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Sloppy Joes

Okay, so this isn’t a culinary masterpiece but it is an easy dinner when you have left over ground beef and hamburger buns to use up. I wasn’t in the mood for anything fancy and I was really tired...

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Zucchini Bread

My amazing neighbor Jack has been giving me loads of fresh zucchini from his beautiful garden. We love zucchini bread so my kids and I decided to make a couple of loaves. This was my best batch of zucchini...

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Pork Tacos with Fresh Pico de Gallo and Gaucamole

We love Mexican food, especially tacos. I had ripe avocados to use up and a pork tenderloin in the fridge, so I decided tacos would be a great dinner. I made fresh guacamole (see link to recipe below) and...

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Coconut, Chocolate Chip and Almond Cookies

It was a rainy day and I wasn’t looking forward to another game of Candyland so I suggested making cookies. My children happily agreed and away we went. The coconut, chocolate chip and almond combination were fantastic together –...

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Grilled Asparagus and Zucchini Spears with Parmesan Cheese

We were grilling some chicken for dinner and I decided to make a quick marinade for some asparagus and zucchini. The marinade was light but full of flavor and so good. I loved the fresh basil and garlic with...

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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...