Watermelon Agua Fresca

Watermelon Agua Fresca

The Fourth July will be here in no time at all! I know because the neighborhood has been crazy with fireworks. When it hasn’t been raining anyway! It’s been like should someone be building an ark? At least I’ve had a reprieve from yard work. I’m doing little things here and there, like deadheading flowers, pulling a few weeds but am waiting on some help with some more major projects. I do know that I want to make this Watermelon Aguas Fresca for the Fourth.

Watermelon Agua Fresca

Watermelon Agua Fresca

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Southwestern Chicken Instant Pot Bowls

Southwestern Chicken Instant Pot Bowls

I’ve been on a mission to post out some no effort Instant Pot recipes that I think my daughter and her fam will love, and I hope you might, too. See, my daughter was married recently, and her blended family consists of seven children ranging from toddler to teenager! I’m still a bit boggled by it all, but Southwestern Chicken Instant Pot Bowls are the kind of recipe I think almost anyone will love. The prep is nominal, the cook time short, clean up is a breeze and the results? Delish. These bowls are perfect for summer – or anytime.

Southwestern Chicken Instant Pot Bowls

Southwestern Chicken Instant Pot Bowls

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Horchata Arroz con Leche (Rice Pudding)

Horchata Arroz con Leche (Rice Pudding)

A few weeks ago, Anna commented on my recipe for Horchata and asked where the recipe for my Horchata Arroz con Leche (Rice Pudding) that I promised to post was. (Anna, I hope you’re following so you see this, and sorry for the delay!) Horchata, if you’re not familiar, is a Mexican Aguas Fresca, a cool, creamy, cinnamony rice-based beverage. It’s so much better than it sounds; it’s absolutely delish, refreshing but with a little substance.

Horchata Arroz con Leche (Rice Pudding)

Horchata Arroz con Leche (Cream of Rice)

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Southwestern Smashed Chickpea Avocado Sandwich

Southwestern Smashed Chickpea Avocado Sandwich

I’ve made a few versions of smashed chickpea avocado sandwiches. It’s been a try this with the recipe, try that with the recipe, using whatever’s at hand. I haven’t come up with an actual “recipe” that I wanted to share, though, until I hit upon a combination of Southwestern flavors. So here’s my Southwestern Smashed Chickpea Avocado Sandwich.

Southwestern Smashed Chickpea Avocado Sandwich

Southwestern Smashed Chickpea Avocado Sandwich

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