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delicious spicy queso blanco
Appetizers, Dips and Salsas, Father's Day, Fewer Than 6 Ingredients, Game Day, Gluten Free, Mexican Cuisine

Delicious Spicy Queso Blanco

I love this delicious spicy queso blanco, adapted from 40 Aprons. It’s quick to make and has such great flavor. And you can adjust the ingredients to your own taste! The first time I made it, I found it too hot (Mr. Key Lime loved the spice!). But for me, it was a bit too […]

Appetizers, Dips and Salsas, Fall & Winter Holidays, Game Day, Lunch & Dinner, Oil Free Recipes, Southern US Cuisine

Black Eyed Pea Dip with Lime Avocado Topping

I love the flavors in this black-eyed pea dip (which really resembles more of a salsa). I especially like the tanginess of the green olives and lime juice. The dish is so refreshing and satisfying! I like to serve mine with avocados tossed in lime juice, then topped with cracked pepper. You can either mix […]

Appetizers, Dips and Salsas, Game Day, Mexican Cuisine, New Year's Eve, Oil Free Recipes

Fresh Homemade Tomato Salsa

Nothing is better with chips or a Mexican meal than fresh homemade tomato salsa! And salsa recipes are perfect for adjusting the ingredients to meet your own taste. Make this salsa ahead of time for taking to potlucks, picnics, cookouts or any get-togethers. Keep it on hand for celebrations, too. With New Year’s Eve, Mardi […]

Breakfast, Drinks, Fall & Winter Holidays

Vegan Hot Cocoa Mix

This vegan hot cocoa mix is one of the reasons I love switching from processed store bought foods to homemade versions. For your kids or yourself, it’s nice to know exactly what ingredients go into something, to choose those ingredients yourself, and to feel secure that your family isn’t eating anything unhealthy. Often, we fall […]

Desserts, Fall & Winter Holidays, German Cuisine, New Year's Eve, Oven Dishes

Vanilla Crescent Kipferl Cookies (Vanillekipferl)

Vanillekipferl, or vanilla crescent kipferl cookies, are a popular Christmas cookie in Germany, Austria, and many other European countries. They have a flavor very close to a butter cookie or shortbread, with the addition of ground almonds and vanilla sugar. A good dusting with confectioners’ and vanilla sugar sweetens the taste even more. Not only […]

Drinks, Fall & Winter Holidays, Gluten Free, Indian Cuisine, Spice Mixes

Chai Latte Spice Mix

This winter, use chai latte spice mix to make a warm, satisfying drink you’ll want every night. Add a little bit of richness to a hot chai tea with the addition of almond milk or coconut milk and maple syrup. You can adjust the amount of chai spice mix, plant based milk and maple syrup […]