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Black Bean Layer Dip

This layer dip is a fun twist on a classic! I loved using the black beans and it gave the dip an overall fresher flavor in my opinion. It’s perfect for tailgating or watching a football game at the house! 16oz black beans2 cloves garlic2 tsp lime juice3/4 tsp chili powder1/4 tsp salt1 1/2 cups guacamole  1 cup sour cream1 …

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Red Velvet Surprise Cupcakes

I needed to take something sweet to small group the other week and these were perfect! They were easy to throw together and they were easy to transport in the car! They turned out great and might be a new favorite around here! Cupcake2 1/2 cups flour1 1/2 cup sugar2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder1 tsp salt1 tsp baking soda2 eggs1 …

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Bacon Jalapeno Popper Dip

I love a good dip and with football season just around the corner this is a must have at your next tailgate or football party! I served with both frito scoops and tortilla chips and no matter what you put this stuff on it’s sure to be the winner! 16oz cream cheese (softened)1 cup mayonnaise4 oz diced jalapenos (drained)4 oz …

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Soft Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

I made these delicious cookies for our 4th of  July cookout. The next day the leftovers were sitting on the counter and my 2 year old came walking into the den with one like it was no big deal that she had snatched a cookie without asking, I asked her “what are you doing?” and she said “oh just eating …

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White Queso Dip

I’ve tried a lot of queso recipes over the years. A lot. Too many really.  Bad ones. Okay ones. No good ones. I finally asked a big group on FB and so many people gave me this recipe. My best friend was coming into town a few days later so we tried and it and yes. Yes yes yes. This …

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Salsa Fresca

This salsa is so easy to make and has the best flavor! I love being able to use all fresh ingredients to make something tasty, it was the perfect appetizer for a warm summer night! This recipe was slightly adapted from Mother Thyme. 1 lb roma tomatoes1/2 sweet onion3-4 garlic cloves 1 jalapeno (seeded)handful of cilantrojuice of 1 limepinch cuminpinch …

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Hot Broccoli Dip

This dip is so so good! I love anything broccoli and cheese so I loved it. And served with buttery crackers.  Oh my! I doubled it when I made it for our small group. This recipe was adapted from Damn Delicious. 8oz cream cheese (room temperature)2 1/2 cup chopped fresh broccoli1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese1/2 cup sour cream1/4 cup parmesan …

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Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Pretzel Cookies

I made these cookies a few weeks ago when we got together with friends then I made them again this week for our big 4th of July neighborhood celebration.  The sweet and salty combo in these is perfect and everyone raved about this. This recipe is from Cookies and Cups. 1 cup butter2 1/2 cups flour1 tsp baking soda1 tsp …

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Grilled Garlic Lime Taco Chicken

Chicken legs are not my favorite but my people just love them so I make them.  This recipe was really flavorful and so easy! 10-12 chicken legs3 tbsp olive oil3 tbsp lime juice2 tsp minced garlic1 packet taco seasoning Whisk together the olive oil, lime juice and garlic. Pour over the chicken legs then toss in taco seasoning. Grill over …

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BLT Chicken Salad

A friend shared this recipe with me and I flipped out over it! This chicken salad is amazing, the twist of it is perfection! It would be great on crackers or croissant but I served them on little slider buns to make them easy to pick up and eat! This recipe is from Lemon Tree Dwelling. 2 cups rotisserie chicken1/2 …

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