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Dec 142014
Maple Pecan Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie and pecan pie are two of the most common desserts served during the holidays.  Could you imagine if you combined the two?  You would end up with one awesome pie.  That’s exactly what this maple pecan pumpkin pie is.  Awesome! It’s got a traditional pie crust, a bottom layer of pumpkin pie, and a top […]

Dec 092014
Coconut Oil Cowboy Cookies

Have you ever had a cowboy cookie?  It’s basically an oatmeal cookie with chunks of chocolate and shredded coconut.  As I pondered what types of cookies to make for Christmas this year, I decided to play around with the ingredients for cowboy cookies. In this recipe for coconut oil cowboy cookies, I kicked up the coconut flavor […]

Dec 032014
Pizza Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Pizza stuffed spaghetti squash is loaded with veggies and has the flavors of pepperoni pizza.  Roasted spaghetti squash is filled with veggies and pizza sauce, topped with cheese and pepperoni, and baked. To make this dish, start by slicing a spaghetti squash in half and removing the seeds.  Brush the inside of the squash with oil and […]

Nov 252014
One Pot Wonder Teriyaki Chicken Quinoa

Here’s another quick and easy one pot dish.  One pot wonder teriyaki chicken quinoa has sweet and savory Asian inspired flavors, lean chicken, veggies, and quinoa.  And, of course, it all comes together in one pot for easy clean up. To make this dish, start by sautéing some chopped up chicken breast in sesame oil. […]

Nov 212014
Apple Cider Brined Roast Turkey

This months Recipe Redux theme is food memories for which we are thankful.  That’s fitting considering that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. I can’t wait.  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  Probably because my family goes all out for the Thanksgiving day feast. For my Redux recipe, I decided to make the star […]

Nov 172014
Strawberry Cheesecake Baked Oatmeal

I decided to come up with a few new holiday recipes this week.  Strawberry cheesecake baked oatmeal may not sound like traditional holiday food.  But, I figure this is the time of year when many people need to feed a crowd, even at breakfast time.  This recipe is perfect for that.  It makes a lot.  It’s filling.  And, It’s delicious. […]

Nov 122014
Blueberry Balsamic Glazed Salmon

I make a lot of salmon.  So, I’m always trying to come up with fun new ways to cook it.  For this dish, I decided to marry two things that I love, salmon and blueberries, to make blueberry balsamic glazed salmon. Blueberries are cooked down with balsamic vinegar, sugar, thyme, and lemon to make a potent glaze for […]

Nov 032014
One Pot Wonder Stuffed Pepper Skillet

Stuffed peppers are great.  I make them all the time.  But, depending on how you make them, they can be a bit tedious to prepare.  They often involve browning some meat, cooking some rice, stuffing the peppers, topping the peppers with cheese, then baking.  This one pot wonder stuffed pepper skillet has all the flavors […]

Oct 292014
Avocado Egg Salad

I love this avocado egg salad.  It gets its creaminess entirely from avocado.  There’s no need for mayo, sour cream, or yogurt.  The avocado creates the thick, creamy base all on its own.  So, its not only delicious, but extremely healthy since avocados are loaded with monounsaturated (healthy) fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Just mash an avocado with a […]