Creamy Chive Risotto Balls with Chicken

One of my best friends growing up came from a Korean household. This meant that much of my time spent with her was spent enjoying a plethora of Korean cuisine. (No, I never did grow to enjoy the smell of kimchee). It also meant I created many a memory of scooping out the last of…

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Spicy Chili Coconut Shrimp and Sweet Corn Chowder

I’m not a Southern girl by any stretch. Born and raised in the Colorado sunshine and bright blue sky, I often wish I was a southern belle, but I don’t think it’s meant to be. I am a little bit spicy, though, in personality and style. And in addition to spice in my life, I…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Slicks

I pictured in my head a beautiful display of chocolate covered peanut butter “slicks,” or discs, hand painted with additional peanut butter, neatly arranged just so against a chocolate leaf filled with peanut butter balls. Obviously, per the photos, this “beautiful display” did not pan out exactly as planned. First of all, no matter what…

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Cilantro Lime Steak Strips

In our house you can NEVER go wrong with a combination of cilantro and lime. We use lemon and lime with almost everything…and cilantro is simply a no-brainer. I could eat fresh herbs with every meal ~ seriously. We also love a really good steak. A really good RARE steak. And, as the princess that…

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Dukkah Spice Sweet Potatoes and Spinach

I am absolutely in love with the aromatic bliss and flavorful ecstasy of Dukkah. The Egyptian seed and spice blend is simply so heavenly, you’ll want it in and on everything. Eggs, pasta, potatoes, rice, pizza, even savory oatmeal…roasted veggies, soft and hard cheeses alike… I haven’t tried it on any fruit as of yet,…

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Basil Zucchini Soup

Summer is just around the corner, as is the plethora of earthy green zucchini squash and aromatically intoxicating fresh basil. Whipping up a soup with the two can happen in the flashiest of flashes. And, don’t forget a drizzle of pomegranate molasses for a hint of sweet to your savory. Basil Zucchini Soup 1 large…

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Broccoli Pepperoni Pasta

A bit of fresh broccoli, seasonly spiced pepperoni, and perfectly “poached” pasta with fresh basil sits on our dinner table tonight. I like to call myself an “efficiency expert.” Sure, you can call me Frank or Lillian Gilbreth (I’m wondering who will catch this reference) in jest, but I’m actually quite talented in the world of…

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Mediterranean Polenta Cubes

Not only do we have plenty of polenta in our house, but at times we go through a plethora of artichoke entrées. Artichoke hearts, that is. I really like the pickled tang and texture of the little choke hearts. And please forgive me, as I realize we are way beyond 1990, but I do quite…

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Basil Broccoli Mash & Bison Blue Cheese Meatballs

Basil and broccoli mashed together is pretty magical. Honestly, it doesn’t take much else, other than a touch of salt and pepper and a tad bit of olive oil. The green is sublime. And with the gamey-not so gamey- flavor of bison meatballs, softened with stinky blue cheese, the sublimation factor goes up a notch….

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Honeybee Vanilla Cupcakes and Honeyed Bread Pudding

More on the honeybees… Honey vanilla cupcakes filled to the brim with a bit of “buttercream” will send you buzzing. And with the leftover crumbs, crumbles, and canines ~honeyed bread pudding seems to be the answer. Look at those darling little honeybees. And another spoonful of yum! I’ve mentioned before how I despise the term…

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