whichgoose. ($28+)

Regency Period Details

Blame it on Bridgerton but Regencycore — a style inspired by the 1800s elite — is continuing to influence bridal style, from dresses to accessories and everything in between. “Inspired by a sense of escapism, this trend is all about fairytale opulence, elegance, timeless romance, and vintage-inspired luxury,” says Johnson. On Etsy, there has been an 184 percent increase in searches for bridal gloves*, a 96 percent increase in searches for puff sleeve wedding dresses*, and a 64 percent increase in searches for pearl veils*.

Go for the elegance of gold with this Gold Floral Wedding Tiara by award-finalist lialibely. ($263+)

Personalization

Many couples are taking notes from the micro wedding trend and leaning into personalized details that represent their style for a more intimate celebration – at every budget. “More than ever, couples are doubling down on celebrations that reflect their personal style and, more importantly, what matters most to them – whether that means hosting an over-the-top soiree or an intimate ceremony with just their closest friends and family,” says Johnson. Etsy has seen a 10 percent increase in searches for custom or personalized wedding items in the last three months*.

Check out this Custom Handwriting Wedding Dress Label by finalist memorythreadco. ($57+)

Want a more personalized ring on your finger?

Check out this Kite Moss Agate Engagement Ring by award-finalist hiddenspacejewelry. ($1900+)

Bold Bows

Bows ebb and flow in the wedding department but are now back in a modern way. "After nearly two years of laid-back dressing, couples are ready to embrace glamorous and over-the-top styles once again," says Johnson. "While certainly not new to the wedding scene, bows are a welcomed re-emerging trend that adds a touch of playfulness, femininity, and glamour to both bridal attire and wedding day decor."

Etsy star seller Stansberry has some elegant hair bows if you're feeling fancy. ($44)

60s Throwback

Brides are taking cues from mid-century weddings that were less conformist (think Audrey Hepburn’s 1969 bridal mini). “One of my favorite emerging trends this year is the return of ‘60s style,” says Johnson. “This transformative decade tossed out all of the traditional wedding rules and allowed brides to express their style with mini dresses, flared sleeves, and shorter veils.” Think outside the wedding box and try something non-traditional for your big day.

Check out this Lennox Floral Embroidered Topper by Etsy seller lavoilerose ($195+)

DIY Details

Creative pursuits soared during the pandemic, and many are now applying their newfound skills to their nuptials, like making their own guest books or adding a DIY touch to their wedding party gifts. “Those who still might prefer to buy over DIY are turning to the pros to add an ultra-special – yet still affordable – handmade touch to their weddings, particularly for larger or more time-intensive items like seating charts or invitations,” says Johnson. In fact, there has been a 40 percent increase in searches on Etsy for colorful save the dates or invitations in the last three months*.

Check out this Customizable Watercolor Crest Digital Invitation Suite by finalist sheffieldhouse ($34+)

Pearls

The pearlcore trend can be spotted on everything from wedding jewelry to veils and decor.

Check out these DIY Jane Earrings by finalist emmakatzkabridal.

Pet Attire

Including your pet in the wedding party has been a trend for a few years now but accessorizing your pet in something like this Pet WeddingSilk Robe by finalist maisonpetglam is one we'll just go ahead and say I Do!

*In the last three months, compared to the same time the previous year

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"How are you?" "I'm good." A lot of conversations stop there, but more often than not, we aren't actually good. There's so much happening in all of our lives that it's important to make friends you can be vulnerable with — and that you can be that friend for others. But starting deep conversations in any of your relationships can be harder than it sounds. Keep scrolling for five questions to ask your friends to let them know how much you care.

Have You Had A Good Cry Lately? What About?

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It's pretty easy to cry when we're feeling upset or if we're experiencing an influx of love or joy — tears are the emotion that can't be kept in. And with so much happening around the world, it's extra easy to feel overwhelmed right now. Asking a question like this acknowledges that we're all feeling something and it gives your friend the space to express their emotions without feeling bad about it.

What Are You Dreaming About Right Now?

Be someone who helps your friends dream big and reach for their craziest goals. There's nothing like hearing someone talk about something they're passionate about, and when you have a deep-rooted love for that person, it's even more fun to hear. Plus, if they answer with their actual dreams from last night, then you can have a good laugh too.

How Is Your Soul?

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There are certain things that affect us on a very deep level, and while our bodies might be okay, our souls may have taken a beating recently! Asking about your friend's soul or heart will let them talk about how the details and nuances of their emotions. This is a great question for people who feel things deeply, even if it's not exclusive to them.

How Did [Insert Event] Make You Feel?

If you know the ins and outs of your friend's life, there's a good chance you know if something in particular has affected them. Whether it's trouble with their partner, their parents, or they were really hit hard by something on the news, don't be afraid to ask them how they're feeling (when it's appropriate, of course). Asking them about a particular event or conversation will help them focus more than if you just ask how they're feeling in general.

There's A Lot Going On In The World, How Are You Handling Everything?

It's okay if you're not handling things well, and right off the bat, this question will let your friend know that it's okay if they're overwhelmed. Since everyone handles things differently, this is also a good way to check up on someone without making assumptions about how they're feeling.

What's Something That's Made You Smile In The Last Few Days?

There are two reasons this can be a great question. First, allowing your friend to focus on a positive story will allow them take note of something beautiful around them, no matter how small it is. Second, asking for a recent example will remind them to look for the good since they'll have to sift through the good and the bad to give you an answer. It'll boost their mood, especially if they've had a rough week.

You've Seemed A Little Off Lately, Is Everything Okay?

We've all changed in the last two and a half years, but if you've picked up that your friend seems extra sad recently, you can ask them what's going on. It'll show that you're attentive and allow them to talk about something they're dealing with if they don't feel comfortable bringing it up.

What Did You Think About [Insert Entertainment Program]

Maybe your friend has been recovering from a loss and was impacted by the pilot of The Last of Us, or they're super excited about a new job opportunity and finally got around to watching The Bold Type. Either way, if your friend loves stories and resonates deeply with fictional characters, this could be a great way to help them work through both positive and negative emotions.

What's Something That Impacted You Last Week?

The great thing about a question like this is that it lets your friend decide whether they want to talk about, something difficult or positive. Or both!

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Weddings are never just a day — they're a season. From the engagement party to thebridal shower to finding the perfect guest dress, you are committed to a season of laughter, parties, toasts, and a whole lot of fun. To celebrate the lovely duo, the wedding gift has to be personal, functional, and within your budget. We got you. Here are 21 gifts that will stand out for the couple who has everything, in every price range. Enjoy giving this wedding season a little something special.

The Adventure Challenge, Couples Edition ($158 on sale, orig. $205)

Kick off their nuptials with this adventure kit for couples. It includes 50 scratch-off dates and a cool camera to record the fun. Surprise dates are designed to help the couple grow in their relationship through unforgettable adventures and experiences, from cooking an apple pie while blindfolded to recreating their grandparents' very first date to painting a masterpiece together… the romance, hilarity and joy will unfold naturally.

Minted Custom Map Filled Foil Art ($158+)

Celebrate a favorite place of theirs with a custom map print — perhaps where they're getting married, where they met, or where they got engaged. Simply provide the address and Minted will create a custom art print for the happy couple. It's available in foil-pressed, letter-pressed, or in standard printing in a variety of vibrant colors.

Radiant Cut Drinking Glasses ($13/four)

Made in Portugal, this glassware has stunning details that make any drink feel decadent. Add bottle delivery with Sauceyso they can enjoy their favorite spirits at home.

Assorted Modern Acrylic Frames ($35+)

Give them a reason to print out their favorite travel photos with these wall-mounted frames fastened with polished brass screws.

Artifact Uprising Wedding Photo Book ($82+)

Honor their big day with this modern wedding photo album that they'll want to always keep on display. Gift cards available.

The Always Pan ($145)

For the couple who loves to cook together, this is the only pan they'll ever need. A Brit + Co fave, the Always Pan does it all: it's a fry pan, saute pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, and nonstick pan all in one and comes with a wooden spatula and handy spoon rest.

Monogrammed Wood and Marble Coasters ($17+)

As a memento of their wedding day, gift these personalized marble/mango wood coasters with their names and wedding year. They're a great go-to gift or accessory gift for friends who love to entertain.

Plants By Greendigs ($35)

Send them a plant to spruce up their new together home. Greendigs shares the story behind the plant, like the Pilea shown here, which is native to southern China and brings peaceful, positive vibes to any room. It is known as the “Money plant,” the “UFO plant,” and the “Friendship plant” — take your pick of which message to send. It's also low-maintenance for the win!

Purple Harmony Pillow ($143 on sale, orig. $179)

Couples who sleep well together... must be more likely to stay together, right? Well, here's the pillow that can help. It's like a mattress for your head with a supportive, cooling experience that never falls, um, flat.

Parachute Cloud Cotton Unisex Robe ($109)

Matching robes couldn't be any cuter and this super comfy one made in Turkish cotton comes in a slew of colors to match their tastes. They can lounge all they want in post-wedding bliss. Side pockets included!

Tushy Classic 3.0 Affordable Bidet ($99)

Now hear us out: For the couple who cares about the planet, this bidet will save them tons of money on TP. Plus, it's an experience they can both enjoy. It's easy to install (just under 10 mins) with a self-cleaning nozzle and fits most toilets. It looks good too without having to swap out your traditional toilet — at an affordable price!

Soothe At-Home Wellness Services ($89+)

Soothe connects you with local massage, skincare, hair, and beauty service pros. Gift the happy couple a massage at home, or whatever treat will inspire rest and relaxation.

Airbnb Gift Card ($50+)

For the couple who loves travel, adventure, and design, this is the perfect gift. Airbnb offers a design series (stay in homes that have been featured in magazines or have some kind of design cred). This modern retreat, for example, was featured in Dwell magazine and is just five minutes from Volcano National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii. ($450/night)

Hayes Pasta Bowls, ($56/set of 4)

For the many nights of delicious pasta they will share (visions of Lady & The Tramp come to mind), this stoneware collection is the perfect serving size for all the pasta with a matte finish that feels modern and minimalist.

The Newlywed Table ($30)

I knew a couple who would split the week — he would cook three nights, she would cook three nights, and on the seventh night they would have a takeout picnic in the living room (or eat out). So cute! This could be a fun challenge for their newlywed life with a host of perfect-for-two recipes.

Food52 x Dansk Købenstyle Casserole ($95+)

Here's a vintage find that home cooks love — and it comes in a bunch of fun colors, like this bright yellow. The triple-enameled carbon steel can evenly cook any soup, stew, or ragù, and it's so pretty the lid even doubles as a trivet. It's oven-, stovetop-, and freezer safe.

Public Goods Glass Infuser Pitcher ($50)

Perfect for hot and cold drinks, this glass infuser pitcher can be used for everything from a morning cold brew to hot tea to fruit-infused water. Heck, we'll take one too please!

Shinola Runwell Jumbo Steak Knives ($99/set of 4)

You're married — now it's time to get serious about knives. We love this elegant yet rugged dinner set for cutting into a juicy steak. Each handle is made of a different type of wood — ash, beech, oak or walnut — and is accented by copper rivets. The set is built by design-forward Detroit-based Shinola and comes in a beautiful leather case.

Tovala Oven ($99 on sale, orig. $299)

Part oven, part personal chef, the wifi-connected Tovala Smart Oven uses heat and steam to cook Tovala-prepared meals (like a meal subscription) or your own in minutes. It's a great way to keep your actual oven off for the summer!

Home Chef Meal Kit ($7/meal)

Giving them more time to spend with each other, this weekly recipe subscription for all skill levels and dietary preferences means there's always something new and exciting to cook. No need to grocery shop or find a recipe. Done and done!

The Sip ($177/3 boxes)

Keep the celebration going with a subscription to The Sip. Newlyweds will receive three high-end Champagnes by the glass plus an exclusive Sip gift every other month. Cheers!

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Meeting up with someone for the first time can feel a lot like a first date. You're a little bit nervous, and you hope that you like them and that they like you. When you don't know someone very well, it's easy to rely on questions like "What do you do?" or "How was your weekend?" but it's always a good idea to have a few questions in your back pocket that go deeper. Not only will it help you get to know one another on a deeper level, but there's a good chance you'll have more fun talking too.

Just like you and your old friends have shared interests, you'll have a lot to talk about if you can find things that you have in common (like movies or favorite foods) with your new friends. These 35 thought-provoking questions are specific, fun, and will help start your friendship off on the right foot. Plus, if you find out you both love scary movies or Thai food, you can meet up somewhere different next time!

  • What's a childhood memory that makes you smile?
  • Are you working on any hobbies that you're excited about?
  • What's your favorite food?
  • What country would you visit if you could teleport?
  • What's a topic that you could give an unprompted PowerPoint presentation on?
  • What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
  • What's your favorite way to spend a weekend?
  • What's your ideal vacation destination?
  • How do you relax?
  • What did you like best about your favorite subject in school?
  • What's your favorite time of day?
  • If you could jump into any TV show, what would you pick?
  • If you were a season, which one would you be?
  • If you had a superpower, what would it be?
  • What are your top three "no skip" songs?
  • Is there a book or movie that's left a lasting impact on you?
  • What's your go-to coffee or tea order?
  • What's your favorite color?
  • What's the best part of your job?
  • Do you have a favorite dessert?
  • What's your favorite band or artist right now?
  • What's your biggest pet peeve?
  • If you could live in another decade, which one would you pick?
  • What dessert will you never get tired of?
  • What's your love language?
  • If you could pick any song to be your life's theme song what would you pick?
  • What's your go-to breakfast?
  • If you could only wear one color for a week, what would you pick?
  • Are you an aquarium, museum, or planetarium person?
  • Have you formed any core memories recently?
  • What's the first thing you do when you get off work?
  • If you could come up with any candle scent, what would you create?
  • What's something new you learned this week?
  • What would you put in a time capsule?
  • What's the funniest dream you've ever had?

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Okay, so the worst has happened: It's cold outside, AND you're hungrier than ever. You love a good turkey sandwich as much as the next person, but you're craving something more comforting. This is where a warm, cozy dinner comes in. Incorporate some new flavors into your meal rotation by checking out these mouth-watering winter meals. Make them for a crowd, or save the leftovers for a delicious lunch. Allow this guide to be your answer to cozy winter dinnersfor the season.

What should I make for dinner when it's cold?

When it comes to colder temperatures, you’ll want to prepare a warm, hearty meal for dinner. That will warm you up in no time.

What's a good lazy dinner?

Soups, pastas, sandwiches and tacos are all great options when you don’t really feel like cooking dinner.

What should you eat on winter days?

Soups, roasted vegetables, baked potatoes and stews are perfect for a winter meal. Ensuring you still get fruits and vegetables in your winter diet will make you feel invincible!

What should I make for dinner in January?

Make some of the tasty recipes we’ve listed! From chili, pot pie, and mac and cheese, to ramen, chicken, and stir fry, you won’t be left uninspired for any of your January mealtimes.

What not to eat in winter?

Cold dairy products, raw fruits and veggies, and fried foods may leave you feeling yucky this winter. Avoid these groups to combat sickness and feel your best!

Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

This meat-free meal is perfect for a cold winter night. Add quinoa, black beans, bell pepper, onions, and crushed tomatoes for a flavorful base and warm spices and jalapeno for just the right amount of kick. (via Feel Good Foodie)

Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie 

Let your slow cooker do all the hard work. This This Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuit Topping takes only a few minutes to put together and is the perfect meal to enjoy on a chill night. (via A Spicy Perspective)

Mashed Potatoes

These easy-to-make mashed potatoes will become your new go-to side dish for the winter. (via A Spicy Perspective)

Teriyaki Beef Stir-Fry

Cook flank steak in a homemade teriyaki sauce, along with broccoli, onion, and sweet red bell pepper for the perfect winter meal. It only takes about 30 minutes! (via Feel Good Foodie)

Lemon Ricotta Pasta

Another 30-minute meal, this lemon ricotta pasta is super versatile. Add easy grilled chicken or salmon, red pepper flakes for a little more heat, and/or sundried tomatoes. (via Barley & Sage)

​Chicken Tetrazzini

Creamy béchamel sauce makes this tender chicken and pasta dish with crumb topping so tasty and comforting. Make this casserole dish in under an hour or freeze for the week! (via Culinary Hill)

Apple Cider Braised Chicken Thighs

This dish is assembled in just one pot or skillet, so you don't have to worry about the dishes. Pair with mashed potatoes or roasted veggies for a complete dinner! (via Cozy Cravings)

Slow-Cooker Mac + Cheese

Load up your slow cooker with pasta, cheeses, butter, milk, and spices, and a few hours later, you'll be in comfort-food heaven. (via Brit + Co)

Vegan “Cheesy” Bread With Chickpea Curry Dip

These comforting, “cheesy" bread pockets will warm you right up, along with the spiced curry dip. (via Brit + Co)

Mini Slow-Cooker Lamb Tacos

Beer-drenched lamb is only improved by a tomatillo-apple salsa. (via Fiestas: Tidbits, Margaritas & More; photo via Isabella Martinez-Funcke)

Shepherd's Pie

A quick and easy dinner has never tasted better. Shepherd's Pie piles on all the veggies, potatoes and meat to warm you up. (via Salt & Lavender)

Instant Pot Paleo Beef Stew

Immerse yourself in the deep, warm flavors of this paleo pot roast stew. (via The Endless Meal)

Puff Pastry Chicken Pot Pie

Pot pie is the gift that keeps on giving. Prep this delicious comfort meal for leftovers you can enjoy all week. (via Cozy Cravings)

Lemon Chicken Piccata

This dish looks impressive, but it's seriously simple to make for date night and casual weeknights alike. (via Damn Delicious)

Chicken Parmesan Baked Ziti

The only thing better than chicken parmesan or baked ziti is not having to decide between the two. This is comfort food at its finest. (via Gimme Some Oven)

Sesame Chicken Potstickers

These potstickers provide a fun group activity. Gather up your friends and make it a DIY dumpling party. (via Damn Delicious)

Classic Italian Meatballs

It's a delicate balance to make a meatball that's both tender and holds together while cooking, but this recipe does it. Make sure you use extra-soft bread in your meat mixture — it's the secret ingredient! (via Recipe Tin Eats)

Vegan Potato Leek Soup

All you need is 10 ingredients and about 30 minutes to whip up this healthy, easy soup for a winter dinner that's sure to keep you satisfied. (via Two Spoons)

Homemade Spicy Ramen with Tofu

If you're looking for something to soothe that winter cold, this ramen is savory, spicy, and as comforting as a warm blanket. (via Pinch of Yum)

Garlic Sriracha Chicken

Garlic, sesame, and sriracha team up to make a powerful marinade and a zippy flavor profile. (via Rasa Malaysia)

Asian Salmon in Foil

After cooking lots of holiday fare, stepping back into the kitchen might feel a little daunting. Fortunately, this yummy, easy dinner comes together in about 30 minutes. (via Damn Delicious)

Spicy Vegan Lentil Soup

When you're looking for a little feel-good food, this vegan soup really hits the spot. It's comforting, hearty, and completely guilt-free. (via Cookie + Kate)

30-Minute Indian Butter Chicken

Make sure you have plenty of fresh naan on hand for this dish. You'll want to soak up every last drop of the creamy tomato sauce. It's that good. (via Averie Cooks)

Roasted Carrot and Ginger Soup

Roasted veggies are a welcome change of pace when you've been indulging a little too much. This dish is definitely not lacking in the flavor department, and you'll love the garnish of fresh scallions and nuts for an added crunch. (via Show Me The Yummy)

White Chicken Chili

There's nothing like a hearty soup on a cold winter night. A little cream cheese and puréed cannellini beans are the secret to this seriously creamy chili. (via Cooking Classy)

Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry

This stir-fry comes together in 20 minutes, and it's insanely tasty. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onion, if you have those on hand. It doesn't get better (or easier) than that. (via Damn Delicious)

One-Pan Apricot and Brie Stuffed Chicken Breast With Roasted Potatoes

This meal is firing on all cylinders. It's sweet, savory and creamy — AND it all happens in one pan, so you can get through cleanup faster. (via Half Baked Harvest)

Chicken Enchiladas

Mix things up with some Mexican fiesta influence. Enchiladas are classic comfort food. (via Gimme Some Oven)

Pesto Bolognese Lasagna

This is the yummiest way to eat greens when you need a healthy boost. This version of the traditional Italian soup is filled with leeks, peas, kale, and zucchini. And then… it's topped off with a flavorful basil pesto. (via Half Baked Harvest)

Rainbow Vegetarian Pad Thai With Peanuts and Basil

This classic takeout favorite gets a healthy makeover with brown rice noodles, fresh veggies, and handfuls of fresh herbs. (via Pinch of Yum)

Curried Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup

This soup recipe is just a comfort meal in a bowl. You'll get a hearty bite full of curry spices, sweet squash and crunchy kale. (via Two Spoons)

BBQ Chicken Naan Pizza

It may be too cold to grill outdoors, but you can still get your fill of sweet-tangy-spicy barbecue with this flatbread pizza. (via Bowl of Delicious)

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