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Jalapeno halves are filled with a sausage and cheese mixture for a cheesy and spicy appetizer bite.

Sausage Stuffed Jalapenos on Taste and Tell

This post has been created in partnership with Jones Dairy Farm.




So, supposedly, there is this little basketball tournament going on. A little thing called March Madness.

If you know me, or if you have been reading here for awhile, you know that I’m not a huge sports person. I’m not against them, and I don’t hate watching them. I think I’m just missing that competitive bone in my body. I always feel sorry for the loser. So yeah, I have a hard time really getting into the competitive aspect of it all, which is a big part of tournaments like this.

But one thing I am into is the food. Always the food. :)
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Perfect for a brunch buffet or a breakfast on the go, this Southwestern Ranch Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Bread is hearty and full of flavor.

Southwestern Ranch Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Bread on Taste and TellThis is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hidden Valley Ranch. The opinions and text are all mine.

If you are a regular around here, you already know that I have a little thing for breakfast foods. Granted, we don’t normally eat them for breakfast, but I am all about breakfast for dinner. Or brunch. Breakfast foods and I get to sleep in?? Yes, please!! (Although with a 5, 3 and 1 year old, I can’t even remember what sleeping in is!!)

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Hearty and filling, you’ll never miss the meat in these vegetarian Mushroom Spinach Quesadillas!

Mushroom Spinach Quesadillas on Taste and Tell



Can you believe that it’s been almost a full year since my last cookbook review?

Blogging is continuously evolving and changing. I’ve been actually doing a lot of thinking lately, and remembering why I got started on this whole journey in the first place. I will be entering my 8th year of blogging at the end of this month. And to say that things have changed since I hit publish on that first post 7 years ago would be an understatement.

I have loved the journey, but lately, I’ve been missing the good ol’ days. One of those things that I’ve been missing are my cookbook reviews. I used to do them regularly, but in the evolution of blogging, they are one thing that got cut. Well, hopefully they will become more regular around here, because this is one part of blogging that I truly do love. I love cookbooks. Reading them, cooking from them, getting inspired by them. And while these reviews are a little more work, I want to get back to what I really enjoy, and hopefully they are something that you all really enjoy as well.

Bobby Deen's Everyday Eats Review
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A steak dinner served with a flavorful Chipotle Herb sauce.

Chipotle-Herb Flank Steak on Taste and TellPhoto Updated March 2014




Originally published April 22, 2009 – My daughter has decided that she loves steak, so I’ve been taking opportunities lately to re-try recipes that I know she will love. I remade this one, and it was a hit! The Chipotle-Herb Butter was a little too spicy for the kids, but that didn’t stop Abbi from downing more than her fair share of steak. This one is one that I should have re-made sooner, and will be remaking again soon!!
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A creamy sauce made with poblano peppers is combined with linguine and shrimp in this Tex-Mex twist on a pasta dinner.

Poblano Cream Pasta with Shrimp on Taste and Tell



I don’t know if it’s the New Mexican in me, but I am a chile girl. Stick a menu in front of me, and it’s like I have a radar that points right to the Tex-Mex/Mexican/any-sort-of-chile foods. I can’t help it, it’s in my blood!!

I’m a huge pasta fan, too, so it’s only natural that I would be drawn to a pasta dish that is covered in a creamy sauce made from chiles, right??
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A simple pizza sauce packed with tomatoes and carrot puree for extra nutrition.

Vegetable Pizza Sauce on Taste and Tell

This post has been sponsored by General Mills.




Surprisingly, my kids are pretty good at eating their vegetables. As long as they are kept pretty simple, they will usually eat them. Well, at least 2 of the 3 will.

But like I mentioned the other day, sometimes we get bored with our vegetable routine. I’ll usually have a couple of side dishes with dinner, but sometimes, I’m just not feeling inspired enough, or I can’t figure out a side dish that would go well with the main dish.
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