Monthly Archives: November 2013

Butternut Squash Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Creamy butternut squash is added to these stuffed poblano peppers for a rich, creamy, flavorful, vegan side dish, perfect for Thanksgiving!

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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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

Roasted tomatoes, garlic and basil give this bolognese sauce incredible flavor. This simple, thick, rich sauce is perfect over pasta or in lasagna!

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

Baked Mexican Stuffed Shells are covered in a spicy, creamy homemade green chili sauce. Made in under an hour, this dish is perfect for weeknight dinners!

 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 are a quick and easy meal to make at home that puts a unique spin on a traditional burger!

 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 completes the perfect gluten free meal! Homemade gluten free cornbread is added to this traditional stuffing recipe, great for serving at Thanksgiving!

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

Baked Rigatoni is stuffed with four cheeses & herbs, then covered in a cheesy spinach alfredo sauce for a creamy, delicious pasta recipe!

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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