Fresh Raspberry Vinaigrette

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  All pink and ready to party!  Fresh Raspberry Vinaigrette - comes together in a minute and will brighten up your same old, same old salad! I am not sure what took me so long to make this - (could have been the lack of raspberries in the fridge I suppose)....but never the less - once I tried it,  I'll never buy store bought dressing again!  (I am such a liar...I will soooo buy store bought dressing again...).  However,  uh hem, this really was so very easy and the … [continue]

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Skillet

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Summer food is fun but toward the end of the summer, I start craving winter food!  So the clouds rolled in for a couple days and all my nesting instincts kicked in.  I had some nice mushrooms on hand and a little bit of cream in the fridge. (A girl needs some cream now and then). […]

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Lemony Coconut Snack Cake

Lemon Coconut Cake

  Did you know that you can bake most any muffin recipe in a 8 x 8  pan and turn it into a snack cake?  Yup, it’s true!  I mean aren’t muffins just portable cake anyway?  I love muffins but I hate cleaning the muffin tin…besides, I love me some cake! I found this recipe […]

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Cold Poached Salmon

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“Your poached salmon is only as good as the broth you cook it in” – words of wisdom from my Mom.  My Mom and I can talk about food with the same passion a preacher preaches on Sunday morning.  We dissect, discuss and of course eat and savor every bite.  We share off each others […]

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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! […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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