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Pumpkin Pie Crunch Cake

I have never had much of an opinion on pumpkin desserts, I will eat pumpkin pie, bread, etc., but if I had a choice pumpkin probably wouldn’t be my first choice – until now!  My husband requested, “any kind of pumpkin dessert,” for his birthday.  His request didn’t give me much of a direction, so… Continue reading Pumpkin Pie Crunch Cake

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Turkey Sausage Meatballs

I am always attempting to recreate healthier versions of my favorite foods.  I think I have succeeded with these turkey sausage meatballs!  My husband and son absolutely love them, and I think they are pretty tasty, too! Ingredients 2 lbs of ground turkey 1/2 lb ground italian sausage 1 green bell pepper 1 red bell… Continue reading Turkey Sausage Meatballs

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Mashed Cauliflower

If I had my way, I would eat steak, potatoes, cheese, bread, wine, and chocolate all the time in no particular order!  I know this isn’t realistic or even possible, I wouldn’t be able to fit into my clothes if I ate this way all the time.  Last week I made mine and my husband’s… Continue reading Mashed Cauliflower

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Mango Salsa

This is the best salsa ever, seriously! It may seem a bit unconventional, but it is soooo good with chips, on tacos, or my favorite with grilled fish. Mango Salsa Recipe 6 mangoes peeled and chopped, if you can’t find ripe mangoes most grocery stores sell jarred mangoes in the grocery department. 1 medium red… Continue reading Mango Salsa

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How to BBQ Tri-Tip

There is nothing better than barbecued tri-tip!  My husband and I grill year round on our Weber gas grill and our Weber charcoal grill.  We’ve found from years of barbecuing experience the perfect marinade for tri-tip and how to perfectly grill tri-tip. Marinade Recipe * All of these measurements are approximate, I just dump and… Continue reading How to BBQ Tri-Tip

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Bacon Jalapeño Mac ‘N Cheese

Mac ‘N Cheese is not just for kids!  My Bacon Jalapeño Mac ‘N Cheese is reminiscent of your favorite childhood food, but has a lot more flavor and a little kick!  This is a perfect side dish for a BBQ, Fourth of July party, or when you are craving some comfort food! Ingredients 2 c… Continue reading Bacon Jalapeño Mac ‘N Cheese

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Crock-Pot Southwestern Chicken Tacos

I love recipes where you can dump everything in the Crock-Pot, turn it on, and dinner is ready in a few hours!  My Southwestern Chicken Tacos is one of those fabulous recipes! Ingredients 4-5 boneless skinless chicken breasts (can be frozen) 1 can black beans drained and rinsed 1 can corn drained and rinsed 1… Continue reading Crock-Pot Southwestern Chicken Tacos