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Master the Mango

Much of my South Floridian audience has something to say about mangos. Many of us have at least one mango tree ...
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Baked Apple Chimichanga Recipe

How can you use all those apples? Our Crockpot Homemade Applesauce is just as incredible as this my Baked Apple ...
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Crockpot Applesauce

Crockpot applesauce. Just the thought of it gets me sniffing around for that aroma. Making homemade applesauce is tradition for ...
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Mummy Hot Dogs for Halloween

Make Mummy Hot Dogs for Halloween for a spooky meal! It’s a fun cooking with kids activity that will produce ...
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DIY Microwave Popcorn

Make DIY Microwave Popcorn with the kids! It’s delicious and far healthier than the store microwave popcorn bags! There have ...
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Spinach Salad with Homemade Peach Punch Dressing

A nice big salad is a great option for lunch or even dinner! My standard green is spinach. I love ...
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Red Quinoa Salad with Black Beans, Corn & Avocado

This quinoa salad is easy to put together and is so hearty in nutrients that it makes a great filling meal. ...
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Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip S’Mores

No need for a campfire or even a fire for that matter. These Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip S’Mores will ...
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Chef Marcus Samuelsson of the Macys Culinary Council

The Macy’s Culinary Council held an event at Dadeland Mall in Miami where well-known Chef Marcus Samuelsson showcased his skills and ...
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Caprese Pasta Salad Recipe

A bowl of fresh tomatoes, basil from the garden and a box of pasta and you have most of the ...
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Herb Guide to Cooking

Herb Guide to Cooking Many of us have started an herb garden in the hopes of at least harvesting one ...
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Grape Bread Recipe with Currants & Nuts

  I made this loaf on a whim. My girls love grapes. I think it might even be there favorite ...
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Top Kitchen Tools for Healthy Eating

Eating healthier is surely on the minds of everyone nowadays. Diets have changed drastically over the last couple of decades. ...
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Where Are the Best Grocery Deals

From big box stores, to grocery stores to local markets, where are the best grocery deals for families? Maximizing grocery ...
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Hormel Gathering Dips Review – An Easy Entertaining Idea

Last weekend we headed over to a last minute get together at the home of our good friends with anther ...
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Don’t Toss the Bananas, It’s My Kitchen Shortcut!

Moms need kitchen shortcuts to save them time and energy. We’ve found a kitchen shortcut – in a way – ...
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Best Super Bowl Dips & More

Over the years I’ve shared loads of dishes that are great for Super Bowl Sunday! Here are my favorite 6 ...
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Brussel Sprouts with Bacon Recipe

Brussel Sprouts with Bacon Recipe I recently made a Brussel Spouts with Bacon side dish that came out delicious and ...
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Santa Truffles Recipe

Santa truffles, why yes! We make dozens of Christmas cookies in this house. My husband has his favorites, as do ...
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How to Use Leftover Ham or Turkey

You spent hours at the table devouring every last bite of turkey and ham. The meats were delicious and the ...
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Pepperoni Dip Recipe

An easy dip recipe for football season, get-togethers or any type of informal gathering is essential.  You’ll want to pull ...
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Halloween Ghost Cupcake Recipe for Kids

Ready for a SIMPLE Halloween cupcake? Yes, Halloween cupcake ideas are everywhere. They are all so cute and often fun to ...
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Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Recipe

Are you a whoppie pie lover? A whoppie pie is a deliciously, sinful treat. Typically two cake-like cookies are sandwiched ...
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Bonefish Grill’s #TripleBangDare: Secret Handshake Might Win Us Shrimp

It’s Football Sunday so we’ve got a Triple Bang Dare to take on today! Throughout football season Bonefish Grill is challenging ...
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Halloween Dessert: Eyeball Cookie Pops Recipe

Receive the Smarty Pants Mama Newsletter for more FREE recipes, travel tips and home experiences! Spooky! This Eyeball Cookie Pops ...
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Cubans Don’t Know Tacos & Other Misconceptions in Hispanic Food

One of the most important components of culture is food. When we think of Italians, we think of pizza and ...