Tortilla Crusted Tilapia

Tortilla Crusted Tilapia from Costco in the frozen section or Albertson’s. Bake for 30 minutes for extra crispy fish. Swear it’s better than restaurant fish. Sooo good! Serve over cous cous, or with white rice, black beans, and corn tortillas to make fish tacos out of it.

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Herb & Lemon Chicken


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • garlic powder to taste
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cups marsala or white wine
  • 1/4 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup soy milk


  1. Place each chicken breast between two sheets of heavy ...
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Cauliflower Rice

– Olive oil – 1-2 tablespoons
– 1 head of cauliflower graded to look like rice (1st image) or use food processor
– 1 pack of mushrooms chopped (Portabella and/or crimini)
– 1/4 cup red onion diced
– 1 large egg
– 1 tablespoon diced garlic
– 1 bunch of leeks or kale finely chopped
– Salt & Pepper to taste
Prep & Cook:
Add olive oil and grated cauliflower over medium heat.
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Overnight French Toast Casserole

Overnight French Toast Casserole: Mother in Law’s Lovely Dish


1 – 2 loaves of French or Italian bread,
sliced into 1inch slices
8 large eggs
2 cups half & half
1 cup milk or instead of half & half + milk use: 3 cups Soy Milk with Vanilla 
2Tbs. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
~ tsp. cinnamon
~ tsp. nutmeg
Dash of salt
Praline Topping
2 sticks butter – softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
l cup pecans – chopped
2 tbs...

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Easy Grilled Salmon


– 4 salmon fillets
– 1/2 cup creamy horseradish
– 1 tablespoon capers
– 1/2 tsp. of fresh lemon juice
– Hitching Post Magic Dust


– Turn on BBQ to medium heat.

– lightly drizzle EVOO on salmon top and bottom.

– Sprinkle Magic Dust on both sides.

– Lay salmon fillets on large piece of foil and place on BBQ.

– Grill on each side for 4-5 minutes.

– Add creamy horseradish, capers, and lemon juic...

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Rice & Tuna

If I had to choose one last meal; it would be my famous Rice & Tuna. I started making this in high school. It’s cheap, easy to make, and delicious! Thank you to the Martinez family who taught me this delicious concoction.


1 can of Chicken of the Sea tuna in water (refrigerate overnight)
1/2 can of peas or defrosted frozen peas
1 cup of white rice
1/2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp...

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Jam-Packed Pastries

A take on traditional rugelach, these cookies can be made with countless combinations of jam and nuts – apricot and walnuts, strawberry and almonds, whatever’s in your cupboard. My Mother-in-Law and I made these with Raspberry jam and gave them to Neighbor’s along with other baked goods for Christmas platters.

Active time: 15 mins.
Total time: 55 mins
Servings: 20 pinwheels


2 tablespoons granulated sugar

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Neighbor Chick’s Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 50 minutes
Calories: 315 per bell pepper with beef, Less than 225 per bell pepper with turkey

  • 6 bell peppers, any color
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 4 Tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Tomato, diced or a can of ROTEL
  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 lb...
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Cranberry Orange Scones

I buy these cranberry orange scones by Immaculate Baking from SPROUTS. Bake for 20 minutes on 350. Add butter, honey, or jelly if you want. They taste perfect plain as well. One pack makes 8 scones.
Thank you Andrea Gosnell for introducing me to these fabulous scones! Great for Sunday brunch.

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Mimosa Sunday’s

                     Wiens Family Cellars Amour De L’Orange & fresh squeezed orange juice

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