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Spicy Shrimp Spaghetti with Herbed Tomatoes

I’m pretty sure that I was partly Italian in my previous life. Yes, in fact, I love pasta and anything Italian pretty much. So this spicy shrimp spaghetti recipe is one of my favorites. Although it’s good for four people, it can be a quick meal for two + perfect for leftovers next day. Seriously, who doesn’t like not having…

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Ground Sirloin Sliders

I’m not much of a red meat eater but I do enjoy an occasional burger sliders with crispy fries. There’s something about that smell of a burger that’s so irresistible. Thing is, I can’t finish a full-size burger so a slider works better for me. Maybe some people can relate to this. When I make sliders I like to load…

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Leftover Ham Bone and Bean Soup

Is there a better way to use holiday ham than this leftover ham bone and bean soup? And how about other meals you can whip like a creamy pasta with ham and peas? Ham slices for breakfast or lunch is popular in my house too. Seriously, it keeps on giving. Even my dog gets the bone after boiling it in…

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Skillet Pork Chops and Apples

This skillet pork chops and apples is one of my favorite fall recipes. Since apples are in season in the fall, why not? It’s a perfect match if you ask me. An iron skillet is perfect for this and everything cooks in one pan. Another good thing, right? You can also use a stainless steel skillet or pan if that’s…

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Chicken Broccoli Penne with Walnut Pesto

A trip to the farmer’s market today inspired me to make this chicken broccoli penne with walnut pesto. This is how it happens most of the time. When I see beautiful fresh produce it makes me create wonderful food. So with two bunches of broccoli and fresh walnuts, here is the result. For the pesto, fresh walnuts definitely make an…

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Skillet Barbecue Spiced Chicken

Today is a busy day and I don’t have much time for cooking, so I made this easy, flavorful barbecue spiced chicken. For a flavor explosion, I combined different spices for the rub and used it for the marinade. It is really simple and quick to make. Boneless and skinless chicken thighs are best to use here because they’re more…

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Easy Grilled Shrimp Skewers

When spring jumpstarts the grilling season, there is nothing simpler to make than these quick-and-easy but oh so SAVORY shrimp skewers. It cooks fast, making it perfect for any BBQ, family dinner, potluck, or even a quiet night at home. But don’t get me wrong, there isn’t a grilled food I don’t love. What’s in it? With a barbecue spice…

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Grilled Flap Steak with Asparagus

Have you ever tried grilled flap steak (or flap meat)? It’s what’s for dinner tonight in my house. Lean and thinly sliced flap meat is widely sold here in California.  Sometimes it is used for carne asada.  If you’re wondering, it comes from the same belly area of the cow as the flank steak. Why do I like it? Because…

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Lemon Garlic Chicken Milanese

Attention chicken lovers: here is a juicy chicken Milanese you can make.  If you cooked with chicken breast before, you probably know how bland and dry it is. So what I did here is toss the chicken in an Italian trattoria-inspired marinade to add flavor and moisture. And voila! The result is a juicy and succulent meat packed with really…

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Easy Pineapple Glazed Ham for Easter or any Holiday

Say hello to Easter and make this easy pineapple glazed ham.  To be honest, this succulent ham is certainly good for any holiday dinner.  First, the ham is studded with juicy pineapple slices and brushed all over with the juice.  Then the rest of the juice is used later for the glaze with cinnamon, cloves and brown sugar. Finally the…

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