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Mango Slaw

I suppose I’m on a bit of a mango- kick since my last post involved mangos too.  Oh heck, who am I kidding?  I’m always on a mango- kick.  Mangos…

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Balsamic- Mango Marinated Grilled Chicken 1

Balsamic- Mango Marinated Grilled Chicken

Hey, it’s summer!  Well, not really… but close enough, right?  The berries are starting to show up in the market, fresh tomatoes are a little sweeter, the sun is shining…

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Cookies and Cream Frosting

My little boy turns 11 today!  It’s totally crazy.  He was just a baby… like yesterday!  The scariest part about having an 11 year old is to think that in…

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Favorite Chicken Recipes: 10 Dinner Ideas

Because most of the world is pretty wild about chicken, I thought I’d share my favorite chicken recipes with you today.  Maybe you can find something new to make for…

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New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies

New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve been eyeing this famous New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe for a very long time now.  First published in the New York Times on July 9, 2008, this…

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Green Chile and Bacon Egg Bake 2

Green Chile, Bacon and Cheese Egg Bake

Dear Loving Family of Mine, I’d really like a break from cooking on Mother’s Day this year. And I’d like to spend the day with you, if you don’t mind….

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Ginger Beer Lemonade

Ginger Beer Lemonade

First of all, you should know that Ginger Beer is not really “beer.”  It took me a a couple of hours of tweeting and googling to verify that.  I guess…

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Monster Cookies

Monster Cookies

This post should be titled, “Out of Sight, Out of Mind!” or “Hiding Cookies in Your Freezer is a Good Idea!” Or better yet, “When Cookies Are in My Freezer,…

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Enchiladas

Enchiladas (20 Recipes to Share)

Hooray for Enchiladas!  I’ve decided to make an enchilada recipe for dinner tonight… one that I’ve made a zillion times and have never gotten a photo of- Asparagus and Chicken…

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Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Chimichurri Sauce 1

Shrimp Tacos with Avocado- Chimichurri Sauce

Countdown to Cinco de Mayo!  Sure, that may not mean anything to you if you live in North Dakota, Ireland, Australia or Japan.  But here in SoCal… sooooo close to…

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Dinner Ideas

10 New Recipes to Try for Dinner

Back in January I shared 10 new recipes to try for dinner and promised to share something like this again.  These are recipes that I’ve tried that haven’t made it…

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Tabasco- Crawfish Boil

A Visit to Avery Island, Louisiana: Home of Tabasco Sauce

Last week I had the unique opportunity of visiting Louisiana for the first time ever!  I’m a California girl, so the south is little bit like foreign territory to me….

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Brown Butter bars

Brown Butter- Toffee Pecan Blondies

Are you as in love with Seattle as I am? I’ve been there several times, but I feel like I need another 42 1/2 days to explore and really get…

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Salsa Fresca

Here in Southern California, Mexican food is a pretty big deal. Restaurants of the Mexican sort are plentiful, and many of them are very inexpensive. Tortillas of every make and…

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