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Roasted Vegetables for the Oven or Grill

Roasted vegetables make a tasty side dish that is perfect for many occasions.  Whether you choose to roast vegetables in your oven or in a grill pan on your grill you'll love the ease and versatility. You'll especially love them when you are planning a menu for a large gathering.   Do you need a make-ahead side dish? Roasted vegetables can even be prepared in advance because they are delicious either hot or at room temperature.  Oven Roasted or Grilled Vegetables This roasted vegetables recipe is my go-to combination of vegetables but seasonal additions are tasty, too.  I think you will enjoy how nicely the flavors meld together during the cooking process.  

The Best Guacamole

Guacamole season is here. Whether you are starting the season with a Cinco de Mayo celebration or a weekend taco bar with friends you will want to add this guacamole recipe to the menu. This recipe makes jump up and down delicious guacamole.  I kid you not!  The big flavor will really get your party rolling. How to Make Awesome Guacamole Just about every gathering at my house includes a bowl of this guacamole.  It is always a crowd-pleaser.  Leftovers never go to waste either.  Guacamole is a delicious addition to sandwiches, breakfast toast, scrambled eggs, and many dinner entrees.

Quick and Easy Homemade Spicy Salsa

Do you love salsa? This easy salsa recipe is for you. We've been on a Mexican flavors kick the past couple of weeks, so much so that we went to the same Mexican restaurant two weekends in a row.  You know the kind of restaurant.  It's where they bring a great big basket of warm tortilla chips and spicy salsa as soon as you sit down.  It's where you can get your margaritas either frozen or on the rocks, salt or no salt on the rim.  Just keep them coming!  There's something terribly addictive about those spicy, salty, limey flavors.  Oh, yes! How to Make Salsa at Home My Favorite Salsa Do you crave salsa and chips? Salsa helps satisfy my cravings for Mexican flavors.   Luckily I have a favorite salsa recipe that is quick and easy to make.  The ingredients are readily available.  You may alread

Easy No-Fuss Poached Eggs

Making poached eggs is one of the fastest and easiest ways to make eggs for breakfast. Today's post is part of a cooking basics and tips series. Just this week I saw two posts that showed unnecessarily complicated ways of making poached eggs. Complicated egg-making will only frustrate us.  Who needs frustration when making breakfast? No one does! Easy, No-Fuss Poached Eggs

Oven Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese

 In today's Parmesan Roasted Asparagus recipe we're taking the lowly asparagus and turning it into a side dish that is so easy and so delicious you're going to want to make it all the time. Parmesan Roasted Asparagus This Parmesan Roasted Asparagus side dish is one of the easiest vegetable dishes you can make. It takes just a minute or two to prepare, and a very short time to cook in your oven. It looks impressive and it tastes delicious. This spring vegetable makes a perfect side dish for your Easter menu but it is quick and easy enough for you to enjoy any day of the week.

Cinnamon Streusel Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Everyone needs a good coffee cake recipe.  This is mine.   This Sour Cream Streusel Coffee Cake is a quick and easy homemade coffee cake recipe for you to whip up in the morning to serve as a sweet addition to your breakfast or brunch.   Cinnamon Streusel Sour Cream Coffee Cake  (This post contains affiliate links) Traditional Streusel Coffee Cake (This post includes affiliate links) This recipe makes the traditional kind of cake I picture when I hear someone say, "coffee cake".

Authentic Spicy Italian Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers are a favorite dinner at my house and you will usually find them on our dinner menu once a week.   Having these Spicy Italian Stuffed Peppers all prepared, frozen, and ready for the oven is a time saver for those busy days we all have. Spicy Italian Stuffed Peppers (A Make-Ahead Meal) Spicy Stuffed Peppers Stuffed peppers lend themselves to batch prepping. Make a large batch of stuffed peppers for the freezer.  These spicy stuffed peppers with ground beef and Italian sausage are no exception. You'll have an easy and tasty weeknight dinner ready to go.  Our family's traditional Italian stuffed pepper recipe  is one I've written about before.  I love this stuffed pepper recipe because it sneaks squash and eggplant into the filling for all those picky vegetable eaters in the family.   I also love that the filling is prepared with both ground beef and sausage. This filling is similar to a meatloaf or meatball filling. It's delicious. Our ori