Peppery Garlic Asparagus Pasta

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When it comes to pasta, Springtime means lighter, crisper dishes.  This simple dish gets its appetizing speckled look from a generous sprinkling of pepper.  Serve as a stand alone meal or as a side to grilled beef or chicken. Continue reading

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Mediterranean Inspired Fresh Pasta Sauce

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What’s better than a delicious fresh pasta sauce?  Put your hand down; I’ll tell you.  What’s better is a delicious fresh pasta sauce that is even more delicious as leftovers a day or two later.  Continue reading

Slow Cooker Cheddar Jalapeno Bread

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There are some recipes that hit Pinterest like a whirlwind.  Slow cooker recipes seem particularly infectious and I am guilty of trekking the Pinterest Mountains in search of them.  This one has been sitting in my boards for months, always making me curious about whether just any bread recipe works in a slow cooker.  Today, we find out. Continue reading

Simple Tzatziki as Salad Dressing

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Get sick of ranch dressing?  That’s a silly question.  Nobody gets sick of ranch dressing.  But sometimes you might need something a little different.  What about some tzatziki thinned out into a dressing? Continue reading

Cheese-Stuffed Broiled Monster Bacon Burger

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Stuffed burgers are all the rage these days.  This is the recipe I keep up my sleeve for the times when I want to spoil the pants off a burger lover.  There’s really no other justification for a half-pound ground beef and bacon patty stuffed with melted cheese. Continue reading

Creamy (Greek Yogurt) Tomato Habanero Sauce

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Sometimes your taste buds need a kick in the pants.  They get a little too confident in themselves taking on white bread, milk, and vanilla day in and day out.  Give them something that fights back.  Like a classic creamy tomato pasta sauce laced with fiery habañero peppers. Continue reading

Cinnamon Lovers’ Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Beware: Extreme Cinnamon Content Ahead.  If you are wimpy when it comes to cinnamon, turn back now.  These cookies are for hardcore cinnamon lovers only.  Still with me?  Good.  Because if you fit into that category, you’ll definitely want to give this recipe a go. Continue reading

Greek Style Chicken and Potatoes

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If the only Greek food you’ve ever had is a gyro, you are missing out.  Big time.  Nothing beats homemade when it comes to Grecian Chicken, and I’ve swiped this recipe from my near-lifelong-friend’s Greek family.  Do you know what that means?  It means it’s as authentic as it gets.  The gentle seasonings let the flavor of the fall-off-the-bone tender meat come through.  This recipe is easy enough that it can make a regular appearance at your dinner table.  Read on to learn why. Continue reading

Ridiculously Easy Baked Chicken!

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I know what you’re thinking: “Baked chicken. Ho hum.”  But this is a surprisingly tasty dish for all its simplicity, I promise. You probably already have in your pantry/cabinet/spice rack everything you need in order to make this dish.  Don’t believe me?  Read on. Continue reading