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Meal Plan Monday #72 ~ Possum Pie

Buckle up, friends, we’ve got an amazing selection of features that were your favorites from last week. These recipes were so, so good but there were a few that stood out ~ an incredible pie from Food & Forte, fresh baked bread from Restless Chipotle, creamy pasta salad from Big Rigs ‘n Lil’ Cookies  and an amazing chicken dish from our host at Julia’s Simply Southern.  Thank you, bloggers for sharing your great recipes. Don’t forget, if you’d like to be considered as one of our featured recipes, please give us a LINK BACK. We love sharing your yummy...

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How To Toast Coconut

Sweet coconut is yummy, but toasted sweet coconut is a whole other kind of good! If you are like me, and love coconut, then this little tutorial on how to toast it is for you. Just a few minutes in the oven turn those tasty flakes into nutty, golden, rich shavings. The first thing to do is grab a bag of sweetened coconut flakes – any size will do. Next, line a baking sheet with tin foil or parchment and spread out the coconut in as much of a single layer as possible. Set your oven to 325 degrees....

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Pineapple Coconut Poke Cake

Luscious cake with pineapple and coconut, topped with fresh whipped cream and toasted coconut flakes is a dessert that memories are made of. Tropical fruit flavors have always been a favorite in my house and this “poke cake” has risen to all-star status. It’s not only packed with fresh flavor, it’s easy to make since it starts with a box mix…just livened up with a little something extra. Hang with me, I’m sharing the secret, well, actually two, that make this cake awesome! With summer hanging hot and lazy over our heads here in the south, light, fresh foods...

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Meal Plan Monda #71 ~ Bruschetta Chicken

Welcome to Meal Plan Monday #71 and thank you to all of the wonderful bloggers who are here to share recipes! Meal Plan Monday is growing by leaps and bounds! Last week we ended up with well over 100 new recipes so y’all make sure you check back throughout the week because wonderful recipes continue to be added daily and we just know your family’s next favorite is among them. Let’s start fixing our plates! Bruschetta Chicken from Jen Around The World is the perfect blend of seasonal flavors! No Bake Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies from Kelly Lynn’s Sweets and...

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Summer Salad

Tomatoes, Valdia onions, sweet corn and basil drizzled with a bright lemony dressing are combined to make the BEST summer salad ever! Personally, I don’t think this is an overstatement, especially since I eat some version of this salad about everyday during the summer months. Fresh vegetables from the farmers market make it effortless to pull this delightful salad together. For me, there is nothing quite like a summer tomato. Actually, I’m quite a snob when it comes to tomatoes, which means, during the winter months, I’m not touching one. It’s got to be garden fresh and my favorite variety…wait...

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