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The BEST Guacamole [EVER]

Does everyone have the best guacamole ever recipe?! I think I have the best but then so does everyone else! 馃檪 Most recipes are similar but what I think makes this guacamole different (and better) is the pickled jalape帽o. Have you ever tried them in your guacamole? 聽They’re found on the Mexican aisle of the […]

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Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Have you ever smelled the cinnamon roasted nuts at the mall or an arena event? 聽I think they smell so delicious. Whenever I attend a sporting event with my hubby and I smell them I say I’m going to buy some, but then I always change my mind because they’re kind of expensive. 聽I’m glad […]

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Easy Creamy Hummus

Hello friends. 聽With all the busyness of summer I’ve been absent from this blog for a little over a month, but I’ve really missed it. 聽I hope you’re having a great summer. Today I have a simple, delicious recipe to share with you. I love the creamy hummus that Mediterranean restaurants serve. 聽I’ve been making […]

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Mexican Rice – Restaurant Style

We love Mexican food and one of our favorites is plain old homemade refried beans or slow-cooker pinto beans and Mexican rice mixed together with a little bit of melted cheese on top and then scooped up with tortilla chips. Out of all the different Mexican rice recipes we’ve tried this one is our absolute […]

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20 Delicious Apple Recipes

Here’s a collection of 20 delicious Apple Recipes that we absolutely must all make sometime this fall! Just kidding! I’m hoping I’ll have time to make at least a few of them, though. But they all look deliciously spectacular and it’ll be hard to choose which ones to make. Which ones look good to you? […]

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Freezing Corn for Year Round Eating

    Isn’t shucked corn a beautiful site? From mid August until mid September we always buy a lot of corn on the cob and eat it until we don’t think we can eat any more because it’s such a treat for that one month we can buy it from local farmers. 聽And from that […]

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Summer Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

This is a simple summer fruit salad that’s light and refreshing and can be made with any fruit you like or have on hand. 聽We like it with all fresh fruit but sometimes throw in canned mandarin oranges like in the above photo. 聽It’s delicious with pineapple, strawberries, grapes, bananas, kiwi, peaches, blueberries, all berries, […]

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Glazed Carrots

These delicious, yet simple, glazed carrots are such a versatile side dish for so many meats ~ grilled or baked chicken, roast beef, pork chops, ribs, or pork roast, etc. I like this particular recipe because the carrots are cooked until crisp-tender in boiling water, and the sauce is cooked separately and then stirred into […]

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Grits for Breakfast ~ one of my favorites

I think there must be a bit of the south in me because I LOVE grits ~ for breakfast or dinner, and cooked almost any way. The word “grits” is derived from the Old English word “grytt”, which means coarse meal. 聽It originally referred to wheat and other cooked cereals but now refers to ground […]

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Oven-Baked Brown Rice

Oven-Baked Brown Rice turns out perfectly every time. 聽Put the ingredients in a baking dish, pop it in the oven, and walk away. 聽Easy! 聽Until聽I tried cooking my brown rice this way it never turned out right. 聽It was either under-cooked, over-cooked, had too much water or not enough. 聽For some reason it was always […]

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