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Category: make ahead


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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Salted Caramel Sauce

I made a Pear Crisp the other day….first time ever. I wanted something kinda salty to add to it so I thought I’d throw this together and drizzle it on top. Quite honestly, they both were really tasty…but I thought…

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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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DETAILS, DETAILS, DETAILS!

It’s the details. They are the things that people remember. Sometimes we just want to throw a quick dinner together for friends and make it as simple as possible. Other times, we want to try a bit harder, plan, and…

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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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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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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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