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Roasted Tomato, Garlic and Onion Marinara

My wonderful neighbor gave me a huge amount of tomatoes fresh from his garden (thank you Jack). I was so excited because I absolutely love tomatoes. I have been wanting to make a roasted marinara sauce and decided this...

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Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

It was our wedding anniversary yesterday and my husband and I had a date. Our wonderful friends offered to babysit the kids so we could do something special to celebrate. The plan was to go out to one of...

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Green Beans with Pancetta and Shallots

This turned out to be a wonderful side dish. I picked up some fresh green beans at the store and thought they would taste really good cooked with pancetta and a little shallot. The green beans were perfectly cooked...

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French Dip Sandwiches

This is my favorite sandwich – it’s not fancy but it’s perfect to me. My girlfriend made French dip sandwiches for us while camping this summer and they were so good I decided I would make them myself. I...

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Shrimp and Scallops in a Lemon Butter Sauce

I can’t believe my little girl started kindergarten this year and my son started preschool. GULP. I didn’t know I would get so emotional but it really hit me hard this week. They grow up way too fast. Anyway,...

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Roast Beef

I made my first roast beef and it turned out really good. For some reason I was worried about making one but I am so glad I did. It was much easier than I expected and it was cooked...

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Meatball Sandwich

Who can resist a meatball sandwich? The moist and tender meatballs, the tangy sauce, the gooey cheese and the soft bread. It’s a perfect combination of flavors and textures. A while back I made Baked Penne with Meatballsand the...

White Bean and Ham Soup

White Bean and Ham Soup

Fall is fast approaching and I am so happy. Making soups, roasting meats and vegetables, baking pies and cookies… It’s my favorite time of year! It’s a chilly day with lots of rain in the forecast so I made...

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Éclairs

My second Daring Bakers Challenge is over and I am, once again, very proud of myself. I was nervous about making eclairs because, well, I am not an experienced baker and the recipe (as you will see) is pretty...

Shredded Chicken, Green Chile, Black Bean and Cheddar Cheese Chimichanga

Shredded Chicken, Green Chile, Black Bean and Cheddar Cheese Chimichanga

I could eat Mexican food every day. I love it. I crave it. I need it. Luckily, my husband loves it too and if you ask my children what restaurant they want to go to, they will always say...