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Easy 6 Ingredient Guacamole

“Guac is extra.” Um, yea, I know that, but I want it anyways. I mean really, is there even a question about that, haha. I get this every single time I visit my favorite burrito spot. And after going the other day, I got to thinking. When I make tacos of any kind at home, I never have guacamole on them.

The reason is that I don’t like store bought guac and I’ve always thought it was too difficult or time consuming to make. While I still stand by my opinion of store bought guac, I was completely wrong about how easy it is to make. With this easy 6 ingredient guacamole recipe, I’ll never have a taco or chips without guac again.

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I’m not going to lie. When I was making this recipe to photograph, the photos almost didn’t happen because I was eating the guacamole the entire time. It was a chips and guac kind of day and I went all in. But I managed to get a few good shots so you can see just how easy and delicious it really is.

Whether you want that extra-ness to your taco, burrito, nachos, chips, or are ready to celebrate Cinco De Mayo, this is hands down the easiest guacamole recipe you’ll ever try.

I always start by preparing all of the ingredients (full ingredient list and measurements below) so that once I get started it’s quick and easy going. I hate stopping to chop this or mince that. For this recipe you need avocados, diced tomato, diced red onion, chopped cilantro, minced garlic, and lime juice.

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Next is cutting, peeling and pitting the avocados. Then placing them in a bowl, where you use a fork to smash them into a nice, smooth texture.

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Easy 6 Ingredient Guacamole | #guacamole #recipe #CincoDeMayo

Then it’s simply a matter of adding and mixing in the rest of the ingredients. Once fully mixed, I also like to add a little salt to taste, but this is optional depending on your tastes.

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Easy 6 Ingredient Guacamole
Recipe type: Dip/Spread
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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A tasty guacamole is easier to make than you think and this 6 ingredient recipe is proof!
Ingredients
  • 3 ripe avocados
  • ½ medium tomato (diced)
  • ½ small red onion (diced)
  • 2-3 tsp cilantro (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • Salt (optional)
Instructions
  1. Cut, peel and pit all 3 avocados, and place them in a bowl. Using a fork, smash them into a smooth texture.
  2. Add the tomato, onion, cilantro, garlic and lime juice to the bowl. Mix well.
  3. (Optional) Add salt to taste.
  4. Enjoy!

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What food do you like to put guacamole on?

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My Quicker Than Take-Out Dinner Solution + Tai Pei Sweepstakes

Lately, there hasn’t been a week that’s gone by that I didn’t order take-out at least once. And truth be told, I’ve been known on occasion to order take-out two days in a row. Reality is, life gets busy, so it happens. The other reality is that money can get tight, but the one thing that stays constant is my family’s appetites. So when life gets busy, money gets tight, and my family gets hungry, I employ my quicker than take-out dinner solution.

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What’s my solution? Tai Pei single serve entrees. My family loves Asian food, so take-out is always a favorite. But when time and money get really tight, Tai Pei Asian Food is an even quicker alternative. Just throw each one in the microwave for around 5 minutes and dinner is done! I don’t know about you, but I can cook a Tai Pei entree for each family member quicker than my local take-out spot can cook and deliver our order.

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The simple fact that they come in single serve portions is also beneficial for us. Everyone has their own favorite dish, so when we order take-out it can get pretty expensive. One kid wants chicken, another just wants fried rice, mom and dad want something else, and it all adds up. At around $3 per entree, Tai Pei single serve entrees make family meals super affordable. So I’m not only saving time, but I’m saving money on those busy nights, too.

Tai Pei Single Serve Entree Flavors

  • Sweet & Sour Chicken
  • Beef & Broccoli
  • General Tso’s Spicy Chicken
  • Teriyaki Chicken
  • Orange Chicken
  • Pepper Beef
  • Shrimp Fried Rice
  • Chicken Fried Rice
  • Combination Fried Rice
  • Chicken Chow Mein
  • Spicy Korean Style Noodles with Chicken
  • Vegetable Lo Mein
  • String Bean Garlic Chicken
  • Emperor’s Spicy Chicken Meatballs
  • Japanese Style Chicken Meatballs

With this many options to try, dinner will never be boring again!

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And when it comes to flavor, my family never has any complaints. Each Tai Pei entree has it’s own unique and exceptional flavor, made from real, pure ingredients, with no preservatives or artificial ingredients. We’re talking nothing but real food here.

Usually I can predict there will be at least one night of the week where I’m either going to be too busy or too tired to cook dinner, so the ability to pick up Tai Pei single serve entrees from the frozen food section when doing my weekly grocery trip is a big plus. It’s nice to have them ready to go in my freezer at home when that one crazy day (or more) comes each week. Find Tai Pei Asian Food near you.

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Which Tai Pei entree flavor are you excited to try?

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Tai Pei Sweepstakes

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Entry Dates:

Monday, January 29, 2018 – Monday, March 5, 2018

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32 Ultimate Game Day Chicken Wing Recipes

What is a big game day without finger-licking good chicken wings? Step outside the box this time and try one of these sweet and savory wing recipes. With 32 to choose from, don’t be surprised if you decide to make more than one. They’re sure to be the talk of the party and everyone’s going to want the recipe(s)!

32 Ultimate Game Day Chicken Wing Recipes

Spicy Thai Chicken Wings | The Bewitchin Kitchen

Slow Cooker Apricot BBQ Chicken Wings | Mom Endeavors

Spicy Butter Chicken Wings | Simply Stacie

Crock Pot Honey BBQ Buffalo Chicken Wings | Flour on My Face

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings with Honey Sriracha Dipping Sauce | Premeditated Leftovers

Dr. Pepper Chicken Wings | Simply Southern Mom

Wingstop Garlic Parmesan Wings | CopyKat Recipes

Cilantro Lime Asian Chicken Wings | Urban Bliss Life

Baked Cajun Chicken Wings | The Bold Abode

Grilled Chicken Wings + Balsamic-Agave + Cilantro Dipping Sauce | This Worthey Life

Cranberry Pomegranate Sticky Chicken Wings | Urban Bliss Life

Crock-Pot Honey Garlic Chicken Wings | Crock-Pot Ladies

Spicy Smoked Chicken Wings | Penny Pincher Jenny

Crock-Pot Teriyaki Chicken Wings | Crock-Pot Ladies

Slow Cooker Lemon & Garlic Chicken Wings | Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog

Korean BBQ Chicken Wings | Frugal Mom Eh!

Tandoori Chicken Wings | Scratch Mommy

Honey Chipotle Wings | Life Love Liz

Sticky Asian Garlic Wings | What the Fork

Honey Habanero Chicken Wings | CopyKat Recipes

Crispy Smoked Chicken Wings | Cook Eat Paleo

Baked Honey Teriyaki Chicken Wings | Powered by Mom

Cherry Cola Asian Chicken Wings | Mrs. Wright Writes

Salt and Vinegar Game Day Chicken Wings | Outnumbered 3 to 1

Baked Firecracker Chicken Wings | Hip Mama’s Place

CHA! Hoisin-Glazed Roasted Chicken Wings | Bullocks Buzz

Copy Cat Thai Wings from Houlihans | This Worthey Life

Honey Mustard Chicken Wings | Life of a Southern Mom

Creamy Buffalo Wings | 3 Boys and a Dog

Avocado Chipotle Wings | 3 Boys and a Dog

Candied Chicken Wings | Scrappy Geek

Balsamic Glazed Wings | A Grande Life

Which chicken wing recipe are you most excited to try?

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Capresso CoffeeTEAM GS 10 Cup Grind & Brew Specialty Brewer Giveaway ($200 RV+) Ends 2/21 @CapressoTweets

Capresso CoffeeTEAM GS 10 Cup Grind & Brew Specialty Brewer Giveaway ($200 RV+) Ends 2/21 @CapressoTweets

Some days I don’t know what I would do without a nice, hot cup of coffee from my own kitchen. It may not be a high end cup of joe from the hippest coffee shop, but with a Capresso CoffeeTEAM GS 10 Cup Grind & Brew Specialty Brewer, it can sure fell like it. And this is your chance to win one!

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20+ Kitchen Gadgets That Will Make You Want to Cook at Home

I love cooking at home for the most part and the majority of my family’s meals are homemade. That’s not to say I don’t have my days where I just don’t feel like it and a frozen pizza or takeout will have to do. But some of these kitchen gadgets are so fun that you’ll want to cook at home just so you can try them.

20+ Kitchen Gadgets That Will Make You Want to Cook at Home

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Whether you want to eat healthier at home, do better at saving leftovers, save storage space with nifty all-in-ones, or just want to make cooking more fun, these are the kitchen gadgets for you. They make great gifts for those who love to spend time in the kitchen, too!

All-In-One Kitchen Tool

Citrus Press

Cauliflower Chopper

Corn Stripper

Spadle

Magnetic Knife Set

Savel

Vegetable Spiralizer

Stackable Spice Carousels

Potato Masher

Adjustable Rolling PinCollapsible Colanders

Rotary Vegetable Peeler

Vegetable Chopper

Avocado Slicer

Garlic Press

Herb Scissors

Dip Clips

Microwave Cleaner

Twist Whisk

All-In-One Rice Cooker and Food Steamer

Vacuum Sealing System

Airfryer

KitchenAid Mixer

Mini Food Processor

Which kitchen gadget do you want to try?

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Weekly Meal Planning in Under 1 Minute

I have always wanted to try meal planning, but it just seems way too time consuming. With that being said, I decide each day what I’m going to cook for dinner and sometimes that means going to the grocery store multiple times per week because I don’t have everything I need. Well, that’s just as time consuming.

Do you do this too? What if I told you I’ve discovered an amazing tool that will send you a 5 day meal plan WITH a grocery shopping list, right to your email inbox every week? That is exactly what The Dinner Daily does!

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~I received a complimentary subscription to The Dinner Daily to help facilitate this post. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~

So, weekly meal planning in under one minute? Yes, it’s completely possible with The Dinner Daily. The Dinner Daily is a subscription website where you sign up, designate your food preferences, family size, and even your favorite store. From there The Dinner Daily does the rest.

Each week The Dinner Daily will create five recipes based on your preferences and your store’s weekly sales promotions, and in your inbox you’ll receive the recipes plus a shopping list. How’s that for a time saver?! And money saver!

 

When I first tried The Dinner Daily, I started small. Of the five recipes I’d get emailed to me, I only did two of them. I wanted to get a feel for how it would work for me and my family. Since that first time, I’ve upped it to three or four meals each week, not only because it’s easy, but because it introduces us to new recipes too. Dinner can get pretty boring when you get in a routine and cook the same meals over and over.

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When you get your weekly meal plan, you have the option to delete recipes that you’re not interested in or just don’t want to try that week. Or if you’re not happy with the side dishes, you can swap those out as well. There are different side options to choose from and when you change up your menu, the ingredients are automatically adjusted on the shopping list too. If there’s something you want to add to your shopping list, you can do that before printing it.

For example, staples like seasonings and oils aren’t usually on the shopping list because a lot of people already have those at home. But if you’re running low or need whatever it is, just add it to the list before printing. Even if you just need to purchase a loaf of bread or a pack of diapers, you can add that so your list is all-inclusive when you head to the store.

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The shopping list has been my biggest time saver with The Dinner Daily. I can spend an hour creating a list of everything I need, but The Dinner Daily sends my list to me, ready to go. That means just one trip to the grocery store each week, not multiple. So it’s saving me time not only in the planning phase, but also in the actual grocery shopping phase.

From the time I open my weekly meal plan from The Dinner Daily, review the menu, make any quick changes I want, and print my shopping list, it only takes a minute of my day. It’s weekly meal planning in less than a minute!

Want in on this easy meal planning tool? You can try The Dinner Daily for 2 weeks, risk free! After that you can get weekly meal plans for as little as $1.00 per week. What’s not to love? Save time, save money, and eat good food!

Do you do weekly meal planning?

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Easy Game Day Snacking

Football season is in full swing and that means parties, tailgating, and lots of food. Game day food doesn’t have to be a fully involved task because with HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Trays, game day snacking is easy.

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Game day has arrived! You’d much rather sit and enjoy the game with your friends and family, instead of working in the kitchen on food and snacks. So do that! HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Trays make game day snacking quick, easy, and tasty. And with their packaging perfect for at-home parties or tailgating at a stadium, the already ready trays are a go-to game day snack no matter what your plans are.

The best thing about HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Trays is that all you have to do is open up the freshly packaged snacks and you’re ready to go. The sleek design of the trays are a great way to serve them, or if you want to get a little creative, putting together a fun and unique themed plate is just as easy. Do you like the football shape I created?

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On top of that, I really like that the kids enjoy the snacks too. What’s better than an easy kid-friendly snack? My kids love snacking on all of the components of HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Trays, so when I pulled out the salami and cheese tray they were just as excited for game day as everyone else.

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HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Trays are available in three different varieties (we love them all) and can be found at one of your local grocers.

  • 28 oz. Honey Ham & Turkey Party Tray
  • 28 oz. Hard Salami & Pepperoni Party Tray
  • 39.7 oz. Supreme Party Tray (Hard Salami, Genoa Salami, Peloponnese Pitted Olives)

Which HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Trays will you choose for your game day snacking?

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16 Leftover Turkey Recipes

Preparing an oversized turkey this Thanksgiving and planning to have quite a bit leftover? Don’t let those leftovers go to waste! Instead, try one or more of these delicious leftover turkey recipes.

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3 Ingredient Leftover Turkey Stew | Nerdy Mamma

Turkey Tetrazzini | The Complete Savorist

Turkey & Sweet Corn Soup | A Mitten Full of Savings

Leftover Turkey Recipe (Turkey & Cheese Roll) | The Typical Mom

Turkey Thai Curry | Simply Stacie

Turkey Shepherd’s Pie | Practical Savings

Turkey Pot Pie | The Gracious Wife

Collard Green & Chopped Turkey Wraps | This Worthey Life

Shredded Turkey & Collard Green Pesto Linguine | Premeditated Leftovers

Turkey Queso Dip | Diary of a Working Mom

BBQ Cheddar Turkey Flatbread | Raising Lifelong Learners

Crock Pot Turkey White Bean Chili | When is Dinner?

Turkey, Spinach & Onion Quiche Muffins  | Happy Mothering

Leftover Turkey Chili | Nerdy Mamma

Turkey & Buttermilk Dumplings | The Complete Savorist

South of the Border Turkey Hand Pies | A Mitten Full of Savings

Which leftover turkey recipe are you excited to try?

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How to Get the Perfect Burgers at Home

I love a good burger every now and again, but when I make them at home they usually end up too small for the bun; even when I try to make the patties larger, knowing they’ll shrink when cooked. Not anymore! With my new Burger Press, I can get perfect burgers at home every single time.

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So let’s talk about this Burger Press. It has to be one of the greatest additions to my arsenal of kitchen tools. Made by Cave Tools, the Burger Press yields six perfect, 1/3 pound, square burgers. Simply prepare your burger mix, spread it into the burger press, put the top/lid in place, and voila! Your burgers are ready for the grill (or pan).

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How to Get the Perfect Burgers at Home | #CaveTools #burgerpress #perfectburger

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How to Get the Perfect Burgers at Home | #CaveTools #burgerpress #perfectburger

How to Get the Perfect Burgers at Home | #CaveTools #burgerpress #perfectburger

The lid has a built in burger dimpler, which is scientifically proven to ensure your hamburgers stay flat and cook evenly. And while this is a great feature, it’s not even my favorite. What I like most about the Burger Press is that I can prepare the burgers well ahead of time, refrigerate or even freeze them in the Burger Press, and cook when I’m ready. If you meal prep, or are planning a party or BBQ, this will definitely come in handy.

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The first time I used my Burger Press, the process was easy and straight forward to follow. Our burgers came out great, with the exception of next time I’ll use more beef. I used about a pound and a half of beef because you’re not supposed to overfill it, but my burgers came out with a few bare spots. That’s an easy fix though and next time I’ll just use more beef for bigger, juicier burgers!

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Other than that, they kept their shape (which is great for using a whole piece of cheese), and prep and cleanup was a breeze. The Burger Press is dishwasher safe, so of course that’s right where it went after dinner.

Ready to make your own perfect burgers? You can purchase one directly from Cave Tools for $19.99 and when you use promo code BURGER15, you’ll get 15% off. Or if you’re an Amazon junkie like me, you can get one for just $9.99 (plus Prime shipping).

Making Time's 2017 Holiday Gift Guide is in the works and this is your opportunity to gain holiday exposure. Spots will fill up fast so contact me today! #HolidayGiftGuide #HGG #giftideasNot only would this Burger Press make the perfect addition to your own kitchen, but the holidays are right around the corner and it would make a great gift to anyone who loves to BBQ. Have anyone on your list who you think would love one (or two)?

Do you struggle to get the perfect burger at home?

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Tasty Meals in 30 Minutes or Less + Giveaway

As a mom who cooks at home a lot, the menu tends to get a little boring after a while. I get in such a routine and so used to cooking the same things over and over, that some of my family’s favorite dishes eventually become not so favorites. Time is a big factor when deciding what to cook because hey, I’m busy and sometimes I want something simple to make. With the help of my new cookbook, I have over 100 recipes to try and each one is prepared or ready in 30 minutes or less.

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What is this magical new cookbook? It’s Southern Living’s QUICK-FIX DINNERS: 100+ Simple Recipes Ready In 10, 20 or 30 Minutes. I’ve had the chance to try a few of the recipes, some more sophisticated than others, but the one thing they all have in common is they are quick and delicious!

The first recipe I tried was “Horseradish-Dill Salmon” and it took just 10 minutes. My family is already a big fan of salmon, but I have always baked it. This recipe had me pan sear the salmon and Oh. My. Tastebuds! I may never bake salmon again.

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Tasty Meals in 30 Minutes or Less + Giveaway | #SouthernLiving #cookbook #quickandeasy #giveaway

First of all, I never knew pan searing salmon fillets was so easy. And on top of that, I’ve always just used a simple seasoning. This recipe had me create a creamy horseradish-dill sauce (while the salmon cooked) and it could not have complimented the fish any better.

I served it with a side of white rice and roasted Brussels sprouts, and even drizzled some of the horseradish-dill sauce over the Brussels sprouts. Let’s just say this recipe has been bookmarked and I will definitely be making it again.

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While the salmon dish may seem a little bit more for a sophisticated palette, QUICK-FIX DINNERS: 100+ Simple Recipes Ready In 10, 20 or 30 Minutes also helps you to take simple, everyday recipes and kick them up a notch.

For example, there’s a recipe called “The Ultimate Grilled Cheese.” Grilled cheese sandwiches are simple to make, right? All you need is some bread, cheese and butter. But have you ever tried mayonnaise on the outside of your bread, instead of butter? That’s exactly what this recipe does.

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Tasty Meals in 30 Minutes or Less + Giveaway | #SouthernLiving #cookbook #quickandeasy #giveaway

I often find that we run out of butter when I really need it for a recipe and that was the case when I wanted a grilled cheese sandwich a few days ago. I turned to this recipe and used mayonnaise instead, and boy was it good. It very well may have been the best grilled cheese sandwich I’ve ever had.

Because all of the recipes in QUICK-FIX DINNERS: 100+ Simple Recipes Ready In 10, 20 or 30 Minutes are quick meal options, I plan to work my way through all of them, marking which ones my family really enjoys. This way I can get out of my usual dinner rut and make tasty new dishes without compromising valuable family time. The best meals don’t have to be ones you work hours putting together.

Ready to start making your own quick-fix meals? I have a chance for you to win your own copy of Southern Living’s QUICK-FIX DINNERS: 100+ Simple Recipes Ready In 10, 20 or 30 Minutes. Simply enter to win using the giveaway form below.

What is one of your go-to quick-fix dinners right now?

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One lucky Making Time reader will win a copy of Southern Living’s QUICK-FIX DINNERS: 100+ Simple Recipes Ready In 10, 20 or 30 Minutes! GOOD LUCK!

This giveaway is open to US Residents, ages 18+ and ends on October 20, 2017 at 11:59 pm est.  Random winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.

 

 

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