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Brownie Cookies From a Mix – These Awesome Brookies Rock!

Short on time, but big on the desire for treating your sweet tooth? These brownie cookies from a mix are a semi home made way to make snack time tasty in a flash. Get the scoop on making these “brookies” with my step by step tutorial. Have you ever heard of the term brookies? When …

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How to Make a Colorful Greek Chopped Salad for Summer

This Greek chopped salad has a summer time taste that pairs well with grilled meats or fish and it makes a really popular pot luck take along. The salad is full of bite sized ingredients that are so pleasing to the eye. You’ll be transported to the Mediterranean with every bite! Summer is the time …

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Rich Chocolate Brownie Recipe – Easy and Gooey Chocolate Brownies with Peanut Butter

This recipe for a rich chocolate brownie with pecans and peanut butter is my go to dessert when time is short and the family is hungry for something sweet. Using a boxed brownie mix with some tasty add ins takes this dessert to a whole new level when it comes to taste and texture. I …

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Difference Between Brownies and Blondies – Is is Just the Color that Matters?

I have seen many recipe makers call a blondie a butterscotch brownie. While technically this is somewhat true, in actual fact, a blondie and a brownie are two completely different dessert options. The difference between brownies and blondies comes mainly from the color and the main ingredients. There is even a special food holiday called …

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Butterscotch Squares – Easy Butterscotch Bars Recipe

These butterscotch squares are rich and surprisingly addictive. They have a decadent and flavorful center with a crunchy texture that comes from the chopped pecans. These bars are a great choice for any party dessert table. The sweet butterscotch morsels dot the fudgy golden brown batter and make a tasty topping, as well. These slices …

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Brownie Cheesecake Bar Recipe – Easy Brownie Bottom Fudge Dessert

What is not to love about such a pretty dessert?  This brownie cheesecake bar recipe has a creamy cheesecake topping that is layered on top of a fudgy, nutty brownie bottom and drizzled with dark chocolate. They are easy enough for a busy week night and pretty enough for any special occasion. This tasty slice is one …

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Roasting Red Peppers – How to Roast Red Peppers in the Oven

Roasting red peppers is super easy to do and gives you a great tasting result that is so different from the pepper’s natural taste.  This cooking tip gives you four ways for roasting peppers and works with both sweet bell peppers, and spicy chili peppers. If you have never eaten a roasted red pepper, fresh from …

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Fudge Brownies – Rich Brownie Recipe with Peanut Butter Frosting

My favorite treat is anything that features a combination of chocolate and peanut butter.  These rich fudge brownies have a delicious and creamy peanut butter frosting that will knock your socks off. The recipe is perfect for a pot luck dinner or bake sale and your family will have this book marked as their favorite …

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White Chocolate Brownies with Peanut Butter – Delicious Blondie Recipe

These white chocolate brownies infused with peanut butter chips are a nice change from the traditional look of a brownie. They have a lighter appearance and the taste is a bit lighter, too. Serve them for a bake sale or pot luck and watch them disappear! Swapping out the type of chocolate also gives this …

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California Cobb Salad with Ranch Dressing (Whole30 – Paleo – Gluten Free)

This delightful California Cobb Salad is a wonderful blend of mixed greens, grilled and seasoned chicken breast, with bacon, eggs and vegetables. The homemade creamy ranch dressing tops the salad off beautifully! This salad is one of my favorite Whole30 recipes and also fits the Paleo diet, as well.   It’s time for some California Dreaming …

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Whole30 Ranch Dressing – (Gluten – Free Paleo) Fresh Herbs, Creamy

This Whole30 Ranch Dressing is made with healthy fats and fresh herbs.  It is creamy and tangy and tastes great on all types of salads.  The recipe is gluten free and fits a Paleo diet, as well.   Finding commercial salad dressings that fit the Whole30 diet plan can be a challenge. They are out …

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Oatmeal Chocolate Cookie Bars – (Gluten Free) Deep dish Cookie Bar Recipe

These gluten free deep dish oatmeal chocolate cookie bars are soft & chewy with the decadent taste of dark chocolate and brown sugar. This bar recipe is a cross between an chocolate chip cookie and an oatmeal bar and tastes amazing. Do you love the taste of magic bars?   Those ooey gooey chocolate bars made with sweetened condensed …

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Fresh Herbs for Cooking – A Cook’s Guide to Fresh Herbs

One great way to make the flavor of recipes really shine is to use fresh herbs for cooking. Using them adds tons of flavor and freshness to any recipe. This visual Guide to Fresh Herbs gives information on buying, storing and using the most common herbs for today’s recipes. I grow herbs year round.  Most …

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Season Stainless Steel Cookware to Make it Non-Stick (Super Easy Trick!)

Stainless steel cookware has lots of great properties, but food cooked in it has a tendency to stick. This step by step cooking tips tutorial will teach you how to season stainless steel cookware to make it non-stick. You’ll be amazed at how easy the process is.  There will be no make baked on eggs, …

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Whole30 Bacon Frittata with Mushrooms and Tomatoes – Healthy Breakfast Recipe

Looking for a quick and easy healthy breakfast recipe?  Try making a Whole30 Bacon Frittata. It’s a fabulous combination of bacon, eggs, mushrooms and tomatoes with dark leafy greens and fresh herbs.  This light, but hearty Frittata recipe is so easy to prepare and is one of my favorite breakfast recipes.  It also makes a tasty and light lunch time …

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Whole30 Turkey Hash – Healthy Breakfast Bowl

For me, the New Year often means two things – healthy eating resolutions and lots of left over turkey. Why not combine them into this tasty Whole30 Turkey Hash?   We have turkey at our house for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. I make it with lots of fresh Thanksgiving herbs and it has great flavor. Even …

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Candy Cane Kiss Cookies – Peppermint Kiss Cookie Recipe

These candy cane kiss cookies have a sugar cookie base topped with a peppermint candy kiss. They not only look great but taste amazing too. This delicious sweet treat is the perfect peppermint cookie recipe for a cookie swap. Each year for Christmas my sister would bring cookies with a Hershey kiss center to our family …

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Whole30 Recipes – Recipe Ideas for the Whole30 Meal Plan

These Whole30 Recipes are full of the flavor of fresh ingredients. You will love how easy these recipe ideas for the Whole30 Meal Plan are to prepare.  Best of all, they are absolutely delicious and very filling. You won’t feel that you are depriving yourself at all! The Whole30 Meal Plan is a great way …

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Candy Corn Blondies – Fall Sweet Treat with Candy Corn

These candy corn blondies have a rich and chewy texture and are sweetened with brown sugar and a have double dose of candy corn goodness in them. Candy corn is available so readily this time of the year that it’s considered the traditional Halloween candy. I love including it in all sorts of sweet treats …

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Halloween Recipes – 30 Spooktacular Ways to Celebrate the Holiday

Halloween will be here before we know it. This holiday is such fun for kiddos and gives parents a chance to be a kid again,too! Halloween party food is fun, spooky and whimsical and looks great on a table.  These 25 spooktacular Halloween Recipes are the perfect way to celebrate this fun holiday. Halloween is a …

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Whole30 Breakfast Recipes – Easy Paleo Ideas to Start your Day

These Whole30 Breakfast recipes are some that I used to get me going in the morning and allowed me to see that eggs can be cooked in more than just one way! Even though my Whole30 is done, many of these breakfast recipes have become favorites for both me and my husband. If you have …

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Paleo Banana Nut Muffins – Gluten Free – Sugar Free – Dairy Free

These Paleo Banana Nut Muffins are simple to make and have no added sugar. They are one of my favorite quick grab and go breakfast recipes for those mornings when you have to get out the door in a hurry. Baking can be a challenge on a Paleo diet, but these Paleo baking tips will …

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