bacon wrapped dates
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Bacon Wrapped Dates

I LOVE bacon, red wine reduction, and blue cheese so you add some dates to that mix... bacon wrapped dates are a hit for me! I learned to love this dish from of my favorite hangout restaurants in town, Firefly in Las Vegas. Because I am lazy, I don't want to drive to satisfy my cravings so I make them at home. These little guys are crazy good and a hit at every party they are served. And don't ... Read More Here...

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cinnamon roll monkey bread
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How to Make Monkey Bread

How to Make Monkey Bread There is nothing better than the smell of homemade bread in the oven to fill your home with amazing aromas of the goodness of baking something sweet. One of the easiest and most popular sweet breads in my home to make is homemade monkey bread {aka pull apart bread}. Monkey bread, also called monkey puzzle bread, sticky bread, African coffee cake, golden crown, pinch-me ... Read More Here...

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boulder beach
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Camping at Boulder Beach | Reasons Why We Loved It

This past weekend we went camping with our friends to Boulder Beach at Lake Mead outside of Las Vegas. Normally we hit the highways that lead us out of state to camp but this weekend we decided to keep it closer to home. Below are our top reasons why we enjoyed our stay and why you should consider Boulder Beach if you are looking for a place to camp near Las Vegas. Boulder Beach Camping ... Read More Here...

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Panko Breaded Baked Chicken
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Panko Breaded Baked Chicken

This is one of the easiest baked chicken recipes to make and what makes it wonderful is that the kids really enjoy it and ask for it often. The kids call it our  "go to" chicken recipe as when we can't figure out what to cook, this is the dish that is normally served. Sometimes I will do a chicken breast or slice it into the size of tenders --- either way, it's a hit at our house. You can serve ... Read More Here...

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roasted beets
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Roasted Baby Beets Glazed with Balsamic, Orange and Mint

Five minutes from my front door is a little slice of paradise.  Gilcrease Orchard is a non-profit farm that grows a wide variety of fruits and vegetables and opens up for the public to harvest the fresh produce.  I went last week and picked out of the ground fresh baby beets, baby carrots, arugula, kale and garlic scapes (something I haven't tried before). Look later for recipes for what I did ... Read More Here...

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La Casita Blanca
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La Casita Blanca – San Juan, Puerto Rico

When we driving around San Juan trying to find La Casita Blanca, I was really doubting our GPS that we were in the right place. It's located in a residential area with small shops and stores and not a lot of other restaurants. We finally found it, parked, and as I was getting out of the car I saw a happy man leaning outside a window smiling and waving us to "come on inside." Still doubting we ... Read More Here...

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Thai Peanut Sauce Recipe
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Thai Peanut Sauce Recipe

Looking for a good Thai peanut sauce recipe? Found it! I love a good Thai peanut sauce to dip my chicken skewers in or chicken nuggets or .... my newly found love that I am trying to replicate which is Cafe Zupas Thai Peanut Chicken sandwich. I have to admit I have eaten "several" times {cough cough} since the Summerlin location opened and each time I get the same thing. Yes, it's only a 15 ... Read More Here...

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Family History
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Family History | Going Back to Our Roots

I love puzzles. As a child, teen, and even as adult you would find my nose in a book doing crossword puzzles, logic problems, and MENSA tests. Dolls were not for me as I like to solve problems and even to this day "I am known for solving problems." (For OTHER people!) When I was dating Bob and computers were starting to become popular (yes... THAT long ago), I even had puzzles and games on my ... Read More Here...

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Bacardi Rum Factory
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Bacardi Rum Factory aka Casa Bacardi

Bacardi Rum Factory Bob is a rum collector --- not sure if he is connoisseur status yet but he does have quite the number of bottles in our bar. So while during our trip to Puerto Rico a rum tour was an absolute must! Of the tours on the island but we decided to go with the oldest, the Bacardi Rum Factory aka Casa Bacardi. Bacardi Rum Factory Have you ever looked at a bottle of Bacardi rum ... Read More Here...

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The Farm Las Vegas
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The Farm Las Vegas | Local Honey, Fresh Eggs…

Living in the northwest area of Las Vegas often gets an eyebrow raised as most people prefer to live in Henderson or the Summerlin area. Not me! I want to be near the mountains, above the The Strip for awesome views, and large lots for homes. Yes, it's a bit more "rural" than other parts of town but that is A-OK with this family as we enjoy the amenities that come along with living here. One ... Read More Here...

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