Homemade Refried Beans Are Easy!

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So I was always intimidated by the thought of making refried beans. I’m not sure why really. It just seemed a little overwhelming. After I tried the first time, I realized, it’s a piece of cake, as long as you … Read More

Sweden by Rail Adventure

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If you’ve familiar with my site, you know that I’m a sucker for train rides. There’s just something about watching the landscape change as you’re gently rocked down the tracks. For this trip, it makes sense, as you would be … Read More

Sushi Squares

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I love making sushi, but I tend to let out some choice words in the process. My kids have learned a lot of what you’re not supposed to say in public from me in the kitchen. This recipe forms the … Read More

Creamy Asparagus Soup

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My dad grew up hating asparagus, it’s the one vegetable I never had growing up. The first time I had it was after college. But I love them today and I think this soup is all about celebrating spring. The … Read More

Chocolate Coconut Almond Smoothie

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One of my favorite candy bars, Almond Joy, inspired this smoothie. It’s creamy, chocolatey and has a hint of coconut. I tried to make the smoothie with coconut milk, but it just didn’t have the same impact as the coconut … Read More

Coastal Spain – Home Rentals

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For those who have never been to Spain, it’s a place where you can be amazed with your every turn. You round a corner in Barcelona are you’re hit by the smell of grilled calcots. You follow a dirt path … Read More

Ranch Bacon Chicken Bake

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I love everything ranch. As a kid, I would eat it with a spoon. Seriously. This recipe uses a ranch seasoning packet to add that familiar flavor to a bacon and chicken bake. I cut the cooking time by using … Read More

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