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Basil Kumquat Grilled Chicken Skewers with Cauliflower Steaks photo

Basil Kumquat Grilled Chicken Skewers with Cauliflower Steaks

Chicken tenderloins are marinated in a summery basil kumquat vinaigrette and grilled, then served alongside grilled purple cauliflower steaks for a simple, yet inspired, summer dish. This recipe for Basil Kumquat Grilled Chicken Skewers with Cauliflower Steaks is created in partnership with Bertolli. Kevin and I have been hard at work with the finishing touches …

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Easy Caprese Pasta Dinner - recipe for caprese salad pasta with tomatoes and basil

Easy Caprese Pasta Dinner

We have had so much rain lately. Thursday was the last day of school and it doesn’t even feel like summer. I’m so over it. I am majorly missing the sunshine. I’m ready to go to the pool with the kids, go on afternoon bike rides now that school is out, and to wear shorts …

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Vegan Basil Pesto

I have mixed emotions about backyard gardening. I love the idea of it and I want so very much to have a thriving garden. By the time Summer rolls around, however, I am forced to admit every year that the garden my mind conjured up in the Spring isn’t quite as easy as I thought …

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vietnamese beef noodle soup

Vietnamese Rice Noodle Soup with Beef

A simple and quick recipe for Vietnamese Noodle Soup with Beef. Contains snow peas, shiitake mushrooms, basil, cilantro, beef, noodles, & broth. Click HERE to save this recipe for Vietnamese Noodle Soup! Gluten-Free Soup Recipe Last week Logan didn’t have school Thursday or Friday because of Parent-Teacher Conferences. Thursday everyone was so bored and had …

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Vegetable Manicotti

Manicotti Primavera

Ricotta is mixed with a combination of primavera style vegetables, parmesan, and fresh herbs to create a tasty primavera stuffing to fill manicotti pasta. The manicotti primavera is then baked smothered in homemade marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese for a comforting meal. I came across this lovely looking vegetarian lasagna recipe recently. I had it on …

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Garden Vegetable Panzanella

Garden Panzanella

Here we go again, talking about our abundance of tomatoes. Are you sick of it yet? Don’t answer that. Would you be sick of all these tomatoes if they were yours? I’m not, because there are so many fresh tasting summer recipes to use them in before the season is over. Our latest tomato based …

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caramelized onion quiche

Caramelized Onion Quiche

I’ve never had a homemade pie crust turn out for me until now. I’m not sure what the problem was, but it could never get it transferred to the pie plate without falling apart. They also never baked up well for me, often cracking. I thought I was destined to buy pre-made pie crusts, but …

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Garden Fresh Panini with Leftover Roasted Chicken

Garden Fresh Panini

Today I’m guest posting for Marie over at Make and Takes. In celebration of Earth Day, I’m talking all about gardening. For more pictures of spring in Sunny, New Mexico and our garden head over and visit Make and Takes. We’ve been super busy getting our garden in and ready for the spring and summer …

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easter dinner

Easter Dinner

I hope Easter was as yummy and beautiful for all of you as ours was. Originally, I had planned to grill chicken, but the weather was rainy all weekend, finally clearing up just as we sat down to dinner. Instead, I roasted a whole chicken – my first time. I don’t know why I’ve never …

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