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Easy Grilled Kabobs

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Last week I talked about the fact that my cooking has been really uninspired lately. I’ve spent some time thinking about how to change that and get out of this food rut. 

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Brazilian Beef Skewers

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Christmas in South Carolina is perfect grilling weather! Brazilian may not feel like a traditional Christmas meal, but in my family, it just might be

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Orange-Pomegranate Glazed Turkey

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Five years ago, I decided I wanted to host my family’s annual Thanksgiving dinner. I don’t think that was the first time I roasted a turkey, but it might have been the second. I made a turkey with a citrus-pomegranate glaze, then used the pan juices to make a citrus-pomegranate gravy. I assume my mom was just being nice when she said it was the best gravy she’d ever had, but it is definitely one of my favorites.

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Fall Harvest Chicken Salad

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I was surprised when this recipe knocked my socks off, because I usually feel pretty ‘meh’ about chicken salad! This salad has amazing crunch from celery, chunks of fresh apple, bits of roasted pecans – mixed together to create a perfect light lunch wrap.

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Chicken Pesto Dutch Baby

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I recently learned that there is a food called a Dutch baby, and you better believe I put that on the short list of recipes to try next. Dutch babies (also known as German pancakes) are incredibly simple to make and lend themselves to all sorts of different toppings. Since I had just made pesto, I decided to make a savory Dutch baby with pesto pizza toppings.

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Vietnamese Banh Mi Tacos

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It’s hard to describe just how amazing these tacos are, but I’ll do my best. Each layer of this taco brings a new blend of spices to the table, putting an epic level of flavor into each bite. If this was the only food I could ever eat again, I’d have no complaints.

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Vietnamese Five Spice Pork

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If you’ve never tried five-spice before, I highly recommend it. It is primarily used in Chinese cooking, but it is featured in other Asian cuisines as well. It is a blend of cinnamon, fennel seeds, cloves, anise and szechuan peppercorns – most spices that I would typically pair with sweet foods, not savory. However, it works really well with this pork recipe, and I can’t wait to try it in different recipes as well.

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Canned Salmon Salad

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One of the things I really love about this salad – besides the fact that it’s served cold – is that it’s super healthy AND it tastes great. Plus, it’s easy to throw together and stores well.

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Slow Cooker Orange Beef

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Summer has definitely popped in SC. Any cooking sounds like a terrible idea, and anything that takes effort? Hard pass. That’s what makes this recipe so great – hardly any effort, and a slow cooker means I don’t have to stand over a hot stove.

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Enchiladas with Homemade Sauce

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I love making enchiladas at home, they’re so easy and versatile – pretty much whatever I have on hand works for the fillings. Just when I thought they couldn’t get any better, I found a great recipe for homemade enchilada sauce! It’s a one-pot deal, which means it’s really easy, and it tastes amazing!

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