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I've been avoiding cooking Fish after a terrible disaster, many years ago that included burnt fish, finding out that the "hood" over the stove┬ádid nothing but make a lot of racket, and giving up and eating at Burger King, who overcharged us by $1200. I kid you not. This was years ago, and I've been… Continue reading Oh…My…Cod…

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Carne Asada Eggrolls

Recently I had the wonderful opportunity to try a new brand of Mexican food from Marcella Valladolid who has created a wonderful brand of food for Safeway. In full transparency, Safeway contacted me and asked me to be a part of this contest to create a new recipe using Ms. Valladolid's brands of foods. They… Continue reading Carne Asada Eggrolls

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Dani’s Breakfast Burger

There are two things I love to eat...Burgers and Breakfast. My obsession with burgers has always been with me. I love how you can choose different meats, toppings, breads and with the same style ingredients you have a whole new meal! My love of breakfast came in college when I went to a local restaurant… Continue reading Dani’s Breakfast Burger

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Potato Chip Crusted Halibut – A Tuna Noodle Inspiration

Growing up, my father cooked, a lot, and everything he made was a masterpiece. He would make cheese fondue, fresh steamed lobsters, fresh homemade pasta and spaghetti sauce that simmered for 8 hours for "spaghetti night", made and attempted to get his young daughters to eat steak tartar, and even steamed fish in the dishwasher.… Continue reading Potato Chip Crusted Halibut – A Tuna Noodle Inspiration

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Noodles and Cheese Family Recipe

This recipe has been made so many times throughout my life from my father's side of the family, it has been introduced to almost every single person our family has had over for dinner. My Grandfather was the chef in my Dad's family, and he used to make this every time my Sister and I… Continue reading Noodles and Cheese Family Recipe

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Garlic #3 – Roasted Garlic Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza

There are two things I love to eat. Cheeseburgers and Pizza. So when I found out that you could blend these two amazing items into one delicious item, I flipped. The first time I ever had this was at Old Chicago and it was a special they had for about a week. Then I never… Continue reading Garlic #3 – Roasted Garlic Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza

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Garlic #2 – Bacon Wrapped Roasted Garlic Cheeseburger

Our adventure down the Volcanic Garlic Braid brings us yet again to a Roasted Garlic recipe, but this time we're using it in another manner. This creation came to me one night when attempting to make a bacon cheeseburger, but the bacon kept sliding off of the burger when you take a bite. See, I… Continue reading Garlic #2 – Bacon Wrapped Roasted Garlic Cheeseburger

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Garlic #1 – Roasted Garlic Bacon Pizza

At the farmers market recently my husband and I bought a Volcanic Garlic Braid. It is beautiful, look how pretty it is up against the green walls of our kitchen! So we have 25 beautiful, huge garlic heads to cook, and I am so excited to start documenting how we get through the braid, and… Continue reading Garlic #1 – Roasted Garlic Bacon Pizza

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Pineapple Cilantro Chicken

I decided to try something new the other night, something a little different and unique, yet light and healthy too. So I give you, Pineapple Cilantro Chicken. This meal came to me in my head and I found dozens of pineapple salsa recipes, but I tweaked them all with what I had in my kitchen,… Continue reading Pineapple Cilantro Chicken

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Bites

As you all now know, my husband Ryan Rice is an amazing artist and he has an entire Pun Series that focuses on food. One of our daughters favorites is "Chicken Cordon Bleu" and I have created one recipe that she really enjoyed! While she is becoming a more adventurous eater, in the past she… Continue reading Chicken Cordon Bleu Bites