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Orzo Salad with Beets & Blue Cheese

I will be stating up front that my family told me not to post this recipe.  Both of my guys said it was “gross”.  I on the other hand said it was “delicious”.   Why the discord?  One word, Beets.  Need I say more? If you like beets, this will be your new favorite way […]

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Spicy & Sweet Corn Mac-N-Cheese

This is a great way to add sweet delicious corn to an already over the top mac-n-cheese!  You can add as much pepper as you like.  My peppers are extremely hot this year, so I only went with one.  Of course Jim added a chopped extra pepper to his. 1 stick unsalted butter, plus more […]

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Basil Pesto

If you planted basil in your garden, you have an overflow about now.  I have started fighting mine from going to seed (getting flower heads).  I always have more basil than I could ever use, but I just love the smell and taste of fresh basil.  I read several years ago that if you crush […]

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Sweet Pea Ravioli in a Butter Sauce

I have never made my own pasta.  It seems so time consuming to me and a bit intimidating.  Maybe because I have an Italian mother-n-law?? Anyway, I like to use Wonton Wrappers as a stand in for pasta.  My husband said these wouldn’t taste good without the homemade pasta.  I think he would agree with […]

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Birthday Stuffed Shells

Today is my oldest sons 20th Birthday! Happy Birthday Jimmy!! Luckily we got the chance to fly out this last weekend to see him. Knowing we would be visiting I made one of his favorite dinners, froze it and brought it with me. Because he is a collegiate rower and its rowing season his coach […]

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Brussels Sprout, Cauliflower and Pasta

My husband LOVES Brussels Sprouts.  Jacob and I DO NOT! Yes, I know they are a super food and are loaded with vitamin A & C, calcium, potassium and fiber. Oh yea, and they may help fight cancer. So I am always trying to find ways to put them in a recipe where I can […]

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