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Seasoned Cauliflower Rice – Mexican Style

This Seasoned Cauliflower Rice is very easy to make and has a Mexican spice combination that gives the side dish a delicious flavor.  I served it recently with my Mexican Chori Pollo Recipe to make a lovely and tasty gluten free meal. Making Seasoned Cauliflower Rice is quick and easy! I love carbs as much …

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Mexican Style Stuffed Peppers – a Spicy Dinner Time Recipe

Since my husband is the lover of heat in recipes and I like things a bit more savory, these recipe for Mexican style stuffed peppers is my compromise that suits us both. My husband and I often eat out at our favorite Mexican restaurant. When we do, you can guarantee that at least one of …

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Bean Burritos with Vegetables – Hearty Mexican Recipe

Are you looking for a effortless meatless meal?  This recipe for bean burritos uses a kidney bean and pinto bean combination, which is a nice change from the traditional black bean recipe and is really tasty. These burritos take only 15 minutes from start to finish, so they are perfect for any busy weeknight. My …

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Mexican Vegetable Casserole with Black Beans

Enjoy the spicy taste of Mexican Vegetable Casserole This spicy Mexican vegetable casserole combines a host of nutritious vegetables with a blend of spices and cheese to make a hearty and healthy main course dish. Add a tossed salad or some avocado slices and you are done.   I love recipes that make use of what …

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Mexican Hat Coneflower – Sombrero Perennial

My local garden center does not often have plants that are too much out of the ordinary, so I was delighted to find this Mexican Hat coneflower right here for sale in Raleigh.  This interesting variety of coneflower is also called the “Red Prairie Coneflower.” The perennial served as a dye source for Native Americans …

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Mexican Casserole with Onions Peppers Chili and Corn

This Mexican casserole with onions, peppers, chili peppers and corn did the trick. It has just the right amount of heat, is easy to do and is ready takes about the same amount of time to prepare.  Just pop it in the oven and relax while it is cooking. Printable recipe – Mexican Casserole with …

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Pollo A La Crema Recipe – Mexican Delight

This Mexican inspired recipe for Pollo a la Crema features chicken breasts in a crema sauce with mushrooms and sautéed green peppers.  It is rich and creamy with a spicy sauce. When my husband and I eat out at our favorite Mexican restaurant, pollo a la crema is always a popular choice. Would you like …

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Phyllo Cup Recipe – Appetizers with Crab Meat – Crab Phyllo Cups

Looking for easy appetizer ideas that will be a great start to a cocktail party, or a fancy dinner for special friends?  This phyllo cup recipe with crab and cream cheese will delight the most discerning of guests. These little bites of goodness are super easy to make since they use frozen miniature tart shells. All …

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Orton Botanical Garden – Native Drought Tolerant Plants – Desert Garden

Looking for things to do in Idaho? If you have an interest in drought tolerant plants, desert gardens and plants for a pollinator garden, be sure to include a visit to Orton Botanical Garden in Twin Falls, Idaho to your itinerary. Also known as Plantasia Cactus Gardens, this five acre garden is beautifully planted with native …

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Roasted Tomato Pasta Sauce – How to Make Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

I have been making this roasted tomato pasta sauce for years. It is rich and chunky and one of the best tasting homemade spaghetti sauces I have ever tried. The recipe is just full of flavor. The key ingredient to the taste and texture of the sauce is that I use roasted garden tomatoes. I …

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Watermelon Varieties – Understanding the Different Types of Watermelons

I love watermelons. They are sweet, juicy, messy to eat, and remind me of summer like nothing else does. Did you know that there are many watermelon varieties which you probably haven’t even heard of? How many varieties of watermelon are there?  More than 50 watermelon varieties are grown around the world. Because of the …

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Tamarind Paste Substitute – Make a Copycat Recipe at Home

This recipe shows how to make a tamarind paste substitute at home with just four common ingredients. Tamarind paste is a product that is often called for in Thai cooking. It is also something that the average cook does not normally stock. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Some of the links …

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Growing Tarragon – Planting, Using, Harvesting Tips – French Tarragon

Tarragon is a perennial herb with an anise-licorice flavor that is often used in French cuisine. Follow these tips for growing tarragon in your kitchen herb garden. This herb comes in several varieties, depending on the region that it is grown. I find French tarragon the hardest to find for sale. It is worth sourcing …

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Crockpot Butternut Squash Soup – Slow Cooker Pumpkin Soup with Sherry

Brimming with the flavors of sherry, fresh leeks and sweet fresh butternut squash, this crockpot butternut squash soup has an elevated taste that is worthy of any special occasion. Fall and winter are the times of the year when I normally make soups, so I am always on the lookout for new crock pot recipes …

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Sage Plant Care – How to Plant, Grow and Harvest Garden Sage

These tips for sage plant care will help you get the most out of this popular garden herb plant. Garden sage is a culinary herb that is often used around the holidays to flavor your stuffing, but I use it all year round as a flavor component for chicken dishes. Sage is not just for …

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Onion Varieties – Types of Onions and How to Use Them

There are dozens of onion varieties and as many uses for the different types of onions.  How many types of onions are you familiar with? Most of us are familiar with the common yellow onion that is so prevalent in grocery stores.  You may also have eaten red onions or white onions, but there are …

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Lemon Snowball Cookies – Snowball Cookie Recipe

These lemon snowball cookies are snowball shaped bites of melt in your mouth sweet deliciousness. This snowball cookie recipe is perfect for a cookie swap and will be a cookie recipe that you will love to make each Christmas. Oh the weather outside is frightful and the time is just delightful – or something like …

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Growing Echinacea – How to Care for Purple Coneflowers

If you like the look of cottage gardens, you’ll love purple coneflowers (echinacea purpurea). These tips for growing echinacea will have butterflies, birds and bees flocking to your garden in droves! This easy care perennial draws insects and birds to it, making sure that neighboring plants will have plenty of pollinators all season long. This coarse …

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How to Make an Awesome Swiss Chard Breakfast Skillet

This Swiss chard breakfast skillet is crammed full of fresh grown veggies and the salty taste of bacon, all topped with soft cooked eggs and fresh parsley. Breakfast at my house is either a grab and go on the way out the door moment, or an occasion to experiment with flavors and tastes that will …

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25+ Food Replacements – Get the Skinny on These Heart Healthy Food Substitutes

I am always looking for ways to make my favorite recipes healthier without sacrificing their flavor. Heart healthy food substitutes are one of the first steps in managing heart disease and improving overall general health. January is the time of the year for resolutions and many make a plan to eat in a more healthy …

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Growing Cilantro – How to Grow, Harvest and Use Fresh Cilantro

Growing Cilantro is quite easy as long as you take care to keep it away from the hottest heat. Love it or hate it, cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) is still one of the most popular herbs for kitchen gardens . Cilantro is a staple of Mexican and Asian cooking. It makes a great garnish and is best served …

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Growing Herbs – How to Grow, Store and Use Fresh Herbs

Growing herbs is an easy way to add edible plants to your garden for cooking and to use in soothing teas and remedies. Most herbs are versatile, and will grow right in your garden or in containers on a patio. Herbs are popular with home cooks. They are so popular that there is even a …

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