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Almost everyone I know is having a hot summer right now. Even my friends up north, many who don’t have AC, are having temps well into the 90s.  That’s when it’s time to break out foods that are cool & refreshing.  My friend Larry introduced me to this cool Cucumber & Mango Salad and I […]

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Baked Salmon with Blueberries is a recipe you need to make right now. Sockeye Salmon is in season. Fresh blueberries are in season. It’s meant to be! You might be thinking, “Blueberries? On fish?” The answer is yes! On their own, blueberries are not a very sweet fruit. They’re usually put into pies, tarts, and […]

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Friends! You know how much I love a good kitchen gadget. I’ve even made lists of my Favorite Things & Gifts for the Cook to share the gadget love with you at the holidays. How is it then, that I have lived my entire life without a Pineapple Coring Gadget? Lovely Sister & brother in law to […]

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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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I’m just going to go ahead and brag and say that I make a damn good smoothie. It’s not like smoothies are rocket science, but it is fairly easy to go wrong if you’re just indiscriminately adding handfuls of spinach willy nilly with your fruit. Pro Tip – Brown smoothies are no fun no matter […]

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Orange Peel Shrimp! Remember a few weeks ago when we ditched unhealthy, deep fried carryout for homemade Sesame Chicken? Well, life in the Better Than Carryout Department is about to get a whole lot better! Orange Peel Shrimp is so good, so quick, so easy to make at home that you’ll never pay for the over […]

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Purple Power Smoothie! Otherwise known as Blueberry Banana with a few extras thrown in. I used to think I was having a healthy breakfast by eating a cup of store bought yogurt and a banana for breakfast. Then I actually read the ingredients on the back of my yogurt container and found that a tiny, […]

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Roasted Strawberries! The person who thought of this has my undying gratitude. Strawberries are plenty good all on their own but when you roast them, magical things happen. Just like roasting vegetables, heat from the oven brings out the sweetness and caramelizes the juices. Sweeter and juicer strawberries? That’s perfectly fine with me! Just a […]

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If your Valentine’s Day festivities involve chocolate (and they should) or you just happen to find yourself with leftover melted chocolate, you owe it to yourself to make Chocolate Bark! I don’t often think about Chocolate Bark except at Christmas when those tins of Peppermint Bark are everywhere…calling to me, tempting me. However, now that I’ve […]

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We’ve got a chocolate and strawberry situation going on here. I might need an intervention…I confess to eating some of these for breakfast! Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching so how about we skip all the expensive retail hoopla and make some Chocolate Covered Strawberries right in our own kitchens! Melting and dipping. We can do […]

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