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Lime Chicken Melt

daisi - June 25, 2012
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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 some reason the thought of lime, cilantro, and chicken with …

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salami & mozzarella calzone

daisi - June 10, 2012
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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, cheesy, meaty, yummy. Unfortunately, my pizza dough was a little …

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Lamb Tacos with Spicy Tzatziki

daisi - April 25, 2012
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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 much more flavor than beef and it just adds just …

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Spicy Tuna Salad [no mayo]

daisi - April 18, 2012
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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 recipe a try (thanks Megan for the suggestion). Here’s what …

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Enchiladas Verdes

daisi - April 15, 2012
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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 perfect meatless meal and I promise you won’t miss it. …

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Roasted Chicken Stock

daisi - March 21, 2012
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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 very easy (as most stocks are). Just keep your chicken …

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Oven-Baked Turkey & Cheese Sliders

daisi - March 11, 2012
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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 what you’ll need: 12 dinner rolls (or Hawaiian sweet rolls) 1/2 …

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New Orleans Spicy Cajun Shrimp

daisi - March 3, 2012
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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 2 teaspoons paprika 2 teaspoons granulated garlic 1 Tablespoon granulated …

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