One Pot Enchilada Pasta

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I wasn't planning on posting this recipe, originally. I made this about 2 weeks ago and the pictures had been sitting on my computer waiting for them to be used. One pot recipes seem to be all the jibber jabber these days, and I can see why! I love one pot meals. It's like making hamburger helper! You can pick and choose the type of meat and sauces to change them up.  Make it Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Chinese, etc. Use different types of grains, noodles, and rice. The sky is the limit. … [Read more...]

Orange Balsamic Chicken Kabobs

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Grilling season is almost done with. *Sigh   Although we grill here when it's -25 degrees outside. How bout you? ;)   I was browsing my pinterest boards and saw this recipe for orange basalmic glazed chicken, and then I thought it would be really fun to make chicken kabobs. It's fun to put food on a stick. Food is better on a stick. Kabobs take no time to make on the grill. For chicken all it takes is 4 flips, with 2 two minutes per side. The chicken comes out really moist.  So, I used … [Read more...]

Mexican Macaroni Salad

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  Mexican Macaroni Salad from Ree Drummond is going to be your next favorite pasta salad. This salad is packed full of black beans, tomatoes, corn, salsa, and cumin.  Add in whatever favorite Mexican toppings you like to this salad!     Did anyone follow the Next Food Network Star this season? I'm seriously ticked off about the winner this time. I never liked Lenny from the beginning, him and the Butcher Babe.  The first time I saw him, I thought, who is this annoying looking cowboy d … [Read more...]

Ramen Noodles with Spicy Korean Chili Dressing

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If I was at Hu Hot Mongolian Grill, and had to rate this by flames on a hot scale, this would definitely be a 5 out of 5. These noodles were HOT, HOT, HOT.  But super good. My mouth was burning for a good 3 minutes and I'll probably end up with heart burn tonight.  I'm going to add some more honey and soy sauce the next time I make these and maybe some vegetables and protein. If you've never been to Hu Hot Mongolian Grill before, it's this Asian noodle restaurant where you get to pick what t … [Read more...]

Shrimp Tacos with Mango Citrus Slaw

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This is a recipe inspired by a lot of recipes and combined into one. Bobby Flay wins for the longest recipe title ever: Grilled Fish Tacos with Avocado Relish, Smoky Tomato-Greek Yogurt Crema and Red Cabbage-Citrus Slaw.  If you want to see this title in action you can click here for the full recipe.   He made that on his show this weekend. I always end up wanting whatever he makes on his show, because everything looks SO GOOD. He is an iron chef after all. What I ended up doing was making t … [Read more...]

Caprese Pasta Salad

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  Caprese Pasta Salad is full of juicy and colorful heirloom tomatoes, Bocconcini mozzarella balls , and freshly hand picked basil. Use your favorite type of noodles for the pasta to make this a fun Summer time salad. Went to the farmer's market on Saturday morning before my gym class and picked up these beautiful heirloom tomatoes. I also got some golden potatoes and made a hash with them which I should have taken a pic of but never did. That was delicious. Maybe next … [Read more...]

Buffalo Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza

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This pizza is all my favorite ingredients combined into one. Buffalo chicken + bacon + ranch + and pizza!  I didn't want to use buffalo wing sauce as the pizza sauce, so I used ranch dressing instead.  What a good idea that was, it made the perfect sauce. Buffalo wing sauce would have been way too spicy for me. I like a little heat, but not that much. I'm not really sure where my love for buffalo chicken anything started. It could be all those nights spent at Buffalo Wild Wings watching h … [Read more...]

Grilled Shrimp Skewers – Bobby Flay

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I made these Grilled Shrimp Skewers from Bobby Flay that were on his Saturday episode and they were fantastic! I didn't grill them, I roasted the shrimp in the oven to save on time from heating up the grill.  Only 7 minutes at 450 and the shrimp are already done. These shrimp on top of the Greek Orzo Salad is the perfect Summer time meal. They're both really simple recipes to make. The shrimp are kind of spicy with the garlic chile oil, and the Orzo Salad helps cool your mouth down after the … [Read more...]