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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Granola Apple Bites

I was trying to find a fun and quick after school treat that would put a smile of my kids’ faces. I found this recipe by The Comfort of Cooking that looked perfect and I just happened to have all the...

Asparagus and Shrimp Stir Fry

Asparagus and Shrimp Stir Fry

  I found this Sunset recipe on MyRecipes that looked simple and delicious. I adapted it a bit by halving the sauce and by serving it with Garlic Rice instead of noodles. It was flavorful and hearty but still...

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Spicy Broccoli with Garlic

I was serving an Asian style shrimp dish for dinner and I wanted a quick and healthy side dish to serve with it. I found this broccoli recipe on Martha Stewart that looked good and easy. I used a...

Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Burrito

Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Burrito

I had some taco fixing leftover in the refrigerator so I decided to make myself a breakfast burrito. I warmed up a leftover tortilla, some black beans and corn, then scrambled some eggs, and put it all in the...

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Simple Spicy Salsa

I was making Carne Asada Tacos for dinner for one of my best friends who was coming to town for one night. I usually make the Roasted Tomato Salsa but since it was in the 80′s today, I didn’t...

Mixed Greens with Roasted Tomatoes, Mozzarella Pears, and Homemade Croutons

Mixed Greens with Roasted Tomatoes, Mozzarella Pearls, and Homemade Croutons

I had a sudden craving pop into my head the other day. I wanted a simple salad with roasted tomatoes, mozzarella pearls, homemade croutons, and pinenuts. I tossed it in Fran’s Simple Vinaigrette right before serving. We all enjoyed...

Broccoli, Cheese, and Potato Soup

Broccoli, Cheese, and Potato Soup

I was secretly happy when I discovered today was going to be cold and rainy. It meant that I could make soup! There is something so comforting about a pot of soup simmering on the stove during a thunderstorm....

Shrimp Soft Tacos with Creamy Adobo Sauce

Shrimp Soft Tacos with Creamy Adobo Sauce

I loved everything about these tasty shrimp tacos. The black beans gave them a great flavor, the cabbage gave a nice crunch, the creamy adobo sauce gave a fantastic kick, the shrimp were tender and juicy, and the avocado...

Zucchini Carrot Muffins with Dried Cherries and Pecans

Zucchini Carrot Muffins with Dried Cherries and Pecans

I wanted to make something special for my kids to celebrate the first day of school. I found this recipe over at Simply Scratch and thought it would be a terrific and healthy after school snack. The house smelled amazing...

Mini Baked Frittata with Bacon, Tomato, Sharp Cheddar, and Green Onion

Mini Baked Frittata with Bacon, Tomato, Sharp Cheddar, and Green Onion

I love making individual frittatas for lunch. They are quick and easy to make and a great way to use up leftovers in my refrigerator. This time I used up some bacon crumbles, sharp cheddar, tomatoes, and green onion. I loved...