Okay, this has absolutely nothing to do with the posts earlier this week, but somehow, it’s that time of the year when kids are going back to school and the nights are starting to get cool (okay, well, everywhere except where I am–we’re just bracing for a hurricane and it’s in the 80s at night!)…

Sweet and Spicy Honey Grilled Shrimp
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A couple of weeks ago I had a Chicken and Artichoke Panini from Paradise Bakery. It was delish and I realized- even though I’m not really an artichoke person- how much I loved the tender, tangy artichokes hearts in that warm crispy-soft bread. My husband may have just been trying to win some brownie points…

Smoked Turkey and Artichoke Panini
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Or “Magic Mayo” as some of my friends like to call it. Happy Monday to everyone out there! I rarely use plain ol’ mayo on anything around here because it’s sooo much better when you add yummy stuff to it! This is one of the ways I like to use fresh herbs from my garden….

Garlic-Herb Sandwich Spread
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First of all, it feels like forever since I posted a recipe!! Traveling across the country and back with 2 kids under three while my husband stayed here in Louisiana was quite an adventure, but we had a fabulous time. Again, for those of you who came to the cooking class, thank you so much!…

Virgin Mango Colada
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Warm, tender steak slices rest on a bed of crunchy lettuce topped with creamy avocado, bright red onion, juicy mango slices, and some sweet, crunchy caramelized macadamia nuts.  It’s all drizzled with a sweet and savory dressing you might want to drink from a glass.  This Steak and Mango Salad is truly restaurant quality!  One…

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Caramelizing may sound scary, but it’s pretty darn easy, and once you get the technique down, you can caramelize any nut to your heart’s content. They’re great on salads, on top of desserts, or just to snack on! There are several different methods of caramelizing nuts, but this is my favorite because I think it’s…

How to: Caramelize Nuts
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Alright, this is the follow-up recipe to the Asian BBQ Chicken I posted last week. I have a small family so when I’m planning on having the chicken, I usually just plan on transforming the left-overs into pizza the next day. I really love this pizza. It’s sweet and tangy and cheesy and delicious. During…

Asian BBQ Chicken Pizza
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Sara and I often get asked what we regularly keep in our kitchens and if we have favorite brands. I can’t speak 100% for Sara, but I know we see eye-to-eye on most things. Once your kitchen is well-stocked, grocery shopping is a breeze, not to mention the fact that you can throw dinner together…

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I don’t know about you guys, but when it gets this hot outside, I have very little desire to cook. Unfortunately, my family still thinks that they need to eat. Since deli meat sandwiches and PB&Js and cold cereal get really old, really quick, I have to mix things up a little. I’ve never met…

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I’ll be totally straightforward with you guys–my husband does not like this drink. He thinks it’s a “chick drink.” I think it’s probably the cranberry juice because heaven forbid he like something that’s good for him–if he could hook himself up to a Mountain Dew I.V., he probaby would. It also probably explains his kidney…

Sunrise Punch
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As you probably know by now, Sara and I both love the fresh flavors of a lot of ethnic foods. And with ethnic foods, there often come a lot of questions and misconceptions. We decided that we, being the go-to girls that we are, would give you a run-down on some things you may find…

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Remember on Monday I was talking about having to choose just one food to eat every day for the rest of your life? The closest I’ve come to that is actually eating one thing every single day for 18 months of my life. Now this sort of thing will usually have one of 2 effects….

Quick and Easy Black Beans
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