Want to Spice Up Your Weekend? Have a Christmas Leftovers Party!

Want to Spice Up Your Weekend? Have a Leftovers Party! Plan a Christmas leftovers party for a day or two after the conclusion of the Merry Day to avoid wasted or food gone bad.  Serve the fare in a similar fashion to the holidays, or create a variety of dishes from the leftovers such as…

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Your Last Minute July 4th Appetizer: Stuffed Italian Salad Shells

Where’s the marinara?! Where’s the ricotta?! Not in these delectably gorgeous stuffed pasta shells with a twist! Yes, time to think outside the box…pasta box and incorporate “chopped” salad that is. 🙂 I’ve found these crunchy delectables transport well, so they’re great appetizers for parties, picnics and gatherings. What I noticed most was how quickly…

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Ketchup, The Victorian Era Cure All?

The British-based “ketchup” or American-named “catsup” as we know, is a tomato-based table sauce used for dunking fries, spiraling on hot dogs and glazing meatloaf…on and on. However, in the Victorian Era, it held some pretty saucy claims. European traders were first introduced to the thick red pottage while visiting the Far East in the…

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5 Spice Chicken, Vegetable & Egg Cauliflower Fried Rice

I’ve converted this simple chicken & vegetable egg fried rice to include all vegetables. Yes, no starch here! The new craze is cauliflower; an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B6, choline, dietary fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, manganese, phosphorus, and biotin. Additionally, it is a good source of vitamin…

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Oaxacan Enchilada Breakfast Casserole

This is a wonderful, slightly spicy morning casserole filled with traditional Mexican ingredients and flavors. I found it very easy to put together, reminiscent of preparing lasagna, but without the noodle boil, or complicated prep of pasta sauce. I chopped a few veggies, opened a few cans, beat a few eggs, opened a couple of…

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Magnificent Marinara; 20 Minutes to Pasta Perfection

Marinara became a catchall term for tomato sauce in Italy because its ingredients are all plentiful in Campania, the area around Naples that sent so many families to the United States in the last century. Italian-American cooks treated it as a multifunctional ingredient: a starting point for other sauces, the base of soups, the acid…

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#5 of 2014’s Top 10 Food Hacks “Salad in a Jar”

There are few things as enjoyable as a nice, crisp, flavorful salad! One ready for you when you are ready for it. A little prep now can bring a multitude of fresh layers of flavors when you want and need them the most. These colorful, portable, on the go jars of freshness far surpass any offered…

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Mexican Easy Cheesy Fiesta Bake–Restaurant Style!

This cheesy and semi-sassy “any time” Mexican dish is sure to become a family favorite! It’s much more cost effective, healthy and delicious that any fast food restaurant I have found. Serve with a side of Spanish rice, maybe a little guacamole and you’re all set! Ingredients 1 1/2 – 2 pounds ground turkey, chicken…

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Tuscan Panzanella—Italian Vegetable & Bread Salad

This fresh, colorful summertime salad offers an incredible and flavorful marriage of tastes–savory, salty, tangy, pungent and sweet. You’ll want to frequent your local Farmer’s market for the freshest ingredients available. Feel free to mix and match vegetables in season for a variety of flavors. This salad is perfect served alone for a quick lunch…

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