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Squash-and-Charred-Poblano Quesadillas

I was really excited by these Squash-and-Charred-Poblano Quesadillas because I’m trying to have more meat-free days, and quesadillas are one of my favorites! But, this recipe from Martha Stewart Living, fell a little flat. Details below… Rating: B How to make it an A+:…

March 6, 2022

Summery Corn Soup

I was excited to see what could make this Summery Corn Soup, by Real Simple magazine, “summery.” The answer: those fresh cobs that get boiled for maximum corn flavor! It’s still served hot, just not as heavy as a typical corn chowder, so, if…

August 18, 2020

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

Cheese-Stuffed Tostadas

My goodness, these Cheese-Stuffed Tostadas are good. This Martha Stewart Living recipe is restaurant quality with a variety of tastes, colors, and textures. The bean topping is so powerful, and something I’d like to include in or near every Mexican dinner! Details below. Rating:…

April 8, 2020

Spicy Chicken-and-Lime Soup

I just love a Sunday soup. They always fill the house with cozy and delicious aromas while my family and I tend to have a lazier, low-maintenance day. This Spicy Chicken-and-Lime Soup was a perfect Sunday project, and definitely hit the cold, January spot!…

January 5, 2020

Corn-and-Avocado Salad with Goddess Dressing

  Mondays are for getting back on the healthy horse! Well, sometimes. This Monday, anyway. So serve up this delicious Corn-and-Avocado Salad with Goddess Dressing, from Martha Stewart Living, alongside a salmon fillet for a colorful, protein-packed, vitamin-rich evening!   Rating: A+   How…

August 19, 2019

Black Bean Tostadas with Sweet Potato and Poblanos

  I LOVE Mexican food. And sour cream. And anything spicy. And salty. Pretty much everything about these Black Bean Tostadas with Sweet Potato and Poblanos, by Real Simple magazine. This dish is perfect for a weeknight meal, super colorful and flavorful, and a…

August 15, 2019

Salmon, Radish, and Bibb Salad with Herby Buttermilk Dressing

Yes, I know this recipe title is an uninspired mouthful. Blame Real Simple, not me. These days, they do not have titling or categorizing as their strong suits. In addition to the overly-descriptive header, this recipe is listed as a “Healthy Pick” and a “One…

June 7, 2018