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

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Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

Looking for a last minute dessert for New Year’s Eve? These cute mini cherry cheesecakes are quick and tasty! I think these would be a good dessert for receptions and parties because they are bite size.

Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

I was inspired by Bakerella’s Super Easy Mini Cherry Cheesecakes, but added a simple crust since the wafers were larger than the bottoms of my muffin cups.

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Guest Post: It’s Cookie Time! (Part 2)

There is still time to make cookies before Christmas! I am thrilled to have my friend Nichelle back for a second guest post today.  This is the second of two flour free recipes that she is sharing.  If you missed her peppermint and chocolate meringues yesterday, you can check them out here.  

As a host, I feel it is important for a guest to have options.  Even if that guest has a gluten allergy and is coming to a cookie party.  So, after making minty meringues, I decided to go with an old faithful: crispy rice treats (with a little twist).  What’s the twist you ask?  Two words: Brown Butter.

Cookies!How’s that you ask?  Here’s how.

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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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