12 Sep RECIPE: SHRIMP CURRY

Indian food is in my top favorite foods out there.  I just love the blend of colorful spices and the amazing flavors of the foods. Shrimp is one of my favorites, so pairing shrimp with curry is amazing!  This dish is so tasty, and is finished off with a nice coconut milk for an amazing flavor. Shrimp Curry Ingredients For the Shrimp Marinade 22-25 large...

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05 Sep RECIPE: VEGETABLE SAMOSAS

Samosas are a very popular Indian food appetizer that is fried or baked and filled with a potato based filling mixed with spices and are typically a triangular shape. I like the vegetable samosas, but they could also have meat.  They are typically served with chutneys like tamarind chutney, and mint corinader chutney. Vegetable Samosas Filling 3 med-large baking potatoes, peeled and cut into...

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29 Aug HOW TO: SCHOOL LUNCHES

With many kids going back to school, there are a lot of mom’s out there wondering what to pack for their kids to take for lunch. With a little imagination, you can pack a good variety of healthy lunches for your children, and they only take minutes to make. Bento box meals are becoming more and more popular, and they are so...

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22 Aug FYI: THE WEDGE SALAD – ZUPAS

The wedge salad is such a classic, and a crowd pleaser.  I made up a tray of mini wedge salads for a potluck the other day, and they were a lot of fun! The wedge salad doesn’t take a lot to make, you just need a these key ingredients: Iceberg lettuce cut in wedges Bacon Fresh tomatoes Blue Cheese or Gorgonzola Chopped hard boiled eggs Chopped red...

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15 Aug RECIPE: PASTA SALAD WITH GARDEN VEGGIES

With all of the fresh garden veggies popping up in the garden, there is no shortage of fresh in season tomatoes readily available. This dish uses so many fresh vegetables, and they are cut in large chunks to be able to enjoy every bit of them! {Fresh garden vegetable pasta salad} 1 1b package of fusili pasta, cooked 1 english cucumber, cut into chunks...

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08 Aug FYI: PEARS

Pears are such an amazing fruit, and if you are lucky they are in season in some parts of the country. The great thing about pears is that they so tasty fresh or baked! Here’s a few fun facts about pears: Pears are best picked when they are still firm, when the ripen on the tree they can become a little grainy so...

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25 Jul RECIPE: NECTARINE MOZZARELLA SALAD WITH BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE

Summer and salads go hand in hand for me.  I was at the market the other day, and they had nectarines on sale.  I bought several, and have been eating them like crazy ever since!  I have been eating them with everything, so I thought, why not on a salad.  They were amazing! {Nectarine Mozzarella Salad with Balsamic Vinagrette} Mixed Greens Fresh Mozzarella,...

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23 Jul DESTINATION: MRS CAVANAUGH’S CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Summer can be so much fun!  But, sometimes finding ways to entertain the kids day in and day out can be a bit of a challenge.  My family recently made a little trip to a real life chocolate factory, and the children were in heaven!  Mrs. Cavanaugh’s a local chocolate company has a factory in North Salt Lake City, Utah...

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11 Jul recipe: fresh tomato, mozzarella, artichoke, and olive salad

For me, summer is all about eating fresh!  I love to make delicious salads with fresh ingredients for lunch or dinner.   It helps keep the heat from the stove and oven out of my house on these hot summer days, and helps me to take advantage of all the amazing fresh foods available this time of year! Fresh Tomato, Mozzarella,...

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04 Jul recipe: panna cotta with fresh berries

Happy 4th of July!  We hope you are all enjoying celebrating with those you love!  I wanted to share a fun red, white, and blue dessert with you on a special day! Panna cotta in Italian means “cooked cream.”  This is such a simple dessert that includes cream, sugar, and vanilla simmered gently and thickened with gelatin, giving it a smooth...

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