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Showing posts from May, 2012

Fish Tacos with Pan-Seared Mahi-Mahi

I recently saw a gorgeous photo of fish tacos that literally made my mouth water.   Ever since, I've been craving them like something fierce!  For the life of me, I can't remember where I saw that photo....I think it might have been a restaurant advertisement.  I keep thinking I'll see the photo again, but not so far. Plus, the May issue of Food Network Magazine ran a special section on tacos, with 50 Taco Recipes .  Well, after seeing that original photo and seeing all the delicious taco options in FN mag, I've been on somewhat of a taco kick.  Do you ever get on food kicks?   Well, fish tacos were at the very tip-top of my taco list, so I came up with the recipe below.  I have to say that they came out quite scrumptious...Gorgeous to look at with an incredibly fresh and citrusy flavor.  The creamy guacamole, paired with the fresh lime and cilantro in the pico de gallo results in a stellar combination. Brad and I even made a special trip to our

Fresh Guacamole

When summertime draws near, I find myself craving light, citrusy and fruity flavors.  This recipe for fresh guacamole hits all the right marks this time of year.  It's great in everything from Fish Tacos (which will be my next post!) to simply served alongside your favorite tortilla chips. Plus, avocados are packed with health benefits.  Although avocados have a high fat content, it is mostly the healthy, monounsaturated fat.  Avocados can also help you to maintain a healthy heart, lower your cholesterol levels, as well as help fight against cancer and inflammation.  Check out these 15 Health Benefits of Avocados. This particular recipe for Guacamole is my favorite way to make it.  I love the bright splash of lime juice, paired with the creamy avocado and fresh cilantro.  Juicy tomatoes are the perfect way to finish it off. Bon Appetit! Fresh Guacamole Ingredients: 2 Hass avocados, halved, pitted and peeled Juice of 1 lime 2 tbsp. minced red o

Homemade Egg Rolls

Not sure how to wrap an egg roll?  Don't worry...It's easy and fun. Delno - This video is for you!  :) Today, I'm excited to share with you what has always been a family favorite of ours...Homemade Egg Rolls.  My family has been making these for as long as I can remember, and we've tweaked the recipe here and there to make it just right.   The wonderful thing is that these rolls are so much fun to make, and this recipe is enough to feed a small army of your hungriest, most favorite people.  Which, makes them perfect for a party or family gathering. My awesome sisters were in town recently to visit, and we couldn't resist the urge to whip up a batch of these yummy egg rolls.  We tried something new this time around, by putting a few in the oven to see how they would taste baked.  Our thought was...Maybe, just maybe, they'd be just as delicious baked, which would save on calories.  But alas, the baked rolls paled in comparison to their fried co

Giveaway Winner!

I'm pretty excited about this particular giveaway for a 5 lb. Food Scale with Pull-Out Display from OXO.  And now, I'm even more excited to announce the winner.  Without further ado, the winning comment, chosen by, is...................................... Jennifer said... I am definitely ready to start cooking with zucchini and summer squash. I have some yummy recipes already and a few new ones to try. I can't wait! CONGRATULATIONS Jennifer!!!  :-) Please email me at to claim your prize. Thank you so much to everyone who entered this giveaway!

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

We love Mexican food around our house.  It's delicious, inexpensive, and seems to always hit the spot.   So, in honor of Cinco de Mayo this year, what do you say we celebrate with one of the following Mexican-inspired recipes?  These are all favorites that I've previously blogged about and enjoyed.  Gosh...I'm getting hungry just writing this post! Now, go get those margarita glasses ready and have some fun! Mexican Lasagne Nacho Spuds Chicken Fajitas & Homemade Flour Tortillas  Fresh Pico de Gallo with Homemade Tortilla Chips Authentic Beef Enchiladas  Emeril's Shredded Chicken Nachos Happy Cinco de Mayo!