Spaghetti Chicken Stir-Fry: Give it a Try

I love to make stir-fry for dinner during the week. It’s fast, flavorful and so versatile. I usually serve this sauce + meat mixture over brown rice, but earlier this week, I changed things up and served it over whole wheat spaghetti instead. It was Some Kinda Good! Feel free to make this recipe your own by using whatever protein you like. Shrimp, pepper steak or even ground beef are delectable options. The sauce is slightly sweet with a little tang from the ground mustard, and the crunch from the celery and pecans gives the dish great texture. Continue reading “Spaghetti Chicken Stir-Fry: Give it a Try”

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Garden-Fresh Shrimp Pesto Flatbread

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Rebekah’s Pesto Shrimp Flatbread features garden-fresh jalapenos, blistered cherry tomatoes and garlic shrimp with salty parmesan cheese.

Flatbreads are all the rage these days. Easy to put together with endless flavor combinations, they come together quickly and make a light weeknight dinner or appetizer before main course. Continue reading “Garden-Fresh Shrimp Pesto Flatbread”

Coconut Shrimp with Orange Marmalade: Yes, please!

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Some Kinda Good Coconut Shrimp with Orange Marmalade

If you’ve never fried shrimp at home before, you totally should. It is so easy to do, and seriously, Some Kinda Good! When my husband and I go out for dinner, I typically order things I rarely prepare at home. Coconut shrimp with orange marmalade is one of those dishes….sounds so fancy, right? Continue reading “Coconut Shrimp with Orange Marmalade: Yes, please!”

Watermelon Berry-Lime Fruit Salad

Earlier this week, we had a church picnic and I needed a covered dish to take along. I love to cook and eat foods that are in season because ingredients that are at their peak will always taste the best. Summertime is the season for blueberries and cold watermelon, and my herb garden was ripe with fresh basil and mint. Continue reading “Watermelon Berry-Lime Fruit Salad”

Grill Out This Fourth of July

The Fourth of July usually finds me in the pool or somewhere on a beach, but almost always with good food, typically cooked on the grill. Summertime is all about easy cooking and not heating up the oven. Today, I’ll give you some ideas for a fun and festive July 4th menu that’s big on flavor and comes together with little preparation. I’m also sharing my recipe for Grilled Corn on the Cob with Cayenne Herb Butter. Continue reading “Grill Out This Fourth of July”

Food Network Star: Episode 3 – Crab Rigatoni

 

If you’ve been following along on this season of Food Network Star, you know that I was eliminated on Episode 3 last Sunday evening. What a sad and devastating moment that was!Β In this week’s Food Network Star recap, I’ll share my thoughts on the episode, the mentors’ feedback and my recipe for Crab Rigatoni. Continue reading “Food Network Star: Episode 3 – Crab Rigatoni”

Food Network Star: Episode 2 – Purple Loaded Chips

 

The second episode of Food Network Star aired on Sunday night and what a ride! Today, I’ll share some episode highlights, along with my thoughts from the show. On week 2, the finalists were tasked with producing an on-air podcast and later filming a field segment at an aviation museum and food hall in LA, known as The Proud Bird. Continue reading “Food Network Star: Episode 2 – Purple Loaded Chips”

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pizza at Home

Who doesn’t love homemade pizza? When you make it using a store-bought pizza dough, it’s one of the easiest and most fun ways to enjoy dinner at home with your family. Continue reading “Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pizza at Home”

Food Network Star: Episode 1 – Jambalaya

Thank you all for tuning in to the Season Premiere of Food Network Star! What an amazing and exciting first episode. Today, I’ll share some highlights from episode one, my jambalaya recipe and photos from my fun premiere party! Continue reading “Food Network Star: Episode 1 – Jambalaya”

Southwestern Dinner Leftovers Become Breakfast of Champions

The concept of repurposing, whether we’re talking about a piece of antique furniture or dinner leftovers, has always been appealing to me. Giving something new life is so much fun. Continue reading “Southwestern Dinner Leftovers Become Breakfast of Champions”