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Charred Vegetable Salsa

This is one of the Mary Sue Milliken recipes my kids made at the Kids’ (good-for-you) Cooking Academythat we all really loved. Charring the vegetables gives the salsa a deep rich flavor and the tomatillos give it a nice...

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Tuscan White Bean and Roasted Garlic Soup

I ended up catching a cold during our adventure in Hollywood so I decided to make a big pot of soup for dinner. I didn’t feel like going to the grocery store so I searched online for a soup...

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A Fantastic Experience – Frigidaire Kids’ (good-for-you) Cooking Academy

I was recently contacted by Frigidaire to join them in a Save the Children event to kick off their new campaign called Kids’ (good-for-you) Cooking Academy. Basically, Frigidaire flew my children and I to Hollywood, put us up in...

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Sesame Green Beans

I recently had some sesame green beans while eating dinner at a friends house. I loved the beans and wanted to re-create them at home. My girlfriend was out of town on a much needed vacation so I looked...

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Carrot-Ginger Rice

I can’t tell you how much I loved this rice! It was sweet, spicy, and so flavorful. The ginger and cayenne pepper really gave the rice a nice kick, the tender onions and carrots made it sweet, and the...

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Garlic-Ginger Chicken

I found this recipe in the October issue of Food Network Magazine that sounded really simple and tasty…I was right. The chicken had a really wonderful garlic-ginger flavor and was so tender and juicy. I served this Chicken with...

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Shredded Beef and Avocado Tostada

The shredded beef from the Beef and Sweet Potato Baked Taquitos was so delicious that I couldn’t wait to eat the leftovers. I made these tasty tostadas for lunch and they simple, healthy, and tasted fantastic. I loved the...

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Shredded Beef and Sweet Potato Baked Taquitos

We were heading to a friends house to celebrate his birthday. His wife wanted me to bring Taquitos to pair with the Tortilla Soup she was making. I decided to make the taquitos using ingredients and flavors from one...

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Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Over the summer I tried some cinnamon almonds made by my friend Cathy at Wives with Knives. The almonds were amazingly delicious and my kids, especially my daughter, loved them. I picked up a bag of plain almonds recently...

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Parmesan Roasted Green Beans

This is another side dish I found in my new Tyler Florence cookbook. I have used Parmesan on so many different roasted vegetables but this was the first time I used it on green beans and I loved it!...