Slow-Cooker Mexican Shredded Chicken

Slow-Cooker Mexican Shredded Chicken | Cinco de Mayo Recipes | ApplestoZiti.com

On Cinco de Mayo I posted a Vanilla Bean Banana Muffin recipe that is to die for. But the thing is… banana muffins are not what you would call ‘festive’ for this holiday. Therefore, even though I didn’t have time to get step-by-step photos ready, I thought I should at least post one recipe this week in honor of Cinco de Mayo. {I will try to get a step-by-step for this recipe up soon though!}

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Blackberry Cheesecake Parfaits

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Hello there little hoppy (aka ‘Bunny’). You are going to be a hit. I can just feel it.

Just wait until you dip through the layers of these SUPER-easy-to-make Blackberry Cheesecake Parfaits.

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Doughnut Pops

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When I lived in Chicago, one of my favorite things was the coming of Spring. Thousands of tulips were planted in the downtown area where we lived. You couldn’t turn a corner without running into a bed of freshly planted blooms. Finally… winter was OVER!!! Now living in Phoenix winter is over all too fast, but I still love that initial weather change from the “cold” to warm with a cool breeze. It’s short-lived here… but I still enjoy it… especially since I know it’s the final breath of fresh, cool air before the intense summer heat comes upon us. Then you’ll find me by the pool!

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Mini Ham & Cheese Frittatas with Candied Bacon

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Most mornings I am an oatmeal girl. It’s easy to make. It’s good for me. It’s yummy and satisfying. It’s part of my routine. And I like routine. I do well with routine. But… Morning after morning of oatmeal can get a bit repetitive.

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Mini Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls with Blackberry Icing

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The more I use puff pastry dough the more I like it.

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Berry Bunny Yogurt Bites

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Around our house, a bunny is not called a bunny. It is not called a rabbit. It is not called a hare or the lesser known cony. Instead this furry, long-eared, bushy-tailed, burrowing animal is fondly known as a “Hoppy”.

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Smoothies and Smoochees

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Because it’s Valentine’s Day… I felt the urge to say hello.

And to say I love ya.

And, while I’m at it, I decided to share this smoothie recipe with you.

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Valentine’s Day Romantic Dinner for Two

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A romantic holiday deserves a romantic dinner.

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Blush Bubbly

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I completely made up the name Blush Bubbly. The drink is bubbly and it is sort of a blush color. That was really my whole process. There was no brainstorming session. No trial and error. I just wrote it down and that was its name.

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Braised Short Ribs

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If you’ve never tried short ribs before… it’s time to take the plunge. They will take you into slow-cooked bliss and you’ll never look back. I feel it’s essential to my well being to have these at least a few times every year.

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Strawberry-Spinach Salad

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Strawberry Spinach Salad. With Goat Cheese. And Toasted Almonds. This salad is essential to my well being. At the end of a long day, this salad can make everything right. Without this salad, my life would not be the same. It makes me happy.

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