Mini Puff Pastry Quiche

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It’s sometimes tough to live such a far distance from my family. Especially on days like Mother’s Day, I wish I could just make a big pot of coffee and sit down to a warm home-cooked brunch with my mom. I know she would...

Herb and Citrus Oven Roasted Chicken

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We don’t go out to eat often. There’s nothing more I love than gaining a little cooking inspiration and having someone else whisk away the dishes. But, because my hubby (and sometimes, even I) thinks the food I make is just as good as...

Carrot Cake Bars with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

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Usually I’ll start a post with a story or a little tid-bit that somehow relates to the recipe I’m sharing. But not today. Nope, today we’re getting down to brass tacks, people. No time for silliness. Well, okay… maybe there will be a little...

Crab Cake Sliders with Spicy Mayo

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For almost 10 years, I called Maryland’s Eastern Shore home. We lived on a 5-acre farm surrounded by fresh produce, lots of animals and crab lovin’ friends. So, it completely escapes me as to why I haven’t shared crab cakes up until now! They...

BBQ Chicken, Bell Pepper and Pineapple Skewers

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In my backyard is a big ole’ mud pit. We ripped out our wooden deck earlier this month and it’s just what we’ve been left with. A 21- x 30-foot patch of dirt, lots of rain, and a pup intent on tracking muddy paws...

No-Knead Crusty Artisan Bread

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I have something amazing to share with you today! I mean, you’ve seen artisan bread before but you’ve probably never seen it as easily made as this! I’d say this is one part recipe, one part magic trick… it’s just incredible. You’ve gotta trust...

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

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Not sure where I took a left turn, but cheesecake is my new obsession – I love it! Maybe it’s just one of those things that continues to prove “tastes change.” Or maybe it’s because my husband hates it and I never bother making...

Greek Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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Mark and I love Greek food, and I try to cook tasty takes on light, fresh Greek dishes as often as possible. Almost every time we have friends over, we make this salad, pop some hummus and warm pita bread on the table, and...

Soft ‘n Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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This weekend was all about chucking out the old to make way for the new! Saturday brought our big, community-wide garage sale where we guzzled coffee, haggled here and there, and made a pretty penny for our no-longer-precious items… And Sunday brought boys, beer,...

Restaurant Style Salsa

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Living in Southern Texas, we certainly get our fill of scrumptious salsa. Not only do we have tons of tasty Mexican joints, but my friends make a killer homemade salsa for our neighborhood happy hours …Which are made all the more happy with a...