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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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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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Basil Oil

I planted two beds of basil this year.  Why?  A lapse in judgement.  I always think I could use more basil while I am planting the seeds, and I am quite happy with it in the early stages of its growth, but then it starts sending up flower heads. Which means it’s coming to it’s […]

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Pickled Peppers

I have so many peppers from the garden this year that I have already made this several times.  The pictures show this recipe tripled.  Which if you do you may need to use more than one pan like I did. I have already handed bottles of these out to friends and it was requested that […]

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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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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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Grilled Romaine and Blue Cheese Salad

My husband always orders the “Wedge Salad” at one of our favorite steak house restaurants.  I am not a big fan of ice burg lettuce, it has no nutritional value, so I exchanged it with grilled Romaine lettuce.  A much better and healthier choice! 2 heads of Romaine Lettuce, cut in half 3 strips of […]

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Grilled Tri-Tip Roast with Sicilian Herb Sauce

This herb sauce can be made the day ahead.  Cover and refrigerate, bring to room temperature before you will be serving. 3 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves 2 garlic cloves, peeled 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano 1 teaspoon kosher salt 2 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2-3 pound tri-tip beef roast 3 cups […]

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