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Grilled Paella

This has to be one of my favorites dishes to serve to guests.  It has a lot of steps, but all the time is in the prep work, and you can do it before you plan on cooking and before the guests arrive.  That way when its time to cook, all you have to do […]

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Goat Cheese & Honey Fig Crackers

This is the perfect appetizer.  It takes no time to put together (I mean it takes minutes), it is delicious, (OMG delicious) and it has bacon in it! Here is the thing, I used these crackers that are so addictive.  I found them at the Fresh Market, called Fig Crackers made by The Fine Cheese […]

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Lemon Green Beans

Green Beans have to be the easiest vegetable to work with.  They make a cooks life easy if she is cooking for a crowd.  I always go for the french green beans because I think they cook up tender and have a softer flavor.  After a quick blanch you can store these beans in the […]

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Pistachio Crusted Salmon

For the little bit of time it takes to prep and bake this dish you will be amazed at how delicious it is!  It is loaded with vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. What do you expect when there are three superfoods in there! Omega-3 from the salmon and pistachio, fiber from the pistachio and herbs, […]

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My Trick to Really Moist BBQ Chicken

I love BBQ Chicken, but the chicken can end up as tough as jerky. My trick to ensure I get really moist BBQ is to pre-cook the chicken breasts on a broiling pan.  I place the chicken on the top rack and fill the bottom pan with water.  I season chicken with salt and pepper. […]

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Guest Blogger Today

My son who is in college wanted to be a guest blogger, representing a few recipes that the college folks could use.  You know the ones who are working with limited resources and a closet size kitchen.  Not like Mom’s kitchen. 🙂 Needless to say I was over the moon that he wanted to participate. […]

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Chicken Enchilada’s

This dish is pretty simple to pull together.  Don’t let the roasting and peeling of the Poblanos deter you from making this dish. It is really very simple, just try it!  Poblanos are mild Chili’s that are loaded with tons of flavor and Vitamin C! Salsa is also a great alongside the Avocado and Rice. […]

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Perfect Rice!

My oldest Son Jimmy who is a Sophomore in college has been trying his hand at cooking at school.  He gave me a call a few weeks ago and said the few times that he made rice “it came out a gooey mess”. I asked what kind of rice he was using and it was […]

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