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Category: Garlic


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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Lemon Lime Garlic Shrimp with Herbs

Do you ever have one of those nights that you really, really, REALLY don’t feel like cooking? Although I love cooking, I do occasionally just feel burnt out and don’t feel like going through with the planning and cooking of…

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Asian Glazed Chicken Breasts

Friday night was a fun night here for our family here in Northern California. Our two older kids came to dinner with their bf/gf. It was another glorious outdoor dining night…probably our last of the year, sadly. I wanted to…

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Shelly’s Steak Marinade

Hi Everyone! While most of the country is enjoying crisp autumn nights with the chill of winter around the corner, we have been blessed with some amazing weather as well…not quite what you would call “autumn temperatures, ” but lovely,…

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Chicken with Lemon and Garlic (aka Not Really Chicken Piccata)

….So it was requested that I make some chicken for the hubby. He doesn’t often request a particular food type, so I know when he does, that he really has a “hankering” for something. He didn’t ask for a particular…

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Lemon Basil Pesto

If you have read earlier summer posts, you know I already made a few batches of regular pesto. I purposely planted many, many basil plants so I could make pesto for my son, Danny. He loves the stuff… Can’t get…

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Meatloaf for Michael

“Hey Ma! The Meatloaf!” When I hear that line (from Wedding Crashers) I know it is time to whip this together! To be honest, I am personally not really a meatloaf person. I like other kinds of meat, but meatloaf…

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Turkey Meatballs

Confession time. I don’t like ground turkey. I don’t like the texture or the taste.  Guess what? I really, really liked these meatballs! They were great and a terrific “vessel” for the marinara sauce I made to go with spaghetti….

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Homemade Pesto

Hi Everyone! Happy Summer! What better way to kick off the season then making a batch of pesto! I purposely planted a lot of basil this year so I could keep my boys stocked with pesto until next summer. They…

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Pork with Garlic and Rosemary

I decided it was time to clean out our refrigerator and freezer by using things that we already have before I went out again to  get new groceries. This can be challenging, because sometimes you just don’t WANT what is…

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