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Makeshift Jambalaya

It was another clean-out-the-fridge night, as I’m trying to avoid grocery shopping before payday. I knew I had two leftover chicken thighs , half a package of kielbasa and canned tomatoes (turns out I was wrong about that one). I figured some sort of jambalaya-type thing would do the trick.


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Easy baked chicken

This is pretty much how my mom used to make baked chicken. She did it with split bone-in chicken breasts, but you can also use boneless depending on what you have on hand. The picture below is actually boneless chicken thighs, served with tator tots and paprika-scented peas.


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Citrus-y salmon

I’m not the best at making fish. This is a quick-fix recipe I used once for a salmon filet.

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Balsamic chicken and mushrooms

This is a Rachael Ray recipe I made once and was soooo tasty. Has a stroganoff-like taste, with a bit of a more luxurious feel.

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Clean-out-the-fridge pasta, take two

If I post every clean-out-the-fridge pasta or stir fry I ever make, my blog will be…well, considerably longer. But I was really pleased with how these flavors melded together.

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Spicy grilled chicken thighs

This is one of my favorite summer recipes. The thighs are great the next day in salads or sandwiches. These could also be done in the broiler if you don’t have a grill.


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Chow mein

Now, THIS is the first thing I ever learned to cook and was my favorite meal my mom made when I was younger.

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