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Iced Lemon Rounds

I wanted to make a different cookie for Santa Claus this year. My kids didn’t want to do chocolate, sugar or peanut butter so I went on a search for something tasty. I found this recipe on Sharon’s food...

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Happy Holidays!!

I want to wish everyone a happy holiday season. May the new year bring you joy, good health and happiness. I am celebrating Christmas today with my husband and children and I look forward to relaxing by the fire...

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Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Asparagus and Green Beans

Sometimes simple is best. I wanted to roast some veggies and fingerling potatoes to go with a flank steak I was grilling. I thought of all the flavor combinations of herbs and seasonings that would be really tasty but...

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Broccoli and Sharp Cheddar Soup

I recently found a wonderful recipe for broccoli and cheddar soup on a great food blog named Wives with Knives. The soup looked so rich, creamy and delicious I just had to try it. I adapted the recipe to...

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Spaghetti-O’s with Turkey Meatballs

I found a great pasta called anelletti at Trader Joe’s recently that were in the shape of O’s. I envisioned a healthy version of spaghetti-o’s with meatballs. I used ground turkey for the meatballs and made them as small...

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Tuscan Soup

I was craving a big bowl of soup and found a tasty looking recipe on the blog, Home of the Lazy Dog. It’s a Tuscan soup filled with Italian sausage, kale and bacon and it was delicious! I adapted...

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Korean Style Flank Steak

I loved the Korean style marinade I used for a pork tenderloin I made recently and I wanted to try a similar marinade with flank steak. The flavors were amazing! The garlic and the ginger really gave the marinade...

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Chocolate Chip Cake with Chocolate Frosting

My daughter turned six recently and I must say, it’s harder than I thought it would be. I can’t believe she’s not my baby anymore. I am very proud of what a kind, funny, silly and empathetic person she...

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Mushroom and Spinach Stuffed Shells

My friend Kyle was telling me that her Mom used to make a really good stuffed shells recipe. I saw some shells at the store and decided to try to make my own stuffed shells. They were messy to...

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Clam Chowder

I have been making a lot of soups lately and was craving a seafood stew or chowder. I don’t normally buy canned clams but I had them for a dip that I didn’t end up making. I was thinking...