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Chocolate Raspberry Bruschetta

I wanted to a make a nice and easy dessert for my friend’s birthday dinner. She loves fruit and chocolate so when I found this recipe in the Sunset – September 2011 magazine I knew she would love it....

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Grilled Corn, Poblano, and Onion Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

We had our good friends over for dinner to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday. She requested the Shredded Beef and Cheddar Flautaus (like usual) for her birthday dinner. I was in search of a tasty side dish to serve with...

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Southwestern Chicken Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

I was craving a salad so I looked in the refrigerator to see what we had on hand. There was leftover roasted chicken to use up and a ripe avocado so I decided to make a Southwestern salad. The...

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Italian Salami Pizza

One of the perks of being a food blogger is that I get sent all sorts of tasty products…how cool is that? I was just sent some products from Columbusincluding two different types of Italian Salami. We had a...

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Meatloaf with Barbecue Glaze

I am trying to make soft foods for my daughter who just got braces and has a tender mouth. I decided to try this recipe for meatloaf I found in the October 2011 issue of Cuisine at Home. I...

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Smashed Red Potatoes

It’s been a long night and I am tired. I just got home from spending three hours in the ER with my son. He was running around the house this evening and fell into the corner of our very...

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Chocolate, Strawberry, and Banana Milkshake

My daughter just got braces and her mouth and teeth are hurting her badly. To cheer her up this afternoon, after an excruciating orthodontist appointment, I made her a chocolate, strawberry, and banana milkshake. She wanted just chocolate but...

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Butter Leaf Salad with Cerignola Olives, Shaved Parmesan, and Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette

Such a long title for this simple yet delicious salad. I re-created this salad from my local favorite restaurant. I love the soft butter lettuce with the thinly sliced Italian olives and the sharp Parmesan cheese tossed together with...

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Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette

I wanted to recreate a salad that my husband and I always order at our favorite restaurant. It’s a very simple salad with the most delicious roasted tomato vinaigrette. I roasted some small vine ripened tomatoes and a couple...

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Steak with Stroganoff Sauce

I knew I wanted to make this recipe when I saw it in the Quick & Easy 30 Minute Menus by Cuisine Tonight magazine I just received. I love mushrooms, steak, and stroganoff so this recipe was calling my...