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Make your holidays, special days and celebrations extra special.

Valentine’s Day Breakfast Ideas

Start February 14th off right with your loved ones with these Valentine’s Day breakfast ideas. Sweet, fun or heart-shaped, there are many whimsical options. Valentine’s Day — that’s February 14, every year — is just a day. But why not take the opportunity for a little whimsical fun in the kitchen while also treating your loved …

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Avocado, Mango and Pineapple Salsa

Avocado, Mango and Pineapple Salsa is a delightful celebration of contrasts: Creamy avocado, sweet mango, tangy pineapple, spicy jalapeno. Five days until Christmas. Four shopping days left. Three days until we leave to visit family for the holiday. Two days until The Nutcracker touring show my daughter, Paige, is in wraps for the season. One …

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Easy Turkey Tenderloin with Herbs

Turkey doesn’t have to be reserved for holidays with this recipe for Easy Turkey Tenderloin with Herbs, a quick-cooking cut that’s all leaner white meat. When I spotted turkey tenderloins in the grocery store back in September, I picked them up, thinking how easy they’d be for dinner — or as an alternative to a …

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Black Bean, Tomato, Avocado and Cotija Cheese Dip

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #idaretodip #daretodip #CollectiveBias Meaty beans, salty cheese, creamy avocado and good tomatoes. This Black Bean, Tomato, Avocado and Cotija Cheese Dip is a cinch to make and perfect for parties. Perhaps even the spooky ones right around the …

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Garlic Parsley Carrots are a Side Dish to Remember

Tender carrots are finished with sauteed garlic and parsley for a fragrant, flavorful side dish. These Garlic Parsley Carrots are a must-try. In my childhood home, side dishes were plain. Boiled peas, broccoli, cauliflower or green beans. Baked potatoes. Simple. I ate them, mostly, but they were never the dishes I craved. Only corn on …

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My 2019 Goals and a Look Back on my 2018 Goals

Hello, 2019. It’s so nice to see you. You’re looking all spiffy and new. Seriously though, can you believe it’s 2019? It seems like just yesterday we were welcoming 2018. Then, suddenly it was summer then back to school then Thanksgiving and now a New Year. What does it say about a year when it …

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Nacho-Style Baked Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #collectivebias #rotelholiday Creamy mac and cheese is topped with favorite nacho toppings in this fun, crowd-pleasing Nacho-Style Baked Macaroni and Cheese Casserole recipe. The local Christmas tree farms are welcoming folks and the lots are hustling trees onto …

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