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...
Gingerbread Trifle Recipe

Gingerbread Trifle Recipe

Delicious gingerbread with a fluffy pudding filling and strawberries! Um, where do I sign up?!?! This gingerbread trifle recipe is everything you could want in a dessert! Who says gingerbread is only for Christmas? Not me! Did you know gingerbread goes really well with strawberries and vanilla pudding AND cool whip? This gingerbread trifle is amazing and because it is a trifle it has so many delicious layers that it feels like it will never end! And that is a great thing.   I had never tried trifle until late in my college years. I was at a dear friend’s house and after dinner she pulled out this huge glass dish filled with fruit and cool whip. It was so beautiful and I couldn’t wait to try it! Well, it did not disappoint! Ever since I have eaten trifle whenever I get the chance and this gingerbread trifle recipe is wonderful and simple to make. I know you might be thinking, simple? There are like a million ingredients! But really there aren’t, I promise. The gingerbread cake part is the “busiest” part of the recipe and it’s really just a cake with all the cake ingredients. You can even make it the day before. Actually, I recommend that since it has to cool completely. To make the vanilla filling, simply make instant vanilla and then let it chill. Right before the trifle assembly, simply fold cool whip into the vanilla pudding. Oh man, it is so hard not to eat this right out of the bowl. I won’t tell if you sneak a spoonful! Wash, rinse, and slice the...
Chocolate Chip Cookies with Vanilla Pudding

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Vanilla Pudding

Who knew vanilla instant pudding could be such a killer secret ingredient to THE perfect, MOST chewy, absolutely softest and best chocolate chip cookie recipe?!?! I made these cookies for church yesterday and they were a HUGE hit!  I’ve been playing with this recipe for a few months now and wish I could say it only took me only a couple tries to create an easy, fool proof chocolate chip cookie recipe that was addicting.  Well, it didn’t.  I have attempted these cookies at least 5 or 6 times with different techniques like cold butter verses room temperature butter verses melted butter (melted butter won, BTW). OR with 2 eggs verses 3 eggs and different measurements of flour to even out the additional dryness of adding instant vanilla pudding.  Well, I’ve finally figured it out and can’t wait to hear your feedback! I have read TONS of recipes and reviews on chocolate chip cookie recipes during the process. Since each cookie recipe is slightly different, I wanted to figure out what most cookie recipes had in common.  Here are the two most common instructions which I think are included in almost every single chocolate chip cookie out there: First, do NOT over-bake!  The cookie should only bake until there is a hint of golden brown and then removed from the oven.  If you’re unsure about the color, I would error on the side of slightly under-baking these bad boys and go by your kitchen timer (8 to 10 minutes only).  Once removed from the oven, allow them to completely cool down on the baking sheet.  This will allow them...
Easy Cheesy Potato Casserole Recipe

Easy Cheesy Potato Casserole Recipe

Bacon, cheese and potatoes… do I need to say more? Well, this cheese potato casserole recipe is all that and more! It is the best combination of flavors and it has green onions which really take it to the next level. I mean green onions take almost anything to the next level, am I right? I love potato casserole recipes. One of my favorite dishes is my sister-in-law’s cheesy potato recipe, it combines both sweet potato and white potatoes. She brings it every year to Thanksgiving and you better believe I load my plate up! I’ve also had a sweet potato casserole with kale, heavy cream and parmesan in it. Super good and also a personal favorite! My friend who makes it always makes amazing food so it’s no surprise I loved that casserole. Anyways, enough about other potato casseroles let’s talk about this one. This cheesy potato casserole is super simple to make. To make: Boil the potatoes and let cool. Once cooled, peel and cut the potatoes Mix together sour cream, soup, cheese, bacon and green onions Spread 1 cup of cheese mixture on the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish Add a layer of potatoes and then repeat with the cheese mixture, more potatoes and finish with the last of the cheese mixture Bake at 350F for 35-45 minutes and then enjoy! Seriously, you will have a hard time not eating all of this, but save some for your family because they will love it too! If you love this cheesy potato recipe give this loaded scallop potato recipe a try. Super delicious! Or if 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...

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