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Rice with Black Beans, Cilantro, and Lime

I had an epiphany the other day. My husband and I were trying to come up with a dinner idea and all I could think about was a margarita…and then my mind traveled to all sorts of delicious Tex Mex/Mexican dishes. That’s when my mouth began to water. We stopped by the grocery store and…

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Garlic Roasted Potatoes with Cilantro and Lemon

If you can’t tell from my pale skin, dark hair, green eyes, and freckles, I have a little…alright, maybe a lot of Irish in me. Not only do I look a bit on the Irish side, I also act like I’m a true Irish(wo)man. I enjoy a good drink and I love the stereotypical meat…

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Green Spring Vegetable Medley

In D.C., spring is definitely in the air! The sun has been shining, the birds have been chirping, and the Cherry Blossoms are out in full bloom. This past weekend, not only did we welcome springtime, we also welcomed my uncle, aunt, and cousins from Michigan. We were counting down the days until their visit…

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Who is your favorite Food Network chef? Mine, hands down, is Ina Garten. I love her…and her kitchen…and her house…and her town…and her love for her husband (Hi, Jeffrey)…and, well, this list could go on forever. What I also love about Ina is that she prepares countless recipes that only require a few “good” ingredients…

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Paprika, Basil and Garlic Red Skin Potatoes

This past weekend, my husband and I met up with my brother and his wife in Orlando, Florida to ring in the New Year and to cheer on our Michigan State University Spartans in the Capital One Bowl Game. My husband and I arrived a bit earlier than my brother and his wife so we…

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Cheddar and Parsley Biscuits

When it comes to carbs, I feel as though I could be the queen. I always add crackers to soup, I love eating sandwiches with thick slices of bread, I can’t start my day without a heaping bowl of cereal and I could probably eat pasta every day of the week…with garlic bread on the…

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Portobello Mushrooms Stuffed with Goat Cheese, Tomatoes and Bacon

I love mushrooms. I love them on pizza, pasta, sandwiches, salads, meats…the list can go on and on. Unfortunately for me, my husband is the complete opposite. He can’t stand them. Instead of letting this frustrate me, I’ve decided to embrace mushrooms and experiment with them in my recipes while he is either at work…

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