The Best Turkey Green Chili

For me, on rare occasions, I will make something that just tastes like it belongs.  It feels like home.  I don’t mean the home I grew up in or even food from my background.  I mean that it is a dish that I know will be made over and over again for many many years to come.  It will be a staple in our family’s repertoire; the meal we gather around for game nights, make for parties, and crave after we have been away.  Its not something fancy, but might as well be fillet mignon.  Do you have a dish like that?  Your “home” dish? I do.  It’s this Green…

Cilantro Lime Grilled Seafood Boil

Is anybody else wondering what happened to June?!  4th of July is Monday!  Anyhow, here we are.  The day of fireworks and barbecues.  Do you want to make something a little bit different this year but you aren’t quite sure what?  How about something thats fast and easy to boot?!  Then you have to try this Cilantro Lime Grilled Seafood “Boil.” I know I have been saying this a lot, but these are AMAZING!  Customizable for any taste preference, easy, and most importantly a ton of fun to eat! I live in Seattle and I have to admit, I attended my first true seafood boil last summer.  Have you been…

Sweet and Spicy Chipotle Pork Chops

Have you noticed the neat new little recipe cards below?  Handy, right?  I think so too.  Yummly.com is a site that allows you to save a recipe by simply clicking the “yum” button and that handy recipe card below allows you to more easily print a recipe. You can find all of my recipes on Yummly.com here. Yummly.com is full of recipes from all around the web, and unlike some other sites, it allows you to add and share your own creations!  It’s Pinterest-like format will feel very familiar and is very easy to navigate. I have been on a mission for the past few months to make this site…

Soft Chewy Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

On the 4th of July part of my family goes down to the Oregon coast.  Its usually around 10 of us just hanging out, grilling, playing with the dogs, intense bouts of badminton, and relaxing.  Oh and did I mention the pirate costumes?  Yes, Pirate costumes.  I have no idea how the tradition began, but a mandatory activity is the annual sailing of the pirate ship while wearing pirate hats, eye patches, and brandishing foam swords.  Now I should mention, aside from all of the people onboard saying “Arrrgh!” and “Ahoy, matey!,” there is nothing pirate-y about this boat.  Regardless, the tradition survives. As with most family events, its impolite…

Sichuan Salt Skewers

If I could pick any region of the world’s cuisine to  master, it would be the Mediterranean regions of the Middle East.  The succulent morsels of lamb, the divine marinades, and the perfectly sauced dishes with just the right about of heat are enough to make a girl swoon. My favorite restaurant in Seattle is a tiny hole-in-the-wall owned by a jovial man from Lebanon who makes a mean lamb chop (and knocks everything else on the menu out of the park as well).  I would work in that restaurant just to learn his secrets because he has the magic touch on generations of family recipes.  And secondly, because my…
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