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Lasagna

We had company for dinner and I wanted to make a tasty meal that would satisfy all the kids and the adults…lasagna was the perfect choice. I usually make lasagna with Italian turkey sausage and lots of veggies (see...

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Nectarine and Goat Cheese Salad

Our neighbor, Jack, grows the most beautiful garden every year. We feel very privileged to receive fresh produce all summer long. He brought us freshly picked green and purple lettuce this week and I looked forward to creating a...

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Strawberry and Banana Muffins

My daughter has been asking me to make muffins for a week. We had some strawberries and ripe bananas that I needed to use up so I decided to use those in the muffins. They were beautiful, tart, sweet...

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Caramelized Onion & Mushroom Crostini with Feta & Roasted Garlic Cheese Spread

My lovely neighbor Cheryl has a delicious recipe for a Feta Cheese and Roasted Garlic Spread (click here for link) that I love. I used her base recipe and twisted it a bit to make it my own. We...

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Cucumber Salad

This is such a simple recipe to make and a very satisfying salad. I love the crunchiness of the cucumbers and onions along with the juicy tomatoes. I served this salad with barbecued pulled pork sandwiches and they went...

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Barbecued Pulled Pork Sandwiches

I must pat myself on the back… these were so unbelievably good. The pork was really tender and the homemade barbecue sauce was so tasty. The crunchy onions on top just completed the sandwich perfectly. This is my new...

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

I like chocolate chip cookies (who doesn’t) but my husband and children LOVE them. We bake them often and they turn out crispy on the outside and soft and gooey on the inside. I ran out of big chocolate...

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Minestrone with Turkey Italian Sausage

My daughter has a cold and I wanted to make a comforting dinner that was healthy. She loves soups and stews so I decided to make minestrone. I know it’s usually made with pancetta but I had some turkey...

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Fish Tacos

My husband and I love fish tacos. I picked up some fresh halibut and decided tacos and margaritas were the perfect way to end our day. The fish was full of flavor from the marinade. The cabbage was crunchy...

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Cocoa Brownie Bites

My kids and I spent a rainy day baking for my daughters preschool teachers. We wanted to make them something special to say thank you and good bye. We decided to make brownie bites, ginger snaps and chocolate chip...