Food

The BEST Strawberry Pie

The best recipes often come to you as family hand-me-downs and this one is no exception. It’s my mom’s strawberry pie recipe that she’s been making all my life. I don’t know exactly where it came from, but she’s passed it on to me and now I am passing it on to you! I almost always try to make a home made pie crust with my pies – people comment all the time about how […]

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Food

Easy Restaurant Style Salsa

I do not like salsa from a jar and believe me, I’ve tried several different kinds and pretty much find it inedible. Fresh, restaurant style salsa is where it’s at and it’s taken me several years to perfect my own recipe, which I modeled after my favorite Mexican restaurant Los Bravos. Making your own is so easy and can easily be adapted to taste. Here are the ingredients you will need: 1 Can of Fire […]

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Food

Easy Cheesy Mexican Skillet Rice

I think I could eat Mexican food every night of the week. Tacos, burritos, chimichangas, chips, salsa, queso…need I go on? I also love the Mexican rice that goes along with these dishes in the more traditional Mexican restaurants, so when we have a taco night at home, I usually try to make a version of it myself. After trying several similar recipes I found on Pinterest, I just wasn’t all that satisfied with the […]

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Food

Fresh & Easy Pasta Sauce

Growing up, my mom used to make this sauce with fresh garden tomatoes and serve it over pasta. It’s so easy, delicious and fresh – you’ll want to drink it right out of the blender. I used fresh tomatoes that I got from the grocery store and those worked well too. This hasn’t been tested with canned tomatoes, so if you try it that way, let me know if it works for you! What you’ll […]

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Food, Travel

Mexican Restaurants from Coast to Coast

If you know me very well at all, you know I love to travel and could eat some form of Mexican food every day. Whether I’m eating something locally or eating out on vacation, I look for more unique places vs. high end establishments and chains. However, I won’t turn down Qdoba or Chipolte (but I’ll most definitely pass on Moe’s.) Any time I see friends eating in cities that have delicious Mexican restaurants I’ve […]

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