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DIY Glitter Speckled Mugs

This post is sponsored by Plaid Enterprises.DIY Glitter Speckled Mugs

If you haven’t already tried Folk Art’s Glitterific Acrylic Paint, get ready to add glitter to everything you own! It’s SO much fun to work with and has an amazing finish. For today’s project, we made this set of decorative mix-and-match glitter speckled …

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Crispy Baked Tofu Bites

Crispy baked tofu is a delicious source of plant-based protein that is super easy to make!  It’s crispy on the outside, tender and creamy in the center and you can customize the flavoring with your favorite sauces and seasonings.

crispy baked tofu cubes on a rimmed baking sheet

We don’t eat a ton of tofu in our house, but once in a while I like …

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30 Easy Recipes for College Students

It’s that time again! Time to settle in for the semester and really hit the books. But don’t let food take a back seat. You need to keep yourself nourished and full of energy to make it through those classes, study sessions, and that part-time job, too. I know it’s easier to just stop and grab …

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Drip Birthday Cakes

Drip Birthday Cakes

Candy Explosion Drip Cake

These Drip Birthday Cakes are colorful, whimsical and oh so sweet!

This year I’ve made a few Drip Birthday Cakes for people I love and I thought I’d share them here all together.

I’ve admired this fun, drippy, candy-explosion style cake for a while and …

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How to Make Yogurt in an Instant Pot

August 28, 2018

How to Make Yogurt in an Instant Pot - Yes, you can make yogurt at home! It's cheaper and 100x creamier! You'll never want to buy store-bought yogurt again!

Yes, you can make yogurt at home! It’s cheaper and 100x creamier! You’ll never want to buy store-bought yogurt again!

How to Make Yogurt in an Instant Pot - Yes, you can make yogurt at home! It's cheaper and 100x creamier! You'll never want to buy store-bought yogurt again!

What? Yogurt in an Instant Pot?! Um, yes, 10000 times yes!

The process sounds like it’ll take for-ever, but really, this recipe is so sti…

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Your favorite Easter jelly bean just got a major upgrade

Your favorite Easter jelly bean has received a major upgrade. Ahead of the 2019 holiday season, Starburst is rolling out new Starburst Jelly Beans Duos, featuring two flavors in each bean. No need to mix together a blueberry bean and a strawberry bean for a funky combination — these candies do the h…

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Summer squash and green chiles

On a recent visit to Texas, I was staying with a friend and cooked her family dinner. There was an abundance of squash and green chiles in their refrigerator, so along with a block of cheese, crushed crackers, and milk, I made a squash casserole.

It was a hit, as anything that’s creamy, cheesy, and r…

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Instant Pot Golden Lentil & Spinach Soup

I shared this Instant Pot Lentil Soup recipe nearly two years ago, and it’s been one of my top-most-visited (and top-rated!) recipes ever since. Instant Pot Lentil Soup is the perfect thing to make in your electric pressure cooker – it really is super easy and w…

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Balsamic Chicken Goat Cheese Wraps + Weekly Menu

The long weekend started strong and kind of died off by Sunday afternoon. Friday, I was calling it quits early for the day and took some PTO to join Mark, the kids, my in-laws, and my sister-in-law on an impromptu boat ride. We’re no longer owners of jet skiis and so instead, we’ve taken to renting…

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Zucchini Chicken Enchilada Roll Ups

These Zucchini Chicken Enchilada Roll Ups are filled seasoned shredded chicken, topped with enchilada sauce and cheese. Delicious, and perfect for Keto, gluten-free or low-carb die…

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Beef Barbacoa Tacos with Sweet Pickled Onions

I tried doing a pot roast in my Instant Pot/Electric Pressure Cooker at the weekend.  It was okay, but I had to cook it twice as long as the recipe suggested.  I think maybe it was because I used a rolled brisket.  Perhaps I will try it again another time, but with a different cut of beef  I might …

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Indulgent Treats from Thomas Fudge

I am always keen to try new things and usually say yes when I am asked if I would like to try some Samples.  I was recently asked would I like to try some samples of Thomas Fudge's line of savoury and sweet biscuits. How could I refuse! 

Ever since Thomas Fudge founded his remarkable bakery bac…

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Healthyish Salted Caramel Turtles

Everyone has strong food memories around holidays or special occasions in their life. I can completely recall the distinct taste of boxed cake from my childhood birthdays. Summer vacations were steeped in melting grape juice popsicles made by my grandmother. And one of my favourite treats during C…

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Edible Cookie Dough 3 Delicious Flavors

Who could resist a spoonful of this Edible Cookie Dough? It’s just sweet, nostalgic comfort food and perfect in every way. And no risk of food born illnesses here, it’s made with heat treated flour and no eggs so you can scoop away without all the worry.

Edible Cookie Dough

Edible Cookie Dough

Forget every other …

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Review: Gorton’s Shrimp Bowls

Gorton's Stir Fry With Soba Noodles Shrimp BowlI’ve been eating Gorton’s Fish Sticks since I was a kid, so when they asked me if I wanted to try their new Shrimp Bowls I immediately jumped at the opportunity.

You see, I absolutely love shrimp, but I rarely ever get to eat it since my wife is so allergic to shellfis…

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Flight Review: United Business Class Houston To Sydney

United Houston to Sydney Business Class Flight Review

United Airlines has five lounges at Houston …

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Baked Pork Chops

Baked Pork Chops

My favorite baked pork chops recipe — easy to make, nice and juicy, and easy to customize with your favorite seasonings.

Baked Pork Chops Recipe

Next up in our back-to-the-basics series this week about how to bake proteins in the oven — my go-to method for how to …

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10 Of The Best Everyday Uses For Essential Oils (Plus A Giveaway!)

How to Use Essential Oils

It’s been a while since I’ve written specifically on the topic of essential oils, so today I thought it would be nice to remind you of why I love essential oils in the first place! A back-to-basics essential oils guide of sorts, aimed at both newbies and experienced users alike! It’s also my ple…

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Slow, as it goes…

I wanted to end the year on a high note, namely, that I conquered the world of slow-cooking. But things didn’t quite go as planned. I tried to make the best with it, sharing some of the fun on my Instagram Stories. People were kind enough to offer some helpful comments along the way. Which I guess…

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Tomato Pan Bread

Today's recipe is a simple one devised to make a delicious use of the glut of tomatoes available in the garden at this time of year.  Specifically cherry tomatoes, but you can also use regular tomatoes in a pinch, chopped into smaller bits.

It is kind of like an upside down tomato bread in that t…

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