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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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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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Lemon infused quinoa salad with yellow tomatoes, asparagus, & fresh herbs


This week was warmer than usual and is probably why some of the healthier and lighter ingredients have been pulled from the depths of the pantry. It is a perfect side dish to grilled chicken, pork, seafood, and vegetables. It also … Continue reading

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roasted beets


roasted beets may top all other roasted vegetables. they are simply fantastic. there are other methods of cooking them, however, roasting them brings out a great depth of flavor. during the cold winter months, root vegetables seem to be most prevalent and … Continue reading

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caramelized brussel sprouts


i do not have a memory of brussel sprouts before my mother made this recipe. it is hard to say if i loved or hated them. all i can say is that once they were served to me in this fashion, brussel sprouts had … Continue reading

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baked sweet potato fries


  baked (or roasted) sweet potato fries is usually a last-minute side such as tonight. there were several sweet potatoes in the pantry after thanksgiving and a little extra vitamin a and c is always an added bonus as sweet … Continue reading

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pickled red onions


this is the easiest way to alter a red onion. for those who find a raw red onion a bit strong, pickling them takes that bite out of them and transforms them to a tangy yet onionish condiment. there are … Continue reading

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