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  • Wild Rice & Mushroom Pilaf

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    Wild Rice & Mushroom Pilaf

    I recently shared a cranberry, apple, pecan wild rice which is one of my favorite meals I’ve made via Pinterest. Today’s wild rice pilaf is another one I found on Pinterest and is delicious as well. Although it does come second to the cranberry one! Nonetheless I wanted to share it on here. This wild rice & mushroom pilaf recipe that I found on Pinterest is great. I followed the recipe with two exceptions. Instead of vegetable broth, I used chicken broth. The other change I made was adding a 4th mushroom. The recipe calls for button, cremini, and shitaki, but I added in a 4th mushroom – king oyster.…

  • Roasted Potato Salad

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    Roasted Potato Salad

    As we’re in that transition time between seasons, I thought this recipe was the perfect one to share today. It’s October, but some days are still in the 80s, even 90s here! Although yesterday was chilly and pouring rain and in the 50s so who knows what season it is. Enter this roasted potato salad recipe that I found on Pinterest. Potato salad is seen as a summer side with thoughts of barbecues and picnics, but roasting food is very much fall and winter geared. Put them together and you get this roasted potato salad! I followed the recipe (linked above) but used 1/2 the green bell pepper instead of…

  • Stuffed Salmon

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    Stuffed Salmon

    How has your weekend been so far? Good, I hope! Yesterday I had to run some errands like returning something at the mall and placing orders for flooring, etc. Home ownership/renovation errands galore over here. I’ve got plans to go apple picking today with some friends! Hopefully that will turn out well – you can follow my Instagram stories because I’ll probably have some stories from my apple picking adventures on there. Today, I’m sharing this stuffed salmon recipe that I’ve made via Pinterest and loved! As with most of the recipes I find I basically followed the recipe I found. The only thing that I changed was that I used…

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    5 Tips For Conquering Your Recipe “White Whale”

    Pixabay (CC0 Licence) For most cooks, there is one recipe that they just can’t seem to get right. It doesn’t matter how many times they try, or how brilliantly the rest of their cooking efforts tend to go, there’s always one: their white whale.  If you, like so many others, have a white whale recipe, then here are a few tips that could help you overcome it once and for all…    #1 – Change your recipe Recipes are essentially a list of instructions and nothing more; the true finesse comes from the skill of the cook. However, if you have followed a particular recipe before and been disappointed with…

  • Shrimp Po Boy

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    Popcorn Shrimp Shrimp Po’ Boy

    I am almost all packed up and moved out of my townhouse. It’s very bittersweet and I felt probably every emotion in the range of emotions yesterday. This morning I just have to pack up a few little things and my bathroom things and I’m out. Of course, as mentioned in previous posts, my furniture is staying here until I move in to my condo and then I’m going to (hopefully) get a moving company to move those. It’s a really weird feeling, but I’m trying to stay positive and think about the fun I’ll have decorating my new place. But I try not to think about that too much either because then…

  • Grilled Spinach & Cheese Sandwich

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    Grilled Spinach & Cheese Sandwich

    It’s my first day back to work today. To say I’m less than thrilled that my summer break is over would be an understatement. But, it will be nice to get two paychecks a month again so there’s that. In more exciting news, I got the all-clear to wear contacts again from my eye doctor! And I had my first laser treatment on my face yesterday (a blog post on that coming this weekend)! And I got accepted in to RewardStyle thanks to an influencer friend’s referral! All that good news aside, let’s talk about today’s topic – grilled cheese. But not just regular grilled cheese – grilled cheese with…

  • Italian Roasted Vegetables

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    Italian Roasted Vegetables

    Summertime is all about grilling and grilled vegetables for me, but sometimes you don’t feel like turning on the grill or the weather isn’t cooperating. Roasting vegetables is always a nice option. I don’t remember where I got this exact recipe for Italian Roasted Vegetables, but it might be this one as it’s essentially what I do. All you need for this recipe is: cauliflower, mushrooms, tomatoes (cocktail, cherry, and or grape), garlic cloves, italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Fresh parsley would also be a good touch and add some green to this dish, but I didn’t have any on hand when I last made this dish. This recipe…

  • Spicy Peanut Tofu Stirfry

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    Spicy Peanut Tofu Stir Fry

    When I saw this Spicy Peanut Tofu Stir fry recipe I thought it looked so good! And it is. I’ve made it a few times before and when I took these photos I added chicken in. The original recipe is vegetarian, but as I said I added chicken so you can easily add meat or leave it out. I followed the recipe, except for the adding chicken part, so you can click on the link above for the exact measurements and stuff. First, I cut the tofu into large cubes and cut up an onion and baby bella mushrooms. Then, I made the sauce which is made from minced garlic, grated…

  • Italian Pinwheels

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    Italian Pinwheels

    Pinwheels are great for parties and/or when you’re trying to feed a group of people. Since summer is just about here and there always tends to be more social gatherings in the warmer months, I thought I’d share this Italian Pinwheel recipe that I found on Pinterest and have tried a few times in the past. So when I made the pinwheels for these photos, I basically followed the recipe except I didn’t use banana peppers so I used extra roasted red peppers. I also did not use parmesan. The last change I made wasn’t really a change moreso a preference and note – I used whipped cream cheese just…

  • Pasta Melanzane

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    Pasta with Vegetables

    Pasta Melanzane is essentially pasta with eggplant. And while I love pasta and eggplant, my mom and I wanted to add some other vegetables to the dish so that’s why I’ve simply called this “Pasta with Vegetables”. Not very creative, I know, but oh well. The recipe is really easy. I cut up eggplant, zucchini, grape tomatoes, and mushrooms. I put the eggplant in the pan first to start cooking and then added in the zucchini and mushrooms. Once those started to soften a bit, I added in the tomatoes. I cook it down and let the tomatoes start to burst. Meanwhile, I cooked the pasta (al dente because you’re…