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I love making crispy smashed potatoes but I decided to make these a little extra special by adding bell peppers, onions, and my very own chili oil mix. They’re super easy to throw together and can act as a side dish or a brunch menu item. Shopping for potatoes When choosing potatoes for this recipe, […]

April 8, 2021

Crispy Golden Smashed Potatoes

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I’ve prepared this dish a number of times and each time I do, it amazes me more and more! The layers upon layers of flavors come together to make a multi-dimensional dish that really is fantastic. It takes a bit of time to develop each flavor but it is well worth it. Let’s begin by […]

April 5, 2021

Shrimp Creole

shrimp creole

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Normally this dish would be called Eggplant Parmesan. I chose to call it Eggplant Mozzarella because I actually didn’t have any parmesan on the day I wanted to make it but I did have lots of fresh mozzarella. Also, I must note that this tomato sauce has lots of flavor and I think it works […]

March 26, 2021

Eggplant Mozzarella

eggplant mozzarella

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This whole chicken is slathered in a buttery, herbed mixture with lots of lemon pepper flavor. The butter really helps keep the meat most inside while ensuring a crispy crust is formed on the outside during the baking process. The bold freshness of the herbs is what makes this lemon pepper chicken stand out! Getting […]

March 18, 2021

Lemon Pepper Herb Chicken

lemon pepper herb chicken

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This salad has layers of flavor in every direction. All of the different elements also bring a variety of textures. From toasted pine nuts to the homemade salad dressing, to the rich flavor of the tuna, each does its job in creating a well-rounded salad. Gathering the ingredients I found this salad fairly easy to […]

March 1, 2021

Ahi Tuna Salad with Roasted Garlic & Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette

Ahi Tuna Salad with Roasted Garlic, Orange & Balsamic dressing

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This dressing is sweet, tangy, aromatic, and nutty all in one. Roasted, caramelized garlic brings a deep flavor that pairs so well with the other ingredients. This particular balsamic is blackberry ginger flavored and that also brings additional richness to the dressing. Choosing the vinegar For this recipe, I’m using a specific type of Blackberry […]

February 24, 2021

Roasted Garlic, Orange, & Balsamic Dressing

Roasted Garlic, Orange, & Balsamic Dressing

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Meatballs just got a little more fun! As I’m sure you could imagine, this dish marries Chicken Marsala with meatballs for a fun and potentially party-friendly dish; just make them mini if you want to be festive. These meatballs have all of the traditional ingredients that you would expect to see in Chicken Marsala. The […]

February 16, 2021

Chicken Marsala Meatballs

Chicken Marsala Meatballs

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The aroma of these is so divine! While baking, they fill your space with fragrant notes of rose and cinnamon. Who knew Cinnamon Rolls were so easy to make. I mean, honestly, the process is lengthy but only because there is a lot of downtime waiting for the dough to proof. The rolls themselves really […]

February 13, 2021

Rose Infused Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

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In all my years of salad eating, I must say this is the one I’ve eaten most over a short period of time. The inspiration behind this salad started after looking at a post on Pinterest. I didn’t have all of the ingredients to make that particular salad at the time and thus, this creation […]

February 10, 2021

Roasted Corn and Flank Steak Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

roasted corn and flank steak salad

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Crostini makes for the most perfect appetizer (or dinner, lunch, breakfast, or brunch for that matter). They’re bite-sized, fun-loving, and you can make them into anything your heart desires. Even the bread itself is so easy to elevate..add parmesan, a fancy butter, toasted nuts, or even some extra spices before you add your topping. Flank […]

February 6, 2021

Fancy Crostini: Two Ways

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