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Easy Spanish Rice Recipe

Spanish Rice recipe is a very simple way to jazz up rice. It is the perfect side dish for taco night or next to so many other great recipes. I’m always on the hunt for easy side dish recipes to round out dinners, and I am in love with this Spanish Rice recipe. I have…
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Baked Salmon in Foil

Baked Salmon in Foil is an easy light dinner that is full of delicious flavor. You will love making salmon this fool proof way. Salmon is one of my very favorite proteins. I am always ordering it when I find it on menus. It is light and healthy, and I love the flavor. If you…
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Creamy Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

Our family loves this Creamy Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup. It is the ultimate comforting winter soup. It is easy to make, but deliciously thick and creamy. I think right about now would be a good time for comforting, warm you to the soul food, don’t you think? I love making soup because there is so…
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Kale Salad

This Kale Salad is easy to make and absolutely delicious. I love this recipe for lunch, but it also makes the perfect side dish for a weeknight dinner or holiday table. My favorite kind of lunch to have at home is a salad. They are easy to make, and I always feel great afterwards. This…
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Homemade Amaretto

Homemade Amaretto Liqueur is easy to make! Use it in all of your favorite cocktails or package it up as a perfect homemade gift. I came across this recipe for Amaretto the other day. It was saved by a family member and I knew that I had to share it with you. It is incredibly…
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Rum Balls

These Rum Balls are a family recipe and Christmas tradition you will fall in love with. Easy to make and easier to eat, you will love this no bake recipe. Over the summer we were having a 6 foot picnic with my dad and his wife. She mentioned a cookbook a family member wrote with…
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Eggnog Fudge

This Eggnog Fudge is so easy and melts in your mouth. You will want to make it every year for the holidays. Make sure to double the recipe, since you will want to give it away and keep a batch for yourself. Made without white chocolate and with rum extract and spices, it is incredibly…
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Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Marinated Pork Tenderloin is the perfect easy way to make a dinner that will impress. This pork recipe is full of delicious flavor and so easy to make. I was talking to a friend the other day about how challenging this holiday season is. We were both talking about how overwhelmed we are. We did…
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Molasses Cookies

These Molasses Cookies are soft and chewy with the perfect combination of spices. They are a must make holiday cookie that everyone will love. Fun Fact: Did you know if your Hemogolobin is low you should eat molasses? The other day I went to give blood. (Another less fun fact is that the blood supply…
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Amaretto Sour Recipe

This Amaretto Sour Recipe is the classic cocktail that you love! With only three ingredients, this amaretto sour recipe is so easy to make, it is bound to be your regular go to! Today I am so happy to share with you my most popular cocktail recipe. This Amaretto Sour is so much better than…
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Sour Cream Cookies

Sour Cream Cookies are soft, delicious, and easy to make – the perfect cookie. Make this great cookie recipe for the holidays or for a special birthday treat! This Sour Cream Cookie recipe comes to you courtesy of an old cook book that belonged to a relative of mine. It was a collection of recipes…
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Ham and Cheese Quiche

This delicious Ham and Cheese Quiche mixes up fast and has so little hands on time!  Make it for a delicious weeknight dinner, or a big Sunday morning brunch! Every Christmas morning we spend the morning lazily opening gifts while snacking on Eggnog Mini Muffins and fancy coffee drinks for me. It is a dreamy…
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5 Secrets to Stress Free Dinners



5 Secrets to a Simple & Joyful Holiday