Green Chile and Cheddar Cornbread

If you’re a cornbread lover like I am, you probably make it year ’round. In the warm weather months, I like having cornbread with a nice big salad; in the cool months, I love it with chili or soup. And cornbread is always a great item for breakfast, right? I like making different variations of cornbread, and this time I made it with green chiles and cheddar cheese—and it was every bit as good as I thought it would be! 🙂

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Strawberry-Citrus Flax Smoothie

Wow, it sure is hot out there! So I thought it would be a good idea to post another smoothie recipe! This Strawberry-Citrus Flax Smoothie is a healthy, refreshing way to start your day, and it also makes a healthy snack—blend one up whenever you’re craving something cool and creamy (like ice cream or a shake), but would prefer to have something healthy.

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Veggie Crescent Pizza

Everyone loves pizza, right? This “pizza” is a little different because it’s made with refrigerated crescent rolls for the crust. And instead of a tomato-based pizza sauce, this has a cool and creamy Ranch-flavored filling. It’s a cold-style pizza (the crust is the only thing that’s baked), with toppings of fresh veggies and cheddar cheese that go over the filling, making this a great appetizer or snack for the warm weather seasons!

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Mango Parfaits

Have you made any desserts in a jar? I’ve seen some great ideas on Pinterest and in several magazines, and also had reviewed 150 Best Desserts in a Jar a few years back—that’s where I discovered this recipe for Mango Parfaits. You can serve these cool, creamy, and fruity parfaits in small canning jars or any uniquely-shaped jars you may have…I’m always saving jars from jams, relishes, and other items because they’re just too pretty not to use!

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Three Bean Salad

It’s hard to believe summer is almost here! Some days have already been hot and humid—too warm to cook or bake. So that’s when I start thinking of recipes to make like this Three Bean Salad. It doesn’t require any cooking at all and is super-easy to make. It’s a great summer side dish for lunch or dinner and perfect for picnics or potlucks!

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