9 Must-Dos to Help You Prepare for a Long Flight

If you don’t take long-haul flights very often, everything about the experience can seem intimidating—the interminable hours aloft, the sketchy choice of seats, choosing an airline you know nothing about, wondering if and how well you will be fed, dealing with boredom. And then there’s the pricing, which can put you back on your heels within seconds of clicking “Search for Flights.” If you don’t know how to prepare for…

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Authentic Key Lime Pie: An Easy Recipe You’ll Love!

Inside: This quick and easy key lime pie recipe starts with a graham cracker crust and has a filling consisting of egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk, key lime juice & zest. Topped with fresh whipped cream and a lime twist garnish, it’s a super refreshing pie that tastes like the tropics and is a must-make this summer! Seven years ago, on my 32nd birthday, I was sitting at a restaurant…

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CROCK POT PULLED PORK BBQ

Crock Pot Pulled Pork uses a special rub and soda to make it come out super tender and flavorful! Delicious in sandwiches! CROCK POT PULLED PORK BBQ This Crock Pot Pulled Pork BBQ recipe has been my go-to recipe for years. I recently just created an INSTANT POT PULLED PORK version based on this one. It’s just so good and flavorful. It doesn’t take a lot of ingredients. You can…

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VIRGINIA BAKED BEANS (+Video)

These Virginia Baked Beans are the best homemade baked beans you will ever make! An easy, delicious side dish to any cookout or BBQ. VIRGINIA BAKED BEANS I have been slowly working on this Virginia Baked Beans recipe for a few years now. I knew I got it right when my husband stopped asking me to buy the canned stuff. I love that my Yankee-born and bred husband is starting…

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These Plant Based Fragrances Are Designed To Spark Positivity And Good Vibes

This post is brought to you by Plant Therapy, the essential oil experts. The opinions and info presented here are completely our own.   Have you ever smelled something that instantly makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? It’s no secret that scents and the way we respond to them is a powerful thing. They can energize us, help us to focus or feel relaxed, comfort us and even…

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Chickpea Salad (with cucumber and tomato)

Chickpea Salad combines all of my favorite fresh vegetables in one delicious bite. Chickpeas are combined with juicy tomatoes, refreshing cucumbers and creamy avocados all tossed in an easy homemade lemon kissed dressing. This easy salad recipe makes a perfect side dish for burgers or steaks or turn it into a complete meal by adding in grilled chicken breasts! A Protein Packed Salad How can you create a salad that packs a…

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25 FAVORITE CROCK POT RECIPES

A round-up of my 25 Favorite Crock Pot Recipes here on The Country Cook. Tater Tot Casserole, Smothered Chicken and Gravy and even desserts! 25 FAVORITE CROCK POT RECIPES One of the most frequent questions I seem to get is about Crock Pot Recipes. Most folks just want some really good, tried and true recipes to make in their crock pots. These are my personal favorite crock pot recipes and now…

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OLIVE GARDEN PASTA E FAGIOLI SOUP

This Crock Pot Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli soup is the best recipe! Full of ground beef, pasta, veggies all in a flavorful Italian soup! CROCK POT OLIVE GARDEN PASTA E FAGIOLI SOUP I will be the first to admit that the first time I ever heard of or tasted this soup was at Olive Garden. I know it existed in Italy long before Olive Garden was ever around but it…

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OLIVE GARDEN GARLIC BREADSTICKS (+Video)

These homemade Olive Garden Garlic Breadsticks taste even better than the originals. So soft and the garlic butter topping is to die for! OLIVE GARDEN GARLIC BREADSTICKS Raise your hand if you love Olive Garden garlic breadsticks. I know! Me too! I love when they are warm and buttery and garlicky. Did you know you can make something very similar at home and it is not as hard as you might think?…

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