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Blueberry Lemon Surprise Muffins

I recently day dreamed about making blueberry muffins with a bit of lemon curd floating inside so I decided to make them this weekend with my kids. The lemon curd blended in with the cake instead of floating in...

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Cream Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers

We had friends come over to celebrate Cinco de Mayo last night. We had a fantastic time hanging out, drinking margaritas, and eating tasty food. I made Chicken Tortilla Soup and we had loads of chips, salsa, bean dip...

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Steak, Anaheim Chile, and Scallion Tacos with Guacamole and Cotija Cheese

My friend Stephanie sent me an e-mail that featured healthy and tasty Mexican recipes from Eating Well (thank you Steph). They had a steak taco with grilled scallions and chiles that looked amazing. I re-created my own version of...

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Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

I love all potatoes but one of my very favorite dishes is roasted garlic mashed potatoes. They are so flavorful, creamy, and delicious. I love rich and buttery mashed potatoes but when making them at home I try to...

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Asian Inspired Braised Beef Short Ribs

My rib loving sister was visiting us so I decided to make her some ribs. We picked up some beef short ribs at the store and decided to marinate them in an Asian style sauce then braise them in...

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Roasted Vegetable, Feta Cheese, and Fresh Basil Pizza

It was another busy day and I didn’t feel like making a big meal for dinner. I had pizza dough to use up in the refrigerator so I decided to make a pizza. I roasted some mushrooms, tomatoes, and...

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General Tsao Chicken with Brown Rice and Broccoli

I didn’t have time to do an elaborate recipe today after taking the kids to swimming lessons after school. I found this General Tsao sauce at Trader Joe’s and decided to give it a try. I am so glad...

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Black Beans with Tomato, Onion, Cilantro, and Garlic

We eat Mexican food often and I find that black beans are a healthy side dish that my entire family enjoys. I sometimes serve them simply seasoned with salt and pepper and other times I kick them up a...

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Citrus Marinated Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa and Guacamole

We recently went out to dinner at one of our favorite Mexican restaurants and I had the best pork tacos I’ve ever had. I decided to try to re-create them at home. This recipe was fun to make and...

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Pineapple Salsa

I really like adding the sweetness of fruit to savory dishes. I picked up a fresh pineapple at the store and decided to make a salsa with it. It’s extremely easy to make and tastes so good. I used...