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BLACK BEAN & CORN SALAD

BLACK BEAN & CORN SALAD

It’s hard to believe Memorial Day is right around the corner! The school year has flown by and summer is on its way – yay! To celebrate, I decided to make this Black Bean & Corn Salad. It’s the perfect side dish to serve with […]

HEARTY QUINOA SALAD

HEARTY QUINOA SALAD

I have a confession to make. I didn’t think I liked quinoa. (Gasp!) I made it a few years ago and it was just OK to me. After eating not-so-great over Easter Break at Disney, I decided it was time to reset my system and […]

CHEWY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

CHEWY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

It’s hard for me to decide what kind of chocolate chip cookies I like best. I like ’em any way I can get ’em … crispy, cake-like, thin, thick and everything in between. However, I especially like chewy chocolate chip cookies. I love how the chocolate […]

SIMPLY DELICIOUS GUACAMOLE

SIMPLY DELICIOUS GUACAMOLE

Guacamole is one of my favorite toppings for just about anything … burritos, tacos, burrito bowls, enchiladas, salads, and, of course, chips! I’ve tried several store-bought varieties and while some are better than others, none can beat this Simply Delicious Guacamole. It’s one of the […]

CRISPY TORTILLA CHIPS

CRISPY TORTILLA CHIPS

These homemade crispy tortilla chips are incredibly easy to make and only take a few minutes to bake in the oven. Made with corn tortillas, these tortilla chips are golden and crispy. And, like so many things in the food world, they’re infinitely better than […]

BEER BURGERS

BEER BURGERS

Who doesn’t love hamburgers? In recent years, I’ve purchased hamburgers from our local warehouse club. While they’re convenient, they just don’t have the same flavor as making them with ground chuck at home. Recently, my son enjoyed dinner at a friend’s house and they served […]

SLOW COOKER TURKEY SLOPPY JOES

SLOW COOKER TURKEY SLOPPY JOES

I have a confession to make … I didn’t think I liked sloppy joes, much less turkey sloppy joes! My husband grew up on this all-American classic. His mom made them often on nights she and her hubby went out to play cards with friends and […]

CLASSIC STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE

CLASSIC STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE

What’s not to love about strawberry shortcake? It’s one of those desserts that’s stood the test of time. Last week was my son’s 15th (!) birthday. His request for breakfast … you guessed it: homemade strawberry shortcake. While not a regular on our breakfast menu by […]

GRANOLA

GRANOLA

I first discovered granola years ago on a family vacation when I had a chance to try muesli, a cousin of granola. Long popular in Europe, Swiss physician and nutritionist, Maximilian Bircher-Benner, first introduced muesli in the late 1800s. His philosophy revolved around eating a […]

LOADED BAKED POTATOES

LOADED BAKED POTATOES

The last few years, my growing teenager has seriously challenged me to find recipes that fill him up. All my boys love homemade fries made with russet potatoes or sweet potatoes. However, I wanted to use up more of my potatoes last night so I […]