A Healthier Version of Egg Salad

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I have always loved egg salad. I used to go in and request it at Jason’s Deli even though it wasn’t on the menu and they would sometimes make it for me, depending on the location. Eggs and I have had a rocky relationship in the past, and I realized after learning more about eating […]

Mushroom Crack AKA Russian Mushroom Julienne

Mushroom Julienne at The Russian House

A while back, as we were studying about Russian in our chronological journey through history, I decided to research Russian restaurants in the Austin area. I remembered going to a place where we got some fantastic brine pickles and bought a beautiful book on Russian cuisine right after we first moved back to this area in 2007, but […]

Chipotle-Sesame Beef Tacos with Cotija, Avocado and Cilantro

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post and I’m proud to be working with the Beef Checkoff. I would have shared this recipe with you regardless, so the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is a perfect partner (since I already use Beef at home every week). Also, you need to know, that although they did provide me […]

Texas Style Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus

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Earlier in 2013, I participated in Carbonell Olive Oil’s #DareToCarbonell campaign with a full meal worth of Spanish recipes using all three of their three distinctive flavors of Spanish olive oil – number one in Spain since 1866, and sold in more than 50 countries. They loved my little video and photos and asked me […]

Taste of Spain – Easy Dinner Recipes for Entertaining

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I’m participating in Carbonell Olive Oil’s #DareToCarbonell campaign – highlighting their three distinctive flavors of Spanish olive oil – number one in Spain since 1866, and sold in more than 50 countries. I used all three versions of oils in these recipes, and although I didn’t use the correct ones for the correct things in […]

Tacos and Creamy Guacamole

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Everyone loves taco night. Especially in my family. We’ve been making tacos for twenty years of our married life… and we’ve used McCormick Taco Seasoning for almost every beefy plate-full. I figured most everyone was doing the same thing, so I never thought about sharing my “recipe” for tacos. But who knows… maybe there’s someone […]

Why You Should – and How You Can – Make Home Made Chicken Broth

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Who doesn’t want to come up with easy ways to save money, be thrifty, eat less preservatives and chemicals, and make foods that taste better? This one single kitchen tip can do all of those things and more. What’s my secret thrifty, tasty tip? Making your own chicken broth! {Hey, you cheated, you looked at […]