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Strawberry Shortcake

A simple, beautiful and tasty dessert. My children, my mother in law and I made the shortcake and we all had fun baking together. I love the different flavors and textures together… soft & sweet strawberries with the dense...

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Cioppino

I wanted to make something special for our family who was visiting. My daughter has been requesting clams for a long time and I thought I could please everyone with a nice bowl of cioppino – I was right....

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Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs: This is my mom’s recipe and I love it. I grew up eating these eggs and look forward to having them every time I visit my parents. It’s a perfect appetizer to take to any party. 10...

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Pasta with Shrimp, Tomatoes, Garlic, Lemon and Basil

I wanted to make a simple dinner that didn’t take much thought. This dish turned out light, fresh & full of flavor. The ingredients combined nicely together and left us wanting more. I think this may be my new...

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Caprese Salad

This is a perfect salad for a hot day (or any day for that matter). Simple, easy and full of flavor. I love the flavors of mozzarella, basil and tomatoes together and topping them with a really good balsamic...

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Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich

We had a dinner party and I wanted to prepare a dessert that would make all the adults and five kids happy. These sandwiches were a huge success! They were soft, gooey and so delicious. Chocolate Chip Cookies 2...

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Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms are always a great treat. We recently had an “appetizer dinner” with friends and I made these mushrooms – they disappeared quickly and everyone raved about them. I usually make them with sausage but decided to try...

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Shredded Chicken Burritos

As you can tell from my recipe blog, we LOVE Mexican food. My kids can’t get enough and it’s the same for my husband and me. I wasn’t in the mood to cook a big meal (90 degrees outside)...

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Okay, so what’s not to love about a cookie made with peanut butter, brown sugar and chocolate chips? I wanted to make a treat for our friends who were watching our kids while my husband and I went on...

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Mushroom Manicotti

I haven’t made this dish for a really long time and was so excited when I stumbled across my old recipe. It’s a bit time consuming but worth it! It’s cheesy and gooey and so delicious. My son had...