Love, Pomegranate House

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Slow Cooker Refried Beans

Slow Cooker Refried Beans

I’m a mexican food fiend. I love all mexican food. Salsa. Burritos. Enchiladas. Guacamole. You name it, I love it. But I stink at cooking it. Don’t get me wrong, the mexican food I have made in the past was delicious. But that is only because of those amazing seasoning packets. You know, the paper ones that cost $1 at the grocery store? Don’t get me wrong, I love those packets. But as someone who enjoys cooking, I’m a little ashamed that I have never made true, authentic mexican food.

But that has now changed! And seriously guys, these beans are DA BOMB (oh hi, 1990s!). They are simple to make and are the best refried beans I’ve had outside of a restaurant. And that is saying something. I’ve been on the look out for good refried beans at home for a long time. And these fit the bill. Delicious and easy! Yum! You absolutely must try these Slow Cooker Refried Beans!

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No Bake Energy Bites

No Bake Energy Bites

Once upon a time, life got really really ridiculously good looking busy. Princess Talitha wished life could slow down so she could, you know, eat… and stuff. But, alas, life refused Talitha’s request and forged ahead, twice as fast as before. Queue me entering, stage left, doing 2 room makeovers/facelifts in 4 weeks. PLUS prepping the house for guests. PLUS doing crazy amounts of yard work to keep the snakes at bay.

By the time my mom got here this past Saturday, I was exhausted. She told me about this great recipe for a little pick-me-up that was packed full of great proteins. Twenty minutes later I had these delicious no bake energy bites!

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Baked Sweet & Sour Chicken

Guys! I had no clue you could make good Chinese food at home. Forget good. I didn’t even know you could make half-way decent Chinese food at home. I tried once. Yeah. Once. That should tell you how it went. Suffice it to say that we made a fast food run that night. I haven’t even attempted since. That was more than 2 years ago.

Baked Sweet & Sour Chicken

The other day I plucked up the courage to try again, pulled on my big girl panties, and gave it another go. And guess what, a HUGE raging success!! I can’t even get over how amazingly delicious this baked sweet & sour chicken is! I haven’t been able to have the sweet and sour chicken at my favorite Chinese place ever since I went gluten-free (more on that another time) so the fact that this stuff uses cornstarch and is 100% gluten-free made my day! 

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Spicy Ranch Potato Wedges

Hi. My name is Talitha. And I’m a Ranch-aholic. “Hi Talitha.”

Spicy Ranch Potato Wedges

My history with all things ranch probably started when I was 7 years old. We were visiting family in Missouri and ordered some pizza. My cousin told me of the amazingness that is Hidden Valley Ranch + pizza. I’ve been a giant fan ever since… as evidence here and here. So when Hidden Valley asked me to recreate an old family favorite with a special ranch-y twist, I was totally game. Now we have a new favorite: Spicy Ranch Potato Wedges!

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Cinnamon Honey Butter

Cinnamon Honey Butter

Have you ever been to one of those restaurants that give you that delicious bread? Then they go above and beyond and give you that amazing honey butter? You know… the kind you want to take a spoon to but don’t because you know people will judge you for eating straight butter? I’ve tried to make it at home before but it wasn’t ever quite right. And then I finally figured it out! In fact, I think this Cinnamon Honey Butter is way better than the stuff you get in the restaurants.

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