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Rice Recipes are great to make for dinner. Recipes like Red Beans and Rice with Andouille Sausage or Fall Mexican Rice Bowls are super quick to whip up. For a simple rice side dish recipe, this Sun Dried Tomato Spinach Rice Pilaf is great and versatile.

Sweet and Sour Sausage Recipe

Sweet and Sour Sausage

I have a love hate relationship with the school year. I love the routine and for the most part being able to predict how our day is going to go and knowing what time we have to be out the door in the morning. I love that my kids are learning and for the most …

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Fall Mexican Rice Bowls

These Fall Mexican Rice Bowls are an easy recipe that I put together a few weeks ago. I was chatting with Chef Connie Guttersen about putting together a new, simple family meal idea. Connie challenged me to create a recipe that aimed for simple, easy, and everyday. She suggested that I develop a recipe that contained …

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homemade spanish rice taco salad bowls

Spanish Rice Taco Salad Bowls

Homemade Spanish Rice loaded with all your favorite taco toppings for a tasty Taco Salad Bowl I don’t have any beautifully styled photos for your today (Just keeping it real here!). Only a recipe for Homemade Spanish Rice and Taco Salad Bowls with a photo snapped on Instagram as that is how our busy summer …

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easy asian lettuce wraps

Ground Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Wondering what to make with ground chicken? Make these easy Ground Chicken Lettuce Wraps! These will become one of your family’s favorite recipes in no time. Asian Ground Chicken Lettuce Wraps One of my most favorite additions to my cookbook shelf in the past year has been The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook: 101 Asian Recipes Simple …

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vegetarian spring risotto by danatreat

Spring Vegetable Risotto

I don’t know about the rest of the moms out there, but this past week has been incredibly hectic and emotional with school ending. Logan is a very sensitive guy. Even the slightest change from routine throws him off, and unfortunately school ending and summer beginning has been a HUGE change. Luckily, I have wonderful …

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Chinese Beef Broccoli

Chinese Beef Broccoli

One of my favorite dishes to order at a really good Chinese place is Beef and Broccoli. I loved the tender meat, the crisp broccoli and the sauce. Oh the sauce! I could never get it right at home. Every time I tested out a recipe it never came out just right. Until I tried …

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Balsamic Roasted Mushroom Risotto with Rosemary

Balsamic Roasted Mushroom Risotto

This Balsamic Roasted Mushroom Risotto recipe is dedicated to my dad. He absolutely despises mushrooms. When I mentioned this recipe he said “the balsamic roasted part sounds good.” I’m convinced that if he’d just give mushrooms an unbiased try he wouldn’t think they are nearly as horrible as the memory his mind has conjured up …

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Butternut Squash Risotto

Butternut Squash Risotto

I’m feeling surprisingly ready for BlogHer Food ’09. I didn’t expect it to be this way. Really, I thought I’d be running around like crazy until the absolute last minute possible. But, I’ve actually gotten everything done. Even the laundry. I’m really grateful that things went so smoothly. Considering two big factors: the stomach flu …

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Spring Green Risotto

With asparagus season in swing now and bottom low prices I decided that a spring risotto would make a delicious Sunday dinner. This meal was gorgeous and full of color as well as great spring vegetables – leeks, peas, and asparagus. I loved all the brightly green vegetables against the creamy background. You could serve …

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Cucumber Chicken

Cucumber Chicken is an Asian Stir Fry Dish featuring tender chicken and chunks of cucumber in a spicy garlic sauce. Serve it over Jasmine rice to complete the meal. This recipe for Cucumber Chicken is one of my favorites that I have been eating for a long time. Cucumber Chicken Recipe I first had it …

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Stir Fry

This started out as a friend’s recipe that I’ve been wanting to try, but I didn’t have celery so I added red bell pepper and onion since I had that. I also added some water to the sauce because it turned out too thick – I don’t know if I misread and added too much …

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coconut chicken curry soup

Coconut Chicken Curry Soup

This recipe for Coconut Chicken Curry Soup is a fast and easy soup recipe that is full of flavor. It is a great recipe if you are short on time, but still want to enjoy a delicious dinner. Go ahead and use up that leftover rice, too! There won’t be any disappointments here! If you …

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