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Grilled Tilapia with Orange-Avocado Salsa

Grilled Tilapia with Orange-Avocado Salsa

Hi. It’s me again. And I’m back with math. Delicious math. Dinner = grilled protein + citrus/avocado salsa. The markets here are flooded with beautiful Texas citrus – 5 oranges for $1? An 8 lb bag for just under $5? Don’t mind if I do! We took a few of those Texas oranges, paired them [...]

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Grilled Salmon with Strawberry Avocado Salsa

Grilled Salmon with Strawberry Avocado Salsa

It’s an unlikely combination, but one that works. Like, really works. It’s spring here in Texas, weather-wise if not quite calendar-wise yet. With all this beautiful weather comes a flood of fresh produce that no longer requires considering a second mortgage, unlike that sad-looking, coffee stirrer-thin asparagus for $5/lb that was out barely a month [...]

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Grilled Chicken Fajitas

Grilled Chicken Fajitas

Updated from the archives Pushing into October, the “why didn’t we move to Colorado when we had the chance” really kicks into overdrive. It doesn’t matter how hot it was in Texas last year, it is always hotter this year. All the pumpkin and apple recipes in the world doesn’t change the fact that I [...]

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Eggs Benedict Burger

Eggs Benedict Burger

Once a week, we have Fancy Burger Night. We take a pound of lean ground beef and try to make it the unleanest thing we’ll eat all week. And that right there, that was my husband’s latest contribution, The Eggs Benedict Burger. It’s part breakfast, part dinner, and part 75% arterial blockage. Okay maybe it [...]

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Burgers, Oscar-Style

Burgers Oscar-Style

If you’ve been around here a while, you know that we love our fancy burgers. And if you’ve been around here a really long time, you know that we love our fancy steaks. Our favorite “fancy dinner” is Filet Oscar: beef tenderloin topped with crab, asparagus tips, and Bearnaise sauce. “Amazing” sells it short. “Pricey” [...]

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Turkey Pesto Burger

turkey pesto burgers

During the summer, we eat a lot of the tomato-basil-mozzarella combo. Those flavors can give a fresh makeover to even the most plain dishes. Like turkey burgers. We grow tomatoes (this year, even successfully!) and basil in our veggie garden so we’re usually only on the hook for fresh mozzarella and some good balsamic vinegar. [...]

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Grilled Okra

Grilled Okra

Grilling okra is perhaps the simplest way to prepare one of the weirder members of the vegetable kingdom. The insides are moist (but not slimy) and the outsides get a little crispy, giving you a bit of that fried okra crunch infused with smokiness from the grill. Without all the hassle and the grease of [...]

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The Southern Burger

Pimento Cheese Burger

Let’s save us all some time and back up a sec: Hi. I’m Shawnda. And I name my hamburgers. And this one I call The Southern. I could think of no name more perfect for a burger topped with melty pimento cheese and a fried green tomato. Except for maybe “Pimento Cheeseburger with Fried Green [...]

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