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Homemade Guacamole

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Since we have already established that I really think Mexican food should just have it’s own food group, I thought I would share my favorite recipe for Homemade Guacamole!  This stuff is beyond delicious.  My hubby is usually in charge of making this because I just think his tastes awesome.  Not to mention, I love watching that sexy man in the kitchen.  😉  You need to go and get all the ingredients to make this soon.  Like VERY VERY soon!  You can then come back and thank me!  Believe me, you will.  Yum!

Homemade Guacamole
 
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Ingredients
  • 3 Haas avocados, seeded and peeled
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp cayenne
  • ½ medium red onion, diced
  • ½ jalapeno pepper, seeded & diced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded & diced
  • 1.5 Tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, add the scooped avacado and the juice from the lime. Toss to coat well.
  2. Drain the lime juice but reserve it for later.
  3. Add the salt, cumin and cayenne pepper and mash well with a potato masher.
  4. Next, fold in the onions, jalapeno, tomatoes, cilantro and garlic. Add in 1 Tbsp of the reserved lime juice.
  5. Taste and add salt if needed.
  6. Let refrigerate for one hour and then serve. If preferred, you can also serve at room temperature. Enjoy!

Recipe inspired by Alton Brown

Fudge Mint Milkshake

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My middle son’s favorite treat is a milkshake.  These fudge mint milkshakes have become one of his new favorites.  They are so easy to make too.  They are a great way to use up all of those Thin Mint cookies that you purchased from the Girl Scouts this year.  Or if it isn’t Girl Scout cookie season, just pick up some Keebler Grasshopper cookies during your next trip to the grocery store. Either way, they make a great milkshake!

Fudge Mint Milkshake
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups chocolate ice cream
  • 1½ cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 10 thin mint or grasshopper cookies
  • Whipped Cream
Instructions
  1. In a blender, mix together chocolate and vanilla ice cream, milk, and the thin mint cookies. Blend until ice cream is smooth and cookies are finely crushed.
  2. Pour into two glasses and top with whipped cream.
  3. Garnish with a cookie, if desired.
  4. Enjoy!

 

Cinnamon Swirl Crumb Bread

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Here I go again with another cinnamon sugar recipe.  We recently made this and fell in love with it.  I have already made it a few times.  It takes very similar to a favorite Cinnamon Crumb Cake that we used to buy from a favorite bakery.  Yum!!!

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Cinnamon Swirl Crumb Bread
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 eggs, beaten
For the Cinnamon Swirl
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
For the Crumb Topping
  • ½ cup flour
  • ¼ granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • Powered sugar (for dusting)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Line a 9x5x3 loaf pan with parchment paper.
  3. In a large size mixing bowl, mix together flour, sugars, baking powder and baking soda.
  4. Add the oil and mix until you see small lumps beginning to form. Next add in the sour cream, eggs and vanilla. Mix just until batter forms. Make sure you don't over mix! The batter will be lumpy.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together the Cinnamon Swirl ingredients.
  6. In another small bowl, mix together the Crumble topping.
  7. Pour ⅓ of the batter into your loaf pan. Spread evenly. Sprinkle ½ of the cinnamon swirl mixture on top.
  8. Pour another ⅓ of the batter over the cinnamon swirl layer. Spread evenly. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon swirl mixture over the top.
  9. Pour the remaining batter on top and spread evenly. Sprinkle the crumble topping over the top of the bread.
  10. Bake for 60-70 minutes until you insert a toothpick and it comes out clean.
  11. Lightly dust the top with powdered sugar (optional).

Recipe adapted from Something Swanky.