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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December Wrap-Up

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It’s time to wrap up December, as well as the year 2016. It was a pretty big year for us, 2016 brought lots of good things.

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Brazilian Beef Skewers

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Christmas in South Carolina is perfect grilling weather! Brazilian may not feel like a traditional Christmas meal, but in my family, it just might be

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Chimichurri Sauce

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Fresh herbs are my favorite way to add a ton of flavor to a meal. One thing you can always find in my fridge is a bunch of cilantro, so when I decided to try out some Brazilian dishes, I jumped on the chance to try a chimichurri recipe.

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November Wrap-Up

November was a great month! We need to camp more.

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Orange-Pomegranate Glazed Turkey

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Five years ago, I decided I wanted to host my family’s annual Thanksgiving dinner. I don’t think that was the first time I roasted a turkey, but it might have been the second. I made a turkey with a citrus-pomegranate glaze, then used the pan juices to make a citrus-pomegranate gravy. I assume my mom was just being nice when she said it was the best gravy she’d ever had, but it is definitely one of my favorites.

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