Curried Honey Chicken with Almonds

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 Do you ever get in a cooking rut? Especially when schedules are busy, I tend to always cook the same things over and over. As I browsed recipes that were different from the kinds of foods we usually eat, but not too far outside the realm of comfort, I found some ethnic sections in old [...]

Easy Homemade Pizza (or Pasta) Sauce

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When a recipe mentions homemade pizza sauce, I typically tune that out and immediately substitute a great store bought variety because why make homemade with a 10 Minute Dinners philosophy? Ignore that now! There’s nothing better than whipping up a multipurpose easy homemade pizza (or pasta) sauce, and since we’re doubling and tripling the recipe, [...]

Homemade Peach Salsa

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When I am in the mood for something sweet and savory, I thoroughly enjoy the Mango Salsa we keep stocked in bulk. Yet right now,  fresh peaches are in season and tomatoes are a plenty from the garden, so there’s nothing quite so enjoyable as whipping up our own fresh Homemade Peach Salsa. It makes [...]

Teriyaki Pork Kabobs

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When the smell of the grill fills the summer air, there’s nothing I love more than sitting outside enjoying a wonderful meal with family and friends. Last weekend, I was at a gorgeous wedding and the main course (grilled chicken) was served on skewers with a delightfully, refreshing cucumber dipping sauce. It reminded me of [...]

Western Chicken Spaghetti

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Asking my husband to go out and grab something from our “Redneck freezer,” is asking for a talking to, but I did it anyhow. Yes, that freezer is so stuffed, that when he went out,  I prayed  the chicken would be right near the top, or his frustration level would be sky high. It wasn’t. [...]

Black Bean and Corn Salsa with Lime

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Sometimes I watch cooking shows and hear the commentators, judges, chefs, et al use certain words to describe foods like “earthy,” or “fresh.” I then wonder to myself, “What does fresh taste like?” Admittedly, I understand better now that my palate is broadening. I remember eating my Beef, Barley, and Mushroom Soup and thinking, “Oh, [...]