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Soy Balsamic Slow Cooker Chicken
Soy Balsamic Slow Cooker Chicken

The ingredients must have come to me in my sleep. The more I use my slow cooker, the more I love it.

Cedar Planked Salmon with Cayenne Lime Butter

Cedar Planked Salmon with Cayenne Lime Butter

This salmon is so delicious on it's own. I decided to cedar plank the salmon on the grill, and drizzle it with some cayenne lime butter.

Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Tacos
Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Tacos

After having a bite of the Chipotle Chicken Tacos my coworker brought for lunch a couple of weeks ago, this was my dinner two days later.

Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwich
Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwich

If you know me you know I am a sucker for avocado and chipotle. I used a rotisserie chicken so it's super easy to make.

Egg, Prosciutto & Tomato Muffins
Sriracha Meatballs

I'm a big fan of savory muffins. These are pretty much mini omelettes in a cup. They are perfect for weekend brunch, and even better to make ahead for the week and then pop them in the microwave.

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Thursday
Apr172014

Cajun Chicken Sandwiches

Cajun Chicken Sandwiches

If quick, easy and flavorful is your thing, then you have to make these Cajun Chicken Sandwiches. They took less than 30 minutes to throw together from start to finish...and possibly to being in your bellies. That makes them the perfect weeknight dinner at our house. And as always, they make tasty leftovers which we're always looking for. The key to these sandwiches is using a tasty Cajun seasoning, I use Louisiana Cajun Seasoning and it does not disappoint.

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Sunday
Nov032013

Spicy Chicken Sausage, Butternut Squash & Kale Stew

Chicken Sausage, Butternut Squash & Kale Stew

I really didn't know what to call this soup...or stew.

I started out with the idea of a Butternut Squash Minestrone, then quickly realized I used all my chicken broth up with this Butternut Squash Risotto and did not have any elbow macaroni. So to the pantry I went!

Luckily I had a ginormous squash for the risotto, so there was plenty of that left. I used crushed tomatoes, milk and half and half to result in a delicious, creamy stew broth. Add in potatoes, butternut squash, spicy chicken sausage and kale and you have a soup that's as colorful as fall foliage and is bursting with flavor. 

One other result, you fight over who gets to bring the leftovers for lunch. Luckily, I dominate at thumb wars.

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Saturday
Oct052013

Philly Cheesesteak

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When it comes to the Pat's vs. Geno's debate, I'm on Team Pat all the way...whiz with onions. When I'm 2,800 miles away from Philadelphia, I'm on team Kiss My Whisk. Thanks to Cooks Illustrated, I've found a darn good make at home option. All it's missing is the whiz, but I can definitely solve that next time!

The trick?

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Tuesday
Sep242013

Grilled Salmon Panzanella

I just got back from a whirlwind trip to the East Coast, and it started a little something like this. I arrive at the airport last Tuesday night to take the redeye to Charlotte and the following conversation happens.

'Mam, the computer is not working and I cannot check in' - Me


'Hmm, that's odd, what is your name?' - Lady at the Airline Desk

 I provide her my name, she can't find it.

'I have my confirmation number' - Me

I proceed to give her my confirmation number

'Your flight is on the 18th' - Lady at the Airline Desk

'Yes, the 18th, that's it, for some reason I can't pull it up' - Me

'The 18th is tomorrow' - Lady at the Airline Desk

I put my head down, walk away and Mr. KMW comes back to pick me up and I tried again the next night...thankfully with success the second time around.

After that little hiccup, I arrived in the Carolinas, met my new nephew and let my niece show off what a loving big sister she is, 

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had an early birthday dinner to celebrate my Dad's 60th (sorry no pictures),

and then headed up to NJ to surprise my best friend for her 30th birthday, whose due next month...doesn't she look fantastic?

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We had a pretty relaxing weekend with good food, massages and bagels. I refuse to make a trip back to NJ without eating a bagel. 

I arrived back to Seattle Sunday in time to pretend it is still summer, and make Grilled Salmon Panzanella.

Grilled Salmon Panzanella Salad

Meanwhile,

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Sunday
Sep082013

Peach, Pancetta & Brie Panini

Peach, Pancetta & Bri Panini

I am hanging onto Summer with this one. The peaches have just been so darn good and I just can't seem to get enough of them. Although, maybe I'm just a sucker for fresh, juicy fruit...because I was singing the same song with Strawberries this year.

Then pressed between bread with salty pancetta and creamy brie...well, we have a winner here folks! 

Once the peaches run dry, I'll happily transition to fall with my Apple, Cheddar and Red Onion Panini. I'm starting to think I'll like anything that involves fruit on bread with cheese.

One tip, if

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