Coconut Mango Rice topped with Lobster

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I was in the mood for something different. It’s fun to create interesting flavor combinations. That’s definitely what we have going on with this rice dish. The zesty flavor of the mint and lemon, combined with the sweet flavors of … Continue reading

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Roasted Cauliflower with Truffled Pea Dip and Feta Cream

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I got my inspiration for this dish from a roasted cauliflower appetizer at Etch Restaurant in Nashville. It was so amazingly delicious! I paid careful attention to every detail, texture and flavor as my daughter and I enjoyed the appetizer… … Continue reading

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Creamy Penne Pasta

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I haven’t done a post in a little bit, but it’s certainly not because I’ve been lazy. I caught spring fever this year ~ in a big way ~ and took on a couple home projects. Painting the master bedroom, … Continue reading

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Garlic Shrimp over Cheesy Garlic Polenta

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Oh Polenta… so deliciously creamy, garlicky and cheesy. This dish was incredible! Being Italian I was very familiar with polenta, but when we moved from California to Tennessee a few years ago, I was introduced to grits. So, what’s the … Continue reading

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Butter Pecan Cake with Vanilla Butternut Whipped Cream and Salted Caramel Drizzle

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I really enjoy baking. It’s so satisfying, especially when you end up with a beautiful and delicious cake like this one! Don’t be intimidated by it’s looks. It’s really not hard to make, because we’re going to start with a … Continue reading

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Easy Beef Empanadas

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INGREDIENTS 1 pkg Puffed Pastry 1/2 lb. Laura’s lean Ground Beef 3 cloves Garlic, minced 2 Eggs, hardboiled and diced 1/4 cup Green Olives, diced 1/4 cup canned Tomatoes, chopped and drained 1 tsp Parsley 1/2 tsp Cumin 1/2 tsp … Continue reading

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Chocolate Kahlua Cake

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This cake comes together in a matter of minutes and it’s so good. I love the flavors of kahlua, coffee and chocolate on their own. Together they’re a hit!! And instead of frosting, a simple glaze is poured over the … Continue reading

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Tiramisu

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This is the best Tiramisu I’ve ever had ~ even if I did make it myself, I must say, it’s absolutely the best! The creamy texture of the Sabayon, combined with the rich coffee and liquor taste. It’s delicious and … Continue reading

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Blueberry Crostata

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This is a quick and easy dessert that’s also super delicious. Paired with some vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream and you’re set! INGREDIENTS 1 Pie Crust, (store bought works but homemade is best) 3 to 4 cups Blueberries, … Continue reading

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Crab Nachos with Pepper Jack Bechamel Sauce

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I bought some King Crab on sale. I was so excited about the reduced price ($10.00 off per pound) that I bought several pounds. I made crab cakes. I made crab soup. Hmmmm… what to do with the remaining crab? … Continue reading

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Linguine with Clam Sauce

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Anyone who’s been reading my blog for the past few years knows I’m a seafood lover! This linguine with Clam Sauce is so easy to make. Dinner will be on the table in half an hour… or less!! This dish … Continue reading

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Vanilla Layer Cake with Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

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I love baking! We pretty much always have a homemade dessert or snack around. Usually it’s cookies, but there’s just something so satisfying about having an entire beautiful cake to enjoy. This cake is stored in the refrigerator so it … Continue reading

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Easy Homemade Broccoli Soup

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I make a lot of soup. It’s easy, and satisfying… and I love it! This is definitely one of the easiest soups and I think it’s also one of the tastiest. Sometimes the simplest is the best!! INGREDIENTS 1 lb. … Continue reading

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