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Mascarpone Moose with Roasted Strawberries

Roasted strawberries….who knew? I had never heard of roasting a strawberry before, but wow! Roasting intensifies their flavor, and there are many different recipes for roasting strawberries which I will be trying. Now, mascarpone moose is a whole other dessert in itself! As amazing as it is by itself, imagine sweet roasted strawberries drizzled over …

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Honey Spiced Glazed Chicken

Sweet and spicy, these glazed chicken thighs are packed full of flavor. Chicken breast are an option for this dish also, but I would make sure that they are on the thinner side. Chicken thighs tend to stay moist and not dry out as easily as chicken breast. If you don’t have smoked paprika in …

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Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce

Memorial day is a few days away and barbecue ribs, chicken and what have you will be on many tables. Why not make your own barbecue sauce for the occasion, one that you can customize to you and your families taste. Most store bought barbecue sauce has high fructose corn syrup as a main ingredient. …

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Banana Cream Cheese Muffins

This morning I was thinking about muffins for breakfast and wanted to try something new. I had bananas that were not quite banana bread material but were “mashable”. I went searching and found these amazing banana muffins at bakedbree.com. Oh how decadent and rich! A batter with cream cheese, bananas, and cinnamon has a cream …

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Spinach Salad with Mozzarella, Tomato & Pepperoni

This is another super simple salad that will become a favorite for you. Great as a light lunch or served as a side with any protein. If you don’t have Mozzarella or want a sharper tasting cheese feel free to use a different one. I have used a sharper Monterey Jack that I can find …

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Pasta with Creamy White Beans

This pasta dish is courtesy of chef Giada De Laurentiis. You can use any pasta you have on hand, but one that can capture the sauce is best. By smashing a few of the beans while the sauce is simmering you will begin the makings of a beautiful creamy sauce. Add cheese of choice and …

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Juicy Skillet Pork Chops

If you have lost faith in being able to cook pork chops without drying them out, try again with this quick, simple, and delicious dish. As you can imagine, the spice rub of chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and smoked paprika brings so much flavor to the pork, and then they are smothered in …

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Honey Balsamic-Arugula Salad

Need a salad but don’t want your typical lettuce, cucumber, and tomato salad for guests? This arugula salad is super simple with a dressing full of flavor. If you are serving just a couple of people I would not recommend tossing the salad with the dressing, but just adding to individual salads. Enjoy! 2 Tbsp. …

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Coconut-crusted Red Snapper

Not being big on fish, this is my first red snapper recipe I have tried and I was surprised first that the fish was so mild, then the coconut coating with curry, coriander, and cumin had such great flavor. Since first preparing this red snapper, it has become a repeat meal for us. Quick and …

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Kale and Quinoa Salad

This festive looking salad was a great healthier dish to add to our holiday table. The pomegranate seeds and dried cranberries add sweetness next to the kale and quinoa, and the walnuts give you a little crunch. The dressing is a super simple but delicious combo of apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey and olive …

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