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rika agustini

Instant Pot Queso Dip Recipe

Instant Pot Queso Dip Recipe with Ground Beef, served with Mission Tortilla Strips

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mission®. All opinions are entirely my own. In preparation for your Cinco de Mayo celebration or get-together I am going to share a delicious Instant Pot Queso Dip Recipe made from scratch; ground beef, diced tomatoes and green chilies, jalapenos, white onion, garlic,  Monterey Jack, Sharp Cheddar, chili powder, cumin, butter, cornstarch, evaporated milk, salt and pepper.  Pair it…

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Szechuan Peppercorn Chicken

Szechuan Peppercorn Chicken

If you are craving Chinese take-out then try this delicious Szechuan peppercorn chicken recipe, made with the numbing, tongue-tingling sezchuan pepepercorn, aromatic garlic and ginger.  It has an easy marinade sauce of soy sauce, cooking wine and corn starch. My husband and I are a big fans of authentic Sezchuan food.  We have two regular dishes of spicy boiled fish and spicy lamb cumin stir fry that we often grab…

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Mediterranean Garden Chicken Sandwich

Mediterranean Garden Chicken Sandwich

  This post is sponsored by Arla® Cream Cheese but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Today, I am going to share a fun recipe using all my mystery basket ingredients from the Chopped at Home Challenge with Arla®. Mediterranean Garden Chicken Sandwich. Mediterranean Garden Chicken Sandwich Ingredients:  This chicken sandwich recipe is inspired by Mediterranean flavors, because one of the main ingredients I used is a…

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Experience the Loews Minneapolis Hotel – Steps from Target Center

Loews Minneapolis Hotel

Disclosure: In partnership with Loews Minneapolis Hotel We stayed at a  Loews here in Coronado, San Diego a while back and have been eager to get back to a Loews ever since.  During our stay the staff had gone out of its way to make our stay easy, memorable and luxurious.  When my husband bought plane tickets to Minnesota I hopped on the internet and decided to reach out to…

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Asian Ground Beef Stir Fry

Asian Ground Beef Stir Fry

    Asian Ground Beef Stir Fry that is made with aromatic cumin and a fragrant Asian marinade sauce, that is lightly sweet and savory. This quick meat dish can be ready in less than 30 minutes, a perfect beef recipe for your busy life. It can be served over noodles, or for low carb version over or wrapped in lettuce. This beef stir fry recipe is packed with protein.…

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Kleenex Wet Wipes Germ Removal – Clean Up Faces, Hands, and Messes without Harsh Chemicals

Kleenex Wet Wipes Germ Removal - Clean Up Faces, Hands, and Messes without Harsh Chemicals

    Staying clean is a obviously a great way to keep germs away. By washing our hands frequently we can limit the transfer of bacteria, viruses and other microbes. Unfortunately, staying clean while on the go is very challenging because not everywhere we go has running water. Carrying wet wipes is very important as they offer countless benefits for convenience and personal hygiene and so convenience. As a busy…

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Crispy Chicken Breast with Creamy Artichoke Sauce

Crispy Chicken Breast with Creamy Artichoke Sauce

If you are looking for a not-so-boring chicken breast recipe, look no further and try this Crispy Chicken Breast with Creamy Artichoke Sauce recipe. It’s time to step out from sticking to your usual recipes with a little help from  Reese Specialty Foods. This delicious and juicy chicken breast recipe is served with a creamy artichoke and caper sauce.   Chicken breasts are an easy go-to for cooking, but the results…

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Let’s Go Places with Toyota Highlander

Lets Go Places with Toyota Highlander

In partnership with #DriveToyota #LetsGoPlaces For our spring break this year we decided to take my immediate family up to the Midwest and visit grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles.  The main hub that we called home for the visit were The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, although we took a three hour tour through beautiful farm country to also visit some water parks in Wisconsin Dells. Even though San…

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Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

skillet chocolate chip cookie

Skillet chocolate chip cookie that is so easy to make, with crisp edges and a chewy middle. It’s made with simple baking ingredients that you could easily find in your pantry: all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, butter, light brown sugar, granulated sugar, egg, vanilla, semi-sweet chocolate chips and chocolate chunks.  Optional ingredients are pecans or walnuts, and marshmallow. This skillet chocolate chip cookie is the perfect dessert size for two.…

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How to Get Rid of Blackheads Fast with Bioré Self Heating One Minute Mask and Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips

How to Get Rid of Blackheads Fast with Bioré Self Heating One Minute Mask and Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips

    Clear skin.  We all want it, and we know that clean skin starts with clean pores. Our faces can get clogged with oil, pollution, stress or hormone imbalance. If the clogged pores are left untreated, it can lead to blackheads and acne. For many of us it has been a lifelong battle to get clean pores.  There are so many products out there, but many of them don’t…

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Living a Healthier Lifestyle with Frelii

Living a Healthier Lifestyle with Frelii

    Have you ever thought about getting your personalized nutrition guide and custom fitness plans designed specifically for your body? Living a healthier lifestyle can be overwhelming but making just a few changes in your lifestyle can help you live longer and happier. For me, a healthy lifestyle is about keeping a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, staying active, and staying mentally balanced. With our busy lives we often have…

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Vegan Roasted Bell Pepper Soup

Vegan Roasted Bell Pepper Soup

  This Vegan Roasted Bell Pepper Soup is full of immunity-boosting foods. A creamy soup without dairy and made of fresh ingredients that are high in lycopene: red bell pepper and tomatoes!  Looking for creamy soup recipes without dairy? Try this Vegan Roasted Bell Pepper Soup as it’s loaded with nutrients, is low calorie and contains no heavy cream (dairy free). A comforting soup made with fresh vegetables that are high…

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Chia Pudding with Creamy Banana and Avocado Blend

chia pudding with almond milk topped with creamy banana and avocado blend

  Delicious chia pudding with almond milk, topped with creamy banana and avocado.  A healthy breakfast, snack or dessert option that is high in fiber and protein, the perfect alternative to yogurt or smoothies.   This Chia pudding recipe is made with a great combination of  unsweetened almond milk, and a small amount of Left Field Farms Non-GMO Creamer to balance with just a bit of sweetness. It really works for…

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Here’s How I Make My Straight Hair Hold a Curl

    Straight hair is a flattering hair type and it looks good on any face type. Straight hair is also the perfect hair type for an effortless day to night look. For those of you like me who have straight, fine hair, you may often complain that it can be quite difficult to style.  While it’s true, there is hope!  Today, I am going to share a quick solution…

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Smothered Chicken with Mushroom Gravy

chicken with mushroom gravy

Delicious one pot meal, smothered chicken with mushroom gravy. Perfectly tender chicken breasts smothered in a savory gravy that’s sure to become a family favorite. No mushroom soup needed! Looking for quick chicken dinner recipes? You can’t go wrong with a one pot meal like this chicken with mushroom gravy recipe. This delicious chicken dish is so easy to make, yet is so flavorful and can be ready in less than…

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Ground Beef Quesadilla with Chipotle Seasoning

ground-beef-quesadilla

This cheesy ground beef quesadilla with chipotle seasoning is a quick Mexican-inspired game-day food or the perfect late-night snack. It’s served with mixed bell peppers and corn, also Mexican cheese on tortilla. Looking for last minute game day food recipes? You’re in luck. I am going to show you how to make an easy ground beef quesadilla with few ingredients. The homemade quesadilla seasoning from ingredients that you could easily find…

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3 Colors Breakfast Smoothie with Oatmeal

3 Colors Breakfast Smoothie with Oatmeal

Thank you McCormick for sponsoring this post. Visit your local Wal-Mart to pick up McCormick Good Morning Breakfast for your family! Mornings go by fast, too fast. Between getting ready for your workday and preparing your kids for school, there isn’t much time to create the flavorful, fulfilling breakfast your family deserves. McCormick Good Morning breakfast is a break through line of products to help you do just that. The…

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How to Build Yogurt Parfaits

How to Build Yogurt Parfaits

    Today, I am going to share some of my favorite tips to eat healthier without breaking the bank and learn how to build yogurt parfaits.  A healthy yogurt parfait for breakfast, snack, even for a dessert! The most common reason people give for not buying healthy foods is that they think it’s too expensive. While this can be very true, there are actually many things you can do…

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