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Shrimp Enchiladas with Grilled Salsa Verde

Shrimp Enchiladas with Grilled Salsa Verde

In our house, enchiladas are a weekend food. There isn’t anything overly complicated about them, but the clock ticks away as I’m making the sauce, making the filling, and then rolling and baking the enchiladas. All while stopping every 2.3 minutes to attend to the 2-year old. Instead of eating dinner flustered at 8pm on [...]

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Grilled Broccoli with Chipotle-Lime Butter

Grilled Broccoli with Chipotle-Lime Butter

I love grilling season. Which, where I live, essentially lasts from mid-February to mid-November. During the summer, the Foodie Groom’s “vegetable” of choice is grilled corn. It could be worse, I guess – although lately he and the toddler have really been digging the grilled green & purple beans from the garden. His grilled corn [...]

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Quinoa Stuffed Poblano with Grilled Romesco

Quinoa Stuffed Poblanos with Grilled Romesco Sauce

There are stuffed poblanos and then there are stuffed poblanos. These are the latter. These are poblanos stuffed with all the fresh, grilled flavors that we love eating during the summer. Poblanos stuffed with a so-good-you’ll-eat-the-leftover-filling-with-a-spoon of quinoa, queso fresco, grilled corn, lime, and green & red onions. Poblanos served with a wonderfully smokey, grilled [...]

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Hawaiian Turkey Burgers

Hawaiian Turkey Burgers

Half of the adults in this house are generally anti-turkey burger. And 100% of the toddlers in this house don’t care what’s inside that hamburger bun, as long as there is a pile of cherry tomatoes next to it. But if I mention turkey outside of sandwiches or Thanksgiving, I get a sigh. (And if [...]

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Grilled Fish Tacos with Cantaloupe-Pineapple Salsa

Fish Tacos with Cantaloupe-Pineapple Salsa

Back when we were dating, Jason would to drag me to an Astros games a few times a month. He lucked out – he found a girl who loved sports (really, just football) and beer (mostly margaritas) and would listen to three hours of pitching analysis and commentary. (He was cute and had some serious [...]

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Grilled Pineapple Guacamole

Grilled Pineapple Guacamole

Guacamole is one of those foods that doesn’t really need anything fancy to make it more exciting. You can smash some lime and salt with a perfectly ripe avocado half and call it a day. But I like the crunch of red onion and jalapeno. And there’s no such thing as too much cilantro! But [...]

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The Texican Burger

The Texican Burger

Growing up in southeast Texas, when you asked someone if they wanted a carbonated beverage, the conversation went something like this: Me: Do you want a coke? Not me: Yes. Me: What kind? Not me: Dr. Pepper. Everything was a “coke.” But no one I knew actually drank Coke. I mostly now call that drink [...]

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Grilled Oysters

Grilled Oysters with Monterrey Jack and Pico de Gallo

Living on the Gulf Coast has its perks. The ability to garden nearly year-round, swimming the afternoon before Thanksgiving, and having access to some of the freshest seafood anywhere. The trade-off is hurricane season, mosquitoes the size of rats, and wicked humidity. We deal. There’s usually booze involved. But we deal. Oysters are among my [...]

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