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Chicken Tomato Saute + Nonstick Skillet Giveaway!

February 21, 2012
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There are only 2 teaspoons of olive oil in this entire heart healthy Chicken Tomato Sauté dish – I was amazed! Most recipes usually call for 2 tablespoons of oil, but when you’re using a nonstick pan you scarcely need any at all. I often forget this about my nonstick pans. I usually just glug in a tablespoon […]

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Penne with Artichokes…and How I Started This Blog

March 8, 2011
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How many times have you come across a recipe like the one below for Penne with Artichokes on a food label? A tiny 3″ square with no photo or headnotes, significantly truncated to fit on the box? Recipes like this are kind of mysterious. You have no idea of what the dish looks like or […]

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Citrus Salsa…Are You Sweet or Salty? (Take the Quiz!)

January 24, 2011
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Before I get to today’s recipe for a bright, refreshing Citrus Salsa – a fresh salsa made with oranges, tomatoes, sweet onions, lime juice and jalapeños – I thought we might start with a fun little (non-scientific) quiz for a change. Do you have a sweet tooth? Or do you tend to go salty? Let’s […]

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Sweet & Spicy Grilled Steak with Tomato Relish

July 27, 2010
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You’ve watched over your steak on the grill in hopes of getting it to your desired doneness. You’ve patiently waited while it rests and redistributes all of its juices. Then finally it’s the moment of truth…time to carve. I was full of pride (and relief) when I made that first incision into this Sweet & […]

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It’s Dip Week! ~ Fresh Tomatillo-Lime Salsa

June 16, 2010
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Dip Week on Cooking On the Side continues…with Tomatillo-Lime Salsa. I wish I could let you taste this salsa through your computer screen because it’s unlike most salsas I’ve ever tasted. It’s not zesty like a pico de gallo or spicy like a chipotle salsa. It’s not sweet like a mango salsa, although the lime […]

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It’s Dip Week! ~ 7-Layer Dip

June 13, 2010
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I hit the mother lode…on the back of a bag of tortilla chips. A whole menu of fabulous Mexican and southwestern party dips is printed on the Mission Tortilla Strips bag! With lots of celebrations and family gatherings coming up this time of year I’m declaring this week Dip Week on Cooking On the Side […]

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Garlic Lime Chicken Fajitas

April 13, 2010
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I wasn’t looking for any kind of packaged spice mix when I went grocery shopping  for ingredients to make chicken fajitas. I usually prefer to just use what I have in my spice drawer at home (which is pretty robust, by the way – one day I’ll post about it!). But I noticed a McCormick […]

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Shrimp with Orzo

March 11, 2010
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I’m an Auntie! My sister and her husband welcomed their first child, a baby boy, earlier this week (with a rather quick labor for a first child, I might add – just 6 hours!) and we’re all overjoyed. They just brought him home from the hospital yesterday, so now the real fun begins. The “new […]

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Crab, Scallion & Tomato Quiche

March 9, 2010
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When I was 10 years old, my favorite food to have for dinner was quiche. Yup, quiche. Yup, for dinner. My mom didn’t make it too often – maybe a couple times a year – so it had a certain “special occasion” appeal. I didn’t actually know until a few years ago that it’s typically […]

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Quick Fiesta Chicken Soup

February 25, 2010
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I’ve done what I used to think was the impossible, a feat reserved for only the superhuman among us. With the exception of our regular Saturday night take0ut, as of tomorrow I will have cooked dinner at home every night for the past two weeks. Between activities, errands, a second infant and witching hour (do […]

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