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Foolproof Method for Cooking Rice on the Stovetop

Cooking rice is easy, there is no need for fancy gadgets or pressure cookers, in just 15 minutes fluffy rice can be made perfectly on your stovetop with the magic foolproof ratio of rice to water. Cooking Rice With the new baby here we have been eating a lot of stir fry’s and a lot …

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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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Healthier Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

Easy to make ahead and so perfect for a summer side dish my Lightened Up Bacon Ranch Potato Salad is sure to delight. Packed with yummy ranch seasoning, yogurt, bacon, and cheddar cheese you won’t even notice that this potato salad has no mayo! This post was updated 6/14/2021 to include new photos and clarified …

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Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad with Strawberries, Apple, & Bacon

This salad purely happened on a whim, our neighbors had invited to make us dinner, and me usually being the one who cooks quickly obliged. But me being me I couldn’t just let someone else make me dinner without contributing so I whipped up this quick salad with what I had in the fridge. Filled …

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