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chicken & waffle “tacos”

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The chicken and waffle craving is a very specific craving that nothing else can really fix. They’re not health food, and if you try to make them healthy, they’re just not the same. You’ll just wander around feeling gypped with the original craving anyway. If you’re anything like me, you’ll find yourself eating ‘around’ the…

hawaiian luau teriyaki chicken bowl

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Aloha! This past weekend we decided to have a little Hawaiian luau on our deck. We adore all things Hawaiian, and after making our favorite cold ginger chicken, we decided to try something new. Well sort of new. I’ve been making teriyaki bowl for years and years, but never in a hollowed out pineapple bowl!…

skipjack tuna roll

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I was pretty excited when I was contacted by one of my favorite companies, Wild Planet, and asked to partner with them to create some new, fresh recipes using their amazing seafood. Their salmon, anchovies, sardines, and tuna are second to none in both flavor and quality. My first recipe features their delicious, Wild Skipjack…

super crunch salad

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Who doesn’t love a super crunchy, veggie-loaded salad with sharp, tangy cheese and creamy dressing? This boasts all of these qualities and is, hands down, one of my absolute favorite salads. What’s more, this salad was created by me. It’s unique. So when you make it, chances are, there won’t be ten more at the…

lemon meringue pie milkshake {cocktail}

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This is a beautiful, dreamy, lemony, creamy cocktail that I created featuring my favorite: limoncello. Limoncello is an Italian lemon liqueur that is produced in Southern Italy almost exclusively in the regions of Naples, the island of Capri, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. Some of my favorite commercial brands include: Argiolas Tremontis, Badia, and Villa…

layered cobb salad {in a cake pan}

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Yes! You guessed it! ANOTHER layered salad in a cake pan! This time I made the classic Cobb Salad. It features sharp blue cheese, smoky bacon, crisp greens, sweet grape tomatoes, creamy avocado… and a bunch of other stuff. The tangy, garlicky vinaigrette adds another amazing layer of flavor to this timeless favorite. I’ve decided…

{slow cooker} brown sugar orange broccoli beef

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I’m always looking for new ways to cook a chuck arm roast in the slow cooker. It’s the perfect way to prepare this cut of meat. Low and slow. It comes out falling-apart-tender and juicy every time! This time I decided to adapt several of my slow cooker roast recipes and create a sweet, tangy,…

le sueur pea salad

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Here’s a classic, simple, favorite pea salad recipe. I love it because I adore Le Sueur canned peas. If you don’t like canned peas, this probably isn’t the salad for you. If you’re like me and can’t get enough of the sweet little Le Sueurs with soft chunks of mild cheese in a creamy dressing,…

super crunch fried chicken BLT

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Yesterday I was craving a super crunchy chicken sandwich. Like the kind you can get at KFC and Chick-Fil-A. I’m not crazy about the weird oil that most fast food restaurants cook with (mostly vegetable oil which is actually evil soybean oil. Not kidding. Look at the ingredients. 100% soybean oil. I was shocked!) I…