Crunchy Thai Chicken Salad with Peanut Dressing

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  Things I love about this salad:  It's crunchy, healthy and has peanut butter on it!  Its a great vessel for rotisserie chicken as well.  You can use all kinds of veggies in it, really whatever you have hanging around.  This salad is all about the dressing.  You might consider doubling the batch it is so good! When cutting your english cucs, use a spoon to remove the seeds.  This will keep your salad nice and crunchy.   Use a food processor or blender for the … [continue]

Pineapple Marmalade

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  If you are looking for a way to kick up your simply prepared chicken and fish, this Pineapple Marmalade is the ticket!  And with only two ingredients…yup only two, you can whip up a batch of this stuff super quick! I originally posted this as Sugar Seared Salmon with Pineapple Marmalade  back in 2011. I was a spry […]


Honey Glazed Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner

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  Another installment of handy dandy sheet pan dinners.  This one might be the best one yet!  You can see more of my Sheet Pan Dinner creations on my Pinterest Board here. I have been using this method for years.  I just didn’t know it was a ‘method’.  You throw stuff on a sheet pan and bake it. […]


Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies

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  There are many things I love about my soon to be son-in-law.  He is kind, gentle and loves my daughter…that’s a pretty good start.    But you know what really gets me?  His Grandma’s jam! She makes Mason jars full of homemade jam and shares generously.   Peach, strawberry, mixed berry, raspberry and the list goes […]


Mothers Day Recipes!

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Mothers Day – A day we get to pamper and be pampered.  It’s funny, as your child grows up you forget any sacrifices you might have made along the way.  I’m sure there were some, but I simply can’t recall.  I want to go on and on about my lovely girl and how I’m the lucky […]


Fresh and Easy Sangria!


mmmmm…I sure do love my job.  Hiccup… Oh yes I do!  It’s a lovely Friday in Seattle and I’m thinking about cool beverages.  It’s only 65  but in ‘Seattle degrees’ thats almost 80.  Good enough for me… I’ve made this about as simple as I can for you guys, because I know you love simple.  Wine, […]


Banana Bars with Brown Butter Frosting

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  In an attempt to wean myself off of my current Peanut Butter Crinkle Cookie obsession, I made Banana Bars.  For some reason it made sense to me to make something that I didn’t crave.  It’s like ordering bourbon when you want wine so you don’t drink too much.  But really, all that happens is […]


Baked Spaghetti Casserole

Baked Spaghetti

  Classic Baked Spaghetti!  Every once in awhile I just need a good old fashioned home cooked, non Paleo, carbarific meal.  I have a long standing habit of cooking up a big casserole or pot of something on friday so I do not have to cook all weekend.  I hate cooking on the weekends. ( unless it’s Peanut […]


5 Minute Chocolate Pudding

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    Pudding…just the sound of it invokes creamy loveliness.  Its like sex in a cup…and all it takes is 5 minutes.  Think of the time you will save! That should open up say 10-12 minutes a day  week  month right? Maybe I should have called it  Sexy Puddin’.  Ooooo I like that!  (note to daughter – […]


Sheet Pan Roast Chicken Dinner

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  All the comfort and health of a roasted chicken supper with half the work and time!  Winner, winner, sheet pan dinner! I’ve become a bit obsessed with easy sheet pan cooking.  So far I have shared Sheet Pan Fajitas,  Crispy Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner and Chocolate Cherry Sheet Pan Cake.  There have been others that […]


Southwest Chicken Bake

Southwest Chicken Bake

  My obsession with quick meals continues.  I was convinced that the Italian Chicken Bake I shared was the easiest recipe ever,  but this is actually a little easier (no chopping of the garlic) and just as tasty!  All you do is toss together corn, black beans, salsa and a few spices…top with chicken and bake!    I used canned corn […]


Chicken Avocado Burger

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    It’s a big day for Laughing Spatula.  You see this is my 200th post!   I know, I know, it’s a pretty big deal.  Banners are flying, confetti is falling, the paparazzi are hovering outside. It’s like the freakin’ Oscars or something!  Red carpet, little gold men…oh wait, that’s just my neighbor.  He’s a bit […]