Chicken and Sausage Paella Recipe

This chicken and sausage paella is a great dish.  My mother taught me how to make this.

Chicken & Sausage Paella

It is a little more time intensive than my usual weeknight dinners, but it certainly takes less time than cooking three of my usual dinners! This recipe makes enough for three dinners for my husband and me.  I like to make this paella Sunday evening and then have the leftovers for dinner on Monday and Tuesday. I even think that it tastes better after the first day!

Chicken & Sausage Paella

You don’t need a special paella pan to make this.  I don’t have one.  I just used a large skillet with a lid. Continue reading

Recipe: Sweet and Sour Chicken and Vegetables

I am sharing a recipe today, but if you are looking for more Christmas ornaments, don’t worry.  I’ll be back with more ornaments next week.  In the meantime, if you are looking for ornament ideas, check out my salt dough snowflake ornaments, my clothespin reindeer ornaments, and my twine ball ornaments.

Jaime and I have been trying to eat more vegetables lately and this sweet and sour chicken and vegetables is a tasty way to do so.

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Recipe: Baked Halibut with Cheese Sauce and Wilted Arugula

This has been one of my family’s favorite recipes for years.  We usually have halibut with cheese sauce on a bed of wilted spinach, but since we had some arugula in the fridge that was nearing its expiration date I used arugula in place of the spinach.  For this recipe, I prefer spinach, which has a mellower taste than arugula.

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Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon (Recipe) with Corn and Naan

Jaime and I have been trying to avoid using the oven this summer as it further heats up the house, which is already toasty enough due to the South Carolina summer heat.  As a result we have been trying to use the grill as much as possible.  Cedar plank grilled salmon has become one of our go-to recipes for a quick meal.  It requires a bit of advanced planning as the plank requires soaking, but on nights that we don’t have time to soak the plank, we just skip the plank and put the salmon on a grill pan.  Add grilled corn, grilled naan, and a salad and this is an easy weeknight meal that doesn’t require turning on the oven.

Cedar Plank Salmon

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Chilled Cucumber and Zucchini Soup (Recipe)

This cucumber and zucchini soup makes a great summer appetizer or even a main course.  I like it best chilled, but it can also be served warm.  Jaime and I made this soup for our summer party and served it in parfait glasses with a Sun Chip, sour cream, and dill garnish.  The chips and sour cream add a nice salty crunchiness and creaminess to the soup respectively.

Cucumber Zucchini Soup

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