California Avocado and Chicken Pad Thai

This is an easy pad thai recipe that is so simple and delicious and ready in 45 minutes from start to finish. As seen on Arizona Midday KPNX.

This all-in-one chicken pad Thai recipe will satisfy your pad Thai noodle craving while delivering plenty of protein and fresh produce. Fresh California Avocados are in peak season March through September, making this the perfect light dinner to enjoy during warmer months or any...
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Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, this classic Irish dish meets my slow cooker.

This is the easiest Corned Beef Cabbage recipe you’ll ever make! And it will probably be among the most delicious, too. Simple, whole-food ingredients add up to one delicious corned beef and cabbage meal you can make for St. Paddy’s Day in your slow cooker...
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Easy Mac and Cheese Recipe Kids Will Love

This post is sponsored by my friends at Beech-Nut, makers of delicious food for babies, made with simple ingredients. My girls — Scarlet and Stella — can be picky eaters. They poke at foods that wiggle, insist the crust of their sandwiches be removed and push green...
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Roasted Orange-Brined Chicken

When you see “1 orange” in the ingredient list of a recipe, your likely gut reaction is to just grab any orange, like Valencia or Navel. But there are other choices that you might not have considered. From extra-sweet Cara Caras to dark-pigmented Moro...
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Soy-Honey Alaska Cod with Sunkist® Lemon

  Disclosure: Sunkist and Alaska Seafood compensated me to create this recipe for an event. I just wanted to make sure you got to try it, so I posted it here for you. Alaska cod is an incredibly family friendly fish–mild and flaky, it easily takes...
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Grilled Mahimahi with Sautéed Sweet Onions, Tomatoes and Chile

Bring Back Flavors of Caribbean with Grilled Mahi-Mahi   Recently I vacationed in the Caribbean islands of Bahamas, Tortola and St. Thomas and immersed myself in the cuisine. The menus highlighted fresh seafood, including pan-fried red snapper smothered in Creole sauce, griddled lobster salad sandwich (which,...
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Curried Broccoli and Chickpea Sauté

While I love blasting broccoli in a 425-degree oven to concentrate flavors and crisp the edges, stovetop pan searing and braising adds a new dimension to broccoli while keeping the kitchen cooler during the summer heat. You can put this dish together in 30...
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Shamrock Farms® Cheesy Noodles with Peas and Carrots

Post sponsored by Shamrock Farms cottage cheese, written 100% by me. In the interest of eating fresher, cleaner, I created this new take on cheesy, creamy noodles—with cottage cheese. Think fettuccine Alfredo minus the food hangover. Shamrock Farms cottage cheese has been my favorite cottage...
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Swedish Turkey Meatballs with Greek Yogurt

Frozen turkey meatballs are a lifesaver for busy people who want to prepare delicious meals in minutes. These savory, leaner meatballs are a staple in my freezer since everyone in my family loves them. For the sauce, I use Greek yogurt to replace sour cream,...
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Oven-Fried Chicken Nuggets with Maple-Dijon Dip

Get all of the crunchy, savory deliciousness from chicken nuggets that your family loves, with the goodness of whole pieces of all-white chicken, not mystery meat. Oven-Fried Chicken Nuggets with Maple-Dijon Dip For the chicken: 1/2 cup whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs (or use regular panko bread crumbs) 2 teaspoons...
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