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Meg’s Strawberry Lemon Jello Pie

My five year old daughter, Meg, wanted to make a special dessert for friends who were coming for dinner. After careful consideration, she decided on a Strawberry Lemon Jello Pie. Meg had so much fun making her first pie...

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Balsamic, Dijon and Garlic Grilled Chicken Breasts

It was a beautiful day today, so grilling was a must. I was in the mood for a big salad (with lettuce from Jack’s garden) and grilled chicken breasts. I wanted to marinate them in something light and tasty...

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Baked Penne with Meatballs

OH MY! This was SO DELICIOUS. I actually have to use all caps because it was THAT GOOD. I was craving small meatballs and pasta so I decided to make spaghetti and meatballs. I then realized I only had...

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The Perfect Egg

There is nothing worse than an over cooked egg. I am not a fan of crunchy whites or the hard and dry yolk. I love a well cooked, over easy, creamy yolk, egg. I tried perfecting my egg cooking...

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Summer Panzanella

I am trying to experiment with different types of salads. Panzanella is one I have been wanting to make for a long time. I am a huge crouton fan so the idea of a salad based on a bunch...

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Coleen’s Spice Cake

My kids and I wanted to make a special dessert for our friends who were coming for dinner. I instantly thought of the cake my mother in law, Coleen, recently made for us. It was moist and delicious as...

Asian Noodle Salad

Asian Noodle Salad

I was craving a light but tasty side dish so I decided to try a cold Asian noodle salad. I really love the flavors and textures of this dish. The vegetables and peanuts gave it a nice crunch while...

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Portobello and Havarti Burgers with Caramelized Onions

We love portobello burgers. I like to use different herbs, vegetables, and cheeses to enhance the flavor of the mushroom. In this burger, I used Havarti cheese, caramelized onions, fresh basil and roasted garlic mayonnaise. It was light, flavorful...

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Roasted Tomato Medley with Zucchini and Cotija Cheese

I love roasting veggies but I don’t usually do it in the summer. It was a cold and cloudy day so I decided to roast a medley of cherry tomatoes and zucchini freshly picked from my neighbor Jack’s garden....

Green Chile Chicken

Green Chile Chicken

This is one of my husbands favorite dishes (and mine too). My Mother in law gave me the recipe & I tweaked it just a bit. The chiles add such an amazing flavor to the chicken and the cheese...