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Category: sides and small stuff

My Famous Blackened Spice Rub

My Famous Blackened Spice Rub

Homemade spice rubs are so easy to make and with a little inspiration from others or your own imagination, you will be on your way to some amazing meals after you make your own! I call this my famous blackened chicken spice rub because I 

Greek Yogurt and Avocado Dip

Greek Yogurt and Avocado Dip

This easy homemade Greek yogurt and avocado dip work perfectly together to make a creamy and delicious spread. It can be used for chips, veggies, french fries or even on top of chicken or as a dressing (if you thin it out a bit with 

Homemade Golden Milk Mix

Homemade Golden Milk Mix

Golden Milk spice blend is an extremely delicious and healthy way to boost your immune system. One of the great benefits of it is that it is full of anti-inflammatory properties. It is so delicious usually added to warm milk, coffee or tea and can 

Coconut Ramen Noodles

Coconut Ramen Noodles

Coconut ramen noodles are my favorite base for veggies and yummy homemade Asian Peanut sauce!  These taste so much better than rice in Asian dishes and they are so full of flavor thanks to the coconut milk! The ramen will only take 5-10 minutes from 

Basil Simple Syrup

Basil Simple Syrup

Basil Simple syrup is a wonderful addition of flavor to sweeten your iced tea, lemonade, cocktails and popsicle.  The fragrant basil adds a wonderful floral not to the simple syrup and makes a normally boring drink amazing!    

Amazing Homemade Pesto

Amazing Homemade Pesto

  Pesto is an amazing fresh and vibrant sauce that can be added to pasta, meat or used as a dip.  Traditionally pesto is made with pine nuts but this version uses almonds which I think tastes so much better. Add this recipe to your 

Healthy Homemade Mango Lassi

Healthy Homemade Mango Lassi

  Mango Lassi is an Indian drink that is made in the hot Indian summers and is a twist on the more traditional Lassi which is a plain sweetened yogurt drink.  This is such a healthy drink and it is very easy to make requiring 

Mixed Berry Preserves with Frozen Berries

Mixed Berry Preserves with Frozen Berries

Homemade Berry preserves is so simple to make and so good!  It requires very little effort and you can customize it like I did here with rosemary or your own additions.  With some fresh or frozen berries, you can have a homemade treat in an 

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

  Irish soda bread is a traditional Irish bread that was baked by the poorer class of people in Ireland using only basic ingredients and it was used to go along with their soups and stews.  It is a very easy bread to make and 

Mostly From Scratch Cuban Black Beans

Mostly From Scratch Cuban Black Beans

These are called mostly from scratch because we use canned black beans instead of dried but we give it a real flavor upgrade to taste like it came from a restaurant and have been cooking all day.  These are so delicious and so easy to