Category: "Featured"

Salmon with a Nectarine Relish

This is one of our favorite spring and summer recipes because nectarines are one of my (Tinsley) favorite fruits. When I walk into the market and see local nectarines on display, I’m like a kid in a candy store. Instantly our cart is full of peak nectarines. Every once in a while we play around with this recipe [...]

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Chicken Caprese Skewers

Taylor and Trevor, our niece and nephew, are two kids we love to have in the kitchen with us. Food is our passion and we love sharing that with these two cuties. Taylor is 11 and she’s a sponge when it comes to learning. She adapts so well in the kitchen that we have no [...]

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Starfruit Rice Salad

Every time I walk by a starfruit at the market, I’m reminded of my best friend, Vicki. Vicki and I have known each other since the dawn of time (or so it feels that way). Through middle and high school, we were stuck together like glue. As the years have gone by, our lives have [...]

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Cookie Dough Truffles

Chocolate chip cookie dough. Is there anything better? How many times have you eaten raw cookie dough before placing them in the oven to bake? Jason seems to think I only make chocolate chip cookies so that I can eat half the batch raw. And each time I do so, he restates the risks of eating those raw eggs in every delicious bite.

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Classic Chicken Soup

Feeling a little under the weather? Yep, it’s that time of year. No worries though as we have the perfect chicken soup recipe to soothe your soul and get you back on your feet. We firmly believe that good food can lift one’s spirits and brighten one’s day. Ingredients: 1 rotisserie chicken, skin removed and [...]

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Cashew and Caramel Corn

There’s nothing better on a winter’s night than snuggling up with a big bowl of popcorn and a good movie. Skip the movie theater, gather the blankets and indulge your popcorn cravings with this sweet and salty treat at home. Ingredients: 8 cups popped popcorn 1/2 cups roughly chopped cashews 8 oz package individually wrapped [...]

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Broiled Sweet and Savory Chicken

Name a food magazine and we get it. We love to spend most of our Saturday mornings flipping through the pages to get inspired in the kitchen. We actually are a little nerdy because we created a system to catalog the recipes we like. We start by marking the pages of whatever looks yummy. Then, [...]

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Orange and Carrot Soup

Looking for a recipe with a WOW factor? Good thing you found CookingShorts because this recipe has it. When we made it, the first word that came out of our mouths was WOW. Our Orange and Carrot Soup is another CookingShorts favorite because it’s perfect all year long – this recipe is a MUST and [...]

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Purple Rice Pilaf with Feta and Walnuts

I know what you are thinking, that is one good looking side dish. This rice pilaf is super sexy and tastes oh so good. Perfect for date night, pair this side with steamed fish or grilled chicken. Spring is on it’s way. Pack it up with a simple salad and take it on a romantic [...]

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Cheesy Yummy Herb Garlic Bread

Is tonight Italian night in your house? Well, no Italian meal would be complete without a perfect garlic bread. Not to worry, I totally have you covered. You have to try this amazing cheesy herby bread. It’s crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, ideal for soaking up sauces. Now, I can’t take [...]

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High Tea Sandwiches

As most women can recollect, as little girls we’d play dress-up and gather all of our stuff animal “friends” around the table for a tea party. Sometimes I wish we could go back to those days of dress-up -when our lives were so simple and everyday was fun.  Life should be all about enjoying great [...]

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Ginger & Garlic Steamed Tilapia with a Tomato & Shallot Relish

Some say that being on a diet means eating boring, flavorless food. The critics are wrong. There are so many techniques that you can use in your kitchen to add big, bold flavors to your meals without adding to your daily fat intake. Steaming is one of those techniques and it is incredibly easy to do. [...]

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Asparagus Bundles

Vegetarian meals are something  I crave when I want to make a quick dinner.  There’s something about a bowl of freshly cooked vegetables that hits the spot, not to mention it’s a very healthy meal. For this recipe, I placed the asparagus bundles on a bed of brown rice.  However, if you or your family prefer having [...]

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Lemon and Bean Quinoa Salad

The quinoa craze has hit CookingShorts and we’ve fallen in love with this ancient grain. You’ve never heard of Quinoa? We suggest you make friends with this belly fat busting super grain. Actually, quinoa isn’t even a grain, it’s a seed from a leafy green plant. Quinoa is packed full of amino acids, vitamins and [...]

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Golden Beet and Raspberry Salad

Finish off a sunny day with this bright and georgous salad.  It’s full of flavor and would be a perfect addition to a afternoon brunch.  Want more protein?  Top this dish with grilled tuna seasoned with olive oil, salt and pepper. Ingredients: 1 large or 2 small golden beet 1 handful of golden raspberries ½ avocado, [...]

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