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Spicy Pineapple Pepper Slaw

I’LL MAKE THIS QUICK…. cuz WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET… this is a great salad on it’s own, but perfect for tacos and the like. SPICY PINEAPPLE SLAW there are no specific measurements. i make small batches of this all the time.  just use your taste buds. a little of this and a little of that… warning…this is …

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Caprese Style Portobellos

I got this recipe over at Proud Italian Cook.  I subscribe to her blog and when I saw  this email I went right out and got the ingredients to make these.  OMG, if you like mushrooms you will love these.  Great as a side dish but I could eat one of these for lunch and be happy.  Simple and Delicious! Ingredients …

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Creamy Coleslaw

For Father’s Day, Justin wanted pulled pork sandwiches, so I decided to find the best coleslaw recipe out there. This one caught my eye because it had buttermilk in it and buttermilk makes everything better:) It’s a runnier sauce, but I LOVED it. I also loved how it got better and better each day it sat in the fridge. So …

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Loaded Baked Potato Rounds

I’ve saw the recipe for these potatoes on allrecipes.com and changed it up slightly.  We served these potatoes with BBQ ribs on the grill and everyone loved them.  Taste like potato skins but so much easier to make.  I will be making these again soon! Yukon Gold Potatoes, cut into slices ( use one medium size potato per person)Melted ButterSalt …

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Delicious Asparagus Penne

It’s Spring, well, so they say as the weather so far hasn’t been the best but Spring means asparagus is in season.  I love asparagus!  I found this recipe in the “Rachel Ray’s Big Orange Book”. It makes a great side dish when serving fish.   The recipe serves 6-8 but is easily halved.  Taste like Spring! salt (for pasta water) …

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Layered Jello

Lately my kids have been OBSESSED with Jello. They are all about it. So I thought it would be fun to make a pretty, layered Jello for them for Easter. I’m not going to lie, this takes some time people. But look how cute it is!! And it tastes amazing. Now my kids call it sandwich Jello because you can …

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Every Thanksgiving I make a different cranberry sauce recipes hoping to find a keeper.  I made some recipes that use so many ingredients it didn’t taste like cranberries anymore.  This year I found the one and it’s simple.  Simple to make and simple in taste as you actually taste the cranberries.  So my search is over, this is a keeper.  …

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Forbidden Rice Risotto

comfort food.  that’s what cold weather is all about… but with a HEALTHY TWIST let’s just say that this is NOT your typical “risotto”. i would call it “risotto-like”…but it definitely fits the comfort-food category all the deep rich flavors from the slow cooking and reducing are there, but the black rice has a different texture…almost “al dente-like” to regular rice.  it maintains …

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Mushroom Soup with Middle Eastern Flavors

creamy, non dairy, warm, comforting, light, yet filling. serve as a starter, side or main.   pureed soups are great for parties or quick family meals because they come together in no time and can always be made ahead.  there’s no meat that will get over cooked or veggies that will get mushy.  it reheats well with no separation when …

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Risotto

This is one of the first recipes I put on this blog when I first started it. Have you ever had risotto? If you haven’t, YOU MUST!! It has to be one of my most favorite foods. It is a little labor-intensive, but man is it worth it! I usually save it for special occasions, or when the hubby requests …

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