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Baked Cheese Grits

daisi - February 28, 2012
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As I mentioned in my recap last week, I hosted the February girls night. Since it was the week of Mardi Gras, I thought I’d be festive and make a spicy cajun shrimp paired with baked cheese grits. I will share the shrimp recipe this week too since they go hand in hand. I printed recipe cards for the girls attending and thought I’d share …

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Chicken Tamale Casserole

daisi - February 26, 2012
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I love getting recommendations of blogs to follow through other great blogs. It’s like book recommendations or something, they’re always better when you know the source suggesting them. That is how I came to find the elefantitas alegres blog. Although, I can’t recall which blog introduced me, I have been a loyal follower for quite a while now. Kate does menu recaps pretty often and I …

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Indian Pizza

daisi - February 6, 2012
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Last week, I made an Indian Pizza inspired by this Rachael Ray recipe. I say “inspired by” because I changed a lot of it to suit my personal tastes. The result was an exotic, flavorful pizza. Feel free to try my version or hers, I’m positive you’ll love them both. It was also a very quick meal, ideal for a weeknight. Here’s what you’ll need: …

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Easy Pumpkin Pie Cake

daisi - January 26, 2012
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I love a good dessert. But typically, I don’t want to be the one making it. Don’t get me wrong, I wish I was good at baking, but I don’t have the patience to measure everything and make sure it’s all perfect. That’s not my style. That’s why I loved this recipe a co-worker shared with me. It’s easy and fail-proof and has 2 sticks of …

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Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup

daisi - January 20, 2012
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When it got cold for the first time this winter, I started craving the usual hearty winter foods. I made chili first and then it was time for chicken noodle soup. Was chicken noodle the soup the name of a rap song? For some reason I keep singing “chicken noodle soup. chicken noodle soup.” Before you can “lmgtfy” me, I googled it. And… yes, yes it …

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Stock

daisi - January 16, 2012
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You guys know how much I love vegetable stock, I use it in everything. But there are some times when you need chicken stock. Like when you’re making chicken noodle soup, for example. Chicken stock, any stock for that matter, is made delicious by simmering for hours upon hours. Perfect thing to make on a weekend if you plan to be home all day long. …

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Damn Good Chili

daisi - January 4, 2012
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This year it seems like we’ve barely had a winter (I’m sure I just jinxed us). Sure, we’ve had some cold days, but for the most part it’s been pretty mild. It was almost 70 degrees on New Years Eve this year! A cold front came in that evening and we decided it was a perfect day to make some chili for the first time …

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Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash [square]

daisi - January 2, 2012
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I’ve been wanting to try a stuffed acorn squash recipe for a while now. I really, really, really like quinoa so when I came across a recipe stuffing acorn squash with quinoa, I knew I had to try it myself. This recipe is so simple, yet yields a great, filling, and healthy meal. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Here is what you will …

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Chipotle Roasted Chicken &Vegetable Pizza

daisi - December 21, 2011
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In my menu recap from last week, I described this recipe as follows: This “pizza” was really tasty with a lot of different flavors. I say “pizza” with quotes because it isn’t your typical pizza. No hot, melty cheese, or your regular pizza sauce or toppings. I would say this is more of a flat bread than a pizza, regardless, it’s delicious. Here’s what you’ll need: …

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

daisi - December 15, 2011
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I love Indian food and earlier this year I got brave enough to attempt to make it at home. And it actually turned out great. Better than great. So good that when I hosted another girls’ night, people requested Indian food. So I decided to attempt this slow-cooker chicken tikka masala. And it was so good that after said girls’ night, a friend has since …

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