Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salad

Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salad

My peeps, I must love you a whole lot. ‘Cause you know, yesterday was the hottest day of summer (103 F!) and I valiantly stood under the fiery afternoon sun, by a burning charcoal pit to grill some fresh corn cobs and peppers so I could bring you this roasted corn and black bean salad….

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Orville Redenbacher's Popcorn Movies in the Park

Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn Movies in the Park

This post is sponsored by Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn. Last Thursday, August 20, G and I took his niece and nephew to The Grove for the US Weekly Family Movie Night. This is Orville Redenbacher’s Movies in the Park series, with various events held across the U.S. throughout the fall. The kids, as you can imagine,…

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Cheesy Spaghetti

Cheesy Spaghetti

I discovered this recipe months ago on the package of the spaghetti brand I buy from Sam’s Club and with slight modifications, has since become a dinner favorite. If you are looking for a quick and easy pasta dish the whole family is sure to love, this cheesy spaghetti will not disappoint. It cooks in…

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Popcorn Chicken

Popcorn Chicken

G’s niece and nephew enjoy hanging out in the house and often drop by to swim in the pool or play video games with the uncle. As we were expecting them this afternoon, I marinated a couple of pounds of cut-up chicken breasts in buttermilk last night, intending to make a hefty batch of popcorn…

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Coffee Ribs

Coffee Ribs

If you love the taste and aroma of coffee and enjoy sweet, salty, sticky, gooey, yummy sauces over meat, then, folks, these Singapore-style pork ribs are for ya! Coffee ribs are popular party food in Singapore and its neighboring countries (Malaysia has its own spin). It’s also common to serve these pork morsels with steamed…

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Cucumber Tomato and Feta Salad

Cucumber Tomato and Feta Salad

A good friend of mine is getting married next month and we, the girlfriends, grouped together to throw her a bachelorette party last weekend. Nothing salacious (drat!) that involves fistfuls of dollar bills (bummer!), just a bunch of middle-aged women chatting and cackling over great food and drinks. I haven’t had that much fun with…

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Tropical Granola Clusters

Tropical Granola Clusters

As I am a late riser and don’t get up from bed until a bare hour before I am due for work, breakfasts usually means a hefty bowl of cereal hurriedly gobbled in large spoonfuls. I’ve never really favored a particular type or brand of cereal over the other but these past months, I’ve taken an…

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Kani Salad

Kani Salad

I was initially going to call this crab salad but I didn’t want purists looking for the real deal come pounding at my door.  Kani kama, or more commonly known as imitation crab, is processed from surimi which is a gelatinous paste made with white fleshed fish (most often pollock), other fish products such as extracts from…

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Pork Chili Verde

Pork Chili Verde

As you can see from the handful of recipes I have here, I have a deep affinity for Mexican food. Tacos de lengua, coctel de camarones, caldo de res, nopales con huevos, you name it, I love it. Scoopfuls of fiery salsa on crisp corn chips are my idea of perfect game day eats. For…

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Cheesy Skillet Potatoes

Cheesy Skillet Potatoes

I was going to make ranch potatoes for lunch today but midway through the prep, I decided to jazz things a bit and amp up the flavor factor. I used baby potatoes instead of the red, replaced the pouch of dressing mix with whipped cream cheese and added bacon bits, garlic and onions. I also…

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Berry Salsa with Honey-Lime Dressing

Berry Salsa with Honey-Lime Dressing

I have a couple of fruit salsas already in the archive but I have to say, this berry salsa with honey-lime dressing is the best one yet. I made a large bowl this afternoon and very much enjoyed scooping generous piles of the plump berries with my stash of cinnamon tortilla crisps. The flavor combo…

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