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Spicy Buffalo Shrimp Salad

Share the post “Spicy Buffalo Shrimp Salad” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint It has been a long time since I have published a recipe. My life has been preoccupied with wedding planning and just too many activities this summer. Tonight I wanted to make a simple salad for dinner. I don’t like to cook much on hot summer days. My grill gets used just about every night. I dug…

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Crispy Oven Fried Chicken

Share the post “Crispy Oven Fried Chicken” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint Picnic season is just around the corner. I have been searching for the perfect baked fried chicken recipe. I love a piece of fried chicken at a picnic. I guess that comes from my childhood when my mother seemed to always pack chicken in the picnic basket. Hot or cold, fried chicken rules. A huge amount of…

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Actually Pretty Good Microwave Scrambled Eggs

Share the post “Actually Pretty Good Microwave Scrambled Eggs” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint My only experience with microwave scrambled eggs was 34 years ago when my mother bought her first microwave. They were rubbery and not very tasty at all. Several months back, my daily Hungry Girl e-newsletter had a recipe for scrambled eggs with cheese that sounded pretty good. I was leery since it was a microwave…

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Not your Mother’s City Chicken

Share the post “Not your Mother’s City Chicken” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint                        One of my siblings and my favorite dish as a child was city chicken. I think it was mostly because it was unique. Plus, there’s just something about eating anything off a stick that appeals to kids. If you are unfamiliar with city chicken, it…

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Spicy Southwestern Turkey Meatballs

Share the post “Spicy Southwestern Turkey Meatballs” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint If you follow my recipes, you know that I like to use the technique of substituting spices for the flavor of fats. Spicy food really excites your taste buds and unlocks the flavors in lower fat meats like ground turkey or chicken. This recipe is a pretty flexible recipe to keep handy. I chose to make meatballs….

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Baked Fish and Chips

Share the post “Baked Fish and Chips” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint Lent is just a few days away. Every day to and from work I pass a Russian Orthodox Church that has terrific fish fries on Fridays during Lent. These Catholic and Orthodox fish fries are common throughout Northeast Ohio. The Russian Orthodox fry near my house is delicious. What is also nice is the fact that they…

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Sunday Night Chicken Chili

Share the post “Sunday Night Chicken Chili” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint                   After a busy weekend, I look for an easy recipe to throw together for dinner. Soups and chilis are one of my favorite dishes to prepare. I adapted this chicken chili from a recipe I got at a potluck party. It goes together in minutes and has a…

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Paula Deen’s Sweet Chicken Bacon Wraps

Share the post “Paula Deen’s Sweet Chicken Bacon Wraps” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint Brett and I attended our friend Sally’s Super Bowl party. We try not to miss this party but hadn’t gone in the past couple of years. Sally and her partner Annette have been friends of ours for close to 20 years. A few years back, Annette succumbed to cancer. Sally remains a great friend that…

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Black Bean Burgers

Share the post “Black Bean Burgers” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint Since I had my bariatric surgery, I am  trying to find more recipes that incorporate beans. I have found that I really like the taste and texture of black beans. The February issue of Gourmet magazine had this recipe in the Every Day Ten Minute Mains column. It met my requirements for a healthy bariatric recipe. Based on…

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Lemon-Chili Tilapia

Share the post “Lemon-Chili Tilapia” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint I am a big fan of the Hungry Girl web site and daily newsletter. They give great tips on reducing calories and fat in your diet. I have noticed in many of the recipes that they use General Mills’ Fiber One cereal as a substitute for processed flour products. The nutrition label on Fiber One is very telling of…

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