Category Dinner

Fall Pork Chops with Baked Apples 


1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil

1 1/2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

2 tsp. maple syrup

2 tsp. whole-grain mustard (Maille)

Kosher salt

Ground black pepper

1 small red onion, halved and sliced 

2 sweet-tart apples (such as Honeycrisp or Pink Lady), cored and cut into 8 wedges each

4 (1″-thick) boneless pork chops (about 1½ lb. total)

4 sprigs fresh rosemary


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Roasted Salmon with Soy Marmalade Glaze

I make these salmon fillets all at once on Sunday and enjoy them for lunch or dinner throughout the week. They are light, healthy, and taste great if you want to reheat them. Enjoy them over cauliflower rice, mashed potatoes, or a bed of lettuce.

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Italian Sausage Soup

Our neighbors brought over a bowl of this soup and my husband loved it. He asked if I could get the recipe and make it for him. I took the Cloud’s recipe and added a little flare of my own. If you don’t make this soup, I at least suggest you visit a Claro’s Italian Market if you live in Southern California. Or swing by The Corner Butcher Shop in La Verne for their specialty sausages. http://store.claros...Read More

Lime Chicken Tacos

I was looking for a simple flavorful chicken for soft tacos and I found it in this dish. I found this recipe on Alllrecipes website and it has 4.5 stars with 1,586 reviews. “A lime chicken filling with vinegar, sugar, green onion, oregano and light seasoning makes these soft tacos citrusy-good and super easy to make!” You can use the chicken to make tacos, burritos, nachos, chicken salad, or lettuce wraps.
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Smash Burger

While we were taking a road trip cross country, we stumbled upon this burger joint in Colorado Springs, Colorado. As I watched my husband take a bite and saw his eyes roll into the back of his head, I just knew he was a fan. This was back in 2012. There were no Smash Burgers in California that we were aware of. When we got home we did realize they had one in San Diego...

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Fish Tacos


Looking for a simple, light, and easy fish taco recipe? Here it is! Use your favorite white fish, marinade a day ahead or just before you cook it, and serve with the delicious cabbage salad.
Fish Ingredients:
1 pound flaky white fish fillets, such as haddock, halibut or cod (I used Cod)
1 lime, zested and juiced
1/2 teaspoon pimento or paprika
2 cloves garlic, smashed
1/4 cup canola, ...
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Quinoa Vegetarian Chili

Chili is always made with meat. My husband even walked over and told me that the only thing wrong with the chili was that it was missing ground beef. When I made him take a bite he took back what he said. He dove in for another bite and then kept grabbing tortilla chips and dipping them in my bowl of chili after he ate his hamburger. He will now be having his own Chili Size tonight...

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Opah Fish with Peach-Avocado Salsa

You can really use this salsa on top of any white fish. Try Halibut, Swordfish, or Red Snapper if you can’t find Opah.
(Serves 2)
1 lb. Hawaiian Opah or any Opah (2 fillets)
Extra virgin olive oil
Coarse salt or Kosher salt and pepper 
1 Peach, mango or Papaya, pitted, peeled, and diced
1 small tomato, peeled, seeds removed, and diced

1 small tangerine or orange, peel and seeds removed, and...
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Shrimp Stir-Fry Lettuce Wraps


6 large 4-Bite Shrimp or Large prawns, cooked or raw
Butter Lettuce
Radicchio, Italian chicory leaf vegetable, finely chopped
1 whole Red Bell Pepper, diced
½ cup Cilantro, remove stems
1 tablespoon of jalapeno, remove seeds for less spice
1 garlic clove, minced
1/3 cup green onions, chives, diced
½ cup red onion, diced
½ cup cremini or shiitake mushro...
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Texas Pot Roast

Who doesn’t like slow cooking a pot roast for 10 hours and enjoying the roast just falling to pieces because of its tenderness? This pot roast is a perfect combination if you like beef and you like spicy. Put it on top of mashed potatoes or enjoy it like a roast beef dip on a nice french roll.
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