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Easy Classic Popcorn Balls

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It’s a childhood favorite! These Christmas inspired Easy Classic Popcorn Balls are a super fun treat to make for the holidays!

It's a childhood favorite! These Christmas inspired Easy Classic Popcorn Balls are a super fun treat to make for the holidays!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!! Bring on the Christmas music, lights, decorations, sweets, and especially the traditions. These Easy Classic Popcorn Balls are one of my favorite Christmas treats that I’m so excited to share with my girls.

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Mexican Street Corn Salad

This Mexican Street Corn Salad turns the classic Mexican street food into a delicious and easy to make side dish!

This Mexican Street Corn Salad turns the classic Mexican street food into a delicious and easy to make side dish!

Friends, meet my new FFS… No, not FF Sake. Favorite Freakin’ Salad: Mexican Street Corn Salad. Mexican Street Corn Salad, meet your new friends. Colorful. Flavorful. Fresh. What else could you ask for in a salad?

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Grilled Corn and Pepper Salad

Summer to me means “Put it all on the grill”, like some corn and peppers to make this fresh colorful Grilled Corn and Pepper Salad!

Summer to me means "put it all on the grill", like some corn and peppers to make this fresh colorful Grilled Corn and Pepper Salad!Summer is in full swing in Oregon!  Which means it’s the time of year that our grill trains all winter for.  All those nights that my husband puts on his rain gear or winter coat and dutifully grills up some Mediterranean Grilled Chicken or some Balsamic Shiitake Mushroom Steaks is just winter training because a little rain or even snow can’t stop his love for his grill and grilled dinners.  Then once summer hits, ohhh sweet sweet summer is when we grill everything.  All the meats. All the veggies. All the fruit!  Everything. And the fresh corn and peppers for this Grilled Corn and Pepper Salad are no exception! 

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Avocado Corn Salsa

Avocado Corn Salsa: Healthy, flavorful, fresh, bright, vegan, gluten free, paleo, and nut free. The perfect crowd pleasing party snack!

Avocado Corn Salsa: Healthy, flavorful, fresh, bright, vegan, gluten free, paleo, and nut free. The perfect crowd pleasing party snack!Do you have a go-to, have-to-make, your-friends-just-always-expect-it, kind of a dish?  Well, if you don’t, once you make this salsa and share it with your friends and family, you will.  That’s what Avocado Corn Salsa is in our house.  It’s a favorite. It’s a staple.  It’s the one thing that is on every party and BBQ menu. Then there’s the best part: It’s ok for every special diet.  It’s vegan, it’s paleo, it’s nut free, and it’s gluten free.  And most importantly, it’s freakin’ tasty.

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Corn Tortillas and Chips

Skip the store bought. You can make your OWN Corn Tortillas and Chips From Scratch with just 3 ingredients at home!Skip the store bought. You can make your OWN Corn Tortillas and Chips From Scratch with just 3 ingredients at home!

My husband is a taco fiend. And by fiend I mean he will happily eat tacos every single day of the week.  He said that to me and thinking he was being hyperbolic, one Sunday I made a ton of flour tortillas and then made him tacos for dinner every single night for the next 6 straight days. And by day 7, he was sad we were out of tortillas.  I repeat: Fiend.

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Spaghetti Squash and Black Bean Corn Salsa

 

Trick your senses by switching out the pasta for spaghetti squash! Then top it with this super fresh, healthy, summery salsa!It was a vegan and gluten free kind of a dinner at our house yesterday.  Mainly because the vegan / gluten free bachelorette party dinner I was supposed to make was thwarted by a weekend trip to the ICU for Nigel.  So since I had all of the food I’d bought for that party and I didn’t feel like going to the store, I made it for us for dinner instead.  This is soooo good that we didn’t miss animal products or gluten at all.  My very carnivorous / gluten loving husband even said, “I will happily eat this a lot.”  Win!Trick your senses by switching out the pasta for spaghetti squash! Then top it with this super fresh, healthy, summery salsa!The salsa itself, super easy.  Beans, corn, cilantro, jalapeno, sweet mini peppers, cherry tomatoes, onion, cumin, salt, and lime juice mixed in a bowl.  Easy.Trick your senses by switching out the pasta for spaghetti squash! Then top it with this super fresh, healthy, summery salsa!And so colorful!Trick your senses by switching out the pasta for spaghetti squash! Then top it with this super fresh, healthy, summery salsa!

Then after a spaghetti squash is cleaned and roasted, we had our selves a couple of super hearty plates!
IMG_3137Nigel and Dan were both super happy to be home.Trick your senses by switching out the pasta for spaghetti squash! Then top it with this super fresh, healthy, summery salsa!And so we ended the stressful crazy weekend with a super delicious and super healthy meal.  This will definitely be on our staple list as it’ll be sooo good in some homemade flour tortillas or tortilla chips!

 

 

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Spaghetti Squash with Black Bean Corn Salsa

Ingredients

  • 2 ears corn grilled or 1 1/2 cups of frozen / canned corn
  • 1 1/2 cups of black beans dried then cooked or 1 15 oz can- rinsed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes quartered
  • ½ red onion chopped
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped
  • 3-5 sweet mini peppers chopped
  • 1 jalapeno chopped
  • 1 lime juiced
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • Olive oil

Instructions

  • Pre heat oven to 400º.
  • Slice spaghetti squash in half, clean out seeds, and then brush the sides with olive oil. Place squash open side down on roasting tray and then cook for 40 minutes.
  • While squash cooks, clean kernels off of grilled corn and mix corn, beans, tomatoes, onion, pepper, and jalapeno in a bowl. Add cilantro, cumin, and pepper and mix. Add salt and squeeze lime juice on top of salt and then mix together.
  • When squash is finished, with a fork fluff the inside of the squash and then spoon it out on to a plate. Top the squash with the salsa and serve!

Cornell Chicken

Sometimes called Fireman’s BBQ Sauce, this Cornell Chicken is a salty, tangy grilled chicken made with a super easy marinade!

Cornell Chicken

A few years ago for Christmas, my mother-in-law Gail gave her four boys this amazing recipe book filled with all of the recipes of their childhood. Breads, desserts, salads, and sauces, it’s chocked full of all of the boys favorites that Gail made them and that they ended up learning to make themselves. One of Dan’s favorites is one of our family favorites: Cornell Chicken. 

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Fresh Spinach Guacamole

This Fresh Spinach Guacamole takes the classic dip and makes it even healthier by adding some fresh spinach while keeping the classic guacamole flavors!

This Fresh Spinach Guacamole takes the classic dip and makes it even healthier by adding some fresh spinach while keeping the classic guacamole flavors!

Get your party hats, champagne flutes, and 2020 glasses ready, friends! We’re headed into the new decade and I have just the appetizer you need for your NYE celebrations. This Fresh Spinach Guacamole is everything you love about guacamole but with even more nutrition with a ton of added fresh spinach!

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