Sweet Tomatoes’ Broccoli Madness Salad

Sweet Tomatoes Broccoli Madness Salad #sidedishes

I can’t even begin to describe how delicious this salad is! I’ll try but there really are no words for it. My mind goes blank and my eyes glaze over a little when I think of it. When you read off the ingredient list it sounds like another run-of-the-mill salad, a good one but nothing… 

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Whole Food’s California Quinoa Salad Recipe

California Quinoa Salad (Whole Foods Copycat)

California quinoa salad is mildly Thai-inspired with edamame, fresh mango, coconut flakes, raisins, bell pepper, red onion, fresh cilantro and almonds, lightly dressed in fresh lime juice and balsamic vinegar. Hello, Whole Foods knock-off! I think I love you. This is pasta salad’s cousin, the healthier version of picnic food that doesn’t have any oil… 

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Homemade Rainbow Chip Frosting

Homemade Rainbow Chip Frosting

Imagine, if you can, the sweetest white frosting bursting with small, colorful chips. That is rainbow chip frosting. Betty Crocker used to make it with a rainbow chip cake to match. They were both favorites as a kid. The frosting, sadly, was discontinued. People are so crazy-mad about it they have gone as far as… 

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P.F. Chang’s Mongolian Beef Copycat Recipe

Mongolian Beef Copycat

Sliced flank steak and green onions with a sweet and savory glaze served over rice with steamed broccoli. A copycat recipe for the much loved P.F. Chang’s Mongolian Beef. This is proof that a few simple ingredients, as long as they’re the right ones, can join together to make something utterly delicious. The sauce comes… 

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Spicy Meatball Homemade SpaghettiOs

Spicy Meatball SpaghettiO's

Homemade spaghettiOs with meatballs, black olives and a spicy sauce. I never really did enjoy eating spaghettiOs. Not even as a kid. My palate was more sophisticated, likely from all the homemade sauce my Mom fed us. That weak imitation stuff in a can just didn’t taste good even back then.