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Turkey Havarti Apple Sandwich with Cranberry & Walnut Mayo

My husband works much too hard. I know every wife says that, but with him it’s true. I can’t get him to take a minute off to eat and most days he doesn’t eat until dinner which can be as late as 8:30 pm. I’ve been trying to force him to stop and eat, but that’s never going to happen, so I’m making tempting foods he can eat while he works, and that means a sandwich or other foods he can eat by hand.

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Avocado and Chicken Lettuce Wraps in 5 Minutes

I love when Foster Farms® reaches out to ask me to create a recipe with one of their chicken products. I like the challenge of trying to create something my husband will enjoy and it’s easy with their fabulous products.

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Foster Farms Chicken Fajita-Style Quesadillas Recipe

Foster Farms® has been our chicken of choice for decades so when they asked me to create a recipe utilizing one of their new chicken options I immediately said yes! I’m thrilled to let you know that in addition to their regular fresh chicken (Foster Farms® Fresh & Natural), there is now Foster Farms® Simply Raised (without antibiotics) and Foster Farms® Organic. Fresh & Natural and Simply Raised are locally grown and widely available in California, Oregon, and Washington. Organic is available at Costco and select supermarkets.

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Grilled Alaskan Sockeye Salmon with Garlic and Herbs Recipe

Alaska Salmon is on the menu in our house three times a week now, but this is by far my husband’s favorite way to eat it. Grill some corn on the cob and asparagus along with it for a fantastic meal.

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Baked Sesame Chicken featuring McCormick Stir-Fry Skillet Sauce #McCormickSkilletSauce ad

You’d think that when the kids grew up and moved out that I’d no longer be rushing to get dinner on the table. It seems that although our life has changed since we’ve officially become empty nesters, we still have busy schedules, and finding time for the two of us to sit down and have dinner together is as fleeting now as it’s been over the last 30 years.

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Holland House Recipe: Grilled Chipotle Skirt Steak #Giveaway

It’s not time to put away that outdoor grill yet! Get it going this weekend and enjoy some skirt steak. But you’ll have to plan ahead for some tender and flavorful barbecue.

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Grilled Onion Chicken Bacon Ranch Pitas – Easy Salad Dressing Recipe

My husband does NOT like change. At all. And especially not his favorite products. So when the folks at Kraft changed his beloved Ranch Dressing recipe, I knew he’d never give it a chance, just because it was new.

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Easy Grill Recipes: Mexican Grilled Chicken Wrap Recipe

Everyone needs a few fast and easy grill recipes for summer. Especially something different from the typical burgers and steaks that can be made in about 40 minutes (if brining – see method below – even less if not). Using the outdoor grill also means you can cook on the go, camping, picnicking, and more.

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Corn Dog Recipe: Homemade Memories on a Stick!

Corn dogs. Nothing takes me back to elementary school faster than the smell of one. Oh sure, for most people they probably conjer up the sights and sounds of the County Fair, but not me. It’s the sticky lunchroom with the chairs attached to the table and the smear of yellow mustard on my lips and I downed the crispy coated dog on a stick.

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Grilled Sourdough Bacon Swiss Cheeseburger with Sweet Onion Mayo

Plain cheeseburger? Not at our house! My hubby deserves better, so this week while I was shopping at our new Walmart Superstore, I picked up some ingredients to make my husband a unique twist on the standard cheeseburger.

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Sliders Recipe: Roasted Bell Pepper and Chipotle

I purchased the World Market Deluxe Mini-Hamburger Slider Set and had already decided on making grilled Caprese Pesto Sliders when I realized that it would be fun to have two different slider options for my guests. I was already going to be working with some ground beef, so I decided to pick up a little extra for my guests to enjoy. I could have also use ground chicken or turkey.

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Sliders Recipe: Grilled Caprese Pesto Appetizers

When I was trying to figure out what to have as an appetizer for our backyard party, sliders came to mind immediately. Likely because I’d been surfing the World Market website a few minutes earlier and had noticed their Deluxe Mini-Hamburger Slider Set. It seemed like a great way to make a lot of tiny burgers in no time.

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