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A Romantic Dinner For Two

It’s freezing here in Texas and my husband’s been traveling a lot for work.  Braised short ribs are one of his favorite things to come home to, and one of my easiest meals to prepare.  This video is from a Good Morning Texas segment I did about creating a romantic dinner at home.  I started with a simple arugula and blood orange salad.  The main dish was braised short ribs with smoked cheddar grits.  I just ‘borrowed’ […]
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Stuffed Bell Peppers

Filled with rich meat, soft rice and sweet tomato sauce, scooping a spoonful of these stuffed peppers is a weeknight delight.  My Mother made this Mediterranean dish almost weekly while we were growing up and now I continue the same tradition for my husband and children.  I had leftover cooked ground beef and rice from taco night so this was a cinch to assemble and cook.  The best part is the longer it cooks, the better it tastes and reheats […]
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Easy, Crispy Fish Tacos

Dinner Reinvented was an idea I had when I was the Lifestyle and Entertainment Reporter for the CW affiliate in Dallas.  At the time I was working like crazy and I had a one-year-old at home.  I took recipes from my kitchen and shared them with my viewers.  Sponsored by grocery delivery, Artizone, it was the beginning of what this site is today.  Here’s one of my first segments, Fish Tacos! This fish taco recipe was inspired by a trip […]
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Middle Eastern Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

Za’atar is a wild herb that’s especially popular in Israeli cooking. Mixed with sesame seeds, it’s like the Middle Eastern oregano.  You can use dried oregano if you can’t find za’atar in your grocery store, but it’s pretty easy to find now.  The most important part of this dish is roasting it with the skin and bone on.  It keeps white meat moist and super flavorful.  I serve it over couscous […]
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