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Zucchini Fries with Green Goddess Dipping Sauce

What could be tastier than hot, crispy, crunchy zucchini fries dipped in cool, herby green goddess dip? My expression in this video says it all, ha! Hope you try it out for your next party, or even a weeknight dinner side! Zucchini Fries 3 zucchinis, sliced into thin spears 1 cup of cake flour or cornstarch 2 eggs, beaten, with a splash of water 1-2 cups of panko 1/4 cup of parmesan 1 tbsp fresh chopped dill tsp of salt, plus more for seasoning oil for […]
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Electric Pressure Cooker: The Only Appliance you Need

image courtesy Pomepian Olive Oil I gave away my slow cooker, my pressure cooker and a couple of old sauté pans. I’ve replaced them all with an electric pressure cooker that can do it all. Mine is by Black + Decker (but there are a few others that make this like the InstantPot) and I’m obsessed. Last night I wanted steamed artichokes, in 20 minutes I had tender leaves that were perfectly cooked. There’s a setting a foolproof […]
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Quick Tips: 3 Dips and Salad Dressings You Need

There are a few recipes my friends always ask me for, my Lemon-Herb Vinaigrette, Ranch Dressing and Green Goddess Dip. They’re almost too easy to make, but I take all the credit! Liven up any veggie platter or salad with these and I swear your guests will lick their plates. Greek Green Goddess Dip 1 cup low fat plain Greek Yogurt 1 cup low fat mayonnaise 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 cup fresh mint 1/2 cup fresh parsley 1/2 cup fresh basil 1/2 […]
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Classic Cob with a Tex Mex Twist

Fourth of July weekend is here and I love to grill a bunch of food and reinvent it all weekend long. I took this week’s Grilled Corn Recipe and added it to my Tex-Mex version of a classic Cobb Salad. It’s crunchy and refreshing, with a little spicy South of the Border Kick! So jazz up your summer salad and enjoy the relaxing holiday weekend. Tex-Mex Cobb Salad 4 cups Romaine, chopped 1 cup of grilled or Rotisserie Chicken, cubed 1 tsp […]
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Quick Tip: How to Grill Corn on the Cob

Grilled corn on the cobb is tasty, if you follow a couple easy steps. I like mine charred, so I take the husk off. I brush it with melted butter, then using my tongs, I rotate the corn every couple minutes so the flame doesn’t burn the corn. This creates a nice, fire kissed char, instead of burning and drying out the corn. Once the corn is bright yellow, with a few black spots, the corn is ready. Remove from the grill, give it one more brush of melted […]
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Maple Bourbon Glazed Pork Chops

Sugary maple syrup and smoky Bourbon create the perfect combination for fire kissed pork chops. After marinating and throwing them on the grill, you end up with a charred and delicious chop that’s still moist in the center. My husband’s favorite is when I use a bone-in pork chop, but I used boneless for this recipe. You can also swap out chicken or whole turkey breasts too if you like. I reserve a little of the marinade and add it to red […]
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Quick Tips: 3 Marinades for Perfect Summer Grilling

Summer grilling is so tasty and healthy, here are some of my favorite marinades for three different proteins: Pork: Maple Bourbon Glaze 1 cup of bourbon (don’t use the really good stuff your husband likes to sip on!) 1 cup of Grade A maple syrup 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar dash of chili flake salt and pepper 1 tbsp unsalted butter Directions: Reduce the mixture down by half, then cool completely before marinating the meat. It’s great […]
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Father’s Day Foodie Gift Ideas

One of my greatest pleasures is cooking with my Dad. People often ask me if I learned to cook from my Mom, but the truth is both of my parents are amazing cooks and our family gathers often include us sitting around the kitchen, with a good bottle of wine, cooking and catching up. My Dad loves to smoke brisket and is always manning the smoker when we have important family meals. But it’s time consuming and smelly, and sometimes it’s just […]
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Coconut Shrimp and Pineapple Salsa

This is my way of heading to the tropics without ever leaving home and it’s my favorite summer appetizer (and sometimes I have it for dinner, just for myself). Crispy coconut shrimp, flash fried until it’s brown and caramelized on the outside, tender and fresh inside. I pile them up high around a colorful platter, then serve it with fresh pineapple salsa. Your guests will love it, or if you’re not entertaining, just pour a […]
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