Monthly Archives: January 2015

Apple Cashew Salad

I’m not sure where I got this recipe. I’m thinking my mom, my sister-in-law, a friend…I don’t really know and it really doesn’t matter because it’s a good one. I used to make this a lot for myself years ago, and … Continue reading

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French Toast

I’ve noticed, as of late, my family puts in their requests for weekend breakfast meals early on in the week. This one came from Leah, “Mom, it’s been soooooo long since you’ve made French Toast, will you pleeeeaaaase make it this … Continue reading

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

Making your own taco seasoning is budget friendly and quick to toss together. We had taco salad for dinner Sunday evening and while the meat was browning, I whisked it together. Ingredients: 2 tbsp. chili powder 2 tsp. paprika 2 tsp. cumin … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Roll Saturday

In our house, breakfast during the week usually consists of eggs, oatmeal, cereal, or for me, nuts and cheese. The weekends; however, are reserved for something more time consuming. It had been over 15 years since I’d tried my hand at cinnamon … Continue reading

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Banana Bread Brownies

A few days ago Chris sent me a text to request I make these, with walnuts included. The recipe was listed on a friends Facebook page. This is absolutely a Chris kind of dessert. How do I know? Because I wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Flourless Black Bean Brownies

I wasn’t suspect of these, but I know my kids well enough to know that I’d best keep my mouth shut before they’d had their first bite. I love those moments when they’ve already told me something is good and they’re halfway … Continue reading

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Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

This past summer, for our anniversary, I bought Chris the Little Red Acorn, a ceramic egg-shaped griller/ smoker. And since that time, I don’t think we’ve used our gas grill once. It produces such fantastic tasting food because it uses lump … Continue reading

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Hummus Take 2

This was my lunch yesterday. Yum. I’m easily impressed that a dish can have similar ingredients, but yield a different taste. This is the case with this hummus recipe. The primary difference in this one is that there is no Greek … Continue reading

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Parmesan Crusted Green Beans

This is another recipe someone had shared on Facebook that I snapped a picture of so I don’t know who to give credit to, but regardless…make these for dinner tonight and you won’t be disappointed. They’re like green bean fries and we … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Chip Scones

Perfect for a weekend brunch. Ingredients: For the homemade cinnamon chips: 2/3 cup granulated sugar 3 tbsps. ground cinnamon 2 tbsps. vegetable shortening 2 tbsps. light corn syrup 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract For the scones: 2 1/2 cups flour 1/2 … Continue reading

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