smoked chicken thighs on grill grates

Traeger Smoked Chicken Thighs

These smoky and spiced chicken thighs are so juicy and tender that you won’t want chicken thighs any other way. It’s pretty foolproof, all you need is a bit of time to let that dry rub do its magic. Follow along to learn the best way to smoke chicken thighs using the right temperatures and dry rub with this recipe…

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pesto salmon w veggies and pasta

Pesto Salmon Recipe

Pesto and salmon are a match made in heaven. In this pesto salmon recipe I’ll teach you how to make your own basil pesto from scratch and adjust the ingredients to properly pair it with rich and fatty salmon. This is a great healthy meal option even if you want to eat it by itself to boost your protein for…

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smoked turkey breast, sliced

Smoked Turkey Breast (On A Traeger Pellet Grill)

Turkey is synonymous in the US with the holidays, and it’s typically an oven-roasted bird that sometimes comes off as a little chalky and dry. But let me introduce you to the roasted turkey’s better and tastier cousin, smoked turkey breast.  Don’t wait until Thanksgiving to taste this juicy, smoky, and herbaceous turkey breast. Here’s how I make smoked turkey…

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broiled salmon filets

Broiled Salmon Filets Recipe (Quick & Easy!)

Try this fresh and herby broiled salmon that’s super easy to make during a busy week–all you need are some herbs like dill and parsley and savory spices like garlic and onion powder. Learn how to make your own seasoning and some tips and tricks for using a broiler for fish.  Can you broil salmon? Yes, you can definitely broil…

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how to roll sushi four ways

How To Roll Sushi 4 Ways (with or without a mat)

Have you ever wanted to host your own sushi party at home? Well, it’s easier than ever with my step-by-step guide on how to roll sushi. I’ll even give you some of my favorite tips and tricks to make sushi at home easily. I’ll show you four ways, step by step, to roll sushi: Tools you’ll need You can easily…

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the best restaurants in Oaxaca, Mexico

The 15 Best Restaurants in Oaxaca, Mexico

After spending six days eating our way through Mexico City, we took a flight to Oaxaca to explore a smaller, quieter, less densely populated town. Oaxaca is southeast of CDMX by about 285 miles and felt much more like a small town without any skyscrapers, subways, or buses. There’s lots to see and explore here, and much of our trip…

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best mexico city restaurants

The 16 Best Restaurants in Mexico City (My Trip Favorites!)

Mexico City has been on my travel list for quite a while because of its diverse art culture, innovative restaurants, and friendly locals. I spent five days in Mexico City in June, and it was a fun-filled adventure. Below are the places I personally visited for food and drinks, and enjoyed throughout my trip. Note that while we typically provide…

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How to Clean a Microwave (3 Easy & Natural Methods)

Microwaves are convenient kitchen appliances, but they can be one of the biggest pains to clean when food is dried on the inside. There’s nothing worse than skipping a few weeks when cleaning your microwave, and sometimes you just end up with caked-on splatters on the sides that are difficult to remove by hand.  Sometimes you overheat a bowl of…

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mushy rice in strainer

How To Fix Mushy Rice (3 Ways to Fix or Repurpose)

We all make mistakes when cooking, sometimes because we’re in a new kitchen with new equipment or rice. Whatever the reason, there’s hope to save your mushy or undercooked rice. We’ll cover how to fix overcooked, mushy rice and undercooked hard rice and give you tips on how to repurpose rice fails. Why is my rice mushy or wet? Mushy…

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tray of steamed Dungeness crabs

How to Cook Dungeness Crab

This is something I grew up with as a kid. Mom would at least once a year load up on in-season, cheap Dungeness crabs to steam. There would always be about six of us at the dinner table, but we’d always have an abundance of crab and we’d continue eating it again the following day. We always kept it simple…

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cured and baked egg yolks

Salt-Cured Egg Yolk Recipe

Salt-cured egg yolks have been all the rage in the past several years thanks to trendy (and incredibly expensive) salted egg yolk chips, but it’s even easier to make at home. Learn how to make salt-cured eggs safely at home with my recipe and mix and match different flavors with ingredients like smoked paprika, garlic, and furikake.  Why would you…

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deveining shrimp with toothpick

How to Peel & Devein Shrimp (3 Easy Methods)

Planning to cook shrimp and need a step-by-step tutorial on the best way to peel and devein them? Some might say you don’t even need to devein them, but we’ve already made our decision haven’t we? I’ll show you how to clean shrimp quickly and even devein them with or without shells, with one really fast method my mom taught…

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