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Not your normal mojito!! This non-alcoholic Nojito mocktail is based off of the nojito served on Princess cruises.

Not your normal mojito!!  This non-alcoholic Nojito mocktail is based off of the nojito served on Princess cruises.
 
 


You all know that I love a good mocktail already, right? Well, today I have a fun new drink inspired by my recent vacation on Princess Cruises. (See parts 1 and 2!)

I don’t drink, but sometimes, I like to have a fun drink. On our cruise, my husband and I purchased the cards that allow you unlimited soda, juice and mocktails. I honestly thought I would use it just for soda, but the mocktails ended up being so delicious, and we definitely took advantage of them!!
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Chicken, broccoli and lots of cheese are stuffed in large pasta shells, then baked with a cheesy Alfredo on top in these Chicken and Broccoli Stuffed Shells that are creamy and cheesy and definitely delicious.

Chicken, broccoli and lots of cheese are stuffed in large pasta shells, then baked with a cheesy Alfredo on top in these Chicken and Broccoli Stuffed Shells that are creamy and cheesy and definitely delicious.
 
 



I like to think I’m a pretty unselfish person for the most part. Especially when it comes to meal planning. If it were completely up to me, you would see some recipes on my table more often – things like curries or Thai food or super spicy food. Or even meatloaf.

But because I know if I made those often, I would be the only one eating, I tend to shy away from them. I enjoy feeding my family, so I try to choose recipes that I know they will enjoy as well.
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Favorite southwestern flavors are cooked up and served in romaine cups in this Southwestern Lettuce Wrap Recipe.

Favorite southwestern flavors are cooked up and served in romaine cups in this Southwestern Lettuce Wrap Recipe.
 
 



Let’s talk tacos. I think I’ve made at least eleven hundred versions of them over the years. Ok, I may be exaggerating a tad, but really – tacos are awesome. But do you know what else is awesome? Lettuce wraps. Which are basically tacos with a lettuce shell instead of a tortilla. Right?
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Who can resist cauliflower covered in a cheese sauce? This Cauliflower Gratin has cauliflower covered in a creamy cheese sauce then sprinkled with breadcrumbs and baked for a veggie side dish everyone will love.

Who can resist cauliflower covered in a cheese sauce?  This Cauliflower Gratin has cauliflower covered in a creamy cheese sauce then sprinkled with breadcrumbs and baked for a veggie side dish everyone will love.

Photos Updated October 2014

 
 


Originally posted November 3, 2007 – I have a lot of really great recipes that are often overshadowed by a really awful photo. This was one of those recipes. The original photo was so unappetizing, and I knew that this post needed to be brought back to life. I updated the photos a few months ago, but was thinking that this Cheddar Cauliflower Gratin would make a great Easter side dish, so I decided to spotlight it today. This is such a delicious side dish – I’m so glad you can all see that now and that the original photo has been banished! 😉
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The perfect ending to any meal, this Butterscotch Budino is a creamy Italian pudding that will stick in your memory and leave you craving more!

The perfect ending to any meal, this Butterscotch Budino is a creamy Italian pudding that will stick in your memory and leave you craving more!
 
 


One of my favorite parts of blogging is all of the people that I get to meet. I have met and become friends with people through blogging that I probably wouldn’t have met otherwise, and my life would not be as full without these people in it.

One of these people is Becky, who blogs at Vintage Mixer. I have known Becky for a few years now, and she is honestly one of the sweetest, kindest, most genuine people I have ever met. I consider myself blessed that I can call her a friend.
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Simple, healthy and fast, this baked Panko Crusted Tilapia is served with a homemade tartar sauce and flavorful baked sweet potato fries.

Simple, healthy and fast, this baked Panko Crusted Tilapia is served with a homemade tartar sauce and flavorful baked sweet potato fries.
 
 



I can’t decide if I love Daylight Savings Time, or if I hate it. In one sense – I really hate it. Kids shouldn’t have to go to bed when it is light out. Except for the fact that I need my nights, and I refuse to start putting my kids down later because the there is still daylight outside. My two older are actually pretty good and don’t fight it. (Maybe because they don’t like it all the way dark and sleep with a light on in their room. Maybe they don’t even realize it’s still light outside!)
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