VeggieKabobs_00201

Veggie Kabobs

Tonight I defrosted some turkey tenderloins and planned to grill them but I had no idea what to serve as a side dish. I wanted to make something on the grill (I hate cooking in and out of the house at the same time. If I’m grilling I’m grilling everything).

So I pulled out every veggie in the fridge, made a marinade, pulled out the skewers and viola! Instant fun side dish!

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mexCasserole3

7 Layer Mexican Casserole Idea

I’m calling this an “idea” because the recipe needs some work. Then again, all my recipes are just ideas (and they probbaly all need some work). Do with them, as you will.

This one was the product of leftover spaghetti squash and some fresh ground beef I was separating and storing from my weekly grocery trip. I just got this vision of a Mexican inspired comfort meal.

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salmonpeassquash1

Sweet Salmon & Peas over Spaghetti Squash

I LOVE LOVE LOVE when the husband isn’t home for dinner. Gosh, that sounds horrible, doesn’t it?

I should say I love having a day now and again that I can experiment freely in the kitchen without worrying about pleasing anyone but myself (and the toddler but he’s WAY easier then the husband!)

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sausaugeSkewers1

Sausage & Pepper Skewers

This idea hit me across the face about 45 minutes before dinner. I opened the fridge and saw peppers. Before I knew it I had a package of sausage in the microwave defrosting!

The husband said it was… you guessed it…  “good”. HOWEVER, he asked for seconds AND he said he would like me to make it again! So that’s a good sign. :~P Even the toddler gobbled up a whole skewer! Read the rest of this post »»

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southwest11

Southwest Chicken Salad Topper

A lot of you know I’m a HUGE McDonald’s Southwest Salad fan. It’s, by far, my favorite fast food salad.  The flavors are perfectly combined and, in my opinion, no dressing is necessary. So I set off to make a knock off home version. I wanted to for a while and then a few email requests have nudged me to do it sooner rather then later.

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Sweet & Spicy Grilled Pork Chops

Yesterday I took out some boneless pork chops out for dinner and I had NO idea what to do with them. It was beautiful outside, so I decided on grilling but I didn’t want to do plain old boring BBQ sauce. What can I say, I’m an experimenter!

So I thought I’d whip together a quick sweet and spicy marinade/BBQ sauce using apple flavor as the base. I love apples and pork together and this is my attempt to BBQ-nize it.

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fruitkabobsProf1

A Fruit Picnic – Video Post

A few weeks ago, Mary emailed me about contest Sunkist was holding for charity to celebrate their 100 year anniversary. She asked if I’d be willing to try a recipe to help promote the contest and support the Special Olympics. Here’s the quick details…

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beancornsalad1

Kidney Bean and Corn Salsa Salad

I don’t know WHAT came over me today. I was home working on a few projects and I just felt like something new for lunch. Yet I wasn’t in the mood for a salad or a sandwich and I really didn’t want to cook. What’s a girl to do?

Well, I ended up creating the simplest, no cook, multipurpose, filling “Salsa salad”.  (Can you tell I had no idea what to call it?)

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salmon

The 13:41 Salmon Dinner with a Side Parenting

I was going to call this “You Can Cook Salmon” and just show how quick and easy salmon can be prepared. Then after setting up the camera, I was no where near ready to actually cook the salmon so it became just a complete dinner video.

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