Tropical Quinoa Fruit Salad

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This Tropical Quinoa Fruit Salad screams Summer and it's packed with kiwi, mango, pineapple, and toasted coconut. The dressing I chose for this salad is a honey lime dressing and I was debating on using poppy seed dressing. Poppy seed dressing is one of my favorites and goes on everything but this honey lime dressing is perfect. The dressing has 2 tablespoons of honey, the zest of 1 lime, and the juice of one lime. That it is. This tropical quinoa fruit salad will be on your dinner table in no ...

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Cake Batter Mudslides

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  My team is in the NHL playoffs and they aren't doing so great. :( If they don't win tonight they're done. In case you're wondering who my favorite hockey team it's the Minnesota Wild.  I've been a hockey fan ever since I was little. My brother would play and they would drag me to all of his hockey games.  In college, I was all about my UND team and would follow the players very closely. Now those players have all moved on and are pro. On Friday night we were watching the Wild pl ...

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Beef Stir Fry

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This weekend went by super fast. There was so much going on and it was the very first time I had ever been to a bridal shower where the future bride and groom were both present. This must be a new thing? Back when I got married the bride was the only one at the bridal shower.  The food was super good. I'm often asked what I like to take pictures of and when I tell people, I just say things that don't move and sit still! Just look at these meat and cheese trays! Everything was super ...

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Chocolate Cherry Smoothie Breakfast Bowl

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Have you noticed all the raves about breakfast bowls lately? There's this account I've been following called the Wholesome Bowl on Instagram and she just makes the most gorgeous looking breakfast bowls I've ever seen. I'm finally breaking down and giving them a try. I have been trying to figure out Instagram, and I still have no clue what I'm doing on there yet. I have a whopping 24 followers! If you want to follow me go for it. Leave a comment on one of the pictures and I'll follow you back.   ...

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Garlic Parmesan Fries

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I am loving this new 40 mm lens of mine. Just look at how close it gets to the parmesan cheese on top of these fries! It's like magic and makes me want to dive into a pile of fries. That lens was a very good investment and it's pretty much the only lens that I use for my food pictures with now. These fries are baked in the oven and not fried. That makes them easy to dive into a pile of fries, because they are healthy fries. Imagine diving into a pile of grease, that would be bad. I ...

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Strawberry and Mango Salsa for Cinco de Mayo

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Next week is Cinco de Mayo already. I remember at my old job, we would always have a salsa contest on that day. People could bring in their own homemade salsas for taste testing and everybody who tried it could vote on their favorites. I never won that contest at all, and it was always same guy winning with his salsa every year. Every year. He would bring the same one  every time. Well, I bet this Strawberry and Mango salsa would blow his recipe out of the water. That is if I still worked ...

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Cinnamon French Toast Sticks

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Back when I worked at the dining center as a prep cook, I learned how to make some really good French toast.  The dining center was my job back when I was in college and I'd do everything. From serving, to working the grill, and to helping the cooks prepare the meals for the next day. That job was pretty awesome and fun, and I met a lot of cool people there. This grill was so huge, I'd be flipping like 50 pieces of French toast at a time. What makes a good French Toast? The key is in the ...

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Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

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Do you think I post enough bacon recipes on this blog? Nope. There can never be too many bacon recipes. Oh, and sorry about the amount of chicken recipes I've been posting lately too. Had some chicken left over from those kabobs that I made earlier this week and had to get rid of it somehow. Bacon + Chicken is always a win. These are really fun to make too. Wrap some bacon around some chicken bites. Poke a tooth pick in the middle so the bacon stays in its place.  Not the whole slice of ...

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