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...]

Burgers with Applewood Smoked Bacon and Bang Bang Sauce

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For lunch I like to go to the grocery store and usually I'll get a salad. Hornbacher's has some pretty awesome egg salad and I'm pretty certain that they put pickle juice in it. It's so good. They have this egg salad sandwich on top of a pretzel bun and it is to die for. I never knew the store had homemade pretzel buns and homemade pretzel hot dog buns. I freaking seriously love pretzel buns! I was so happy when the lady at the deli counter told me that you could buy these pretzel buns at  the … [Read more...]

Baked Chicken Parmesan

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Baked Chicken Parmesan is a lighter version of the classic. I skip out on the noodles to avoid all those extra carbs and not use a ton of marinara sauce on top. Instead of frying the chicken you bake it in the oven.  Have a side of steamed broccoli or green beans as a side. I am a fan of any type of  breaded chicken for dinner now. Now that I know how to get the bread crumbs to stick. I've tried other recipes before and the bread crumbs just wouldn't stick to the chicken. It also helps to use … [Read more...]