Copycat Chick Fil A Frosted Lemonade

I love a good lemonade, and Chick Fil A has some of the best, this side of making your own.  And while it’s not incredibly difficult to make your own lemonade, who really has the time for that?  Especially when you just want a cool, refreshing beverage.


Now, Chick Fil A has really kicked it up a notch with their new Frosted Lemonade creation.  Practically everyone I know is addicted to it.  I mean, they’re going two or three times a week to get a Chick Fil A frosted lemonade.  Wouldn’t it be great to make this copycat Chick Fil A Frosted Lemonade at home?  Or for a great BBQ or other gathering?  BBQ and a frosted lemonade…mmm…

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How to Make Authentic Mexican Rice

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 Cinco de Mayo here.  Perhaps it’s the SoCal upbringing, but it feels like Cinco de Mayo is a day to be celebrated, along with our other holidays and occasions.

To that point, we’re bringing you a number of great Mexican food recipes to help celebrate and put on a feast.  These recipes include:

  • Homemade Flour Tortillas
  • Authentic Carnitas
  • Mexican Rice
  • Chicken Quesadillas
  • Tomato Salsa
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Chunky Guacamole
  • Shrimp Tacos with Lime Crema sauce
  • Sweet Corn Tamale Cakes with Salsa Verde (Cheesecake Factory Copycat)
  • Watermelon Agua Fresca
  • Margaritas on the Rocks

Whew!  That’s quite the spread of authentic Mexican food!

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Make These Cherry Limeade Cupcakes from Scratch

Cherries and limes go together like peanut butter and jelly.  Yeah?  Maybe?  Okay, I admit it – cherry limeade isn’t usually the first thing you think of when someone says cherry or lime.  However, the two flavors are dynamite together.  The lime freshens the cherry and gives it a little zip, while the cherry sweetens the lime flavor.  Together, they’re like ka-POW!!


These cherry limeade cupcakes are no exception.  If you’ve ever had a Sonic Cherry Limeade, you’ll love this cherry limeade cupcake recipe.  Making them from scratch isn’t difficult, either.  A decently stocked kitchen will have most ingredients necessary.

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Broccoli and Feta Pesto Pasta


My parents always encouraged me to try different foods.  If I didn’t like it, I didn’t have to eat it, but they were all for food experimentation.  That is one of the things that I am grateful for. Because of this, I have eclectic food tastes.  Pesto, and feta cheese, have been among my favorites, ever since I can remember.

This pesto is made from broccoli and feta cheese, rather than the traditional basil and Parmesan.  Broccoli and feta pesto pasta is a great way to sneak some veggies into your meals, too.

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Quick and Painless Reuben Sandwich Recipe

What do you do with leftover corned beef?  You make Reuben sandwiches!


Corned beef is one of my favorite traditions of St Patrick’s Day. Cooking that all day long – or worse, waiting for it to be finished cooking when you’re at someone else’s house! It’s an arduous process, maybe that’s why we only do it once a year. If I’m really being honest, the veggies are my favorite part of the meal. But once they’re gone, what do you do with the left over corned beef? If you’re part of our family, we make Reuben sandwiches. Mmm…it’s a great change from the regular corned beef, and the sandwiches feel really special. They’re super quick to make, though. We’ll keep that our little secret.  If you don’t have corned beef that you’ve cooked, you can get corned beef from the deli counter.

Are you ready to make a Reuben sandwich with your leftover corned beef?

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Green Beans Almondine

A tasty and delicious green beans almondine recipe to replace the green bean casserole.

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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 any other time – only Thanksgiving and Christmas. In my family, Green Bean Casserole is one of those “once a year” dishes.

Honestly, I’m not a big fan of the classic Green Bean Casserole dish made with the gloppy soup and other stuff. Although the crispy onions for the top are pretty tasty. I prefer my vegetables less disguised, if you will. This Green Beans Almondine recipe is the perfect addition to your holiday table that your family will love.

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Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Butternut Squash Soup is the perfect starter for a Holiday Meal.

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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 course of soup, usually Butternut Squash Soup, and salad.

In many areas of the country, Thanksgiving falls on a day that is cold. It may be snowing, or you may be suffering from freezing rain. Or maybe it’s just those awful cold blustery winds that cut right through you. No matter what kind of weather you’re having, you’ll need something to warm you up. This Butternut Squash Soup is just what the doctor ordered.

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Liven Up the Holidays with Mojo Turkey Recipe

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 the fixins, and everyone else is kind of like “yeah, we eat it once a year.”

You see, it’s not that we don’t like the traditional Turkey and Dressing and all that good stuff.  It’s just that…we want something more.  Something different and exciting.  Something that makes us enthusiastic about the big meal.  Enter this Mojo Turkey recipe with mojo sauce.  Mojo is a Latin American sauce that contains loads of spices, olive oil, and something acidic, like citrus juices.  It’s not usually spicy, just full of flavor.   When you serve this Mojo Turkey Recipe, your guests will be begging for more.

Over the next week, we’ll be sharing many unique twists on the normal Thanksgiving dishes.  Be sure to join us for the whole series.

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