Simple & Delicious Homemade Salsa

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You will Stop buying the jar stuff once you taste this homemade salsa. Simple and delicious: Chop 5-6 Roma tomatoes,1 small onion and 1/2 cup fresh Cilantro. Mince 2 seeded Serrano or Jalapeno peppers and 1 clove of garlic. Add 2 Tbsp. Freshly squeezed lime juice and salt and pepper to taste. Put everything in a bowl. That’s pretty much it. I’d suggest you let it sit for at least an hour, but preferably over night. The longer the better, as the flavors get a chance to permeate over time.

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Parmesan-Truffle Popcorn

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Kettle Popcorn

Parmesan-Truffle Popcorn is a quick and easy snack for your party guest, it’s not difficult to see why. This savory seasoning blends earthy, buttery and cheesy flavors for the perfect party treat.

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In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter. Remove from heat and stir in truffle oil. Drizzle mixture over popcorn, then sprinkle the Parmesan cheese and toss to coat. Another Flavor Option: Try adding smoked paprika powder instead of truffle oil, to create a smoky and spicy popcorn snack.


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10 Touchdown-Worthy Recipes For Your Super Bowl Party.

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Are you thinking about planning a party to see the Seattle Seahawks face off Denver Broncos?  Whoever you’re rooting for, there’s one thing football and non football fans can agree, the food is one of the best parts of Super Bowl Sunday. I’ve complied a list of 10 Touchdown-Worthy Recipes you and your guest will love. Take a look.


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Baked Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

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Baked! A new spin on the favorite mozzarella cheese stick appetizer by thegunnysack. These delicious cheese sticks are made with panko, Italian bread crumbs and served with warm marinara or pizza sauce. Did you know Mozzarella cheese contains a small amount of lactose? This offers a friendly option for those who are lactose intolerant.

1 package string cheese
1 cup panko
1 cup Italian bread crumbs
1 cup flour
2 eggs
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons butter
marinara or pizza sauce

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12 Days of Delicious: Home Cooked For The Holidays

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12 Home Cooked Holiday Recipies

Impress your guests this holiday with these home cooked and delicious holiday delights.

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4.Easy Cranberry Relish

In this fresh, fruity and uncooked relish, cranberries are coarsely chopped in the bowl of a food processor with honey and orange juice. The abundantly sweet and tart flavors, perfect for a topping unlike any you may have tasted before.

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It’s the classic fruity sangria taste, along with some underlying spice which makes it just perfect for the fall holidays. Garnish with fresh cranberries and apples.

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1. Spicy Pumpkin Hummus

This tasty Spicy Pumpkin Hummus is sure to be a hit this fall, with the perfect hint of spice to give your taste buds a kick, but feel free to add more cayenne pepper if you want it even spicier; as with any hummus recipe, the ingredients can be adjusted until you get the flavor you like!



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Spicy Pumpkin Hummus

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This tasty Spicy Pumpkin Hummus is sure to be a hit this fall, with the perfect hint of spice to give your taste buds a kick, but feel free to add more cayenne pepper if you want it even spicier; as with any hummus recipe, the ingredients can be adjusted until you get the flavor you like!

spicy pumpkin hummus

Makes about 2 ½ cups of hummus


1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

3 garlic cloves, minced

3 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons water

3 tablespoons tahini

1/2 cup canned pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)

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1 teaspoon cumin

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or to taste

3 tablespoons olive oil


Place chickpeas, garlic cloves, lemon juice, water, and tahini in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add pumpkin and seasonings and blend until well incorporated. With the motor running, drizzle in olive oil until blended.

Taste, and adjust any seasonings to your taste (I added a bit more lemon juice, salt, and cayenne).

Optional Crackers to Serve with the Hummus:

Flour tortillas

Cooking spray

Garam masala, cumin, salt

Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut desired amount of tortillas into chip-sized triangles. Lay in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment or foil. Spray with cooking spray and sprinkle the tops with the seasonings. Bake until crispy, 6 to 8 minutes.

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