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Southwest Chicken Salad with Avocado Dressing

This southwest chicken salad with avocado dressing was prepared using leftover roasted chicken and rice, it was quick, easy, and very tasty. One week ago I had surgery, it was an experience that was uplifting, scary, and unknown.  If you want to know more you can read at my personal blog “musings of my mind”.   […]

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Kale Salad

Craig and I picked up a large bunch of kale this week in our CSA box, along with lots of chard, lettuce, and other greens. I knew we needed to start on these vegetables right away. Because we always get so many greens I am always on the lookout for a new recipe to use […]

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Broccoli Cheese Soup

I love soup!  Do you love soup?  One of my favorite soups is broccoli cheese soup and I can’t believe we have not shared a recipe for you with these delicious flavors before now.  Broccoli should be in season now, it prefers growing in the colder weather as opposed to the heat of the summer.  […]

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BBQ Chicken French Bread Pizza

French bread pizza is so much easier to make than regular pizza, and sometimes I prefer it to regular pizza (at least that we make) because the bread gets so crispy and crunchy and good. Also, french bread is MUCH easier than whipping up a batch of pizza dough – no proofing the yeast, no […]

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Mexican Stuffed Shells

These Mexican stuffed shells are a fun twist off of traditional Italian style stuffed shells, usually filled with a mixture of cheeses and topped with marinara sauce and again with mozzarella cheese. Instead these shells are filled with a ground beef and cream cheese mixture, cooked in a bath of enchilada sauce and salsa topped […]

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Chicken Parmesan Pot Pie

I’ve mentioned before that chicken parmigiana is one of my favorite meals, so when I first saw this recipe for Chicken Parmesan Skillet Pie from Picky Palate I knew it was another recipe to add to my list of must makes. This pot pie doesn’t have the normal breaded chicken, but you won’t miss the taste because […]

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Chicken Stir Fry

Lets start the new year off right with a healthy dinner recipe, so that we can all get started on our new years resolutions on the right foot. How many of you have made goals to eat better this year, in some way or another? I found myself wanting to cook nothing but sweets over […]

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Chipotle Chicken Bean and Lime Soup

Say that fast 3 times! What a mouthful, but it pretty much describes what is in this soup from top to bottom.  I found this recipe on Rachael Ray’s site and change it slightly to my liking.  We finally had a cooler day here in southern California (cool meaning it only reached a high of […]

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Black Bean Sweet Potato Tacos

I went from hating really disliking sweet potatoes to loving them now.  One of the regular vegetables Craig and I receive in our CSA box (Community Supported Agriculture) are sweet potatoes.  So I guess I had to needed to learn to like them.  I am so glad that I have found lots of recipes to […]

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Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas

We had these delicious honey lime chicken enchiladas a while back and I can’t believe I haven’t shared the recipe with you guys yet! Enchiladas are one of my favorite foods in the whole world. Along with pizza I could probably eat some sort of enchiladas everyday. In fact, any time we go home we have […]

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Rosemary Mustard Chicken

**This recipe is part of the Mystery Ingredient Blogger Showcase. I was provided with a complimentary jar of traditional Coleman’s Mustard and a thing of Coleman’s mustard powder to participate. Please vote here for my Rosemary Mustard Chicken to help me to win a trip to London! There is no registering when you vote, you can […]

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Spinach Artichoke Pizza

I love pizza.  If there was a food that I could eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner it would be pizza.  I used to be strictly a pepperoni pizza girl, then I expanded to Canadian bacon and pineapple, and finally came the vegetarian pizza.  In Bulgaria, I had a pizza with a fried egg in […]

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Delicata Squash Soup

What is delicata squash? I had my first introduction to it just this fall.  I understand it is easy to grow, maybe it is the next new butternut.

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Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Over Rice

I’ve made this hawaiian bbq chicken before. It’s delicious, and easy, and it’s got just the perfect combination of sweet and tangy flavors. I edited the recipe ever so slightly from last time, with the same ingredients, but there are slightly different amounts and they are added at slightly different times now to keep the […]

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Chile Colorado Burritos

These chile colorado burritos from Food Pusher or Chef in Training are very popular all over pinterest. I have made these burritos twice now, and still didn’t get the best pictures, but just trust me that they are delicious. These burritos are so easy to make, and only take a few ingredients thrown into your […]

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Ham Fried Rice

This last week at work we had a gala. Its our biggest fundraising event of the year and we serve dinner and have students perform and a silent and a live auction and its a really great event. I’ve been helping to plan the event for the last few months at work, and the week […]