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15-Minute Party Corn

15-Minute Party Corn

Ahhh summer…the beaches…the sunny afternoons…the pool with your pretty fruity little drink. Such a paradise and beautiful season to get all tan in the sunshine and get that skin glowing! Or you could be me. And live in this sad indoors world of pale/ghostly/fair skinned […]

Toasted Mediterranean Avocado Hummus

So I was lying in bed super late the other night (read: 10:30…that’s late right?), not counting sheep, not daydreaming and not planning our next vacation. Nope. That is what normal people do. I, on the other hand, was dreaming up Toasted Mediterranean Avocado Hummus. […]

Summer Caprese Flat bread w/ Balsamic Reduction

As I mentioned previously, Basil is tied for first in my Favorite Herb Ranking and it will probably be remaining there.   I need it to be inside of, or on, 95% of my summer meals (that’s a real stat guys). As you may have guessed, […]

Quick n’ Spicy Guac

Avocados. I think I just got chills. Surely everyone gets chills when speaking of avocados, right?  Don’t answer that. That super yummy pear-shaped fruit of bright-green goodness sitting on my windowsill until ripe perfection just warms my heart. So much so that I purchase three […]

Zoodle Spaghetti

By now you have probably seen at least 12884 recipes with zucchini + spiralizing = zoodles. I sort of have too. I think that was why I was somewhat resistant to the idea. I tend to be weird like that. Oh, everyone’s doing it? NOT […]

Cilantro Lover’s Crock Pot Chicken

Cilantro Lover’s Crock Pot Chicken

Hi Friends! WELCOME to Monday! You can decide the level of sarcasm in that phrase.  Although, it does seem that the Monday woes are the worst after a wonderful holiday weekend.  Raise your hand if you were hoping it wouldn’t end too. Wow!  that’s like…EVERYONE.  […]

Toasted Ciabatta w/ Sauteed Chicken & Veggies

Toasted Ciabatta w/ Sauteed Chicken & Veggies

Toasted Ciabatta with sautéed chicken and veggies is a tasty option for using all your leftover veggies.  Add chicken and melty cheese for the perfect dish!

Cilantro Lover’s Salsa

Cilantro Lover’s Salsa

Cilantro Lover’s Salsa is a restaurant style salsa with a strong punch of cilantro flavors with a blend of garlic and chilies!