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Easy Pesto Pasta

Easy Pesto Pasta

  Ok folks, it doesn’t get much easier or tastier than this dish, my easy pesto pasta! The satisfaction and fullness from the pasta, the energy from the beans and the flavors from the pesto and tomatoes make this one of the best dishes you […]

Pan Fried Halloumi Salad

Pan Fried Halloumi Salad

  Fried halloumi salad is a very flavorful vegetarian salad that will please everyone, even the meat eaters.  Halloumi if you have not had it before is a sheeps milk and ewes milk cheese made in the Mediterranean and it is salty and firm making […]

Cajun Chicken Pasta

Cajun Chicken Pasta

  This is such a tasty and decadent twist on Cajun food.  Very simple to make and only a few key ingredients make this an ideal weeknight dish.  It is also fancy enough to serve to guests without all of the work of slaving over […]

Pulled Pork Rice Bowl

Pulled Pork Rice Bowl

  This pulled pork rice bowl is a great and tasty way to use pulled pork that you’ve cooked in your slow cooker.  Each layer of flavor in this dish is amazing and worth the effort of making it “mostly” from scratch! For the Black […]

Chicken with Tarragon Cream Sauce

Chicken with Tarragon Cream Sauce

  This is a classic and easy French dish to add to your dinner rotation.  Unlike many French recipes, this one does not require any special techniques and it’s flavor is amazing.  Fresh tarragon is important when making this dish since it has a sweet […]

Salad Nicoise

Salad Nicoise

  Salad Nicoise is a classic French salad that you will find all over France.  There are many variations of this dish but most will have hard boiled egg, green beans, tuna and tomatoes served over lettuce.   It is a light and flavorful dish that […]

Indian Vegetable Curry

Indian Vegetable Curry

  One of our favorite dishes that is in our dinner rotation is Indian curry!  We are huge fans of Indian food, always have been for as long as I can remember.  The spices that are in the curry are just amazing and make anything […]

Mexican Lentils with Fruit

Mexican Lentils with Fruit

  This dish comes from the region of Oaxaca Mexico and it is rich in flavors and textures.  It is meant to be a stew and not a soup and can be served with a side of tortillas, rice or bread. Recipe adapted from the […]

Spaghetti alla Sorellina

Spaghetti alla Sorellina

  While I am sitting here sipping my morning coffee, I am thinking about this pasta dish I created last night, inspired by one of my favorite pizza places here in the Texas Hill Country called Pizzeria Sorellina.  Their pizza has N’duja sausage, chili oil, stracciatella […]

Chinese Chicken

Chinese Chicken

  For years, my husband has cooking this amazing dish of Chinese chicken and green beans and let me tell you that the name does not do it justice.  Chicken and green beans sounds so plain and ordinary but this dish is none of that!  […]



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