Victoria’s Pesto

The Healthiest Pesto You’ll Ever Make I’m not exaggerating when I say I have grown a basil forest on the patio. After almost killing the one basil plant I bought earlier this Spring, I resolved to myself to buy 7 more basil plants and by hook or by crook one of them was going to

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The Best Baked Zucchini Fries

This post has been sponsored by PAM® Spray Pump. All thoughts and opinions are my own. One of my favorite things to do is reimagine a favorite food in a healthier version. This past week I have been craving a giant pile of French fries like nothing else but I am trying to eat a

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Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus Recipe

I am absolutely addicted to this jalapeno cilantro hummus. My co-worker from Arizona swears by it.  When she shared the recipe with me one day, it was love at first taste! The best thing is, it gets better with age! Although, if it lasts past your next dinner party, I’d be thoroughly shocked! 

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National Popcorn Day – Two Popcorn Recipes

If there is ONE thing to know about me it’s that I LOVE POPCORN. I definitely went through at least one box a week of the 100 calorie lite microwave popcorn in college, but now I’ve switched my popcorn habits to be less frequent and more flavorful. Since today is National Popcorn Day, I’ve whipped

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Hearty Winter Salad with Autumn Glory Apples

During the Holidays, I feel like Will Ferrell from “Elf” in that my main food groups all revolve around sugar. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have Gingerbread cookies every day for breakfast last week, and each night has been concluded with some sort of dessert. Although it is not my intention to

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Tailgate Ready Ham Sliders

One of the greatest things about Thanksgiving is the amount of football that happens this weekend. All the great rivalry games are the Saturday that follows Black Friday, and I can’t wait to watch Auburn versus Alabama, Georgia versus GA Tech, and Ohio State versus Michigan. Since leftovers are inevitable from every Thanksgiving feast, I

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Sweet Potato Souffle with Maple Bourbon Meringue

I love when side dishes are slightly camouflaged as dessert. That I think is my favorite thing about Southern Holiday cooking. Someone, somewhere is sneaking sugar in unassuming places and we get to grow a little fatter and a whole lot happier during this time of year. And when it comes to memorable holiday food,

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Truffled Mashed Potatoes

I can guarantee that the majority of you who read this blog have at one time in their lives had instant mashed potatoes. Nothing is quite as weird as pouring flakes of freeze-dried potatoes into a bowl and rehydrating with milk and butter. But hey, it was the 90’s and at the time it was

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