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Cilantro Honey Lime Dressing

I can’t get enough of this dressing, especially in the summer. It is so fresh and has the perfect combination of flavors. It goes perfectly with a BBQ Chicken Salad or Sweet Pork Salad. Do yourself a favor and keep these ingredients on hand all summer long so you can whip up a batch whenever […]

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Frog Eye Salad

Holidays like Memorial Day, The Fourth of July and Labor Day, just don’t feel right to me without a big bowl of Frog Eye Salad. Frog Eye Salad is a family tradition in my family for any kind of large family gathering or pot luck. I am pretty sure my mom can make it with […]

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Two Simple Tips for Making the Perfect Cheese Quesadilla

My little family loves cheese quesadillas. On a busy night we can cook some up and dip them in our favorite re-fried beans for a quick and easy dinner. We have two simple tips for making them perfect. Crispy buttery tortilla on the outside and the perfect amount of melted cheese in every bite. Yummy!

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Tex-Mex Crescent Pizza

Looking for a fun appetizer or a savory treat to take to a party or game night? I have a fun one for you. Tex-Mex Crescent Pizza combines some of my favorite flavors for a yummy and somewhat healthy snack. The popular Veggie Crescent Pizza has always been a favorite of mine, but I was […]

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Sarah’s Salad

I hope you are in the mood for a fantastic salad, ’cause I’ve got one for you. I have no idea who Sarah is or why or when she became famous for this salad, but whoever she is she is a genius. The flavor combination in this salad is perfect. I tasted this salad at […]

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Creamy Parmesan and Asparagus Risotto

It’s asparagus season and I am loving incorporating it into our meals lately. I shared one of my favorite ways to prepare it over on Real Life Dinner last week, and today I’m sharing another simple and delicious way to prepare asparagus. I’ve recently started a love affair with risotto and I’ve been experimenting with different […]

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Strawberry Pretzel Dessert with Fresh Strawberries

I love that fresh strawberries are coming in season! I’ve been, not so patiently, waiting to bust out my favorite Strawberry Pretzel salad. Many recipes that you see for this salad call for frozen strawberries. That variation is delicious too, but I just love the taste the fresh strawberries give this refreshing dessert. The pretzel […]

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How to Make Your Own Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping {only two simple ingredients}

I am a big fan of chocolate dipped ice cream cones or magic shell on scooped ice cream. I love the contrast of the hardened chocolate with the soft ice cream. I was so excited when I learned how easy it is to make it your self at home. I just had to share this […]

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Neiman Marcus Cookies

Have you ever had a Neiman Marcus Cookie? About ten years ago, they were all the craze. I remember making them in a cooking class my freshman year of college and thinking they were delicious. Somehow, over the past ten years, I had completely forgotten about them. This summer my sister drove by herself with […]

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Nacho Casserole

I love a good casserole and my kids will eat just about anything they can dip chips in, so this recipe is a win-win at our house. Let’s face it ladies, anything we can make and have on the table in an hour or less is a win in our book any day of the […]

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