How to Make The Best Damn Guacamole Ever

molcajete guacamole | A Southern Fairytale

It’s no secret that guacamole is one of my favorite foods.  I’m constantly checking in at Mexican restaurants, tweeting and instagramming with the #guactribe hashtag, and devouring guacamole by the bowl-ful. Some of my favorite memories, biggest belly laughs, deepest soul baring conversations, and silliest moments have happened over a dish of guacamole. So when… 

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Honey Chipotle Glazed Spiced Almonds

Honey Chipotle Spiced Almonds

I have a confession to make, y’all. I’m completely obsessed with these Honey Chipotle Spiced almonds. I have serious love for honey-chipotle anything, and when added to these almonds… oh. my. word. I made several variations of these, playing with the heat level, the honey, the spices, and the version that I’m sharing with y’all… 

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Pink Grapefruit Guacamole

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I want to thank California Avocados for sponsoring this post, and helping me to share my passion for avocados and delicious food with y’all. It’s no secret that I have a major love for guacamole.  We even have a #guactribe hashtag on twitter

Spicy Pulled Pork Baked Taquitos with Cool Avocado Cream Dipping Sauce

Baked Pork Taquitos with Cilantro Avocado Dipping Sauce

Today’s post is part of my partnership with the California Avocado commission.     I want to talk about spicy pulled slow cooker pork wrapped up in tortillas and baked until crisp, then dipped in creamy, somewhat zingy, avocado dipping sauce. Let’s talk about easy, delicious, and perfect for your Cinco de Mayo fiesta! One… 

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Italian Nachos

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iPhone only photos in a dark kitchen in the evening, I promise to make and photograph these nachos when I get back from Oregon next week! Have you heard of Italian Nachos? I’ve seen them mentioned on restaurant menus before, but I’m a Texan.. and to me, Nachos are crisp deep fried tortilla chips smothered… 

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Copa Cabana Guacamole

desert island guac

This is definitely not your traditional guacamole   It’s not like any guacamole I’ve ever had. This is the recipe for the Copa Cabana Tropical Guacamole that my group came up with during the Avocado Workshop at EVO. This is the same workshop where we worked with no power other than generators, and where the… 

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Crunchy Avocado Stuffed Quinoa Fritters

Quinoa Crusted Avocado Fritters

  photo courtesy of the California Avocado Commission   This recipe actually requires a moment of silence. … {moment} … These fritters are that good.  Ridiculously, insanely, deliciously, marvelously, wonderfully yummy These were one of the first treats served Friday night at the Food Workshop hosted by the California Avocado Commission at EVO. In case… 

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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

bacon wrapped asparagus

We’re kicking 2012 off the right way! Bacon & Asparagus MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM Y’all, these bacon wrapped asparagus bundles are so simple to make and so delicious! I made these several times at my parents house over Christmas break and my goodness, all y’all on Instar.gram just went gaga over it.  We ate them hot. warm and… 

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Party Cheeseball

party cheeseball

Here in Texas, football season is in full swing Whether it’s Friday nights watchin’ the boys on the field or couch coaching, football season means delicious food and fun. Appetizers are a huge part of footballin’ and a couple of weeks ago I was inspired by a box of Ritz crackers to break out of… 

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