Hot Chocolate In the Slow Cooker

Hot Chocolate In the Slow Cooker

Is it okay for me to start by saying Hallelujah? Hallelujah! that I finally found THE recipe that's everything I've been looking for in homemade hot chocolate success. Trust me, I've been looking for a long time and haven't been satisfied with anything to share with...

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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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Raspberry Lemonade Cake

Summer is all about fresh flavors, and citrus really shines during the hot summer months. Lemonade is citrus-fresh for sure. It's such a perfect treat that even little kids know that if they put a table and chair at the end of the yard with a 'Lemonade' sign, you will...

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Carrot and Zucchini Pancakes with Basil Chive Cream

These versatile zucchini and carrot vegetable pancakes could be a fresh meatless main course, a perfect vegetable side dish or a toasty little appetizer. First of all, the color draws you in with deep green zucchini and sunny bright carrots. The pancakes are crisp and...

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Stock Your Pantry Healthy

** This is the second installment in a series where I’ve teamed up with Whole Foods Market to help you through your healthy eating journey. If you missed my first in the series, be sure to check out Stocking A Healthy Refrigerator.** Today I’m offering tips,...

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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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Chicken Salad Recipe

There are many, many chicken salad recipes out there with as much variety as people have varying tastes. This recipe is the classic with a fresh twist and if you like recipes with Flavor Mother-load, you will enjoy this juicy, crunchy, creamy, sweet and tangy salad....

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Strawberry Soup

I don't know if my grandmother ever served Strawberry Soup, but she was a sophisticated entertainer with the ladies in our family. At least that's how I remember her. She was also known for serving triple decker tea sandwiches of olive tapenade, egg salad and shrimp...

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Seaweed Chips

The benefits of eating seaweed as part of a healthy diet are almost endless. Just some of the benefits of these vegetables of the sea: They are packed full of B vitamins They contain chlorophyll which helps restore energy and vitality The offer plenty of fiber They...

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