Southwestern Steak with a Balsamic Tomato, Green Bean and Potato Salad

Oh my! I’m a huge fan of steak, and the rub on this steak is outstanding. I chose a nice sirloin, but a ribeye or strip would work well too. It is delicious! And so is this salad! I could have eaten an entire plate of only salad and been very happy. The flavors in this meal […]

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Fiesta Chicken Salad

Fiesta is right! This is a party of flavors and textures! Don’t be discouraged by the number of ingredients. Everything comes together very easily and dinner is on the table in no time. Serve with a few tortillas for wraps if that sounds good to you.   Fiesta Chicken Salad SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE PREP TIME […]

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Slow Cooker Short Rib Ramen Noodle Bowl

A dish worthy of being placed on the menu of a trendy Ramen Bar? Maybe! The kids loved it, my husband loved it, and I loved it. The flavors are fantastic, the beef is incredibly moist, the vegetables tender, and of course noodles are always a hit! If you’d rather use a different cut of […]

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Peanut Chicken and Noodles with Baby Bok Choy

This is one of our family’s favorite dishes. Sometimes I serve it over white rice; other times over rice noodles. This time I chose spaghetti. What I like about the spaghetti is it holds up a little better than delicate rice noodles. It’s delicious; but honestly, the baby bok choy is the winner for me. […]

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Dreamy Carrot Cupcakes

These little cupcakes are wonderful. You don’t need an occasion to make them; but Mother’s Day is not a bad idea! With or without the frosting they make a great breakfast, snack, or dessert.   Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting SERVINGS : 2 DOZEN PREP TIME : 45 MINUTES INGREDIENTS 3 large eggs 2 […]

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In Season: Hatch Chiles

What the ‘Hatch’! These peppers are popular! Well, it could be their short season – only 6 weeks during August and September. Or maybe its their wonderful and very unique flavor. Either way, they are definitely all the rage this time of year. And I thought it might be worthwhile to get to the bottom […]

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3 Fruits You Can Ripen Faster With A Simple Trick

So, you’re ready for your backyard BBQ today, you have everything you need, the mood is set, and family has arrived. As you go to make the BBQ staple, guacamole (it’s the best), you realize the avocados you bought two days ago in preparation aren’t ripe! That won’t do! As a cook, it’s one of […]

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