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Chicken with Asparagus and Quinoa

Chicken with Asparagus and Quinoa

It’s asparagus time in Minnesota! Our friends have a beautiful asparagus patch and they shared a couple bags with us yesterday. ***HEALTHY ALERT *** A friend recently shared a healthy recipe – Chicken with Broccoli and Quinoa.  I adjusted the recipe a bit and substituted asparagus for […]

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Thai Chicken Dip

Thai Chicken Dip

Several years ago, my sister-in-law shared a Thai Chicken Dip recipe.  It is one of my absolute favorites and always a crowd pleaser! Over the years, the recipe has evolved, depending on what happens to be in our refrigerator. My most recent version… Grab a shallot, garlic […]

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Roasted Slaw

Roasted Slaw

My friend, Ann, shared an idea with me the other day – Roasted Slaw.  I tried it and loved it.  It’s a quick side dish that has just the right amount of flavor and crunch.  A couple men in our house even liked it too! Let’s get […]

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Irish Beer Cheese Soup

Irish Beer Cheese Soup

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I hosted our monthly cooking group, Recipe Girls, this week which means cleaning the house (ICK!) and cooking with my girl friends (YEAH!)! All Things Irish was our theme and menu. The Menu included… Irish Pub Salad Butter Lettuce Greens, English Cucmbers, Fresh […]

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Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce Wraps

I remember the first time I had lettuce wraps.  I think I dreamt about them for months.  The combination of fresh, stir fried vegetables and crisp lettuce greens is delicious.  For years, I have tried all kinds of combinations and don’t recall ever having one I didn’t […]

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Pleated Baked Potatoes

Pleated Baked Potatoes

Pleated Baked Potatoes are a great alternative to a traditional baked potatoe. Here’s how I like to make them… Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Give some potatoes a good scrubbing… Using a sharp knife, slice the potatoes in thin slices without slicing all the way through. Pick […]

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Chimichangas

Chimichangas

Chimichangas stuffed with shredded pork (beef or chicken) and smothered with enchilada sauce are delicious.  Thank you my friend, Jody, for discovering this delicious dish and sharing it! Let’s get started… Heat olive oil over medium heat.  Saute chopped onions until translucent.  Add minced garlic and cook […]

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Thai Chili Roasted Shrimp

Thai Chili Roasted Shrimp

Short on dinner prep time?  Thai Chili Roasted Shrimp to the rescue!  Use them as an appetizer or main dish. Let’s get started. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grab a bottle of low sodium soy sauce and sweet chili sauce. In a small bowl, add 1/4 cup […]

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Carmelized Onion and Mushroom Puffs

Carmelized Onion and Mushroom Puffs

My friend, Jody, gave me this recipe and it’s a crowd pleaser! Let’s get started. Thinly slice mushrooms of your choice and onions.  Over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon butter.  Add sliced mushrooms and saute’ about 5 minutes until tender.  Remove from the […]

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Tex-Mex Cheese Soup

Tex-Mex Cheese Soup

It’s soup time of year in Minnesota. Tex-Mex Cheese Soup is quick to throw together and loaded with flavor. Let’s get started… Sauté diced onion and green pepper in olive oil and butter until translucent. Add seasonings; cumin, garlic powder, pepper, chili powder and salt. Stir in […]

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