Chili Lime Cauliflower Popcorn

Chili Lime Cauliflower Popcorn. Grain-free, gluten-free, vegan, and paleo snack! Don't let that deter you though, this is awesome!

I’m in love with my dehydrator. I know what you’re thinking. You can’t be IN LOVE with an inanimate object. You can’t be IN love with something unless it/they can reciprocate. To that I say, “My dehydrator loves me.” I’m not crazy. Well, at least in THAT way. Part of love is doing nice things…

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Guaranteed Crispy BAKED Sweet Potato Fries

How to make perfectly crispy baked sweet potato fries in the oven every time.

I am passionate about sweet potato fries. Possibly, I qualify as being clinically obsessed with them. I can’t think of a single food I crave more consistently than the salty sweet perfection that is sweet potato fries. If I go out to dinner and sweet potato fries are on the menu, I order them. It…

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Homemade Cool Ranch Doritos

Homemade Cool Ranch Doritos from #HomemadeTreats

When I posted my Cool Ranch Baked Tortilla Salad Bowls a few weeks ago, you probably knew I was going to go here, right? I think I probably telegraphed it. Why in the world would I make SALAD BOWLS with a dialed in homemade Cool Ranch seasoning and not go the full distance and make…

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Slow-Cooker Spicy Bacon Corn Dip

Slow Cooker Spicy Bacon and Corn Dip. #SlowCooker #Dip #Snacks

You may have noticed that I have a snack fixation.  My recipe index certainly reflects it. I just can’t help myself around snacks. There’s something so profoundly satisfying to me in nibbling the day away. In fact, if I had to choose to give up meals or snacks, I’d TOTALLY keep snacks any day of…

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Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburger Bites

Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburger Bites make a great fun dinner, party food, or snac. #bacon

This past Friday, my husband’s side of the family gathered at an open house to see off my nephew Ian and wish him well as he left to take a position with the Air Force. I had texted his mom a couple of weeks before and asked whether there was anything I could do or…

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Fish Eye Sweet and Salty Snack Mix

Fish Eyes Sweet and Salty Snack Mix #Snacks

We’re big fans of snack mixes around here. The boys -when they go to the grocery store with me- will point out various things and proclaim them to be ‘good snack mix material’. We don’t buy them because snack mixes at the store are almost invariably horrendously over priced for wee little bags or jars…

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Homemade Garlicky Refried Beans

Garlicky Refried Beans from scratch #HealthyFoods #Recipe

Refried beans are a staple food at our house. I can’t imagine trying to feed five boys without refried beans, to be honest. One person or another is always ‘STARVING!’ and ‘ABOUT TO DIE IF I DON’T EAT!’ or ‘HAS A STOMACH THAT IS A GIANT VOID!’.  You thought drama was reserved for daughters? Oh,…

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Pico de Gallo

Perfet Pico de gallo #Mexicanfood #condiment #fresh

Thor (our mean old rooster) died of natural causes last weekend. Natural causes is not -shockingly- a euphemism for me removing his head. While he was a royal pain and menaced everyone for much of his life, it was sad to see him displaced and picked on by his sons. Animals are mean. I can’t…

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Roasted Sriracha In-Shell Peanuts

Tasty Sriracha Roasted In-Shell Peanuts #snackfood #healthysnacks

WhaddyaNUTS? It’s a term of endearment around here, used to show how impressed we are with someone’s crazy cool idea, Herculean effort, or seriously terrible pun crafting. It is sometimes preceded by an admiring stare, groan, or “whoaaaaaaa” and is often accompanied by an affectionate noogie or smack on the back. We are a family…

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