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Mom’s Perfect Pork Chops

Pan-fried pork chops on the stovetop are so quick and easy! Use a homemade dry rub to really bring out the flavor of the chops. Sometimes the best food is really the simplest. We experiment frequently with different ways of preparing pork chops, but the way we have pork chops most regularly is with a […]

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Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e pepe is the most divine pasta dish made with simple, high quality ingredients. Tender noodles tossed in a two-cheese blend and a hint of cream ensure luscious forkfuls. Freshly cracked black pepper adds tiny spicy bursts of flavor with each bite. Making a great Italian pasta dish doesn’t need to be complicated. Cacio […]

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Easy Avocado and Black Bean Quesadillas

Creamy avocados and savory black beans are a great match. Load them onto a quesadillas, add a mix of cheeses, and dinner is served in minutes! This is such an easy and kid-friendly weeknight dinner. The tortilla is one of my favorite culinary blank slates. The question isn’t what you CAN put in there. The […]

Gluten Free

Salmon Avocado Poke Bowl

Hawaiian poke is a rice bowl topped with fresh fish and lots of fun toppings, like avocado! A super simple, light meal. Look for sushi-grade salmon when shopping. The first time I ever ate raw fish was when I was about ten or eleven years old. I was at a Japanese buffet, and my mother told […]

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Beef and Broccoli Ramen Stir Fry

A Chinese takeout favorite—beef with broccoli—cooked with ramen noodles means this is one completely filling meal. And it’s on the table in less than 30 minutes! This easy stir fry is a one-pot dinner twist on the classic Chinese takeout beef and broccoli dish. I like to add ramen noodles, along with a homemade savory […]

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Stovetop Double-Stack Cheeseburgers

Want a great burger cooked on the stovetop? These double-stacked cheeseburgers are what your cravings desire: thin, tender patties, melty cheese, and a generous amount of secret sauce. Don’t forget a napkin! In the summertime, I like nothing more than grilling some burgers outside with friends and family, but you shouldn’t have to wait for […]

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Chorizo and Egg Breakfast Tacos

Tacos for breakfast? Yes, please! These tacos combine chorizo and scrambled eggs with all your favorite taco toppings—avocado, tomato, and cheese. It’s a great way to feed a crowd in the morning. The first time I ate a breakfast taco, it was one of those “Why didn’t I think of this before?” moments. It’s everything […]

Sandwich and Wraps

Crispy Sweet Potato Pancake Lettuce Wraps

These Vietnamese sweet potato pancakes are an excellent snack or appetizer served in lettuce wraps. Double the recipe and make it a meal! Made from grated sweet potatoes and carrots, they’re a versatile dish for any time of day. Among the classic Hanoi dishes are deep-fried sweet potato and shrimp fritters. Called bánh tôm, they’re […]