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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...

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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...

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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....