Harissa Chicken Legs with Chickpeas and Tomatoes

Recently, my husband and I started a tradition of picking an ingredient we were interested in and coming up with or finding a recipe to try out for one another. For our Saturday night dinner date a couple weeks ago, he cooked me Chicken Florentine using sun-dried tomatoes he found at the grocery store earlier…

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Ginger Citrus Salmon with Fruit & Beet Salad

While my sidekick and I were back in the US visiting family, I took the opportunity to try out some new recipes for my parents. I always have a great time trying out new recipes on them. Not only is it a chance for me to use ingredients I don’t have available wherever we are living…

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Our Mother’s Day BBQ | Inspiration for Your Next BBQ

During are recent whirlwind trip to the US fitting in visits with my family, my husband’s, celebrating our friends tying the knot, and visiting a few friends, we planned in dinners at our favorite places and even a well-timed mother’s day BBQ. Excited for summer ingredients in the US and the opportunity to prepare meals…

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Mama Cheryl’s Meatball Sub

Years ago, we used to spend the weekends with our friends at their parents’ house lounging at the pool, relaxing in the hot tub, and joking around with them. Even better were the Italian dishes Mama Cheryl made for us and her meatball subs were no exception. They were consumed for dinner and as we…

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Italian Meatballs

As I sit here writing this post listening to my husband’s sneeze attack, I hear the childhood song ringing in my head…on top of spaghetti, all covered in cheese, I lost my poor meatball when somebody sneezed! Can’t tell you the last time I even thought of that song. Of course, when I made these…

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Roasted Vegetables and Farro Salad

To debut farro to my husband, I knew I had to came up with a great recipe that would blow him away. This recipe did the trick; he is sold! I love being able to make a stockpile of farro that I can repurpose in multiple recipes throughout the week. It’s versatility is great and…

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Habanero & Green Pepper Crusted Tilapia

Several months ago, we hosted our first BBQ since arriving in Rwanda for two friends of ours and their two boys. Looking through our cookbooks for inspiration on what to cook, we found a Weber recipe for a California Burger with Avocado Mayo. Since several of the ingredients weren’t available here, I adjusted the recipe…

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Zoodles with Sautéed Vegetables | A Twist on Pasta

A few months ago, I found a great deal on a spiralizer & mandolin. I love collecting kitchen appliances for any use and our kitchen cabinets will prove that. And I never stop collecting or discovering what other tools I’d love to add to my kitchen. Still have yet to purchase a waffle maker though,…

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Kale Power Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

As part of our weight loss challenge, I will be sharing with my family as well as with my blog’s readers a number of healthy recipes I’ve found along the way. This power salad is packed full of goodness and it’s even pretty to look at. Kale Power Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette Ingredients: 3 1/4…

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