Crispy Baked Garlic Parmesan Wings

If you’re looking for an easy Sunday Funday recipe to feed the football crowd huddled around your TV, today’s recipe is the answer!  I’m always offering for friends and family to come to our house to watch the football games. I’ll let you in on a secret; it’s my escape technique from watching the games (I know… blasphemy! I don’t enjoy watching football…) But, if I host the gathering, it gives the appearance that I enjoy it and I can hide away in the kitchen cooking up food for everyone. It’s also a good opportunity to try out recipes on people 😉

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Mussels with White Wine, Garlic and Tomato Recipe

Summer and seafood goes hand in hand. Growing up near the beach paired with countless trips to New England for summer vacations have spoiled me with delicious seafood year after year. I find myself craving all things from the sea as soon as the warm weather starts to appear. One of my favorite dishes to make is mussels. When bought fresh they are so tender and sweet. Mussels also soak up flavors very well. It’s so fun and easy to play around with the palate of flavors that can be paired with these morsels. Let’s not forget that the broth is what will be sopped up with crusty bread as the meal’s “side dish”.

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Garlic Black Bean Dip with Avocado Crema Recipe

Gluten Free | May 5, 2015 | By

Happy Cinco de Mayo Everyone!

This is one of my favorite days of the year. Who doesn’t love sipping margaritas and munching on Mexican food with friends in celebration? It’s your excuse to party it up during the work week and binge eat tacos and tamales all in the name of the Mexican victory in the Battle of Puebla back in the late 1800s. (This is the origin of the holiday. I am somewhat embarrassed I had to look this up because I did not know the cause for this celebratory day. But, here is you history fun fact of the day!)

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Sriracha Snack Mix Recipe

Appetizers, Recipes | September 25, 2014 | By

I’m crunching away as I write this post.  I’ve been taken over by a snack attack and thankfully my latest recipe is able to ease the hunger. I typically crave salty snacks and one of my favorites is Chex Mix. This weekend I decided to make my own ultimate mix with all the best fillings. We all know the bagel chips are the best (at least in my mind), so why not double the amount of them.  Also, who needs regular butter crackers when you can have Cheez-its! That’s the fun of making your own snack blend, you hold the power to omit, add or subtract any of the mix-ins.

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Thai Basil Pesto and Chili Garlic Shrimp Recipe

Ten months ago I was listening to my favorite podcast on my drive home, The Splendid Table . As a quick side note, If you have never listened to the show I highly recommend it for anyone who loves food culture or cooking. The host, Lynn Rossetto Kasper, is an acclaimed food writer and cooking teacher. Her wealth of knowledge is infectious. Getting back to the story, during my weekly listen on that drive I heard a call that would spark my idea for today’s recipe. There is a segment where listeners can call in to ask food science, cooking or baking questions to the host (which by the way, she ALWAYS has an answer, it’s impressive). One listener said she had an idea to make a Thai basil pesto and asked if using Thai basil, coconut oil, cashews, and chili peppers sounded too outside the box for a dish. Before Lynn could even answer I was mentally taking note. I have been a Thai food addict for a few years now but have not attempted too many of my own dishes at home. After hearing confirmation that this ingredient combination sounded fantastic I rushed home, wrote down the four ingredients so I would not forget, and put it on my refrigerator.

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Garlic Sriracha Steamers Recipe

Hot sauce, especially sriracha, is all the rage these days. I know that my own boyfriend has a somewhat unhealthy obsession with the sauce pouring it on everything from eggs to pasta ( While I enjoy sriracha I don’t share in his impulses to put it on every meal we eat) . Restaurants and food trucks have been capitalizing on the trend by coming up with new inventive ways to incorporate the Thai specialty into just about everything you can think of.

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Garlic Black Bean Dip with Avocado Crema Recipe

Happy Cinco de Mayo Everyone!

This is one of my favorite days of the year. Who doesn’t love sipping margaritas and munching on Mexican food with friends in celebration? It’s your excuse to party it up during the work week and binge eat tacos and tamales all in the name of the Mexican victory in the Battle of Puebla back in the late 1800s. (This is the origin of the holiday. I am somewhat embarrassed I had to look this up because I did not know the cause for this celebratory day. But, here is you history fun fact of the day!)

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White Bean and Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

I would consider myself a meat and potatoes kind of girl. I grew up eating most of my meals with the composition of a protein, a starch, and a vegetable.  I still often follow this model today but I have been trying to break out of that mold and eat less starches and meat if possible. Eating no meat is a stretch for me…no potatoes is bad enough but take away my red meat and I may get Hangry! (In case you have not yet heard this made up word… It is the point when you are so hungry you are angry. Hungry + Angry = Hangry). But, if I am going to splurge the way I often do I need to balance it out sometimes.

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