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Chicken Mango Fresh Spring Rolls #Back2SchoolSuccess

Chicken Mango Fresh Spring Rolls Chicken Mango Fresh Spring Rolls are a light and easy back to school lunch, dinner or appetizer recipe. Fresh Spring Rolls are also a great way to use up leftover chicken. Dip these fresh spring rolls in your favorit...
by Flour On My Face on Aug 25, 2016

"Go Nuts, It's Your Birthday!" | Silk Nutchello

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HelloNutchello #CollectiveBiasOh, how birthday celebrations have changed. In my 20's, wild parties and all-nighters out on the town do...
by The Kitchen Prep on Feb 22, 2016

Mediterranean Zucchini and Quinoa Wraps with Heirloom Tomatoes and Feta

Are you tired of zucchini yet? I’m getting there myself, but since my garden is overflowing with this healthy summer squash, I’m looking for all kinds of ways to put it to good use, and this meat free wrap recipe was a nice change from la...

Kale Salad with Quinoa, Parmesan Cheese and Sunflower Seeds

For more than a few good reasons, you’ll find kale salads make frequent appearances on our dinner table. Spend just one minute searching for kale on the internet and you’ll produce hundreds of websites touting the health benefits of this...

Roasted Asparagus Salad with Fresh Basil and a Ball Canning Giveaway

The roasted asparagus salad you see above is embellished with slivers of fresh, spicy basil. Wouldn’t you agree that fresh herbs liven up a dish? I certainly do, and Ball Canning agrees. Last year my mother put a generous box of canning supplie...

Baked Chicken Tenders with Pecans and Thyme

Back in the day, I would feed my family frozen chicken nuggets in the belief that I was serving them a healthy meal. After all, we weren’t eating out at the local fast food joint, so those chicken nuggets had to be a healthier option, right? I...

Zucchini Salad with Pecans and a Sweet and Lemony Vinaigrette

Tired of zucchini recipes yet? No worries, this zucchini salad will bring back your love of this abundant summer squash. Like many of you, my vegetable garden is overflowing with zucchini. I can’t give away this healthy squash because every gar...

Clam, Shrimp and Mushroom Sauté with Lemon and Herbs

When you love a person, you’ll do anything to make them happy. That includes making their favorite clam dish, even if you wouldn’t touch a clam to your lips with a ten foot pole! Mr. Mike adores clams, so when our local fish market had th...

Clam, Shrimp and Mushroom Sauté with Lemon and Herbs

When you love a person, you’ll do anything to make them happy. That includes making their favorite clam dish, even if you wouldn’t touch a clam to your lips with a ten foot pole! Mr. Mike adores clams, so when our local fish market had th...

Sweet Blueberry, Lemon and Thyme Bread Recipe

Even those of us who love to cook need a break from the kitchen, so Sunday mornings we head off to Starbucks for coffee and a treat. That leaves us with Saturday mornings to figure out what’s on the morning menu. On this particular Saturday, b...

Sweet Blueberry, Lemon and Thyme Bread Recipe

Even those of us who love to cook need a break from the kitchen, so Sunday mornings we head off to Starbucks for coffee and a treat. That leaves us with Saturday mornings to figure out what’s on the morning menu. On this particular Saturday, b...

Amaranth Recipe for Porridge with NuNaturals Vanilla

According to the Urban Dictionary, a “foodie” is “One who appreciates good cuisine, or just eats to do damn much.”  I believe I qualify as a foodie, but I would also add, “Someone who is willing to try new foods with ab...

Amaranth Recipe for Porridge with NuNaturals Vanilla

According to the Urban Dictionary, a “foodie” is “One who appreciates good cuisine, or just eats to do damn much.”  I believe I qualify as a foodie, but I would also add, “Someone who is willing to try new foods with ab...

Buttermilk and Herb Chicken Tenders with Crunchy Broccoli Salad

When my kids were little people, their meal of choice was chicken tenders  – ketchup included on every plate. Those days are long past, but every day I can picture their darling faces chowing down at the kitchen counter. Darling little faces,...

Buttermilk and Herb Chicken Tenders with Crunchy Broccoli Salad

When my kids were little people, their meal of choice was chicken tenders  – ketchup included on every plate. Those days are long past, but every day I can picture their darling faces chowing down at the kitchen counter. Darling little faces,...

Roasted Eggplant Parmesan Pocket Sandwiches with Portobello Mushrooms

My husband was the first to introduce me to pita pocket sandwiches. That was more than 30 years ago when we first started dating and had little money to spare. Mike would stuff pita pockets with inexpensive lunch meat and plastic cheese. Sounds delis...

Chocolate Chia Pudding with NuNuturals Stevia

Where do you side on the subject of sugar substitutes like Equal and Splenda? I’m not a fan, so I chose stevia as my sweetener of choice for this chocolate chia pudding. If you aren’t familiar with stevia, let me give you fill you in. ...

Sweet Potato and Chicken Salad Bowl with Lemon Vinaigrette

Summer days call for summer salads, don’t you agree? This time of year I want my salad to be a meal in a bowl. It should have an abundance of vegetables and protein to give me enough energy to enjoy Seattle’s sunny weather after a long da...

Herby Marinated Chicken Kabobs with Zucchini and Tomatoes

When it comes to grilling season and feeding a crowd, there is nothing easier to throw on your grill than chicken kabobs. If you aren’t familiar with the kabob method of grilling foods, wiseGEEK’s description states that “. . . in W...

Turkey Breast Tenderloin with Garlicky Chard

I’ll bet you’re thinking to yourself, “Why is she posting a turkey recipe in June?” Because turkey breast tenderloins were on sale, and chard is in season. It’s as simple as that. It was a breeze to keep this meal low ca...


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