Double Chocolate Whiskey Cake with Whiskey Ganache

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Who loves booze and chocolate?  Raise your forks! I have found it...the best cake in the world!  It's got chocolate, it's got whiskey, it's got more chocolate!  It will make your kitchen smell like a distillery! (I mean that in the best possible way). I used my Best Choclolate Cake recipe and just tweaked it a bit.  I reduced the baking powder to give it a more dense cake texture.  I added additional chocolate chips to the batter and of course the booze! (Obligatory … [continue]

Thai Chicken and Noodle Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing

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A cool and crunchy main dish salad that will feed a family and then some.  Hello lunch box! This is a noodled up version of my Crunchy Thai Salad.  You can make this spicy or not so much.  I fall in the ‘not so much’ category, so you will find this recipe on the mild […]


5 Ingredient Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas

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Five ingredients guys!  Not kidding, this is so easy and the most tastiest enchies ever!   Tortillas, chicken,  store bought verde sauce mixed with sour cream, and a sprinkle of cheese (okay handfuls…whatever).   Everything about this recipe is so easy and truly, they beat red sauce enchies all the way.  I’m always looking for a good […]


My Favorite Mothers Day Brunch Recipes!

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  If I could be with my Mom on Mothers Day, I would make her all my favorites!  She lives down south where it is all warm and stuff.  Can’t blame her, Seattle is a wet wonderland.  But I do miss her terribly!  Thank heavens for email.  It almost feels like we are together sometimes.  Oh and […]


Pecan and Rosemary Crusted Chicken with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

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Fast, fresh and so easy you will be whipping this up on a regular basis! This is my go to dinner.  When I can’t possibly drag my blogging butt to the kitchen to cook.  I remember how good and easy this is. Not to mention healthy! It lifts those plain old chicken breasts to a new […]


How to Oven Bake Quinoa, White and Brown Rice!

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For all my cooking prowess, I can not make a good pot of rice or quinoa on the stove top.  I am a pot stirrer.  I need to go to pot stirring anonymous.  ‘Hello, my name is Kathi and I can’t stop stirring the pot’.  Seriously, it’s like I know I’m not supposed to do it,  but […]


Grilled Salmon Burgers with Avocado Salsa


This is a recipe re-do…an up-do really!   It’s a take off of my Fast and Fresh Salmon Burgers that were posted wayyyyy back in March of 2015.  Seems just like yesterday guys…. I added a bit of poblano and a heaping scoop of avocado salsa.  If you are not familiar with poblano peppers, boy are you in for […]


Spinach, Berry and Pecan Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Spinach and berries and balsamic oh my!  All that spring tucked into one big fresh salad…oh and don’t forget the pecans!  And avocado!  And feta!  This is one tasty salad combo and wait until you see how easy the dressing is to make! (I think I just exhausted my exclamation point allotment…so early in the post […]


Creamy One Skillet Chicken with Mushrooms and Orzo

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Do we ever tire of these 30 minute dinners? I’ve been cooking them a lot lately.  Mostly because I am so freakin’ tired of baked chicken that there are nights I’d rather not eat. (okay, that is never gonna happen…such a food drama queen).  But  I do get tired of the daily hum drum of […]


Easter Brunch Casseroles!

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  Here are a few of my favorite brunch casseroles for your Easter celebration! Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole with simple Blueberry Sauce: This can be made overnight or as little as three hours in advance.  It comes with a super simple blueberry syrup recipe that makes tons!   Mexican Breakfast Casserole: Corn tortillas […]


Blueberry & Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole

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  The sun is out, the Easter bunny is on his way and there are egg size Reeses Peanut Butter Cups everywhere….life is perfect. I’ve been thinking about this recipe for some time and I was saving it for special.  Special is here!  Why is special here?  Well …ummmm,  because it’s spring time in Seattle!  (that […]


Skillet Chicken with Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

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    In a world full of food no’s, this is a yes!  It’s creamy and full of flavor and you would think it was a big no,  but with only 1/4 cup of cream in the entire recipe…it’s a big old yes! A pureed jar of roasted red peppers is the base of this lovely […]