Chicken Bordeaux

Chicken Bordeaux

Ok. I admit. there is nothing in the world quite like making the perfect meal. I mean nothing. Not even making the perfect meal. Is there such a thing? I admit. I am such a home cook. And as a home cook who just happens to be taking photos of the meals that I prepare and serve, I want everything to be perfect. From the prep, to the actual cooking, to the layout of the food for a photo or two, and then finally on the table for my family. The reward? This is THE BEST!!!! The best what? Do I ever hear those words? My five year old often says something like: Yuck. I am not eating that! I want

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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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Mashed Potato Pancakes

Mashed Potato Pancakes

Every potato pancake recipe I know of has one simple ingredient. Yup... potatoes. But mashed? You bet!!! Mashed Potato Pancakes. Wouldn't life be simpler if we could take EVERY left over food thing and make it into a dish that seems like a first - not a leftover. Come to think of it, wouldn't all of life be better like that? I can think of at least three things. Friendships/relationships, things to do with money like careers, and of course places you have been or travel to. On second thought, let's stick with the food :) Definitely more messier (wink here). Speaking of messy. Them mashed

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Indian Butter Chicken

Indian Butter Chicken

I love Indian food. Most of all ~ Indian Butter Chicken. I will be honest though, this is one of those recipes where I've always shied away from making. I think it is because I have convinced myself that I will never be able to make it authentically like the way they do in the restaurants. And certainly not as tasty. Know what? I am happy to say that I was wrong. They only thing that kept me from tasting this AMAZING recipe is my own self doubt. Know what I mean? Having Indian Butter Chicken without naan bread is kind of like having grilled cheese without the cheddar. It doesn't work. And I

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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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