Category Archives: Weeknight Meals

Melt in Your Mouth Cuban Sliders

I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned before how recipes are chosen for making and reviewing for Cook AZ I Do.  It is a very random scientific and emotional mathematical process how recipes come to be presented on this blog.  … Continue reading

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Delicious 5 Ingredient Pesto Chicken Soup

I love to cook and don’t mind spending some time preparing a recipe if it is going to taste great in the end.  But there are days when I am short on time, and I just need something quick to … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Soup

This was a very special week!  It was the first time since last May it was cool enough outside in the morning when I woke up to be able to open the door and just have the screen open.  That … Continue reading

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Salmon Patties

I am always looking for new ways to fix salmon.  Most of the time Jeff eats whatever I fix without complaining, but anytime dinner involves fish, I can just tell he isn’t too excited about it.  We both want to … Continue reading

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Southwestern Cobb Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette

I have been wanting to make a salad with cilantro dressing ever since my daughter made one last summer for a get-together she went to.  It looked so colorful and refreshing.  I figured what better time to try it than during … Continue reading

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Spicy Pork Carnitas

I have always loved Fridays for as long as I can remember.  I was born on a Friday.  I try to do any cleaning that needs done earlier in the week so I can run errands on Fridays.  Any day … Continue reading

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Old Fashioned, Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

This is a recipe that I started making about 20 years ago.  The kids were little and money was tight.  I also was concerned about feeding them processed foods with preservatives and food dye in them.  So I started making … Continue reading

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Melty, Caramelized Ham and Cheese Sliders

I have to say this is one of the strangest and yummiest recipes I have made.  I have had this recipe in my “to make” file for quite a while, but had never gotten around to trying it.  It was … Continue reading

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Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca is one of my favorite recipes I found in the last couple years.  It is such an easy recipe to make, but has so much flavor.  It is a little bit spicy, but not too much.  It would make … Continue reading

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Creamy and Comforting Potato Soup

I love to make a big pot of  soup for dinner on a cold winter’s night.  It is so comforting.  And, it is extremely cold across our country right now. I just cannot imagine living in a place where the temperatures are below … Continue reading

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