Baked Tortilla Chips and Salsa

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I hate spicy food. I am a total wimp. Seriously, when I was a kid I couldn’t even eat peppermints because I thought they were ‘spicy’. Now that I’m older, I know that ‘strong’ is probably a better adjective, but as a kid all I could think about was the way my mouth felt after that and I was not happy. Then sometimes I would try my dad’s food at restaurants and as soon as my eyes started watering and nose started running I was done. Sometimes when Josh and I go out to eat now he’ll dare me to take a bit of whatever he ordered and then taunt me until I finally give in and try it. Isn’t it the definition of insanity to do the same thing over and over again, expecting different results? I guess I must be a huge masochist then since I always end up giving in to him and tasting some of his mouth-scorching food. He thinks it’s hilarious. Me, not so much.  Continue reading

Fluffernutter Cereal Treats

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It’s snowing! Took long enough for us to get a proper snow this season. I think that I’ll appreciate the beauty for now. I feel like most people really enjoy the first time it snows because of the innate natural beauty of it, but then after the second or third time it turns into  ‘ugh there’s white stuff falling from the sky again. One of my friends once made an analogy and it went something like this:  so at first snow is a beautiful cascade of powdered sugar when we get the first fall of the year and then it turns into dandruff once we’re sick and annoyed of it. I thought it was a pretty good analogy haha. Continue reading

Chocolate Almond Snack Bites

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Wow, for someone who doesn’t like chocolate all that much, I seem to be using it an awful lot lately. Hey, as long as it tastes good I’m happy! This was one of those ‘it’s Tuesday morning, which means I’m technically supposed to bake something, but I don’t want to walk down to the store and I have all this stupid Halloween candy that I bought because it was on sale and I don’t feel like leaving my dorm room because it’s about 35 degrees outside” recipes. It is so easy I could do it in my sleep. It requires three ingredients. That’s right, you heard me, THREE. And the beautiful thing is, you can add more to it if you want because it is super customizable. Continue reading