recipes

Homemade Taco Seasoning Spice Mix

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Updated from the archives -- originally posted in October 2012 I prefer to make my own homemade spice mixes whenever possible. I mean, why not? It takes just a few minutes to stir a few spices together, and the results are SO much better than anything I've ever purchased. One spice mix that I make […]

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Simple Budget-Friendly Taco Meat Recipe // Seasoned Ground Beef With Black Beans

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So when I shared how we survived spring soccer season, I completely spaced on one of our favorite quick and easy, budget-friendly meals... Tacos, of course! My kids will eat tacos any day of the week, be it Taco Tuesday (on a Wednesday...) or Fiesta Friday. In fact, sometimes I think that my teenage boys […]

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How To Shred A Rotisserie Chicken // Easy BBQ Shredded Chicken Sliders

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In just the past 3 weeks we've had 5 weekend soccer tournaments and 10 regular season games. That's 25 soccer games in under 21 days, plus practices, AND my oldest daughter squeezed in a few softball practices and a game when they didn't conflict with soccer. I'm tired just thinking back on it, but we […]

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Foolproof 2-Ingredient 15-Minute Cream Biscuits Recipe

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So I'm really struggling with what to call this cream biscuits recipe, which seems pretty absurd given how simple it is... 2-Ingredient Biscuits? Easiest-Ever Biscuits? Foolproof Biscuits? 15-Minute Biscuits? One Bowl Biscuits? Let's just call them what they really are -- delicious! Seriously, they're all of the above: just two simple ingredients, prepared in a […]

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Star Wars S’mores Snack Mix // The Force Awakens

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So how many of you are excited about the big Star Wars: The Force Awakens release today?! I'll let you in on a little secret -- I'm really kind of meh about the whole Star Wars saga... I guess I was just a little too young when the original movies came out, and I never […]

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Coconut Lime Quinoa // Easy Prep 3-Ingredient Side Dish

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I'm all about simple side dishes that pack a ton of flavor -- and this easy coconut lime quinoa totally delivers! We're talking virtually hands off cooking here... Basically, it's a riff on our favorite (and very popular) Coconut Milk Rice recipe, substituting quinoa for the basmati rice. Sounds good, hmm? With just three real […]

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Irish Walnut Oatmeal Soda Bread // Twist on the Classic Soda Bread Recipe

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Updated from the archives -- originally posted in March 2012 We've been eating a lot of homemade bread around here lately, mainly the Artisan Bread in Five Minutes variety because it's so. darn. easy... But I've been wanting to try my hand at a good Irish soda bread for awhile. Several years ago, on a […]

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