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Growing up, my family ate corned beef, cabbage, and homemade french fries every St. Paddy’s Day to honor my mother’s Irish heritage. I’ll be honest – it wasn’t my favorite meal as a kid and I was grateful I only had to eat it once a year. It wasn’t until I was pregnant with my […]

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A few years ago, my husband wanted to lose some weight and chose to do so by trying the fad-diet of that time – the Ketogenic diet (aka Keto).*  I wanted to support my husband’s health and weight management in the best way I knew how so I experimented with concocting numerous low carb recipes. […]

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Chips and salsa are good. Chips and guacamole are better. In my opinion, though, chips and queso are the superior snack and appetizer choice.  The problem, though, is that not all queso dips are created alike. Some are bland, some are watery, and some are darn right artificial (I’m looking at you, Velvetta!). The quest […]

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This may be one of many sangria recipes on my website, but it is the O.G. of all my sangria recipes! Inspired by traditional sangria recipes, like the one my Senora (Spanish-host mother) would make while I was studying abroad in Spain, but much simpler and with a personal twist – I replace brandy and […]

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As a Michigander, I’ve always been a fan of comfort food, in general, and chili, in particular. Even so, I didn’t eat much chicken chili until I became an adult. Let’s just say, once I discovered the familiar flavors of a red-based beef chili produced in the unfamiliar setting of a white-based chicken chili, I […]

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One of my favorite Christmas traditions is spending a week baking numerous types of cookies and bars to gift to friends, neighbors, and loved ones. Listening to Christmas classics while baking these festive sweet treats often reminds me of the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and familiar faces of my childhood. My Mexican Magic Bars are […]

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