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    How To Properly Cook Pasta!

    Pasta! It’s a staple in most homes for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. Throw any kind of sauce, roasted veggies, or even just a pat of butter and some parm and you’ve got a meal.   It’s always on hand, easy to make and everyone loves a hearty plate of pasta.  But, do you know how to properly cook pasta? Large Pot – Large enough for the pasta to move around freely in. Boiling water – Add a lid to the pot to make the water boil faster. Salt – Only add salt to the water once it is boiling.  If salt is added prior to boiling it will…

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    Swig! You’ve Gotta Try It!

    Have you ever had a Swig Cookie or one of their delicious (not your average soda) Soda’s? Chances are if you live or traveled through Utah or are close to Gilbert, Arizona you have! If not, you’re definitely missing out because they are the best sugar cookie, ever! Swig got its start in 2010 in St. George, Utah when Nicole Tanner and her husband decided to open a drive-by drink shop. Since that very first shop they have opened 16 more Swig drive-by’s (wish they would open one in Southern California). You may be saying to yourself at this point, so what, it’s just cookies and drinks. Their cookies are…

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    10 Fall Recipes You Should Be Eating

    Fall is here!  Daylight hours are getting shorter and the evening air is crisper.  The sunsets, the incredible sunsets this time of year!  Get those chunky cable knit sweaters out of hiding because Fall is upon us!  Brittle brown leaves falling from the trees that crunch when stepped on.  These are just of few of my favorite things. I find myself grabbing a hot cup of coffee and sitting by the fire reading my cookbooks like they are novels.  Do you ever do that? I get my brightly colored post it’s out and mark all the fall recipes that I intend to make for my family.  I probably actually make…

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    Apple Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops

    Pork Chops and Apple Sauce, not quite, but I do love saying that alla “Peter Brady” There is something to be said about the delicious combination of pork and apples.  Especially when using thick cut boneless pork chops, apples, Gouda cheese, and bacon.  Yes, I said bacon! I like this meal because it’s fancy enough to serve to guests, yet easy enough for a week night meal.   4.0 from 1 reviews Print Apple Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops Author: Its All About The Yummy   Ingredients 4 pork boneless chops (thick enough to cut a pocket through the side of each chop) 1 small onion, chopped finely 2 cloves…

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    Jenn’s Chicken Sandwich!

    If you read my post last Tuesday then you know I am totally obsessed with the Jenn’s Chicken Sandwich I got at Wahlburgers.  It was so delicious, the very next day I had it at the restaurant I decided to recreated it at home. And if I do say so myself, it came out pretty darn good! The hardest part of making Jenn’s chicken sandwich is the honey-garlic mayo. Do you want to know why it’s so hard?  You have to wait 45 minutes for the garlic to roast in the oven!!!  That’s it! The good news?  Once it’s made you can use it on all sorts of things, besides…

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    Wahlburgers, West Hollywood

    I was driving down Sunset Blvd. with some friends on a sunny afternoon looking for a restaurant to go grab an early lunch.  There is definitely not a lack of restaurants or types of cuisine along that strip in West Hollywood, but nothing we passed sounded good.  Until I came upon the corner of Sunset Blvd. and Sunset Plaza Drive. That was it we had found our lunch spot! Wahlburgers! We arrived just as they were opening so we had the restaurant to ourselves for a few minutes.  It’s really cute inside.  It felt very comfortable to be there. I thought it was adorable that they have Paul, Donnie and…

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    Avocado Hummus

    It’s avacado season here in Southern California! And I’m taking advantage of it and making it my mission to eat as many avocados as I can. I’ve decided to combine my favorite snack, hummus with my favorite fruit (more specifically a berry), avocado!  It is truly a match made in heaven.  The creaminess of the 2 blended together make the perfect good for you snack. Avocados are very interesting.  Did you know they have more potassuim in them than a banana? They are also one of the few high protein fruits.  And last but not least, you can swap avocados for butter in your baked goods recipes. Back to the…

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    Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

    Nothings says I love you like a plate of chocolate dipped strawberries! They’re decadent, luscious, and they are the perfect sweet treat.  I love everything about them. Biting through the delicious chocolate to get to that delightful sweet strawberry inside.  They make an excellent gift for anyone who loves chocolate and nothing is better than a homemade gift to show someone you care. I recently took a cooking class to learn how to properly dip strawberries. Here is what they taught me… If you follow these very simple steps it is a cinch to make chocolate dipped strawberries look like you bought them from an expensive chocolatier. Wash your strawberries…

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    Confetti Macaroni Salad

    Something that people don’t really know about me is that I don’t like mayonnaise!  I actually detest it! But surprisingly enough, I LOVE it in this confetti macaroni salad! My dislike of mayonnaise was so bad as a child that my mom would recreate recipes for me if the recipe needed mayo just to make sure that I would eat.  Like macaroni salad, she would make me a separate dish of pasta salad. I’m so grateful to my Mom, because I know most of my friends growing up had to just eat what their parents gave them. If they didn’t like it, they didn’t eat. As I’ve gotten older, my…

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    It’s Fiesta Time!

      Some of these posts are sponsored posts. In honor of Cinco de Mayo I thought I would do a round up of a few of my favorite Mexican dishes I have made over the years.  They are easy to make and they taste delicious.  So go ahead and pick one or a few to make your Cinco de Mayo a fiesta! Breakfast Let’s start with these Sunny Side Up Mexican Eggs.  Are you tired of the same old eggs for breakfast? These eggs will add the pizzazz you’re looking for to start your morning off right! Breakfast Tacos are so simple yet so quick and delicious! Main Course No…