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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Easy Pork Chile Verde

I’ve made Pork Chile Verde before when I have the time to make the green sauce from scratch. However, sometimes I’m too busy or lazy to make the sauce and I really really want this dish. That prompted me to see if I could make a simple easy version of this. The answer is yes, …

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Chicken Salad Sandwich

Last night I made Roasted Lemon Pepper Chicken and Potatoes. As always when I make a chicken I ended up with a ton of leftovers. IMHO poultry doesn’t reheat well in the microwave. It ends up tasting dried out. So I typically try to steer away from reheating my leftover chicken. Instead I go for …

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Grilled Garlic Basil Pork Chops

Last week while I was visiting my folks my mom asked me to make dinner one night. I decided to make something simple because I wanted to be able to spend the day visiting not cooking. What I chose to make was Grilled Garlic Basil Pork Chops and a Southwest Corn Salad.
My dad really liked …

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Pasta Primavera with Chicken

Tonight I had intended to make breaded chicken breast and some grilled vegetables but after a very long work day I just wasn’t up for pounding and breading the chicken. So I decided I’d make Pasta Primavera with Chicken instead. One of the things I like about this type of recipe is that is can …

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Roasted Spatchcocked Chicken with Herbs

So one of my favorite things to make when I have a little extra time is Roasted Spatchcocked Chicken with Herbs. What herbs I use depends on what I have in my garden and at my disposal.
This year I have a plethora or herbs at my disposal including

Basil
Oregano
Thyme
Rosemary
Marjoram

If you’re looking for a recipe to follow …

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Sauted Veggies tossed with pasta

One quick weekday meal I often find myself making when I’m in a rush is Sauted Veggies tossed with pasta. This simple recipe takes advantage of thing I typically have been getting in my CSA box and items from my garden. However, it can also be put together with stuff from a quick trip to …

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