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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

If you’ve had the pleasure of visiting P.F. Chang’s you know how good Chicken Lettuce Wraps are. This recipe is a bit of a twist PF’s version adding cashews and creating a slightly more saucy chicken. You’ll love this recipe and will definitely add your own twists each time you make it.      

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Buffalo Chicken Alfredo with Squash Noodles

Starting this weekend, I’ll be adding a section for easy weeknight meals. So you know, I work a full time job and work on my blog at night and on the weekends. I don’t have kids at home but have many friends who do. Time is tight on weeknights, so we all need quick meals […]

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Chicken Caesar Bowls

Every once in a while you want to create something with some wow factor. These pretty little salads were part of our Christmas Eve dinner this year and really did impress. The bowls are a little time consuming, but you can make them a day ahead and quickly assemble the salad the day of your […]

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Pork Spring Rolls

If you love egg rolls, you have to try the egg roll’s younger sister…the spring roll. Spring rolls are similar in contents, but use a much more delicate, crispy skin. Be careful, these are so petite and delicious you can literally eat 10 without blinking an eye.

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Chicken Marsala Gnocchi

This is another weeknight favorite of mine. In twenty minutes you can have a delicious meal your family will love. This is a little different twist on Chicken Marsala using gnocchi as the starch instead of noodles or mashed potatoes. It’s really delicious with the sweetness of the Marsala wine, the saltiness of the broth and […]

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Chicken Piccata

Many people have heard of Chicken Marsala, but aren’t sure what Chicken Piccata is. The very definition of Piccata is “cooked in a sauce of lemon, butter and parsley.” Sounds simple, right? It is. The buttery, lemon goodness of this chicken dish will definitely knock your socks off and leave you with plenty of time […]

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Lobster Bisque

Lobster Bisque. When it comes to soup, does it really get any better? The buttery, creamy richness of this soup will take any meal to the next level, or definitely shine on its own. This bisque became a hit at our family Christmas Eve dinner a few years back, even the kids love it. The […]

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Mac N Cheese

My Stepson Steven is kind of a picky eater, so when he started liking Mac N Cheese and wanting to explore different varieties, I wanted to help. Whenever we’re dining together, it’s always fun to find a place with Mac N Cheese so he can try a new version. After years of exploring, I think […]

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Hello Dolly Bars

My husband has two favorite desserts, chocolate chip cookies and Hello Dolly bars. Back when he was a child his Mom used to make these yummy treats for him and every once in a while he starts dropping hints that he’s craving them. Since it’s the holidays and we clearly aren’t watching what we are […]

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Shredded Beef Tacos

When my brother and I were in high school we both loved to cook. My Mom worked and didn’t get home until after 7, so some nights we would make dinner for the family.  At first she would to leave us hand written recipes or instructions to go with the meat she got out earlier. We’d follow […]

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Sweet & Sassy Chili

When I was growing up we had chili quite a bit. It was definitely one of my Dad’s favorite dishes, so he made it for us whenever my Mom left him in charge of making dinner. Now, whenever it’s cold out I pull out my big red pot and make my own chili. This chili is […]

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Beef Wellington

After watching many hours of Hell’s Kitchen and listening Gordon Ramsey scream at experienced chefs for messing this dish up, I really wanted to give it a try. So, after a couple practice rounds and serving at Christmas Eve dinner, I thought I’d give it a try again. The flaky-buttery crust, earthy mushrooms and prosciutto really take […]

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Beef Pad Thai with Sweet Potato Spirals

When I was attending college at MSU I was intrigued at all the new food options to explore. I always had a curiosity for new food and until then had never heard of Thai food.  I visited the Thai restaurant down the road from me and made the mistake of ordering Chinese dishes like Mongolian […]

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Sunday Dinner – Crispy Cod with Red Potato/Fennel Hash

In the town where I grew up they have an adorable family restaurant called Riverside.  They always have this Baked Cod available that was so crispy you’d swear it was fried. This dish was inspired by this dish and my search for a crispy piece of fish (that isn’t deep fried). A few weeks ago […]

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Welcome!

Welcome to the first blog post for thisgirleats.com. I’m very excited to have this platform to expand on my food photos on instagram (@royaloakfoodie) and my restaurant adventures. Stay tuned for our first food post! ~BB

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