Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

I've been cooped up at home with mono for the past three days,  so with all that free time, I've cooked up quite a few recipes I'm excited to share (avocado brownies being my favorite)!!! But today I'm sharing homemade hummus!  I love hummus with pita chips or celery sticks and carrots.  It's a great healthy…

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Vegan Dark Chocolate

This is my initiation post, so I thought it would be fitting to share a couple of things about myself.  First of all, I really like eating healthy.  I love working out and running and eating well because it makes me feel good.  Second, I REALLY love chocolate.  Especially DARK chocolate.  Almost anything with chocolate…

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Homemade Cheese Balls with Crushed Pecans

I haven't ever made a cheese ball before now. Sigh. I know - crazy huh?  I had company coming and thought some cheese and crackers would be nice upon their arrival since it was too late for lunch and too early for dinner.  When I stopped by the cheese ball counter at my local grocery store…

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Almonds, Sometimes I Feel Like A Nut

For five years the Chief and I lived in a rural and agricultural area of California.  We lived in a small town of Kerman about 25 miles outside of Fresno.  The town is surrounded by vineyards and almond orchards. Neither the Chief nor I knew much about how almonds were grown until we lived there…

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DIY Crackers

Why in the world would anyone make homemade crackers? I'm bored.  No.  Absolutely no.   I am never bored. I'm curious.  Maybe. It's snowing and I just made Chili Soup and I have no soup crackers.  Bingo!  I didn't want to drive 10 miles on this road to get "crackers."  Here is what I learned -- …

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Spicy Party Pretzels

I tasted spicy pretzels for the first time at a party last week.  I popped one in my mouth, then another, and another.  I couldn't stop.  I'm embarrassed because I ate a handful before I could even say "who made these?!" I never found out who made them for the party but Google helped me…

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Peppermint Patties

Jet-Puffed JUMBO Peppermint Mallows are back!  Why is this important to you? Because if you want to be the hit of the Christmas goodie parade you are going to want to use these super-charged, JUMBO peppermint-infused marshmallows to make some awesome Peppermint Patties! In December 2011 I stumbled upon these mallows while shopping for groceries that…

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Sweet and Salty Christmas Treats

I do realize refrigerators all over this country are stuffed full of Thanksgiving leftovers.  But truthfully, the turkey is cold, the gravy has jellied and the pumpkin pie is gone.  To me that means one thing -- Christmas!  Brunch, luncheons, parties, Christmas eve, Christmas dinner and New Year's eve ... it will all start tumbling…

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Dipped Pretzel Rods & A Cookbook Giveaway!

Got 30 minutes?  Wanna have some fun? Then you can make these crazy dipped pretzels!  Gather the kids and make this a family time.  I gathered my sous-chef dish-washing mom and we had a blast. Mixing white almond bark and white chocolate semi-sweet chips makes for a rich candy coat.  We did the same with…

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All Hail to the Kale Chip!

Walk Through The Bible In One Year Week 21 reading plan Job 14 through Job 42 Click on the colored link to read each day's scripture. Monday Job 14-18, Tuesday Job 19-22, Wednesday Job 23-28, Thursday Job 29-32, Friday Job 33-36,   Saturday Job 37-39, Sunday Job 40-42 Experiencing the Bible come alive is such a…

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