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Quick skillet dinner: grilled chicken with tomatoes, mushrooms and garlicky spinach

Sometimes when I leave my job at KLTV in Tyler and start my 45 minute drive home, I’m so hungry and so tired I think, “maybe I’ll just run through a drive-thru for dinner….”. But running through a drive-thru, while convenient, will end up being costly by the time I get enough for four of… Continue reading Quick skillet dinner: grilled chicken with tomatoes, mushrooms and garlicky spinach

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A homestyle Italian feast for fall: rigatoni with Italian sausage and vegetables

I have fallen in love, culinarily speaking, with pasta dishes that have no heavy sauces, simply because they take pasta in such a different direction than sauces laden with ¬†cream, tomato sauce and beef. A lighter touch allows you to actually taste the delicious flavor of the rigatoni, so use a good quality pasta when… Continue reading A homestyle Italian feast for fall: rigatoni with Italian sausage and vegetables

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Cooking basics: Simple roast chicken with garlic and onions

  Sometimes a girl just needs to make some comfort food for dinner. She needs the scent of something delicious filling the air in her kitchen. She yearns for the promise of something healthy and delicious to soothe the growling in her stomach after a long day at work. That night, my friends, was last… Continue reading Cooking basics: Simple roast chicken with garlic and onions

Farmers Market recipes

Farm Stand Fridays: Summer vegetable gratin

I had the honor recently of being the guest chef in the demonstration kitchen at FRESH by Brookshire’s in Tyler. It was so much fun, as always, and I loved being able to focus on the produce that is so abundant here in Texas all summer; local produce from local farmers. It’s something we all… Continue reading Farm Stand Fridays: Summer vegetable gratin