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Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon

By admin / February 11, 2015

Making a Filet Mignon dinner is a special treat.  I’ll admit, I treat myself about once a month to this indulgence. With Valentine’s day just a few days away, I am planning a special romantic dinner for my husband.  He loves bacon.  This recipe for Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon is what I am planning. I […]

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Beef and Spinach LoMein

By admin / February 9, 2015

Here is a great recipe for Beef and Spinach Lo Mein that can be made quickly with just a few ingredients that most of us have on hand (if we love Asian food). This recipe is easy to alter so that you can include your favorite meat, shellfish, and/or vegetables.  Beef and Spinach Lo Mein […]

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Italian Sausage Stew

By admin / February 9, 2015

Italian sausage, whether mild or spicy, packs great flavor. On a cold winter day, this recipe is a nice change from the ordinary. This hearty Italian sausage stew makes for a stick-to-your-ribs meal. I like to spice it up by using spicy Italian sausage and a good hard hit of cayenne pepper. Ingredients 16 ounce […]

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Heart Shaped Pizza

By admin / February 6, 2015

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner some of us are scrambling to think of a creative, yet delicious something to serve without breaking the bank. Here is a great option.  Do you know anyone who doesn’t love pizza? Really? You can make your favorite pizza – topped with meats, cheeses, vegetables, or even pineapple. […]

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Hungarian Goulash Recipe – Viking River Cruises

By admin / January 29, 2015

This style of goulash originated with Hungary’s herdsmen and quickly spread throughout Europe. It is a soup, but its rich combination of ingredients makes it a meal on its own. The csipetke are pasta that are a welcome addition to this flavorful dish. INGREDIENTS Goulash: 2 med onions, chopped 2 T vegetable oil dash of salt […]

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Scrambled Egg Muffins | Breakfast Recipe with Eggs

By admin / January 28, 2015

Scrambled Egg Muffins These scrambled egg muffins are easy, healthy, and incredibly delicious. Not to mention cute! Make them for a brunch party or enjoy them as an easy on-the-go breakfast, lunch, or dinner (makes 12 muffins) Ingredients: 9 eggs 1/2 C chopped fresh spinach 1/3 C skim milk 1/3 C flour 1/4 C grated […]

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Hamburger Soup

By admin / January 27, 2015

Every family must have a recipe for Hamburger soup.  This hearty soup can be made with most any ingredients and can be altered by taste or what is in your refrigerator.  I love this recipe and love that it can be made and served as a hearty meal or as a cup of soup with […]

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Start Your Own Blog

By admin / January 2, 2015

Did you ever want to start your own blog? There are lots of free services that are offered to help people who want to blog.  Blogger and Weebly are two popular platforms for doing this. Whatever you decide to blog about, know that there will be lots of others who have similar interest and will […]

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Hot Mulled Cider

By admin / December 19, 2014

Hot Mulled Cider is great at this time of year.  Serve this delicious mulled cider to your guests when they arrive for your holiday party to warm them up or make some for the family and enjoy a cup while watching a good movie.              Ingredients 1/2 gallon of fresh, unfiltered apple […]

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

By admin / December 17, 2014

Oatmeal raisin cookies may not be a holiday cookie, but they are a delicious classic.  We will be making these this year to serve along side of the prettier, fancier cookies that seem to be made for the holidays. I like to make a double batch and make half a batch Oatmeal Raisin and half a […]

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Homemade Granola

By admin / December 17, 2014

  Making homemade granola offers you the ability to customize it to your personal taste. This granola is a delicious and healthy snack or breakfast. Eat it alone or add it to your favorite cereal or yogurt.         If you are feeling adventurous, try topping your next ice cream sundae with homemade granola. […]

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Top 3 Best Natural Homemade Moisturizer Recipes

By admin / December 9, 2014

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Almond Chocolate Toffee Bars

By admin / December 6, 2014

Who doesn’t like a crunchy, salty, sweet, chocolate, almond treat? These Almond Chocolate Toffee Bars are made with saltine cracker which offer a delightful salty crunch to these bars. I love almonds but you can add your favorite nut – cashews, peanuts, pecans, walnuts – you name it. Add these Almond Chocolate Toffee Bars to your […]

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Girl Scout Samoas Bars

By admin / December 4, 2014

  Girl Scout Samoas are one of the best selling Girl Scout cookies.  If you would like to make these delicious Samoas at home, here is a copycat recipe that will allow you to have these delicious Girl Scout Samoas whenever you have a craving. This is a bar recipe so that the Samoas can […]

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Fresh Herb Goat Cheese Spread

By admin / December 3, 2014

My sister-in-law served this delicious Fresh Herb Goat Cheese Spread at Thanksgiving and the recipe is a keeper.  The ingredients are simple, but fresh and the taste is amazing! Toni, my sister-in-law said that she made it one day early so that the flavors had time to meld.       Ingredients 1 log fresh […]

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Lemon Dimple Cookies

By admin / December 1, 2014

I love the tartness of lemon. These delicate, buttery, Lemon Dimple thumbprint cookies filled with lemon curd are delightful with a cup of tea. Ingredients 1 1⁄2 sticks (3⁄4 cup) unsalted butter, softened 1⁄2 cup confectioners’ sugar, plus extra for dusting 1⁄4 cup granulated sugar 1 large egg 1 tsp grated lemon zest 1 Tbsp lemon […]

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Shortbread Cookies

By admin / December 1, 2014

  What could be simpler than shortbread cookies? Easy to make and a favorite at our holiday.  This recipe makes a good basic shortbread! Ingredients 2 cups butter, softened 1 cup white sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 4 cups all-purpose flour Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Stir […]

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Linzer Tarts

By admin / December 1, 2014

Linzer Tarts were one of the cookies I always wanted when we went to the bakery.  They seemed to be available year round and were always a treat. Here is a recipe for Linzer Tarts.  Add these Linzer Tarts to your Christmas cookie baking routine.  They are delicious, pretty, and are not too delicate to […]

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Bacon Wrapped Pork Roast

By admin / November 14, 2014

  A bacon wrapped pork roast is a wonderful holiday meal. Pork is always a holiday favorite and this recipe puts a twist on the usual pork roast. Add cut potatoes and carrots and cook them with the roast for a delicious one pan meal. The drippings from the bacon and fresh rosemary will make […]

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Peanut Butter Delights

By admin / November 13, 2014

Cookie baking season is upon us and what better than a new cookie recipe to add to your offerings this year.  Peanut Butter Delights are for those who love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter (almost everyone). These cookies are both eye appealing and delicious.  Make these cookies for the holidays and have a […]

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Stuffed Pepper Soup

By admin / November 3, 2014

  Stuffed Pepper Soup is a surprisingly easy and delicious soup that serves like a meal. I had stuffed pepper soup out in a restaurant near my son’s college last weekend and wondered how I got this far in life without having ever heard of it.  It is a delicious, hearty soup that is easy […]

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Asian Cabbage Rolls

By admin / October 16, 2014

Stuffed cabbage is a great meal for a cool night.  I grew up eating Polish stuffed cabbage and I love it, but below is a recipe for Asian Stuffed Cabbage or Asian Cabbage Rolls. If you love Asian cuisine, this is going to be a great recipe for you to try. These Asian Cabbage Rolls […]

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Zucchini Cookies

By admin / October 15, 2014

The first time I had zucchini cookies I was shocked when I was told they were made with zucchini.  I  loved them and thought they were the most delicious oat meal cookies ever.  The zucchini adds a really nice flavor and moistness and is one way to get something wholesome into the kids. Ingredients 3/4 c. […]

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Pad See Ew

By admin / October 10, 2014

Pad See Ew is soy sauce fried noodles, a rather mild Thai noodle dish.  Not all Thai food is spicy! So if you don’t like your food super spicy, or just aren’t in the mood for spicy, this dish is a perfect, easy meal. If you do prefer spicy, feel free to add your own […]

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Apple Cabbage Health Salad

By admin / October 8, 2014

Every deli counter has a cabbage health salad.  Because cabbage health salad has no mayonnaise in it, is a nice healthy twist on cole slaw. The slightly sweet taste comes from both honey and, in this recipe, a nice crisp apple. Give this Apple Cabbage Health Salad recipe a try.  It is very refreshing.   […]

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Creamy Rice Pudding

By admin / September 30, 2014

Creamy Rice Pudding has been around for a very long time, but I’ve never really had it.  It always seemed like a dessert from another era.  Recently, my husband mentioned that his mom made the best rice pudding ever.  Considering I’ve never eaten rice pudding I have nothing to compare this recipe to….but I will […]

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Asian Lemon Chicken

By admin / September 17, 2014

Asian Lemon Chicken is a bit of a twist on regular Asian cuisine.  This chicken is tenderized by the buttermilk and given a light, fresh taste with the lemon glaze. Ingredients 1 cup vegetable oil 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 1/2 […]

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Chicken Quesadillas

By admin / September 15, 2014

Chicken Quesadillas fall into the fun food category.  They are delicious and very versatile.  Quesadillas are great served in wedges as an appetizer, a light lunch, or even as an entree at the main meal.  They can be made as hearty or as light as you like depending upon what you add to them. If […]

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Spinach and Artichoke Penne Pasta

By admin / September 6, 2014

Everyone has enjoyed Spinach and Artichoke dip at some time or another.  It is delicious and addicting.  Some restaurants even serve it as an appetizer.  It is easy to make at home with just a few ingredients and is a crowd pleaser. Add some penne pasta a bit of bacon and a few other ingredients […]

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Greek Gyros

By admin / September 3, 2014

Greek Gyros have been around for a long time and could always be found in a mall food court. It had been a very long time since I had had a Greek Gyro, but while in Pennsylvania at our lake house this summer, I had one at a local restaurant. This renewed my interest in Greek […]

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Spicy Sweet Asian Meatballs

By admin / August 27, 2014

You’ve got to try these Spicy Sweet Asian Meatballs!Serve as an appetizer with toothpicks or serve as an entree with bok choy or other Asian vegetables and rice, this recipe is bound to be a keeper.           Ingredients 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup soy sauce 2 Tbsp rice vinegar 1 tsp […]

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Blue Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes

By admin / August 13, 2014

A few simple ingredients and you have these delicious Blue Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes.  Tomatoes are plentiful right now – in fact I’ve got a counter full of them from the garden.  I am always looking for new, creative ways to enjoy the Jersey tomatoes which have such a short season. I will admit that this […]

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Tomato Gazpacho

By admin / August 13, 2014

Tomato Gazpacho is delightful and delicious but only if made with fresh ingredients (in my opinion). August, at least in New Jersey is the perfect time to make this recipe.  The farm stands are filled with fresh tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers celery, onions, and herbs. I often go to the farm stand and look for the […]

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Thai Pork Noodle Bowl

By admin / August 5, 2014

I love Thai cuisine – it never disappoints! I found this recipe in my Better Homes and Gardens magazine and couldn’t wait to try it. What is not to like? This recipe for Thai Pork Noodle Bowl is a great family meal. Add a bit of spice if you want to kick up the spice […]

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Spiced Sweet Potato Chips

By admin / July 25, 2014

Spiced Sweet Potato Chips are a great alternative to french fries or potato chips.  These Sweet Potato Chips are easy to make and are very flavorful.  Feel free to alter the spices to taste. Ingredients 1 sweet potato, peeled, 12 ounces 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon salt […]

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New Orleans BBQ Shrimp

By admin / July 1, 2014

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp is a go-to recipe when you are looking for a crowd pleaser.  Simple, fresh ingredients makes these shrimp hard to resist! I’ve served New Orleans BBQ Shrimp on party toothpicks as an appetizer.  Just be careful if you decide to do this, as you will be shocked by how many will be […]

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Classic Meatloaf

By admin / June 15, 2014

Here is my classic meatloaf recipe.  There is nothing fancy about this meatloaf, but it has great diner meatloaf flavor. I like to serve this meatloaf with beef gravy (you can either make it homemade or use a can or jarred gravy) with mushrooms. It is great served with garlic mashed potatoes, but is pretty […]

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Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken Breasts

By admin / June 15, 2014

My son found a recipe for Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chick Breasts online and simply had to have it!  He sent me the link and asked if I would make them for dinner.  I have to admit, they really did look good so what could I say except “sure!”       Ingredients 4 large […]

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Penne Vodka

By admin / June 12, 2014

When you are looking for a can’t miss recipe, Penne Vodka fits the bill.  With just a few ingredients, you can quickly and easily prepare a gourmet meal that everyone will love. Below is the recipe I use.  Give it a try, I’ll bet it will become one of the recipes you rely on when […]

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Pot Roasted Chicken

By admin / May 16, 2014

Fresh herbs make this pot roasted chicken a gourmet meal.  With fresh herbs available everywhere – to include our gardens – this recipe will make an ordinary chicken dinner, extraordinary!           Ingredients 1 Chicken cut into pieces 1 1/2 tablespoons of unsalted butter 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil 3 […]

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Mexican Stuffed Shells

By admin / May 12, 2014

Mexican stuffed Shells combines my love for pasta with my love for Mexican food. What could be better than a large pasta shell stuffed with Mexican taco mean, spices, and cheese? If you want to make this a vegetarian recipe, simply replace the ground beef with a can of refried beans. Ingredients 1 lb. ground […]

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Cabbage and Beans

By admin / May 8, 2014

I grew up eating Cabbage and Beans made by my Italian grandmother. Sometimes she made it with left-over ham, other times it was with keilbasa or Italian sausage. When there was no meat, it was made without any and it was just as good. Cabbage and Beans is a great, hearty recipe, that feeds many […]

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Bean Salad

By admin / April 24, 2014

Here is a quick, easy, and healthy bean salad that can be served alone or mixed with greens. You can make this bean salad a few days ahead.  It stores well and is perfect for the upcoming summer BBQ, picnic, or light meal.       Ingredients 3/4 cup Pace® Picante Sauce 2 Tbsp chopped […]

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Mediterranean Chicken Salad Cups

By admin / April 23, 2014

This recipe for Mediterranean Chicken Salad Cups is a healthy twist on the everyday chicken salad recipe.  I love hummus and Greek yogurt and this recipe uses both of them in place of calorie laden mayonnaise.  The hummus is creamy and offers great flavor and the yogurt delivers a delightful tang to this Mediterranean Chicken […]

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Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

By admin / April 23, 2014

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms are an indulgent treat which can be served up front as an appetizer or on a bed of fresh salad greens as lunch or a light dinner. Jimmy Dean Sausage could be used to replace the Italian sausage if that is your preference. Give this recipe a try if you are a […]

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Lemon Risotto

By admin / April 14, 2014

Lemon Risotto – a light lemony touch that complements any dish. The texture of this lemon risotto is super creamy and adding the parmigiana cheese at the end makes it even creamier.  I like serving this rice with a piece of fresh fish.  It is a great meal to enjoy on a lovely Spring day. […]

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Bacon Wrapped Dates

By admin / April 3, 2014

Well, I’ll admit bacon wrapped dates do not sound delicious, but … Once again, I was out at a party and was being served all kinds of finger appetizers. In an effort to be polite, I took a bacon wrapped date. I could not believe how delicious they were. I absolutely loved them! Here is […]

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Oven Baked Garlic Parmesan French Fries

By admin / April 3, 2014

These Oven Baked Garlic Parmesan French Fries bring back great memories each time I make them.  I was first exposed to the idea of Garlic Parmesan French Fries in a steak house restaurant on a Princess Cruise.  We ordered them as an appetizer for my son (because the appetizers on the menu didn’t appeal to him) […]

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Asian Lemon Chicken Tenders

By admin / March 26, 2014

Ingredients 1 cup vegetable oil 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded and cut into strips Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup buttermilk FOR THE LEMON GLAZE 1/2 cup honey 1/3 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup pineapple juice 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed Juice of […]

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Homemade Cheez-Its

By admin / March 25, 2014

Cheez-Its are are known by everyone and are a favorite childhood snack for many of us. I have often made myself a grilled cheese sandwich and had the cheese ooze out from between the bread and get golden brown in the fry pan. This browned cheese is almost better than the melted cheese between the […]

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Famous Dave’s Cajun Dynamite Dust

By admin / March 25, 2014

Famous Dave’s has some great BBQ. Below is a recipe for Famous Dave’s Cajun Dynamite Dust.  This blackening spice is great on ribs, chicken, or fish and is far less expensive to make on your own than to buy in a jar from the grocery store.  Alter this recipe to your taste.  Kick it up […]

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Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Fillet Sandwich

By admin / March 25, 2014

Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Fillet Sandwich really packs a punch especially for a fast food sandwich.  Part of what I love about this Spicy Chicken Fillet Sandwich is just how spicy it is.  Wendy’s doesn’t hold back on the spice level on this sandwich!  I have been looking for a recipe for Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Fillet […]

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Strawberry Muffins

By admin / March 18, 2014

Strawberries are already in our local markets and pretty soon we will have local strawberries at our farm stands and in our markets.  Bake these fresh strawberry muffins and you will be thinking spring by tonight. Add these Strawberry muffins to your Sunday morning breakfast or consider serving them as a light dessert after dinner. I […]

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Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Spicy Cilantro Mayonnaise

By admin / March 18, 2014

Bacon is packed with flavor and is delicious wrapped around large sea scallops. Recipes for Bacon Wrapped Scallops have been around forever, but they never get old. Spicy Cilantro Mayonnaise really adds a delightful kick to the traditional Bacon Wrapped Scallop recipe. The cool mayonnaise, fresh cilantro, and spicy chili paste make the perfect dipping […]

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Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

By admin / March 18, 2014

We all have heard of Bacon Wrapped Scallops, but Bacon Wrapped Shrimp puts a twist on that classic recipe. These bacon wrapped shrimp make an eye appealing and delicious appetizer.  Serve butler style with toothpicks or individually plated. Because these bacon wrapped shrimp are sweet and spicy, I like to serve them over rice.  This […]

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Lemon Chicken with Mushrooms

By admin / March 10, 2014

As the season changes and the cold weather leaves us, I begin to think of lighter foods.  Fresh lemon is great on chicken and salads.  This  recipe for Lemon Chicken with Mushrooms will bet you thinking of eating light and fresh. Lemon chicken with mushrooms works well when served with a salad or next to […]

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Pork Stew

By admin / March 10, 2014

  Pork stew is a great alternative to beef stew.  Pork is moist and delicious and tastes better than beef in a stew. Now is the perfect time to make this pork stew.  Pork stew can be made a day or two ahead of time and actually tastes better once the flavors have set. I […]

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Green Goddess Salad Dressing

By admin / March 3, 2014

I was recently introduced to this Green Goddess Salad Dressing at a restaurant in the Hideout in Pennsylvania.  I love it!  It tastes like a really flavorful Ranch dressing.  I read that it was a popular salad dressing in the 70’s and 80’s but I guess I wasn’t paying attention then because I never heard […]

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Soft Pretzel Sticks

By admin / February 28, 2014

I love good bread and these soft pretzel sticks are a great snack with your favorite dipping sauce.  They also can be served as bread sticks on the side of a hearty soup.     Ingredients FOR THE PRETZELS: 1¼oz. Packet Active Dry Yeast (About 2¼ Teaspoons) 1½ cups Warm Water 1 Tablespoon Sugar 2 […]

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Raspberry Coconut Bars

By admin / February 5, 2014

  I love coconut and raspberries…and shortbread.  These Raspberry Coconut Bars have it all. They are simple to make and worth the effort.     Ingredients FOR THE SHORTBREAD CRUST: 1 cup Butter, At Room Temperature 1 cup Sugar 1 Egg 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla 2 cups Flour FOR THE TOPPING: 1 cup Raspberry Jam 1/4 […]

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Asian Sauces

By admin / January 20, 2014

Asian Plum Sauce 6 cups pitted chopped red plums 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar 1 cup sugar 1 cup vinegar 1 small onions ( 1/2 cup minced) 1 teaspoon crushed dried chili pepper flakes 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced 2 tablespoons soy sauce or 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon Thai […]

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Tomato Basil Soup

By admin / January 14, 2014

This Tomato Basil Soup is simple and quick to make and is hearty enough to be a main course if served with a salad or sandwich. Ingredients 1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes or 2 pounds fresh tomatoes, diced 1 15 oz. can cannellini beans or fresh beans already cooked 2 Tbsp. tomato paste 1 […]

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Pork Parmesan

By admin / December 16, 2013

When I was a kid growing up I was treated to the most wonderful Italian food because my Grandmother was fantastic cook!  She would make veal parm and allow us to sample while she was making it.  I rarely buy veal because it is hard to find and very expensive, but I have found that […]

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Dom Deluise’s Orange Juice Cookies

By admin / December 13, 2013

Someone I once worked with brought these Dom Deluise Orange Juice cookies in to work at the holidays.  I loved them.  Dom Deluise’s Orange Juice cookies have a very nice texture and are perfect with a cup of tea or a glass of milk.  They are not a super sweet cookie which makes me love […]

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Olive Garden Salad Dressing

By admin / December 6, 2013

I went to the Olive Garden yesterday for their soup and salad lunch.  I had forgotten how good the Olive Garden’s garden fresh salad is.  Totally enjoyable lunch.  The salad dressing really makes that salad.  You can put whatever you like best in your salad but the Olive Garden’s salad dressing will make it a […]

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Sesame Shrimp Toast

By admin / December 3, 2013

Sesame Shrimp Toast is a classic Chinese restaurant appetizer that we’ve been ordering when we are eating out for years. I never considered how it was made and I certainly never considered making it. But, now I have. Here is a great recipe for sesame shrimp toast if you are one of those who loves […]

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Kale Soup

By admin / December 3, 2013

It is officially soup season and with the cold comes less time spent outdoors and moving…so with that in mind, here is a hearty, warm-your-bones, healthy soup that tastes great! Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 shallot, minced 2 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped 1 large onion, chopped 2 carrots, chopped 3 cups of kale, […]

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Chef Prudhomme’s Blackening Spice

By admin / November 27, 2013

  I buy so much of this spice I decided to try to make my own.  This recipe tastes like the real thing.  It is great on fish and chicken. Ingredients 1 tablespoon sweet paprika 2 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper 3/4 teaspoon white […]

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Conversions Table

By admin / November 15, 2013

I found this great conversion table on Pinterest that I just had to share. Sometimes I find recipes that call for 12 tablespoons and I wish that I knew what 12 tablespoons actually equated to. This table is really helpful. I’d much rather know that 12 tablespoons equals 3/4 of a cup. Hope you also […]

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Body Scrubs

By admin / October 24, 2013

Body Scrubs are wonderful allover exfoliating treatments. They slough off dry skin and leave your skin feeling smooth and silky.  Always use a gentle touch to avoid irritating delicate skin and avoid using body scrubs on sensitive skin and genitals. Body Scrub for Dry, Flaky Skin This moisturizing scrub removes flaky skin and soothes skin […]

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25 Uses for Epsom Salt

By admin / October 17, 2013

I found this article and had to share… 25 incredible ways to use Epsom salt—you may be surprised by more than a few of these clever Epsom salt uses! Photo ©iStockphoto/AdrianaCahova 25 EPSOM SALT USES! 1. Lawn and garden — Studies show that the magnesium and sulfur that comprise Epsom salt may help your plants grow […]

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Freeze & Preserve Fresh Herbs

By admin / October 11, 2013

  Do you use your freezer to preserve herbs, vegetables, or fruit? The freezer can be a powerful, overlooked method of preserving. Pesto, strawberry puree, tomato soup — stash them away now for colder times! One of my favorite ingredients, a handful of fresh herbs from the garden, is one of the simplest things to […]

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Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

By admin / October 10, 2013

Having Ranch Dressing on your pantry shelf is a must.  It is great for salads and dips.  Here is a recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix that can be used as a seasoning for chicken or fish or used to make homemade ranch dressing. Ingredients 1/2 cup dried chives 3/4 cup dried parsley 2 tablespoons […]

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Homemade Italian Seasoning

By admin / October 10, 2013

Italian Seasoning is used in all sorts of recipes.  I find it easier to make a Homemade Italian Seasoning mix and store it on the spice shelf so that I can grab it and sprinkle it into what I am making without having to grab a half dozen seasoning jars. Homemade Italian Seasoning is easy […]

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

By admin / October 10, 2013

Tacos are pretty popular around our house.  Tacos are quick and easy to make and can be customized based on your individual likes.  Tacos are a fun meal for everyone.  I serve them with shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, green onions, salsa, sour cream and guacamole. Some prefer the hard tacos, but I like the flour […]

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Drunken Noodles

By admin / September 30, 2013

  Drunken Noodles or Pad Kee Mao is a wonderful Thai noodle dish.  It can be made with Pad Thai noodles or broad, flat rice noodles.  To create a vegetarian version of this recipe, replace chicken stock with vegetable stock.  I like to add shrimp, but you can use any meat or poultry you like. […]

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Lemon Shortbread Cookies

By admin / September 23, 2013

  I love the tart, tang of fresh lemon…and I love the simplicity of shortbread cookies.  Together these two things make for a very indulgent treat.  Rich and delicious, these Lemon Shortbread Cookies are bound to please ! Serve with a cup of tea…or anything else! If you don’t want to glaze these cookies, feel […]

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Thai Cabbage Slaw

By admin / September 7, 2013

  Thai Cabbage Slaw is a light and refreshing salad.  If you want to spice it up, add a 1/2 cup of shredded ginger and some red pepper flakes (to taste). Ingredients 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 3 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 tablespoons fish sauce 1 tablespoon water 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter 1 teaspoon […]

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Spice Cake with chocolate icing

By admin / September 7, 2013

  I have been looking for a recipe for spice cake that resembles the spice cake I used to buy from a local bakery when I was a child.  I finally found it.  The zucchini makes this spice cake is moist, rich, and delicious. The dark chocolate icing is the perfect topping! Ingredients: 2 cups […]

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Peanut Noodles with Chicken

By admin / September 3, 2013

These Peanut Noodles with Chicken are a great option if you are looking for high impact flavor while eating healthy.  You can make this recipe with or without chicken. Ingredients 8 ounces fettuccine 2 cups cooked, boneless chicken breasts (about 2 breasts) 2 cups thinly sliced red bell pepper 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil 2 […]

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Shrimp in Cilantro Wine Sauce

By admin / August 19, 2013

If you are a cilantro lover, you will be making this recipe.  It is delightfully quick and simple.  The fresh ingredients make the flavors pop.  You can serve this Shrimp in Cilantro Wine Sauce as an appetizer served with crusty bread, as a light meal served over salad greens or as a main course served […]

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Sweet and Smokey BBQ Beans

By admin / August 12, 2013

These Sweet and Smokey BBQ Beans are delicious.  They are a great dish to bring to a BBQ.  Try putting them into a crock pot for transport and to keep them warm. Ingredients 1 slice bacon, chopped 1 small onion, chopped (1/2 cup) 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped (2 teaspoons) 1 (8oz) can tomato […]

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Rice and Nut Salad

By admin / August 12, 2013

  Rice salads are a nice light side or entree in the summer.  They are healthy,easy to make and can be made ahead of time.  Fresh peaches are in season and certainly can be used in this recipe instead of canned peaches, but canned peaches work just fine. The fruits and nuts offer great textural […]

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Zucchini Sticks

By admin / August 5, 2013

Zucchini is in the markets, at the farm stands, and ready to pick. Fried Zucchini sticks are easy to make and a delicious way to eat this delightful vegetable.           Ingredients 1 small to medium sized zucchini 1/4 cup flour 1 egg 1 cup panko breadcrumbs salt and pepper to taste […]

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Peach Sangria

By admin / August 5, 2013

Ingredients 24 ounces peach nectar 1 750-milliliter bottle white wine $ 1 sliced orange $ 1 15-ounce can sliced peaches $ 1 liter club soda Directions Mix 24 oz. peach nectar, 1 (750 ml) bottle white wine, 1 sliced orange and peach wedges from 1 (15 oz.) can (drained) in pitcher; chill for 1 hour. […]

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Strawberry Feta Salad

By admin / July 10, 2013

  Strawberries are in the markets and can be used for more than desserts. Give this Strawberry Feta Salad a try. Tender leaf lettuce, tangy feta and sweet strawberries drizzled with strawberry vinaigrette make a delicious summer salad! Ingredients 8 ounces leaf lettuce, torn into bite sized pieces 1-1/2 cups fresh, sliced strawberries 1/2 cup […]

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Fajita Rub for Chicken

By admin / July 9, 2013

Chicken Fajitas are quick and easy to make, healthy, and the perfect light summer meal.  I make this fajita rub and store it so that I can just grab it and sprinkle it on chicken, pork or beef, fire up the grill, and have dinner on the table in no time. Ingredients 3 tbs paprika […]

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Papparadelle Pasta with Mushrooms and Peas

By admin / July 1, 2013

This recipe for Papparadelle Pasta with Mushrooms and Peas was created because of a craving for papparadelle pasta. I love this tender pasta.  Feel free to switch which types of  mushrooms you use.  Add chunks of fresh mozzarella cheese to add a bit of rich creaminess or fresh asparagus for a change of pace. Ingredients […]

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Brown Rice Salad with Bok Choy

By admin / June 18, 2013

This Brown Rice salad with Bok Choy and Orange Sesame Dressing is a very versatile salad that can be made with or without chicken.  It is full of healthy ingredients and packed with flavor.  This is a fun salad to bring to a party because it is easy to make and can be done ahead […]

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Spicy Aioli

By admin / June 17, 2013

Spicy Aioli is a great dipping sauce with a kick.  Serve it on a sandwich, dip fried zucchini into it, or drizzle it over zucchini, corn, and tomato cakes.  Spicy Aioli is delicious no matter what it is served with! Ingredients 1/2 C Mayonaise 2 TBSP Dijon Mustard 2 Garlic Cloves, Minced Juice of 1 […]

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