Dinner

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Lamb with herby yogurt sauce and blistered veggie goat cheese salad

This boneless leg of lamb recipe is topped with an herby yogurt sauce and a blistered green bean and radish goat cheese salad. Serve it for a dinner party and prepare to impress every guest! You’ll love this boneless leg of lamb recipe because it’s… easy looks fancy juicy tender rich in flavor *Some of…
sausage and pepperoni pizza

Italian Sausage, Pepperoni and Arugula Pizza

This Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza with Arugula and Pickled Red Onions is the Perfect Pizza Party Recipe… I’ll never understand people who don’t like pizza. What’s not to like? At first glance, this pizza may sound unappetizing, but the pickled red onions add a perfect pop of flavor against the rich sausage, pepperoni, and cheese. …
tomato tart

Simple Tomato Tart

Why you should make this tomato tart? Let’s just get right to the point.  You should make this tomato tart because (other than being savory, buttery and flaky) this tomato tart is quick, easy and looks like you put in a lot of effort, even though you didn’t… Enter pretty tomatoes. During the summer months,…
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Quick and Easy Side Dish: Minty Pea Pesto with Roasted Potatoes

Need a quick and easy side dish to elevate your dinner? Try these roasted potatoes with pea pesto. I wanted to create a recipe for these roasted potatoes with pea pesto because I love peas because these little pods are a good source of protein, not to mention, they are cheap! Although, I never know…
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The Secret to Juicy + Crispy Chicken Quarters

What’s the secret to juicy, crispy chicken quarters? Let’s just say goodbye to dry, sad chicken, and start cooking chicken quarters (or thighs) that are juicy and full of flavor. You’ll love this recipe because it’s… simple and easy can be made in about 30 minutes uses less than 10 ingredients versatile *Need side dish…
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Fennel Crusted Pork Loin with Fig Balsamic Glaze

This fennel crusted pork loin with fig balsamic glaze is very easy to make… This fennel crusted pork loin is flavorful, juicy, and made in about 30 minutes. Fennel bulb has a bright licorice-like flavor; however, don’t let that turn you off. I’m not a fan of licorice, but fennel is light in flavor, especially…
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Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Chipotle Mayo on a Pretzel Bun

How do you make the most mouthwatering chicken sandwich? You make the most mouthwatering chipotle chicken sandwich by topping it with sauteed bell peppers and white cheddar cheese housed in a pretzel bun. How is this recipe even better? Because this chicken sandwich recipe can be made in thirty minutes or less. You’ll love this…
spatchcock chicken

The only way to cook whole chicken and get crispy skin

Spatchcock chicken is the best way to cook a whole chicken… This recipe shows you how to spatchcock chicken, which means to butterfly a whole roasting chicken. I have tried many different methods of cooking a chicken whole, and this is by far my favorite because the skin gets so crispy, and it makes cooking…
Easy banh mi inspired pork tacos

Slow Cooker Banh Mi Inspired Tacos

These banh mi pork tacos inspired by Vietnamese flavors are made right in your slow cooker… You’ll love these Banh Mi pork tacos because it’s… flavorful made right in your slow cooker easy both sweet and savory First, start by seasoning the pork shoulder with a large pinch of salt and pepper. Now, in a…
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Slow Cooker Banh Mi Inspired Pulled Pork Sandwiches

These Banh Mi pulled pork sandwiches are inspired by Vietnamese flavors made right in your slow cooker. You’ll love these Banh Mi pulled pork sandwiches because it’s… flavorful made right in your slow cooker easy both sweet and savory The making of these slow cooker banh mi inspired pulled pork sandwiches… First, start by seasoning the…
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Spicy Asian Chicken Wings

Baked chicken wings? Yes, these baked Asian inspired chicken wings are a spicy addition to your wing sauce arsenal. (Interested in more sauce recipes? Another recipe linked below!)  These spicy wings use gochujang Korean hot chili paste for spice and brown sugar to give it that sweet and spicy flavor. This is an easy recipe…
Roasted Tahini Maple Squash

The Perfect Side Dish: Roasted Tahini Maple Squash

How to make a flavorful roasted squash side dish… This recipe will show you how to make roasted squash and how easy it is. It is an excellent side dish for just about any dinner. I’ve amped up the flavor of this roasted squash with a maple tahini dressing, which is both sweet and nutty,…
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Brussels Sprouts with Tahini Dressing

I do not care for Brussels sprouts, but… I really dislike Brussels sprouts, but I know how incredibly healthy they are for you. According to the website Healthline , a half cup of these miniature cabbages are rich in vitamin K, vitamin C and omega-3 fatty acids. (If you want to learn more, the article…
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A Cold Weather Staple: Lemon Chicken Soup with Farro and Kale

Chicken noodle, who? This lemon chicken soup with farro and kale is the overachieving, prettier sister of the traditional chicken noodle soup. Seriously, do you want a major nutritional boost? Check out this recipe. Nutty farro is a protein and fiber powerhouse followed by kale that is packed with vitamins and minerals. No more boring…
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Salad with Roasted Potatoes and Creamy Dressing

This salad is full of goodness… Salads need a lot of texture, and this salad has it. There are two ways to make this lovely salad. Traditional – chop everything up and throw it into a bowl. Grill the romaine lettuce – err… what? Ya, you read that right… Grill the lettuce. Romaine is perfect…
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Spicy Korean Pork Bulgogi Lettuce Wraps

Spicy Pork Bulgogi Lettuce Wraps are a go-to in my home… This spicy pork bulgogi is spicy (obviously), but also balanced by the deep, rich, molasses-y sweetness of brown sugar. It plays nicely with the gochujang hot chili paste which has a complex slightly sweet, but smokey flavor.  The texture of the meat is chewy…
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Garlicky Shrimp Pasta with Asparagus

Garlicky Shrimp Pasta with Asparagus:  Your staple for easy weeknight meals… This garlicky shrimp pasta with asparagus is a game-changer for me. It has made me fall in love with pasta all over again. To be transparent, I’m not the biggest fan of pasta, especially spaghetti. When I was a kid, I feel like most…
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BLT Chicken Salad Sandwich Starbucks Copycat

This BLT Chicken Salad Sandwich is way better than traditional chicken salad… When I was in college, I would go to the local Starbucks to study a few times a week.  I’d usually get some sort of latte and a BLT chicken salad sandwich.  Well, I was at Starbucks the other day, craving a BLT chicken salad sandwich,…
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Tortilla Crusted Tilapia

How to cook fish:  Tortilla Crusted Tilapia This is the best way to cook tilapia.  I made this Tortilla Crusted Tilapia recipe in conjunction with my fish taco recipe.  A few years ago, I took a trip to Portland, ME.  I had fish tacos for lunch at a local bar, and they were AMAZING.  When…
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Pico De Gallo

Pico De Gallo is the perfect recipe to use up all of those lovely summer tomatoes. Pico de Gallo also makes the best, healthy snack.  My favorite summer activity is going to the farmer’s market.  Here in the Midwest, there are plenty to choose from.  Every Thursday, I take my dog for a walk down…
The Glamorous Mak Fish Taco

This Fish Taco Recipe Puts the Rest to Shame

This is the best fish taco you will ever eat! It was a warm, sunny, summer day.  The air was salty from the ocean breeze.  The foam from my pale ale tickled my lips, and the sound of smooth jazz graced my ears.  My lunch was served; I ordered the fish tacos.  The vibrant orange…