Recipes by Kimberly (Page 7)

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Spanish Beef Stew

Spanish Beef Stew by Kimberly

Spanish stew is my favorite weekend meal to make. The longer it cooks, the better it tastes. Would be great to do in a crock pot too - I just work too far and worry about leaving the crock pot on with my parrots at home! I know, such a worry wart... I get that trait from my dad.The secret ingredient to our family Spanish stew is…

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Basil Risotto

Basil Risotto by Kimberly

The other night, my parents, boyfriend and I went to dinner at a local restaurant. It is a rather pricey place, but we had a gift certificate from Christmas. After looking through the menu, I decided on swordfish over basil risotto. It was fantastic!! This meal inspired me to go home and try making basil risotto myself. I like to…

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Spinach and Feta Thin Crust Pizza

Spinach and Feta Thin Crust Pizza by Kimberly

This is a great week night meal, especially if you are able to buy pizza dough from your local pizzeria. I hear some pizza chefs get "offended" if you try to buy dough from them - so it is a good idea to ask "does your chef allow his dough to be purchased?" - I personally have never ran into a problem. You can always make your own…

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Homemade Mac and Cheese(burger)!

Homemade Mac and Cheese(burger)! by Kimberly

As the blizzard arrives, I needed something warm and creamy tonight. We are supposed to get up to 1 foot of snow here in NY. The grocery stores were swamped.. I never understood why people run for the eggs, milk and bread?! Does french toast really save lives? Kevin and I are all stocked up and ready - I am just hoping my boss doesn't…

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Mushroom Bites

Mushroom Bites by Kimberly

Happy New Years! No better way to prep for the new year than to start off with an incredibly tasty appetizer. These mushroom bites are bursting with flavor!Ingredients:Directions:Preheat oven to 350 degrees.1. Heat a medium sized saute pan on medium/low heat. Add olive oil and heat until hot. Saute shallots for about 5 minutes,…

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Asian Themed Dinner

Asian Themed Dinner by Kimberly

It has been a while since my brother came over to eat. When I invited Jaime over, I asked him what he preferred to eat. Giving him a few choices, he quickly asked me to make an Asian themed dinner. I set everything up perfectly, with chop sticks and all. I was so excited to make this one! It's also a great thing when I have a…

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Broccoli Grilled Cheese

Broccoli Grilled Cheese by Kimberly

Ingredients-Directions-1. Place slices of cheese on each slice of bread.2. Spread steamed broccoli on top of cheese and create a sandwich.3. On medium heat in a small pan, melt half tbs of butter. Grill sandwich for 1-2 minutes until golden brown. Placing the other half tbs of butter in pan, flip sandwich to grill other side for 1-2…

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Homemade Mozzarella Sticks

Homemade Mozzarella Sticks by Kimberly

Crispy, Crunchy, with a little kick of spice! These mozzarella sticks are not only fun to make, but very easy too! If you know me by now, you won't have to guess if I used my Oster deep fryer (of course I did!)..Servings: 24 mozzarella sticksPrep time: 15 minutesFreezer time: 2 hoursCook time: 15 minutesIngredients-Directions-1. Line…

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Spanish Rice and Beans

Spanish Rice and Beans by Kimberly

Ohh! The family secret?! Not quite.... but I can help guide you there.Coming from a Puerto Rican background, I grew up on rice and beans (and my favorite, tostones!). My dad and his family were born in Lares, Puerto Rico and my mom... well, she is Irish. My Spanish grandmother taught my mom everything she knew about cooking before she…

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Taco Ring

Taco Ring by Kimberly

My boyfriend and I try to never miss a Taco Tuesday. Sometimes, if we HAVE to miss it.. we will celebrate it on Wednesday instead. I try to come up with different ideas for tacos and we've had quite a few good ones. In a previous post, I tried taco crossaints. It was a nice change from the typical taco roll - but this is even better!…

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