Category: Food

Homemade Chimichurri

I first tasted chimichurri in 2014 on a date night in Augusta, Georgia. It was at a nice restaurant with steak and crispy potatoes. It was refreshing, bright, a little tangy, and downright delicious. It took us about four times to perfect this recipe, but my husband and I got it right this time. You…
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Sweet and Spicy Sticky Shrimp

Any seafood lovers out there? This is a super easy recipe that is sweet and spicy. I was looking for something to do with the large shrimp we had leftover and with minimum ingredients. BAM, a yummy lunch. The boys enjoyed it, and needless to say, I had to make another batch. Ingredients: 1 lb…
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Pan Seared Créole Tilapia

I’ve tried many things with tilapia over the years, but a creole flavor has always been a go-to. I pair this with cauliflower rice and sautéed garlicky green beans because it’s light and delicious. Ingredients: 3 tilapia fillets 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp cayenne pepper 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp smoked paprika 1…
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Bacon Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are such a yummy side. When I make them, I know for sure that I need to put at least 5 aside for myself because there won’t be any left. I’ve made these for years and decided to switch it up and add some crunchy maple bacon and chives on top this time.…
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Baked Maple Pepper Salmon

A while ago, I tried package salmon and got sick. One Sunday, during a grocery shopping trip, I spotted a honey pepper packaged salmon. I was so tempted to buy it but didn’t want to risk getting sick again. My husband said to me, “I know you can make that.” So after lots of trial…
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Taco Bell Copycat Crunch Wrap

Over the years, we’ve weaned ourselves from fast food places. One breakfast we really enjoyed was Taco Bell’s AM Crunch Wrap. We no longer eat Taco Bell, but wanted to recreate the Crunch Wrap whenever we want. I’ve been making this for my oldest son at least twice a week for the past 3 months.…
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Korean Beef and Rice

This is one of my favorite “I don’t have much time, but I need something yummy” meals. The boys love this with jasmine rice, and I add sesame seeds and lots of green onion to mine. Ingredients: 1 lb ground beef 2 cups brown or white rice, cooked 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce 1/4 cup…
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Easy Cheese Board

My husband and I enjoy cheese boards as appetizers at some of our favorite dining establishments. Creating our own board with all of our favorite ingredients is an easy way to have the same belly joy in the comfort of our own home. Ingredients: 1-2 types of crackers 1-3 types of cheese 1 cup grapes…
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Colby Pepper Jack Patty Melt

This is a spin on my ooey-gooey Colby Pepper Jack grilled cheese I make with my Creamy Parmesan Tomato Soup (see previous recipes). Burger meets grilled cheese. Ingredients: 1 lb ground beef or ground turkey 6 strips of bacon 1/2 onion, sliced thinly 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp ketchup 1 tbsp light mayo 1…
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Skillet Nachos

Don’t you hate it when you get past the top layer of nachos, and you’re left with dry, plain chips?  One day, I planned what to do with my crockpot pulled pork leftovers, and my husband had a great idea. Nachos! Dress them up any way you like and enjoy. Talk about delicious. Ingredients: 2…
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Crockpot Asian Rib Tacos

Oh yes! Another yummy crockpot recipe. It’s easy to toss ingredients in, set a timer, and let the food fairy take you to Flavortown. The next best thing to crockpot’s deliciousness is putting it into a tortilla. Yes, please! Fall off the bone, flavorful meat, with yummy, crispy toppings. Ingredients: 1 rack of baby back…
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Breakfast McMuffins

We are not a fast-food family (mainly because I love to cook), but we like to grab McMuffins for breakfast when we take road trips. I decided to start making my own. We dress them up in different ways depending on what ingredients we have. We make these at least once a month. Ingredients: 1…
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