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5 Festive Recipes For Cinco De Mayo

5 Festive Recipes For Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo is just a few days away! Do you have a plan to celebrate? Any celebration that features tacos is alright by me! Here are a few recipes to make for the festivities.  Enjoy and Salud! Spicy Roasted Green Chili Salsa Click here Roasted […]

Derby Day: Spicy Shrimp and Andouille Sausage

Derby Day: Spicy Shrimp and Andouille Sausage

Derby Day: Spicy Shrimp and Andouille Sausage for the win! Serve up this simple and flavorful dish at your upcoming derby party or any day for that matter. Yum!   Well, now that it’s almost May, I think that spring has finally arrived! What a crazy […]

Chicken Shawarma Tacos with Cucumber and Heirloom Tomato Pico De Gallo

Chicken Shawarma Tacos with Cucumber and Heirloom Tomato Pico De Gallo

The Great Spice Experiment: Lately, I’ve been into experimenting with spices that I don’t use on a regular basis. I’m trying to get out of my “Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme” rut. Did you sing that as you read it? Any Simon and Garfunkel fans […]

Roasted Cauliflower Tabbouleh

Roasted Cauliflower Tabbouleh

I just love Mediterranean flavors. Lemons, olives, tomatoes, etc… Everything is so fresh and bright tasting. Tabbouleh, a bulghur wheat and parsley salad, is no exception. It is loaded with fresh vegetables and then tossed with a bright lemony vinaigrette. Traditionally served alongside bowls of […]

Lemon Love: Meyer Lemon/Garlic Infused Olive Oil and Gremolata

Lemon Love: Meyer Lemon/Garlic Infused Olive Oil and Gremolata

Infused oils are such a simple and easy way to add flavor to your favorite dish.  During one of my many trips to Trader Joe’s, I came across a bag of beautiful Meyer Lemons. Without a plan for using them, I tossed a bag into […]

The Sunshine Blogger Award x 2

The Sunshine Blogger Award x 2

I am so delighted to be nominated for the “Sunshine Blogger Award” by a wonderful fellow blogger Reena @ Cook with Reena! And another wonderful Blogger, Cathi @ Over the Hill on the Yellow Brick Road Check out Cathi’s Site for fun stories and conversations with some very […]

Spicy Minced Chicken and Water Chestnut Lettuce Wraps

Spicy Minced Chicken and Water Chestnut Lettuce Wraps

  Happy Chinese New Year! Looking for something yummy and healthy to celebrate? Instead of going out for Chinese or ordering take-out, make these simple and tasty Spicy Minced Chicken and Water Chestnut Lettuce Wraps. I found this recipe in The Oregonian Cookbook. One of the […]

Happy Birthday Oregon!

Happy Birthday Oregon!

 Today is Oregon’s 159th Birthday! If you have never been to Oregon, it is a must see. There are so many things to do and see. The scenery here is absolutely beautiful!   Portland is Oregon’s largest city and is listed in the top 10 […]

Crab Salad In Pita Pockets

Crab Salad In Pita Pockets

Fresh ginger and jalapeno pepper compliment succulent crabmeat in this light and refreshing crab salad in pita pockets

Really Good Chocolate Frosting

Really Good Chocolate Frosting

This frosting is the perfect combination of creamy, buttery, chocolaty yum with a hint of coffee.

Spicy Roasted Green Chili Salsa

Spicy Roasted Green Chili Salsa

  Wow, can you believe that it’s already February 1st?! The big game is only 3 days away. What will you be serving or bringing to your Super Bowl party? Wings? Chili? No party is complete without the chips and salsa, right? I made this […]

Cheese Please: Creating The Perfect Cheese Tray

Cheese Please: Creating The Perfect Cheese Tray

What types of cheese should you use to make the perfect cheese tray? That is a great question! About a week or so ago, my friend Julie had contacted me asking for cheese suggestions for a platter that she needed to prepare for an event […]