Mediterranean Pork Tenderloin with Couscous {Slow Cooker}

Mediterranean Pork Tenderloin with Couscous {Slow Cooker}

I love slow cooker recipes that are unique and this Mediterranean Pork Tenderloin with Couscous Salad dosen't disappoint. In addition to being special, it's super easy and you can't mess it up. The pork is absolutely tender and juicy, and after removing the meat from...

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This is my first Wordless Wednesday so I'm going to fudge a little and add some words. Pets. Friends. Loss... especially when you are a 12-year old boy whose first loss is a beloved pet. In this case the loved pet was one of our three laying hens, Scarlett. And my...

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Homemade School Lunch – Let’s do this

You're all ready for back to school, right? In fact, school has already started for many of you. And I'll bet you stocked up with an arsenal of writing supplies, fashionable school clothes, paper and paperLESS items. Whew! We're set for the year or at least a good...

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Pecan Crusted Healthy Fried Chicken

Here's a recipe that transforms chicken tenders that you just throw together so the kids will eat something, to a meal that adults will also love and I daresay this is company worthy too. Pecan Crusted Healthy Fried Chicken is ready with almost no effort.  Marinated...

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Ultimate Greek 7 Layer Dip

Who ever first came up with the Seven Layer Dip? Some creative genius. These days, familiar Tex-Mex seven layer dips are made all the time, with subtle variations. I fell in love with the Greek version of layered dips right away. And I've made it enough, with much...

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The Best Grilled Fish Tacos I’ve Ever Made

Grilling season is serious business. I get that. The flavor that grilling adds to meat and vegetables is incomparable to any other cooking method. I have a friend who says "I'm grilling six days a week now. You should do a whole week of recipes for the grill!". While...

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Stocking Your Spice Cabinet

A well-stocked spice kitchen is the most essential part of any cook’s repertoire because no matter how full your pantry or refrigerator, if you don’t have a good variety of spices, then your recipes will be limited in flavor and variety. Let me go on record to say...

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Cauliflower Tartine with Hummus and Almonds

Though I've experienced the simple yet unforgettable delight of a tartine before (defined as a fancy French open-faced sandwich topped with spreadable ingredients and pronounced tartEn), I've never tasted so many as during a recent family trip to California where we...

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My Best Summer Party Recipes

Summer is all about being outside. And part of this season's outside fun is grilling and hosting summer parties. Often times these summer parties start with last-minute invitations. "Come on over, we'll throw extra burgers on the grill", that kind of thing. So, in the...

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Cashews with Sea Salt and Black Pepper

I love food that has a bite to it. You know what I mean, savory dark flavors with the perfect heat and intensity that keeps you coming back for more. The taste that lingers in your mind, making you crave it the next day and the day after! This simple snack of cashews...

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Salad Stuffed Shells

My youngest son is known for having an adult palate for eating and is very adventurous on most occasions. Except when it comes to simple tossed green salads. Ryan usually picks out the vegetables he likes and will leave most of the lettuce and tomatoes behind. He will...

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Bacon Wrapped Chicken

All you single ladies and single men, listen up! If your friends are having a party and you know a certain someone will be there that you'd like to impress, or ask out, or be asked out by.... take these! Or if you want him to finally "put a ring on it"? Make...

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Shrimp Appetizers with Crab Stuffing

If you're a shy, introvert-type person, you might not want to choose this appetizer to serve at a gathering. Because you will be the hit of the party! Everyone will be talking about you, asking you to regale the crowd and share this recipe out loud. Now, if you're a...

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Cucumber Slices with Herbed Cream Cheese

Summer. Just saying the word summer makes my skin feel warm and has me excited to get my hands in the dirt as perennials wake up or annuals make their short visit in the garden. (I'll forget all about wanting any part of my body in the dirt when the temperatures reach...

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Stuffed Mushrooms with Quinoa

Stuffed mushrooms with quinoa and pistachios intrigued me because of the recipe's fresh ingredients, plus I knew it would be pleasing to the eye with the green pistachios and red quinoa. The original recipe, though tasty, seemed to lack a much-needed punch of flavor...

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Super Moist Chocolate Cake – Gluten Free!

This super moist chocolate cake looks amazing and tastes even better. I almost don't want to mention that it's gluten-free because it's one of the best desserts we've ever had. This decadent concoction uses cooked golden quinoa in place of any flour and you are going...

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Vegetable and Quinoa Salad

This vegetable and quinoa salad recipe is fresh and versatile. This is called Bocconcini and Oregano Salad in the cookbook Quinoa 365, which I've been featuring and will complete a review soon. I renamed it for my recipe because it doesn't need the bocconcini (fresh...

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Sesame Chicken

I usually love a good theatrical production in the Good Dinner Mom kitchen. But to be able to place everything in a pot and then go about my day only to come back and dinner is ready, turns me into a culinary magician! This recipe is one you and your family will love...

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Chicken Broccoli and Quinoa Casserole

If your exploration into the wonderful world of quinoa has just begun or you haven't been able to get the kids to try it, Chicken Broccoli and Quinoa Casserole is a good baby-step. This recipe uses quinoa in place of rice and the sauce is a fresh departure from basic...

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Carrot and Quinoa Muffins

  I use quinoa in recipes all the time but this is the first time I've added this powerhouse to my baking repertoire.  The quinoa in these carrot and quinoa muffins makes for a nutritious and protein-rich snack, and also rewards you with a crunchy pop in every...

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Hungarian Mushroom Soup – sort of

Hungarian Mushroom Soup just LOOKS delicious. You know the texture is going to be silky. The flavor is sure to satisfy your need for something robust and meaty. And my take on the standard recipe changes only one ingredient, but the subtle change in taste is something...

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