No-Bake Protein Breakfast Bars

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I have been trying to eat a balanced breakfast, but I need something that’s easy and isn’t full of mystery ingredients. These protein bars cover all my bases, and I can grab one on my way out the door and eat it on my way to work. Filling, healthy, and no-bake!

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Shamrock Sugar Cookies

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I’m not big into sweets, but this idea popped into my head and I couldn’t stop thinking about it until I made some. These are the perfect St. Patrick’s Day treat, each cookie contains a little shamrock! The base recipe is also my favorite sugar cookie recipe – light and sweet and buttery.

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February Wrap-Up

Unseasonably warm weather has me terrified for what the summer temps are going to look like. I’m just going get that all out in the open right away. That being said, we had marvelous weather in February so we spent a lot of time outside!

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Curried Lentil Soup

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This soup is like a warm hug on a cold day. Are you experiencing too many cold days lately? Great, me too. I could use a warm hug. I could use more soup.

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Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

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In my world, biscotti is luxury food. Biscotti is for quiet mornings with a cup of coffee and a good book, or staycations that need to feel like more than just a normal weekend at home, or days when you just need cookies for breakfast.

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January Wrap-Up

January was kind of a whirlwind – between general busyness, a week of travel, plus a couple birthdays, it flew by.  Luckily, I’ve got a bunch of really great photos.

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Quick and Easy Guacamole

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This is one of my all-time favorite recipes. It’s easy and tasty and I could eat it for days on end. It’s right up there with tzatziki as far as snacks that I really love.

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Crescent Roll Taco Ring

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It’s football season, which to me means one thing: appetizers. I don’t really care for football, but I’ll hang out and watch a game if there are good friends and good food present. Today, I’m bringing you the ultimate party app – crescent roll rings!

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

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Homemade taco seasoning is a super simple recipe, using common ingredients. I had all of these spices on hand already, which means it would take MORE effort to go to the store and buy pre-made taco seasoning.

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The Simplest Flan

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Flan is a custard dessert made with a soft caramel top. I initially thought it was a traditional Latin American dish, but further research indicates that many regions of the world has their own version of flan. It’s very similar to crème brûlée, except flan has a soft caramel top instead of a hardened caramel.

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