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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 ┬ánot 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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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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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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Shrimp Scampi (our way)

Hi Woodenspoons fans! I am so sorry it has been so long since I have done a recipe on here. Truth be told, I got a bit burnt out. I had to decide if I wanted to keep up the…

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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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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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Rustic Peach Berry Cake

It was soooooo HOT today! (104 degrees) I simply had no energy to do anything too physical (But my friend Robin and I did get up early to do our morning hike.) After I did all the house stuff I…

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