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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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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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Oven-Dried Tomatoes

I am taking a mini-break from working with tomatoes to write this blog today. I have about 25 plants and HOLY COW are they keeping me busy with tomato recipes! It seems like every day I either cook with them…

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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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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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