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Homemade Barbecue Sauce on Smoked Ribs

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #FlavorYourSummer #CollectiveBias I love that grilling season is here.  It means more time outdoors since the sun is out longer, school is out, and more poolside barbecues with friends and family are soon to commence!  Evening dinners outside are the best, aren’t they?…

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Main Course, Recipes

Pan-Fried Chicken Thighs in Mushroom Sauce

Pan-fried chicken thighs in mushroom sauce

Over the weekend my Mom gave me this beautiful princess house pan.  I’ve been eager to break it in all week!  I thought about a paella, but I’ve never made paella before so I went with something more familiar.  I’ve been in the mood for some fried chicken, but the thought of how much oil I’d be eating along with…

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Main Course, Recipes

Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Mushroom and Cheese

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Walking in on the aroma that comes from making these beauties is like heaven to your senses.  There’s something about roasting poblano peppers that is one of the most comforting aromas that instantly takes me back home to my Mom’s cooking.  Traditionally, chiles rellenos are stuffed with cheese and fried in an egg batter.  They are SO delicious, yet SO…

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Main Course, Recipes

Cheesy Tomato and Chipotle Bowtie Pasta

Cheesy Tomato and Chipotle Bowtie Pasta

Don’t you just love one-pot meals?  Even better when they require no meat, am I right?  It’s good to cut back on the meat intake every now and then if you’re used to having it more than twice a week.  Studies have shown that meat takes longer to digest when compared to a vegetarian diet.  It also forces us to get…

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Appetizers & Snacks, Main Course, Recipes

Savory Fresh Tuna Patties with Avocado, Cucumber, and Jicama

Tuna Patties with Avocado, Cucumber, and Jicama

Every year during Lent season my Mom makes tortitas de camaron (fried egg and shrimp pancakes) smothered in her signature homemade enchilada sauce with rajas de nopales and a side of Mexican rice.  It’s practically a tradition!  I wish I would have been able to share that recipe here, but until I make my weight goal, there will be no…

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Main Course, Recipes, Sides

Mexican Rice with Shrimp

Mexican Rice with Shrimp

Lenten season is here and I have a one-pot meatless meal for you.  Mexican Rice with Shrimp!  Once a week for the next seven weeks, I will be posting a new meatless recipe (no red meat, pork, or chicken) as part of a Lent recipe blog hop, which means you’ll find many more ideas for your meatless Friday’s at the…

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How-to Basics, Main Course, Recipes

Tomato and Butter Lobster Linguine

Tomato and Butter Lobster Linguini

Valentines Day is almost here!  Did you make plans already?  Are you planning a dinner at home for someone you love?  We ALWAYS make a special dinner at home.  When my husband and I started dating we probably went out two or three times during this time of the year before we learned how busy and overpriced everything was.  Since…

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Main Course, Recipes, soups

Turkey and Kidney Bean Soup

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Where my soup lovers at?!  I got a soup for YOU today! Ground Turkey and Kidney Bean Soup. This one will leave you warm, filled, and guilt-free.  The ingredients are simple, but all of them together create harmony in a bowl. Here’s what you will need to start: The ingredients above are flexible.  For instance, you can use half the…

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