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Chipotle Chicken Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Chipotle Chicken Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing | Garnish and GlazeI have been loving this summer break!  Nick is still doing research and studying but we have more time together as a family and almost every night after dinner me, Nick, and Carly go on a walk at the park by our home.  It’s been fun to get away from distractions (dirty dishes, blogging, netflix, studying…), give Carly a break from taking everything out of the cabinets and bookshelves, and have good chats with the hubs while enjoying the beautiful summer weather.

Usually our walks are pretty low key and relaxing but the other night things got a little eventful.  We heard some loud rustling up in a tree and then saw a bird drop down.  We got closer and found a squirrel with a baby bird’s head in its mouth!  Nick threw a pine cone at the squirrel and it kind of scared him off but I think we were too late.   I had no idea that squirrels were so mean!  I thought they just climbed trees and ate acorns.

Chipotle Chicken Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing | Garnish and GlazeAnyway,… this salad!  Super tasty and filling.  It’s got… 

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Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes | Garnish and Glaze

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes

I’ve never been a huge fan of lemon in baked goods but I think my taste buds are starting to like it after devouring these Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes.  There is just enough lemon juice and zest to get that refreshing lemon zing but not too over powering especially for those of us how are just warming… 

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Asian Kale Salad | Garnish & Glaze

Asian Kale Salad

Hey guys!  Just to make things clear, I’m in my early twenties… not 12.  Yeah, last night I was told I look really young.  I thought she was going to say maybe 18 at the youngest but no, she said I look 12!  When I’m 80 it will be nice to look half my age,… 

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Rocky Road Cookie Bars | Garnish & Glaze

Rocky Road Cookie Bars

Rocky Road.  Who invented this wonderful combination?!  Well, I was curious so I looked it up and it was William Dreyer (one of the guys who started Dreyer’s, or maybe you know it as Edy’s, ice cream).  And originally it was first made with walnuts instead of almonds.  Who knew?  I really like the almonds,… 

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Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken | Garnish & Glaze

Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken

Another recipe to help you put your grill to good use! Don’t have one?  Me neither.  Bummer, I know!  It’s considered a fire hazard at our complex but there are three in the court yard… though only two work and of those two only one doesn’t lean at a 45 degree angle when you open… 

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Simple Orzo Rice Side Dish | Garnish & Glaze

Orzo Rice

Sometimes you just need an easy but flavorful side dish.  Plain rice is just… plain, pilaf requires chopping and takes an hour, but this simple Orzo Rice takes just 25 minutes, has texture, and is packed with flavor from the butter toasted orzo and chicken broth. To those of you who haven’t had orzo, it is… 

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Frozen Hot Chocolate | Garnish & Glaze

Frozen Hot Chocolate

There comes a time during the summer where I begin to miss winter (this usually happens when its like 100 degrees).  I miss being able to sleep with covers, snuggle under a blanket, and eat/drink the seasonal foods of winter.  Hot chocolate is one of those foods. I miss drinking that thick chocolaty milk with… 

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