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Spicy Cajun Turkey (…or Chicken)

Some people get the post-Thanksgiving blues once the big meal is done. Me? Not so much. Since I do all the cooking (which I always call my own personal sporting event), my husband does the cleaning, and then it’s time for CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS. We have a rule in this house: no Christmas stuff gets put…… Continue reading Spicy Cajun Turkey (…or Chicken)

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Shrimp Street Tacos with Mango Habanero Salsa

It has been a busy start to fall here! First off, last month I celebrated my 32nd birthday… yikes. It was a low-key day of brunch, day drinks and football, since my last couple birthdays have been very eventful. Year 30 was celebrated on a party bus (literally, a school bus), cruising up Highway 1…… Continue reading Shrimp Street Tacos with Mango Habanero Salsa

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Hawaiian-Inspired Fried Chicken & Pineapple Waffles

Where does one get their cooking inspiration? A lot of people will refer back to their childhood, and learning to cook with family or the food that comes from their parents or grandparents culture. A lot of people will refer back to where they grew up and turn it into buzz words: their southern roots,…… Continue reading Hawaiian-Inspired Fried Chicken & Pineapple Waffles

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Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings

Let’s start with the kitchen update: it’s still not finished. I’ll be honest. I’ve watched enough HGTV remodel shows that I should know nothing ever goes right or on schedule, but the optimistic side of me thought maybe we could bang this kitchen out in a couple weeks. Well, the optimistic side of me is…… Continue reading Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings

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Recipe Redux: Crab Cake Sandwiches Two Ways

Lots and lots of exciting things going on lately. The biggest news is (drumroll, please)… we bought a house in Hawaii! It’s feels surreal, especially since we don’t move for a few more weeks. I’m dying to get my hands on it, the kitchen and backyard especially. Sneak peek! The kitchen will be getting a…… Continue reading Recipe Redux: Crab Cake Sandwiches Two Ways

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Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

Summer has been much busier than even I anticipated. We live in Ventura county, and in the past couple months we have flown home to Massachusetts, spent the weekend in San Diego twice, and taken day trips to places like Solvang, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and Disneyland. I was planning on writing a post about…… Continue reading Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

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Island-Inspired Chicken & Pineapple Fried Rice

If you follow me on social media, you may have seen my announcement a few days ago: we are headed to Hawaii at the end of the year! I’m still getting used to this military life. I can’t believe it’s been almost two years in California and that it’s already coming to an end. But,…… Continue reading Island-Inspired Chicken & Pineapple Fried Rice