How To Make Homemade Guacamole Easy

How To Make Homemade Guacamole Easy

Who doesn’t love guacamole?! It is one of the best and easiest dips ever! With this fresh guacamole recipe you will see just how quick and easy it is to make on your own! Guacamole is a staple where I am from. We eat it with almost everything. And if we don’t have guacamole you can be certain we have avocados, and let’s be honest, avocados are just a good smash and a few tomatoes away from being guacamole! If you are looking for some fancy complicated recipe, then I would look elsewhere. This is how to make homemade guacamole easy. Who doesn’t love that! When I have a big get together I love to whip up some of this easy guacamole and serve it with chips and veggies. It disappears every time! To make this delicious dip simply: Mash the avocados, then add the rest of the ingredients and stir. Easy peasy! And if you wanted a creamier guacamole and can handle dairy you could even add a little sour cream, but honestly you don’t need to! Oh and I’ll let you in on a little secret; in the past when I didn’t have tomatoes, I just added some salsa and that worked just fine! So it really is an easy recipe that can be adjusted to what you have! Let’s just get the guacamole on the chips and in you! It really is a happy place! And you don’t have to limit yourself to chips! Put this tasty guacamole on fries, hamburgers, chicken, fish, and veggies! Seriously good! Is it just me or does guacamole make you...
Orange Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Orange Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Yummy fruit on any day is so refreshing and this orange juice smoothie is no exception! Not only do you feel good drinking it but it makes your taste buds wake up! The combination of strawberries and bananas is a personal favorite and the added orange juice gives this smoothie an added zing! Give it a try! You won’t regret it! What is it about smoothies that make me think of warm spring or summer days! Shorts, swimming pools and playing outside! Riding bikes, sprinklers and working in a garden. I can’t wait for warmer weather! This strawberry banana smoothie with orange juice is so easy to make and if it’s not summer yet it will bring you warm thoughts! Honestly it’s still really cold where I’m at. We are lucky if it reaches the high 40’s, and I know in other parts of the country it is way colder. But I still love to make smoothies even on cold days (as long as the house is warm!). This smoothie is super simple to make! Simply add orange juice, frozen bananas, and frozen strawberries to a blender and blend! Easy as that! This recipe makes enough for four glasses, if you want to share it that is! The fruit gives you lots of energy and is sweet with all the natural sugar in it. You won’t even realize you are getting several servings of fruit in one glass! Your kids will love it too! If you love this orange banana smoothie you have to try some of my others! They are all amazing and delicious in their own unique...
Roast Vegetable Salad

Roast Vegetable Salad

Try this delicious roasted vegetable salad with the avocado lime dressing and you’ll want to go back for seconds and thirds! I love roasting veggies! Some of my favorites to roast are broccoli (until its blackened and crunchy!) eggplant and butternut squash. This roasted veggie salad has two of my favorites so it’s kind of a winner in my opinion. When making this you will have a ton of leftover veggies- which is awesome! They make for a great quick snack anytime of the day and if you have any of the dressing left over- oh my goodness- use it as dip! I like to put the butternut squash around the outer portion of the baking sheet because they definitely take the longest to cook through. You could bake each different veggie on their own baking sheets but it sure looks super pretty if you arrange it with the squash on the outside and the brussel sprouts on the inside and topped with the eggplant. Regardless how you arrange your veggies, the end result will be delicious! The dressing is super tasty and you might want to add a little extra olive oil if it’s too think for your liking. I find that I like the dressing even more on the second day, so you can make it ahead if you want! When everything is baked to your satisfaction (I like my veggies cooked a lot- probably overcooked for some) add them to your salad, top with the dressing and a little bit of feta and viola! You now have a delicious roast vegetable salad! Yum!   To take this...
Swiss Chard Salad with Feta

Swiss Chard Salad with Feta

This Swiss Chard Salad with Lentil and Feta is so delicious and easy you will want to make it over and over again! A lentil salad, a swiss chard salad- whatever you want to call it, it is scrumptious! A few weekends ago I made this for my husband and myself. Let me tell you- it was a winner! My husband loves swiss chard and so when I made a whole salad out of it- consider it eaten. I love to experiment with fresh veggies and try new tastes and this salad satisfied both of those for me. Make it as a side for dinner or just eat it as the meal! It has protein and lots of vitamins, a win win if you ask me. During the summer I was so excited to have a garden and try planting lots of new things. Included in those new things was romaine lettuce, spinach, and swiss chard. I weeded a nice size area in our back yard, which included getting rid of some overgrown bushes, made neat little rows, and put the seeds in the soil. I watered every day to keep the soil moist and give the seeds the best chance to grow. Well, nothing happened after several weeks, so I chalked it up to a good (albeit somewhat frustrating) experience and planned on buying produce from the store like the majority of people. Well, wouldn’t you know it, after TWO months of not watering the little garden patch and a hearty rain (probably the last of the season here in NM) little sprouts came up. They aren’t in...
Avocado Salsa Dip Recipe

Avocado Salsa Dip Recipe

Avocado Salsa Dip Recipe, for those times when you just can’t decide between guacamole or salsa! This easy avocado salsa will soon be your new favorite dip. With flavors of classic salsa and chunky avocado, you can’t go wrong. I’m obsessed with Mexican food. I mean… who isn’t? It is just so flavorful and fun to eat! Yes, fun! You get your chips, your salsa, sometimes you can build your own tacos and you can make it spicy or not, the possibilities are endless! When I working in one of my restaurants there was this Mexican place right down the street from us. We used to go there after our shift to wind down and of course, to stuff our faces! They had this guacamole cart that they would use to come to your table and make it table-side for you. I loved this because you could then customize it however you wanted. But, what I liked more about their authentic guacamole recipe was that they left it super chunky with lots of avocado. I would always add a lot of tomatoes to it too because that’s just how I like my guac. I randomly thought about that little spot a few weeks ago and I wanted to try and recreate that recipe at home. I ended up coming up with this version instead because to me, the chunkier the better! So it’s not really guacamole, it’s more of an avocado salsa and I’m good with that! This recipe includes Roma tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, jalapeno, salt, and lime. That’s it. Some alternatives are using parsley if you don’t like cilantro...
Roasted Fall Vegetables

Roasted Fall Vegetables

Roasted Fall Vegetables, butternut squash, brussel sprouts, and walnuts tossed in yummy browned butter.   Roasted Fall Vegetables is a staple side dish at our house! To be honest, I make Brussel sprouts at least once a week. It is our favorite veggie! A lot of times I will pan sear them with bacon for a quick side. But, now that fall is officially here and there is an abundance of fall veggies, and fall vegetable recipes, I thought I’d put a little twist on our weekly veggie. Have you ever had butternut squash before? At least, it intimidated me. It’s awkward and clunky and if you’ve never prepared one before it can seem a bit challenging. But it’s not! The easiest way I have found to cut a butternut squash is to go ahead and peel it first. Then, chop off the longer part, leaving the round part to the side. Then, this long piece is super easy to chop up into 1/2 inch cubes for this recipe. Next, cut the round portion in half, just like a pumpkin and scoop out the seeds. Now, just slice and dice… that’s it! To make these roasted autumn veggies, just cut and chop your veggies. Toss them in a yummy mixture of shallots, garlic, olive oil, and salt. Roast at 375 degrees for 20 minutes, that’s it! While the veggies are roasting, toast the walnuts over medium heat in a dry pan. Next, throw everything in a large bowl. Brown butter, pour over walnuts and veggies, toss, toss, toss! That’s it. Super easy, super delicious! I love getting a bite...

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