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Sesame Beef Lettuce Wraps

I am having a proud mother moment. My daughter wanted to make dinner for the family so she thought about it for awhile and decided to make steak lettuce wraps. We found a recipe online at Under the High...

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Coconut, Chocolate Chunk, and Walnut Cookies

The kids had their last swimming lesson for the summer recently and we decided to bake some cookies as a thank you to their beloved swimming instructor. We found out she LOVES walnuts and coconut as well as being...

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Strawberry and Mango Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

I made this for my kids’ after swimming snack and they LOVED it! They literally ate every bite. My daughter who was convinced that she didn’t like mango suddenly loved mango. YEAH! It took very little time to make...

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Strawberry Shortcake Kebabs with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

I wanted something simple and light to serve for dessert to our dinner guests. I placed some pound cake and fresh strawberries onto skewers then made homemade vanilla bean whipped cream. Each person was served a skewer and a...

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Spicy Steak Kebabs

I found this Alton Brown recipe online at Food Network. It sounded easy to make and perfect for serving dinner guests. I let the meat marinate for a little over 6 hours and it turned out delicious and so...

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Tomato Salad with Fresh Herbs and a Balsamic Reduction

I found this recipe in the September 2011 issue of Food Network Magazine. I had all the ingredients on hand and knew it would make the perfect side dish to the kebabs I was making for our dinner guests....

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Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

These muffins literally disappeared within 10 minutes after taking them out of the oven. Seriously. We all really loved them, especially the kids. The muffins were filled with sweet and juicy blueberries and topped with a tasty streusel crumb...

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Roasted Chicken with Orange, Honey, and Cumin

I had a chicken that needed to be roasted and luckily it was a cool day so I could do it without overheating the house. I went in search of a recipe online and I found this Mark Bittman...

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Double Chocolate Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce

My kids found this recipe in my cookbook, Slim & Scrumptious by Joy Bauer, so we decided to make them together for their breakfast. The pancakes couldn’t be easier to make and the strawberry sauce was quick and simple...

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Caramelized Onion and Potato Frittata with Ham and Swiss

I was going to make a really simple frittata for dinner but I changed the ingredients once I saw this recipe on What’s Cookin’ with Mary?What goes better with eggs than caramelized onion, potatoes, ham, and cheese? This dish...