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Dinner Reinvented featured on national tv show Emotional Mojo

If you haven’t checked out Emotional Mojo, it’s a national morning show that focuses on feel good news and lifestyle segments that are designed to empower and inspire.  Right up my alley.  They asked me to share a Dinner Reinvented recipe on their show and below you’ll find the clip and recipe.  I took a classic American dinner, meatloaf, mashed potatoes and peas, and transformed it into a classic Irish meal, Shepherd’s […]
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Reinventing the Classic Cheeseburger

I’m on vacation at the beach and that calls for chill nights grilling out burgers.  Maybe it’s the Jewish mother in me, but I always make too much food! I have every intention of eating the leftovers, but a day old burger on a day old bun just doesn’t sound that inviting! But it makes for the perfect stratta.  Stratta is an Italian dish somewhere between a quiche and a frittata.  It is layered like lasagna with an eggy  […]
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Chicken Pot Pie Using Leftovers

I dreamed of snow days when I was in school, but now it’s my 3-year-old who is thrilled when we get one of these quick storms that leaves a layer of ice on the roads.  By the way, here in Dallas it was 80 degrees on Saturday and by Sunday afternoon it was 24! Today my hands will be full running after the kids instead of working, and there will be very little time to get dinner on the table.  Here is a simple Chicken Pot Pie recipe using leftover […]
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Make Lunch using Last Night’s Leftovers

Dinner leftovers tasty the next night, but with a little creativity they also make the best lunches! Save some money and reinvent last night’s dinner into a healthy and easy lunch dish.  Good Morning Texas asked me to share some of my recipes on this morning’s show and here’s what I came up with:
  • Chicken Fajitas: Chicken Lettuce Wrap.  Simply place sliced chicken and grilled veggies in a tortilla along with shredded
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The Easiest Meatball Recipe

Kofta is the Middle Eastern version of the traditional meatball and my father’s recipe can’t be beat!  He made these for us growing up, grilling them leisurely on Sunday afternoons.  Now I make them for my own children and nephews, and they’re still a hit! The pine nuts are my favorite part, they add a crunchy, buttery taste with every bite. On weeknights, the last thing I have time to do is fire up the grill, so I pop them […]
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How to Make Couscous

Pasta is a dinnertime staple in my home, but I don’t always have time to boil the water and cook noodles.  When I need a side dish in minutes, I turn to couscous.  It’s actually pasta, but the grains are so tiny they only take minutes to cook.  Here are directions for the simplest method, steaming, which from beginning to end only takes 10 minutes.  Anything more than that and my 3-year-old, Baer has gotten into trouble. Screen Shot 2014-02-17 at 4.04.50 PM Screen Shot 2014-02-17 at 4.11.27 PM Screen Shot 2014-02-17 at 4.12.52 PM Screen Shot 2014-02-17 at 4.13.40 PM […]
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Making Dinner Using Lunchbox Items, Part 1

Some weeks I can barely keep the fridge stocked well enough to make a healthy lunch for my son.  Then I realize string cheese and sliced turkey meat is practically all I’ve got and I need to get dinner on the table too!  I’ve created a few simple dinners using items I’d normally stuff in his lunchbox.  Good Morning Texas liked the idea so much, they asked me to do two segments on it.  Here is Part 1, the easiest quiche you’ll […]
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Making Dinner Using Lunchbox Items

This is part two of my Good Morning Texas ‘lunchbox for dinner’ segment.  It’s not just about cold cuts, you can make a hot meal out of a few lunchbox staples and make it taste completely unique. In this recipe I used crushed pretzels as a breading for chicken, but you could easily use potato or tortilla chips, or even gold fish! And while I used carrot sticks as my side, you could easily toss celery into a Chinese stir fry one […]
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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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