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Iowa Girl Eats

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Crunch Lover’s Chopped Chicken Salad with Chili-Lime Vinaigrette Crunch Lover’s Chopped Chicken Salad with Chili-Lime Vinaigrette is a fresh and filling salad that’s full of satisfying crunch! Attention all crunch lovers: your Chopped Chicken Salad with Chili-Lime Vinaigrette is calling! Oh my gosh, have you seen the ecard that’s floating around – “I love you until you start eating“? Story of my life. Hearing chewing noises is akin to licking cloth on the shudder scale in my book. Anyway, in case you overindulged in food, drinks or both this past holiday weekend, I’ve got a healthy salad recipe for you to get back on track, that tastes anything but. You’ll love the combo of a convenient, store-bought chopped lettuce blend that’s tossed with crispy toppings like cucumber, apple, green onion, homemade crunchies, and a to-die-for Chili-Lime Vinaigrette. Normally in salads I eat all the lettuce first, saving the crunchy toppings for last as “dessert”, but in this salad every bite tastes like your last. In goes 2 chopped green onions – crunchy and zesty.

5 Minute Lunch: Turkey, Avocado & Hummus Wrap This tasty and filling Turkey, Avocado & Hummus Wrap is beyond delicious, and takes just 5 minutes to make. I’ve officially changed my future retirement home location from Praiano to the Lake of the Ozarks. That is to say – OMG WHAT A FREAKING BLAST THAT PLACE IS! Friday morning Ben and I drove 5 hours south and arrived just in time to spend the entire afternoon boating, bobbing, sipping, and in general, having one of the best days ever on the monster-sized lake in central Missouri with our friends. One of my favorite parts was checking out the homes – nay, estates – dotting the sheer cliff walls, coves, and lawns just off of the water. Ok, sipping raspberry vodka mixed with coconut rum and a splash of Rose’s Mojito mixer (aka the best drink ever) while floating in the water in pool saddles provided some stiff competition (pun intended.) ;) Ahh. Another thing I loved about the lake were the fun restaurants and bars lining the water where you can park your boat then head in for some fun.

Taco Tortilla Stack Taco seasoned ground beef is layered with tortillas, a sour cream mixture, and lots of cheese in this fun Tex-Mex dinner recipe. 2K+ Happy Cinco de Mayo!! I couldn’t let the day pass without giving you something Mexican-inspired. Although this isn’t really Mexican at all, and in reality, I’ve heard that the majority of Mexico doesn’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo anyway. Well, it’s all about the food for me!! Mexican or Mexican-inspired – I’m not picky. I need to use the ideas from the bottom of that list more often, though, because this was so good. I wouldn’t mind celebrating Cinco de Mayo every day if it looked like this!! Like what you see here? Taco seasoned ground beef is layered with tortillas, a sour cream mixture, and lots of cheese in this fun Tex-Mex dinner recipe. Ingredients Instructions Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Recipe from www.tasteandtellblog.com More Tex-Mex Twists: Taco Burgers Taco Dogs Chicken Tortilla Stack

The Best Potato Salad I like to make cold salads all Summer long to serve at the beach or while we are out sailing. I have been practicing making different potato salads, trying to find the one my family loves. We have a winner folks! My daughter who claimed: "I don't like potato salad" ended up eating a full portion and said: "ok, nevermind, I like this one". It just happens to be naturally Gluten Free. I hope you all love it as much as all of us did! The Best Potato Salad - Gluten Free 10 Medium Russet Potatoes 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt plus more for boiling 1/4 tsp freshly grated pepper 3/4 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup sweet pickles diced fine 1/4 cup yellow mustard 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper plus more 6 large hard-boiled eggs diced into cubes 2 tablespoons chopped red onion 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley Place potatoes in a large pot with skins on. Drain. Dice up the potatoes into bite sized cubes. Add chopped hard boiled eggs. Add diced red onion. Add dressing and stir. Follow Us

Ham and Cheese Stromboli Wow, this dish turned out to be a huge hit! I knew my husband would like it , but you can never be sure what is going to be a success with kids. It's like throwing the dice, one day they like ham and cheese, the next day they don't. So, I made the Stromboli and took off on a walk. Here is how I made the Ham and Cheese Stromboli. Ingredients: Refrigerated pizza dough (of course you can make your own) Honey mustard Ham Cheese (whatever you have on hand that sounds good.) Instructions: Grease a large rectangular cookie sheet. Layer the ham evenly across the dough. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top. as little or as much as you want. Starting at one end, just roll the Stromboli up like a burrito. This is what it looked like out of the oven. Yum, Enjoy! I will be linking up to some of the linky parties listed on this page. If you like this recipe and want to see more, please consider becoming a follower.

Popsicles with Alcohol: Dessert for Grown-Ups Cocktail hour is about to get a little happier, thanks to these boozy, woozy recipes for popsicles with alcohol. From bellinis to margaritas, give your favorite cocktail a cool kick for summer. Sip (or should we say slurp?) away! Peach Bellini Popsicles bespangledjewelry.blogspot.com Sliced peaches, OJ, white wine, a popsicle mold and your freezer are all you need to make these cool treats. Get the recipe for Peach Bellini Popsicles Blueberry Julep Popsicles Lis Parsons/Poptails These julep pops from Laura Fyfe's Poptails call for mint and bourbon, but that's where the tradition ends. Get the recipe for Blueberry Julep Popsicles Pina Colada Popsicles courtesy of tutti-dolci.com Everyone's favorite barefoot-on-a-beach drink is even better when it's frozen and on a stick. Get the recipe for Pina Colada Popsicles El Diablo Popsicles You're never too old for a Fudgsicle -- but you can definitely be too young for this rum-and-chili pepper-infused version from Poptails. Endlesssimmer.com

Pasta Salad You know how you lied and said that you’d actually bring something to the party this time? FUCKING DO IT. Did someone else bring a pasta salad? Throw that shit away because it doesn’t even hold a candle to what you just brought to the table. ½ cup of each herb: chopped green onions, cilantro, dill, and parsley (feel free to swap these around for whatever you’ve got. 4-5 cloves of garlic all chopped up (I fucking love garlic so adjust according to your tastes) 6 tablespoons sherry vinegar (red wine vinegar or even rice vinegar could work here if that’s what you got) 4 tablespoons olive oil ½ teaspoon lemon zest (calm the fuck down, just grate the skin of the lemon on the smallest side of your grater) ¼ teaspoon salt 1 pound of pasta (whole wheat, quinoa, brown rice, whatever you like) 1 crown of broccoli 3 medium-sized tomatoes 2 ears of raw corn pepper to taste Cook the pasta according to the directions on the package. Serves 4-6 people unless some greedy asshole camps out by the table

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