NATIONAL HAMBURGER MONTH

National Hamburger Month in May kicks off some of the busiest grilling and barbecuing season of the year. Americans love their burgers and restaurants dedicated to making them just right have been in business for generations. Even those who refrain from red meat don’t let hesitate to find a way to enjoy a juicy burger. …
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Apr 19 NATIONAL GARLIC DAY

Each year on April 19th, National Garlic Day celebrates a vegetable also known as the stinking rose. The fragrant and potent root has been seasoning dishes for thousands of years.  This stinking rose is a member of the lily family. This family also includes onions, leeks, and shallots. While garlic originated in Asia over 7,000 …
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Brown Butter Garlic Parmesean Mushrooms

These are insanely popular at our table. People who swear they don’t eat mushrooms eat these. These warm butter treats can be served as a snack or a side dish. The only complaint I’ve ever had is there are never enough and I usually make a double batch. See recipe below. Ingredients 1 lb whole …
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NATIONAL SPICY GUACAMOLE DAY

National Spicy Guacamole Day brings together some fresh flavors on November 14th. Call your friends, get the chips ready, and celebrate with a bowl of spicy guacamole dip. Originating with the Aztecs in Mexico, guacamole is an avocado-based sauce. It’s become popular in American cuisine as a dip, condiment, and salad ingredient.  Guacamole is made …
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NATIONAL QUESADILLA DAY – September 25

National Quesadilla Day on September 25th encourages us to pull a chair up to the table and eat some authentic Mexican food. While it’s not a sandwich or a taco, the quesadilla satisfies snack cravings while also completing a meal. Typically made with a corn tortilla and filled with cheese, we heat quesadillas until the …
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NATIONAL GUACAMOLE DAY – September 16

National Guacamole Day on September 16 brings fresh flavors together for the perfect celebration. Avocados shine as the star of this dip! Lime juice, tomatoes, onion, and seasonings make guacamole a guilt-free addition to any snack or meal. Since avocados fall under the superfood category, feel free to indulge. Packed full of good fats and …
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Spinach Artichoke Crusted Salmon

Fish Fridays can be a challenge, especially when you dont like most fish. I started with a Pintrest pin for inspiration, used some of its elements then turned it on its head to make what we like to eat. 5 Salmon filets 5 Salmon filets 3 Tbsp lime juice 1 cup italian bread crumbs 1 …
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Shrimp, Mushroom Pasta

8 oz white mushrooms 12 oz bag frozen cooked, peeled deveined shrimp 1 pint grape tomatoes 2 Tbsp minced garlic divided 1 Tbsp minced purple onion 2 Tbsp lime juice 1 tbsp Olive oil 1/8 cup Blue cheese crumbles 1/4 cup Feta cheese crumbles 4 oz deli spinach artichoke dip 3 tbsp finely chopped sharp …
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Oven Roasted Squash

3 Zucchini 2 Yellow Squash Olive oil Butter Salt Peper Clean squash well Cut in half lengthwise Slice into 1/3 inch thick slices Cover baking sheet with aluminum foil or nonstick baking mat.  I like foil option so you just throw it away. Toss slices with butter and olive oil Season to taste Cover with …
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Creamy Sausage Tortellini

January invites plenty of opportunities for want of a warm cozy dinner. This warming meal hits the spot as a comfort food you’ll want the whole year through. Makes a great freezer meal too. Ingredients 1 small onion3 tbsp minced garlic divided1 c sour cream1 8oz pkg cream cheese2 12oz pkg smokey links1 10 oz …
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