Sauces/Spices/Spreads

Salad with Broiled Apples and Pecans

October 18, 2013
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Soft and sweet broiled apples make this salad perfect for fall. Easy to prepare and a very impressive presentation. Perfect for dinner guests or Monday night dinner with your family. Okay, I know. Another salad. More apples. But you guys. This one is totally different than the salad with apples from Wednesday. I swear! Let’s […]

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3 Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Dip

October 9, 2013
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This pumpkin spice dip is so easy to prepare — only three ingredients! Perfect for your next party. Pumpkin spice this and that is all the rage, right? As it very well should be. The flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and cloves are enough on their own to warm up the chilliest of days. When […]

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Orange Creamsicle Magic Shell

July 1, 2013

Is magic shell a fad food? To me, it takes me back to walking the ice cream shoppe on a hot Michigan summer day. Get the vanilla soft serve (or better yet, swirl!) and order it dipped in chocolate. You’d bite into that hardened chocolate to find melty, creamy ice cream below. Perfection. I could […]

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Homemade Pizza Sauce

May 15, 2013
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On Friday I asked E what she wanted for dinner. Why I’m asking a two-year-old what she wants for dinner is beyond me. Ben had a late night at work, so I guess I didn’t really care. Well, sweet little E said “pizza!” Shocking request. I opened the pantry only to discover that we had […]

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Beef Stew Seasoning Mix {all-natural}

April 26, 2013
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I know I’m sooooooorta pushing the limits of winter here with beef stew seasoning mix. I have a beef stew recipe coming too–oh well, I’ve never claimed to be a perfect blogger.  I make what sounds good! Plus, one of my readers sent me an email requesting this recipe. My taco seasoning recipe has been […]

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Chive Bread {giveaway}

April 24, 2013
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Heather Christo–yeah, the one with the amazing kitchen–wrote an equally amazing cookbook:  Heather Christo’s Generous Table: Easy & Elegant Recipes through the Seasons And it is gorgeous. I mean–really. I sat down and just leafed through this book admiring the beautiful photos and sweet stories about her family. The book itself has a calming effect. […]

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Homemade Taco Seasoning {large batch}

March 25, 2013
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I already have a recipe for homemade taco seasoning on my blog, it’s actually my most popular recipe. I usually quadruple the batch when I make it so that I have a jar ready to go at all times. I use it not only for tacos, but also for enchiladas and all sorts of other […]

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Asian Chicken Salad

March 11, 2013
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You guys! Let’s talk. Quick meals do not have to come out of a box. Quick meals do not have to be laden with fat and sodium. Quick meals do not have to be covered in cheese to make them taste good. Quick meals do not have to mushy, grey substances. Quick meals can be […]

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Winter Salad with Clementine Dressing and Vanilla Bean Candied Walnuts

February 7, 2013
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I’ve been on a huge salad kick lately. Mostly because I can actually stomach them again, something I couldn’t really do while I was pregnant. I couldn’t really stomach anything besides popcorn and ice cream while I was pregnant. Which brings me to reason #2 why I’ve been eating a lot of salads: baby weight. […]

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Ginger Wasabi Edamame Hummus {guest post}

January 25, 2013
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I’m so happy to have Ali of Gimme Some Oven here. Ali is insanely talented and a major go-getter. She recently expanded her website in a big way! This girl has you covered with Gimme Some Film, Gimme Some Style, Gimme Some Life, and Gimme Some Reads.  I for one should probably spend a little […]

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