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Easy Shrimp Cocktail

Shrimp cocktail. A quintessential appetizer that’s so easy to make and is ready in minutes. After making it yourself you’ll wonder why you ever bought those overpriced pre-made deli trays. When...

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream Bars

Licking the bowls kept getting better and better with each step and layer in the recipe. The bars truly live up to their dreamy name. If you’re a chocolate and peanut butter...

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Easy 15-Minute Fish Tacos with Avocado Corn Salsa

San Diego is a hot spot for fish tacos. They’re served everywhere from sit-down restaurants to cash-only taco stands. They’re a year-round thing but warmer weather just screams to bring on the fish...

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Smoky Chicken, Peppers, and Spinach Pasta Salad

Bell peppers are one of my favorite vegetables. They’re crispy, crunchy, juicy, and are sweet-with-heat. It’s no wonder I also love smoked paprika which is made from smoked and ground red...

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Easy 30-Minute Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

My daughter, like most kids, would eat mac and cheese for every meal. Homemade mac and cheese is her idea of pure comfort food, bliss, and happiness. This is a basic,...

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Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits with Easy Granola

Swimsuit season is right around the corner. And as good as cinnamon rolls and cookies taste for breakfast and snacks, they don’t look great on your hips. Lighter fare that takes advantage of seasonal fruit...

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Chicken Teriyaki and Vegetable Bowtie Pasta

Teriyaki sauce reminds me of my childhood. I slathered it on just about everything. Either that or sweet-and-sour sauce or ketchup. The only version of chicken teriyaki my daughter had ever...

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate crinkle cookies are usually associated with Christmas and Christmas cookies. But my chocolate cravings don’t pay attention seasons. The cookies are perfect anytime of year and they’re so easy to...

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Coconut Shrimp with Orange-Chili Dipping Sauce

We recently were on a little road trip and the nearest restaurant to our hotel was an Outback Steakhouse. My daughter fell in love with their coconut shrimp and I could...

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Berry Crumble Bars

I love crumble or streusel toppings and the bigger the crumbles, the happier I am. It’s even better when the crust and crumble topping are one in the same. One less step, and one less bowl to wash, and a big...