Shrimp Stir Fry (with or without soy)!

Shrimp Stir Fry |

February 1st, 2023. FEBRUARY! Spring is almost upon us. If you’re looking for an excellent recipe for a shrimp stir fry, look no further. I made this for dinner and it was out of this world. My husband kept saying “this is so good”. #winnerwinner The key to pulling a stir fry together quickly is to have all of your ingredients prepped and ready to hit the pan. It goes quickly so there isn’t time to be prepping while you start it. To make this come together quickly I cut the broccoli in smaller pieces so they cook quickly, and I slice the onion in thin strips. They turn out looking like bean sprouts, ha ha. Too good!

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Capital Hill Bean Soup Recipe (AKA “Senate Soup”)

I picked up Southern Living magazine and was reading through it when I came upon this recipe for bean soup. Thank goodness! This recipe came at a perfect time! “Senate Soup” was a delight to make and made the house smell amazing. Not too many ingredients, and the few that are in this recipe come together beautifully. With just two of us here, we should have dinner for several days! #winwin

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Baked Salmon with Mustard Dill Sauce!

Note to self: Retake this shot next time you make this, ugh!

I was so excited to make this recipe that I forgot to take a photo of it plated (and it was so pretty!) – That’s OK, the gist of it is in this photo – the salmon. Which couldn’t have been easier. Since I’m just growing up and trying to find my way to loving salmon, I made a mustard dill sauce, which was outstanding! Mix together the mustard dill sauce first so its flavors can be mingling while you prep and bake the salmon…

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A Cheese Ball Recipe To Ring in the New Year!

A fabulous cheese ball recipe!

Well, the New Year is almost upon us and I found you the perfect cheese ball recipe to celebrate. It was perfection. We enjoyed every bite. The recipe makes 1 cheese ball, but it would be a big one (perfect for a party) – but it was just us. So I made it into 3 – 1 cup cheese balls – perfect for celebrating. Also, this can be gluten-free if you use the right crackers (I used Hint of Salt Wheat Thins).

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A Tradition To Hand Down For Generations

Christmas Cookie Tradition

Traditions. Many of us have family traditions that we continue to carry on (or at the very least think about with fondness). Every year growing up, we would make this fabulous cookies – the recipe came out of a magazine when I was very young. The joy of decorating these cookies was a tradition that we looked forward to as much as Santa.

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Fabulous cookies – 4 Ingredients – No butter or flour!

Two versions. Regular version in front and two muffin tin versions in back (Nibble Board from The Lost Kitchen)

A friend of mine made these fabulous cookies. I tried them and couldn’t believe there was only four ingredients. No butter. No flour. Easy and so delicious. Make them and store them in your fridge. I have a feeling they won’t be there long! Did I mention four SIMPLE ingredients? Good ingredients = good food. It’s that simple.

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2022: The Year of Abundant Asparagus!

Asparagus, so much asparagus!

Asparagus. As a kid I never liked asparagus. Maybe because they were mushy (canned)? I’ve never been a fan of cooked-to-death veggies. I love a crunch. So I’m good with them cooked as little as possible (unlike meat – right or wrong, I go in the opposite direction there – I like meat cooked)! Never in my life have I eaten as much asparagus as I did this year…

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A Quick & Light Salad = Perfect Lunch!

This salad happened by mistake one day while I was baking – I had an orange that had been zested, so I needed to use it. I was also hungry, ha ha… So, I was thinking how to incorporate the orange into my lunch. This was perfect. Fresh, delicate, with a bit of crunch – the vinaigrette was OUTSTANDING!

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A Lunchtime Hummus Delight!

Day after day we think about what to make for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Every day, over and over again. It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut eating the same foods, or eating something that isn’t all that exciting. That’s when it’s nice to change things up and try something different. This comes together so quickly, with just a few ingredients, and it couldn’t be better (or more refreshing)!

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A way to eat salmon if you you’re not a fan:

Candied Brussels Sprouts, Potato Croquettes and Wild Caught Dill Salmon (Cooked on a Cedar Plank)

I’ve tried to be a sport in the past. I WANT to like salmon, it’s good for you, yayaya… BUT, it’s strong taste about did me in each time. We would go out to eat and my husband would have me try a bite of his… #itsanogo Then, one day we were talking with a neighbor (thank you CW) who had been to a nearby restaurant. She said she always orders the salmon. I thought, ugh. And then…

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Creamy Chicken Pasta Recipe by Suzy Karadsheh!

Creamy Chicken Pasta on Bowtie

Fall is in the air! With the change in weather comes a change in light – it goes quickly during the day – so we have to eat dinner earlier and earlier to be able to capture a good food shot, haha. #thanksfred This recipe comes together quickly and is out of this world delicious! If there are just two of you, this heats up well the next day!

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Pumpkin Seeds – The Best Part of Halloween!

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds – My Favorite!

Trick or Treating, dressing up in fun costumes, going to Halloween parties, eating candy, even carving the pumpkin are probably most people’s favorite Halloween memories. Mine has always been the pumpkin seeds, well, at least as I got older! If you’ve got a pumpkin and you’re going to carve it – take a few minutes and roast those seeds and be in for a treat of a lifetime!

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Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner Recipe by Epicurious!

Sheet pan dinner: Sausage, Kale & Potatoes…

This Sheet pan dinner recipe of Sausage, Kale & Potatoes is heavenly. For many reasons: It’s quick, it’s healthier than other options and it makes THE BEST leftovers ever (photo above is leftovers heated on a sheet pan until hot). I just sliced the sausage so it would heat quickly. #delish

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The Best Avocado Toast – So easy to make!

Are you Team Sliced or Team Smushed 🙋‍♀️ for your avocado toast?

Avocado toast. It’s so delightful. It has such a nice creamy texture, and what you add to it can only enhance it’s fabulous taste. It’s best on “good bread” something a little hearty. Avocado toast can get pricey in restaurants, but did you know – it’s super easy to make! Done in just a few minutes…

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