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Lemon Pudding Bundt Cake Recipe with a Lemon Glaze Icing

This lemon pudding bundt cake recipe is made from scratch and has a light, bright taste.  The pudding gives the taste an extra richness and the light lemon glaze is sweet but not overly so. Summer is the time when I love to make desserts with lemonade or lemons.  They are so plentiful and fresh and …

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No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Always a hit at pot luck dinners and summer barbecues, these no bake peanut butter chocolate oatmeal cookies have been made more healthy with a few easy substitutes.  But don’t let that fool you – the flavor still rocks! No bake desserts are super easy to make, and come together in a flash without heating …

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Make Grilled Pineapple for an Awesome BBQ Side Dish

Grilled pineapple is always delicious, but this honey and cinmamon glaze with olive oil makes it extra special. I love to serve it with chicken dishes and it also makes a refreshing summertime dessert with ice cream. Pineapple is also a great mixer for all kinds of drinks. See how I used it in my …

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Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers with Barley and Ground Turkey

These Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers are loaded with ground turkey, barley and fresh vegetables. They are super easy to make and so healthy and delicious. Stuffed bell peppers are a favorite meal of mine – because they are fun to eat, very easy to make, and always look so pretty on a dinner plate! They are …

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No Bake Sweet Potato Energy Balls – Gluten Free Healthy Snack

These no bake sweet potato energy balls are a powerhouse of nutrients in one delicious bite. The balls are naturally sweet with a bit of a kick from fresh ginger and are the perfect way to add healthy nutrition to your snack time. This recipe is vegan and gluten free. The savory sweet potato balls …

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Easy Mediterranean Chicken Salad – Healthy & Full of Flavor!

This easy Mediterranean chicken salad features tender, boneless chicken breasts that are marinated in a lemon balsamic dressing that is full of the flavor of fresh herbs and garlic. This dish is the perfect summer salad that gives a big dose of Mediterranean flavors! Summer has arrived and that means it’s salad time. I love using …

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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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These Awesome Layered Pudding Pops will Make You Feel Patriotic

Summer is almost here and cold desserts are really desirable right now. These layered pudding pops with their red, white and blueberry stripes are perfect for a 4th of July or Memorial Day barbecue party. I enjoy making pudding pops instead of juice pops.  The texture comes out more like a creamsicle than a Popsicle and I …

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Heavenly Heath Bar Brownies with an Awesome Chocolate Ganache

These heath bar brownies are made with a packaged fudge brownie mix that is jazzed up with Heath Bar baking pieces in both the brownies themselves and also as a topping for the easy homemade chocolate ganache frosting. Most of the time, I cook from scratch. But there are busy days when I just don’t …

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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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4th of July Cosmopolitan – Star Spangled Patriotic Cosmo Cocktail

The cosmopolitan is a cocktail made with vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and freshly squeezed lime juice. This 4th of July Cosmopolitan takes the drink to a patriotic height with the addition of a fun red, white and blue glass rim. The cosmopolitan cocktail, affectionately referred to as the “cosmo,” gained popularity during the 1990s when Carrie Bradshaw frequently mentioned the drink on …

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Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken Recipe – Easy Sheet Pan Chicken and Vegetables

This baked garlic Parmesan chicken recipe is a sheet pan meal that is super easy to prepare and tastes amazing.  The chicken is crispy and so tender. The recipe is full of flavor and perfect for a family dinner for busy week nights. I love making sheet pan dinners. There is something about tossing everything …

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4th of July Candy Jars – Patriotic Party Table Decor

Are you having a party for Independence Day or Memorial Day?  These 4th of July Candy Jars will be a hit with the kids (and the young at heart!) This patriotic party table decor idea will dress up your dessert table with red, white and blue colors and put your guests in the party spirit …

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Mini Strawberry Shortcakes – Biscuit Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

These mini strawberry shortcakes are individual sized portions of the summer time favorite. Flaky buttermilk biscuits are layered with fresh summer strawberries and a home made strawberry syrup that oozes over the layers and the whipped cream topping. One of the joys of growing up for me was my mother’s strawberry shortcake. She used Bisquick …

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Making Homemade Biscuits – Cooking Tips for Fluffy Flaky Easy Biscuits from Scratch

Who doesn’t like the taste of a fluffy and flaky biscuit made from scratch? They are a staple of Southern cooking and make a great add on for any type of meal.  Making homemade biscuits isn’t hard but there are a few things to keep in mind.  These cooking tips will help you get the …

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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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Creamy Garlic Parmesan Mushroom Chicken – Easy 30 Minute Recipe

This creamy garlic Parmesan mushroom chicken recipe features tender chicken breasts and mushrooms swimming in a rich garlicky Parmesan sauce. The easy recipe is on the table in less than 30 minutes and you’ll be delighted to see the last drop of sauce gone from the plates! We have chicken often during the week at …

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Recipe for Roux – Making a Roux to Thicken Sauces and Gravy

A basic roux starts with butter and fat of some sort. The traditional recipe is 1:1, but it depends on how thick you like your finished sauce to be.  This recipe for roux shows how to do a white roux, step by step, and also gives suggestions for making a blonde, brown and Creole roux, …

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Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Soup – Easy 30 Minute Meal

Time to get cozy with a chicken pot pie – soup style.  If you love the flavor of chicken pieces with vegetables smothered a rich white gravy, you’ll want to dig into this creamy chicken pot pie soup.  It’s so hearty and filling and super easy to make. I love the taste of chicken pot …

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Homemade Italian Bread – Easy Crusty Italian Bread Recipe with Fresh Herbs

This homemade Italian bread recipe has a delightfully crusty texture and farm fresh herb seasoning. The easy recipe is so simple that anyone can easily make a crusty herb bread! Artisan breads like this are always the hit of any gathering. The flavor and texture of this beats store bought bread any day of the …

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Dragon Fruit Margaritas – Cinco de Mayo cocktail from a Cactus!

Your guests will be surprised and delighted when you tell them that you are going to make dragon fruit margaritas tonight. Good cocktail recipes can sometimes contain unusual ingredients.  Using them turns a normal drink into something really special. Are you a margarita lover? This tangy Mexican drink has dozens of varieties and the flavor …

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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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Baked Chicken Paprika Drumsticks – Whole30, Paleo, Gluten Free

These baked chicken paprika drumsticks have a smokey taste and they are fork tender and spicy. The recipe is super easy to make and the fresh herb and spice rub takes just minutes to prepare. The recipe is a Whole30 recipe and fits into the Paleo diet, as well. My husband loves really spicy food …

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