Mexican Rice

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This past weekend I made these enchiladas, except I made them with chicken this time. So creamy and delicious! I wanted a new side to go along with these and thought of my love for Mexican rice at the Mexican restaurants. This rice was far better than any I’ve had in a restaurant. So fresh […]

Thick & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Lately, my motto has been to try and be a “chocolate chip cookie.” I know this sounds crazy, but cookies are warm, sweet, comforting and make you feel all good inside. I want to be the kind of person that emulates those things toward others (kind, warm & gentle). Lately I’ve been more of a […]

Flaky Blood Orange Tart

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So sorry I’m just now posting this week! It’s been a whirlwind of a week! Super busy, but in a good way. Work is busy, but good and I’ve had dinner with good friends Mon & Tues night and also made dinner for some friends that just had a baby. Crazy week, but a great […]

Homemade Ketchup

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Ketchup is one of my favorite things in the entire world. It should have its own food group. I have always loved ketchup and when I eat it with something I eat a ton of it!:) Of course I love it with fries, potato wedges and even baked potatoes (tastes like one big fry!) but […]

Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes w/Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

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These cupcakes are phenomonal! I have had this recipe for at least 4 years and I can’t believe I am just now making them. I am sad I waited this long. They are so moist and fresh and fabulous! The frosting goes perfectly with the lightness of the cupcakes and balances them out to make […]

Hawaiian Chicken

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This chicken is a continuation of my tropical theme this week. This was so delicious! It had a sweety yet tangy flavor and the chicken was super moist. I searched the internet for a great hawaiian/pineapple chicken recipe but couldn’t find any I was in love with. So I decided to make one up myself. […]

Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie

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Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I wanna take ya…to the Florida Keys….there’s a place called kokomo…that’s where we wanna go….Oh don’t mind me, I was just wishing for warmer climates. See, we’ve had a bit of a cold snap here in Tennessee and it has me longing for the warmth of the tropics. Since that’s not happening […]

Thin Crust Pizza & Amazingly Easy Pizza Sauce

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I recently had my bible study over for dinner and wanted to make them homemade pizzas. I wanted to try a different crust and this one was amazing! The crust was crisp and thin the way I like it. The sauce had a great flavor that didn’t overwhelm the other ingredients but complimented them so […]

Red Velvet Black & White Cookies

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This is a fabulous recipe from way back in the archives from 2008. I LOVE these cookies. Seriously, I bet you can’t eat just one! I sure can’t. Definitely hard to resist. I made these this past weekend for our great friends that just had a precious baby girl and they were worth sharing with […]