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Homemade Ranch Dressing

Homemade Ranch Dressing

You know how some foods just taste better homemade?  A restaurant or store may have a great version, but if and when you have the time, homemade is even better.  When it came to ranch dressing for us though, the restaurant versions always seemed far better than anything at home.  Well, thanks to the 2020 quarantine, we finally had enough and aimed for perfecting homemade ranch dressing for ourselves once and for all. In this house we love ranch.  Ranch…

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Disney’s PCH Grill French Toast

Disney’s PCH Grill French Toast

2020 has been quite the year so far. With everyone needing a little inspirational touch of magic during the #stayhome movement Disney Parks stepped up to the plate. Not the baseball kind of plate, the dining kind of plate, which we all certainly love Disney for. They posted recipes of some of their park favorites during quarantine and we tried one! Just in time for an at-home Mother’s Day, here is Disney’s PCH Grill Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Banana French Toast….

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Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Foil Packets

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Foil Packets

Mild springtime weather has come to a screeching halt in our neck of the woods. Scorching hot temperatures outside, and sunshine forecast for days are all music to my ears. The perfect time has come for some good BBQ. Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Foil Packets are a simple way to put a full delicious meal on the table. As we are still in midst of the coronavirus quarantine, there are plenty of us doing much more home cooking than normal. And…

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Mix Your Own Taco Seasoning

Mix Your Own Taco Seasoning

Nearly ten years ago I was big into healthy and simple food swaps. These books were my lifeline back then. I was a pretty busy individual working full time, going to school full time, and I had a baby. Fair enough to call it three full time jobs. There wasn’t much time to commit to exercising so instead I was obsessed with quick healthy food swaps to counter my lack of exercising. One swap I ran across was prepackaged taco…

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Super Simple Crockpot Pulled Pork

Super Simple Crockpot Pulled Pork

This recipe is about as simple and common as it gets. I first found this recipe from a friend more than 10 years ago. It was so simple I remembered how to make it from the first time they told me. Been making it the same ever since. A friend of mine recently asked for some good and simple recipes, so here is my super simple crockpot pulled pork for, well, you know who you are. 🙂 The origins of…

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Trying Nerdy Nummies Recipes

Trying Nerdy Nummies Recipes

Watching Rosanna Pansino’s Nerdy Nummies YouTube channel has become a favorite pastime. Her thematic dress and set decor, humor, and aptitude for baking amazing themed treats is unparalleled. She brings true entertainment and inspiration to the realm of baking. While her videos are tutorials, I found myself hundreds of views deep over many years without having made any of her creations. So it was finally time for trying Nerdy Nummies recipes out. Let’s get started! This post will be more…

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Perfect Homemade Tzatziki Sauce

Perfect Homemade Tzatziki Sauce

You know that feeling when you want something so bad? When you work and work at it and nothing ever turns out right? The desire to give up comes and goes, but you know you just have to keep trying. Those feelings and more surrounded my search for a good tzatziki sauce. Well, at last, after many store bought fails and unsatisfying recipes online, I made up my own perfect homemade tzatziki sauce. As a military family we have our…

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Super Simple Korean Beef

Super Simple Korean Beef

Here’s another super simple staple from the JBS kitchen. Can’t tell you how often I make this recipe and have yet to post it. Super Simple Korean Beef was first tried as something a bit outside the box for a weeknight dinner, and immediately became a staple. Follow the recipe below for a super saucy, and super simple Korean beef recipe next time you’re in a rut for what to cook. Super Simple Korean Beef first came from a defeated…

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Greek Seasoned Chicken and Potatoes

Greek Seasoned Chicken and Potatoes

For most of my life I have loved Greek food. For as long as I can remember my aunt catered all our family gatherings from a local Greek bistro in my hometown. Maybe it’s the nostalgia, or the bright and fresh flavors, but Greek is certainly my favorite type of food. It wasn’t until recent years that I started to cook Greek-inspired dishes at home. Since then, Greek Pita Night has become a thing in our house similar to a…

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Bean Salsa AKA Cowboy Caviar

Bean Salsa AKA Cowboy Caviar

Coming to you today with another one of our super simple and delicious recipes. This is an easy side dish great for parties, appetizers, and is even an alternative to standard chips and salsa for taco night and more. If you’ve never heard of cowboy caviar or a quick bean salsa before, you have got to try this. Bean Salsa AKA Cowboy Caviar has become my go-to recipe to bring to potlucks or as an easy side dish when we…

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