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Adventures in Cuisine

Sweet Potato Hash

I was trying to eliminate wheat from my morning routine, and in order to have a complex carb involved still I turned to sweet potatoes.  This hash recipe has been helpful in spicing up an otherwise boring plain sweet potato... Continue Reading →


Green Smoothie

Your new favorite green smoothie recipe for early mornings! 2 cups water 1 head Romaine lettuce 1 cup spinach 1 apple (cored & chopped) 1 pear (cored & chopped) 1 banana Juice 1/2 lemon 1 cup ice Combine all the... Continue Reading →

Garlic Onion Tomato Bruschetta

This is a great appetizer that is super easy to make, increase ingredients for larger parties - this recipes serves 3-4. INGREDIENTS: 2 Medium-Large Tomatoes 1 Tbsp Olive Oil 2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar 5 shakes Minced Dried Garlic 1/2 White... Continue Reading →

Beef Enchiladas!

Don't laugh at me, but I had never eaten an enchilada until I ate these.  I must admit, I have been missing out!  Will definitely keep this recipe in mind when we have ground beef in the fridge. Ingredients 1... Continue Reading →

Hoisin Pork Chops

Pork Chops and I have had a rough go of it. I've tried countless recipes in search of a go-to pork chop dish so I am happy to announce, I have finally found it! Alas the Hoisin Pork Chop is my new favorite. Found on, this delicious combination is sure to help you with your pork chop blues (because that's a real condition right?)! Our only change to the original recipe was that we substituted olive oil for vegetable oil. Enjoy!

Eating ‘Clean’ – Food Scores Website

Yesertday I came across a website that provides valuable nutritional information on the food we eat.  You can see how it rates in terms of pesticides, etc.   I highly recommend familiarizing yourself with the site if you are trying to... Continue Reading →

Cajun BBQ Chicken

Spice up your chicken routine, with this savory recipe from! INGREDIENTS: 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast 2 tsp. Cajun seasoning, divided 1 tsp. dried oregano kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 tbsp.... Continue Reading →

Chicken Parmesan Burgers

Made these bad boys last night, my only recommendation after following's recipe is to make them thin and add a little more spice.  Enjoy! Ingredients 1 lb. ground chicken 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 c. chopped parsley 1/4 c.... Continue Reading →

Champagne Jello Shots

Made the champagne Jell-O shots, I'd add some more sugar but other than that they're pretty good! Make them now if you want them for midnight, they take 2 hours to cool!

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