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The Hotel Riley Rum cocktail combines vodka, amaretto, and coconut rum with the refreshing taste of lime and pineapple juice. Let’s enjoy another of my delicious tropical rum cocktail recipes!  This one is so, so delicious. There is nothing quite like the taste of a Caribbean-flavored drink. From frozen strawberry daiquiris to mixed drinks made …

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This easy recipe makes a super DIY stainless steel cleaner at a fraction of the price of a retail produce. There is nothing quite like the look of stainless steel appliances in a kitchen. They are very popular right now and most kitchens seem to have them. But one of the problems associated with them …

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Food manufacturers seem to think that all home cooks have muscles to spare! This easy DIY jar opener shows them I mean business without heading to the gym before opening their jars! The older I get, the more I start to believe that some jar lids were just not meant to be opened.  Some just …

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I have long dreamed of having a test garden. I’ve always enjoyed experimenting with various types of plants. Some turn out well and others don’t last the season, but I enjoy it all. Since I write about how to grow plants for my blog posts, I wanted a dedicated place where I can test growing …

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This easy lemon garlic broccoli is a great go-to recipe to make on those busy week nights when you are strapped for time. Are you looking for an easy side dish that will compliment any protein choice? This tasty recipe is perfect for the job. My family loves vegetables and it’s nice to try new …

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If you are a fan of Indian cooking, you will love this vegetarian tikka masala. It is not too spicy and just full of flavor. This veggie tikka masala recipe has a delightful mix of vegetables, cannelloni beans and and raw cashews, mixed with a delightful, spicy simmer sauce and coconut milk. The curry recipe …

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Looking for a delicious and healthy vegetarian penne pasta recipe? Look no further than this creamy veggie penne dish! It’s made with whole wheat pasta, juicy tomatoes, and reduced-fat cheese plus some crunchy pecans for added texture. It’s a satisfying meal that’s perfect for busy weeknights or cozy weekend dinners, and it’s sure to become …

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This vegan tropical salad combines a mix of fresh greens, and veggies with pineapple and a tangy cilantro lime vinaigrette dressing. Since I am following a vegan diet, I used Gardein chicken strips, but normal chicken breasts would work just fine if you are a meat eater. These chicken strips are very tasty, meat-free, and …

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This Thai peanut stir fry has a boatload of veggies to add lots of flavor and nutrition to your dinner meal. Team this vegan stir fry with freshly cooked brown rice, flavored with cumin, spring onions and raisins and you will tempt even the most meat loving family member. Be sure to make extra rice. …

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Your child will nave no problem getting their fruit intake when you present them with these easy banana fruit carving creations! I love bananas as much as the next guy.  But my main use of them is in my cereal in the morning to get my daily dose of potassium. That is not the case …

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These oatmeal date bars are a recipe that my mother often made when I was a little girl. I love recipes that take me back to my childhood. This is even more important to me now that my mother has passed away. Anything that reminds me of her is a precious recipe. This delicious oatmeal …

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Welcome! Many people think about gardening on the weekends and cooking during the week. For me, gardening and cooking are both week-long projects. I could dig in the dirt all day long every day if I had the opportunity. I especially love to use vegetables that I grow in my own vegetable garden in recipes. …

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