Happy Halloween from Kitchenability + Recipes

10/31/2014   |   No Comments »

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We hope you have a wonderful, festive and safe Halloween!

To aid in your celebrations, here’s a quick roundup of some scrumptious recipes that are perfect for Halloween: Read the rest of this entry »


Healthy Breakfast Ideas: Oatmeal and Fruit

10/29/2014   |   No Comments »

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Sometimes it’s hard to remember to eat healthy foods in the mornings. Especially when you’re running around trying to get out of the house to get to school or to work on time. But, and I know you aren’t hearing it here first, eating a nutritious breakfast is extremely important.

So, I’ve been trying to up the healthiness quotient of my mornings lately.

My breakfast du jour nowadays is a big bowl of plain oats topped with a variety of fresh fruit from the farmer’s market. It is delicious! And it’s really easy to make. Just add some water to your oats (following the water-to-oats ratio instructions on the container) and cook them up either on the stove top or in your microwave. Then, slice up some fresh fruit (whatever you have on hand) and toss it on top. Read the rest of this entry »


Fun Halloween Recipe: Easy Pumpkin Muffins

10/27/2014   |   1 Comment

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October is coming to an end, which means Halloween is creeping up on us and the festivities are beginning!!!

I love Halloween. Even though I am a “scaredy cat” about haunted houses, creepy hay rides and mazes, I love the whole experience of Halloween. I love dressing up, the fall weather, and of course the fall treats. Read the rest of this entry »


My Amazing Bachelorette Party & Bridal Shower!

10/24/2014   |   No Comments »

Chef Nisa Burns' Bachelorette Party

We have about one week till the Big Day! I am so excited.

This past weekend was truly spectacular, and I cannot help but to share it with you all. My amazing maid of honor threw me a fantastic bachelorette party!

We went wine tasting through parts of New Kent, Va and Williamsburg, Va. We started at Read the rest of this entry »


Healthy Baked Teriyaki Salmon Recipe

10/22/2014   |   No Comments »

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Try this baked teriyaki salmon recipe for a healthy and delicious dinner idea.

This meal does require a bit of prep time, since you’ll need to leave time for the fish to marinate in the fridge prior to cooking. But, once it’s done marinating, you’ll be ready to eat within 15 to 20 minutes!

I like to serve this dish with a side of rice and a vegetable. And, if you want to try an excellent dipping sauce for the fish, try using the Japanese steak sauce known as Terry Ho’s Yum Yum Sauce. It lives up to its name! Read the rest of this entry »


Parmesan- and Panko-Crusted Baked Salmon Recipe

10/20/2014   |   No Comments »

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October is National Seafood Month, so I thought I’d share the recipe for one of my favorite weekly dinner staples: Parmesan- and panko-crusted baked salmon (recipe originally posted on my Parade Magazine blog).

I had a fillet of salmon and wanted to try something different from my usual lemon-and-dill recipe.

I was talking to Karen, my manger at TASTE Unlimited, about some possibilities and she gave me this wonderful recipe. She’s a great cook herself and used to own a delicious restaurant for many years called Beckett’s Cafe, which I used to frequent. She loves chatting about food and cooking, like me, so she was the perfect person to go to. And, this recipe she gave me is Read the rest of this entry »


10 Pasta Recipes for National Pasta Day

10/17/2014   |   No Comments »

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Today is National Pasta Day!

To celebrate, here’s a fun roundup of some Kitchenability pasta recipe blog posts. Read the rest of this entry »


Easy Apple Crescent Rolls Recipe

10/15/2014   |   No Comments »

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October is National Apple Month, and I wanted to make an apple-tastic dessert without having to make an entire apple pie. Thus, the Apple Crescent Roll was born.

It’s part apple pie, part apple turnover and totally delicious. And, it’s seriously easy to make. Read the rest of this entry »


Boo! 8 Spooky and Fun Halloween Recipes

10/13/2014   |   No Comments »

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How good do Recipe Girl’s Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts look (click for image)?! I’ve been poking around the web looking for spooky Halloween recipes and wanted to share some of my favorites.

First, I have to of course share my tasty Pumpkin Muffins recipe. These are the perfect little pumpkin-y bites for bringing with you to Halloween parties or, really, any fall-time festivities. Then, there’s my Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte — great for pre-Trick-or-Treat sipping to keep you warm (just skip the ice cubes and serve it hot)!

And, here are a few more fun treats for you to enjoy:

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Easy-to-Make Cinnamon Roll Casserole

10/10/2014   |   No Comments »

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Sweeten up breakfast this weekend with this deliciously gooey recipe for a homemade cinnamon roll casserole that’s topped with butter, spices, brown sugar and lots of icing.

It might quite possibly be one of the best baked breakfast treats ever created. And, it’s really easy to make — even for the novice baker. The trick is to buy the ready-to-bake roll of cinnamon rolls from the store, and then to doctor them up a bit to make them even more sinfully delicious. Yum! Read the rest of this entry »