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Fish Tacos with Lime Cilantro Cream Sauce

I really love the beach! My best, most memorable vacations are at the beach. I love the sand, the ocean, the relaxing, stress-free atmosphere. But, I also enjoy the food. Delicious seafood, fresh fruits and vegetables, and crisp, light flavors – all those things remind me of my beach vacations. One of my favorite dinners is fish tacos. I love the light, flaky fish with a slightly spicy rub, creamy avocado, crunchy cabbage and creamy citrus sauce. Fish Tacos with…

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Categories Delicious DinnersRecipes

Citrus Glazed Carrots

When I was younger, my mom used to pour cheese on every single vegetable she made to get me to eat it, including carrots. I do not particularly remember cheese covered carrots tasting good, but apparently, it did the trick. More often than not, I ate my vegetables. The older I got, the less cheese that was smothered on my vegetables. I think it was my mom’s way of trying to get me to eat the actual vegetable. For some…

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Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu

My husband really loves this chicken cordon bleu sandwich from a specific sandwich shop in Fargo, ND. But, we live in Texas, not Fargo! He likes that sandwich for 2 reasons: the bread and the honey dijon mustard. Well, I have yet to find store bought bread that is similar, but he says this baked chicken cordon bleu recipe comes close to reminding him of his favorite sandwich. I bake mine with a crunchy, bread crumb topping. Ingredients 4 chicken…

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Easy Slow Cooker Pork Ribs

Everyone knows the slow cooker is a simple way to get meals on the table with less effort. It is a good gadget to use for those nights when you’re too tired to cook. But what do you do when the recipe says 4 to 6 hours and you are gone 8-10 hours? Here’s my recipe for Slow Cooker Pork Ribs along with some tips if you need to start them super early in the morning. Ingredients 2 lbs Pork Ribs…

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Creamy Chicken Spaghetti Freezer Meal

My favorite meal of all time is chicken spaghetti! It is comfort food for me: creamy, cheesy pasta and chicken. Yummy! But not all chicken spaghetti’s are created equal. Some people put onions and celery in theirs. It is an easy meal to fix up on the weekend for the freezer. Then, just heat and eat! My recipe for chicken spaghetti makes 2 pans that will each serve 4-6 people. Ingredients 2 lb cooked chicken, diced small 1 box spaghetti…

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Burger and Fry Seasoning

One way to combat the mid-week dinner blues is to have delicious seasonings on hand. It is no secret that I love a good store bought seasoning blend, but sometimes I just like to make my own. I control what is going into the blend. I know my household will like it. This Burger and Fry Seasoning is so delicious. It is mild and flavorful. Ingredients 1/4 cup salt 1 Tbsp smoked paprika 1 Tbsp garlic powder 1 Tbsp dried…

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Categories Lunch InspirationRecipes

Make Your Own Lunchable Substitutes

My son loves Lunchables.  As a mom, I also like the convenience of them. They are already prepackaged, and I know my son will eat them. But they are over-processed and have a lot of salt. They are also usually missing a fruit or veggie. Something to make them a little more filling and nutritious. That’s why I was really excited when I found these mini Street Taco-style tortillas. They inspired me to make some DIY Lunchables for my son’s lunches. But, you…

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Slow Cooker Stew for Picky Eaters

Slow cooker stew is an easy weeknight meal. But, it isn’t something my picky eaters usually enjoy. Most recipes call for onions, celery or carrots {or all three}. I keep my stew simple with great, mild spices and a few vegetables that I know my family will love. Set it to cook in the morning, and your house will be smelling delicious when you get home. Ingredients 2 lbs meat (I used venison backstrap), cut into 2″ chunks 4 medium…

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Categories RecipesSweet Treats

Recipe: Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Decadent chocolate sandwich cookies can be filled with your favorite filling. I used chocolate ganache and peanut butter to fill mine. Other filling ideas are jam or marshmallow cream. The cookies are firm, but still chewy. With chocolate ganache, the double dose of chocolate make them extra rich and delicious. Cookie Ingredients 2 c plus 2 Tbsp flour 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 c. (2 sticks) softened butter 1 3/4 c. sugar…

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Categories BreakfastRecipesSnack Time

Recipe: Cinnamon Swirl Bread

My family loves cinnamon toast. You know, bread with butter, cinnamon and sugar, then broiled in the oven until toasty. We could eat that for breakfast and for dessert. My kids also love that cinnamon swirl bread with raisins from the grocery store. So, I decided to try making my own. This recipe is inspired by several I found on Pinterest, but I have modified it to make it extra rich and soft. Enjoy it with a cup of coffee or hot…

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