Category: In the kitchen

Recipes

Baked Pasta

Baked Pasta

I like shell pasta. I like baked pasta.  The two go together perfectly.  You will see me using shell pasta a lot!  I like it because anything you mix it with, as long as it is small enough, will always finds its way to crawl inside of the shell.  Stuffed shells with out all the work.  This baked pasta is one of my favorite go to recipes.  I change the ingredients to what I have on hand, sometimes I add in spinach or kale.  (more…)

Easy Marinara Sauce

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Balsamic Strawberry Salsa

 

Strawberry Salsa & Chips

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Guacamole, for the unofficial beginning of summer weekend

Guacamole

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Homemade Pizza Dough

 

I love pizza!

I have always loved homemade pizza dough.

If I were stuck on a desert island with only one food item, it would be homemade pizza.  There is just something about it.  Maybe, it is the memories of my childhood that make me love pizza so much!

Homemade cheese pizza

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Pulled Pork

 

Ever since I went to Nashville, Tennessee, I have had a craving for pulled pork; I just can’t get it out of my mind.  Whenever I see pulled pork on the menu I must order it.  I have had some really bad tasting, dry pulled pork since that trip.  So, last weekend I decided to take the pulled pork challenge on!  A friend in Nashville said soda, and slow cooking was the secret to great pulled pork.  So here is what I came up with.

pulled pork

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Black Bean and Corn Salad

Spring is here!  As BBQ’s and picnics gear up, this black bean and corn salad is something you are going to want to make over and over again.  It tastes great and is simple to make. The first time I made this salad, (I hate to admit this) I ate the whole thing by myself!  There, I said it. Yikes, it sounds awful to say it out loud, but it’s really, really good.

And, you don’t have to worry about if it sits out all day.

Black Bean and Corn Salad

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Citrus Roasted Chicken

One my all time favorite ways to make and eat chicken is citrus roasted chicken, nothing fancy, just roasted.  This is one of the easiest ways to make chicken, yet, it so juicy and tender.  It is just one of those recipes you can prepare, stick in the oven and go do your favorite thing (maybe watch an episode of Real Housewives?  I know, it’s a sick obsession!).  I decided to make a citrus marinade this time, with grapefruit and limes, but you can use any citrus you have on hand.Citrus Roasted Chicken

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Sweet and Smokey Salmon Filet

Do you like fish?  It seems as though a person is a fish person or not.  No middle ground.  I happen to love fish, all kinds, especially anchovies on pizza, its my favorite topping, really!  I also love calamari and stuffed clams.  Last night I made this sweet and smokey salmon filet.

smokey sweet salmon

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Biscoff Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie

A couple of months ago when I was flying back from Nashville, the flight attendant offered a cookie along with my soda.  It was a Biscoff cookie, and it was wonderful!  Being from California I had never ever heard of this cookie, but from the moment it touched my lips, I knew I had to get my hands on more of these delightful cookies.  At that moment, it was wonderful, but you know how things go, you get home, have to wash all the laundry from the trip and catch up on all the things that didn’t get done while you were gone.  I had forgot about my precious wonderful cookie, then while shopping in the peanut butter isle, at my local grocery store, my eyes could not believe what they were seeing…Biscoff Spread.

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