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Not your typical taco – these guacamole tacos have flour tortillas filled with an easy guacamole, then served with a tomatillo sauce that is filled with chunks of steak.

Guacamole Tacos with Tomatillo Steak Sauce - an inside out tacos that you will not be able to stop thinking about!

Photos Updated February 2015


Originally posted June 15, 2009 – There are some recipes in my archives that pop into my head from time to time, recipes that are really memorable, recipes that I can’t believe I haven’t made again. These Guacamole Tacos are one of those recipes. I often think about them, thinking back to how much I enjoyed them the first time. So I had to make them again. Honestly, I was worried that they wouldn’t be as good as I remembered them being, but luckily, they were! I love this twist on a taco, with the guacamole stuffed on the inside and the steak sauce on the outside. I can guarantee that it won’t be another 5 1/2 years until I make them again!! Read the rest of this entry >>

These moist, dense and fudgy Coconut Flour Brownies will convert you even if you aren’t grain free! Dairy free option is also included.

Coconut Flour Brownies - rich and fudgy, you will not believe these are grain free!

I often realize just how lucky we are that we don’t have any food allergies or intolerances in our house. I know a lot of families that have to alter diets and cooking styles to deal with different conditions.

Because we don’t have any diet restrictions, I’m not used to cooking or baking for people who do have those restrictions. Every once in awhile, I’ll volunteer to bring a meal to another family, and every once in awhile, I’ll be faced with one of these allergies or intolerances.

So, while I don’t have to bake grain free on a normal basis, I’m always willing to practice up whenever I have the chance!! And I was given the chance with this cookbook, Everyday Grain-Free Baking by Kelly Smith.
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Cookies for breakfast? Yep – with these Breakfast Cookies with Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Granola are a delicious way to wake up in the morning!

Breakfast Cookies Recipe with Peanut Butter, Banana, and Chocolate Granola - an easy breakfast for busy days

We tend to get into daytime food ruts in our house. Dinnertime isn’t a problem, since I love trying new recipes often for dinner, but breakfast and lunch are a different story.

Lunch is usually peanut butter sandwiches. Or soup. Or peanut butter sandwiches again.

Breakfast, we usually go with oatmeal (for Abbi), yogurt (for Camden), and cereal (for Easton). They always want pancakes, but this mama is usually so tired in the morning that pancakes only happen about once a week.

So really, it’s pretty boring. And with how much I love food, it really should never be boring.
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Cheesy and creamy, these Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Cheddar and Canadian Bacon make a great side dish or a filling main dish.

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Cheddar and Canadian Bacon - a great side dish, or even perfect as a main dish!

When I was a kid, I wasn’t a picky eater, as far as I can remember. I’ve always been a people pleaser (hello, middle child), so I think I mostly ate everything because I didn’t want to cause a stir. Or maybe I really just have loved food all of my life. :)

The list was short of what I didn’t care for. Oatmeal (the breakfast kind, not the cookie kind ;) ), cream of wheat, and sweet potatoes.

Now, I will occasionally eat oatmeal, although I have never completely fallen in love with it. I still kind of steer clear of cream of wheat. I think it’s a texture thing.

But sweet potatoes?? WHY in the world did I ever believe that I didn’t like sweet potatoes??
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You will not want to save these Easy Breakfast Tostadas just for breakfast! This flavor-packed recipe is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

These Easy Breakfast Tostadas make a quick breakfast or lunch!

Most recipes fall into a few categories to me.

The worst – the ones that are just so bad that you end up making peanut butter sandwiches for dinner. The ones where you say – no way, I will never make that again.

Then there are the recipes that are pretty bad, but edible. Despite what you see here on Taste and Tell, a good chunk of the recipes I try go into this category. Sad, but true. Read the rest of this entry >>

Dark and fudgy, this Italian Chocolate-Almond Flourless Cake is perfect for any chocolate lover. Top each slice with whipped cream and berries for a restaurant quality dessert at home.

Italian Chocolate-Almond Flourless Cake on www.tasteandtellblog.com

Photos Updated February 2015


Originally posted April 22, 2008 – Every year, I get caught up in the red velvet love for Valentine’s Day, and forget that there are other great desserts for the holiday of love. So I’m glad to be bringing back this delicious flourless cake from the archives. It is a perfect dessert if you are having a Valentine’s Day in (which is what we always do!) I think this is more of a special occasion cake, and it’s definitely worthy of being served to your loved ones!
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