Mini Margarita Pizza-Cakes

I remember the time I first heard about Margarita pizza. I thought it was for grown-ups only because of the word Margarita. My parents had ordered a margarita pizza once and I was shocked when they handed me a slice! Haha… little did I know it wasn’t made with alcohol! It is now one of my favorite classic pizzas.

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Lemon Pepper Wings

It’s football season and who watches a game without eating some tasty chicken wings! Lemon pepper chicken is one of my favorite chicken recipes to make, it’s fast and easy! I wanted to make some wings for the game on Sunday and decided to make Lemon Pepper Wings.

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Game Day Chicken Tacos

Summer is almost at its end, but football season has just started so things are still looking up to me! I love, love, love football season. All the commotion, the smack-talk, the colorful jerseys, and most of all…. can you guess it? THE FOOD! haha

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Easy Classic Chicken Salad

I have been so busy this month and I wanted a quick fix. The first thing that came to mind was chicken (my favorite thing to cook). I love Chicken Salad, but whenever I go to the grocery store, I can never find one that I like. They either have too much mayo or not enough. Sometimes they have very little flavor overall or the flavor just doesn’t taste right.

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Cumin Pan-Seared Scallops

It was a Saturday night, and I had a couple of people joining me for dinner. I looked at the time and realized I was cutting it real close to the time they were to arrive. (Sounds like the start of a story right? 😉

I wanted to be adventurous and make a scallop dish that wasn’t going to take too long and not be very difficult. Scallops, when bought fresh from the supermarket or deli, do not take very long to cook. If you are baking them, about 10 minutes. If pan-seared, then maybe about 2-3 per side.

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Tom Rim (Vietnamese Caramelized Shrimp)

Shrimp… I would have never thought in a million years I would enjoy it. The texture of shrimp doesn’t settle well with me. I realized how wrong I was after having this dish!! Maybe I had a bad batch, who knows!

Tom Rim, Vietnamese Caramelized Shrimp, looked so appetizing, I had to try it for myself.  I did my digging and found a few recipes online. Read each one and went at it!

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Roasted Garlic Cappa Santa

I was walking through the grocery store and wanted to make some type of seafood. I was thinking either Halibut or Salmon, but then I saw scallops!

Scallops are very delectable and low in both calories and fat. Most people avoid shellfish because they are generally high in cholesterol. They are a good source of potassium (cardiovascular health), magnesium (blood pressure), and phosphorus (important for strong teeth and bones).

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Mongolian Chicken Chang’s Style

I have not been a huge fan of P.F. Changs, but everyone seems to love it. They do have some dishes that I do love, but not enough for me to love this restaurant as a whole. My top three are the Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Chang’s Spicy Chicken, and the Mongolian Beef. After trying their Mongolian Beef, I wanted to see if the same flavors would work with chicken.
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Chicken Biryani

A dish I have been wanting to try to make for a while now is Chicken Biryani. This dish is particularly known for its layers of divine flavors that slowly develop and blend together. In order to have that aroma and ambrosial taste, biryani is a multistep process that requires a long cooking time. The flavors in the dish come from a blend of spices that are typically not used together in everyday cooking playing a big role in its rich taste.

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Grilled Huli Huli Chicken

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Kauai, Hawaii…. what a beautiful place! It has got to be my favorite island in the Hawaii chain…heck…probably one of my most favorite places to go visit. This island is so lush and relaxing that even Matt Damon, Pierce Brosnan and Julia Roberts own a property on this island to get away from it all.

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