Chicken Souvlaki Dinner with Tzatziki and Tomato Feta Salad – Recipe Swap with Noshing with the Nolands

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Take some tasty chicken and veggie skewers… A little homemade tzatziki… And some tomato feta salad… Put it all together… with a scoop of humus and a few pita wedges… And you have a meal worth of any great Greek or Mediterranean restaurant, right in your own home. Looks amazing, doesn’t it?  Tastes even more… 

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Almond Joy Puppy Chow (GF and Vegan Option)

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I like to convince myself that my friends and I were actually really cool in middle school, and that it was everybody else who, well, just wasn’t.  So they just could not comprehend and appreciate our level of coolness.  As adults, not much has changed, except now our get-togethers are less frequent (the last one… 

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White Chocolate Salted Caramel Gooey Bars

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Salted.  Caramel.  Yum!! So I am officially in love with Pink Parsley’s Salted Caramel.  This is my third recipe using it.  Actually, it is the first one I made, but the two cupcake recipes got posted first.  You see, I didn’t get to taste this one. *sniff sniff*  This makes me very sad, because they… 

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The Foodie Physician’s Tropical Shrimp Salad with Honey Chipotle Dressing (and my Mango Avocado Salsa)

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I know I have told you about my love of salads with fruit, like this one or this one.  I have a little repertoire of my own, and often make some simple lunch salads, like greens with apples and parmesan or strawberries and feta.  But to keep The Hubby from revolting on our weekly salad-for-dinner… 

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Mango Avocado Salsa – Take 2!

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I have to say, I truly can’t believe that in less than three months, I have over 1000 wonderful people following me on Facebook, and pretty fair number of hits each day (except this week, since I only posted one recipe, and the photos weren’t awesome), photos being accepted by Foodgawker, Tastespotting, Tasteologie, Healthy Aperture,… 

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Mommy & Daddy Getaway in Annapolis – another sort-of #WIAW

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I love The Bug, but he has definitely hit The Terrible Twos.  So this weekend away that The Hubby and I had planned was perfectly timed.  My husband is a big Blues fan, and he had heard that a band he likes was headlining the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival.  So we thought this would be… 

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“Greek” Chicken Caesar Salad with Polenta Croutons – May #RecipeRedux

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I feel so lame.  Only my second month as part of the Recipe Redux, and I almost bailed.  And even though I didn’t, I still feel like this recipe is a bit of a cop out. Just as a reminder, the Recipe Redux is a recipe challenge and blog hop started by registered dietitians, with… 

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Italian Herb and Parmesan Polenta Croutons

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Just a quick post for you today, as I wanted to post these separate from tomorrow’s salad.  Why?  Because they were so good that I would put them on many more kinds of salad, not just the one I’ll be sharing with you.  And you could change around (or omit) the seasonings so that it… 

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Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie – Improv Cooking Challenge

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AAACK, this post disappeared.  Well, not exactly, but I screwed something up.  So I’ll just try to repost some of the pictures and the awesome recipe, because it has been one of my most popular.  You don’t care about the fact that I whined about how busy I was and my entry into the Improv… 

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“Bill’s Chili” and WFD?

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OK, OK, I know yesterday I said it was the last of the birthday party recipes, but I lied.  One more.  Because you have to have this recipe.  It is just too awesome.  And it has bacon. I am part of a few Facebook groups where members share recipes, and everyday we answer one question… 

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Peanuts & Cracker Jack Cupcakes

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OK, pretty soon we will be back to our regularly scheduled at-least-somewhat healthy recipe posts.  But I have one more birthday party goody to share with you, since a Pinstripe Cake is not nearly enough.  I mean, my blog is called Cupcakes & Kale Chips, so we had to have some cupcakes.  I mean floury,… 

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Yankees Pinstripe Cake (a.k.a. Reverse Blue Velvet Cake) and dedication to your teams

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So I had the coolest idea for The Bug’s birthday party.  As you probably saw, we did a baseball party.  And, really, it was a Yankees party. The Hubby and I watch the Yankees all the time, but he will put on other games sometimes, if there is no Yankees game on.  I don’t.  I… 

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Coconut Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes and Sneaking Treats

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So my kid outed me and my secrets, telling you about these amazing cupcakes that I was sneaking during nap time.  But what’s wrong with two cupcakes a cupcake in the middle of the day?!  Especially when it has no flour, and is made with super-healthy things like black beans and coconut oil. I knew… 

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Happy Birthday to The Bug – a little ice cream, some Mexican food, and a super fun baseball party!

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Hi!  I am The Bug, and I just turned 2! As with everything else in this family, most of the celebrating revolved around food.  Mommy made these yummy Chocolate Coconut Salted Caramel Cupcakes to bring to my friends at the church.  Plus she wanted some for herself, since they are gluten-free, and she couldn’t have… 

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Strawberry, Bacon & Havarti Grilled Cheese (and a gluten-free option)

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Between Mom’s Crazy Cooking Challenge – Grilled Cheese, and the abundance of fancy-pants grilled cheeses that were all over the blogosphere during April – National Grilled Cheese Month, I have been craving grilled cheese constantly.  Luckily I found Rudi’s Gluten-Free Multi-Grain Bread, so that I can indulge my craving a bit.  And I know I… 

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Chicken & Broccoli Grilled Cheese (including a gluten-free option) – Mom’s Crazy Cooking Challenge

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Yay!  It is time for another Crazy Cooking Challenge from Moms Crazy Cooking.  To be honest, I was a bit disappointed when I saw that the assignment was Grilled Cheese.  I have really been trying to stay gluten-free, and haven’t been super-crazy about the gluten-free breads.  But this challenge prompted me to buy some, and give… 

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Cinco de Mayo Recipe Remix – Mexican Black Bean Taco Salads

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Happy Cino de Mayo!  Well, I was supposed to be posting a recipe today for the Holiday Recipe Club.  But, I got a late start on the assignment, and the recipe I made, while pretty good, was not quite where I want it to be to share with you.  But I still felt like I… 

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World’s Best Lasagna

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I am not Italian.  At all.  No little, old Italian grandmas in the kitchen, cooking up vats of gravy, and brasciole, and manicotti, and whatever else it is that Italian and Italian-American grandmas are always stereotypically making.  But I love Italy, and Italian food,though I have to admit that after several trips to Italy, I… 

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Restaurant Review: Catherine Lombardi (and a little pre-dinner at Daryl) – #WIAW (sort of)

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I have seen a lot of bloggers post “What I Ate Wednesday.”  Of course, most of the ones I have seen are the healthy bloggers, who post their green smoothies, and black bean burgers, and kale salads.  Well, I figured it was time for me to participate.  Except that I didn’t actually eat any of… 

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Italian Herb Oven Fries

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So I have to round out my Sunday meal for you when I cooked for Grandpa, Dad, The Hubby, and The Bug.  We had meatloaf.  And veggies.  And Asparagus dippers.  And Balsamic Ketchup.  What else could we possibly need with all of that?!  Fries, of course!  Well, dessert, too, but I’ll tell you about that… 

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Cornmeal Crusted Asparagus (Simple Side Dish)

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I pretty much have to give Ann at The Fountain Avenue Kitchen credit for almost my entire meal last Sunday.  Her meatloaf, on which I based my meatloaf, was amazing.  And since I was going to have some extra Balsamic Ketchup after making the meatloaf, we needed dippers.  One of those dippers was these little… 

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