Chocolate Bacon Sugar Cookies

It had been a particularly hot day, as July days in Arizona typically are. I was living in Phoenix then. When it’s July in Phoenix, the last thing that anyone wants to do is anything that might generate heat (like breathing). Unless you’re me, that is, and you’ve gone mad…

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Easy Fried Rice with Eggs and Vegetables

Earlier this week, a girlfriend posted about her cooking experience for her first time making fried rice. She had followed a YouTube video for instruction and ingredients. I absolutely LOVE the thought of using videos for cooking instruction. I am thinking of doing that, so you can see my recipes…

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Lemongrass Chicken with Almonds

Occasionally, I get in a mood when I’m cooking. And by occasionally, I mean almost always. More often than not. That mood is curiosity (is that a mood?), and I start experimenting in the kitchen. Sometimes, it turns into a delicious meal that fills the house with my favorite smells….

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The Best Smoothie for Road Trips

Jump to recipe This post may contain affiliate links that help support my blog and home at no extra cost to you. For more information, see my disclosures. I am a frequent convention participant, whether it be as a staff member, exhibitor, or attendee. When you’re working a convention, it’s…

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Thai Tea

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to go to Thailand, mostly to visit, but also to teach English. There was a time in my life – a span of almost a decade – where I ate Pho 7-10 times each week. I honestly never felt healthier. The…

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Heirloom Tomato Salad with Sesame Oil

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Sesame oil

It was Valentine’s Day, and he was making dinner: Salmon with a Chardonnay cream sauce, and bacon wrapped artichoke hearts, and a last-minute decision for my signature heirloom tomato salad. We spent the first hour of our time together in the grocery store, romantically walking down the aisles, huge smiles…

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Easy Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

This recipe comes to us from my friend Colette, and I don’t know if she wrote it herself or it came from someone else, but it has quickly become a favorite around my house. They are perfect for last-minute guests and parties, because they are so easy and fast to…

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