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Firecracker Grilled Alaska Salmon

After yesterday’s feast, a meal like this is called BALANCE! I need a weekly salmon fillet to keep me honest and this one from AllRecipes is worth adding to the summer rotation! Check out details for this Firecracker Grilled Alaska Salmon below!! Rating: A+…

August 10, 2020
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S’mores Icebox Cake

The grand finale of today’s social distancing BBQ was this beaut: an easy, but impressive, make-ahead dessert from Good Housekeeping! This S’mores Icebox Cake is basically foolproof and pretty scrumptious. Details below! Rating: A- How to make it an A+: It’s really tasty, I’m…

August 9, 2020
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Little Gems, Asparagus, and Peas with Creamy Mustard Vinaigrette

I had to balance out today’s BBQ cheeseburgers with a little greenery, and I’m not sure I could have picked a more beautiful dish! This salad of Little Gems, Asparagus, and Peas with Creamy Mustard Vinaigrette, from Martha Stewart, is super-simple and full of…

August 9, 2020
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Deeply Caramelized Onion Dip

Anyone else OBSESSED with caramelized onions?! Well, I can’t get enough so, obviously, I had to try Real Simple magazine’s Deeply Caramelized Onion Dip! So good, and, pro tip: reserve a couple spoonfuls of the caramelized onions prior to preparing the dip to top…

August 9, 2020
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Chocolate Courgette Cake

Wow, what a way to celebrate my daughter’s little graduation. A fantastic chocolate cake that made me even feel a tiny bit healthy with its surprise ingredient! This Chocolate Courgette Cake is so flavorful and moist, thanks to the help of a courgette! And,…

August 2, 2020
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Spicy Crab Tostadas

I do not make enough dishes with crab. Full stop. It is just so, so delicious. So glad I found a good use for the shellfish in these Spicy Crab Tostadas from Real Simple magazine! They are just full of fresh flavors, and nice…

July 29, 2020
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Korean Soy-Sesame Beef

My husband would be a happy boy if I made meat every night. And, I’m almost tempted to if it always tastes like this! This recipe for Korean Soy-Sesame Beef, from Real Simple magazine, is so easy, and really just outstanding. Served up with…

July 28, 2020
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Sweet Potato and Bean Burritos with Corn Salsa

I love a vegetarian option, especially when it’s a little outside the norm. Instead of your typical veggie medley, burritos get a unique twist in these Sweet Potato and Bean Burritos with Corn Salsa from Real Simple magazine! Just delicious and a big recipe…

July 21, 2020