Monthly Archives: November 2013

Butternut Squash Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Butternut Squash Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Looking for a last minute, unique Thanksgiving side dish? Look no further than these Butternut Squash Stuffed Poblano Peppers!

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Honey Bunches of Oats Crusted Oven Baked Chicken Strips

Honey Bunches of Oats Crispy Chicken Strips

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Hands down my favorite cereal of all time, Honey Bunches of Oats, slightly sweet, crunchy and so delicious! As I ate a bowl for breakfast last week, I got to thinking, what if I finely crush the cereal and coat it on chicken for a slightly sweet, super crispy chicken strip.

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Gluten Free Pasta Fagioli Soup

Gluten Free Pasta e Fagioli Soup

This Italian soup favorite whose name translates “pasta and beans” was one of my favorite things to eat growing up!

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Mocha Cappuccino Vodka Martini

Bolthouse Farms Mocha Cappuccino and Vodka Martini

It’s Sunday at my house which means “Sunday Family Dinner”.  I’ve been hosting these dinners for years now. It was a tradition at my house in Oklahoma that I wasn’t going to let go when I moved to California!

Because my immediate family is still back in Oklahoma, I invite my close friends (AKA my “California family”) over on Sunday nights to partake in my latest culinary creations!

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Roasted Tomato Bolognese Sauce

Pasta with Roasted Tomato Bolognese

The amazing comfort of pasta, combined with the amazing flavor of roasted tomatoes makes for one happy tummy!

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Baked Mexican Stuffed Shells with Creamy Green Chili Sauce

Mexican Beef and Cheese Stuffed Shells

On the blog I like to use the phrase “this is seriously the best thing I’ve ever made” a lot!  I realize that I can’t claim that everything I make is the best thing ever, so for this recipe I brought in reinforcements!

Both my roommate and a good friend ate this dish and said it was the best thing they’ve ever eaten. There you go, verified, best thing ever 😉

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Pomegranate Mint Infused Water

Pomegranate Mint Infused Water

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Soma, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #givesoma  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO.”

For every dinner party I host I spend a good 5-10 minutes, pouring water from my clunky plastic water filter into nice bottles to place on the table. My thought, why not just create a water filter that’s lovely enough to go straight from the refrigerator to the table?

Well the founder of Soma, Mike Del Ponte, and I had the exact same thought. He just did something about it!

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Jerk Chicken Burgers

Gluten Free Jerk Chicken Burgers

I fell in love with Jerk Seasoning a few years ago after eating a Jerk Chicken Pizza at a local San Diego restaurant.

I have no idea why, but I had since totally forgotten about the delicious Jamaican spice that is perfect on chicken and pork.

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Gluten Free Stuffing

Gluten Free Stuffing

When my brother found out that he was gluten intolerant over 2 years ago one of the biggest adjustments our family had to make was to our Thanksgiving  dinner menu.

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Four Cheese Stuffed Baked Rigatoni with Spinach Alfredo Sauce

Four Cheese Stuffed Baked Rigatoni Recipe

This dish is creamy, cheesy amazingness all combined in one pan that will take you straight to delicious-town!

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Cooking with Wonderbag: Kale Turkey Soup

Ground Turkey Kale Soup

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When I first heard about the Wonderbag, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on one to try it out! A slow cooker bag that saves me time, money and all-important stove space? I’m in!

The Wonderbag uses revolutionary insulation technology to cook food that has been brought to a boil on the stovetop for up to 12 hours in the bag.  No more heavy slow cookers that have to be plugged in. Cooking with Wonderbag saves energy, which means it also saves money and helps the environment! The bag is lightweight and attractive (bonus!) and can be placed anywhere while continuing to cook your food inside.

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