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Think of the best tacos you’ve ever had in your life. Not the frozen beef tacos you bought from the grocery store, but the spicy, sizzling, flavor-packed tacos you bought from a street vendor or an authentic Mexican restaurant. Now imagine making tacos of that caliber at home–no restaurant trip or week-long vacation required.

These grilled halibut tacos are filled with fresh halibut and loaded with salsa, vegetables, and spices to make a flavorful entrée that’s as colorful as it is…

Grilled Halibut Tacos With Salsa Verde

Think of the best tacos you’ve ever had in your life. Not the frozen beef tacos you bought from the grocery store, but the spicy, sizzling, flavor-packed tacos you bought from a street vendor or an authentic Mexican restaurant. Now imagine making tacos of that caliber at home–no restaurant trip or week-long vacation required. These grilled halibut tacos are filled with fresh halibut and loaded with salsa, vegetables, and spices to make a flavorful entrée that’s as colorful as it is…

Zucchini cake is a delicious way to use up extra zucchini from the garden. Hints of cinnamon and nutmeg make this moist cake flavorful in every bite.   The shredded zucchini melts right into the cake and you don't even know it's there. Chopped walnuts bring a bit of bite to the cake and it's topped with my favorite cream cheese frosting.  They key ingredient in this recipe is of course the zucchini, but it has to be shredded or grated. A food processor with the grater attachment makes quick…

Zucchini Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Zucchini cake is a delicious way to use up extra zucchini from the garden. Hints of cinnamon and nutmeg make this moist cake flavorful in every bite. The shredded zucchini melts right into the cake and you don't even know it's there. Chopped walnuts bring a bit of bite to the cake and it's topped with my favorite cream cheese frosting. They key ingredient in this recipe is of course the zucchini, but it has to be shredded or grated. A food processor with the grater attachment makes quick…

It’s the time of year to start planning what I’ll make for neighbor gifts.  This year I’m moving away from sweet baked gifts to savory homemade gifts. Warm seasoned pecans are one of my favorite holiday party recipes and it is a family favorite that I’ve inherited from my mom.  The recipe is easy to make in large batches so it’s perfect for gift giving or for large holiday parties.  I appreciate that it’s easy to make it with subtle seasoned flavor or make it as spicy as you’d like.

Holiday Party Recipes – Warm Seasoned Pecans

It’s the time of year to start planning what I’ll make for neighbor gifts. This year I’m moving away from sweet baked gifts to savory homemade gifts. Warm seasoned pecans are one of my favorite holiday party recipes and it is a family favorite that I’ve inherited from my mom. The recipe is easy to make in large batches so it’s perfect for gift giving or for large holiday parties. I appreciate that it’s easy to make it with subtle seasoned flavor or make it as spicy as you’d like.

It’s that gift giving time of year already.  Whether it’s a hostess gift, a gift for coworkers and neighbors or treat for yourself, I try to have treats ready to give to friends this time of year.  The past few years my mom has been giving better-for-you gifts to her neighbors for the holidays instead of the traditional baked goods.  This year I decided to join her in giving more nutritious gifts to my neighbors and my mom’s Chili Mixed Nuts recipe is the perfect treat.

Chili Mixed Nuts Recipe

It’s that gift giving time of year already. Whether it’s a hostess gift, a gift for coworkers and neighbors or treat for yourself, I try to have treats ready to give to friends this time of year. The past few years my mom has been giving better-for-you gifts to her neighbors for the holidays instead of the traditional baked goods. This year I decided to join her in giving more nutritious gifts to my neighbors and my mom’s Chili Mixed Nuts recipe is the perfect treat.

Fettuccine with a buttery fresh basil tomato sauce is a recipe for tender homemade pasta that's coated in a buttery white wine sauce with heirloom tomatoes and flecks of fresh basil. Fresh Tomato Basil Pasta is a true taste of summer with every forkful! Make an easy homemade pasta with basic ingredients that you have on hand, flour, eggs, olive oil and kosher salt, and while the pasta dough is resting you can prep the ingredients for my fresh summer tomato sauce.  No time for homemade pasta?…

Tomato Basil Pasta Recipe

Fettuccine with a buttery fresh basil tomato sauce is a recipe for tender homemade pasta that's coated in a buttery white wine sauce with heirloom tomatoes and flecks of fresh basil. Fresh Tomato Basil Pasta is a true taste of summer with every forkful! Make an easy homemade pasta with basic ingredients that you have on hand, flour, eggs, olive oil and kosher salt, and while the pasta dough is resting you can prep the ingredients for my fresh summer tomato sauce. No time for homemade pasta?…

Peach Pie Recipe with Almond Cream is the dessert of your dreams: a buttery crust filled with a delicious almond cream topped with some juicy fresh peaches. You will not be able to top that one! The recipe is easy and I have all the steps explained if you have any questions along the way.

Are you wondering how to make a peach pie? This recipe is the opportunity to learn two classic pastry techniques: how to make a pie crust and almond cream. Do not be intimidated; I’ll breakdown all the…

Peach Pie Recipe With Almond Cream

Peach Pie Recipe with Almond Cream is the dessert of your dreams: a buttery crust filled with a delicious almond cream topped with some juicy fresh peaches. You will not be able to top that one! The recipe is easy and I have all the steps explained if you have any questions along the way. Are you wondering how to make a peach pie? This recipe is the opportunity to learn two classic pastry techniques: how to make a pie crust and almond cream. Do not be intimidated; I’ll breakdown all the…

Our Quinoa And Avocado Salad is an easy side dish recipe. A homemade citrus dressing, fresh basil and creamy avocado combine to make this avocado quinoa a delicious addition any summer meal. Avocado, the good fat. Quinoa, the mother of all grains. Together they give you a punch of nutrition!  Enjoy a serving of quinoa and avocado salad on Meatless Monday with tofu or top with cooked chicken, shrimp or beef and make it your main meal.

Quinoa And Avocado Salad

Our Quinoa And Avocado Salad is an easy side dish recipe. A homemade citrus dressing, fresh basil and creamy avocado combine to make this avocado quinoa a delicious addition any summer meal. Avocado, the good fat. Quinoa, the mother of all grains. Together they give you a punch of nutrition! Enjoy a serving of quinoa and avocado salad on Meatless Monday with tofu or top with cooked chicken, shrimp or beef and make it your main meal.

For a lighter side dish, try this flavorful Garlic and Parmesan Cauliflower Mash! The easy mashed cauliflower recipe is made with sour cream, Parmesan cheese and fresh chives for a rich-tasting, low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes. Now this is how I want to eat my veggies. A Keto-friendly, low-carb Cauliflower Mash is really just cauliflower disguised as mashed potatoes (your family might not even be able to tell the difference)! We don't eat low-carb around here as a practice, and we…

Garlic And Parmesan Cauliflower Mash

For a lighter side dish, try this flavorful Garlic and Parmesan Cauliflower Mash! The easy mashed cauliflower recipe is made with sour cream, Parmesan cheese and fresh chives for a rich-tasting, low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes. Now this is how I want to eat my veggies. A Keto-friendly, low-carb Cauliflower Mash is really just cauliflower disguised as mashed potatoes (your family might not even be able to tell the difference)! We don't eat low-carb around here as a practice, and we…

Spicy chicken wings marinated overnight in buttermilk and hot sauce, with extra spicy oil brushed on before cooking. Oven, grill or barbecue – they will be excellent every time! Buttermilk does wonder to the chicken meat stopping it from getting dry – not apparently such a huge issue when it comes to fatty wings, but sometimes they do get a little dry on the barbecue. 
Buttermilk plus hot sauce is pure genius and the chicken wouldn’t really need much else, but I've added hot spicy oil as a…

Spicy Chicken Wings

Spicy chicken wings marinated overnight in buttermilk and hot sauce, with extra spicy oil brushed on before cooking. Oven, grill or barbecue – they will be excellent every time! Buttermilk does wonder to the chicken meat stopping it from getting dry – not apparently such a huge issue when it comes to fatty wings, but sometimes they do get a little dry on the barbecue. Buttermilk plus hot sauce is pure genius and the chicken wouldn’t really need much else, but I've added hot spicy oil as a…

A simple and exquisite appetiser made with fresh melon and smoked salmon, with a drizzle of balsamic and a sprinkling of fresh mint. Gorgeous! Even if salmon is not home cured.
A couple of years ago I had this starter in a great little Provençal bistro and I fell in love. Smoked fish – in the original it was local trout, house-smoked – was layered with deliciously cold and immaculately ripe melon slices.

There was a sprinkling of herbs, there was tart and sweet dressing and the whole dish…

Smoked Salmon And Melon Salad

A simple and exquisite appetiser made with fresh melon and smoked salmon, with a drizzle of balsamic and a sprinkling of fresh mint. Gorgeous! Even if salmon is not home cured. A couple of years ago I had this starter in a great little Provençal bistro and I fell in love. Smoked fish – in the original it was local trout, house-smoked – was layered with deliciously cold and immaculately ripe melon slices. There was a sprinkling of herbs, there was tart and sweet dressing and the whole dish…

This zucchini bake is almost like a pizza bake. The spices give it that Italian flavor; however, the vegetable taste comes through along with the hint of bacon. It is just a delicious way to use zucchini in a meal that your family will enjoy.
This zucchini casserole is perfect for that garden fresh zucchini. Even the overgrown stuff that grew too fast. Just remove the seeds and take off the tough skin. dice and mix with Cheese, Onions, Bacon, Tomatoes, and seasonings. Simple Ingredients –…

Zucchini Casserole Bake

This zucchini bake is almost like a pizza bake. The spices give it that Italian flavor; however, the vegetable taste comes through along with the hint of bacon. It is just a delicious way to use zucchini in a meal that your family will enjoy. This zucchini casserole is perfect for that garden fresh zucchini. Even the overgrown stuff that grew too fast. Just remove the seeds and take off the tough skin. dice and mix with Cheese, Onions, Bacon, Tomatoes, and seasonings. Simple Ingredients –…

Super tasty parmesan cheese coated chicken tenders. They are prepared within minutes quickly and easy, and oven-baked to perfection within minutes. You can make those last-minute too. The recipe includes seasoning and I gave you some options to make it your own with some more seasoning options. You want them spicy? You can do that now with my extended recipe and season it with a set of ideas. Pep up your party, your game day or family weeknight with these oh so good chicken tenders. Prepared…

Baked Parmesan Chicken Tenders

Super tasty parmesan cheese coated chicken tenders. They are prepared within minutes quickly and easy, and oven-baked to perfection within minutes. You can make those last-minute too. The recipe includes seasoning and I gave you some options to make it your own with some more seasoning options. You want them spicy? You can do that now with my extended recipe and season it with a set of ideas. Pep up your party, your game day or family weeknight with these oh so good chicken tenders. Prepared…

Have you ever come across fava beans? This bean variety is actually well known and commonly used in other cuisines around the world. The name fava was given by the Italians, they are also known as broad beans. These beans are super nutritious and there are two ways to prepare them. I cover both options! That way you will know what to make of your delicious fava beans. Keep a bottle of chianti ready with your fava beans and enjoy! But I also share some more realistic options to use your fava…

Fava Beans

Have you ever come across fava beans? This bean variety is actually well known and commonly used in other cuisines around the world. The name fava was given by the Italians, they are also known as broad beans. These beans are super nutritious and there are two ways to prepare them. I cover both options! That way you will know what to make of your delicious fava beans. Keep a bottle of chianti ready with your fava beans and enjoy! But I also share some more realistic options to use your fava…

Try these baked buffalo chicken wings for your weeknight dinner recipe with your friends or family. A mouth-watering chicken recipe for any occasion!The skin is incredibly crispy and its hard to believe that this is baked, not fried. A sweet and buttery flavor, perfect for a small gathering of friends and family. These are seriously delicious baked buffalo chicken wings. If you can only get whole wings, you can either use the wings whole or cut them into drumettes and wingettes.

Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings

Try these baked buffalo chicken wings for your weeknight dinner recipe with your friends or family. A mouth-watering chicken recipe for any occasion!The skin is incredibly crispy and its hard to believe that this is baked, not fried. A sweet and buttery flavor, perfect for a small gathering of friends and family. These are seriously delicious baked buffalo chicken wings. If you can only get whole wings, you can either use the wings whole or cut them into drumettes and wingettes.

This homemade salisbury steak recipe is an amazing dinner idea or lunch for the whole family. A delicious homemade salisbury steak with a rich and creamy mushroom sauce. This kid-friendly recipe is a great way to transform humble ground beef into something amazing.This recipe has a softer and tastier salisbury patty than you might expect. You may also grate the onions rather than mincing them. You will avoid the risk of the steaks falling apart if the onions arent chopped finely enough…

Salisbury Steak Recipe

This homemade salisbury steak recipe is an amazing dinner idea or lunch for the whole family. A delicious homemade salisbury steak with a rich and creamy mushroom sauce. This kid-friendly recipe is a great way to transform humble ground beef into something amazing.This recipe has a softer and tastier salisbury patty than you might expect. You may also grate the onions rather than mincing them. You will avoid the risk of the steaks falling apart if the onions arent chopped finely enough…

I enjoy baking for my family (it’s how I show my love), so we have many favorite cookie recipes. Recently I was feeling a bit nostalgic so I dug out this old fashioned Jam Thumbprint cookie recipe from my grandmother.  And don’t tell anyone, but these cookies are very easy to make. Make a batch of these cookies as an iconic after-school snack. They’re also a great holiday cookie for entertaining or gift giving. It’s easy to make the cookies ahead, freeze them and then just add the jam when…

Old Fashioned Jam Thumbprint Cookies

I enjoy baking for my family (it’s how I show my love), so we have many favorite cookie recipes. Recently I was feeling a bit nostalgic so I dug out this old fashioned Jam Thumbprint cookie recipe from my grandmother. And don’t tell anyone, but these cookies are very easy to make. Make a batch of these cookies as an iconic after-school snack. They’re also a great holiday cookie for entertaining or gift giving. It’s easy to make the cookies ahead, freeze them and then just add the jam when…