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  • Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies - a soft, lemony cookie full of poppy seeds and drizzled with a sweet powder-sugar glaze. The perfect party treat!
    cookies, dessert, Recipes

    Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

    Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies…the perfect party treat. My youngest brother is getting married next month, and his reception is in my parent’s backyard, so naturally, my mom has been full-steam ahead planning…

  • Portuguese Chicken and Rice: Chicken pieces sautéed with onions, mushrooms, peppers and sun-dried tomatoes make the perfect dinner in a pan! Add some green olives and lemon zest for authentic Portuguese flavor.

    Portuguese Chicken and Rice

    Portuguese Chicken and Rice served by a lovely South African woman in the middle of the Caribbean Sea to a bunch of Americans…it really is a small world after all. I first…

  • Instant Pot Butter Chicken - you're just a handful of spices and a can of coconut milk away from tender, flavor-packed Butter Chicken. Serve over a bed of warm rice and top with fresh cilantro!

    Instant Pot Butter Chicken

    Instant Pot Butter Chicken…you can’t lose with this one. Indian food has a special place in my heart. When I was going to college in Logan, Utah, I discovered this restaurant called…

  • This Spring Cobb Salad recipe is a twist on the traditional cobb - butter lettuce piled high with hard-boiled eggs, bacon, blue cheese, asparagus, radish, grilled chicken, avocado and micro greens. Drizzled with a lemon basil vinaigrette for a bright and zesty flavor.
    Salad/Salad Dressing

    Spring Cobb Salad

    Spring Cobb Salad… Cobb Salad reminds me of my dad. When we’re out to eat, he’ll often order a big salad…and it’s usually a cobb. And I get it…cobbs are the!…

  • German Potato Salad: No mayo here! Just an authentic German recipe of warm potatoes in a simple bacon and vinegar dressing.

    German Potato Salad

    Grandma Beautiful. That’s what my kids have called my mom since they were little. It’s her “grandma name.” In fact, several of our friends’ kids call her that, too. She’s Grandma Beautiful…

  • Classic BBQ Chicken Pizza: An easy-to-make crust topped with all the traditional toppings: bbq sauce, roasted chicken, mushrooms, cheeses and fresh cilantro. It's a classic!
    dinner, lunch

    Classic BBQ Chicken Pizza

    Classic BBQ Chicken Pizza… You know how you can just always expect certain things to be the same in your life forevermore? There are just some classics that will remain unchanged and…

  • Simple Green Curry - tender chicken and sautéed veggies swimming in a creamy coconut curry sauce. Served over rice and garnished with fresh cilantro and crushed nuts.

    Simple Green Curry

    This Simple Green Curry reminds me of two things: Thailand and Ambien. (Yup, the gnarly sleeping pill Ambien…) Anytime I eat curry, I think about the two months I spent in Southeast…