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Grandma’s Easy Basil Pesto

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Pesto is SO good. I never tasted it until after college. It was just not something I grew up with. I ordered it one day at an Italian food restaurant and never looked back. That stuff is amazing! It goes with veggies, chicken, shrimp, pasta, I think it would even be good on steak. It’s the perfect easy meal. Boil some pasta and whip this up in a few minutes and your family may think they are dining at a {Read More}

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Easy Mexican Fried Rice Recipe

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Mexican Fried Rice Recipe This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Mars, Incorporated. All opinions are mine alone. #BensBeginners #UncleBensPromo #CollectiveBias Do you cook with your kids? My girls love to cook, but I will be honest, sometimes it can make the whole process a smidge more difficult. But this is why I recommend keeping the whole process simple. Simple steps and easy recipes, like my Mexican Fried Rice, can help give your kids the {Read More}

Best Black Bean Burger Recipe with Red Pepper Aioli

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I have another delicious Trader Joes Inspired meal for you! It’s totally budget and kid friendly.  Not all kiddos will like the Red Pepper Aioli but the Black Bean burger is just as easier served with traditional fare like ketchup. My family really loved this meal and with the leftover bean mixture (I only made 4 burgers) I made black bean tacos the next night, which was also a big hit.  I slathered mine in the Red Pepper Aioli. This {Read More}

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Refried Bean Soup

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #YesYouCAN #CollectiveBias This time of year I need quick, easy and comforting meals. My family is so busy with the holidays that I often don’t have a ton of time to cook (or even the desire to). So making soups is perfect. It’s super easy to make a pot which will last at least two meals, and sometime an extra lunch. But most {Read More}

Copycat Olive Garden Spaghetti Sauce

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Copycat Olive Garden Spaghetti Sauce Want to head out to Olive Garden but your wallet is a bit light? Take a little time to make up this awesome Copycat Olive Garden Spaghetti Sauce. You can use it on regular or gluten free pasta, make lasagna or any other Italian dish with red sauce that you love! Also try our 20 Minute Pasta with Sausage and Peppers   This recipe will make 3-4 jars of the olive garden spaghetti sauce recipe . {Read More}

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Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Chocolate Balsamic Vinaigrette

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SweetWarmUp #CollectiveBias I love tea. It’s just so fun. I find it easier and faster to make than coffee, it is a perfect morning drink and and it was an easy switch from coffee. Growing up my mom and I would go to restaurants where they serve traditional tea time with sandwiches, salads, scones and other goodies. To be honest it is one {Read More}