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‘Oreo’ Cookies & Cream Brownies


The art of doctoring store-bought brownie mix is no surprise to most who like to bake. For years now, I have used various ingredients, swapped out liquids, and added spices as well. There are many recipes on the web for what … Continue reading

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Celery Salad with Edamame and Radish


This is a spontaneous salad that was thrown together at the very last-minute as we were about to have company over and I was a bit unsure if I had enough sides for our impromptu bbq. This salad is very similar … Continue reading

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Farmstand Summer Squash Salad with Tomatoes and Fresh Herbs


Yesterday, the local farmer’s market stands offered a beautiful plethora of the most unusual summer squash, both zucchini and yellow squash. This is a great recipe for the gardener, as well, who is swimming in these vegetables and fresh herbs. It … Continue reading

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The Best Chimichurri Sauce Ever


This chimichurri sauce was such a hit the other night and I have been asked over and over again for the recipe. What is so nice about this particular chimichurri is that it is not too spicy. I don’t think … Continue reading

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Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches


This could be one of the easiest summer dinners to pull together at the last-minute, especially if there is leftover chicken breast in the fridge. A store-bought rotisserie is another option if simplicity is goal. However, there have been plenty of occasions … Continue reading

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Curried Egg Salad Sandwich


What is it about egg salad sandwiches? I have yet to meet someone who does not enjoy an opportunity to use leftover eggs for such a treat. This recipe turns yesterday’s eggs into today’s meal. A hint of curry powder … Continue reading

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Spanish Rice


For years I have wanted to have my own spanish rice recipe similar to those you find at Mexican restaurants. This recipe comes as close to restaurant style as you can find. Perfect for those Tex Mex evenings when going to … Continue reading

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