Refrigerator Pickles

refrigerator pickles

This morning I felt a little inspired by cucumbers.  My garden has produced just enough vegetables for my small family up until now.  My cucumbers love this hot weather in Round Rock, Texas and have decided to multiply.  So I decided to do something with them…pickles!!! I grew up with a granny who had a… 

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Cowboy Caviar

cowboy caviar

Disclosure: I am being compensated by Cans Get You Cooking for my participation in this campaign as part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. Please note, this post contains affiliate links.  As always, all opinions are my own!  Yippie kai yay! How I love cowboy caviar. This recipe is a hybrid of about three different recipes I’ve collected and… 

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Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

buffalo cauliflower bites

You know how we feel about Buffalo wings around here. Well, to be honest, it’s mostly the sauce. I’ll pretty much eat anything doused with Buffalo sauce…even frog legs. (They were delish.) Clearly, though, Buffalo coated (and usually deep fried) poultry isn’t the healthiest nosh out there. And you know we’re all about trying to… 

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Twenty One (Awesome) Cookout Recipes!


This was originally published last year – but it’s definitely worth a second look! So many perfectly healthy and delicious recipes for your July 4th cookout, right here! Click on the photos for the recipes! ************ Happy Independence Day, everyone! We hope you’re having a lovely day with family and friends, enjoying good company and… 

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Roasted Garlic Guacamole

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Guacamole is one of those treats that many people put off when they’re watching calorie counts. It’s true avocados do have more fat and calories than some other vegetables but they’re full of healthy fats, lots of protein, and fiber – not to mention plenty of other vitamins and minerals. But don’t go out and… 

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Easy Canned Pickled Beets

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Growing your own beets is really easy to do, even if you only have a small space.  They can be grown in containers on your sunny patio or your raised vegetable beds.  It is best to harvest beets when they are about 2-2 1/2 inches in diameter.  They can get tough if they get too… 

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Spring Hummus

spring hummus

You might think this looks like guacamole. And you’re kind of right. The green in this delicious Spring Hummus DOES start with avocado. But then I added in some spinach and arugula. And it got REALLY green and springlike, thus the name. To add bulk, but not fat? Chickpeas. It really is a guacamole/hummus hybrid…. 

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Saucy Asian Meatballs

saucy asian meatballs

I’m drooling just looking at this picture. These saucy Asian meatballs are pretty amazing.  Citrus, salt, sweet and a little zesty. Seriously, amazing. If you’ve never tried ponzu, it’s basically a citrus soy sauce. Really delicious and a great addition to any pantry. But you can most definitely substitute low sodium soy sauce.  Most of… 

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Touchdown! 12 Game Day Recipes

superbowl roundup

I may be just a little excited about the Super Bowl. I might have shed a tear and whispered ‘is this really happening?’ when my team clinched the victory sending them to the big dance. Yup. I’m beyond excited. I can’t wait for the big game! Even if you could care less about who wins… 

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Skinny Taco Dip

skinny taco dip

This dip is a little sentimental for me. The original recipe is from my late mother-in-law, and I really can’t help but think of it as Karen’s Taco Dip. It makes an appearance at pretty much every family function. It’s a little way to remember her – I just love how food can evoke such… 

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