Pan Seared Pork Chops with Pear Mostarda 1

Pan Seared Pork Chops with Pear Mostarda

I think I just need to tell you just right up front here… that my husband claimed this is the best dinner I’ve made him in months.  I cook for…

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10 Minute Tomato Soup

10 Minute Tomato Soup (Picky Palate Cookbook)

My grilled cheese + tomato soup obsession began when I was little.  Just like 95.6% of the other Mom’s in America did, my mother served up Cream of Tomato soup…

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Macaroni and Cheese Stuffed Roasted Vegetables 1

Macaroni and Cheese Stuffed Vegetable Boats

A couple of popular recipes on my blog are Macaroni and Cheese- themed: Spinach Macaroni and Cheese… and Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon. They’re both rich and wonderful and creamy,…

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RWOP Secret Ingredient Spinach

RWOP KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed! Do you have one of those pretty stand mixers?  And if you do, then do you have one that is a bright and gorgeous color?…

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Beef and Bean Enchilada Casserole 1

Beef and Bean Enchilada Casserole

Sometimes you just need a good comfort food recipe… a recipe that is easy-to-make… and a meal that every member of your family will eat without complaints.  I’ve got one…

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Red Wine Leftovers

100 Recipes Using Leftover Red Wine

If you’re a wine enthusiast, it may be difficult to believe that you would ever have any leftover wine.  I am indeed a wine enthusiast, and I found myself in…

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Pinterest Inspired Oktoberfest Dinner Party Menu

Oktoberfest Dinner Party (Pinterest- Inspired)

I haven’t done so in quite some time, but I love to share the monthly dinner party menus from my neighborhood Gourmet Club. There are 18 of us (9 couples),…

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Spiced Pear Cake with Browned Butter Icing 1

Spiced Pear Cake with Browned Butter Icing

We live in a happy cul-de-sac consisting of seven homes.  There are 15 children in our cul-de-sac, ranging in age from 1 to 20.  Our quiet, little corner is a…

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Honey Whole Wheat Bread 1

Honey- Whole Wheat Bread

Before food blogs were popular, I visited food blog forums- places on the internet where you can discuss recipes and food.  It’s where I became “RecipeGirl,” really… since that just…

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Amazon Giveaway from

Must- Have New Cookbooks

I have so many books I’ve wanted to share with you, so let’s share them all in one post… and celebrate with a Giveaway for a $100 Amazon Gift Card…

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Turkey Sloppy Joe Sliders 1

Turkey Sloppy Joe Sliders

Thank you for all of the support and congratulations and kind words you gave me and RecipeBoy for our partnership with McCormick. We are super excited to share the recipe…

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New Fall Recipes

5 {new} Fall Recipes to Share!

I went a little cooking and baking- crazy last weekend. My family was happy because of it, but I’m officially exhausted. Everything was so good, so I wanted to share…

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Autumn Vegetable Soup 1

Autumn Vegetable Soup

It’s finally, finally, finally starting to get slightly chilly in the air here in San Diego- but only at night and early in the morning. The AC is off and…

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Pulled Barbecued Chicken Sandwiches 1

Slow Cooker Pulled Barbecued Chicken Sandwiches

Dear Busy People of the World, Do you own a slow cooker?  Or are you among the crowd of people who say “slow-cooker recipes are no good!”?  I hope you…

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Cocoa Brownies 1

Cocoa Brownies

This is one of those… I-need-a-good-and-chocolatey-dessert-that-is-totally-quick-and-easy… kind of recipes.  I promise. My husband’s family was coming over sort-of last-minute recently.  The sort of last minute where your husband says, “Oh…

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San Diego to Boston

Cross Country Road Trip 2012 (Boston’s South Shore)

The “sharing” of my family’s Cross Country Road Trip 2012 continues… with a three week rest on Boston’s South Shore. We make a pilgrimage (pun intended, I guess) to Boston’s…

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Generation Fresh RB and RG

Exciting News to Share!

The kitchen is definitely my Happy Place.  It’s where I can be creative and develop the recipes I love so much, it’s where I enjoy peace as I’m measuring and…

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