MSG: Get the facts on monosodium glutamate

Michelle answers your biggest questions about MSG

This blog post is sponsored by Ajinomoto. Written 100% by me. My family and I have been enjoying MSG in our food for years. From our favorite ranch dressing to chicken noodle soup. I’m excited to be partnering with Ajinomoto, manufacturer of MSG, to bring...
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Roasted Christmas Beef Tenderloin with Creamy Horseradish Sauce

This recipe of mine is the most requested by friends and family.

This recipe of mine is the most requested by friends and family. I have been preparing this roasted beef tenderloin recipe for many years, perfecting it during my stint as a private chef. My mother-in-law began the beef tenderloin Christmas tradition, and I’ve been...
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Crispy Roasted Red Potato Slices

A perfect side for your holiday meal

My Dad was a grilling enthusiast and frequently made a foil-pouch version of this simple potato recipe. But with butter, naturally. As a kid, I thought it was the most amazing side dish on the planet. Fast forward a few decades, and now I...
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Best Turkey Gravy

This two-step gravy is well worth the effort, I promise.

This two-step gravy is well worth the effort, I promise. I recommend preparing the broth one or two days before Thanksgiving. It holds great in the refrigerator. You can make ahead the gravy, too. Best Turkey Gravy Step 1: Flavorful turkey broth/base for the turkey...
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Traditional Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe with Sausage

Fresh herbs add flavor and aroma to make this Thanksgiving stuffing recipe extra special

This Thanksgiving stuffing recipe is very close to my husband’s mom recipe, plus I add fresh herbs to add flavor and aroma to make it extra special. Traditional Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe with Sausage Cooking oil spray 12 cups Italian bread cubed into 1/2-inch pieces 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive...
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Crispy Shallots

Elevate your green bean casserole with Crispy Shallots

Elevate your green bean casserole with my crispy shallots! Crispy Shallots 3 medium shallots, very thinly sliced (use a mandolin if you have one) 10 ounces canola oil Salt Place the shallots in a small saucepan and cover with the oil. Turn the heat on high until the shallots bubble...
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Easy Halloween Deviled Eggs with Avocado and Lime

Delight party guests with these ghoulishly green deviled eggs

I have prepared deviled eggs for all sorts of parties, changing up the flavors and appearance depending on the event theme, and people go crazy for them. In this recipe, ripe avocado replaces most of the mayonnaise to color the eggs ghoulishly green. Lime,...
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Jackfruit BBQ

If you eat mostly vegan or vegetarian and find yourself jonesing for the taste of pulled pork, you are in luck.

If you eat mostly vegan or vegetarian and find yourself jonesing for the taste of pulled pork, you are in luck. With jackfruit BBQ, you get the sauciness and meatiness you crave but without the saturated fat and cholesterol. Unfortunately, it’s low in protein...
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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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