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Lime Chicken Melt

I bought double the ingredients for the Chicken & Avocado Salad with Lime & Cilantro I made last week. So later in the week, I re-invented the recipe into a chicken melt. It was the best sandwich I’ve had in quite a while. I’m typically not a fan of hot sandwiches (call me crazy) but for [...]

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menu recap [week 23]: buffalo burgers & beer-battered green beans

This is more of a recipe recap than a menu recap. I was out of town last week for Karin’s wedding in North Carolina so a separate post on that is soon coming. However, before I left I did manage to cook one meal that I felt needed sharing. We had buffalo juicy lucy’s (hamburgers [...]

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salami & mozzarella calzone

Last week I was on a carbohydrate kick and happened to have some leftover pizza dough in the freezer so I decided to attempt my very first calzone. I started with this recipe from Food Network and altered it based on the reviews and my personal taste. The flavors of this calzone are spot-on… salty, [...]

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Lamb Tacos with Spicy Tzatziki

The other night I was trying to decide what to make for dinner and “taco night” popped into my brain. I didn’t really want regular tacos with beef, sour cream, cheese, etc. I was craving lamb. For those of you who have never eaten or cooked with lamb, you’re really missing out. It has so [...]

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Spicy Tuna Salad [no mayo]

I love all things salad… chicken, egg, and yes, tuna. I even like these salads on top of regular salads.  The problem is, these salads typically include a creamy ingredient known as mayonnaise, which is not the healthiest option. And sometimes it’s fun to switch it up, so I gave this healthier version tuna salad [...]

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Meatless Monday: Boursin-Cream Bowties with Asparagus & Portobellos

I actually made this recipe on Good Friday so I made some adaptations to make it completely meatless. This is a very quick and easy meal with a very short grocery list, which is always nice to have up your sleeve for those busy weeks of wedding planning. Or is that just me? Here’s what [...]

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Enchiladas Verdes

I borrowed this enchilada recipe from my friend Megan after she raved about how great they were… And man was she right. This recipe is a great change to the typical chicken with queso enchiladas. The spinach sauce is what sets this recipe apart, so fresh and delicious. Omit the chicken and you have a [...]

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Roasted Chicken Stock

It’s against my religion to let food go to waste. I cannot, will not, throw food away. Hence all my freezer woes (more to come on that). Well, a couple weeks ago when I made roasted chicken, I used it as an opportunity to make some roasted chicken stock. A new one for me. It’s [...]

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Oven-Baked Turkey & Cheese Sliders

This recipe was inspired by two separate recipes (one and two), both from Pinterest (follow me here). I took what I liked best from both and create a super recipe. So delicious we had them twice in one week. To quote the great Jo-Mom, “these are too easy not to make” or something like that. Here’s [...]

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New Orleans Spicy Cajun Shrimp

As promised, here is the spicy cajun shrimp recipe to serve with those baked cheese grits. They are a perfect match, it doesn’t get any better! Combine the following for the Creole Seasoning: 1 Tablespoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon dried oregano [...]

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