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  • Kimchi Fried Rice

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    Kimchi Fried Rice

    Years ago I tried kimchi fried rice for the first time at Mogo, a Korean fusion taco place, and it was amazing. Since the place isn’t very close to me, I wanted to try to make it myself. I found this recipe last year and while when I make it it’s not as pretty as in the photos of the original recipe or when I’ve gotten it at Mogo it’s still tasty. When I took these photos (last year) I followed the recipe, but I had extra rice so I just increased the ingredients by a little bit. The only other thing I changed was I kept the kimchi pieces…

  • Sicilian Zucchini Boats

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    Sicilian Zucchini Boats

    I’m sharing a recipe today that I found online and have loved so much that I’ve made it multiple times – Sicilian Zucchini Boats! Once you make this once or twice, you get the hang of it and can cater it to your taste or eyeball the amount of ingredients. For the exact recipe measurements, you can click on the link above to the recipe I follow. For the recipe, you will need: zucchinis (halved) salt plum tomato (diced) garlic clove (chopped) parsley (I only use this if I already have it on hand) crumbled feta (I have used block feta before and just crumbled it up myself) panko olive…

  • Slow Cooker Italian Chicken & Potatoes

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    Slow Cooker Italian Chicken & Potatoes

    It’s slow cooker season! Well, to be honest I use my slow cooker any time of the year. But people in general tend to use their slow cookers more often during the colder months. Maybe because slow cooker recipes tend to be heartier fare like stews, chilies, etc. Months ago I made a Slow Cooker Italian Chicken & Potatoes that I found on Pinterest and I thought now was a great time to share it. The recipe says you can use chicken breasts or thighs. I know a lot of people like thighs, but I like chicken breast because I like white meat. Chicken breast does tend to dry out…

  • Chicken Stuffing Bake

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    Chicken Stuffing Bake

    Happy Saturday! I’m back with another recipe post and I have to preface this by saying this chicken stuffing bake is not the prettiest, but it does taste good! I found this recipe through Pinterest and I followed the recipe except I halved it. Even after halving the recipe, the dish came out more liquid-y/runny than the photos of the original recipe. I read a few comments that said it came out runny, but those people had used homemade cream of chicken soup and I used canned so I thought I’d be okay. Nope. It was still runny when I made it so it’s not the prettiest dish, but as…

  • 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…