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Category: Main Course


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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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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Hearty Bean Soup

I know! I know! I haven’t been keeping up with the blog! To be honest, after all the meals I cooked over Christmas and New Years, I kind of got burnt out on everything. Sorry about that! I will try…

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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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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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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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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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