Taco Chili and a Wholly Guacamole Giveaway

A Hearth Taco Chili Recipe from dineanddish.net

A tasty and hearty Taco Chili to help fuel your family at dinnertime. Thank you to my friends at Wholly Guacamole for sponsoring this post and giveaway.  During the colder months, our family tends to fall into a weekly routine of having certain foods on certain days. Taco Tuesday, Pizza Friday, Soup and Chili Thursday, etc. Somedays,…

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Entertaining on a Budget with Sam’s Club {KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway} CLOSED

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This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Rebecca Olson! Thanks to all for entering. As part of my 2012 focus word to “connect” more with others, I have decided to shoo away my Reluctant Entertainer and open up my home to others more often. Occasions big and small, I’m happier and my home is a…

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Sam’s Club Simply Delicious Meal Challenge {Recipe: Asian Style Pork Loin}

Asian Pork Loin

My fourth child… the cute yet drives me up the wall one…has made me hate grocery shopping. In fact, I pretty much can’t stand going out in public with her. She’s my fit thrower. My “I don’t want to be in a cart… I want to walk”, independent, opinionated, challenging, one. Love her dearly, but…

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Breakstone’s Holiday Showdown – The Recap

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I hope you’ve enjoyed my take on a holiday meal over the past few weeks.  I started off the Breakstone’s Holiday Showdown by sharing an appetizer of Creamy Pumpkin Soup Shooters. For the main dish, we enjoyed a savory salmon with a herb cream sauce. Our dessert was a tasty baked apple brulee. I enjoy…

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Being Irish {Recipe: St. Patrick’s Day Grasshopper Cocktails}

I’m not Irish, however I married a full-blown Irish man, so that makes me what they call “Irish by Marriage”. What I have found out, through my 11 years of marriage to an Irish man, is that once you are “in” with the Irish, your entire life starts to become very Irish. Green suddenly becomes…

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Spicy Sweet Potato Soup with Tabasco Original Red

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This post brought to you by TABASCO® Original Red. All opinions are 100% mine. Some of you really like things hot. I know my dad isn’t happy with the heat of something unless he has tears streaming down his face. His “hot” tolerance is off the charts. For most of us though, we may like…

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Menu Plan Monday

My husband is out of town all week this week on business. While he is enjoying all the fine dining New York establishments on his company’s dime, the kids and I are going to be attempting to have somewhat decent meals at home. My instinct is just to feed them cereal every night, but I…

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Le Menu

I spent some time last night browsing through recipes on Recipezaar, in my favorite cookbooks and through past issues of Food and Wine magazines. After much debate with my husband on how we wanted to cook it (grilled, broil, oven) and what kind of ingredients we wanted to use, this recipe from Recipezaar won the…

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