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Pasta ~ It’s what’s for breakfast!

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  When we were in Hawaii last year I noticed that they served rice with most dishes, even breakfast!  I’ve always been a lover of rice, especially with a little butter and Parmesan, but used to think of rice as … Continue reading

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Cheese Making in my own kitchen!

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I love making cheese. If you love cheese, are a foodie, and have never done this before, I highly recommend it. I always get satisfaction when the milk starts to curdle and then coagulate, turning into cheese. I usually make fresh mozzarella … Continue reading

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Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Cheesy Croutons

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This soup is healthy and delicious. You can easily control the fat content of this soup by using low fat or nonfat milk in the recipe or if you want to make it richer you can use half and half … Continue reading

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Stuffed Artichoke

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Artichokes are so delicious. This recipe can be adapted so easily. I used shrimp in my stuffing, but you could use crab (yummy) or you don’t have to use any seafood at all. You could use mushrooms and green peppers … Continue reading

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Easy Raita

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I’ve been having one of “those” days. Ventured out into the world earlier today and couldn’t wait to get home so I didn’t have to interact with people. I think it’s L.A. It’s finally getting to me more than ever! … Continue reading

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Chocolate Meringue Cookies with Peanut Butter Cream Centers

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We all know that the combination of peanut butter is a winner! These cookies are no exception. They are super easy to make with minimal ingredients needed. Not only are they delicious, they’re cute, too! 😉 INGREDIENTS 1 cup confectioners … Continue reading

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Savory Vegetable Tart

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I really enjoyed making this veggie tart, and everyone sure seemed to enjoy eating it! You can use any vegetables that you like. I roasted the peppers used for this tart, but you can buy some really delicious roasted peppers … Continue reading

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Spaghetti & Meatballs ~ It’s what’s for dinner!

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Having a pot of tomato sauce on the stove reminds me so much of weekends at my grandparents’ house. The aroma fills the air and takes me back to those days of my youth, when I would watch my grandfather … Continue reading

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Fresh Strawberry Pie ~ simple & delicious!

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1 pie crust (I used Pillsbury ready-made)
2 to 3 baskets of fresh strawberries
1 6-oz package Strawberry Jello
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Grilled Tri-Tip with Chimichurri Sauce

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This is definitely one of my favorite sauces. I absolutely love the bright flavor combination of fresh parsley and lemon. The vibrant color just seems to entice me further. Not only is this sauce perfect on beef, it’s great on … Continue reading

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The Best Buttermilk Pancakes

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This morning we were all in the mood for some pancakes. Below is my favorite recipe and they always turn out perfectly!  I had bought a large bin of fresh blueberries so I decided to make some blueberry syrup (I … Continue reading

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Stuffed Pork Chops

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  We’re having our stuffed pork chops with steamed carrots (a little butter & salt) and applesauce. There’s something about pork chops that always makes me want to have them with applesauce. Go figure? We usually have pork chops with … Continue reading

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Homemade Ketchup

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I never buy ketchup anymore, when I can make my own so easily. It’s fun to make and it tastes so much better! My family really enjoys the flavor of the added Tabasco, which is totally optional. In the past … Continue reading

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