Crispy Avocado Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Relish

Crispy Avocado Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Relish from

When I visited Plano, Texas last month on business, I went out to lunch at the Taco Diner Plano Legacy. I had a taco sampler plate and opted for a combination of Puerco Al Pastor tacos and vegetarian Crispy Fried Avocado tacos. Some of the grilled pineapple from my Al Pastor tacos fell onto my…

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Build Your Own Milkshake Bar

Build Your Own Milkshake Bar on

Can you think of a better way to kick off summer than a Build Your Own Milkshake Bar? Make everyone smile for miles with this crowd-pleasing dessert idea. This is a guest post I wrote for Blendtec Blenders. This is NOT a sponsored post, but I did receive a Blendtec Blender for review.   We…

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Grilled Pineappple Relish

Grilled Pineapple Relish goes with pork, fish, chicken, and beef!

You know what’s awesome? This stuff is. I’m a big fan of fruit relishes and salsas as a fast way to add big flavour to grilled fish, chicken, pork, beef, and vegetarian main dishes. It is a salty/sweet juggernaut of deliciousness in one little fast and furious side dish. Pineapple relish or salsa by itself…

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Bagel Burgers with Dill Pickle Cream Cheese

Bagel Burgers with Dill Pickle Cream Cheese #burgerweek

Bagel Burgers with Dill Pickle Cream Cheese are just one of those things that had to happen eventually. McDonald’s in France (or Mac-Do, as they were called when I was living there) has been serving burgers on bagels for years, but I thought it was time for bagels, burgers, cream cheese, and pickles all to…

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Playing games in good taste: FarmVille to Table

Strawberry Freezer Jam with Balsamic and Thyme from #FV2Table #FarmvilleCookbook #ad

Are you a fan of FarmVille? Boy do I have some fun news for you! What do you call it when the game making powerhouse Zynga decides to release a game chock full of recipes featuring the bounty of summer harvested, fresh, home-cooked foods? Well, first you call it delicious and fun! Then you call…

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Carnival Black Bean and Shrimp Puff Pastry Cups

Carnival Black Bean and Shrimp Puff Pastry Cups from #WorldCup

The World Cup is about to start in Brazil. Are you looking for a Brazilian influenced light dish or appetizer to pass at a World Cup party? I have just the thing for you; Carnival Black Bean and Shrimp Puff Pastry Cups will fill you up without weighing you down. These tender, flaky puff pastry…

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Lemon Pepper Grilled Zucchini

Lemon Pepper Grilled Zucchini. Simple summer side dish that knocks your socks off.

Simple side dishes that knock your socks off are as easy as 1-2-3 in the warmer months when fresh produce is abundant. This Lemon Pepper Grilled Zucchini is as wonderful and fast as it gets and makes use of a corner of the grill while you’re cooking burgers, chicken, fish, or other goodies. Over and…

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Honey Mustard Pulled Pork Sliders

Honey Mustard Pulled Pork Sliders. Now that's a sandwich!

Can you think of something that would be more fun and crowd-pleasing for Memorial Day than a giant platter of Honey Mustard Pulled Pork Sliders on pretzel buns? I surely can’t! Tender, juicy, tangy, sweet, ever-so-slightly spicy pulled pork on a pretzel roll with a bed of young lettuce and some thinly sliced sweet onions….

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Make your Own Frozen Patties for Grilling Hamburgers

Make Your Own Frozen Patties for Grilling Hamburgers. #Lifehack

There’s no denying the convenience of frozen patties for grilling hamburgers, but they’re often made of sub-par meat or have questionable additives. Solve the problem by using home-ground beef or ground beef from a butcher or a store you trust and make your OWN frozen patties for grilling hamburgers! Bonus: You can take advantage of…

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Nicoise Tuna Sandwich Recipe

Nicoise Tuna Sandwich Recipe olives, peppers, albacore tuna, hardboiled eggs, albacore tuna, baguette.

This tuna sandwich recipe isn’t your average tuna salad slapped between two slices of Wonder bread. A crusty baguette hollowed out and filled with albacore tuna, hard boiled eggs, briny niçoise olives, anchovy fillets, whisper thin bell pepper slices, pickled onions, and a drizzle of oil make a tuna sandwich recipe worthy of the French…

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