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Baja-Style Fish Tacos

No Comments | Written on August 27, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

I have such a soft spot for fish tacos, and sometimes I simply crave them for dinner!  I think it is because they remind me of the years I lived in Los Angeles.  There’s something about that combination of corn tortillas, crispy fish, vegetable slaw and a spicy kick that takes me right back to dinner at sunset along the Pacific ocean.

This beer-battered fish version is one of my favorites.  I suggest using one bottle of Corona in the recipe and serving the rest of the six-pack with dinner!

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Creamy Tomato Soup

No Comments | Written on August 21, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

You don’t have to wait until the colder months to enjoy soup – it’s a fantastic lunch or light dinner any time of year.

I could have soup just about any day of the week – a trait I share with my grandma, who is turning 93 years old today!  This blog post is dedicated to her.  I think this recipe is right up her alley!

(Happy Birthday Grandma!  I promise to make this when I come to visit soon!)

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New Orleans Seafood Salad with Creole Mustard Vinaigrette

2 Comments | Written on August 13, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Get ready, because this seafood salad and the (super simple, yet spectacular) homemade vinaigrette is sure to be your new favorite!

Piled high with crab, shrimp and eggs, this New Orleans classic is more than a salad – it is a meal.

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Chutney Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches

No Comments | Written on July 16, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

I have always been a fan of chicken salad for its versatility.  You can always go the healthy route and make this a high protein lunch over a bed of lettuce.  Of course, there’s always the option to serve it as a sandwich, nestled inside a flaky, buttery croissant.

I’ll let you guess which route I went with today’s recipe…

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Chicken Tenders with Apricot Barbecue Sauce

1 Comment | Written on June 26, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This week the food world has been buzzing about the hottest trend coming out of Los Angeles – CocoaChicken.  That’s right, chocolate fried chicken.

Now, I am going to reserve judgement since I haven’t had a chance to taste this new concoction.  It may sound crazy, but everyone is saying it is fantastic!  Think about it, we love the classic Mexican mole chicken also made with bittersweet cocoa.  Maybe it’s not such a wild idea after all?

Today’s recipe is similar in a wild but wonderful way.  These chicken tenders are baked not fried, and they also have a very unique secret ingredient!

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10 Awesome Recipes with Avocado

No Comments | Written on June 20, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Dare to go beyond the guacamole!

Avocados are awesome, and there are countless ways to incorporate them into summer dishes.  The following list showcases ten of our favorite!  Which recipe do you want to make this weekend?


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10 Recipes to Make in a Muffin Pan

No Comments | Written on June 13, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Muffin pans – they come in mini, standard size and even jumbo!

These versatile pan can be used to make so much more than just muffins.  From breakfast through dessert, appetizers and main dishes, you won’t believe all the exciting recipes you can make in a muffin pan!  We even have a few unexpected cooking tips using a muffin pan.

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Mediterranean Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Tuscan Kale

No Comments | Written on June 12, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Who doesn’t enjoy indulging in a big bowl of pasta?

I love this recipe because it is a great way to savor a hearty and satisfying meal while still getting whole grains and vegetables into your diet.

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Chicken Tenders with Greek Yogurt Honey Mustard Dip

No Comments | Written on June 5, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Do you love the crispy crunch of fried chicken, but want something a little healthier at mealtime?  You will love this version of oven baked chicken!

These crisp and golden chicken tenders are even more fun with a dip.  Everyone loves honey mustard, and this one is mixed with Greek yogurt.  Serve with a cucumber and radish salad for a complete meal that is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

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Smoky-Sweet Chipotle Chicken

1 Comment | Written on May 28, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Sometimes all you need for a great main dish is a killer signature spice rub!  This smoky and sweet chipotle concoction is my absolute favorite.

After mixing the spice blend, all you have to do is rub it on chicken legs and thighs.  I prefer these attached dark meat pieces because they stay nice and moist and offer beautiful presentation.  Not to mention, they are budget-friendly!

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