Best Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Bacon

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A simple, hearty, satisfying beef stew generously brimming with mushrooms and crisp bacon is the stuff on which dreams are made when the skies turn grey, the leaves turn crayon-coloured, and the weather turns cooler. There is something soul-satisfying about walking from the crisp outdoor air into a warm house filled with the enticing aroma…

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The Ultimate Queso Blanco Dip

The Ultimate Queso Blanco Dip from #IAmDeliAmerican #Client

This conversation was sponsored by Land O Lakes Deli American, but all opinions and recipes remain, as always, my own! When I think back to my childhood, I find that the majority of my memories are of or surround meals, the preparation of dishes, procurement of snacks, or some other variation on the theme of…

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Silk Anna Kournikova {Skinny White Russian Cocktail}

Silk Anna Kournikova - Skinny White Russian Cocktail using Silk Almondmilk #sponsored

I am the sole non-fan in a household full of football maniacs. I mean, they just plain love football in general. They will pick a team in any match up and cheer, yodel, and holler themselves hoarse through the entire game. Me? I’m a big lover of finger foods and tailgating recipes, so I find…

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Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte Recipe {real pumpkin}

Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte made with real pumpkin |

This classic post was originally published in September of 2013. It’s officially the first day of fall, so you KNOW you tea drinkers need to get in on the pumpkin spice latte train. Oh, and my kids are no longer sick. Hooray for the passage of time. Four out of five of my kids are…

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Slow-Cooker Italian Pork

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This post is the first in a series about my upcoming trip to the Tuscan countryside and Vinci, Italy; the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci and home of DaVinci Wine. The trip is sponsored by DaVinci Wine as part of their Storyteller Experience, but all opinions and recipes are -as always- my own. I think…

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Boiled Cider (Apple Molasses)

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I am a magician. You see that wine bottle? I fit two whole gallons of apple cider into it. Really. Okay, I boiled the cider down until it fit, and I didn’t have to work hard to do it. Yes, it took nearly six hours, but I didn’t stir it and wasn’t even in the…

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Carne Asada Tacos {Grilled Beef Tacos}

Carne Asada Tacos {Grilled Beef Tacos} from

I know Taco Tuesday is a thing, and I love, love, love both tacos and alliterations, but I have a real issue with Taco Tuesday. I eat tacos far too often to feel like Taco TUESDAYs can be thing. Don’t place limits on my taco consumption, internet. Just don’t do it. All tacos all the…

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Easy Bacon Pea Salad

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Salad and I are like *THIS*. That probably comes at no surprise at this point. What you may not know, though, is that I have an especially soft spot for marinated salads. You know which ones I mean… The ones that fill bowl after bowl at late spring and summer parties. The ones in oil…

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