Tropical Chicken Burgers

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  Tropical Chicken Burger where have you been all my life!  Chopped mango, jalapeno , peppers and onions all squished together with ground chicken - it's a perfect burger that comes together quickly and can easily be cooked on your indoor grill pan or outdoor BBQ. This recipe is on the heels of the Chicken Avacodo Burger that is the most popular recipe on Laughing Spatula.  It's the same technique.  Add your ingredients and carefully mix the add-in's so they do not get … [continue]

Best Spanish Rice

Spanish Ricets

  One cooks Spanish Rice is another cooks Mexican Rice.  Whatever you call it, it’s a great side dish that cooks up easy and will kick up that boring old chicken you are about to bake..again!  This is a recipe I seem to forget about,  but my family loves it and I love that it […]


Egg Baskets


  Cute little devils…arn’t they?  Two ingredients – yup two!  Pre-packaged fresh hash browns (like Simply Fresh) and eggs.  Thats it! I snagged this recipe from Cooking Light and they provide a nice little tutorial here if you would like to see it.  It’s pretty easy stuff.   Bake the hash browns in a muffin […]


Chimichurri Sauce


  Chim chiminy, chim chiminy, chim-chim-churri – this sauce is as tasty, as tasty can be!  (if you didn’t see that coming – than you just don’t know me). Chimichurri Sauce – recipe originated in Argentina for use on steak.  I am not much for steak, but this stuff is a wonder condiment and marinade […]


Mediterranean Spaghetti Casserole

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  Mediterranean Spaghetti – A familiar taste with a twist!  There are two yummy layers of sauce on this spaghetti casserole. A ground beef sauce with a hint of cinnamon and another layer of creamy sauce made with feta cheese and nutmeg. I’ve been making this for years.  It originates from Cooking Light – 1998. […]


San Marzano Tomato Soup

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    Washington State is blessed with a wonderful wine country.  There are over  690 wineries and growing!   In order for us Seattle folks to enjoy the bounty  and not drive the 2 hours over the mountains where the wineries are located – 90 of those wineries have tasting rooms located in a little […]


Double Chocolate Almond Biscotti

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  Biscotti – so impressive but easier to make than traditional cookies – there are tons of variations and you can bake to soft or crispy.   They look like you spent all day in the kitchen and they make perfect gifts!  Well, guess thats it…no need to ever make another dessert besides Biscotti! (lets […]


Butter-Dijon-Parmesan Crusted Oven Fried Chicken Thighs

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Well thats a mouthful aint’ it?   But that’s what this is – Buttery, Dijon, Parmesan Crusted Oven Baked Chicken Thighs!  They are super crunchy and one of the best things I’ve made!  No kidding…they are in my top 10 if not my top 2 favorite recipes…evvverrrrr! Mr. Laughing Spatula hums when he eats these….you know… […]


Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa Pilaf

I finally took a sip of the Quinoa Kool-aid and I am hooked!  Who ever saw that coming?  I used to make fun of all the Quinoa and Kale recipes out there.  ’Ha ha, look at all you young skinny girls eating this stuff! Haven’t you ever heard of REAL FOOD!’  But here I am cooking […]


New Feature on Laughing Spatula! – Ziplist!

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I have partnered with ZipList and I couldn’t be more excited!  Ziplist will allow you to not only print your recipes, but you will also be able to save them in an online recipe box and even add ingredients to a shopping list. And don’t miss the mobile app, a real life saver when you are on […]


Pecan Pie Snack Cake

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  5 Ingredients, one bowl and you have yourself a tasty little snack cake.  Perfect for a small family or three back to back DVR’d episodes of Downtown Abby!  It is a dense cake and you will notice it uses no levelers like baking powder or baking soda. This will make Mr. Laughing Spatula’s top […]


Southwest Turkey Meatballs with Creamy Avocado Dip

Southwest Meatballs

    Superbowl food!  Hawks and Denver will go at it this Sunday and us Seattleites are pumped!  Whoot!  Whoot!  We have been busy planning the food we are going to eat and drink for 2 weeks…not sure whats more exciting, the game or the grog!…spoken like a true food junkie huh? This recipe will […]