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Spiced Almond Popcorn Snack Mix | #CelebrateAlmonds

I’ve partnered with California Almonds to bring you this sponsored post and all opinions stated are my own.
Spiced Almond Popcorn Snack Mix | #CelebrateAlmonds
Spiced Almond Popcorn Snack Mix | #CelebrateAlmonds
Almonds and popcorn and seeds—oh my! These three things may just be my ultimate snacking trifecta. They are all easy to pack in my purse or bag when I'm on-the-go, as well as for when I feel a between-meals snack attack coming on. So combining the three might just be one of the smartest things I've done lately.

Burnt Coffee Flan | Pan's Labyrinth #FoodnFlix

Burnt Coffee Flan | Pan's Labyrinth #FoodnFlix
Burnt Coffee Flan | Pan's Labyrinth #FoodnFlix
This month, the Food 'n Flix club is creating recipes inspired by the 2006 dark fairy tale, Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth. Set in post civil war Spain (5 years after its end), it's the story of Ofelia, a young girl who, along with her very pregnant mother, is preparing to move in with her new stepfather, the horrid Captain Vidal, at his military outpost.

Menudo (Red Chile Tripe Soup) | #SoupSwappers

Menudo (Red Chile Tripe Soup)
Menudo (Red Chile Tripe Soup)
Menudo is touted for it's ability to help cure a hangover. This is due to its high Vitamin B content. I'm guessing that the chile-laden broth probably aids in helping you sweat it out a bit, too. Whether that's a Mexican urban legend or not, I don't know. But ask any Mexican you know how to cure a hangover, and menudo will be the answer. Alongside a big glass of water for hydration, it definitely couldn't hurt. Or you could choose to go hair of the dog. You know, if that's more your style.

Spicy Shrimp Curry | #FishFridayFoodies

Spicy Shrimp Curry
It's time for another edition of the Fish Friday Foodies, when a group of bloggers get together to share fish and seafood recipes based on a chosen theme in an effort to incorporate more seafood into our daily routine. This month, we're exploring the wonderful and diverse world of fish and seafood curries.

Okay, actually we are supposed to be exploring the wonderful and diverse world of Indian fish and seafood curries. Zoinks! I'm usually very good at observation, or at least the art of recording, but somehow I forgot to write down that all-important adjective.

Hemp-Chia-Flax Einkorn Crackers | #EinkornExperiment

Hemp-Chia-Flax Einkorn Crackers | #EinkornExperiment
Hemp-Chia-Flax Einkorn Crackers | #EinkornExperiment
It's time for another edition of The Einkorn Experiment! This month I decided that I wanted to try my hand at using einkorn to make crackers. Homemade crackers are usually pretty simple to make, and always leave me feeling a sense of accomplishment as I pull them from the oven.

Since I'm still getting comfortable with einkorn flour and its slight differences from all-purpose in a recipe like this, I chose this recipe by Cathy from Bread Experience via Einkorn.com as a starting point. So, here's the thing about einkorn flour—it absorbs liquid slower than all-purpose flour, so you have to take things a little slow, and take care not to over-mix in an effort to incorporate everything.

Love Potion cocktail | #SheMadeEllaHace

Love Potion cocktail
Love Potion cocktail
It's time for another round of She Made, Ella Hace with my friend Leslie from La Cocina de Leslie, and this month, we're creating Valentine's Day inspired recipes. Even though we had this planned in advance, today really snuck up on me, and I was scrambling last minute to create something.

Bisquick Pancakes w/ Raspberry Maple Syrup (for Glenn & Abraham) | The Walking Dead

Bisquick Pancakes w/ Raspberry Maple Syrup (for Glenn & Abraham) | The Walking Dead
I know it's been a while since I've shared a recipe inspired by The Walking Dead, but I'm sharing one today to mark the mid season 7 premiere. So, the thing is, I had an extremely rough time with the first half of the season. Episode 1 brought on a ton of anxiety, that seemed to carry me through the season. It was so brutal and heart-breaking that just typing the words are making me cry. Literally. Sometimes my extreme empathic nature feels like a curse.

Herbed Almond Encrusted Goat Cheese Bites | #CelebrateAlmonds

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 Herbed Almond Encrusted Goat Cheese Bites | #CelebrateAlmonds
 Herbed Almond Encrusted Goat Cheese Bites | #CelebrateAlmonds
It's been awhile since I've talked about a food holiday, but since February has the honor of being American Heart Month, National Snacking Month, and Almond Month (not to mention Almond Day falls on the 16th), I thought it would be fun to combine all three by sharing a few almond recipes with you throughout the month.

Quick Bacon, Avocado and Egg Breakfast Sandwiches

Quick Bacon, Avocado and Egg Breakfast Sandwiches
I've mentioned before that I was raised on the old adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, though I admit it's not always the easiest one to get on the table. That's especially true on school days and busy work mornings around here, so it helps to have a few tried and true shortcuts up your sleeve.

I love getting the chance to try out new OXO kitchen tools and gadgets, and then sharing them with you. Today I'm going to introduce you to four products that have recently become invaluable to me in the kitchen on those busy mornings. Actually, I've found myself using them even when I'm not in a rush, because they're so darn convenient.

50 States 5000 Ideas | #TLCBookTours

50 States 5000 Ideas Book Tour Stop | #TLCBookTours #50States5000Ideas
50 States 5000 Ideas Book Tour Stop | #TLCBookTours #50States5000Ideas
The first time I traveled in an airplane, I was 36. Growing up, whenever we traveled, we took the car, which is probably where my love of road trips began. I've always loved road maps and atlases, often spending just as much time in that section of a book store as I spent anywhere else. I would sit in the back seat of the car, map spread out, tracking our journey with my finger as we passed mile markers, rest stops, state parks, and signs for local attractions.

When I started paging through the new National Geographic release, 50 States 5000 Ideas, it was like I was a kid again, in the back seat, staring at the wonders outside of my window. Filled with bright, vivid photographs from each of the 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces, as well as an overview of a few good cities to start with and landscape info, my mind immediately started planning road trips that I could take with my family.

Apple Cinnamon Stuffing Muffins | Lift And Separate

Apple Cinnamon Stuffing Muffins
Apple Cinnamon Stuffing Muffins
Welcome to the TLC Book Tours stop for the first novel by Marilyn Simon Rothstein, Lift And Separate! With a title like "Lift And Separate" and a cover filled with bras, you might guess that this book contains a bit of humor—you'd be correct! The story is actually a look into the life of 50-something Marcy Hammer, whose husband of 33 years seems to be going through a mid-life crisis, in the worst way possible.

Harvey Hammer is in the (family) business of bras, and can correctly guess any woman he meets bra size at a glance. As if that weren't uncomfortable enough, he cheats on his wife and mother of his three grown children with a fitting model.

Citrus Salad with Honey-Tarragon Vinaigrette | #ProgressiveEats

Citrus Salad with Honey-Tarragon Vinaigrette
Citrus Salad with Honey-Tarragon Vinaigrette
Does your body ever crave something, but you just can't figure out what? You walk through the kitchen, opening the fridge, then the pantry, then the fridge, then the pantry—and still, nothing seems right? When this happens to me, that yearning can usually only be satisfied with one of two things: dark leafy greens or citrus fruit.

Bacon-wrapped Water Chestnuts

Bacon-wrapped Water Chestnuts
Bacon-wrapped Water Chestnuts
My friend Leslie from La Cocina de Leslie and I started the series She Made, Ella Hace over 5 years ago. The past couple of years, our posting has been very sporadic, but we've decided that there is no better time than the present to get back on track and start post on a regular monthly basis again - hooray! We're kicking off the year with appetizer recipes, in anticipation of the Super Bowl (can I type that out loud?) this coming weekend.

Today I'm sharing a recipe that has been in my family for as long as I can remember. We've always referred to them as "water chestnut hors d'oeuvres" or simply, water chestnuts (e.g... "who's making the water chestnuts this year?"), but I'll refer to them bacon-wrapped water chestnuts for clarification purposes.

Nest Eggs (Eggs in Potato-Carrot Nests) | French Kiss #FoodnFlix

Nest Eggs (Eggs in Potato-Carrot Nests) inspired by French Kiss #FoodnFlix
Nest Eggs (Eggs in Potato-Carrot Nests) inspired by French Kiss | #FoodnFlix
This month's Food 'n Flix club pick is the 1995 Romantic-Comedy French Kiss, starring Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline. I'm hosting over at the Food 'n Flix site this month is you want to join in the fun! So, I chose this flick because it's one of my all-time faves. What can I say, I'm a cheeseball and a sucker for a good chick-flick.