Fun Summertime Badminton Giveaway

Summertime Fun Giveaway by Sandy April 18, 2014

Summer is coming!  Actually it is already here in the Ol’ Southwest so, to have a little fun and beat the heat, we are joining with a group of fun bloggers to host some summertime giveaways.  First up is a terrific Badminton set that can easily be transported to the beach, family cabin or your […]

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Healthy and Easy Lazy Summer Salsa Recipe

Roasted Tomato Salsa Recipe by Sandy April 12, 2014

Who said Southwest recipes can’t be light and healthy or fit into a clean eating lifestyle?  My Lazy Summer Salsa is made from fresh, roasted tomatoes and jalapenos and makes a fast and easy sauce for grilled chicken or beef.  When you think about healthy, clean eating, you probably don’t think about Southwest food.  I […]

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Southwest Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

Southwest Shepherd's Pie by Sandy March 18, 2014

Turn the traditional Shepherd’s Pie into an everyday weeknight meal with the great Southwest taco flavor of tender ground beef and a kick of jalapenos. I had to laugh when I read my friend Barbara’s Shepherd’s Pie post on her Pressure Cooking Today website.  She said her husband’s response to her beautiful, potatoes piped on […]

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Taco Bar and Family Game Night

Family Game Night Taco Bar by Sandy March 12, 2014

Put some fun into your family dinner with a Game Night and Taco Bar.  Everyone has more fun when there is food involved so, spread out the taco “fixin’s” and start the par-tay! Pin It Thanks for stopping by today! I’m over at Kelli Miller’s today doing a guest post on Family Game Night dinners […]

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Mini Chocolate Pie Parfaits Recipe

Mini Chocolate Pie Parfaits Recipe by Sandy February 23, 2014

Sometimes you just need a fancy little dessert with all of the creamy, lusciousness of the Ultimate Classic Chocolate Pie wrapped up in a pretty package. My super-secret, needs two keys to access the code, Chocolate Pie Recipe is out of the pocket.  Until last month, I had never shared this recipe with another living […]

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The Classic Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe and a Love Story

Best Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe by Sandy February 14, 2014

This is simply the Ultimate Classic Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe.  It’s creamy and milk chocolate-y with a touch of crunch from the nutty graham cracker crust and a hint of cinnamon , the perfect chocolate dessert. This is  not your average chocolate pie.  This is a pie with a past, a pie with a story. […]

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The Ultimate Graham Cracker Pie Crust Recipe

Best Graham Cracker Crust Recipe by Sandy February 12, 2014

Not all graham cracker crusts are created equal.  My Southwest spin on the traditional pie crust has a nutty flavor from toasted pecans and a hint of Mexican cinnamon.  You will find yourself using it in all sorts of desserts or just eating it with a spoon. Trust me when I say this is the […]

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Mini Chocolate Cakes with Cherries on the Bottom

Mini Chocolate Cakes with Cherries on the Bottom by Sandy February 7, 2014

Enjoy these rich little chocolate cherry cakes while they are still warm from the oven.  They are just the right size to share… or not share, you decide I love plated desserts with their molded mousses and spun sugar, their perfectly placed puddles of fancy fruit sauces… but, not on Valentine’s Day.  To me, Valentine’s […]

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