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Skillet Green Bean Casserole

Skillet Green Bean Casserole

  Green bean casserole was never something that my family made growing up. I never knew what was in it, what it tasted like or anything. I just remember every year seeing the French’s or Campbell’s commercial showcasing green bean casserole every Thanksgiving. It always […]

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Fried Plantains – The Family’s New Favorite Side

Fried Plantains – The Family’s New Favorite Side

  Has the common every day banana ever introduced you to its starchy cousin, the plantain? I would never dream of frying a banana, but for plantains, that’s the PERFECT way to prepare plantains. I was introduced to this delicious commodity back in my senior […]

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Fried Rice: Better Than Take-Out

Fried Rice: Better Than Take-Out

  Fried rice has never been a dish that amazed me. At least not from a restaurant. The best I can ever remember having is from a Hibachi restaurant. It’s just always so much better. As Good as it Gets? At a certain point after […]

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Summertime Roasted Veggies

Summertime Roasted Veggies

  I’ve got cherry tomatoes coming out of my ears right now. Because of that, I’ve ended up doing more posts recently about cherry tomatoes. I guess I could write these posts up and publish them at other times throughout the year, but hey it’s […]

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Cherry Tomato and Zucchini Salad – Simply Summertime

Cherry Tomato and Zucchini Salad – Simply Summertime

  In my house this time of year you’ll find my window sills in the kitchen lined with seemingly glowing, bright red cherry tomatoes. Whether or not we plant these guys, we’re going to end up with them.”Volunteers” or plants that start from a rogue […]

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Taco Hummus with Simple Ingredients

Taco Hummus with Simple Ingredients

  Hummus always seemed like a far-away country or something. You know it’s there and what it’s all about. You’ve gotten little tastes of this country through pictures, people or food even, but you won’t be going there anytime soon.

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Guacamole – With my Secret Ingredient!

Guacamole – With my Secret Ingredient!

  I can allllmost guarantee that you’ve never had guacamole like this. There’s no crazy techniques going here. Everything is pretty straight forward with the exception of one thing….my secret ingredient. You most likely won’t be finding this secret ingredient in anyone else’s guacamole. This […]

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Quick and Robust Tomato Sauce – No More Pre-Made

Quick and Robust Tomato Sauce – No More Pre-Made

  Long gone are the days that I reach for a jar of pre-made tomato sauce for a rushed weekday meal. I now reach for a can of crushed tomatoes. They’re the perfect base for my quick tomato sauce and require little effort to be […]

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Quicky Stovetop Baked Beans

Quicky Stovetop Baked Beans

  I thought I had a recipe to post for baked beans. Turns out I don’t…BECAUSE YOU DON’T BAKE THEM! All of the cooking is done on the stove top. “Gee thanks stovetop, you’re the best.”

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Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta Salad

This is an awesomely easy Italian pasta salad that’s perfect for summer time. It comes together in a heart beat but does not lack flavor.

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