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Shrimp and Scallops in a Lemon Butter Sauce

I can’t believe my little girl started kindergarten this year and my son started preschool. GULP. I didn’t know I would get so emotional but it really hit me hard this week. They grow up way too fast. Anyway,...

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Roast Beef

I made my first roast beef and it turned out really good. For some reason I was worried about making one but I am so glad I did. It was much easier than I expected and it was cooked...

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Meatball Sandwich

Who can resist a meatball sandwich? The moist and tender meatballs, the tangy sauce, the gooey cheese and the soft bread. It’s a perfect combination of flavors and textures. A while back I made Baked Penne with Meatballsand the...

White Bean and Ham Soup

White Bean and Ham Soup

Fall is fast approaching and I am so happy. Making soups, roasting meats and vegetables, baking pies and cookies… It’s my favorite time of year! It’s a chilly day with lots of rain in the forecast so I made...

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Daring Bakers August Challenge – Éclairs

My second Daring Bakers Challenge is over and I am, once again, very proud of myself. I was nervous about making eclairs because, well, I am not an experienced baker and the recipe (as you will see) is pretty...

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Shredded Chicken, Green Chile, Black Bean and Cheddar Cheese Chimichanga

I could eat Mexican food every day. I love it. I crave it. I need it. Luckily, my husband loves it too and if you ask my children what restaurant they want to go to, they will always say...

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Crash Hot Potatoes

I love looking at food blogs and getting inspired to make new things. I was looking at the Pioneer Woman Cooks website the other day and I saw a recipe called “Crash Hot Potatoes”. They were created by an...

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Banana, Coconut, Chocolate Chip and Walnut Cookies

I had two very ripe bananas to use up so I decided to make cookies with them. I looked through my baking pantry and realized I had a little bit of shredded coconut, milk chocolate chips and walnut pieces...

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Parmesan Chicken

I really love checking cookbooks out from the library and reading them after the kids go to bed. I adapted this recipe from the Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa, Family Style Cookbook. This dish looked really easy and delicious. It...

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Pasta with Mushrooms and Asparagus in a Pesto Sauce

I didn’t feel like making anything time consuming for dinner and I had left over pesto sauce, so I decided on pasta. I just bought some Bucati noodles from Trader Joes and I wanted to see how they were....