Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice

Before I talk about Mexican Rice, I'd like to tell you a little bit about Martha Dudley. Martha was a long-time friend of my late mother-in-law Pat, and she was known for her welcoming nature and amazing Mexican cooking. If you got invited to the Dudley's for dinner,...

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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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Tips for Using a Slow Cooker

When I told some lunch girlfriends and you virtual-friends that I'd be posting slow cooker recipes this entire month, I was amazed at the positive response but I shouldn't have been surprised at all. CrockPot made it's way on the scene more than 40 years ago, fast...

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Cranberry Beef Stew in the Slow Cooker

The flavors in this Cranberry Beef Stew remind me of a rich beef bourguignon with tender meat and potatoes. The dried cranberries add a very subtle sweetness to the broth that's different and special, and the broth becomes complex and homemade-delicious. Slow cooked...

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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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Mediterranean Shrimp Dinner – One Pan Recipe

Mediterranean Shrimp Dinner is one of the best one-pan meals I've had in a long time. Buttery-roasted Yukon potatoes are super creamy and cook quickly. Fennel bulbs have a signature sweet, licorice but mild flavor that's the perfect compliment to the briny shrimp. Add...

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Cranberry Upside Down Cake with Ricotta Cream

Cranberry Upside Down Cake with Ricotta Cream is a variation on a Cranberry Cake I posted a few years ago. We love this cake and recently I tweeked it a little to add more intense flavor to the cranberries with a red currant jelly glaze as well as a nice topping...

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Homemade Pretzel Bites with Garlic Caramel Sauce

Yes, you read the title right... Homemade pretzel bites and GARLIC caramel sauce! The first time I heard about garlic caramel was when a friend returned from Cincinnati and had tried it at Tela's Bar and Kitchen. She challenged me to replicate it. Since I'm a huge...

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Gourmet Green Bean Casserole

You can't beat a good green bean casserole and if classic recipes is your thing, then BE SURE to check out my recipe for green bean casserole recipe that's so amazing and can be made ahead and frozen before cooking. But if you're more into taking the classic recipes...

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Chinese Chicken Salad

This Chinese Chicken Salad has already become my "salad of the summer" and I'm quite sure I'll be making it well into other seasons of the year. Incredibly fresh and contrasting ingredients like crunchy, shredded cabbage, sweet, garden-fresh carrots, chunks of...

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Peanut Sauce Recipe

This is the best peanut sauce recipe ever! Using ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, this sauce works as a dressing for any Asian salad (see my Chinese Chicken Salad coming up next. You won't want to miss it), plus it works with Chicken Satay or a...

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Strawberry, ginger, and poppy seed scones

Once strawberries are in full season, their awesomeness is used in everything from sweet to savory. These strawberry scones made with crystallized ginger and crunchy poppy seeds are, first of all, a super easy scone recipe. And second of all, the'yre irresistable....

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Focaccia Bread with Olives and Rosemary

Yeast breads can be tricky and not always a success. But this recipe for Focaccia Bread with Olives and Rosemary is so foolproof, it's an excellent recipe for beginners. I've made this one several times now without fail and yeast breads are not my forte. You can add...

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Char Siu Pork

Char Siu Pork is guaranteed to be a favorite meat-appetizer or main dish in your house after you try this recipe. I know this because I've been testing it for a while now and every time I serve it I get such rave reviews, making this my new most requested recipe. I...

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Bombay Sloppy Joes

When I first saw a recipe for Bombay Sloppy Joes, I was intrigued because most homemade sloppy joe recipes I've tried are a little boring and honestly don't really improve on plain ol' Manwich canned mix. But these sloppy joes... THESE Indian, homemade sloppy joes are...

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Chocolate Salami

Tell someone you're making Chocolate Salami and watch the look on their face. If they've never heard of it, the look will not be one of enthusiasm or anticipation, rather one that might say "are you losing it?" or "Nooo thanks!" is more likely (At least that was my...

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Asian Pear Cole Slaw Recipe

This Asian Pear Cole Slaw recipe is not your average cole slaw! Unique ingredients that are super good for you and tasty as well (most important, right?). First of all, raw cabbage is becoming the new trendy vegetable thanks to it's benefits in the cruciferous veggie...

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Turmeric Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

I often have seasoned nuts and seeds around the house for a quick snack or easy recipe ingredient. And since pumpkin seeds are hugely popular with my husband and because he likes to sprinkle turmeric on just about everything (EVERYTHING), this recipe for Turmeric...

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One Pot Pasta Primavera

My son barely waited for me to take the last picture of this One Pot Pasta Primavera before he started digging in and finished it all in a matter of minutes. So, here's one super simple recipe, ready in less than 30 minutes, all in one pot with fresh vegetables, and...

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Savory Muffins with Smoked Salmon and Cheddar

Savory muffins are so versatile because they can go with breakfast or dinner and they could even BE lunch. The combination here is awesome- cheddar cheese, smoked salmon, chives or dill, and pink peppercorns. The result is a Scandanavian-inspired muffin that's not at...

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Easter Dessert Recipes

Easter dinner is right around the corner and if you're still scratching your head for easy but impressive dishes, check out my collection of favorite Easter Dinner Recipes. And now let me share my absolute favorite short list of best... no, THE best Easter dessert...

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