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Ingredient: Red Onion, Thinly Sliced

Three Bean Salad

They say three’s a crowd, but it’s a winning number in my Three Bean Salad! This colorful concoction of beans soaked in a tangy, subtly sweet marinade will be an awesome potluck addition or an amazing side for any meal.   Marinades are magic makers. They can turn a tough-as-leather steak into a tender, flavorful feast or a dry chicken breast into a juicy sandwich centerpiece. Heck, they can even elevate something as bland as tofu into a savory substitute for that steak. Guess what else they’re good for? Salads! No, not a big green monster of a salad,...

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Crack Chicken

This super simple Crack Chicken recipe is cooked in the crock pot and makes the most amazing, creamy, flavorful chicken filling for hearty sandwiches.  I honestly can’t believe that I haven’t gotten around to sharing this recipe yet. It’s one of my absolute favorite dinner dishes. It graces my kitchen table three weeks out of five. My family can’t get enough of this crockpot crack chicken. When I serve it, there’s no arguing or complaining or fighting about who wanted what for dinner. Everyone looks forward to it. And I think everyone needs one of those recipes – a...

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Southwest Salad

This is a delicious, I mean, really delicious salad.  It’s made from very simple, humble ingredients that are all easily accessible. Who doesn’t love that? Nothing too expensive or exotic that you have to run all over town hunting for.  A few simple ingredients that come together in a really delicious way. This is the first salad that I ever made that had my kids licking their plates and asking for seconds.  Yes, you heard me correctly, they asked for seconds of salad.  Now, that made me one happy mommy!  Veggies in my kids bellies….that they liked….that they requested!?!  Serious, WOW...

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Grilled Cumin Chicken Stuffed Pita Bread

This grilled chicken sandwich was probably this summers favorite new recipes. I can’t tell you how many times we enjoyed this. The whole family thought this one really rocked and it was easy to prepare! I adapted the recipe from the Dean and Deluca Cookbook. The chicken is marinaded in an olive oil spice paste which gives it tons of great flavor. It’s served with a tahini yogurt sauce that  is the perfect accompaniment. This combo is also wonderful served over brown rice with some sauteed or roasted veggies like red onion and broccoli. It’s like a Middle Eastern...

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