Smoked Cod Soup

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I know it’s 100 degrees out. I know it’s mid-June. I know the staple outfit these days is a bikini. I know most of you are firing up your grill tonight. I know. I still wanted soup for dinner. It’s my kitchen, I can soup if I want to. Yeah, that only sort of works, […]

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Grilled Chicken with Herbed Roasted Squash and Lentils

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Something about today’s rumbling thunderstorms, a fresh, extra-blond summer ‘do, new brakes on the element and an overnight visit from my brother-in-law really had me craving grilled chicken with patty pan squash and lentils. IT DID. Okay it didn’t. You caught me. The meal was planned. BUT, something about today’s rumbling thunderstorms, a fresh, extra-blond […]

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Summer Eatin’

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Alright, I’m organizing my summer menu for this here blog and I need your opinion! What are your favorite summer foods? What do you crave the most these months? Anything in particular you’d like to see? And just go ahead and ignore how dirty my grill is.

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Curtis Stone Hates Me.

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Earlier this spring I became quickly obsessed with an old TLC show, “Take Home Chef.” We don’t have cable, so once I discovered the show in my Netflix streaming, I clicked play, and we fell in love. It had NOTHING to do with the cute host from Australia, Curtis Stone. Absolutely nothing. His tagline at […]

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Shrimp, Mushroom and Spinach Quesadillas

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Well, it’s been approximately 17 minutes since I last ate Mexican food and I’m beginning to twitch. (It wasn’t really 17 minutes you guys. It was last week. YOUUUU.) But honestly, when I’m meal planning my mind usually drifts over to a land of crunchy chips and fresh salsa, a hot mariachi band and rivers […]

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Sneak Peek

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Any ideas what’s on the plate tonight?

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This Butter Be Good.

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Butter is such a summer food. Oh, it’s not? Hmmm. Well, I hereby declare BUTTER THE OFFICIAL SUMMER FOOD. Think about it, you can add almost anything to it, baste it over grilled meats or drizzle it over summer vegetables. I mean, I know it’s butter and all. But that’s just it. It’s BUTTER. I […]

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I’m about to get my dance on with some compound butter.

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Chicken Koftas

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I’m a little nervous. You see, when we planted our vegetable garden we used our own compost along with fertilizer and manure for the bed. A nano second later we noticed sprouts appearing all OVER the bed. These weren’t seeds we planted you guys. These were volunteers. Intruders. Burglars. So we compared the sprouts to […]

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Basil-y Grilled Salmon with Cucumbers and Potatoes

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Today I went the extra mile to prove to my husband that I do in fact love him. We went, and I’m not kidding, to the Street League Skateboarding Championship at the Sprint Center. Skateboarding. Let me remind you, I’m FEMALE. AND 34. In the 15,000 people that attended, there was only 1 other female, […]

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