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Mojito Grilled Shrimp

Mojito Grilled Shrimp

Mojito Grilled Shrimp – yummy flavors of mojito with mint and lime make this grilled shrimp so delicious and perfect for grilling season!

German-Style Graze Board with Gouda Fondue

German-Style Graze Board with Gouda Fondue

Okay – let’s talk grazing. This is my favorite way to eat – a little of this and a smear of that. Trying new combinations and flavors — and eating way, way, way too much.

Spicy Blue Cheese Shortbread Crackers

Spicy Blue Cheese Shortbread Crackers

It’s time to add a little baked cracker to our portfolio of ‘easy extra‘ recipes I’ve been compiling for the last several months! These crackers are a savory shortbread cracker packed full of flavor thanks to the addition of blue cheese, sage and spicy red pepper.

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The BEST Party Dip

The BEST Party Dip

The BEST Party Dip! Who doesn’t need an easy and awesome dip recipe for your snack and graze boards? This recipe is hands down my favorite cheesy dip – and at first bite, you’ll fall in love with it too!

Mid-Summer Garden Roasted Salsa

Mid-Summer Garden Roasted Salsa

This is the salsa that satisfies my gardening spirit and my tastebuds! The subtle flavors of mint and parsley add an unexpected but strangely logical flavor to this salsa – kindly identifying themselves as mid-summer garden troopers. All the while, the roasted, caramelized veggies and the heat from those few hot peppers bring comfort to my deep cravings for salsa.

One Pan Salmon Bowl with Plums and Peppers

One Pan Salmon Bowl with Plums and Peppers

If you have been paying attention a little, I’m currently on a salmon dinner kick. And really — why not salmon?! It’s so easy to prepare, very versatile and ALWAYS delicious. This salmon bowl recipe came together in under 25 minutes, used only one pan and made use of my summer garden shishito peppers, a couple of over-ripe plums and a neglected apple.

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Lacquered Sheet Pan Salmon

Lacquered Sheet Pan Salmon

Even after all these years of getting family dinners on the table for my herd of 6, Sheet Pan Salmon is still consistently everyone’s favorite meal. Never any complaints, never any huffy moans and never any pseudo-polite “can I have something else” –es.

Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken Fajitas

Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken Fajitas

This fajita chicken and veggies sheet pan recipe is delicious over a salad or rice – even wrapped in lettuce leaves. Leftovers are even better the next day because the lemony, balsamic flavors have additional time to blend with the bold taco spices. So be sure to make extra! And a little note to my veggie lovers – be sure and try the roasted celery and radishes. They are especially delicious when roasted in this taco seasoning, lemon juice and balsamic vinegar marinade.

Smoked Chicken Enchiladas

Smoked Chicken Enchiladas

One of my recipes, featured on the cover of the magazine Edible OKC (Lemonade Brined Smoked Chicken), is the inspiration for this VERY simple + VERY delicious 30-minute Smoked Chicken Enchiladas recipe! It helps that I tested the Edible OKC recipe 10 times resulting in so much leftover chicken that I was forced to find new ways to use it all!

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Green Goddess Dip (garden veggie style)

Green Goddess Dip (garden veggie style)

What exactly is Green Goddess Dip? It’s MEGA ranch! Everything you love about Ranch PLUS a little cucumber, carrot, fennel and parsley.

Green Fluff Salad

Green Fluff Salad

Green Fluff Salad – The mild pistachio + pineapple flavor and the sweetened Cool Whip with those fluffed marshmallows?? Truly delightful.

Chili Cheese Dog Pot Pie

Chili Cheese Dog Pot Pie

Ok – let’s be real, some days are Chili Cheese Dog Pot Pie days and some days aren’t. I love beautiful, fresh, seasonal ingredients – all the herbs, all the veggies, whole grains and heirloom garden treasures. You know I do – right? But – some days are for Chili Cheese Dog Pot Pie.

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Sheet Pan Salmon with Shaved Brussels Sprouts

Sheet Pan Salmon with Shaved Brussels Sprouts

Sheet Pan Meals are some of my very most favorite recipes and this Salmon and Shaved Brussels Sprouts is at the top of my FAVES list!

Snow Biscuits

Snow Biscuits

We had the most delightful snowfall overnight (in Oklahoma) and because of that we’ve got ourselves a mid-week snow day! This morning, as I watched the fine flakes of snow feverishly fall in my wooded backyard – I thought to myself “What if I used 

Applesauce Cake with Maple Cream Glaze

Applesauce Cake with Maple Cream Glaze

It’s a cold, snowy day in Oklahoma and I can’t help but feel like baking! I LOVE this Applesauce Cake for times like this. Not only is it an EASY one-bowl cake, it’s also such a delicious smelling cake!

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Ham & Hatch Chili Cheddar Biscuits

Ham & Hatch Chili Cheddar Biscuits

Ham & Hatch Chili Cheddar Biscuits -A little spice, a little sweet and salty bits of ham throughout?! This tender, flavorful biscuit has every single thing I love to see on my plate (whether breakfast – lunch – or dinner!).

Basic Bean Soup

Basic Bean Soup

That’s right – “BEAN SOUP”. Very simple by name but so very un-simple by taste. How can such a humble ingredient, like dried beans, become a crave-worthy, mouthwatering meal? Well let me share a few tips that make dried beans something you’ll want to put