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Simply Gourmet: 183. Jalapeno Popper Dip

That's right, it has become a huge deal in our home to sit and watch football. It only took my husband 44 years to finally decide that he likes football. I should rephrase that, that he likes to sit and watch football. He is no longer content to read the sports page and sip his coffee. He wants to see every play first hand. I thought I was one of the few wives left on earth that was lucky enough to not have my Sundays and Mondays ruled by a football schedule.

It is a schedule because the NFL has the gall to play more than two teams on any given day…LOL I am saying this all in tongue and cheek because I love football. I have enjoyed having the time to spend with my hubby and with our kids. This dip is popular throughout the web and can be found on numerous blogs, Pinterest accounts and feeds. The dip can be made up the night before and the topping can be ready to go in a baggie. Recipe: Jalapeno Popper Dip 6-8 slices of bacon, diced and cooked crispy. Skillet Black Bean Queso. Homemade Extracts. Hi guys!

Homemade Extracts

As you can probably tell Jenny and I are way into Christmas and love giving homemade gifts as presents. We already shared with you a cute wrapping situation for one of our banana bread recipes, and today we thought we would do homemade extracts. We are giving you recipes for five different kinds: lemon, grapefruit, vanilla, cinnamon, and orange. So you can either made all five, or pick you favorite and go with it. Extracts are really easy to make, the only thing you really need to give it is time, these extracts take about two weeks to make. Homemade Extracts Makes 1 cup each extract Ingredients:cinnamon extract:1 cup brandy4 cinnamon sticksvanilla extract:1 cup brandy3 vanilla beans, split with the “caviar” scraped outorange extract:1 cup high quality vodkapeel of 5 oranges, ALL pith removedlemon extract:1 cup high quality vodkapeel of 5 lemons, ALL pith removedgrapefruit extract:1 cup high quality vodkapeel of 3 ruby red grapefruits, ALL pith removed Directions: 1. 1. 2.

Yummy Lunch Box Ideas. Homemade Peanut Butter. Once you make peanut butter at home, it will be very difficult to get excited about storebought peanut butter ever again.

Homemade Peanut Butter

Not that eating peanut butter of any kind would ever be a chore because I love it so, but homemade peanut butter is a delicacy. And a nearly effortless delicacy at that. It’s akin to savoring a piece of high-end dark chocolate that’s rich and pure, uncomplicated by fillers, additives, or ingredients that have no place being in chocolate; and then grabbing a milk chocolate bar in the checkout line at the grocery store, which is likely a combination of tasteless, grainy, and waxy. Apples and oranges. Store-bought peanut butter versus homemade. Once you have something amazing, it’s hard to get excited about any less than. That’s this peanut butter. Sure, all peanut butter is good, and some is better than others, but this is in its own league. It’s similar in taste to store-bought varieties of “natural” peanut butter. Honestly, there’s not that much to store. Wheeee! Recipes (Food) - The Reality of Skinny. Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes Photo 2.

Get a Personalized Fitness and Health Newsletter! Help us customize your newsletter by selecting your interests (optional): Share This Link Copy Start What’s Your Reaction? 9 4 4 0 1 3 Get doses of vitamin A and vitamin C in a zesty homemade dressing. What’s Your Reaction? Get the creaminess you love in green goddess dressing without all the added sugars or fat. What’s Your Reaction? Superspeedy miso tahini dressing comes together with just three ingredients: sweet miso, tahini, and water. What’s Your Reaction? Here's a tasty way to get your fill of chia seeds without gulping them down in water or kombucha. What’s Your Reaction? This low-fat yet sweet BBQ smoky bear dressing would be a perfect topper for a healthy veggie side at your next barbecue.

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