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…

Steak and Mango Salad in bowl
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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…

Cheesesteak Sandwiches
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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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These Quick and Easy Black Beans, which start with a shortcut of canned beans, don’t require the long soaking or cooking time of dry beans and can be on the table in under 15 minutes. They’re perfect for a quick addition to any Latin-inspired meal- alone as a side dish, served over rice, or in…

black beans in white bowl
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“I like eggs over easy with flour tortillas, and nobody knows me like my baby…” Actually, I don’t really like eggs over easy, but I do love flour tortillas and I also love Lyle Lovett. If you think he’s just the ugly dude who was married to that actress from Pretty Woman who has dropped…

Cooking Class: Flour Tortillas
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I can’t even begin to tell you how often I’m asked if I have a pasta salad recipe. A lot. I think one of the problems I’ve had with making pasta salad (potato salad, too) is that it’s really, really hard to make it really flavorful and yummy. I remember when I first started working…

Classic Pasta Salad
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I have to post this recipe in honor of my mother since it’s 4th of July week. I think she’s made these every year on the 4th for as long as I can remember. We made them for lots of occasions, because they’re quick, easy, and yummy, but they’re especially fun on the 4th of…

Mini Cheesecake Tarts
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