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Category Archives: Gourmet Recipes

My Mom’s Strawberry Dream Cake

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It’s Mother’s Day this weekend and I couldn’t help but think of this cake. My mom has been making this Strawberry Dream Cake for over 40 years. As a little girl I would help her make it. It was my favorite request for my birthday. My extended family has come to love it as well.

The Best Mexican Meal—Your Family Is Sure to Love

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I love Mexican food, the authentic stuff and the American-Mexican as well. Today we are having a little get together and since it is Cinco de Mayo, we will be having a Mexican meal. My daughter (5 months old) has an authentic dress that my mom just bought her on their recent cruise to Mexico. 

Chicken Fiesta Nachos Recipe

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Hey Live Like You Are Rich readers! Kristin from Ro*Tel here. I am excited to be writing for Anita today! Let me tell you a little about myself… I live in the Windy City, a.k.a. Chicago, with my Bichon Frise, Joey. When you live in a city full of hustle and bustle, you can never

Restaurant Worthy Slow Cooker Roast Beef Dinner

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This is an amazing and easy dinner that is very filling and great used as left overs. The Lion House, a very famous restaurant in my area, was kind enough to share. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family has over the years. Instructions: Add broth, carrots, and potatoes to crock pot. Rub

No Bake Homemade Banana Cream Pie

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This banana cream pie is super easy, convenient, and delicious! I make it for family gatherings and special occasions (like my son’s birthday). Everyone loves it. First, make the crust (instructions below). Just a tip: if you don’t have a blender, or if you didn’t buy the crumbs pre-crushed at the store. break the graham

Delicious Homemade French Toast Recipe

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This is an AMAZING french toast recipe that I’ve been making for years. Recently, I volunteered to make it for my entire extended family and they all loved it. There are three tricks to make this unique recipe the best french toast ever. The first is to use cinnamon swirl bread. I buy mine from

Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken Piccata

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I’ve found that making dinner is cheaper, easier, more flavorful (usually), and less work if I use my Crockpot/SlowCooker to prepare it. By throwing a few ingredients in around lunchtime we have a warm, flavorful, and healthy meal at dinner time. One of my favorite combinations is lemon, garlic, chicken, and capers. The chicken is lightly

Non-Alcoholic Mojito Recipe

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Just because I don’t drink alcohol doesn’t mean I miss out on amazing tasting beverages. I love non-alcoholic Mojitos. A virgin Mojito is a wonderful mixture of lime and mint—bubbling with sweetness. If you haven’t tried a Mojito yet, you are missing out.  They are a great drink to serve to guests or just enjoy

Strawberry Banana Colada Recipe

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We were headed to our favorite ice cream place for family night this week when we passed a yummy looking shaved ice booth. We flipped a U and came back around to give it a try. I had the Strawberry Banana Colada and boy was it good! Since our family night, I have been thinking

Lemonade with Simple Syrup Recipe

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This amazing lemonade with simple syrup recipe is super easy. It is super easy to make and very delicious. The secret? Use simple syrup (recipe here) and of course use ripe lemons. Directions If you haven’t yet, please make the Simple Syrup (recipe found here), then proceed. 1- Juice ripe lemons (you’ll need about 8 Large lemons

Simple Syrup Recipe

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Simple Syrup is used mainly for beverages such as lemonade (recipe here), fruit tea, limeade, virgin Mojitos (recipe here), virgin margaritas (recipe coming soon), etc. Simple syrup is also used as a pre-frosting glaze on cakes (to seal in the moisture) before a cake is frosted. Just make sure to lightly glaze a fairly cool

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken Recipe

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My mom has been making this crockpot/slowcooker cream cheese chicken recipe for years. It is so easy to prepare (it only takes 3 minutes of prep) and is super tasty and delicious! Once you try this recipe out, you’ll want to make it again. Simply place your frozen chicken on the bottom of the crockpot

Easy Fruit Frappe Recipe

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My grandma has been making this fruit frappe for special occasions ever since I can remember. Everyone in our extended family (over 50 people) love it. She usually makes it for baby showers, baby blessings, birthday parties, etc. Honestly, I never knew how easy it was to make until I asked her if I could

Chicken Cacciatore Slow Cooker Recipe

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Cacciatore means “hunter” in Italian and is a dish that is often prepared with tomatoes, onions, herbs, and chicken or rabbit. This Chicken Cacciatore Slow Cooker Recipe is SO DELICIOUS and EASY. In 7 minutes prep and 5-6 hours slow cooking, your house will smell amazing and hearty appetites will be satisfied. Bonus- This meal is

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