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What to cook for Easter? If you’re hosting Easter dinner this Sunday or looking for a dish to bring along to celebrate with family & friends, we’ve got some suggestions that will put a spring in your step. Unlike holidays such as Thanksgiving that have a traditional menu, Easter gives you a chance to branch […]

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Deviled Eggs were the highlight of any family potluck when I was a kid. My cousin Ray used to clean my plate for me so I could go back for seconds of Deviled Eggs. Probably sometimes thirds too. Sadly now my stomach hates me when I eat eggs so it is a true testiment of […]

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The Best Buffalo Chicken Dip. Just in time for the Superbowl or any serious snacking occasion. Or even dinner…because once you have this warm, gooey dip sitting on your counter, you’re going to want to eat it all instead of cooking what you had planned for dinner. This recipe comes courtesy of my neighbor Jody. […]

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Brown Butter Granola! I was never a big granola fan until I started making my own. Store bought granola is always so hard and crunchy, way too sweet, and suffering from raisin overload. With homemade granola, once you get the hang of a few basic steps, you can customize it to include a variety of […]

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I’ve done a few of these Thanksgiving round up posts in the past and was going to skip it this year until I found myself googling “slow cooker Thanksgiving side dishes” last night. Jim has an office lunch tomorrow and they don’t have much in the way of a kitchen for cooking or reheating. I […]

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Quick Spiced Shrimp is a new recipe that resulted from writing this website and my love of (addiction to) cookbooks. Obviously to keep a cooking website going, I have to try new recipes several days every week. I’ve already confessed more than once to being terrible at meal planning. I’m great at it for holidays or […]

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Cream Cheese Bacon Poppers! Easy appetizer. Perfect tailgating treat. Tapas night tidbit. Saturday afternoon snack! These little nuggets of goodness have it ALL going on. I have never been one to deep fry things at home. Now that I am also gluten free, breaded fried poppers are out of the question. So I was super […]

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Shrimp with Green Herbs is a great weeknight meal.  Shrimp are often my go to ingredient on weeknights because they cook so quickly.  This recipe is even easier than most because once you’ve combined the herbs & shrimp, it cooks quickly and effortlessly in the oven. With a few fresh and simple ingredients, shrimp are […]

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Before you say, “EWWW! Gross, beets” and click away, allow me to try to convince you… My theory is that most people who hate beets have never had fresh from the garden, into the oven, lightly seasoned, roasted beets. If your only experience with beets is the pickled kind or heaven forbid, the canned and pickled […]

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Showing my age with this one… The Pretty in Pink Smoothie! This movie actually showed up on my TV a couple of days after I made this smoothie so the name stuck. I also got sucked into watching the end of the movie for the millionth time…making the dress, big fight with that jerk Blane, […]

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