Happy National Root Beer Float Day

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1. Root Beer Float Cupcakes , 2. Root Beer Float Cookies, 3. Root Beer Float Pie,

4. Stacked Root Beer Float Trifles, 5. Brown Cow, 6. Root Beer Float Cake,

7. Root Beer Float Popsicles, 8. Shot Glass Root Beer Float Cupcakes, 9. Root Beer Cookie Sandwiches

 

 On national root beer float day, there is nothing better than having a yummy root beer float in any form. Here are a few different ways to get your root beer fix. Enjoy!

Pan Seared Tilapia with Tomato & Kalamata Olive Ragout

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Annamarie from The Domestic Badass (love the name of her blog btw) has shared with us a yummy and healthy dinner recipe that can be whipped up in a jiff.

A pan seared tilapia served over garlic sauteed spinach and mashed potatoes, topped with a tomato and kalamata olive ragout. It’s very flavorful and good for you (so you don’t have to feel that guilty about eating the potatoes 😉 It’s also super easy and quick to prepare.

To get her entire recipe – Pan Seared Tilapia with Tomato Olive Ragout over Garlic Sauteed Spinach and Mashed Potatoes, you can check it out here.

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Arugula Walnut Pesto

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Whenever I see pesto on a menu, I am all over it. I love it! Pesto is typically made with fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, and Parmesan cheese. Lately though, I have taken to experimenting with different greens and nuts. This walnut arugula pesto is the best one I have made so far! Arugula is probably my favorite green, so I don’t know why it took me so long to make pesto with it.

One of the great things about pesto is that it is a versatile sauce. Pesto is the perfect summer sauce. You don’t just have to serve it with a big bowl of pasta. It also works well on potatoes for a potato salad or a cold pasta salad. It’s makes for a great spread on chicken or fish. Or you can even use it as a spread on a sandwich or crostini. I often make a double batch so that I can freeze some. I’m the only pesto fan in my house, so freezing the pesto in ice cube trays works so well as I just typically want 1 or 2 cubes worth for myself.

 

Homemade Fried Okra

Growing up in Texas, my childhood included a lot of delicious food. My mom, who was born and raised in Fort Worth, knew how to cook it all, and my love for fried okra started young.

Recently, my family and I visited a local farm selling fresh okra, so I brought it home and had to fry it up right away! The great thing about frying okra, is that you can adjust the recipe in many ways and change up the flavors whenever you feel like it.

Don’t want to use white flour?…try wheat!

Want to try frying in coconut oil?…You can!

Leave out or add other breading ingredients and make it just the way you want.

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