Crispy Quesadilla Pie for a Stress Free Cinco de Mayo

by sandi

We may not be Mexican but we live in the southwest and Mexican food is one of our favorite foods. You can pretty much put anything in a tortilla and call it a burrito, and don’t think I haven’t. I am always trying new things with the same old food I create. With a family

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Margarita Tart

by sandi

This lusciously creamy tart has an extra kick . . . tequila! With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner I thought it would be fun to create this special dessert. My husband who isn’t a fan of margaritas (hard to imagine I know) loves this pie. This pretzel crust adds the right amount of

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Salisbury Steak Dinner

by sandi

Of all the simple pleasures in life a homemade dinner is one of them. One of my favorite family dinner meals is salisbury steak, mashed potato and corn. Canned corn that is. Yes, I could enjoy this meal with any kind of corn but my favorite and most simple is canned. I am a child

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Rotisserie Chicken Creamy Pot Pie

by sandi

I love when I can take a shortcut on preparing a meal that doesn’t compromise the integrity of a dish by adding preservatives and additives, rotisserie chicken is one of those things for me. Rotisserie chickens are a great value and are simply roasted chicken, at least the one I buy is. Rotisserie chicken is

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Individual Trifles for Teacher Appreciation

by sandi

Two, four, six, eight, who do we appreciate? Teachers! Teachers are amazing, they are people who put their time and heart on the line to care for other people’s children. They make a difference in the future. I’m not just saying this because I am a teacher myself, or because some of my best friends

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Salted Caramel Brownies

by sandi

These brownies are going to make your mouth happy. They are some of the richest and most decadent brownies you will ever eat. The best thing about them is they are super simple and require a bowl and spoon to make! No need to pull out the mixer for this recipe. You can make this

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Salted Caramel Sauce

by sandi

I was recently on vacation in San Francisco. The weather was terrible while we were there but the food was awesome. Everywhere we went seemed to have a salted caramel item on their dessert menu. I left there with a serious desire to create some things with salted caramel. First step was to make salted

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Rose Water Lemonade

by sandi

Food is such an important part of my life that when we decided to adopt a son from Ethiopia we thought it would be a good idea to try out the cuisine. Most everything on the menu was not something I was familiar with so there were lots of new things to try. One item

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Crock Pot Ham and White Bean Soup with Olive Oil Pizza Crust

by sandi

Last week we had a cold spell out here in Phoenix and I decided to make some soup. Since I had a ham bone in the fridge from our Easter ham I thought I should use that. I love bean soups and will generally make up a batch of ham and white bean soup or

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Mini Peanut Butter Cup Shortbread Cookies

by sandi

This is one of those If You Give a Mouse a Cookie type of things. Once I had the Nutella Shortbread Chocolate Chip cookies I had to try more things. I had just bought some Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in the clearance section of Target and they were sitting on my counter staring at

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