Quinoa Salmon Cakes with Creamy Dijon Sauce

Quinoa Salmon Cakes

This recipe came about because I didn’t have my usual gluten-free crackers I needed to make my usual salmon patties one night. I did have some quinoa in my pantry though, so I decided to see how well that would work. Turns out, it worked great and we really enjoyed them. […]

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Taco Casserole

Taco Casserole

Well, here it is! As I promised in my Homemade Enchilada Sauce post, I have a recipe for you to use it in. And it’s a good one! I mean it’s kind of hard not to be tasty when beef, cheese and Mexican flavors are involved, right? […]

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Super Bowl Food Ideas

Super Bowl Food

Super Bowl 2017 is upon us, and I’ve got a few game day recipes for ya! Not gonna lie, I had high hopes that our beloved Cowboys would be playing this weekend. Yeah, that stings just a little. I have a little rule. If the Cowboy’s aren’t playing, I’m not watching the Super Bowl. So, it’s been a while since I’ve seen one. Ha! […]

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Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Making your own red enchilada sauce is so easy that I don’t know why I didn’t try it sooner! It’s not something I use super often in my cooking, but I would use store-bought when I did. The canned versions have ingredients that I didn’t like. […]

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Small Batch Cornbread Dressing

Small Batch Cornbread Dressing

My favorite dish at Thanksgiving has always been dressing. My mom makes the best chicken and dressing of anyone I know. It’s always perfectly moist and well seasoned. Up until the time I started testing this recipe, I had never made my own cornbread dressing before. […]

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Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

Well, here it is! The recipe that changed my opinion on brussels sprouts. Up until I made these, I hadn’t eaten them since I was a kid. My memory of having to eat these yucky tasting, cabbage mini-me’s was not a good one. I know I’m not alone in this. It seems people either love or hate them. My husband loves them, so I decided to give them another shot. […]

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Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips with Toasted Garlic

Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips with Toasted Garlic

Mashed potatoes are a classic Thanksgiving side dish. They are also one of my favorite comfort foods. The parsnips add a hint of sweetness to the potatoes. The toasted garlic is an idea I got from an America’s Test Kitchen cookbook, and trust me, it’s worth taking the extra step to make it. […]

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Fresh Cranberry Sauce with Rosemary

Fresh Cranberry Sauce with Rosemary

Growing up, the only cranberry sauce I remember eating was the kind from a can. I can still recall the sound it made as it fell out the can. My mom would cut the canned-shaped jellied sauce into quartered slices, and it was served on the same glass dish each year. I now have that glass dish, which will always make me think of that jellied cranberry sauce from a can. […]

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Easy Mexican Rice

Easy Mexican Rice

Mexican rice or Spanish rice is usually one of my favorite parts of dinner at Tex-Mex restaurants. I’ve had several different variations of it and like it both with the vegetables and without. Recently, I decided that I wanted to see just how easy it was to make a version at home, and boy, it is super simple! […]

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Italian Sprouted Lentil Salad

Italian Sprouted Lentil Salad

Today’s recipe is a super quick and easy dish that you can have for lunch or dinner. I really enjoy the Pancetta and Sprouted Lentil Salad that I came up with a while back, which features a nice spicy kick of jalapeño. If you haven’t tried that one yet, be sure to get that recipe, too. It’s so yummy and good for you! […]

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