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Bacon and Cream Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos

I found this recipe on The Pioneer Woman’swebsite last year and have been waiting for an excuse to make them. We were having friends over for an appetizer party and knew these would be a big hit with the...

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Beef, Black Bean and Chorizo Chili

It took a few days of resting but I am finally feeling better. We had friends over for Halloween night and I wanted to serve something warm and comforting after a long night of Trick or Treating. I was...

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Happy Halloween

For the first time ever, I am revisiting a recipe. I am doing this for two reasons… It’s a fun way to make lunch a little more special for Halloween – your kids will love it! I have a...

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Maple and Brown Sugar Acorn Squash

I had an acorn squash in the refrigerator that I needed to use up. I usually cook them with butter, cinnamon and nutmeg but this time I decided to try maple syrup and brown sugar. It was so delicious!...

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Sweet and Spicy Flank Steak

One of the perks of having a food blog is getting to try new products. I was sent a couple of bottles of Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce recently and decided to marinate some flank steak in it. I lightly...

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Warm Spinach Salad with Sausage and Potatoes

I adapted a recipe I found in Real Simple magazine to make one of the most delicious salads I’ve ever had. I roasted some onions, baby potatoes, mushrooms, garlic, tomatoes, red onion and asparagus in the oven. I tossed the...

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Homemade Granola

My son and I spent a rainy afternoon making homemade granola together. I found this recipe at Kiss My Spatula and it looked simple, delicious and fairly healthy. I used walnuts, almonds, coconut and dried cranberries because that’s what we...

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Black Bean and Chorizo Soup

My great friend Jen gave me this recipe years ago. My husband and I really love this soup but I don’t make it often because it’s too spicy for the kids. I recently decided to make a batch and...

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Honey – Ginger Chicken Breasts

I adapted this recipe from one I found in a magazine called Best Chicken Recipes by Cooking Light. My son made the marinade with me – he was so proud of himself (look how cute he looks in the...

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprints

  My son and I made these cookies while my daughter was at school. They were fun and easy to make, my son especially loved using the mixer. I used raspberry jam with less sugar and whole wheat flour...