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When I Ruined the Roast Beef

“Does this taste a little, um… perfumy to you?” Two things you should know before I go any further. First, my super duper Mr. Incredible never ever complains about my cooking.  He is the best!  Next, there is usually nothing to complain about, my cooking is normally pretty reliable.  Except for that one time, when …

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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing

Now, don’t be intimidated by the title of this post. It probably sounds like something you’d get at a fancy restaurant because it’s the cheapest thing on the menu and that’s all you can afford. This is not that kind of recipe. This Strawberry Spinach Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing sounds fantastic (it’s supposed to), but it’s …

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Did You Ever Wonder Why We Eat Black-Eyed Peas On New Year’s Day?

Every single year since I was a little girl, my mom has been shoving black-eyed peas down my throat on New Year’s day. They aren’t the tastiest of beans, and they’re definitely a bit on the dry side, so why all the fuss? I’d have asked her, but she’s made it clear in the past …

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Cheesy Braided Garlic Bread – Easiest Dough Ever!

I have a confession to make, y’all: I am not a baker. The thought of baking my own bread terrifies me. And yeast? Don’t even get me started on yeast. If it ever came down to a choice between battling a giant, ferocious dragon with spikes and claws and fire or making bread from scratch, I would gladly …

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Chicken Fried Pork Cutlets with Country Gravy

You can’t walk down any street in America, and especially here in Texas, and not find a place that will sell you something that’s been fried. Depending on the street, it might not be something that you really want to put in your mouth, but nevertheless, the opportunity is there. As with most things in …

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Have You Ever Wondered Why Cranberry Sauce Cans Are Upside Down?

I am overly obsessed with all things cranberry, so when I realized that all the cans of cranberry sauce were actually labeled upside down, I had to find out why.   Well, as it turns out there is actually a perfectly reasonable explanation as to why cranberry sauce cans are upside down. You see, when …

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You’re The Reason Your Salmon Sucks

You’re the reason your salmon sucks. No, no, it’s true. Maybe you’ve even convinced yourself you hate salmon…a delicious meat…and that you can’t understand why anyone would want to eat it in the first place. And it’s all your fault that you feel this way. Unless you really just don’t like salmon. If you don’t, …

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25 Ramen Recipes for the Bold {but cheap}

I’m so flip-floppily frugal sometimes, it’s ridiculous. I’ll spend $20 on an outfit for my daughter, but then refuse to buy a shirt for myself for $5. Dinner is the same thing–I’ll go out and eat a $50 meal with the family, but if I’m cooking at home, I have this strange obsession with cooking …

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Sweet Potatoes Au Gratin

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SpringIntoFlavor #CollectiveBias Father’s Day dinner is a big deal in our family. This year, I decided to try something different, something new. Our menu usually includes boiled shrimp, grilled chicken, sautéed veggies (a mixture of zucchini, onions, mushrooms, eggplant, and …

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Everyone’s Favorite Pepper Steak Stir Fry

Growing up in my family, there were a few foods that were mandatory weekly staples in our kitchen. Like every good Midwestern family, we had spaghetti, chicken pie, and pepper steak every single week. Can anyone relate? The ingredients for each dish were always included on our weekly grocery list. There was one recipe, however …

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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Caramelized Bacon Vinaigrette

If you want healthy with a side of naughty, this Strawberry Spinach Salad with Caramelized Bacon Vinaigrette will rock your world. Fresh ingredients with a drizzle of sweet, salty bacon vinaigrette? Ah, yes please! What You Need To Make Strawberry Spinach Salad with Caramelized Bacon Vinaigrette: 1 bag baby spinach, washed 1 cup sliced strawberries …

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25 Classically Amazing Citrus Recipes and a Twitter Party!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Florida Department of Citrus for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I’m all about continuing my goal of “starting their year off right”. One way I’m focusing on that is by making sure I get my 100% Florida Orange Juice with these awesome Classically Amazing Citrus Recipes. …

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Vegan Red Cabbage, Orange, and Walnut Salad

Do me a favor…find a sitter, send your significant other to play with their friends, and make this Vegan Red Cabbage, Orange, and Walnut Salad for yourself…it’s delicious, nutritious, and the fresh flavors will remind you why it’s so important to take care of you, too. You deserve some down time. You deserve to treat …

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28 Cajun Slow Cooker Recipes

I love Cajun food. Growing-up in Texas it was a rare treat to make the 3-hour run to Shreveport and have some creamy etoufffee or fresh-boiled crawdads. When I found out I could make Slow Cooker Cajun, well, my heart just stopped in it’s tracks. 28 Cajun Slow Cooker Recipes Mouth-watering Jambalaya hits my Cajun craving smack in …

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33 More 3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Recipes

Pull the train over! I found 33 more 3-ingredient Crock Pot Recipes. It took me a while, but I made my way through the list and they’ve all got the “stamp of approval” from my family. 3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Recipes Too many yummy things can be made with this Mexican Chicken recipe: enchiladas, tostadas, quesadillas, the list goes …

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Roasted Honey and Tabasco Bacon Brussels Sprouts

You only think you hate Brussels Sprouts. This Roasted Honey and Tabasco Bacon Brussels Sprouts recipe is here to prove you wrong. I used to swear, vehemently swear, that I hated Brussels Sprouts. Not even kidding. It was the kind of hatred usually reserved for ex-spouses, or those days where you run into your perfect …

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Grilled Cheese Caprese

Just because your kids want boring, crustless grilled cheese doesn’t mean you can’t play with your food! The following recipe for Grilled Cheese Caprese is Grilled Cheese done RIGHT! To Make Grilled Cheese Caprese You Need: 4 slices of bread (Italian is delicious with this!) 4 slices of mozzarella 1 tomato 1 bunch fresh basil olive …

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Healthy Baking with Homemade Breads, Biscuits and Scones

When I think about baking, cookies and cakes often come to mind. I’m exploring ways to eat healthier even with my baked goods. What I love about this collection of recipes is that they are all super easy to make. It’s totally awesome to get into Healthy Baking with Homemade Breads, Biscuits and Scones! Most can …

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Orange Soda Slow Cooker Chicken

I am obsessed with this crockpot chicken recipe. It turns out an orange soda and chicken in a crockpot makes AMAZING orange soda slow cooker chicken! I seriously had no idea. We are excited to welcome Tawra Kellam from Living on a Dime today. We love everything about their blog! To Make Orange Soda Slow Cooker Chicken …

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Crock Pot Chicken Tacos

What we love about these crock pot chicken tacos is that they’re only three ingredients, and cost next to nothing to make! We are excited to welcome Tawra Kellam from Living on a Dime today. We love everything about their blog! What You Need To Make Crock Pot Chicken Tacos: 4 Boneless, Skinless chicken breasts Taco Seasoning …

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Maple Glazed Chicken Recipe ~ SO Yum!

Maple Glazed Chicken. Let me say that again, Maple Glazed Chicken! Just writing that makes me hungry because it’s just so very good. Oh, and it costs less than seven dollars to make. SEVEN WHOLE DOLLARS. Awesome. Totally The Bomb is excited to welcome Tawra Kellam from Living on a Dime today. We love everything about …

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Creamy Chicken Breast Recipe

Lately, we are all about the slow cooker. One of my favorite things to put in a crock pot is chicken. This Creamy Chicken Breast recipe can be made for less than $7.00! Totally The Bomb is excited to welcome Tawra Kellam from Living on a Dime today. We love everything about their blog! What You Need …

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25 Chinese Slow Cooker Recipes

I love Asian food. Specifically, Chinese food is my favorite. Tai is great and Japenese divine, but there’s just something about making one of these 25 Chinese Slow Cooker Recipes…maybe tonight! This Chicken Lo Mein is so delicious it’s just like take-out! I love this Cashew Chicken recipe, it’s like cruchy-met-juicy. Sesame Chicken is totally …

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26 Fabulously Spicy Slow Cooker Recipes

Whoo, wee! That’s totally the nerdy noise my dad makes when I serve something spicy. And with all the kinda bland foods that get served for the holidays, I’m looking for something spicy right now…26 Fabulously Spicy Slow Cooker Recipes, away! I’m ready to get out the peppers and spices. I want something hot and melt-my-tongue …

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Emergency Dinner ~ Marie Callenders Pot Pies to the Rescue

We had a small, impromptu family dinner the other evening. One of those “oh, we were in the neighborhood” pop-in’s from my parents, my daughter was hungry and suddenly I needed dinner-in a hurry! It was Marie Callenders Pot Pies to the rescue! The holidays are just around the corner and I’m so not in the mood to …

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How to be a Thanksgiving Hero {and a HoneyBaked Ham Giveaway}

No doubt, you’ve heard how much I love cooking around the holidays. I like to make Thanksgiving dinner awesome and have my guests leaving thinking: “She sure is a Thanksgiving Hero!” That feeling of having made them all very happy is a big part of why I enjoy the cooking. There’s no doubt in my mind …

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25 Thanksgiving Dinner Cooking Essentials

I actually enjoy Thanksgiving cooking. There’s a lot going on, it’s crazy. Even if I use all sorts of Thanksgiving hacks, I am still beat at the end of the day, but it’s so worth it. Here are 25 Thanksgiving cooking essentials that make it easier to get ready for Thanksgiving dinner. First things first, I …

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Biety Beef

One of my favorite things to do is make up random words. I’m a huge fan of combining to plain words to make a mega one. But my dad, he’s all about making up the entire thing. When I was about ten or so, he started talking about a soup that was meaty, hearty and …

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