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Fiesta Chipotle Mango Chicken Thighs #CIC

Fiesta Chipotle Mango Chicken Thighs. If you're looking for sweet & spicy, look no further. www.lorisculinarycreaitons.com

Welcome everybody to the May edition of the Crazy Ingredient Challenge!  If you are a first time visitor to the Crazy Ingredient Challenge, let me tell you about it. The challenge is to create a recipe with two truly unique ingredients that are not traditionally cooked together. I just love this adventure and it’s so fun to “think outside the cookbook” and come up with something amazing. Spearheaded by the lovely Dawn at Spatula’s On Parade, this is one group of talented chef’s who come up with these recipes each month. Want to know what May’s challenge is? You are going to just love it…… Mango & Chipotle Peppers. Sweet & spicy…. this is going to be awesome!

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ChillWarmer Review #HydroMate4Life

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How much water do you drink in a day? For me it’s an awful lot. I’m usually running about 10 degrees warmer then everyone else so a big glass or bottle of ice cold water is usually right by my side.  Unfortunatly, the ice melts before I’m finished with my glass and that is so annoying. Enter the Stainless Steel Water bottle by ChillWarmer. Not only does my ice stay solid for a lot longer but it’s also good for warm drinks too.

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Tickle My Tastebuds #53

I love it when Tuesday rolls around since it means it’s time to Tickle My Tastebuds!! We are now live and waiting for you to share your culinary creations. I want to thank you all for stopping by each week to share your tasty recipes. I appreciate all of you and the recipes you share. You’re all truly an amazing bunch of talented chefs.

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Element Rice Cake Review #ELEMENTsnacks

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Elements Rice Cakes Snacks. Makes rice cakes delicious. www..lorisculinarycreations.com #ELEMENTsnacks

I’m a snacker. When that 3PM slump kicks in, I want something to munch on and it’s usually chips or something salty. Unfortunalty that’s not the healthiest option for me. Sometimes I crave chocolate but can’t eat an entire candy bar in one setting.  When Element gave me the opportunity to review their Element Rice Cakes, I just had to say yes. These snacks are the best of both worlds.

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Slow Cooker Barbecue Beans

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Slow Cooker Barbecue Beans. Let the slow cooker do all the work for you. This side is perfect for potlucks. www.lorisculinarycreations.com

My nephew had a birthday on May 4th. He calls it “Quattro de Spencer” and this year we had a gathering at his place. Burgers, dogs and sides. Simple enough. He asked me to bring a killer side dish. Talk about pressure! I guess having a food blog really raises the bar high when you’re asked to bring something to a pot luck.  So my slow cooker came to the rescue.

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Refreshing Quinoa Salad with Pear & Mango

Quinoa, Pear and Mango Salad perfect for sling and summer outdoor dining. www.loriscuilinarycreations.com

Have I bored you yet with how much I love the Utah Food Co-Op? I hope not since I’m about to mention it again. This week’s haul included apples, pears, bananas, zucchini, lettuce, spinach and more. With hubby getting a positive stress test result two weeks ago, it was time to kick start a better eating campaign and what better way then with a batch of organic fruits and veggies from the co-op?

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Welcome to Tickle My Tastebuds #52!!! We are now live and waiting for you to share your culinary creations. I want to thank you all for stopping by each week to share your tasty recipes. I appreciate all of you and the recipes you share. You’re all truly amazing.

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I received this product in exchange for an honest and objective review.  All opinions are 100% my own.  I only review products that I feel will benefit my family and my readers.
Yumms Grilling Mats review #yummsgourmetgrilling. With the weather warming up, we grill all the time. I don’t know about you all, but we basically live outside during the spring and summer months. Now that we have a big yard, it’s even more enjoyable. Our old yard was merely a patio that measured about 6′ x 8′ and just fit the grill and a small table. No bueno. I was given the opportunity to review Yumms Grill Mats and figured since we’re cooking outside anyway, why not give these a try? I’ve never used grill mats before so I was interested in this. And, boy was I glad I jumped at this opportunity.

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I was provided a free Country Crock spread for this recipe contest post. I was not compensated in any way. #WhenWeBake

Mother's Day Egg & Crab Lasagna. Perfect for brunch. #WhenWeBake

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and I know some of us are in a frenzy making plans to honor Mom. Are you taking her out to dinner? Planning a family get together? Or perhaps a nice Mother’s Day brunch? Today I’m going to share with you a delicious breakfast lasagna that would be wonderful to make Mom this Sunday.  I’ve made many lasagnas before but never one for brunch or with eggs.  This one is “creamy goodness in a baking dish” and filled with scrambled eggs, crab and veggies. You can’t go wrong here.

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Welcome to Tickle My Tastebuds #51!!! Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone. Big plans tonight? Going to cook up some Mexican food this evening? I know I am and I usually don’t need a holiday to do so either.  Welcome back to our link party. We are now live and waiting for you to share your culinary creations. I want to thank you all for stopping by each week to share your tasty recipes. I appreciate all of you and the recipes you share. You’re all truly amazing.

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