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Southwest Salmon with Sriracha Sauce

Salmon is one of my favorite choices for dinner.  I try to eat salmon once a week because of the healthy omega-3 fats it adds to my diet.   The flavors in this recipe will win over non-salmon lovers, too. Hubby is not a salmon lover, so I have to be creative in the ways I serve salmon to him.  This oven-baked Southwest Salmon with Sriracha Sauce is a favorite of his, and I love it, too. Spicy Southwest Salmon with Sriracha Sauce  This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. When you use these links to make a purchase, I receive compensation that helps support publishing this blog. Spicy Southwest Salmon First, you'll want to select your salmon. I always ask to have my salmon cut to order from the thick end of the salmon fillet. I also like to have the skin left on my salmon because it helps to keep the salmon moist as it cooks. You'll find the skin is easy enough to remove before serving when you use a sharp spatula, like a fish spatula, to remove the

Weeknight Chicken Piccata

Do you love lemon? My love of anything lemon flavored applies to entrees as well as desserts.  One of my favorite dinner choices is chicken piccata. Chicken piccata is a winner in my book because it has both lemon and capers. This Weeknight Chicken Piccata is a recipe I have made for years and years for my family.  I call it Weeknight Chicken Piccata because it is very quick and easy.  It's simple and delicious meals like this that can make your weeknight dinners special. Weeknight Chicken Piccata You can come home after a long day of work and have this yummy dinner on the table in 30 minutes.  I kid you not!  You'll feel like you are treating yourself with this meal after a long day at work.  It is delightful to look at and just as delightful to eat.

Coconut Shrimp in Your Air Fryer

You can make coconut shrimp that is just as tasty as what you order in a restaurant at home in your air fryer. It's easy to do. This is my low-carb, keto-friendly recipe for coconut shrimp in your air fryer. Make it for a main dish or appetizer. This recipe is made to be low-carb and keto-friendly because I like to eat a lot of shrimp and don't want to feel guilty about it. You can easily adapt this recipe to a standard recipe by using all-purpose flour in place of the coconut flour and replacing the crushed pork rinds with panko bread crumbs. I like to serve my coconut shrimp with a choice of sauces. Purchase a Thai chili sauce in the Asian foods section of your grocery store. It will be a little sweet with a little heat. This will not be a low-carb sauce. The other sauce I like is just a mixture of mayonnaise and sriracha sauce. The amounts are just to your taste. This is a low-carb sauce option. What Other Appetizers to Serve with Coconut Shrimp Here are s

Lemon-Lime Cupcakes

What are the very best spring cupcakes? These lemon-lime cupcakes are one of my favorite cupcake treats.  I love them any time of year, but the lemon-lime flavor is especially perfect for spring. Lemon-Lime Cupcakes with Lemon-Lime Cream Cheese Frosting (This post contains affiliate links that compensate me when you buy.)  The cupcakes have a subtle lemon-lime flavor from both lemon zest and lime zest and a little added juice from the lemon and lime.  You can add a little more juice if you prefer, but I like the hint of citrus flavor.

4 Steps to Growing a Ficus Tree in Your Home

Do you have a ficus tree in your home? I've had a ficus tree, also known as a weeping fig, in my home for 35 years.  It's thriving. It's not too big and it makes just the impact that I'm looking for in a room with very high ceilings. If you have a space that you need to fill think about getting yourself a ficus tree.  It will give you many years of beauty and joy. How to Grow and Care for a Ficus Tree in Your Home It really doesn't take a whole lot of care to keep a ficus tree living for 35 years.  To keep it green and pretty and a living and breathing part of your home and decor for all that time takes minimal time and effort. Watch My Ficus Care Video Click Here to Subscribe to My YouTube Channel Key Elements of Ficus Tree Care Be Sure You Have the Right Light My ficus tree is in a room that is south-facing.  West light comes in through a window on the side of the tree. My tree loves it in its southwest position.  At firs

Chocolate Chip Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

This combination of chocolate chips, coconut, and oatmeal makes a cookie that will make you say yum. When you're not sure whether you want a chocolate chip cookie or an oatmeal cookie, why not combine the two?       Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Add some coconut and voila! Chewy deliciousness! This is a simple drop cookie that you can easily customize.  Oatmeal cookies with add-ins are the best! Choose the chocolate chips you like best.  Milk chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, dark chocolate, or white chocolate chips will each add a burst of flavor. I choose to use unsweetened coconut flakes in this cookie but you can use sweetened coconut if you want additional sweetness.  The coconut adds a yummy chewiness to the cookie. Tips for Baking Success Bake times vary. The bake time for the cookie will vary with the size of your cookies and your oven.   Use a cookie scoop for uniform cookies that are about three

The Best Vegetable Soup

Do you want to know how to make a tasty soup? You CAN make a delicious soup once you understand the basics.  Making vegetable soup is a great way to perfect your soup skills. This recipe shows you just how simple soup can be.  Easy Vegetable Soup Three Keys to Making the Best Vegetable Soup There are three keys to making a delicious vegetable soup. 1. Use fresh, flavorful ingredients 2. Taste as you go 3. Focus on the broth When you are making a vegetable soup the veggies are the star .  That means you want to use delicious tasting vegetables.  A combination of multiple kinds of vegetables will give you a breadth of natural flavors that infuse the broth and meld together nicely. This recipe uses frozen mixed vegetables for a quick and easy soup. Your favorite fresh vegetables will work, too. You also don't want to overcook your soup .  A flavorful soup does not need to cook for hours on your stove.  This is actually a quick soup to ma