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Honey Roasted Acorn Squash! We have less than two weeks until Thanksgiving and something happened overnight with our weather and it’s finally fall in Florida. It always feels pretty weird to heat up the oven and cook fall foods when it’s still 85° out so I’ll take any cooler weather I can get. Fall brings […]

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Hi! Remember me, your long lost recipe posting friend? Sorry things have been rather light around here lately. The orchestra season started with a bang and everything seems to be happening all at once. But we’re still here and I’ll be back soon with new recipes, Thanksgiving ideas (because yes, that’s coming too), peanut butter […]

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Quick Shrimp Scampi! Definitely a Weeknight Wonder but why should Monday through Friday get all the buttery, garlic-y goodness? This is a super fast, super simple recipe – BIG flavors that you can have on the table in about 20 minutes. The shrimp will taste even better if you have time to plan ahead and […]

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It’s cocktail time and I’ve made you something unusual and delicious… Meet “The Greet” – a White Port Cocktail! I’d never had white port before going to my friend Roz’s house for a holiday party last year. She discovered this cocktail at a port tasting event and told me that they called it “The Greet” […]

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I’ll be honest here….lunch is not my favorite meal of the day. I’m often running here and there during lunch time and end up throwing some leftovers together, making a salad, or eating the oh so healthy cheese, crackers, and apple lunch.  Hey, at least I add the apple.  BUT when I actually plan ahead, […]

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I can’t believe I’ve never posted the recipe for Pasta with Shrimp & Fresh Tomatoes! This has long been one of my favorite dishes to make but I often fiddle around with the recipe adding mushrooms, white wine, some kind of cheesy goodness, and I forget just how good the original recipe is. Pure and […]

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Asian Noodle Salad with Shrimp – Perfect for hot summer weather! This is an incredibly versatile salad. It can be made ahead and refrigerated or made when you’re ready to eat and served at room temperature. Add whatever veggies you like, have on hand, or have growing in the garden! Because it’s made with rice noodles […]

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Mango Chicken Stir Fry! Holy Cats! I love this dish!!!! A perfectly ripe mango is a beautiful thing. They’re in season right now and I just happened to have 2 sitting on my counter smelling divine. I also happened to have boneless, skinless chicken thighs thawing in the fridge so with the power of The […]

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Summer Zucchini Season is in full swing so Pasta with Zucchini & Ricotta is the answer to that age old question… “Hey, would you take some zucchini? I have a ton in my garden!” That answer should always be, YES! Quickly sautéed zucchini meets creamy ricotta cheese in a dinner that cooks in just about […]

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TGIF, Friends! I’ve made you a fancy cocktail. A Gin & Ginger Gimlet! Wow, what a busy summer this has turned out to be. Sorry for the light posting but life has been crazier than expected. I’ve made my usual summer migration up to Minnesota to play the opera and we’re opening Sweeney Todd tonight! […]

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