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  • 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…

  • Sitka Salmon Shares

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    Sitka Salmon Shares + Black Bass Red Curry

    It’s always fun to get some complimentary items due to blogging, but it’s extra fun when it’s food related. Sitka Salmon Shares sent me a complimentary box of seafood! Sitka Salmon Shares sends you fish and seafood straight from the fishermen and it’s all caught in Alaska and in the North Pacific. In fact, the packaging of your fish will tell you who caught it! The way Sitka Salmon Shares works is you buy a share. Meaning, you choose how many months share you want (for example a 4 months salmon share or a 7 months premium seafood share) and each month you will receive a box of seafood! Each piece…

  • Cabbage Roll

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    Cabbage Rolls

    Cabbage isn’t for everyone, but I love it. I’ve had cabbage rolls out at restaurants before, but when I saw an “easy” cabbage roll recipe on Pinterest (the recipe is literally called “Easy Cabbage Rolls”) I had to try it! I followed the recipe almost exactly so click on the link for all the in-depth instructions! The only thing I changed was that I used all pork for the stuffing instead of a pork/beef mix. And I used 1 medium onion instead of 2 small. Other than that, I followed the recipe! First, boil your cabbage leaves for about 2 minutes to make them soft and pliable. Set aside and…

  • Slow Cooker Cheesy Salsa Chicken

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    Slow Cooker Cheesy Salsa Chicken

    I love slow cooker recipes, but they can be hit or miss. But when they’re good, they’re good. This Cheesy Salsa Chicken is an example of a really good one. It was a Pinterest find a few years ago and I’ve made it multiple times so trust me when I saw it is extremely easy and extremely delicious! The pin is still on Pinterest, but the recipe seems to be gone from the website so I can’t link to it, unfortunately. However, I know the steps for the recipe and the ingredients are still on Pinterest so I can still share all the details with you. For this recipe you’ll need:…

  • Steak & Shrimp Whiskey Teriyaki

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    Shrimp & Steak Whiskey Teriyaki Skewers

    I’m back to share another grilling recipe today! Since yesterday we got a glimpse of beautiful, 70+ weather, I wanted to share another warm weather recipe today. I made this last summer and didn’t get to share it so I’m sharing it now. This recipe is from The Food Network. I saw it on The Kitchen. I stuck to the recipe, so click on the link for the exact recipe and directions, but I made 3 little changes. The three changes I made: I put the shrimp and steak on separate skewers instead of alternating them on the same skewer for more even cooking time. I like my steak more…

  • Grilled Shrimp & Pineapple

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    Grilled Shrimp & Pineapple

    Happy Friday! This week went by quicker than last, but was more stressful so I’m not sure which is better?! Anyway, if you’re a long time follower then you know I love trying out new recipes. So when I was offered a copy of the cookbook Trading Dishes – I couldn’t wait to try out the recipes. The cookbook is by Chef Steven Ferneding and he shares recipes from his travels around Southeast Asia. The book gives a handful of recipes from countries like India and Thailand. The recipe I tried out last weekend is from Sri Lanka. I picked this one out because 1) it looked easy 2) I like pineapple…

  • Chicken Marsala Ragout + Rotini

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    Chicken Marsala Ragout + Rotini

    Are you a Food Network fan? I don’t watch it religiously, but I do enjoy seeing what’s on when I’ve got extra time. While it’s not my favorite show on the channel, I’ll sometimes watch Trisha Yearwood’s show. Today’s recipe is from her show. I made chicken marsala ragout with rotini. I followed her recipe except I used chicken thighs with the skin instead of skinless like the recipe calls for. So click (here) for the exact recipe! First, I did some food prep and cut up the mushrooms, onions, and garlic. Then, I browned the chicken thighs on some oil after seasoning the thighs with salt and pepper. Set the…