Mexican Rice & Black Bean Casserole (With Chicken)

Mexican Rice & Black Bean Casserole (With Chicken)

Can I share a secret? It is a bit embarrassing, but with every good embarrassing secret, it makes for good reading. I suppose. Ok, here goes. A bit personal here. Being a part of running RecipeZazz.com is lots of fun. And I get to dive into something else that I love. Being a food blogger on the blogging side of a recipe sharing site. But I must say, there is one really awful and hard thing about being a food blogger. Ok, here goes. Don't laugh. Serious stuff here. It's 3:00 in the afternoon. I am rummaging through, literally now, tens of thousands of recipes, trying to decide what recipe I

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Garlic Ham Pizza Sliders

Garlic Ham Pizza Sliders

Well, as they say... good intentions are absolutely every...thing! Right? Well, honestly, I did have good intentions. I truly had a great idea. A series of posts bringing you along a journey of healthy eating and sure enough. Hey, look. There's a squirrel! Or something. Some kind of distraction. Forget the squirrel. Did you just taste these garlic and ham pizza sliders in your head? It's okay. I tell myself that it is okay. But them sliders though! I love, love kneading fresh dough. The feeling of splashing just the right amount of flour over the rawness of a mound of dough. Reminds me of

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Creamy Chicken Sweet Potato Noodles

Creamy Chicken Sweet Potato Noodles

If there is one thing that I would LOVE to say about this Creamy Chicken Sweet Potato Noodles recipe is that it is 100% healthy eating. It sure looks like it and the ingredients could call for more health but truth be told, I went a little bit heavy on two ingredients. Butter (and lots of it) and heavy cream. It gives this recipe a more rich and full flavor. Of course, the wine, mushrooms, garlic et all seriously helps too. I could use a little bit of that right about now. Creamy Chicken Sweet Potato Noodles I am single parenting this week. Well, ok, it is just for two nights. Tam

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Ground Turkey & Cabbage Stir-Fry

Ground Turkey & Cabbage Stir-Fry

There is something about this time of year that gets my head swimming. The official season of Spring that brings forth warmer and longer days, fresh flowers and the smell of things new. Then the proverbial dump of unexpected snow that reminds me that old man winter does not want to let go. If you live in such climates, that is. The wonder and beauty of recipes is that people can mix and match ingredients to their heart's content and that's how great food dishes are created. Take this turkey stir fry for example. Throw in some vermicelli noodles, other ingredients like snap peas,

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Cheesy Sausage and Chicken Stir-Fry

Cheesy Sausage and Chicken Stir-Fry

Is there ever a time that stir-fry can be cheesy? Cheesy. Why not! Believe it or not, stir-fry veggies can be viewed like soggy noodles - leave them in too long to steam and they lose some of that crisp texture. Rain in the hair day. Wet snow in your low cut dress shoes. Going over a bump while putting lipstick on - at least that is what my wife tells me. You get the idea. I hear the words in my head now - slow down! It ruins your day. Yuck. Soggy stir-fry. Not a chance. Not tonight anyway. The secret is in the pan. Or in my case when Tam reads the lipstick all over her face comment it

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Tasty Chicken Tetrazzini

Tasty Chicken Tetrazzini

Ok. Let's get this straight. I absolutely love one of our local Italian bistros. Some of the best known pastas dishes. Ever. You see, I am a pasta nut. I love anything pasta. But I got to tell you. Even though I could dish up an Italian meal every night, and my daughter would love me all the more, Tam does not like it so much. This is not to say that she does not like my cooking - she really does, but she is not so much of a pasta gal. Too bad. Sucks to be me! So it was with such delight I got home, gathered the family, and asked every so gently (with a great big smile and overly

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