Summer Vegetable Tian

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  I recently bought a fitness tracker.   After reading reviews until I was practically blind, I decided on the UP 24 by Jawbone . This thing is amazing!  It tracks steps, calories and even your sleep!  I haven't slept since 1982 so I suppose that feature is lost on me...but the other stuff is pretty cool!  It's wireless and syncs up to my phone, it vibrates when I haven't moved for 30 minutes, now if it would just get me a Latte!  Give it a year huh? I was surprised to … [continue]

Double Crunch Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

Another recipe using pre-browned Panko Crumbs.  First there was Panko Crusted Salmon, followed by Crispy Oven Baked Fish and Chips and now…well now we have Double Crunch Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries!  The crème de la crème of oven baked fries…the top dog, big cheese, who wears the big hat daddy, most awesome oven baked fries you have ever […]


Light Peach Ice Cream

Peach Ice Cream

  Fresh and Light Peach Ice Cream – is there anything better than homemade ice cream on a hot summer day?  This recipe is from an old Cooking Light magazine I had hanging around.  It uses whole milk and half and half instead of heavy cream.  No precooking makes it a breeze! There is a […]


Cheddar and Chive Savory Scones

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  If you are looking for something new to add to your bread box – these little beauties are perfect! I cut the chives fresh from my own little herb garden.  Makes me feel like a farmer when I cut my own herbs.  Yup, just me chewing on a piece of straw with a red bandana tied around my neck, […]


Crispy Oven Baked Fish and Chips

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    Here is my second installment on the beauty of  pre-browned Panko crumbs!  I posted Panko Crusted Salmon a couple weeks ago and I am still in awe over what I can do with these things! When I say these taste just like your favorite restaurant Fish and Chips, I am not kidding.  ‘These taste like your favorite restaurant […]


Fresh Key Lime Cake!

Key Lime Cake

  We all know about Key Lime Pie – but I like my dessert in cake form.   I want cake, cake and more cake!  Nothing against all you pie lovers – I got nuthin’ but love for ya.  It’s just this thing, this thing with cake, it’s big…and it’s getting bigger! Well everything is gonna get bigger […]


Panko Crusted Salmon and The Secret to Perfectly Browned Crumbs!

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  I am totally obsessed with Panko Crumbs lately.  This is the first of three recipes that I’ll be sharing over the next few weeks that include Panko.  I’ve been using them for years but I stumbled upon a new trick that has me falling in love all over again.  Drum roll please!  Pre-toast the crumbs!  It […]


Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad

Orzo Pasta Salad

  So I can’t spell ‘Mediterranean’ (I had to copy and paste from the web).  It doesn’t matter how many times I try, I can’t do it.  In fact, now that I think about it, there are a lot of words I can’t spell…like ‘definatly’ – see!  I can’t do it!   Sometimes I just give up […]


Homemade Orangecello


  Oh pretty little glass of boozy deliciousness! Meet Orangecello…. her BFF is Lemoncello and I love them both equally!  I suppose you could ‘cello’ about any fruit?  (see how cool I am…I just call it ‘cello now..thats how close we are – me and my ‘cello…mmmmm).  Limecello would be divine! Basically, if you can skin […]


Bean Salad with Tomatoes and Feta

Bean Salad

      If I could go back in time, I would have watched my diet a little more.  Less cheese, less wine, less cheese, less wine, less cheese, less wine…are you getting the picture here?     As we get older (and plumper)  it becomes apparent that a few changes need to be made.  So, slowly I’ve […]


Southwest Chicken Bake

Southwest Chicken Bake

My obsession with quick meals continues.  I was convinced that the Italian Chicken Bake I shared was the easiest recipe ever,  but this is actually a little easier (no chopping of the garlic) and just as tasty!  All you do is toss together corn, black beans, salsa and a few spices…top with chicken and bake!    I used canned […]


One Bowl Cinnamon Apple Bars


  This is the perfect recipe for those fixer-upper apples you have hanging around but just can’t throw away! I always seem to have so many apples.  It’s apparent when you cruise my recipe index that I love apple desserts! There is: Apple Cake , French Apple Tart and Caramel Apple Cake ,just to mention a few.  I’ve got my […]