Indian Salmon Curry with Saffron Rice

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I love Indian food! I have been to many Indian restaurants in my day and had some amazing Indian food. Not often do I attempt to make it at home, though I have done it before. But as much as I would like to take credit for making this salmon curry dish, I must give credit where credit is due. To my huge surprise when I came home from work I found my husband making this flavorful dish. You have to understand what a huge surprise this was, I didn't even think he liked Indian food, in face I was … [Read more...]

Sausage, Spinach and Bocconcini Frittata

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Frittata! Frittata! I just love saying frittata! Isn't it a fun word? Frittata! OK, I'll stop. But this frittata is insanely delicious. It has some of my favorite ingredients, sausage and bocconcini. Yes there's spinach in here too, but really that's not one of my favorite things to eat, but seriously in this frittata you won't even taste it, and you get your greens. Seriously! In case you're wondering, I used mild Italian sausages here, yum! Now my friends, if you have not had bocconcini … [Read more...]

Baked or Fried Pizza Balls

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You all know I love my pizza! I love to make my own pizza dough and experiment with different ingredients and basically just have fun with a pizza pie. This time I wanted to have more fun because that's the kind of gal I am. I love my kitchen and I love baking and cooking in my kitchen. So what's more fun than making pizza balls. I can't think of anything. Now of course if you're not as "fun" as me, you can buy your pizza dough from the store, but if you dare to really truly use that kitchen … [Read more...]

Crockpot Cuban Style Pork Tenderloin

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One of the best $15 purchase I ever made was my crockpot. I resisted for a long time buying one, never seeing the need for one, or just being my usual stubborn self. But am I glad I broke down and bought one. Even as I was buying it, I wanted to buy the cheapest there was, still thinking it was going to be one useless purchase and $15 wasted. Well I was wrong! From day 1, my crockpot and I have had a beautiful relationship. It's like it was meant to be. We have pretty much been inseparable my … [Read more...]

Healthy Cajun Chicken Linguine

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It's been a stressful week with me being sick and still super busy at work. I look forward to Fridays and am very grateful for little things such as having a wonderful lunch with great friends. Today I had Indonesian food with my dear friend from work. I had never had Indonesian food until my friend took me to this little place at the market that sells the best red curry with basil chicken that comes with a wonderful salad and coconut milk rice. One of these days I'll have to attempt to make … [Read more...]

Roasted Garlic and Tomato Soup

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I have been sick now for a few days with the flu. Pretty depressing. But it's times like this when I remember soups. There's nothing better to have than a warm soup with some cheesy bread when you have the flu. OK, so maybe the cheesy bread doesn't really help with the flu, but it goes great with this roasted garlic and tomato soup. And I love cheesy bread, dipped in this soup it's to die for. But enough about the bread, the star of this show here is the soup, after all. It's probably one … [Read more...]

Lighter Chicken Parmigiana

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Chicken Parmigiana or Chicken Parmesan as it's mostly known, it holds a dear place in my heart. I love this dish. To me this is a real comfort food. Chicken Parmigiana is an Italian dish and you can probably find it in any restaurant you go to as it's a very popular dish. Usually the chicken is breaded and fried and it's covered with tomato sauce and cheese. Here I wanted to make this chicken a little lighter. One way to save on those calories is instead of frying the chicken, I decided to … [Read more...]

Cheddar Cheese Buttermilk Biscuits

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It's been a very busy and stressful week at work and when I get worked up like this, my favorite thing to do is to bake. Baking really relaxes me. What better thing to bake than these delicious cheddar cheese buttermilk biscuits. These biscuits are so tender, flaky, cheesy and they smell heavenly. I had them with my eggplant salad, but you can have them with a cup of coffee so they are perfect for breakfast, or they would be great with some jam or even just plain. I really urge you to try these, … [Read more...]

Jumbo Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins

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Blueberry Muffins are one of my favorites. When I was in university, I used to have a blueberry muffin almost every morning for breakfast in the student center's cafeteria. I did not like any other food there, but the blueberry muffins were the best. I still love them with a cup of coffee in the morning, there's just nothing better. These muffins were huge, they were full of blueberries and they were delicious. I've been trying many recipes since then trying to perfect the blueberry muffin based … [Read more...]

Chicken Cacciatore

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Tonight I was in the mood for some chicken cacciatore. I don't make this very often, primarily for the reason that my husband is not a fan of rice or pasta, but I wanted some so I made some. It turned out great, and I loved it and although my husband complained about eating rice and kept muttering under his breath how he'd rather be eating some pork, he polished his plate. I decided to use some chicken wings and thighs I had and cut them in half and clipped the tips off and I added some salt … [Read more...]

No Bake Nutella Cheesecake with Oreo Cookie Crust

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I've probably mentioned this before, but cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts, and nutella is by far my favorite. There is always nutella in the house, so whenever I feel the need for something sweet, I always have a teaspoon of nutella and life is great again. The thought of mixing nutella and cheesecake was very exciting to me. To make this cheesecake is very easy, the bottom crust is just crushed oreo cookies with a bit of butter and the cheesecake itself is cream cheese, nutella and … [Read more...]

Crockpot Pork Carnitas

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Happy Saturday everyone! Not so happy for me since I have a dentist appointment, and I so love going to the dentist. But you know what? I can still cook, even with my mouth frozen. I can even type my post on this little blog of mine. Today's recipe, my dear friends, is this delicious crockpot pork carnitas recipe. I have made pork carnitas in the oven before and now I wanted to try a crockpot version. Ever since I bought my crockpot I've really been enjoying trying different recipes. This … [Read more...]