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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Avocado Recipes (Think Beyond The Toast!)

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It’s avocado season! Whoohooo! Who doesn’t love a good avocado? They're creamy, savory, and full of delicious healthy fat. They make a great addition to sandwiches, a substitute for numerous ingredients, and they even make a killer face mask.

Also, they look like dragon eggs which is pretty cool...

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If you spend any time on the internet ( which, obviously...) you know avocado toast is pretty much a thing. I don't know if there has been a dish ‘grammed, snapped, or tweeted about quite as often. Don't get us wrong. We do love avocado toast. There’s just more out there! The world is full of amazing avocado possibilities! Let’s dig in, shall we?


Top Ten Avocado Recipes (Think Beyond The Toast!)


Avocado pasta (bonus points if you use spaghetti squash or zoodles)- There are hundreds of recipes for pasta with an avocado based cream sauce. Go ahead and run it though Pinterest. Better yet, we’ve done it for you! This recipe from Damn Delicious looks tasty and easy! You can’t beat that.

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Egg/tuna/chicken salad- Basically, substitute the mayo with a smashed avocado and you are golden! This is a great way to make a quick lunch a little healthier. We're currently digging this recipe from Fresh Family Meals

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Avocado hummus- So easy. So tasty. Try this recipe from Cafe Delites

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Avocado ice-cream- Hear us out on this. It sounds weird. Maybe it kinda is, BUT that doesn’t mean it’s not awesome. Give it a whirl! Recipe: All Day I Dream About Food

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Avocado egg bowls- Paleo Hacks will have your new favorite breakfast on the table in 23 minutes. It’s seriously a great way to start your day and all the protein and fat will keep you full for hours!

Easy Baked Avocado and Egg Recipe


Avocado fries- Move over sweet potato. There’s a new french fry alternative in town. recipe: STL cooks

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Avocado brownies- 
Remember when we told you to give avocado ice-cream a chance? You need to do the same for brownies! The avocado makes them super rich and moist. Don’t just take our word for it. Take Frugal Momeh's and try her recipe!

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Avocado pesto-
Put that summertime basil to work by making pesto! recipe: wholesomelicious

Avocado Pesto 

Avocado chicken meatballs- We plan on trying these Mango + Jalapeño Chicken Meatballs from The Whole Smiths asap!

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Avocado face-mask- Why should your tastebuds have all the fun? Avocado is not only delicious, it’s also great for soothing the skin and has anti-inflammatory properties. This recipe from Family Focus Blog can be whipped up in minutes!

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What's your favorite way to eat avocado?


Written by Brenda Sapanghila


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Top Ten Tuesday: Hidden Treasures at Walt Disney World

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Is there anywhere on earth that encompasses the magic of childhood quite like Disney? Every year, multitudes of Fredericksburg families embark on the grand adventure of a Walt Disney Word vacation. Whether it’s a once in a lifetime trip or a yearly tradition, a trip to Disney is sure to be full of wonderful memories... and lots of planning!

Enter Paula Harker, an Independent Travel Agent who specializes in Disney Destinations with Fairytale Journeys LLC, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. That’s right. Her business makes your Disney dreams come true! Got questions? She’s got answers. Paula will be up at 6:00am to make your dining reservations, FastPass reservations and even monitor promotions so you don’t have to. Naturally, as our local Disney vacation expert, she was the perfect choice to give us the low down on hidden treasures in Walt Disney Word!

P.S. You’ll definitely want to pin this one for later!


Top Ten Hidden Treasures at Walt Disney World


1)  Divine at Animal Kingdom. Walk slowly on the pathway from Africa to Asia and pay close attention to the trees; you may spot her!

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2)  Princess Promenade at the Grand Floridian. Each afternoon a royal couple descends the staircase for a royal dance and invites guests to join them.

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3) Behind the Seeds tour at Epcot, this tour takes you through the greenhouse at The Land Pavilion.


4)  Finding the hidden Pascals in Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom near Rapunzel’s tower.



5) Water activities on Bay Lake. One of our favorites is inner tubing!


6)  Chip 'n' Dale's Campfire Sing-A-Long. This nighttime sing along is for on property guests and includes roasting marshmallows and songs with the mischievous duo.

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7)  Night Vision at Animal Kingdom Lodge. A unique way to view the animals on the savanna at night.


8)  Searching for Hidden Mickeys. Throughout Walt Disney World are hidden images of the mouse himself. You never know where you’ll find one!


9)  Yehaa Bob Jackson at River Roost Lounge. This fun show is held select nights at Port Orleans Riverside resort, always fun to watch.


10)  Petting Zoo at Rafiki’s Planet Watch in Animal Kingdom. Take the train out to the Affection Section for some special encounters with animals.


Do you have questions for Paula or are you interested in a Walt Disney World vacation or cruise? You can reach her via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Also, be sure to check out her website and follow her on Facebook for more tips and Disney inspiration!


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Pouches' Community Corner

Trains, Planes and Automobiles Kids' Race Series


From a small beginning, Cathy Weise of the Ron Rosner YMCA has developed an ambitious three-race series for kids for this summer, with the help of The Great Train Race, Shannon Airport, Dominion Raceway & Entertainment, the Fredericksburg Area Service League and Race Timing Unlimited.

Great Train Race Director Jennifer Taylor was one of the first on board.