Cranberry Apple Muffins

Cranberry Apple Muffins

Fall is upon us, my friends! It is my favorite season of them all. Why? Because I love the cooler temperatures, open windows, long sessions of stove top cooking, baking, and all the spices and aromas that come with the season. Give me all the cinnamon, apples, pumpkins and these seasonal Cranberry Apple Muffins. I’m […]

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Harissa Chicken and Carrot Salad with Yogurt Sauce

I came home from work today without any dinner plans. I opened my fridge and had chicken thighs out that needed to be cooked. Here’s what I came up with: I was going for something easy, flavorful and light. I am a huge fan of chicken thighs and this marinade is perfect for them. The […]

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Caldo de Pollo – Chicken Soup

Looking for a flavorful, hearty and delicious bowl of soup? Then, this one is for you! I’m a sucker for Mexican spices. Any recipe with Cumin and Mexican Oregano in it is a winner in my book. Now mix these spices with a warm broth, chicken and noodles, and you’ve got yourself a delicious, comforting […]

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The Best Chili Recipe

Back revisiting this favorite of mine. But this time I made a vegetarian batch. I nixed all the meat and the beer, and I added mushrooms to the mix. It was just as delicious. Of course I garnished my portion with avocado slices. I’ve been using this chili recipe for the past 10 years, at […]

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Cauliflower Fritters

These beauties came together with the help of a fridge clean out… The cauliflower needed to be used or tossed. So it got used! Do you ever buy something at the grocery store simply because it looks good and fresh?  Without any actual plans for it? I do it all the time. Luckily, most of […]

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Orecchiette with Peas

This is a simple pasta dish to accompany any protein or salad for a quick dinner. I used leftover grilled Italian sausage for a quick Monday evening dinner. I could also imagine this pasta dish served with baked or grilled chicken. Nix the meat and serve it with a side salad. You’ve got many options […]

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Pork Chop Dinner for Two

If you are a Michigan resident and you like fresh meat from animals raised on a family farm, give John Henry’s a try. No, I am not sponsored by them. However, I’ve been a customer for quite some time and have enjoyed every single order from their farm. I usually order a bundle and exhaust every piece […]

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Easy Crunchy Egg Rolls

These egg rolls are so delicious and come out extra crunchy. I love them! The sweet chili sauce for dipping is killer too. I make these with ground beef but they are also delicious with pork or a beef and pork mixture. Scratch the meat all together for a vegetarian option. Let me know how […]

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Refreshing Bourbon Cocktails

Who doesn’t love a tasty and refreshing cocktail? I know I do! Especially while trying to unwind after a long day or a long and busy week. Now, I have to say that I am new to the Bourbon craze. Frankly, I don’t know much about Bourbon. But, the few cocktails I have tasted here […]

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Breakfast Bites

Try this easy, delicious and most importantly quick recipe to cover the most important meal of the day; BREAKFAST! I made these on a Sunday and they were a perfect grab and go option for my husband and I for a few days. My littlest son might have eaten one too 😉

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Watermelon Salad

I was obsessed over watermelon salads all summer long. Actually, I am still obsessing… I tried many variations and none of them disappointed. This mix was especially crisp and tasty. The crunchy cucumber, juicy watermelon, sweet mango, spicy jalapeño and the basil make a wonderful union. Then, you add the dressing and OMG. I made […]

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Butternut Squash Triangoli+Tomato and Yellow Squash Butter

This, my friends, was the easiest and most delicious meal EVER!!! It honestly came together in under 20 minutes, and for a Monday evening dinner, it was beyond perfect! The butternut squash filled pasta and the buttery tomato and yellow squash, made a great match of sweet and salty! I had little time yesterday to […]

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