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 »

eggplant parmesan recipe | @kitchenability

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 »


Homemade Pumpkin Spice Iced Coffee Recipe

10/08/2014   |   No Comments »

iced coffee recipe | @kitchenability‘Tis the season of the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte.

But, before you start spending all of your hard-earned money at Starbucks every morning, why not try making a similarly seasonal drink at home?

Because the weather is still warm in some parts of the country, this version is iced, but you can just as easily make a hot version. Read the rest of this entry »


3 Weeks to Go! Final Wedding Checklist To-Dos

10/06/2014   |   No Comments »


Billy and Nisa Cochran

As we inch closer and closer to the Big Day, I am checking things off of my wedding checklist.

Recently, Billy and I went to get our marriage license! So exciting! We are a few steps closer to officially becoming Mr. and Mrs. Cochran. :)

I also had my final dress fitting. We purchased Read the rest of this entry »


National Taco Day: Soft Chicken Tacos Recipe

10/03/2014   |   No Comments »

Tomorrow, October 4, is National Taco Day! Let’s celebrate!

At our house, chicken tacos are a weekly staple. Each week we alter the recipe a bit to test out different flavors, and this experiment was a serious winner. This time, we added Annie’s green garlic dressing to the chicken and we fell in love with it. So good!

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Rice Cooker Recipe: Chicken Chili Recipe

10/01/2014   |   1 Comment

Chicken Chili - KitchenabilityOne of my favorite fall/winter meals to make is this Chicken Chili recipe, which is super fast and easy to whip up. And, this was all cooked up in my rice cooker, so it’s an easy meal to prepare even in the smallest of kitchens or dorm rooms.

Cook up a big batch to share, or fill up a mug with the leftovers for quick grab-and-go meals all week long.

Also, did you know that October is National Chili Month? And the first week of October is specifically National Chili Week? Even more reason to get cookin’! Read the rest of this entry »