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How to Make Authentic Mexican Rice

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Authentic Mexican rice is one of those dishes that always seems just a bit difficult to get right at home.  For some reason, it’s never as good as it is.  It wasn’t until one of my friends clued me in to the secret that I could make authentic Mexican rice at home. We’re majorly into […]

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Red Wine and Honey Braised Brisket Recipe

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Some type of brisket is one of the dishes that is traditionally served at Passover meals – usually with varying success.  As anyone knows, brisket can be tricky to cook if you’re not smoking it.  This Red Wine and Honey braised brisket is so good, you’ll be expected to make it for every holiday.   […]

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Cod and Potato Cakes with Horseradish Aioli

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Latkes are one of the traditional foods served at Passover.  Try a modern twist on latkes with Cod and Potato cakes with Horseradish Aioli. Here at How Was Your Day?, we want to bring a fresh perspective to your Passover meals.  We’ll be sharing several modern twists to traditional Passover dishes.  These recipes are great […]

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Citrus Beet Salad with Walnut Brittle

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Citrus Beet Salad is a great dish for year round meals.  It has a ton of variations and has that earthy-hearty-yet-fresh flavor profile going on.  This also makes it a great new take for a Passover dish. Passover, much like many other holiday meals, tend to become boring, staid traditions.  We all know who is […]

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Slow Cooker Chili Made Three Ways

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Slow cooker chili is an easy dish to make to feed a crowd.  Try it for your next gathering. Chili is one of my favorite cold weather foods. Ahhh…who am I trying to kid? Chili is really one of my favorite foods. Its easy to change up, depending on the day and what your mood […]

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Apple Pie Hot Toddy

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Cocktails are great, but what do you do when it’s fuh-rezing cold outside? I mean, it’s going to be a balmy 19 degrees today, do I really want a cold cocktail? HECK NO! I want something that’s going to warm me up, from the inside out. Times like this is when a Hot Toddy really […]

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Ooey Gooey Caramel Turtle Brownies

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Caramel turtle brownies are a perfectly indulgent treat that’s easy to make. One of the things I love is a really good treat. Normally, I like to go for baked goods. Particularly brownies, as they’re my weakness, although I really do like almost all types of bar cookies. There’s just something about them that feels […]

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Classic Clam Dip Recipe Made Lighter + Giveaway

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Special thanks to Lunchbox for sponsoring this recipe. I am a sucker for appetizers. I can eat just appetizers and no actual meal, and be super happy. When I was a kid, it seems that clam dip was everywhere, and it was my favorite type of dip. I don’t know if it was just the […]

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Rustic Tuscan Flatbread Pizza Recipe

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Special thanks to Mezzetta for sponsoring this Rustic Tuscan Flatbread Pizza. The holidays are upon us, and we’re going to more and more places, and hosting more get togethers. Whether we’re popping over for a small, impromptu get together, or we’re hosting a housewarming party, there is a need for snacks and light eats. The […]

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Sweet Potato Pie with Whiskey and Marshmallows

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Consider adding a sweet potato pie to your holiday repertoire this year. In many areas of the country, Sweet Potato Pie is as essential of a dish at Thanksgiving as the turkey. Can you believe, though, that until a couple of years ago, I had never had Sweet Potato Pie? It’s true! Growing up mostly […]

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Green Beans Almondine

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A tasty and delicious green beans almondine recipe to replace the green bean casserole. The holidays are a time of traditions, and food is a huge tradition in most families. It seems that every year, there are a few dishes that always make it to the table. And for some reason, they’re never served at […]

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar

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Make these mashed sweet potatoes for your family dinner. I never really was one much for sweet potatoes.  I’m not sure why. I love me some mashed potatoes, but had never even considered having the mashed sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving. Nope, the mashed sweet potatoes were something that I just passed right over. Maybe it […]

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Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

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Butternut Squash Soup is the perfect starter for a Holiday Meal. It seems that every family does Thanksgiving or a holiday meal a little differently. Part of my family serves everything at once buffet style, while another part makes sure everyone’s seated around the table. And yet another part of the family serves a first […]

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Liven Up the Holidays with Mojo Turkey Recipe

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Marinate your turkey in a collection of fresh juices, spices, and olive oil for a real treat with this mojo turkey recipe. Are you always trying to figure out some new and exciting way to serve turkey?  I know we are.  We have one person that loves loves loves traditional Turkey and Dressing and all […]

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Three Fabulous Autumn Comfort Food Recipes

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Autumn is famous for being quite chilly, and it’s around this time we all start craving comfort food. It’s in our nature to want to hibernate and stuff our faces with glutinous creations. However, that doesn’t mean that the Autumn comfort foods we eat need to be unhealthy! The following recipes are perfect Autumn comfort food, […]

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Pecan Pie Bars Recipe

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There are two things I love  – pecan pie and bar cookies.  Why not combine the two with these pecan pie bars? I am a sucker for pecan pie.  I have to say that it’s probably my favorite kind of pie.  Serve it with a big dollop of whipped cream, and I am so there. […]

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Acorn Squash Stuffed with Kale and Mushrooms

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With the cooler weather of fall upon us, it’s time for us to change what we eat.  I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for something that’s hearty, warm, and tastes good.  If I can sneak some good for you foods into my diet, well, that’s even better. Squash has always been one […]

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Spicy Red Velvet Cupcake Cones Recipe

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This post brought to you by Texas Pete. All opinions are 100% mine. Have you been bored with your ho-hum meals lately?  Sometimes your food needs a little kick.  Texas Pete is here to help you spice up your life.  You just can’t beat freshly made sauces with premium ingredients, like   Texas Pete Hot Sauce.  […]

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Modern Guacamole Recipe and Cocktail Pairings

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Guacamole is one of my absolute most favorite foods. “Guacamole is not a food” you say? Pffft…sure it is. Whatever you’re dipping in the guacamole is just a vehicle to get the guac in your mouth. We’re all familiar with the traditional guacamole recipe – avocados, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, and a little lime. Modern guacamole […]

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Spinach Blueberry and Blue Cheese Mason Jar Salad Recipe

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Mason jar salad is all the rage lately. It seems that every magazine you page through, or hip TV cooking show is featuring salads in mason jars. Why are they so popular? As it turns out, when you tightly layer the ingredients, and add them to the jar in a carefully considered order, salads in […]