Chicken with Peruvian chile sauce by Giada de Laurentiis

Recently for dinner I prepared this dish, from Giada de Laurentiis’s cookbook Weeknights with Giada. The sauce is admittedly unusual in terms of its composition, but tastes very good. I think I would try to make it spicier next time. The texture of the processed walnuts and the unique green-yellow color from the aji amarillo […]

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Roast pork with pineapple from Thai cookbook

Confession: I’m not a professional photographer or food blogger – so while I do have an affiliate link at the bottom of this post for the cookbook this recipe originated from, my iPhone pictures are all you guys are going to get. Yes, the quality of those are poor, but the food tastes awesome, I […]

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Kansas City BBQ chicken pizza from Pizza on the Grill

This post includes an affiliate link at the bottom and iPhone photos. Today’s post coincides with yesterday’s drunken shrimp pizza post as we cooked this pizza on the same night. Today’s post is the Kansas City BBQ Chicken pizza. This recipe comes from the Pizza on the Grill cookbook. This pizza came out perfectly, so […]

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Drunken shrimp pizza from Pizza on the Grill

This post includes an affiliate link at the bottom and iPhone photos. Today’s post is an incredibly flavorful “drunken” shrimp pizza. This recipe comes from the Pizza on the Grill cookbook. It was from Williams-Sonoma. I am not sure if the store still sells it or not. I made this pizza while at the beach […]

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Spicy grilled chicken satay from The Beach House Cookbook

Affiliate link at bottom of page and where title of cookbook is named. iPhone pics (yes one is blurry). This dish was yet another new dish I made for the first time while on vacation in October. The cookbook is The Beach House Cookbook by Barbara Scott-Goodman, which I got in a blog cookbook swap […]

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Thai barbecued chicken by Barbara Scott-Goodman

This post has affiliate links for the cookbook source (the name in text and the picture at the bottom). Sorry for the iPhone photos. This dish is another dish I made for the first time while on at the beach. While it was listed in the appetizer & finger foods section, we doubled this recipe […]

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Mango salsa from Simply Sarasota

This post has an affiliate link at the bottom for the cookbook source. This recipe is by a member of the Junior League of Sarasota. Sorry the picture is from my iPhone. This recipe is yet another that I made when I was at the beach for two weeks this past fall! It was a […]

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Mexican chicken from Simply Sarasota

This post has an affiliate link at the bottom for the cookbook source. This recipe is by a member of the Junior League of Sarasota. Sorry all pictures are from my iPhone. Mexican chickenYield 8 servings 8 (5-ounce) boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 (7-ounce) can of diced green chiles 4 ounced Monterey Jack cheese, cut […]

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Crab-stuffed endive from Simply Sarasota

This post has an affiliate link at the bottom for the cookbook source. This recipe is by a member of the Junior League of Sarasota. Sorry all pictures are from my iPhone. I really enjoyed using this cookbook while at the beach in October. I did end up using three other cookbooks, so you’ll see […]

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Chicken scaloppine with saffron cream sauce by Giada de Laurentiis

Chicken scaloppine with saffron cream sauce by Giada de Laurentiis4 to 6 servings 2 Tablespoons olive oil1 pound thin chicken cutlets (scaloppine)3/4 teaspoon salt, plus more for seasoning meat1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning meat2 shallots, sliced1 garlic clove1/2 cup dry white wine1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth1/4 teaspoon saffron threads1/2 […]

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