Meatloaf Cupcakes

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Have you noticed the cupcake craze lately? I've seen lasagna cupcakes, taco cupcakes, mac and cheese cupcakes, etc.... I like the idea of that, actually. It's a nice serving size for someone like me, who always takes way too much food. Yep, I'm one of those people. You basically can take your favorite meat loaf recipe and mashed potato recipe and combine them to make a mini meatloaf cupcake. I used the recipe from Skinny Taste for the meatloaf part and thought it was very clever adding a ...

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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Pumpkin fluff frosting

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The Fall season is almost here, and that's my favorite of all seasons.:)  It really felt like Fall today with a high of only 69 and there was a light cool breeze with rain. I've been craving something with pumpkin a lot lately and thought of pumpkin "fluff." You take a can of pumpkin, a box of instant vanilla pudding mix, a 1/4 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice and mix that together. Fold in the cool whip, and it's delicious on it's own. It's even better as a frosting on top of some pumpkin ...

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Bubble Up Pizza

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You guys liked the bubble up enchiladas so much, that I decided to try the bubble up pizza version of it. I've seen it pinned so many times now, that the enchilada version has become my most popular post on my blog. Yay, thank you to everybody for making that post such a success! The pizza version is just as good and easy as the enchilada version. I do however, like the enchilada version, best so far. Always keep a can of biscuits in your fridge and you can pull together a week night meal as ...

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Zenith Salsa

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This is quite possibly the best salsa ever. My brother and I would request a jar of it, every time from my Aunt.  At my bridal shower, my aunt finally  gave me the recipe and I was so happy. I made a batch of it today, and it tasted like I remembered it, way back when I was a kid. Most of  the time when I make salsa, I was trying to just throw together my version of it and not really going by a recipe. Half of the time, I would not be happy with the results. Maybe it was because, I didn't use ...

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Enchilada Lasagna


I never knew how easy it was to make your own enchilada sauce. Alton Brown really nailed this one I think. It's better than the stuff you get in the can. From now on, I'll be making my own enchilada sauce. I found dried chipotle peppers in the produce section and not in the Ethnic aisle. Thought that was really weird.The peppers were with some spices, garlic, and shallots. You could probably use the canned chipotle peppers for this too. Just mince them up really fine. The dried peppers were ...

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Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickles

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I haven't done much canning yet this year. I think canning is a stupid name for it anyway. Why do they call it canning when you're putting all your produce in jars? Shouldn't it be called jarring? My tomatoes are still turning color and I get some every now and then that are ripe enough to pick. I don't really want to can just a little bit of tomatoes at time ya know? I'm kind of still confused about the whole process of canning. What if you want to make some pickles and put them in jars? ...

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Pork Chops with Cherry Couscous

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Pork Chops with Cherry Couscous is a dish where the flavors blend together very nicely. The lemon juice gives it a nice hint of freshness in the end. I loved the different textures and biting into the almonds and dried cherries. I'm a big fan of dried cherries. I pick up big bags of them all the time whenever I go to Sam's Club. Couscous is super easy to make too, and if you've never tried it before please do. At first, I thought that the there wouldn't be enough liquid (3/4 cup of water) to ...

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