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Category: Fast


Chicken and Veggie Soup

For the first time in about 20 years, I didn’t make chili on Halloween this year. I am not really sure why…perhaps because it was a bit warmer than usual, or because we had it  not all that long ago…I…

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Lime Basil Shrimp

Fridays are my favorite day to cook. I teach until 6:30 Mon-Thursdays so whipping up something that takes longer than 15 minutes from start to finish is definitely not happening here. (think leftovers and making ahead) Tonight I am going…

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Make Your Own Cobb Salad Bar/Pumpkin Creme Brûlée

Happy Monday, Everyone! What a fun weekend I have had! Thursday night I shared with you….that was the evening my girlfriends came for dinner with a wonderful Nicoise Salad. We had a lot of laughs and made some happy memories…

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Chicken Taco Casserole

Hi Everyone! Here comes the weekend! Here in CA, Spring is definitely showing her face…daffodils are popping up, fields of mustard are blooming, flowering trees are showing off, and the grass is starting to grow again. Thank Goodness we got…

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Great Aunt Helen’s Congo Bars

When I got married nearly 30 years ago, my lovely Aunt and Nana threw me a wonderful bridal shower. It was so fun! We drove up to Massachusetts and were surrounded by family and family friends. (some I didn’t even…

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Hummus Bites

We decided to do a little last-minute end-of-the-driveway get together for our own entertainment while waiting for the little Trick Or Treaters and I wanted to put out a few snacks…but I wanted EASY! I saw something like this on…

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Caprese Salad…The fast way!

Hello my friends! I have loved all the beautiful tomatoes the summer has brought us! We are coming down the stretch of the tomato season though, I am afraid. Too bad..boohoo…but it is all good! Soon enough fall veggies will…

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Peaches, Honey and Goat Cheese on Baguettes

Hi Everyone! I can’t believe we are coming down the stretch to the end of summer! I am not ready!!!  I picked up these incredibly beautiful peaches this week and decided to make an appetizer out of them.  The combination…

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Spicy Sweet Glazed Shrimp

Another Friday night… another excuse to have friends over for dinner. I love summers. I love my friends. I love cooking for my friends. I love cooking for my friends in the summer for dinner….Okay…that could be annoying, but I…

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Homemade Croutons

Hi Everyone! I spent a few days last week in Seattle again to watch my nephew and his beautiful fiance get married. It was such a special day and so terrific to see so many family members. Our last day…

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