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Liz’s Almond Tart
September 26, 2015, 11:16 pm
Filed under: Company, dessert, Dessert, favorites



Tailgating Tator Tots
September 26, 2015, 10:18 pm
Filed under: appetizer, Company

Tator tots. Bacon. 1cup brown sugar. 1/4 cup adobo sauce. Bake
400 25 – 30 minutes

Cucumber Avocado Salad
July 9, 2015, 3:52 pm
Filed under: appetizer, Company, favorites, Health, side dish, Summer, weeknight


1 cucumbers chopped

2 avocados 

Olive oil and red wine vinegar combo 

Herbs (I used cilantro)

Make your own vinaigrette, then add cucumber, avocado, and herbs. 


Red Velvet Cheese Ball
July 7, 2015, 10:02 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

perfect for a party! Tasteandtellblog.com

Serves: 16 servings


8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

½ cup butter, at room temperature

1½ cups red velvet cake mix, dry

2 tablespoons brown sugar

½ cup powdered sugar

½ cup mini chocolate chips

assorted cookies and crackers (my favorite was Vanilla Wafers)


In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add in the red velvet cake mix, the brown sugar and the powdered sugar. Beat until smooth and combined.

Turn the mixture out onto a piece of plastic wrap. Wrap up into a ball and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Put the chocolate chips on a plate or in a shallow dish. Remove the cheese ball from the refrigerator and unwrap. Roll in the chocolate chips. (This might get messy!) Place on a serving plate and serve with cookies or graham crackers.

Lentil Sloppy Joes
March 23, 2015, 2:43 am
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

From My Whole Food Life


  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 red peppers diced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup ketchup (I used homemade)
  • 2 T yellow mustard
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups red lentils (rinsed and picked over)
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 T sugar
  • sea salt to taste


  • In a large saute pan, brown onion and peppers for 3 to 4 minutes on high.
  • Then add everything else, reduce heat. Cover and let simmer for 30 to 40 minutes on low. Once the lentils are cooked and the mixture is thickened, it’s done.
  • Serve in burger buns or on lettuce wraps.

Read more at http://mywholefoodlife.com/2015/03/13/lentil-sloppy-joes/#edhWZUb7vMsx5LkE.99

Alana’s Porketta
December 12, 2014, 8:01 pm
Filed under: main course


Black bottom cake!
December 4, 2014, 12:15 am
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