Fire Roasted Tomato & Lime Salsa

Homemade salsa is easier than you think! The flavor combo in this mild version are unbeatable!

We eat a ridiculous amount of salsa. I used to buy it in the glass jar, but then I tried the fresh kind that’s in the produce section at the grocery store and was hooked. Every week I buy a container of that stuff, and every week we eat it within 3 days. It’s a problem. Kind of.

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Homemade English Muffins

Chewy, light, and airy- these muffins are amazing!

I’m so addicted to english muffins. If I buy a package, I end up eating them all within the week. Once they’re toasted and smeared with peanut butter, honey or jam, I cannot resist. They’re the perfect snack or breakfast! They’re so good, yet too expensive for my tastes. I’ve been searching for the perfect recipe for awhile now, and this one is really simple. I love it when I have all the ingredients at home!

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How To: Cut Up Tropical Fruits

My husband has been attacking the mangos I buy ever since I showed him how to cut them up. I had an old post on here with terrible photos that I’ve been dying to re-do, and now I finally have!

How to cut up tropical fruits

Sometimes people ask me how to cut/use/eat certain fruits and vegetables, so I’m going to try to do some photo tutorials of my favorite ones! Tropical fruit is first on my list because 1) it reminds me of Hawaii, that magical state where I wish I was at all times and 2) it’s delicious, healthy, and sweet like sugar. These are probably some of the highest-sugar fruits out there, but rest assured, they are still very good for you! I know this isn’t close to all the wonderful tropical fruits out there (mmm, kiwi), but these are our very favorite ones! Continue reading

How To: Make a Pitcher of Iced Tea

As this blog grows, I realize that I would like to occasionally share posts ┬áthat aren’t recipes. I hope you don’t mind, and that some of them will still interest you. For my first one, I thought I’d keep it fairly food-related still, just to ease our way into this! I’ve already mentioned that coffee makes me jittery and wired usually, so I drink tea. But I didn’t mention how much tea I drink….

DIY Iced Tea

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How To: Make Homemade Extracts

Make your own extracts using just two ingredients! Perfect for flavoring Popsicles, coffee, and baked treats!, There’s really nothing simpler than making your own extracts. Mostly it just takes TIME. It takes a few ingredients and at least a month of time to let the flavors come out. I made vanilla extract in bulk last year for Christmas gifts and regularly stock my mom up with lemon extract for her smoothies. These extracts deserve to be used in recipes featuring them, like vanilla custard or lemon meringue pie! Continue reading