Recipe Highlight: Quick-And-Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

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When my daughters and I caught a bad cold a few weeks ago, there was one thing I knew would make us all feel better…good ‘ole chicken noodle soup. There is nothing like a bowl of hot, soothing chicken noodle soup on a chilly autumn day. But when I have a craving for something, I want it right away. If it takes me too long to make it, my craving seems to dissipate. So I took one of my favorite chicken noodle soup recipes, Paula Deen’s The Lady’s Chicken Noodle Soup, and modified it to make it a quick-and-easy recipe. I had three bowls of hot chicken noodle soup on the table in no time. My daughters are a big fan of this soup and love dipping their crusty bread in it. They liked it so much that I made it again a couple of days ago. Continue reading

Recipe Highlight: Lime Chipotle Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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I mentioned in my last recipe post that aside from an occasional grilled steak, I keep things pretty light in the summer when it comes to food. As temperatures continue to cool down, I’m starting to long for something a little more substantial. This is the perfect dish for transitioning into fall.  Continue reading

Recipe Highlight: Flat Iron Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

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Although I often opt for lighter fare, like salads and simple pastas, in the summertime, I just can’t let summer go by without grilling a steak or two. One of my favorite cuts of beef is the flat iron steak. It’s tender, juicy, and easy to prepare. The flat iron steak can stand on its own with a generous sprinkle of salt and pepper but I always like to have it with a side of chimichurri sauce. I also throw in a few vegetables on the grill and they go perfectly with the chimichurri sauce as well. Ever since I tried the Grilled Skirt Steak Chimichurri at Nordstrom Cafe, I’ve been hooked on those giant grilled carrots and asparagus. Continue reading

Recipe Highlight: The Perfect Meal (Pan-Fried Orange Roughy with Orange Mint Sauce, Parmesan Mashed Potatoes and Pea and Mint Salad)

To me, there is nothing more heartwarming than sitting around the dinner table with my family and sharing a meal together while talking about the day. What’s even better than that? Having every member of my family actually enjoy the … Continue reading