Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

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You all know I love easy and simple recipes. I tried to make this jambalaya recipe as simple as possible. Now I know you might be saying that I'm missing sausages from this jambalaya, but I wanted to make it a bit healthier and so I skipped them. OK fine, I did not have any sausages so please feel free to add a couple. But regardless whether you add sausages or not, this jambalaya was a hit in my house. My picky husband could not get enough, and he's not a rice fan. I know he hates rice and … [Read more...]

Baja Spinach Dip

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I know what you're thinking! You love dips! Well that's OK, so do I! Even if you're not a fan of spinach you will love this baja dip. And if you want more heat, well then just throw in some more Frank's hot sauce. This dip is hot, it's gooey, cheesy and most importantly, it's yummy! Isn't that what make an incredibly good dip? I think it is! You can make this in any baking dish you choose, but I have had these small ramekins for a while now and I was just waiting for the perfect … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Turkey Meatballs

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As promised, here is another sweet potato recipe. Sweet potato turkey meatballs. Don't even ask how I came to make these meatballs. Ok I'll tell you. My husband wanted to eat some meatballs, but when I looked in the freezer the only meat I had was a package of ground turkey. In the fridge I still had a huge baked sweet potato, so I thought what's the worst that could happen, let's combine these two and see what happens. Well just like with any meatballs, I threw in some onion, some garlic, … [Read more...]

Shrimp and Crab Dip Stuffed Tomatoes

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I love making appetizers, especially cute ones like these stuffed tomatoes. I've been waiting to make these for a long time now, but I've been waiting to have the perfect stuffing. So I decided to go with a seafood dip which is made with crab, shrimp, cheese and of course some Frank's hot sauce for some heat. They were so good, so delicious, you must make these at your next party. Especially if you want to impress your guests, you can't go wrong with these beauties. Now I didn't have any … [Read more...]

Baked Bang Bang Shrimp

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The bang bang chicken recipe I posted a few months ago was so popular at my house and so delicious, I decided to try the bang bang shrimp but with a bit of a change. Many people have asked me if they can bake the chicken instead of frying it, so I decided to bake the shrimp and see how they turn out. I'm not going to deny that frying chicken or shrimp doesn't taste better because we all know that fried food tastes good, but I will tell you this. I used Panko breadcrumbs, with the same batter … [Read more...]

Bacon and Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

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I'm a bit sad! My nice 4 day long weekend is coming to an end. And what a weekend it was, we got so much snow, it snowed for 2 days in a row. Now it's finally starting to warm just a bit and the snow is slowly melting. Though there is one family member that really enjoys this weather and that is my dog. Today's recipe is bacon and cream cheese stuffed mushrooms. I love my stuffed mushrooms and I make them every chance I get. But I do like to try different combinations every time I make them. … [Read more...]

Beef Empanadas

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Baked Beef Empanadas made with puff pastry, so easy and so delicious. Don't underestimate puff pastry, it's quite versatile and makes delicious empanadas. Winter is in full force here in Calgary, it's been snowing pretty much every day this week and if you look outside you'd think it was December not October. But that's OK, maybe this means winter will end early. Who am I kidding? My dog seems to enjoy it though, she loves running in the back yard in all the snow. So on such cold weekends, … [Read more...]

Bang Bang Chicken

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I finally found Panko breadcrumbs. Seriously, I've never used them before until now. And you know how they say ignorance is bliss, well that is so true. Because I did not know what I was missing, I knew they were supposed to be better but since I didn't know I was more than happy with regular old breadcrumbs. But Oh My God! I love love love Panko breadcrumbs. The chicken came out so crispy, so crunchy, so heavenly! Seriously! I am never going back to regular breadcrumbs again. You know … [Read more...]

Deep Fried Cauliflower Pieces

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I know these aren't healthy for you but look at it this way, they're half healthy because it's cauliflower. And every once in a while you can indulge. I must tell you though, this is probably going to be the most tasty cauliflower you'll ever have. So yes, you shouldn't have this all the time, but something like this is perfect for a party like a Superbowl party, or just a get together with friends. These deep fried cauliflower pieces are nice and crispy and so yummy and the secret is that … [Read more...]

Spicy Peanut and Chicken Soba Noodles

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I have to admit it. I am a soba noodles virgin! That's right. In all my life, I have never had Soba Noodles. Of course, I couldn't let this go on forever. So I bought some. First of all, I didn't even know what soba noodles are. But as usual, I did my homework, and asked my good old friend, google. How did we ever live before google. Well anyway, this is what I learned. Soba is actually a Japanese word which means buckwheat. So Soba noodles are really just buckwheat noodles. I've … [Read more...]

BBQ Ranch Chicken Sandwiches

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Do you ever have leftover chicken that you don't know what to do with? Well these BBQ ranch chicken sandwiches are perfect for a delicious and quick lunch and a perfect way to use that leftover chicken. Many times we will buy a roasted chicken, and well there's always leftovers. Now usually that's not a problem because Mia, my beagle, will gladly finish off any leftovers, but if you don't have this problem, then make these sandwiches. They are so good and tasty, I mean there's bacon, … [Read more...]

Buffalo Chicken in Puff Pastry

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It's been a hot week here in Calgary and I'm glad to see it's finally cooling down just a bit. I never would have thought that I would complain so much about how hot it is, me who loves summer and hates winter. Oh how I long for a cold winter day now. Why is it that we always want what we don't have? I just remind myself that it could be worse, there could be humidity. So since it cooled down a bit, just a bit a couple degrees or so, I decided to turn the oven on and make these buffalo … [Read more...]