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Lots of spices bring a zing to these Blackened Salmon Tostadas, while a creamy and zesty sour cream and avocado sauce cools them down. The perfect 20 minute dinner solution!

Lots of spices bring a zing to these Blackened Salmon Tostadas, while a creamy and zesty sour cream and avocado sauce cools them down. The perfect 20 minute dinner solution!
 
 



I think that spice toleration is learned. And something that you can definitely lose.

I grew up in New Mexico, so spicy was pretty normal. It wasn’t like everything was spicy, but I remember eating spicy foods all through my childhood, so it was a pretty regular thing.

I remember when I first moved away from home to Utah. I was at the grocery store, and saw extra mild salsa on the store shelf. I think I literally laughed out loud – it seemed that absurd to me. Who in their right mind would want to buy extra mild salsa?
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Pizza crust is covered with an herb oil, then ricotta, lots of sweet roasted tomatoes and mozzarella cheese in this White Pizza Recipe with Roasted Tomatoes.

Pizza crust is covered with an herb oil, then ricotta, lots of sweet roasted tomatoes and mozzarella cheese in this White Pizza Recipe with Roasted Tomatoes.
 
 



I seem to be on a bad streak of luck in the kitchen. I cook a lot. That’s no secret. But the last few days have been…. interesting to say the least.
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An easy dinner packed with flavor, these Steaks with Mexican Spices and Chipotle con Queso are sure to be a hit with any meat lover.

Steaks with Mexican Spices and Chile Con Queso on www.tasteandtellblog.com

Photos Updated April 2015

 
 


Originally Posted June 25, 2008 – One of our favorite meals lately is a simple steak, grilled to perfection. These Steaks with Mexican Spices and Chile Con Queso take that simple up a notch, and give your tastebuds a treat. The Chile Con Queso really adds a special something – you can’t go wrong when you cover anything in a cheese sauce!
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Fresh and bright, this Avocado and Tomato Salad is a perfect side dish alongside any Mexican themed meal. It’s also a great pot-luck salad!

Fresh and bright, this Avocado and Tomato Salad is a perfect side dish alongside any Mexican themed meal.  It’s also a great pot-luck salad!
 
 



I have decided that I could easily spend a year cooking just from my archives. No new recipes – just remaking the old. I actually even considered taking a month this year to do just that. I ultimately decided against it because there are so many new recipes I want to make as well, but it’s still very tempting. I have so many gems that I made 4, 5, 6 years ago. That is the only downfall of being someone that is addicted to trying new recipes – I often have to force myself to go back and cook things that I’ve made before and loved.
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It has been WAY too long since I’ve done a blogger spotlight, and I’m super excited to be back with today’s Blogger Ten from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody. I have been reading Peabody’s blog since way back when – she has been one of my very favorite bloggers since the very beginning. I have made several of her recipes, and have loved every single one. She has a way of writing so honestly and her passion always shines through. I am excited to feature her here today so you all can get to know her, as well!!

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A light citrus flavor brightens this silky cream sauce in this Lemon Cream Sauce Pasta with Asparagus and Peas.

A light citrus flavor brightens this silky cream sauce in this Lemon Cream Sauce Pasta with Asparagus and Peas.

 
 



We have been meat lovers forever. Especially my husband. But quite a few years ago, I started adding in a meat-free meal every now and again. At first, it wasn’t very often, or very regular, but then it started to happen about once a week. My husband mostly doesn’t complain, and has even really loved some of the meatless meals to grace our table.

But lately, something has come over me, and I feel like I am making meatless meals left and right without really realizing it. I don’t know if it’s because the meatless meals are the ones that have sounded the best lately, or maybe I’m subconsciously doing it to save some money since we just had to pay the tax man. 😉 But regardless, I think I’m totally ok with this meatless thing more often. (But don’t worry – I definitely love me a good steak dinner!!)
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