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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...

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Corn Chowder with Parmesan Cheese

After wanting to make it for a long time, I finally made corn chowder this week. It was easy to make and it didn’t take long at all. It was creamy, salty, a touch sweet and a bit spicy...

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Fran’s Simple Vinaigrette

My mother in law makes the best salad dressings. I asked her to make her delicious vinaigrette when she was last in town. The garlic makes the dressing complete. It’s simple, easy and tastes amazing on any salad –...

Strawberry Freezer Jam

Strawberry Freezer Jam

I am not a fan of store bought jams and never buy them. I have always had a love for strawberry freezer jam (my very favorite flavor). My family is very lucky to have wonderful friends and neighbors who...

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Shish Kebobs – Teriyaki Beef, Vegetable, and Lemon Basil Shrimp

I wanted a simple and healthy meal to serve our friends who came for dinner. Shish kebobs were the perfect choice to satisfy everyone. My husband did a great job grilling the veggies, steak and shrimp. I served the...

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Chicken, Pancetta and Asparagus over Couscous

I wasn’t in the mood to cook a big meal. I had a few ingredients that I had to use up so this meal was created. It was easy to make and full of great flavors…the tomatoes were sweet...