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Grilled Cornish Hens

Cornish hens are one of my favorite things to cook. This recipe is really simple and the rub is great for a grilled poultry. 

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Grilled Cornish Hens
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BlaVaMato Salad

Blavamato means black beans, avacado, and tomato. Really fresh and tasty salad. 

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BlaVaMato Salad
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Baby Back Ribs

I love baby back ribs. These are a winner every time I make them. Super easy rub and super tasty.

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Baby Back Ribs
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Smothered Chicken

The ultimate comfort food and one of my favorite dishes to make.

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Smothered Chicken
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Sriracha Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are my favorite thing to eat. Anyone that knows me knows that my obsession with wings is serious. National chicken wing day even falls on my birthday July 29th. Wings and me were meant to be! 

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Sriracha Chicken Wings
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Rustic Baked Chicken Stew

When I was a kid my mom would throw a bunch of fresh ingredients in her clay pot and let it bake for hours. No matter what she would bake whether it was beans, stews, or a casserole it was always a show stopping meal. So I decided to make a clay pot mosh pit of my own. 

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Rustic Baked Chicken Stew
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Fried Lobster Pasta

This pasta dish is so great because it has all the flavors and textures that makeup a great meal. The vodka sauce pairs perfectly with the lobster and the fried lobster bites bring the crunch that takes this pasta dish to another level. Enjoy!

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Fried Lobster Pasta
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Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

Anyone who knows me knows that my absolute, favorite food to eat is chicken wings. I never get bored of them because there are so many great ways they can be prepared. Here, I made them how my mom cooks them: Oven fried! Of course I put my own spin on them by adding a cheesy crunch that really sets these bad boys off! 

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Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings
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Loaded Turkey Burger Sliders

Like anyone, I love a good burger. But nothing takes the cake quite like the mini version: The slider! Here is my twist on an all-time American classic.

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Loaded Turkey Burger Sliders
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Caramel Apple Pie

I love pie - especially apple pie. And what could be better than an apple pie? Oh I don't know, maybe an apple pie infused with caramel? The combination of these two things reminds me of eating candied apples during the holidays, and now they meet in the form of a sweet and gooey treat! This is a guaranteed hit with pie lovers and casual foodies alike!

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Caramel Apple Pie
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Hot Garlic Shrimp and Corn

Today's recipe is a healthy and easy shrimp-corn combo. It's a light and healthy meal but still tasty and satisfying.

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Hot Garlic Shrimp and Corn
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Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich

Growing up, one of my absolute, favorite things to eat was a spicy chicken sandwich. I think it may have had something to do with my deep love for hot wings, and it was just like eating hot wings on a sandwich. Here, I added a few of my favorite things to jazz it up. 

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Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich
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Chicken Sausage Alfredo Pasta Bake

Pasta is one of my favorite foods. Pair that with a cheese sauce loaded with chicken and sausage and you've got an unbeatable dinner. 

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Chicken Sausage Alfredo Pasta Bake
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Jazz's Oyster Po' Boy

My sister Jazz threw down for lunch today! I was lucky enough to get an invite to eat these delicious oyster po'  boys. 

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Jazz's Oyster Po' Boy
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New Orleans Shrimp and Grits

My New Orleans roots were calling me. So, I had to make a batch of shrimp and grits Louisiana style. The culinary gods were singing my praises after this one. LOL. Enjoy!

 

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New Orleans Shrimp and Grits
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Linguine with Clams

One of my favorite pasta dishes is a linguine vongole. Whenever I taste that perfect white wine and clam broth it sets my soul on fire! I know it's against the traditional Italian way to use cheese with a seafood pasta but I couldn't help myself. 

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Linguine with Clams
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Spicy Salmon Tacos

Made a nice wild salmon taco today in honor of TACO TUESDAY! Any day that I can have an excuse to eat Mexican food is a good day to me. One of my favorite days of the week. 

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Spicy Salmon Tacos
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Roasted Garlic Wasabi Mashed Potatoes

I love a good fluffy mashed potato recipe. This one kicks the standard potato recipe up a notch with roasted garlic and wasabi! It's flavor packed!

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Roasted Garlic Wasabi Mashed Potatoes
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Brown Butter Lamb Chops

Today, I actually had everything in my fridge to make the perfect lamb chop! I love days like this. 

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Brown Butter Lamb Chops
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Tangerine Chicken Tenders

Growing up in New York City I can remember eating orange chicken a lot. Here's my take on a classic Chinese style dish with a twist. 

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Tangerine Chicken Tenders