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Maple Spiced Pepitas for Munching and Crunching

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Whip up a batch of these maple spiced pepitas to serve at your next get-together. They make a great addition to the appetizer table or the salad bowl. Pear and Blue Cheese Salad with Maple Spiced Pepitas Years ago my mother-in-law served us these chipotle spiced almonds that were out of this world. I think I […]

Taco Shop Style Salsa – Be the Hit of the Fiesta

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Save money and enjoy a delicious Taco Shop Style Salsa with this easy recipe. You’ll be the hit of the fiesta this summer. I grew up thinking it was better to buy commercially made sauces than to make them yourself. I have no idea where I got that notion other than the hours and hours […]

Bacon and Spinach Frittata Bites

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Want to bring something tasty and filling to your next party? These Bacon and Spinach Frittata Bites are just the cocktail snack to prepare. Finger foods are one of my favorite things to serve at the holidays. They tend to rich and delicious. I mean, cheese and crackers, chips and dips, homemade sausage balls? Those […]

Really Homemade Seven Layer Dip

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Thanksgiving is coming! A peek at the grocery fliers tells me it’s true. I love Thanksgiving. It just might be my favorite holiday. Remember, I’m just here for the food. Last year I caused quite a stir with some of you when I suggested omitting the turkey from our Thanksgiving celebration. Well, I’ve been musing […]

Easy Homemade Popcorn (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Afterschool Snacks)

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Greet your kids afterschool with a healthy snack! Today Mandi of Life Your Way shares two easy ways to make popcorn — in a paper bag and on the stovetop. Popcorn is one of my very favorite snacks, but the microwave stuff just isn’t that great for you…or your wallet, especially when you have a […]

Homemade Garlic Lime Hummus (URS: 5-Ingredients or Less)

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Ever look at a recipe that has a ginormous list of ingredients and decide that it just ain’t worth the trouble? Simple is better. You’re more inclined to make something if it’s easy to pull off. Years ago we were big fans of homemade ranch dressing. It takes 5, ok, 6 ingredients and I used […]

Avocado Salsa (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Anything Goes)

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In my neck of the woods avocados have been on killer sales recently for as low as 3/$1. That’s a stock-upportunity for sure. I don’t know about the scientific evidence, but I consider avocados a superfood. Super-good! Love that smooth, buttery texture, especially when prepped with cilantro, jalapeno, and a little tomato. Yumbo! FishPapa, however, is […]

Not Soggy Nachos (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Better For You Appetizers)

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Like I mentioned earlier, several nights a week are spent engaged in watching football games at our house. The boys love to watch. FishPapa loves to watch. FishChick loves to be wherever they are. Me? I’m just there for the food. And football season is all about food as far as I’m concerned. As you […]