Homemade granola bars

I’ve been trying to use up different things in my pantry that I bought when I was feeling kind of adventurous in my food choices. Many of these things are alternative grains like farro, black rice, and quinoa. I like granola bars a lot and thought it would be cool to use some of these …

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Taco Salad

Some nights I just want something relatively easy to make for dinner because I’m tired or because I have to take el nino (aka my son) to swimming lesson. Last night was one of those nights. The previous evening I’d planned on grilling steak but the weather didn’t cooperate. As a result I had a …

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Korean spicy dipping sauce goodness

Most people know that I’m a big fan of spicy food. Stuff with some kick but not enough to incinerate your tasty buds hot. (You won’t catch me eating ghost chile anything) I like having something to spicy up my sandwiches, wraps and stir fry on hand. However finding something that fits this bill is …

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Cranberry Almond Bark

After making my scones yesterday I still had cranberries to use. For some reason, the thought of dark chocolate, almonds and cranberries together seemed like a good idea. So a set out to make some cranberry almond bark. The first thing I had to do want cut the cranberries up into halves because whole cranberries …

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Zucchini Lasagna

What do you do when you have more than a dozen zucchini and summer squash? Most people will respond, “make zucchini bread”. That is a good answer most of the time but what if you really don’t want to make baked goods and you really need to make something for dinner?
The solution zucchini lasagna. The …

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Frozen Fruit and Chocolate Treats

Summer here in Houston can be evil, particularly when the thermometer crests triple digits like it did for much of July. The A/C keeps things relatively pleasant but after working in the garden or going for a run, one just craves a summer frozen treat. The problem is that the treats at the store which …

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Lemon Pepper Pork Kabobs

Tonight I decided to use some of the lemons from my thorny lemon bush to make Lemon Pepper Pork Kabobs. Often people use a dried mix to add lemon pepper flavor. I have a nice dried lemon pepper blend from Penzeys Spices that I like to use on fish. However, I wanted to try to …

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