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Broccoli Feta Fritters

We eat a lot of Broccoli in our house.  Jacob has been complaining about it, so I tried to come up with a new way to feed it to him without him feeling like his mom is making him eat his Broccoli.  Broccoli is such a nutritional superstar that I want to make sure we […]

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Perfect Grilled Corn

I don’t know about you but I love corn.  My favorite is the bi-colored variety!  When I went into Whole Foods this last week they had corn as the feature item of the week.  I couldn’t resist and picked up a few ears. I always found grilling corn a little daunting when it is so […]

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Asparagus with Brown Buttered Breadcrumbs

I don’t know about you, but I get tired of my side dishes.  I have been trying to do a better job at putting a little more thought and time into them, as much for the hubs and kid as myself.  This was a great surprise, easy and tasted delicious. 1 pound asparagus, peeled and trimmed 4 tablespoons unsalted […]

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Pickled Jalapeño Peppers

My garden is producing a ton of peppers now, and really how many peppers can one family eat.  Even with my husband in residence.  So, I like to pickle a few jars to stick in the fridge and hand to those wicked sick fiends who like to eat things that fry your mouth! 🙂 Just […]

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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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Spicy Corn Succotash

I have been patiently waiting for the summer corn to make it to the farmers market.  With the drought happening across the U.S.what showed up was small, but still just as delicious as any first ear of summer corn can be! This dish is sweet, spicy and creamy.  Something for everyone.  It is great as […]

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Zucchini Carpacchio

Okay, I totally took this straight from Gourmet Magazine.  Though the recipe calls for chopped mint as a topping and I am not a fan of mint, so I changed it to Parsley.  You also couldn’t go wrong with a topping of chopped basil or diced thyme.  Whatever herb you have growing on hand. Also, […]

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Happy 4th of July! Red, White and Blue Salad

Now that my boys are older we don’t do as much to celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, beside the typical grilling out, eating and going to the local firework display.  Wait that’s what most of us do! 🙂 When the boys were younger my husband would organize a Dad and […]

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Orzo and Black-Eyed Pea Salad

I have fallen in love with this simple little salad.  It is loaded with yummy healthy vegetables, plus the peas (which are actually beans) gives this dish protein and iron.  So you can eat this alone or as a side to a main course.  I dug into the leftovers for lunch the next day, very […]

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