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Pressure Cooker Mexican Chicken

I love celebrating holidays with food whenever possible. Cinco de Mayo is a great holiday for food. Who doesn't love a big spread of Mexican food, however authentic? (If you don't, I hope we can still be friends.) Today's recipe is very versatile. You can make tacos, enchiladas, salad, nachos, and rice bowls. The world… Continue reading Pressure Cooker Mexican Chicken

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Chicken Fajitas, two ways

I love making big spreads of Mexican food. Much of it is easy to prepare and not incredibly time consuming. Mexican food is also a crowd pleaser - people can choose their own toppings to make everything customized. And let's be honest, it's delicious. A friend told me recently about oven baking her fajita mix.… Continue reading Chicken Fajitas, two ways

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Black-eyed Pea Salsa

My mom's family is from the South. According to her, you always eat black-eyed peas on New Year's for luck in the upcoming year. More black-eyed peas meant more luck. That was the only time of year we ever ate these beans (why they are named peas, I don't know), and I distinctly remember hating… Continue reading Black-eyed Pea Salsa

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MexiMac

Tomorrow is National Macaroni and Cheese Day!  I love food holidays, the more ridiculous the better.  Macaroni and cheese is one of my favorite foods, so this holiday is especially important on my calendar.  But let's celebrate with flair.  No box.  No plain Jane noodles.  Add some spice and some veggies with this MexiMac to… Continue reading MexiMac

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Grilled Corn

Holidays often have food traditions.  These can be widely acknowledged - such turkey at Thanksgiving - or be more individual - like my family ate scrambled eggs every Christmas Eve dinner.  Fourth of July is somewhere in between.  I think most of us associate outdoor eating with the Fourth, but whether this is a picnic… Continue reading Grilled Corn

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Grilled Fish Tacos with Spicy Slaw

On a recent trip to California, a couple family members and I branched out from the crowd going to the traditional chain restaurant. We found this little taco shack a few doors down that was phenomenal. They only served tacos and shakes, but they did both of those things incredibly well. We tried several different… Continue reading Grilled Fish Tacos with Spicy Slaw

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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos

There is something magical about burritos for me. I can always eat a burrito, even if I just ate one yesterday. I don't really get sick of them. Shortly after I got married, I kept hearing people talk about sweet potato burritos. They sounded strange to me, but I love burritos with regular potatoes and… Continue reading Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos