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Green Beans with Cocktail Onions - Mezzetta

Green Beans with Bacon and Cocktail Onions

We are so excited to be participating in the Mezzetta Memories Holiday Giveaway. “Holiday Memories” is such a fun giveaway theme. As I’ve said in probably every holiday post I’ve ever written, I love the holiday season! I also love that I am able to experience and create a whole new set of holiday memories […]

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Warm Brussel Sprout & Cranberry Slaw

Photo by Sera Petras This week I volunteered at a local soup kitchen. My family and I have been looking for volunteer opportunities that we can all do together for a while. We were lucky to come across this opportunity. It’s such an interesting place, a soup kitchen. It’s a hodge podge of different people, […]

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Sausage Skillet Cornbread!!!

Sausage Skillet Cornbread

  I got a new camera lens this week. It is nothing expensive or fancy, but I am still pretty excited. It’s a Cannon EF 50mm f/1.8II. I have been taking pictures of everything…Robocop, my dog, the cool tree outside, the glass of water on the counter, my foot…you know, really anything I can point […]

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes!!!

Bacon Mashed Sweet Potatoes

The weather this week has been horrible. Cold, Grey and gloomy. I feel like we missed fall and it went straight to winter. Is this a Polar Vortex or are they calling it something else, I can’t remember…all I know is the weather is being way too screwy for my tastes. I talked to my […]

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Sauteed Cabbage with Bacon!!!

Sauteed Cabbage with Bacon

This week I have been insanely bored. I am not sure why, just having one of those weeks where I am going stir crazy for no reason…does that ever happen to you? For a couple of days I thought I was going to get to take a last minute cruise up the New England to […]

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Refried Beans!!!

Homemade Refried Beans

In honor of Cinco de May I thought I would share my favorite refried beans recipe. To say I have an addiction to this stuff is an understatement. I currently make it at least once a week. It is really simple and quick and keeps well throughout the week. I use the beans to make wraps to take to work for lunch, to eat with my eggs in the morning, or to use as a dip. The best part is when you are starving and out of time, if you have these beans in the fridge, you always have a meal. They are filling, healthy, and delicious.

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Black Beans and Rice

Black Beans and Rice

This Cinco de Mayo inspired recipe is a simple combination of two of our favorite recipes;  the black bean recipe from our taco bites, then the perfect brown rice. Black beans and rice is one of my  favorite things in the whole world. I grew up in Florida and was lucky enough to have had superior […]

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Avocado Corn Salad Perfect!!!!

Avocado Corn Salad

I don’t want to jinx it, but I think it might actually be spring. A friend posted on Facebook today that she is officially putting her snow shovel away, it literally made me laugh out loud. Watch, now it is probably going to snow tomorrow. I apologize in advance if it does snow, it will […]

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Green Bean Picture

Garlic Mushroom Green Beans

  Have you ever stared into the refrigerator, knowing you need to serve your family something healthy but really, you just want to order a pizza? Well, I made up this recipe for just that occasion. I didn’t know it at the time, but once it was done and on my plate, I realized it […]

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Roasted Garlic Cauliflower!!!

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

This week I am going back to Charleston, SC for my friend’s wedding. I am so excited! Not only do I get to celebrate one of my best friends getting married, but I also get to go back to my favorite town. I lived in Charleston for 10 years, and even though I have been […]

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