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creamy tomato basil soup

Okay, this is the BEST tomato soup I have ever had – and that includes Zupa’s, Paradise Bakery, etc. It is just REALLY delicious, and it is actually a SUPER easy recipe.   Start with the onions – dice them well!   Sautee the onions until they are translucent.   The sherry is optional… but

27 Aug 2012
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hummus

 I don’t know about you, but I love me some delicious hummus. However, I feel it’s kind of hit-and-miss with store-bought hummus – so I decided it was about time to make my own. It was actually super easy… especially if you have a nice food processor (which I decided I need to invest in). Ingredients:

01 Jul 2012
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chicken & veggie omelet

Ingredients: 4 mushrooms, thinly sliced 4 broccoli florets, chopped 1/4 c cooked chicken, shredded 1 T red pepper, chopped 1 T green pepper, chopped 3 green onions, chopped 1/4 c shredded mozzarella cheese 2 eggs 2 T milk 1 1/2 t butter salt & pepper, to taste Directions: Sauté the mushrooms, broccoli, cooked chicken, red

01 May 2012
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salted caramel chocolate shortbread bars

So… I made these for Christmas because I wanted to kill two birds with one stone. We always make fudge, we always make caramels, we never make shortbread… but shortbread is delicious… so why not? Ingredients: Shortbread Layer (make first): 2 c. flour 2 tsp. baking powder ¼ tsp. salt 1 cup butter, room temperature

26 Dec 2011
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Photo of pumpkin bread baked in a bundt pan

grandma’s pumpkin bread

Growing up, I LOVED going over to Grandma’s. It meant I could snuggle up with her and Grandpa, watch as much TV as I wanted (she had Nickelodeon AND the Disney Channel), and of course chow down on some kind of delicious home-baked good. My favorite days were when I would come in, smell the sweet scent

06 Nov 2011
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black bean, corn, & avocado salsa

This recipe is almost… embarrassingly easy. I get so many requests for the recipe, though, so I decided it would be a great addition to my blog. You will need: 3 ripe avocados 1 red onion 3-4 tomatoes juice of 4 limes 1 bunch of cilantro 4 ears of fresh corn (or 1 can of

02 Oct 2011
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lasagna [not the frozen kind]

So, two weeks ago I got the chance to go to an Italian cooking class. It was pretty much a dream come true… I mean, I love cooking, and I love Italian food… I was in heaven. We learned how to make REAL Italian lasagna from Jessie (check out her Facebook page for more info.

06 Aug 2011
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tres leches

Okay, it’s time for the greatest blog post of all time. It’s tres leches time. I have received rave reviews many a time for this recipe (thanks, Martha Stewart… not that she gave me a rave review… but she gave me the recipe). I had one guy tell me, “The only thing I don’t like

27 Jun 2011
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chicken scallopini

Can I just say before I start this post how much I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this dish. I remember the first time I tried it at Johnny Carino’s and nearly died of happiness. Sheer happiness. Well, of course I had to replicate it! I found a copycat recipe online and found out why it was so blissfully

05 Jun 2011
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in search of the perfect chipotle dressing

I love the taste of chipotle. I don’t know what it is, but it is amazing. Every time I go to a restaurant and something has any kind of chipotle sauce on it, there’s a good chance I’m ordering it. However, I’ve never been able to find a delicious chipotle sauce/dressing/anything at the store. I’ve

17 Apr 2011
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