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These Gluten Free recipes are listed in alphabetical order.

Hot Italian Seven Layer Dip loaded with all your crave-worthy ingredients.

7-Layer Hot Italian Dip

We brought 7-Layer Hot Italian Dip along with a bottle of red and white Italian wines to a happy-hour party recently. We stepped outside the…

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Addicting Chili Cheese Sweet Potato Fries on a tera cotta tray with sliced avocado.

Addicting Chili Cheese Sweet Potato Fries

These are Addicting Chili Cheese Sweet Potato Fries. They are a hearty fill-you-up meal that eat like nachos. They also happen to be a…

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Albóndigas Soup {Mexican Meatball Soup}

It was this Kicked Up Albóndiga Soup recipe from Hispanic Kitchen that first grabbed my attention.  I knew instantly…

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Apple Fennel Slaw with Orange Cumin Dressing

Apple Fennel Slaw {with Orange Cumin Dressing}

I discovered a couple things from this recipe.  Greek Yogurt makes a pretty darn good substitute for mayonnaise IF you are adding some punchy…

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Asian Chicken Salad with Asian Vinaigrette

A rainbow of colorful and healthy ingredients, delightful textures, and savory Asian flavors makes this Asian Chicken Salad a favorite. My…

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Asian Salmon Meatballs on a parchment lined baking sheet

Asian Salmon Meatballs Over Cauliflower Fried Rice

This simple dinner of Asian Salmon Meatballs over Cauliflower Fried Rice has got my wheels spinning. My fantasy of owning a Food Truck featuring…

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Asian Vinaigrette is so quick and easy to make at home. Asian Vinaigrette ingredients are intended to be nuanced according to personal taste.

Asian Vinaigrette The Star of the Show

Making homemade vinaigrettes are so quick and easy and this Asian Vinaigrette is no exception. It can transform a simple green salad and is the…

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Asparagus Fries {with Maple Dijon Dipping Sauce}

Okay these were a hit.  Fresh asparagus coated in panko breadcrumbs then baked to crispy perfection.  Asparagus Fries.  Look at…

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Avocado & Chicken Salad Boats

Avocado & Chicken Salad Boats with hints of lime, cumin and cilantro.  This delicious plate could easily become my new favorite lunch. …

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Baba Ghanoush

Baba Ghanoush {Eggplant Dip}

While the recipe is delicious, I have since discovered a much easier and equally tasty version. Check out my Easy Baba Ghanoush recipe…

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Baked Breakfast Potato {with Scrambled Eggs, Avocado, Tomato & Queso Fresco

Baked Breakfast Potato {with Scrambled Eggs, Avocado, Tomato & Queso Fresco. Take all your favorite fresh Mexican flavors and layer them onto…

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Baked Cod with Montpellier Butter

Baked Cod with Montpellier Butter

Cod is a wonderfully mild white flaky fish.  It's happy seasoned with anything from fresh herbs to punchy marinades.  It's beautiful baked…

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Baked Eggs in Avocado

Baked Eggs in Avocado {Breakfast for Dinner}

The first time I saw this Baked Eggs in Avocado dish on the Internet I was rather awe struck.  It was genius to combine these two…

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Baked Eggs in Clouds

How have I made it this far in life without knowing about Baked Eggs in Clouds?  What a fun and easy recipe.  So simple that the following…

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Baked Stuffed Pattypan Squash with sage browned butter and sausage

Baked Pattypan Squash {with Wild Rice, Sage Brown Butter & Sausage Stuffing}

A pattypan squash is the perfect delivery vehicle for one of my favorite food groups, Stuffing.  We will stuff these beauties with wild rice,…

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Baked Potato {with Garlic Roasted Broccoli & Cheddar Cheese}

Baked Potato {with Garlic Roasted Broccoli & Cheddar Cheese}. While your Perfectly Baked Potato is cooking, why not roast some broccoli along…

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Baked Potato {with Tomatoes, Basil Pesto & Fresh Mozzarella}

Baked Potato {with Tomatoes, Basil Pesto & Fresh Mozzarella}. Fresh Basil Pesto might as well be classified as butter.  Because when you…

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Oven baked Sweet Potato Fries sitting on a baking sheet. They bake up crispy and delicious.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries {Cajun Herb Seasoned}

Baked Sweet Potato Fries are almost a staple for us.  There's something so addicting about the sweet heat that comes from the sweetness of the…

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Baked Sweet Potato with Roasted Grapes & Honey Ricotta

Baked Sweet Potato with Roasted Grapes & Ricotta Honey all begins with a Perfectly Baked Potato.  From there prepare for a flavor…

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Baked Sweet Potato {with Buffalo Chicken}

Baked Sweet Potato with Buffalo Chicken.  Now here's where you might say....Really? I'm here to tell you that the sweet of the potato is exactly…

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Baked Sweet Potato {with Curried Chicken}

A Perfectly Baked Sweet Potato is like a soft woven picnic blanket.  No matter what you lay on top of it, the result is dreamy.  We made Chicken…

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Baked Sweet Potato {with Sautéed Mushrooms & Spinach topped with Jarlsberg Cheese}

Baked Sweet Potato {with Sautéed Mushrooms & Spinach topped with Jarlsberg Cheese}. Recently someone asked me, "with all the cooking you do,…

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Baked Sweet Potato {with Steamed Asparagus, Goat Cheese & Fried Egg}

Baked Sweet Potato {with Steamed Asparagus, Goat Cheese & Fried Egg} While many people enjoy hash browns or home fries for breakfast, we…

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Basic Tomato Sauce

Basic Tomato Sauce

There are a few prepackaged pantry staples I can't live without.  Canned tomatoes would definitely be one of them (at least until…

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Beef Tagine with Butternut Squash

Beef Tagine with Butternut Squash {B is for Braising}

Santa Claus is quite perceptive.  I mean he brought me a Terracotta Tagine for Christmas and it wasn't even on my list.  How did he…

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Black Bean Puree That You’ll Love

Yesterday I described a fantastic salad with Black Bean Puree that I enjoyed recently.  I'm recreating my favorite components, including…

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Blackened Blue Cod with Cauliflower Cheese Grits & Sesame Brussels Sprout Slaw

Blackened Blue Cod with Cauliflower Cheese Grits

I was asked yesterday "where do you get your recipes?"  The short answer is "everywhere."  Certainly the…

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Bloody Caesar Spicy Shrimp Shooters

Bloody Caesar Spicy Shrimp Shooters

First it was the Green Bloody Mary, then the Bloody Mary Dressing for our Avocado & Shrimp Salad....both which inspired these Bloody Caesar Spicy…

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Bloody Mary Dressing

Bloody Mary Dressing {with Shrimp & Avocado Salad}

Nothing like a good spicy Bloody Mary to wake up the taste buds and catch your attention.  Gosh I love them.  Now that the whole world…

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Blue Cheese Chips {with Crispy Bacon} for the Win!

Blue Cheese Chips {with Crispy Bacon} for the Win! Looking for some great Pub Food ideas or game day snacks?! These nacho-style kettle chips are…

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Blueberry mango Quinoa Salad

Blueberry & Mango Quinoa Salad with Lemony Basil Vinaigrette {Share the Love}

Today I had the pleasure of cooking for my work family.  I believe if you're going to call a mandatory meeting during the lunch hour, at minimum…

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Bodacious Roast Chicken {Mexican Style}

We, like most families, go through "What's for Dinner" ruts from time to time.  Last week frankly was a bit of a challenge.  Thank goodness our…

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Pork Rib End Roast

Braised Rib End Pork Roast

I was invited to be a Sunday Dinner guest in my own home.  Doesn't get much better than that.  So while I'm writing…

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Brazilian Feijoada {Pork, Beef & Back Bean Stew}

Brazilian Feijoada {Pork, Beef & Black Bean Stew}

Brazilian Feijoada {Pork, Beef & Black Bean Stew} The word Feijoada (pronounced fay-ZWAH-da) comes from the Portuguese word feijão which…

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Bread & Butter Pickles

Sweet.  Crisp.  Bread & Butter Pickles.  We're hooked.  Fortunately these pickles are super easy to make and just a day away…

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Breakfast Sandwich {Egg McMuffin Style}

I love a good Breakfast Sandwich. What better day to enjoy one than today. Happy National Egg McMuffin Day! I will happily admit that I have…

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Broccoli Cheese Casserole with Baked Cod-Weight Watchers

Broccoli Cheese Casserole {Weight Watchers}

Each winter I find myself gravitating towards healthier recipe options.  Likely due to overeating during the holidays and less outdoor…

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Brown Sugar Chicken & Sweet Potato Casserole

Brown Sugar Chicken & Sweet Potato Casserole {Comfort Food}

A match made in heaven.  That’s what Jennifer & Jason are.  The love that surrounded them on their big day was so real you could…

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Who doesn't LOVE Buffalo Chicken Dip?!! I'm certain Shelby requested it multiple times per week when we first discovered it years ago.  It…

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Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

Once you've made a batch of Buffalo Chicken Dip, you've opened up endless recipe-twist possibilities.  I decided on Buffalo Chicken…

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Butter Bean Salad with Lemony Thyme Vinaigrette

Butter Bean Salad {with Lemony Thyme Vinaigrette}

This Butter Bean Salad is loaded with fresh herbs & veggies then dressed in Lemony Thyme Vinaigrette. I adore the creamy texture of butter…

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Caldo de Pollo {Sundays with Shelby}

It’s been a challenging couple of weeks for my kid Shelby.  My tender-hearted 22 year old had her heart strings plucked like a…

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California Roll Lunch Bowl

California Roll Lunch Bowl

I hope you've been enjoying my mini-series on Lunch Bowls.  I'm a bit obsessed with portion controlled meals.  Mostly…

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Caramelized Onion & Pancetta Crustless Quiche

I have had the pleasure of getting to know the recipes of one special chef.  Her name is Chef Lisi Parsons and her dishes are full of flavor and…

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Caramelized Onions

Caramelized Onions

I never realized how often I include caramelized onions in my cooking until I started to post my recipes.  Caramelizing anything intensifies the…

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Caribbean Couscous Salad

This Caribbean Couscous Salad is inspired by the refreshed bright feeling a vacation brings to your soul. We're just back from the US Virgin…

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Carne Asada Marinated Beef Tips {over Jalapeño & Corn Grits}

I saw this plate of heavenly food in a magazine ad (something very similar to this plate).  I knew at that moment I would…

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Cashew Brittle

Cashew Brittle {Easy as 1-2-3}

I wish you could taste this Cashew Brittle before you read how stinking easy it is to make.  You'd never believe it.  You also wouldn't…

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Catalina Salad Dressing

As I continue with my quest to share all the "Classic" Salads I can think of I'm branching out to dressings as well.  I hadn't had Catalina…

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Cauliflower Cheese Grits

Cauliflower Cheese Grits {Low-Carb Side}

From time to thyme we go on a low-carb kick.  Cauliflower has become the new potato in our house.  We've made Cauliflower Mash for years,…

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Cauliflower Rice or Couscous

Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower Rice.  A fantastic low-carb, low-cal substitute for an otherwise carb-laden food.  Does it taste 'just like' rice. …

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Ceviche {with Halibut, Scallops & Shrimp}

We celebrated Shelby's birthday last evening.  When we asked her what she'd like for dinner she said "one of your amazing…

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Cheesy Beef Enchilada Dip

Cheesy Beef Enchilada Dip

There's something about watching football while raking a chip through hot cheesy dip.  It just feels good.  I hadn't planned on…

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Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes are a favorite Thanksgiving and Christmas side dish.  Creamy mashed potatoes get a little flavor love with the addition…

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Chicken Chilaquiles {with Fried Eggs}

Chicken Chilaquiles. Chee-lah-KEE-less. Chicken-ala-cheese-ness. There are about a bazillion corn tortillas in a package.  Have you noticed…

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Chicken Enchiladas with Tomatillo Sauce

Chicken Enchiladas with Tomatillo Sauce {Enchiladas Verdes}

Found a fantastic and super easy recipe for tomatillo sauce which fit right into my plan.  I've been wanting to make 'Red' Enchilada Sauce which we…

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Chicken in Milk

Chicken in Milk

To quote Jamie Oliver, Chicken in Milk is “a slightly odd, but really fantastic combination that must be tried.” A couple years ago we…

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Overhead photo of Chicken Marbella with pearl couscous, green olives and prunes in a white baking dish on a brick background.

Chicken Marbella

We were first introduced to Chicken Marbella at a dinner party.  Not just any dinner party, but a monthly affair that revolved around a different…

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Chicken Marsala Meatballs for National Meatball Day!

We shall make Chicken Marsala Meatballs. Because TODAY is National Meatball Day! With the way I love meatballs, this food holiday is deserving…

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Overhead shot of Chicken Piccata Meatballs over cauliflower rice with green beans makes a mouthwatering meal. Served in a white bowl with fresh parsley.

Chicken Piccata Meatballs Are A Favorite

Chicken Piccata Meatballs are a new favorite. Huge Meatball Fan. That's me. I'm forever pondering the possibilities. If you're ever…

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Chicken Satay Meatballs {with Peanut Dipping Sauce}

Chicken Satay Meatballs were my sister Sarah's call. In fact Sarah had several suggestions for March Meatball Madness. Let's just say she has a…

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Chicken Tikka Masala

While Chicken Tikka Masala is most often associated with India, it's actually one of Britain's favorite curry dishes. Tender marinated chicken…

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Chickpea & Spinach Stew

The holidays have a way of throwing us me off course.  No matter how hard I try, temptation is waiting at every turn.  This year is going…

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Chili & Cheese Topped Baked Potato {with Sour Cream & Bacon}

Chili & Cheese Topped Baked Potato {with Sour Cream & Bacon}.  I love this combination so much that I got up bright and early one morning…

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Chili Crisp Oil

Shelby and I sat at the dining room table (in her new home) for an entire morning. She peeling garlic, me shucking chili pepper seeds, all the…

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Chimichurri Sauce

This Chimichurri Sauce is bursting with fresh flavor.  It adds just the right pizzazz to grilled meats or roasted veggies. We…

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Chipotle Salsa is Addicting

This Chipotle Salsa is super addicting!! We put in on everything from Carnitas to rice to homemade tortilla chips! For that matter it was the…

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Chopped Italian Submarine Salad

By the summer of sixth grade I was old enough to head off on my bicycle in the morning, with one stipulation, be home before dark.  Most days…

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Chopped Mediterranean Salad with Lemon Herb Vinaigrette

I love this Mediterranean Chopped Salad because you can make a giant bowl and eat on it for days! Or in our case you can make it two days in a…

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Cilantro Mint Pesto

Cilantro Mint Pesto

For the Cilantro Mint Pesto, combine cilantro, mint, oregano, almonds, honey, and vinegar in a small food processor.  Fine chop…

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Classic Bloody Mary with Fresh Tomato Juice

Classic Bloody Mary {with Fresh Tomato Juice}

Last Sunday, which also happened to be Father's Day, I became inspired to make Homemade Fresh Tomato Juice.  No, this…

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Classic Shrimp Cocktail {with Cocktail Sauce}

We were completely spoiled last night with the gift of 7lbs. of fresh off the boat Georgia Shrimp for our birthdays.  Two pounds cooked,…

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Coconut Shrimp Fried Rice {served in young coconuts}

Coconut lovers unite! This Coconut Shrimp Fried Rice is bursting with fresh coconut flavor (and all the other reasons we love fried rice). This also…

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Caribbean Coleslaw Ingredients in a glass bowl, including purple and green cabbage, mango, red pepper, carrot and jalapeno.

Colorful Caribbean Coleslaw with Citrus Dressing

Colorful Caribbean Coleslaw with Citrus Dressing is bursting with bright tropical flavors. If you're like me, you are hanging on to every bit of…

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Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar & A Country Christmas Party

Whipped up a batch of Cowboy Caviar in honor of tonight's Country Christmas themed Annual Company Party.  I can not wait.  While we work…

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Crab Cake Balls {with Remoulade Sauce}

Crab Cake Balls with Remoulade Sauce. Everything we love about a Crab Cake rolled into bite-sized nuggets. A perfect little appetizer or addition…

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Cranberry Orange Chutney with Crystallized Ginger

Cranberry Orange Chutney {with Crystallized Ginger}

This super easy recipe is a wonderful twist on the Thanksgiving favorite cranberry sauce ~ Cranberry Orange Chutney with Crystallized…

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Crisp Cod Cakes with Peach Basil Relish

Crisp Cod Cakes {with Peach Basil Relish}

Crisp Cod Cakes with Peach Basil Relish. I had a moment yesterday.  A really big moment.  I was on my way to work via McDonald's…

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Crispy Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

These Crispy Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings have inched their way onto my short list of favorite wing flavors. Mardi Gras still holds the…

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Crispy Baked Potato Wedge Pub Fries

Crispy Baked Potato Wedges

I needed the perfect delivery vessel for an upcoming AWE-MAZING Hot Dip Recipe.  I can't tell you what that recipe is quite yet (it's a gift…

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Crispy Greek Chicken Wings {with Lemon, Garlic & Feta}

Oven baked Crispy Greek Chicken Wings drizzled with lemon garlic oil and a generous sprinkle of feta cheese. Flavor wow! I have a…

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Crispy Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

Crispy Parmesan Roasted Broccoli. Move over cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, broccoli is making a comeback in this house! Oven roasted,…

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Cuban Tilapia

Cuban Tilapia {Third Coast Inspired}

Way back when, when I was much younger, I would frequent a neighborhood hole-in-the-wall kind of place every Friday night (there really were…

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Golden Deep Fried Stuffed Olives with Sausage

Deep Fried Stuffed Olives

Who among us is longing for Friday evenings where we gather with friends around our kitchen islands sipping cocktails and nibbling on Deep Fried…

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Dutch Apple Pie Muffins {Gluten Free}

Happy National Muffin Day! We're going to celebrate with Dutch Apple Pie Muffins that happen to also be Gluten Free! I set a calendar reminder for…

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Easy & Delicious Jalapeño Popper Dip Recipe

Easy & Delicious Jalapeño Popper Dip Recipe

This Easy & Delicious Jalapeño Popper Dip Recipe is perfect for holiday entertaining! Yes, I referenced the holidays. They will be here in…

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Easy Baba Ghanoush

Easy Baba Ghanoush is a wonderful middle eastern eggplant dip that's rich flavor and creamy texture will delight your taste buds. Trust me on this…

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Homemade Adobo Seasoning Blend

Easy Homemade Adobo Seasoning Blend

Make a batch of Homemade Adobo Seasoning Blend to have on hand. This all-purpose blend is a delicious way to season meats, vegetables, soups and…

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Easy Pad Thai {with Spaghetti Squash}

Pad Thai is my go-to Thai take-out dish.  I love everything about it.  Traditionally this is a noodle dish and who doesn't love noodles,…

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Egg Drop Soup

Egg Drop Soup {Simple and Satisfying}

I’ve mentioned before how much I adore my hair stylist.  And I think you also know by now that I LOVE to talk about food.  So when I have…

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Egg Salad {an exercise in love}

Egg Salad.  Made with love. Really, is there any other way to make it?  Finely chopped hard-boiled eggs tossed with celery and…

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Eggplant Meatballs have a wonderful texture that is both 'meaty' and moist with fresh herbs smiling throughout.

Eggplant Meatballs

With these Eggplant Meatballs you'll never even miss the meat. Through all of this March Meatball Madness I have received several requests…

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Eggs Baked in Herbed Spaghetti Squash

Eggs Baked in Herbed Spaghetti Squash Nests

Eggs Baked in... And I'm sold.  That's all I need to hear and I'm all in. Eggs baked in that spaghetti squash that's been patiently…

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Falafel with lemon tahini dipping sauce are bright green and very flavorful.

Falafel {with Lemon Tahini Sauce}

Falafel. They are bright and green and filled with fresh herbs. A crispy exterior with a tender moist center makes them irresistible and…

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Farmers Market Unstuffed Cabbage Recipe

There are some recipes (curry, masalas, unstuffed cabbage rolls) that are a challenge to picture.  They don't have the color pop to match their…

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Feta & Vegetable Mini Frittatas

Feta & Vegetable Mini Frittatas

Feta & Vegetable Mini Frittatas. If you're looking for a light but flavorful brunch option, these Feta & Vegetable Mini Frittatas are a…

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Overhead view of Fig and Walnut Arugula Salad with Chickpeas and Gorgonzola

Fig & Walnut Arugula Salad with Chickpeas & Gorgonzola

The ingredients in this Fig & Walnut Arugula Salad with Chickpeas & Gorgonzola play so nicely together. Heaven on a plate! While I…

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Fire Roasted Corn & Poblano Salsa Ingredients in a white bowl on a black table.

Fire Roasted Corn & Poblano Salsa

Fire Roasted Corn & Poblano Salsa has the right balance of crunch with a mild smoky heat balanced by fresh squeezed lime juice and seasonings. …

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Flat Iron Steak Fajitas

Flat Iron Steak Fajitas {with Mexican Rice}

We were first introduced to Flat Iron Steaks a couple years ago and they are now a favorite for recipes that call for a nice thin sliced steak. …

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French Onion Dip is a Game Day Staple

There was a time when French Onion Dip was the go-to staple for Game Day or family gatherings. A packet of onion soup mix, a tub of sour cream,…

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Fresh Fig & Mascarpone Sweet Potato Pizza {Gluten Free}

When I asked you all for fig recipe inspiration my sister-in-love immediately responded with "Fig & Mascarpone Pizza!" To which I replied…

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Fresh Herb Grilled Chicken with Basil Herb Butter

Fresh Herb Grilled Chicken {with Basil Herb Butter}

Back before there was a negative stigma associated with a recipe that called for a stick of butter (y'all), we could put away some…

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An overhead view of a green pottery bowl with Mexican street corn dip. A colorful napkin and fresh cilantro sit beside the bowl. The bowl is in a wicker basket.

Fresh Mexican Street Corn Dip You’ll Love

Sharing Fresh Mexican Street Corn Dip You'll Love. Your family will request. And your neighbors will covet. We've taken classic Mexican street…

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Fresh Tomato Salsa

Fresh Tomato Salsa

Tomatoes, tomatoes everywhere!!  Homemade Fresh Tomato Salsa is so quick and easy to make and oh so much better than the jar variety. …

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Garlic & Herb Baked Salmon {over Spinach Couscous}

Garlic & Herb Baked Salmon over Spinach Couscous is a go-to staple meal in our house.   Or at least it used to be before we became a food…

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Garlic Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas {Healthy Living}

Healthy Living is something we should all aspire to.  I'm not crazy about the word diet, unless a doctor puts you on one.  For me, and many…

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Confetti Veggies

Gazpacho Grain Bowl {with Confetti Veggies}

I made a big batch of Gazpacho to take to a family gathering.  I thought it would be a nice refreshing change and it was.  However,…

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Gazpacho {Sundays with Shelby}

For me, Gazpacho holds a special place in my heart. There are some foods that evoke emotion and this is one of them for me. Had a great day…

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General Tso’s Chicken Wings

For recipe inspiration, we took a quick poll of family, friends and neighbors and landed on General Tso's Chicken Wings. They're sweet &…

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German Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage

German Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage

When I started talking to friends about an Oktoberfest inspired dinner I got lots of suggestions on dishes I might make.  I knew Wienerschnitzel and…

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Overhead view of gluten free flourless chocolate cake with raspberries.

Gluten Free Flourless Chocolate Cake

Sweet rich Gluten Free Flourless Chocolate Cake checks all the boxes. Chocolate lovers dream. It's like brownie meets fudge meets chocolate…

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Gluten Free Sweet Potato Avocado Toast {6-Ways}

I decided to jump on the band wagon and give Sweet Potato Avocado Toast a try. Six times. I tried six variations just to be sure and each…

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Going Green Smoothie {a Trial Run}

Here's to a fresh and healthy start to the New Year.  I've only had my new Vitamix blender for a few days now but I'm certain I'm going to love…

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Greek Chicken Meatballs {and a Meze Platter}

I adore the flavors in these Greek Chicken Meatballs. Lemon and feta and fresh spinach and herbs all playing so nicely together. Ground…

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Greek Salad

It's crazy to admit that this is the first time I have made a Greek Salad.  I've loved every one I've ever enjoyed at a restaurant.  For me…

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Green Bloody Mary

Green Bloody Mary

The Bloody Mary has come a long way baby from tomato juice & vodka.  The myriad of spices and seasonings and sauces that can transform this…

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Grilled Vietnamese Chicken Thighs

Grilled Vietnamese Chicken Thighs {with Mango Salsa}

Grilled Vietnamese Chicken Thighs. To quote my in-house taste-tester, "This is a flavor WIN." I'll take that as a thumbs up. …

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Ham Bone Soup

Ham Bone Soup {Warm & Tasty}

This wonderful soup, that we've been eating for the past two days, could be made with almost any ingredients....so long as there's a Ham Bone…

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Healthy Southwest Burrito Bowl

Healthy Southwest Burrito Bowl. I went to Pet Smart during lunch to replenish Lilah's food.  Pet Smart is very close to Pier One.  I was…

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Healthy Southwest Stuffed Bell Peppers

There are times when you just need to use up ingredients already in your fridge or pantry. These Southwest Stuffed Bell Peppers are made for…

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Herb Infused Polenta {with Poached Eggs}

Herb Infused Polenta {with Poached Eggs}. Not exactly what I had in mind as I entered the kitchen this morning.  However sitting here just…

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Herbed Brown Butter Popovers

Herbed Brown Butter Popovers are a Lemony Thyme first and a personal culinary bucket list item! These beauties are my first attempt at homemade…

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Herbed Scrambled Eggs {in Avocado Boats}

There was a cooking show on Food Network a while back that we really liked.  I can't recall the name of it, but the host would always feature…

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Herby Polenta with Smoked Gouda can be a side dish or main dish

Herby Polenta {with Smoked Gouda}

I'm not sure whether to categorize Herby Polenta as a side dish or a main dish. I would be entirely happy and comfortable with that big bowl and…

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Homemade Chicken Broth

Homemade Chicken Broth

Yesterday's whole chicken brings us to ~ Step 2, heavenly broth.  We've brought our pressure cooker back to life recently and are using it…

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Kettle chips piled with bacon, scallions, blue cheese dressing on a brown plate sitting on a stone table.

Homemade Is Better Blue Cheese Dressing

If you love Buffalo Wings or Wedge Salads or Blue Cheese Chips you've got to have a Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing at your disposal. It was high time…

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Hot Cuban Dip

The inspiration for this Hot Cuban Dip was the Cuban sandwich I had enjoyed the day before.  With every bite I took I was reminded of how…

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Loaded Baked Potato Dip with Crispy Baked Potato Wedges served in a green bowl sitting on a wooden table.

Hot Loaded Baked Potato Dip {with Crispy Potato Wedges}

We spent happy-hour enjoying this Loaded Baked Potato Dip with Crispy Baked Potato Wedges, delivered happy and declared that dinner had…

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Man’s hands holding a Big Mac with a bite out of it over a wooden platter with french fries

How To Handle a Big Mac Attack

Here's How to Handle a Big Mac Attack! Healthy eating police stand down. We all have our guilty pleasures and while it's been years since…

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How To Make Latin Chicken & Rice (Arroz Con Pollo)

How To Make Latin Chicken & Rice (Arroz Con Pollo) at home. This dish is one of our family favorite comfort foods. The layers of flavor…

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Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros {Kind Of}

While these aren't near authentic Huevos Rancheros, they are a nice twist on those wonderful Mexican Ranch Eggs.  I tossed onion,…

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Inside Out Fresh Herb Omelet

This Inside Out Fresh Herb Omelet was my Healthy Choice post-workout meal. Four weeks ago today I arrived at the office with…

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Italian Sausage & Polenta Lasagna

The pictures don't do this recipe justice, but I am here to tell you that Italian Sausage & Polenta Lasagna is pure comfort.  Surprisingly,…

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Italian Tossed Green Salad {with Basil & Herb Vinaigrette}

There's something so delicious about a fresh crisp Italian Tossed Green Salad. A few simple ingredients tossed with a nice herby vinaigrette is the…

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Italian White Bean Dip {with Homemade Pita Bread}

I have a treasured folder where I keep paper copies of recipes.  Some jotted down on scratch paper, others torn from magazines, and lots printed…

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Jalapeno Popper Pizza

Jalapeño Popper Pizza

When life gives you corn tortillas, it's a great time to get creative.  There are hundreds or at least 30 corn tortillas in a package. …

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Jamaican Jerk Marinade

I find extreme satisfaction from really bold flavors. Not only do they excite my taste buds but they wake up my senses. This punchy Jamaican Jerk…

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Jamaican Vegetable Rundown

Jamaican Vegetable Rundown is a savory veggie stew simmered in luscious coconut milk. It was the perfect side dish for our Jamaican themed…

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Grilled Jerk Chicken Wings are a real crowd-pleaser. Pair them with plantains, Caribbean couscous and cold beer!

Jerk Chicken Wings are a Crowd-Pleaser

Jerk Chicken Wings are a crowd-pleaser. They were also a clear front runner! That's right, when we set out to make a list of the new chicken…

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The colorful fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and red onion are precisely what makes Jerusalem Salad so special.

Jerusalem Salad

These colorful fresh ingredients and bright flavors are precisely what makes Jerusalem Salad so special. This chopped salad is packed with…

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Jamaican Jerk Turkey Burgers with Caribbean Coleslaw on a green plate

Juicy Jerk Turkey Burgers with Caribbean Coleslaw

Juicy Jerk Turkey Burgers with Caribbean Coleslaw scream summer! Big bold flavors. Bright cheerful colors. There's nothing boring about…

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Lemon Herb Vinaigrette

This Lemon Herb Vinaigrette is bright and lively. It's perfect on Greek Salad or simply drizzled over baby greens. Simply combine the…

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Loaded Bean Soup {15+ varieties}

Were you lucky enough to score the coveted ham bone after this year's holiday feast?  We turned our ham bone into Loaded Bean Soup.  Loaded…

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Loaded Butternut Squash Chips

Loaded Butternut Squash Chips. Think loaded potato skins, but better.  At least that's how we felt about them.  The hint of sweetness…

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A gorgeous loaded chicken burrito bowl with all the toppings.

Loaded Chicken Burrito Bowl is a Family Favorite

When I say Loaded Chicken Burrito Bowl, I mean find your biggest serving bowl and prepare to make your family oh so happy. Imagine you are…

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Low Country Boil Skewers

Low-Country Boil Skewers

I adore Low-Country Boils.  Having said that I can count on one hand how many times I've had the pleasure of enjoying them.  When I…

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Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa. You really ought to give fresh fruit a chance.  I know I'm preaching to the choir for many of you, but there are a good number…

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Maple Brown Sugar Baked Acorn Squash

Maple Brown Sugar Baked Acorn Squash

I've been visiting the local farmers' market most weeks since it opened back in June.  It has made quite an evolution over these very short 8+…

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Margarita Ceviche {National Margarita Day}

Margarita Ceviche My mom gave me a unique cookbook several years ago called Surreal Gourmet Bites.  It changed my life or at least the way I…

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Meatball Beef & Broccoli

Meatball Beef & Broccoli. When I decided to share a different meatball recipe for the month of March I needed to enlist my loved ones for some…

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Mediterranean Grilled Cheese {Gluten Free}

Wrapping up a fabulous April, spent celebrating National Grilled Cheese Month.  Our Mediterranean Grilled Cheese Sandwich,…

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Mexican Breakfast with Pulled Pork & Eggs

Mexican Breakfast with Pulled Pork & Eggs {Breakfast for Dinner}

Mexican Breakfast with Pulled Pork & Eggs When we have leftover pork roast, recipe ideas begin swirling in my head.  Should we…

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Mexican Chicken Soup {Share the Love}

I realized recently that comfort food didn't have to come in the form of a casserole or laced with chocolate (although for me personally those are…

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Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice {Restaurant Style}

We just love sizzling Steak Fajitas served with all those delicious toppings.  And nothing goes better with them than a side of Mexican…

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Mexican Tamale Pie

I've been wanting to recreate my favorite Mexican Tamale Pie since about the moment I began sharing recipes on Lemony Thyme.  Which…

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Middle Eastern Mezze Platter

A mezze platter is made up of several small dishes usually eaten as an appetizer or light meal. A mezze (or meze) is a popular style of eating in…

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Million Dollar Bacon (First Watch Copycat)

Million Dollar Bacon (First Watch Copycat)

Million Dollar Bacon is worth the drive to the nearest First Watch restaurant. But if you don't have one near by or prefer to make this copycat…

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Miser Wot {with Baked Eggs}

Shelby and I recently explored Ethiopia.  More precisely we explored her kitchen.  We set out on a Sunday adventure that delivered us to…

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Monterey Chicken

I remember sitting outside at a patio table, sipping on a margarita, and soaking in the first glimpse of summer.  It was twenty years ago and…

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Monterey Chicken Cobb Salad

Monterey Chicken Cobb Salad. Of all the ways to transform a boring piece of chicken breast, Monterey style is a surefire move towards flavor wow!…

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Monterey Loaded Nacho Fries

I know for many families Friday is Pizza Night.  At our house we've been toasting the end of the work week with a cold beverage and a tray of…

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Mushroom & Kale Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Mushroom & Kale Quinoa Breakfast Bowl. It was 52 degrees in our bedroom this morning.  Somehow opening a window ever so slightly seemed…

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Mushroom Bacon Swiss Burger

Mushroom Bacon Swiss Burgers

Is there anything better than a good burger?  Okay yes... there are some things, but on the rare occasion that we actually make beef burgers…

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My Go-To Guacamole Recipe

Did you know that Guacamole is one of the most popular Super Bowl snacks?! Right up there with Chicken Wings! But it's been around long before the…

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Niçoise Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

Niçoise Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

I've always loved how the Niçoise Salad looks on a plate.  Today it was lunch.  The ingredients speak for themselves.  We…

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No-Bake Baklava Energy Bites

I was introduced to energy bites recently and fell in love.  The idea of raw whole ingredients being combined into delicious…

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North African Chicken with Spicy Green Sauce

North African Chicken {with Spicy Green Sauce}

It's hard to believe that just three short months ago I was harvesting my fresh herbs and hanging them by their toes to dry, as we began Autumn…

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North African Lamb Kebobs

North African Lamb Kebabs {with Cilantro Mint Pesto}

North African Lamb Kebabs sounded so intriguing to me.  Traditionally we think of kebobs made up of 'hunks' of meat and/or vegetables.  These…

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Orange, Persimmon & Pomegranate Salad

Orange, Persimmon & Pomegranate Salad. I woke up this morning motivated.  Yes I am one of those who launches a campaign of healthy living…

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Oregano Lemon Garlic Chicken

Oregano Lemon Garlic Roast Chicken

Oregano Lemon Garlic Roast Chicken. One night every week we cook a whole chicken for dinner.  Sometimes we work hard to…

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Pan Seared Sea Scallops in Sage Brown Butter with Sweet Pea Puree

Pan Seared Sage Brown Butter Scallops {with Sweet Pea Puree}

Pan Seared Sage Brown Butter Scallops {with Sweet Pea Puree}.  Not sure if I need to say more. LOVE the Sea Scallops, they are such a huge…

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Parmesan & Herb Roasted Vegetable Soup

For our Thanksgiving Dinner yesterday I served Parmesan Herb Roasted Veggies.  It was my secret weapon to help keep me on my Healthy Choices…

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Parmesan Crisps

For Parmesan Crisps... Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper. For large 2 1/2" crisps, grate 1/2…

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Parmesan Tuiles with Heirloom Tomato Salad

Parmesan Crisps with Summer Tomato Salad

Fresh local grown tomatoes inspire me.  And they are so flavorful and delicious right now.  The farmers' market is bursting with…

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Peach, Berry & Basil Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Peach, Berry & Basil Fruit Salad {with Orange Vinaigrette}

Peach, Berry & Basil Fruit Salad with Orange Vinaigrette. Something special happens when the warm orange vinaigrette meets the sliced…

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Pecan-Crusted Trout

The trout was so fresh and beautiful at the seafood counter today that I couldn't resist, even without a plan for how to prepare it.  Pan…

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Pepperoncini Pot Roast

Pepperoncini Pot Roast {Crock Pot Recipe}

Pepperoncini Pot Roast {Crock Pot Recipe}.  First, let me say that this is a fabulous Pot Roast recipe without doing any work.  Place the roast…

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Perfect Cilantro Lime Rice tucked up your sleeve. Served in a beautiful covered pottery dish.

Perfect Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe

I believe we all need the perfect Cilantro Lime Rice recipe tucked up our sleeve. It's the perfect side dish for all your Mexican favorite meals. …

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Perfectly Baked Potatoes {and a dozen plus ways to top them}

Once you discover how to arrive at the Perfectly Baked Potato, the meal possibilities are at least a dozen deep.  And that's just where we'll…

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Peruvian Roast Chicken

Peruvian Roast Chicken {She Knows Me}

Peruvian Chicken.  When my co-worker Cindy told me she had a recipe that was right up my alley...I listened.  She knows me.  Peruvian…

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Pico de Gallo {Put The Lime In The Coconut}

I had a salad this week that stopped me in my eating tracks.  There was a lot going on with said salad.  Which made my mind drift from the…

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Closeup shot of Cauliflower Crust Pizza with pineapple and ham on half and bbq chicken on the other half.

Pizza with Cauliflower Crust

As a newbie to the food blogging world I'm not at all surprised at how much I learn every time I sit down to my laptop and read.  I have a stack…

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Plum Pork Tenderloin

Plum Pork Tenderloin {Slow Cooker Version}

Plum Pork Tenderloin. More and more I hear friends and coworkers grumbling about deciding 'What's for Dinner.'  It seems to stem mostly from…

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Pomengranate Zucchini & Avocado Salsa

Pomegranate, Zucchini, and Avocado Salsa {Share the Love}

A couple years ago, just before the Christmas Holiday season began, I sat down on my living room rug with literally years of issues of Martha Stewart…

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Pork & Sweet Potato Hash with Poached Egg

Pork & Sweet Potato Hash with Poached Eggs {Breakfast for Dinner}

Pork & Sweet Potato Hash with Poached Egg I love hash.  Growing up in New England it wasn't unusual for us to have Hash and Baked Beans…

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Pork Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce

Pork Souvlaki {with Tzatziki Sauce}

Pork Souvlaki {with Tzatziki Sauce}. It's time for a relatively wordless Wednesday.  These skewers of happiness happened.  A simple…

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Potato Leek Soup {with Crispy Sage}

Potato Leek Soup with Crispy Sage is creamy and delicious.  With basic ingredients and minimum hands on cooking time, this soup has been…

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Prime Rib Roast

Prime Rib Roast {Christmas Eve Dinner}

I've been craving Prime Rib for months.  Which means I've been talking about it...a lot...for months.  And while over the past year special…

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Prosciutto Wrapped Mascarpone Stuffed Figs of Love!

Have I got a story for you! But first let me introduce Prosciutto Wrapped Mascarpone Stuffed Figs of Love! Sweet delicious figs, filled with a…

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Provencal Chicken

Provençal Chicken {Slow Cooker Version}

Provençal Chicken is a wonderful weeknight meal.  It's light and full of flavor.  Did I mention all you do is add the…

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Pulled Pork Baked Potato {with a side of slaw}

Pulled Pork Baked Potato {with a side of slaw}. I choose to view leftovers as an opportunity.  You know those small containers of last…

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Pumpkin Acorn Squash Soup {with Cumin Toasted Pumpkin Seeds}

Pumpkin Acorn Squash Soup {with Cumin Toasted Pumpkin Seeds}. Pumpkin Acorn Squash Soup {with Cumin Toasted…

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Pumpkin Hummus

Pumpkin Hummus {with Homemade Pita Chips}

Getting ready for a big office Halloween Party tomorrow.  Not only do we go all out with our costumes and decorations, but we put on…

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Pumpkin Morning Glory Muffins {Gluten Free}

Share these Pumpkin Morning Glory Muffins with friends and family. There is so much goodness and love packed into each one. I have made these…

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Quick & Easy Homemade Pasta Sauce

Quick & Easy Homemade Pasta Sauce comes together in under 30 minutes yet tastes like it's been simmering all day. The key ingredient…

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Quinoa & Raw Veggie Salad

Quinoa & Raw Veggie Salad

One of my 'healthy eating' work buddies brought in the most delicious salad to share.  One bite in, just one....and I…

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Quinoa Tabbouleh Gluten Free

I wanted to make a gluten free version of Tabbouleh so included Quinoa! It's perfect! There's something about Spring that makes me crave bright…

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Ratatouille with Herbed Mascarpone

This Ratatouille with Herbed Mascarpone is what dreams are made of. Tender roasted veggies with the most incredible herby mascarpone melting…

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars

Reese's Peanut Butter Bars. That's what the experts said I should call these two-bite "Change Your Life" treats.  Said in my best…

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Restaurant-Style Blender Salsa

Restaurant-Style Salsa

Why have I waited so long to discover how easy AND inexpensive it is to make Restaurant-Style Salsa at home, by simply using your…

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