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Left-over Nacho Migas

Our friends made the most amazing smoked pork nachos to munch on while watching the Seahawks game… it was so tasty, I’m amazed we had left overs. They were too delicious to toss so we wrapped up them in foil to make migas for breakfast. This was my first attempt and it turned out great. In fact, I will probably make too much nachos for now own just knowing we can have migas in the morning! Again, this is one of those recipes that...

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Bacon Egg Cups

Around the holidays, my sister Nikki was raving about the breakfast cups she was making that her (picky) kids love. I decided to give them a try and let’s just say this is up there with Huevos Rancheros for his favorite breakfast request. This recipe is simple, tasty and flexible with ingredients you have on hand.  I wish I would have known about this recipe back when our kids were in school because the egg cups reheat beautifully for a...

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Cold Pea Salad with Almonds

I love a “good” pea salad and I decided to make one for my contribution to our Easter Brunch.  I think cold pea salads sing of sunny Spring. Since we’re going to be having ham, I opted for a recipe without (gasp!) bacon.   This recipe is a variation from one I found at Simply Recipes, which I doubled for our brunch and substituted canned water chestnuts for sweet red peppers. I Quickly rinse salt of two 6...

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Steak and French Fry-Stir Fry

 Okay… this is my take on Food & Wine’s Peruvian Steak and Potato Stir-Fry. I don’t feel like I can call my version of this recipe “Peruvian” when I’ve made my tweaks.  I have been carrying this recipe around saved up in Evernote just waiting for a opportunity to make it.  Metropolitan Market had New York Steaks on sale… I couldn’t resist – here’s my chance… BUT...

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Salmon Hash

This dish represents a couple attributes that I love in a meal: one pot cooking and using up leftovers. I’m giddy when I’m going through my fridge and finding half a shallot that will work perfectly and may have otherwise gone to waste…that’s why I love all types of hash…even for dinner! Plus, it’s darn tasty.   Salmon Hash I didn’t have to make a trip to the store for this dish. You can make hash...

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Prosciutto wrapped Prawns


We met with friends the other night for a Merlot tasting party. The main dish was grilled salmon and I was tasked with bringing an appetizer. I decided to bring prosciutto wrapped prawns. It was a beautiful hot summer evening and I wanted something that was quick, easy and would compliment the wine and our dinner. I’ve made this recipe by wrapping prosciutto, pancetta or even thinly sliced bacon – it’s all good!  I was...

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Check out our new design!

 I’ve recently moved my main blog The Mortgage Porter over to WordPress… and I’m slowly moving my other blogs, like this one, over ot WP too. In doing so, I also picked up a new address: for this blog since I like to not only share my favorite recipes — I also like to share wines that I think are nice every day drinkers. I’d love your feed...

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