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Mar 22, 2020

Red Beans and Rice with Smoked Ham or Turkey Recipe (Plus Vegetarian Option!)

This simple red beans and rice can be made with ham or smoked turkey leg. It uses fridge and pantry staples and is so hearty and absolutely delicious! See recipe notes for vegetarian option!


Red Beans and Rice with Smoked Ham or Turkey



This simple homemade red beans and rice can be made with ham or smoked turkey. It uses fridge and pantry staples like bell pepper, fresh tomatoes, spices, broth and canned beans and is so hearty and absolutely delicious! Great for meal planning and budget friendly!


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Mar 8, 2020

Easy Pink Cherry Fluff Salad Recipe

This delicious dessert salad is great for parties, holidays and potlucks! It will bring you back to your childhood and gets it's flavor from cherry pie filling, crushed pineapple and pecans! 


Easy Pink Cherry Fluff Salad



This super easy and delicious dessert fluff salad is great for parties, holidays and potlucks! It will bring you back to your childhood and gets it's flavor from cherry pie filling, crushed pineapple and pecans! Just like Grandma used to make and ready in minutes!


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Feb 10, 2020

Shrimp Parmesan Orzo with Spinach and Bell Pepper Recipe

This simple and tasty shrimp and orzo lunch or dinner idea is packed full of delicious vegetables! It's ready in less than 30 minutes and you can omit the shrimp to make it completely meatless!


Shrimp Parmesan Orzo with Spinach and Bell Pepper



This simple and tasty lunch or dinner idea is packed full of delicious vegetables, fresh basil, garlic and lemon pepper along with the shrimp, orzo, parmesan cheese, bell pepper and spinach! It's ready in less than 30 minutes and you can omit the shrimp to make it completely meatless!


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Jan 19, 2020

Caramel Banana Bread Pudding Recipe

This heavenly dessert is such a great way to use ripe bananas and day old Hawaiian buns! Drizzle caramel sauce over the top for an easy and decadent dessert for any occasion!


Caramel Banana Bread Pudding



This heavenly dessert is such a great way to use ripe bananas and day old Hawaiian buns! Drizzle caramel sauce over the top for an easy and decadent dessert for any occasion! Double the recipe for a bigger crowd! Great for breakfast or brunch too!



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The BEST Places to Eat and Drink in New Orleans, Louisiana

The BEST Places to Eat and Drink in New Orleans, Louisiana! Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Drinks!


The BEST Places to Eat and Drink in New Orleans, Louisiana! Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Drinks! Look no further for some great NOLA restaurants!


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My sister's and I got to go on our dream trip to New Orleans in February!

We knew it was going to be an amazing foodie trip and had a whole list of restaurants to try before we left!

In addition to our list, we tried suggestions from locals and places we happened to stumble upon.

I hope you enjoy the places we tried!

Dec 1, 2019

Parmesan Dill Garlic Bread Recipe

This delicious garlic bread is such a great addition to any meal. The grated parmesan cheese and fresh dill adds a unique pop of flavor to the french bread slices! Easy and ready in less than 15 minutes!


Parmesan Dill Garlic Bread



This delicious garlic bread is such a great addition to any meal. The grated parmesan cheese and fresh dill adds a unique pop of flavor to the buttery french bread slices! Easy and ready in less than 15 minutes!


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Nov 17, 2019

French Butter Sugar Cookies Recipe

These delicious, buttery cookies are crunchy and perfectly sweet! Great for Christmas cookie exchanges, lunch boxes, snack and parties! Also tasty with buttercream frosting and sprinkles on top!


French Butter Sugar Cookies



These delicious, buttery cookies are crunchy and perfectly sweet! Great for Christmas cookie exchanges, lunch boxes, snack and parties! Also tasty with buttercream frosting and sprinkles on top!



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