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Italian Pork and Tomato Sauce Served over Risotto

My husband went to Costco and came back with pork shoulder again.  I think he was trying to get me to make my Pork Tacos, but I had other plans.  Because Fall is around the corner, I tend to start making dinners to freeze.   Its nice to have a healthy, hearty meal I can […]

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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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Pulled Pork Tacos

Jim has claimed this one of the best tasting dishes.  I have to agree!  If you are not interested in eating it as a taco, it would be just as delicious over rice. I used 6 pounds of shoulder in this recipe so the pics show a tripled recipe.  I like to make enough to […]

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Chocolate-Coconut Bundt Cake with Ganache Frosting

This is a decadent cake, my only gripe is it sitting in my house!  I really wish you would come over here and help me get rid of it! 🙂 Enjoy!! Ingredients: 18 ounces good quality at-least 60% bittersweet chocolate chips,divided 2/3 cups vegetable oil 4 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla, divided 1 1/2 cup strong black coffee […]

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Tuna Lemon-Aioli Bruschetta

Do you ever look at a dish you order in a restaurant and think that it would be too much trouble to recreate?  I do it.  If it looks like the work won’t be worth the reward I turn a cold shoulder to the dish and move on.  I saw this dish at one of […]

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Grilled Paella

This has to be one of my favorites dishes to serve to guests.  It has a lot of steps, but all the time is in the prep work, and you can do it before you plan on cooking and before the guests arrive.  That way when its time to cook, all you have to do […]

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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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My New “Super” Morning Oatmeal

To say I am not motivated in the morning would be a huge understatement.  I go through my morning ritual like a zombie.  When I go to bed at night I have every intention of eating a healthy breakfast in the morning, but consistently I end up eating a protein bar because I just can’t […]

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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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