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Tropical Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

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This flavorful fruit salsa is a fresh treat or appetizer to bring to your next barbecue or dessert night with friends. It comes together really fast if you use a chopper tool (aff. link) to make the salsa. For my gluten-free friends: be sure to use certified gluten-free corn tortillas to make your cinnamon chips and you are golden. Enjoy! Tropical Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips Fresh fruit salsa with homemade cinnamon sugar tortilla chips 1 cup strawberries (chopped small)2 large kiwifruit (chopped small)1 small mango (chopped small)1 navel orange (peeled and chopped)1/2 cup fresh pineapple (or 8 oz

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Sweet Coconut Red Lentil Dal

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Trying to mix things up one night during quarantine, I did some research on basic Indian dishes. I found a recipe for Red Lentil Dal and made do with the ingredients I had on hand. It may not be as authentic as possible, but it turned out SO GOOD! It was a great addition to Chicken Tikka Masala, and I rounded it out with a side of Curried Sweet Potatoes and Cauliflower (Aloo Gobi). Sweet Coconut Red Lentil Dal coconut, Indian spices and red lentils for a side or main dish 2 tablespoon olive oil1 cup yellow onion (chopped)2 garlic

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Sliced Cinnamon Apples

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There's something so delicious about adding cinnamon to sliced apples. We eat these as a side dish for breakfast or a game snack at night. It's like eating apple pie but without the crust, and sugar...and ice cream. So it's not like pie at all but it's a great way to eat a lot of apples. Enjoy! Sliced Cinnamon Apples healthy, sweet snack 6 large honeycrisp apples (sliced)1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Toss sliced apples with ground cinnamon and serve immediately. Any apple variety will do. Heavy Duty Apple Slicer

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BreakfastMain DishRecipes

Hearty Buttermilk Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

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This is dang good. My kids did a happy dance when I served this for breakfast last week. Hearty Buttermilk Biscuits and Sausage Gravy Homemade buttermilk drop biscuits smothered in sausage gravy Buttermilk Drop Biscuits2 1/4 Cups Whole Wheat Flour2 1/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour2 tablespoons baking powder1 1/2 teaspoon salt1 1/8 teaspoon Cream of Tartar1 1/8 Cup Butter (cold but not frozen)2 1/4 Cups Buttermilk (or plain kefir)Sausage Gravy1/2 pound Ground sausage1 cup red bell pepper (diced small)2/3 cup all-purpose flour2 1/2 Cups Milk1/2 teaspoon ground peppersalt (to taste) Buttermilk Drop BiscuitsPreheat the oven to 425 degrees. In a large

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Easy Buttermilk Drop Biscuits (Whole Wheat)

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I feel so grateful that I stocked up on wheat berries before the panic of COVID-19 began. Flour sure is hard to come by right now! I grind my wheat berries into flour 2-3 times a week lately for bread, pancakes, muffins, and cornbread. Our latest favorite whole wheat side dish is this delicious and super-easy drop biscuit. It's soft, buttery, and melts in your mouth. You can use buttermilk, but I always have kefir that needs to be used up, so that is what I use. These are a great side to any dish. This week I am making

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Lemon Chickpea Salad

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This fresh, lemon chickpea salad is full of all my kid's favorite ingredients from my Kale salad--without the kale. My boys in particular always say Kale Salad is their favorite salad I make, but they always pick the kale out. When I served this salad, they licked the plate clean. This is a great side for casseroles because it is full of fiber and protein. It is also ideal for outdoor barbecues because it won't spoil to fast while sitting out on a serving table. I'm serving it tonight with my Hearty Tuna Bake. Enjoy! Lemon Chickpea Salad Chickpea, Apple,

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Happy Easter

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Happy Easter from the Andersen Fam. Surely, we will never forget Easter 2020--the year we took the sacrament, sang Easter Hymns, and watched devotionals from home. If we have to be quarantined, at least we can do so during the Spring when the earth around us is waking up from the cold, and believers are celebrating the Resurrection of our Savior. There's probably something significant about that. We feel hopeful that this COVID-19 season will pass and life will be normalized soon. Until then, we are grateful for our own health-something we will never take for granted after this experience.

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Mini Churro Muffins (Whole Wheat)

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It's Spring Break this week and the plan was to be playing in the sand and theme parks in Southern California. Since the whole world is shut down by the Corona Virus, we are at home making the best of quarantine life. Yesterday we would have been playing at Disneyland, so we decided to pretend we were there with some simple activities. It started with a cute little 'Disney marathon' where the kids dressed in their Mickey Mouse t-shirts, loaded their bikes and strollers, and we listened to theme park music while jogging around the neighborhood. While eating parfaits for

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Cowboy Hats (Wyoming Style Taco Salad)

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There are a few foods I grew up assuming the rest of the world loved just as much as I did. After I left Wyoming, I learned that not everyone eats their chili with cinnamon rolls or jelly on their grilled cheese sandwiches. To each his own, I guess. The first time I made my husband "Cowboy Hats" for dinner, he was skeptical. Once he realized it was just a slightly sweeter version of ground beef and bean taco salad, he trusted my meal-planning judgment. I like to make this dish for our Taco Tuesdays, but it is always served

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Shamrock Breakfast Bagel and my Irish ROOTS!

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To celebrate having just found out who my 3rd Great-Grandparents are, and to honor the upcoming St. Patrick's Day, here's a festive meal idea full of green goodness. But first, let me just say I have been searching on Ancestry.com and familysearch.org for over 8 years to learn who my ancestors are. I have been hung up on this one couple. Just this afternoon, I found a headstone and marriage record online that confirmed who my Great-great-Grandma Mae's parents are. My 3rd Great Grandpa Andrew Sullivan was born in the Southern corner of Ireland and emigrated to America sometime in

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