Product Review

guacamole corn chip salad

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Oh my gosh! We’ve been out and about enjoying our weekend. The weather is fantastic (finally!) and we’re soaking up every bit of sun we can get. We walked around a familiar zoo today, one I remember from childhood, and it was hot hot hot out there. It felt good to walk with the sun…

“pain is good” thousand island salad dressing

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We love Thousand Island dressing! This year when I made the dressing to go with our annual St. Patrick’s Day Reuben sandwiches, I decided to use this spicy relish instead of the usual sweet pepper relish. It’s made by a company called Original Juan, and it’s awesome. It’s creamy, spicy and the perfect accompaniment to…

mile high bbq chicken skillet nachos

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I am sooooo darn excited to be working with the awesome company Food Should Taste Good. One of their reps contacted me and asked if I would like to develop some unique recipes using their chips, to which I replied an enthusiastic “YES!” She also asked if I would provide a drink pairing for each…

salmon salad baguette melts

salmonmelts

Here’s an easy, high protein, delicious dinner idea. If you like tuna melts you’re going to LOVE salmon melts. I made ours on artisan bakery baguette, and sprinkled some capers over the top for a little extra fanciness. ~ preheat oven to 425 degrees F. ~ 1 medium “take and bake” baguette 15 oz. canned…

banana flip cake

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Do you remember the snack cake by Nickle’s called the Banana Flip? When I was little I preferred them to almost any other treat, including candy bars. They were sooooo good. I’m pretty sure they were discontinued. I haven’t seen one in a very long time. This delicious snack cake came to mind a few…

a scenes post

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Two weeks ago we spent a lazy weekend at home. It consisted of lots of naps in front of the fireplace, reading THIS (which was one of the most beautifully written books I’ve ever had the privilege of reading), watching reruns of Parks and Recreation and The Office. It was so darn cold all weekend!…

spiced fig ice cream + chocolate cabernet sauce

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I think this might be my favorite ice cream recipe yet. Have I said that before? I probably have, but this time I’m serious! 😉 It’s elegant, mostly healthy and delicious! Feel free to add a little raw honey or pure maple syrup to your ice cream mixture if it doesn’t seem sweet enough to…

speculoos chocolate chip banana bread

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Gracie and I made this a few days ago and the entire loaf is gone. It’s SO good! This is a fantastic way to use up some over-ripe bananas that may be lurking on the counter. You can purchase Speculoos Cookie Butter at Trader Joe’s. ~ preheat oven to 350 degrees F. ~ 3 very…

coconut shrimp tacos

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I’m sure I’ve already told you how much we love tacos and how often we eat them. I’m always trying to come up with new ways to make them. One of my favorite foods is coconut shrimp and I finally got around to making some a couple days ago. Why not use them as a…

caramel banana mocha overnight oats jar

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Because of the amazing response I received after posting the recipe for my original overnight oats jar, I decided to share some other favorite overnight oat jar creations with you. This one is chocolatey, and so delicious you can enjoy it as a healthy dessert or maybe make it for your kiddo’s as an after…