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overhead shot of mexican rice with limes, cilantro, and forks

Mexican Rice

So this is probably the first recipe on The Schmidty Wife in which I am not the biggest fan of… say what?!? I am not a fan of Mexican Rice in general, never have been probably never will be, I never eat the rice at Mexican Restaurants, it either goes not eaten or my husband/son …

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fresh restaurant style salsa being scooped out of a white bowl with a tortilla chip

Fresh Restaurant Style Salsa

Fresh Restaurant Style Salsa made fresh at home with simple ingredients perfect for appetizers, snacks, and parties.  This post was updated 07/13/2020 Restaurant Style Salsa with Fresh Tomatoes I am an absolute salsa & chips fiend. If there are salsa & chips present chances are those salsa & chips are already in my mouth. I …

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Balsamic Brussel Sprout Salad on a fork

Balsamic Brussel Sprout Salad

Something about springtime makes me want to step my salad game up. In the cold northern winters finding actual fresh produce is near impossible, it is either subpar produce or very expensive. So my salad game suffers in the winter (except for maybe my Roasted Pear & Pecan Salad) but now that the snow is gone and …

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overhead shot of Sauteed Kale with Bacon in a white bowl

Sauteed Kale with Bacon

This recipe for Sauteed Kale with Bacon is the best way to enjoy healthy kale! Fresh kale is sautéed with bacon, garlic, and chicken broth to make a super flavorful yet this easy and quick side dish, truly the best of all the kale and bacon recipes. Kale Recipe with Bacon My son slept about …

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homemade maple balsamic being pored on to Roasted Pear & Pecan Salad

Roasted Pear & Pecan Salad

Easy to prep ahead, this spinach salad is filled with sweet roasted pears, mellow pecans, tangy goat cheese, crunchy pomegranates with a simple homemade balsamic dressing is a perfect holiday side dish or a tasty fall dinner. This Roasted Pear Salad is a recipe you will be excited to make time and time again.  Roasted …

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Orange Zest Sugared Cranberries

Orange Zest Sugared Cranberries

My younger sister got married 2 weeks ago, and it was a lovely affair! Since it was a winter wedding she had a stunning long sleeve wedding gown, the bridesmaids were in burgundy, there were beautiful white roses and evergreens everywhere, the reception was filled with christmas trees, and I got to make the wedding …

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