Za’atar Chicken Souvlaki

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Za’atar Chicken Souvlaki

Souvlaki is a Greek dish of small pieces of meat grilled on a skewer; it’s a popular Greek fast food. This Souvlaki recipe has the chicken marinated in lemon juice and zest, fresh oregano and garlic before it’s sprinkled with Za’atar seasoning and grilled. Served with warmed pita bread and a Greek salad, this is simple food makes for an excellent, healthy summertime meal.  Continue reading

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Cantaloupe Gazpacho – Soup Swappers

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Cantaloupe Gazpacho

Light and refreshing, this Cantaloupe Gazpacho recipe is just the ticket for the tail end of Spring and Summer when the weather begins to heat up. Fruit soups are this month’s theme for Soup Saturday Swappers.   Continue reading

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Scallop Crudo – Fish Friday Foodies

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Scallop Crudo

This month’s Fish Friday Foodies theme is “Let’s Go Raw”.  Since Crudo is Italian for “raw”, what could be better? This super-simple Scallop Crudo recipe can be used with any raw fish; it includes zest of orange and lemon, Serrano peppers, toasted sesame seeds and fresh cilantro.   Continue reading

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Ms. Campbell’s Mashed Potato Salad

Mashed Potato Salad recipe, eggs, celery, green onion, caraway seed

Mashed Potato Salad

For those of you who prefer a potato salad without large chunks of potatoes, this recipe for Mashed Potato Salad is for you. Courtesy of Ms. Campbell, my friend Becky’s momma, this recipe was developed in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and it comes with a story of a special family and a chance to help the Friends of the Smokies’ Chimney Tops Fire Relief Fund.   Continue reading

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Quick Pickled Shallot Deviled Eggs

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Quick Pickled Shallot Deviled Eggs

Quick Pickled Shallots and Dijon mustard elevate this Deviled Egg recipe to a whole new level of deviled egg-dom. Really simple, the shallots are quick pickled in champagne vinegar; a process that takes just minutes. Mothers’ Day is around the corner. Make some up for your mom.  Continue reading

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Lemon Cake with Strawberry Butter Cream Frosting

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Lemon Cake with Strawberry Butter  Cream

This recipe for Lemon Cake with Strawberry Butter Cream Frosting is the quintessential Spring cake. Lemon cake, moist with buttermilk and flavored with both juice and zest of lemons, frosting studded with fresh strawberries, it’s perfect for Spring celebrations; Easter, May Day, Mother’s Day. Make one today.  Continue reading

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Cajun Boiled Peanuts

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Cajun Boiled Peanuts

While Boiled Peanuts are a Southern tradition, this recipe for Cajun Boiled Peanuts is different from the norm in that they retain a bit of crunch. Salty and with a bit of heat from Cajun seasoning these redskin peanuts are boiled out of the shell until they reach al dente.  Continue reading

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Cheesecake with Shortbread Crust

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Cheesecake with Shortbread Crust

This cheesecake recipe is one that crosses all cheesecake regions. It’s neither New York, nor Chicago, nor even Philadelphia. Rather, it takes elements of many regions of cheesecake flavor and texture to bring you a rich, tangy, firm-but-not-dense, light and creamy body that rests on a shortbread crust. It is, simply, to die for.  Continue reading

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Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing (#RecipeMakeover)

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Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing

As #RecipeMakeover week continues; this week favorite dishes made healthier are being presented by over 40 food bloggers from around the world. This recipe for Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing is a way to make even a salad healthier for you.  Continue reading

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Baked Chicken Chimichanga – Barlean’s #RecipeMakeover

Baked Chicken Chimichanga recipe, no fry chimichanga recipe

Baked Chicken Chimichanga

As #RecipeMakeover week continues, my second offering for favorite foods made healthier is this recipe for Baked Chicken Chimichangas. Working with Barlean’s Butter-Flavored Coconut Oil, these baked-not-fried chimichangas undergo a transformation in calories only. All the crispy crunch of the tortilla remains; you’d never know they weren’t fried.  Continue reading

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