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Ancho Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Slaw and Avocado Cream

Originally published Feb. 11, 2015. Photos updated 7/18/2017. Chicken tacos are spiced with ancho chile powder and topped with cilantro slaw and avocado cream. This delicious meal is ready in under 30 minutes! We're finally getting settled into our new apartment, and getting into a routine. I have finally started meal-planning again. Even though I'm …

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Small-Batch Vanilla-Plum Preserves {no canning required} and a giveaway

Plums contain lots of natural pectin, so making preserves is easy! Vanilla-plum preserves make a delicious topping for your breakfast!  I first heard about these vanilla-spiced plum preserves YEARS ago in an issue of Food Network Magazine. I saved the recipe, and have been dying to make it ever since. That said, I'm a little intimidated by canning. And …

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Pumpkin Butter

I got this recipe from a fellow member of a pet-related message board on which I post. This is so simple to make and so amazingly tasty. The batch below will yield about four cups of pumpkin butter.  It should be stored refrigerated for up to 6 weeks, but it can also be frozen for …

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Taco Tuesday!

It's Taco Tuesday! I like my tacos simple: seasoned ground beef, shredded lettuce, diced tomato, hot taco sauce (or jarred salsa), Mexican blend of cheese, and sour cream on a soft tortilla. I made tacos about 2 months ago. I decided not to buy the taco kit, and instead bought the meat, tortillas, and salsa …

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