Cheddar and Chive Tuna Melt Mini Muffins

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The 80s were quite a decade. My childhood was shaped by things like pastel purple eye shadow, Solid Gold dancers and neon splatter paint off-the-shoulder sweatshirts. I learned how to cook pretty young, so my culinary skills developed right smack at the height of the “convenience era,” marked by things like Hamburger Helper and Lunchables. Women were…

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Grill Recipes: Grilled Peach and Onion Chutney #StartYourGrill #Shop

This post about sausage recipes for the grill has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias “Happy wife, happy life.”  True story, for sure. But you know what else is true? That the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. And this wife is about…

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Homemade "Buttermilk" Ranch Kefir Dressing #KefirCreations #Shop

This post about Lifeway Kefir with probiotics has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I loathe Ranch dressing. It’s not about the taste, but rather the whole idea of Ranch as a staple for kids at every meal. Far…

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Honey Mango Sweet Tea Popsicles #TEArifficPairs

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I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop about how to celebrate summer with summer drinks has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. What “says” summer to you? Just-picked garden veggies, sparkling pitchers of freshly brewed iced tea and running barefoot through lush green grass…they all…

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Easy (Kid-friendly) Chickpea Curry #DinnerDone #vegetarian

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This post about recipes for tomatoes and easy cooking has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser.   I love, love, love Indian food, and so do my kids! Can I attribute that to the fact that…

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Dye-free Spring Petits Fours (with icing recipe) @Microgreens

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This post about dye-free sprinkles was brought to you by Fresh Origins, who supplied a product sample to facilitate my review. I was not compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own and honest.  Easter is almost here, which means that jellybeans, marshmallows and a rainbow of other candies are also making their…

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Irish Mocha Brownie Shooters

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Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, right? OK, maybe not…but I love to celebrate my Irish friends! That’s why I made them these boozy little brownie shooters for dessert. Why shooters? Because they’re minis, although it’s hard to tell in the photo below. If it weren’t for the clouds of Bailey’s buttercream, you would…

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Cheap and Easy Lentil Stew

February and March are tough months for food around here. The freezer stash from last year has dwindled down to a few bags of cherries and some odd purple beans, and the glass jars in my pantry are few (I miss you, pear sauce!) It’s not quite time to start growing yet, but Daylight Savings…

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Spiced Peach Turmeric Smoothie

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Turmeric. It’s a warm, slightly bitter spice often used in flavorful curry dishes. It’s also popular among the “no dyes” crowd as a great way to add tons of yellow color to foods, fabrics, even Easter eggs. Everyone I know pronounces it differently, but one thing we all seem to agree on is the fact…

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