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Black Bean Sliders with Mango Jalapeno Salsa

Looking for a fun and healthy way to mix up the summer grilling routine?
Try these Black Bean Sliders with Mango Jalapeno Salsa!

Looking for a fun and healthy way to mix up the summer grilling routine?   Try these Black Bean Sliders with Mango Jalapeno Salsa!Last week, I met my wife after work at our local warehouse club.  We’d decided to have an impromptu grilling party the next night with our friends, so we had some grocery shopping to do.  (I recognize that’s it’s strange for a family of two to shop at warehouse clubs…but you know what?  They’re convenient for some things!)  Continue Reading »

Watermelon Daiquiris

Blend up a batch of these Watermelon Daiquiris for some fun in the sun this summer!

Blend up a batch of these Watermelon Daiquiris for some fun in the sun this summer!4th of July.  For all of us here in the States, that means a mid-summer vacation day, BBQ’s with friends and of course fireworks.  Ah, fireworks.  I have good memories of going to the fireworks show every year with my family.  I remember sitting on a hillside waiting for it to get dark enough for the show to start.  I’m pretty sure I would ask my mom what time it was about every minute or so.  Ah, the joys of parenthood, right?  Haha…I kid!  I’m sure it would be fun to see the excitement on your kids’ faces when they see fireworks for the first time.  Or maybe they would just run away crying.Continue Reading »

Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins

Loaded with fresh blueberries, these Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins are a great way to start the day!

Loaded with fresh blueberries, these Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins are a great way to start the day!Back in the winter, I mentioned how my wife and I joined a local curling club.  It’s a crazy sport, and I still chuckle to myself that I am now a curler.  But we love it!  It’s a fascinating combination of skill and sheer insanity, but it works.  (I mean, who decides to create a sport where you launch 44-pound granite rocks down a sheet of frozen ice??)  Continue Reading »

Caramel Chai Tiramisu

This Caramel Chai Tiramisu is a fun twist on a classic Italian dessert!

This Caramel Chai Tiramisu is a fun twist on a classic Italian dessert!I was talking with one of my friends the other day about favorite desserts.  He was making a solid argument for cookies.  More specifically, his favorite was a chewy chocolate peanut butter cup cookie.  They’re delicious, easy to make and can be eaten with one hand.  Ok, I had a hard time arguing with that logic.  Any dessert that can be eaten with one hand deserves bonus points.  And I admit that chocolate and peanut butter is indeed a delicious combination.Continue Reading »