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One Pot Baked Greek Chicken Stew

One-pot Baked Greek Chicken Stew is bursting with flavor. Olives, tomatoes, capers, garlic, and beans make this easy chicken casserole one of my favorites! The calendar indicates spring is around the corner. The daffodils poking through the ground confirm it. But I’m not feeling it. Are you? Winter is fickle. Maybe that’s why citrus is in season during the winter months. To give us a fresh, tangy, zingy bite. Sometimes that is all I want …

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What to do in Tucson

Originally published February 2017; I updated with even more Tucson awesomeness February 2019.   For a food enthusiast, Tucson is a big deal. A Big Deal. Big Tucson is the first city in the U.S. designated a World City of Gastronomy by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Scroll down to see some places to eat and drink. If you’re  headed there, here are a few personal recommendations of… What to do in Tucson These Tucson …

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How to make a cheese board

Tidying up my kitchen turned into a delicious cheese board! Read on to see how long food lasts and how to repurpose it to reduce food waste. I had 20 rubber spatulas. But the same 3 end up in the dishwasher time and again. There were 17 wooden spoons. I rarely use wooden spoons. How do I know? Marie Kondo I’ve been tyding up with Marie Kondo. The organizing phenom whose book, The Art of …

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Brussels sprouts salad

Brussels Sprouts Salad fills your fork with cancer fighting, energy boosting, fiber-rich foods. Cranberries, nuts, and cheese add deliciousness! This week I am loving on carbs. That may surprise some because carbs are getting so much hate lately. I wouldn’t think of giving them up. Healthy carbs Carbohydrate quality is what I’m talking about. The type of carb makes all the difference. What’s in your kitchen? Whole-grain toast or a toaster pastry? Go whole grain for …

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Instant Pot Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps

Delicious, flavorful beef on a weeknight is possible with this easy Instant Pot Korean Beef recipe. Fill bowls, tacos, salads, lettuce or cabbage leaves. Raise your hand if you liked your mom’s pot roast?🙋‍♀️ Pot roast recipe to love The tender, succulent meat that usually came with carrots and potatoes, and cooked for hours in the oven. This was how she made less expensive cuts of meat delicious and fork tender. This is how the …

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Mushroom and Spinach Vegetarian Tacos

Vegetarian tacos? Yep! Mushroom Spinach tacos are a quick dinner recipe.  Fast, fresh, healthy, and delicious. In less than 30 minutes you’re eating dinner, but let’s think about Taco Tuesday breakfast.  It’s nothing new that vegetables are good for us, right? The problem is how to make them interesting. A side of canned green beans doesn’t offer much excitement. A spoonful of peas doesn’t really inspire. Corn. Again?   Quick dinner recipe? How about a …

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Apple Nachos

Apple Nachos are a deconstructed caramel apple. No dipping required — it’s just slice and drizzle. Fun recipe to share. These cold, winter nights can test even the most cheerful among us. During the darkest months of the year, I’m embracing hygge, a Danish word that means doing things to foster a sense of coziness, contentment and well-being. How to pronounce hygge I’m not Dutch, but this two-syllable word, hygge, sounds like: hew-guh. But how …

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Things to do in Merida, Mexico

A trip to Merida, Mexico is filled with delicious Yucatan flavors and the nicest people. Looking for a winter retreat? I found mine in Merida. The sunny weather was perfecto! And the tacos? Oh, so good! I lost track of how many I ate. Yucatan is the northeastern state of Mexico. About 3 hours west of Cancun, Merida is the capital of Yucatan. Merida’s claim to fame Hennequin is Merida’s claim to fame. What is …

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Mushroom Goat Cheese Dutch Baby

Mushroom Goat Cheese Dutch Baby is easy to make and protein-rich with no-added sugar. Pancakes aren’t just for breakfast. With a green salad, this recipe would be great for dinner. What is a Dutch Baby A Dutch Baby pancake, sometimes called a German pancake, is a puffy, family-sized hybrid pancake. It is similar to a popover because the thin batter puffs in the oven and seems to “pop over” the sides. Usually. Sometimes there is less …

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Tuna Picatta Toast

Start the day with an easy healthy breakfast recipe and the benefits of fish: omega 3 fats and protein in this heart and brain healthy Tuna Picatta Toast!  Like a fish takes to water, I’m taking to fish for breakfast. Yep, I said fish. I like that it’s not sweet, the protein is lean, the fats are healthy, and there’s deliciousness in every bite. How much fish to eat I’m not the only fish aficionado. …