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3 Fun Lunch Box Ideas with Cheese

  Keeping my kids interested in their lunch box means being creative. Now in upper grade levels, they have access to all the tempting pizza, tacos and other less than healthy choices available at school. And really it’s okay to indulge in that stuff sometimes. However, for the most part I like to send them … Read More »»

Quick and Easy Breakfast Sausage Wraps

Mornings can be mayhem for many moms – especially during back to school time. And it is no different for me. The school bus arrives at 7 AM around here, which means the kids have to get up early. Do you know how hard it is to get a high schooler up early? Well, yes, … Read More »»

(Giveaway) Simple Chicken Tenderloin Piccata

  It’s that time of year when I start searching my recipe files for tried and true, quick and easy dinners. Back-to-school means there is less time to casually linger over the stove. It’s also a reminder to take a look at some of my family’s favorite, but more time consuming recipes and figure out … Read More »»

(Giveaway) Steamed Alaskan King Crab Legs with Beurre Blanc for Dipping

  There is nothing like king crab when it comes to flavor and presentation. It’s sweet, succulent, snowy white in appearance and an absolute family favorite meal. Let’s face it, it’s hard not to gawk at these beautiful limbs when peering into the seafood counter. They are impressive. But don’t be intimidated by them, they … Read More »»

Peanut Butter Whipped Cream

I’m eating this by the bowlful today while celebrating my birthday. I was too lazy and too hot to bake myself a cake, a symptom of getting older I guess. And this whipped cream is the perfect way to make my day perfect. What I like most is its stability. It’s not runny or oily … Read More »»

Favorites From The Past

Raspberry-Lemon Tartlets

We hope everyone had a great Fourth of July…we ate ourselves to death with freshly caught grilled salmon, grilled veggies, all kinds of salads and breads and fresh fruits, not to mention there was no shortage of desserts, appetizers, wine and fireworks. It was a fabulous time spent with old and new friends. Thank goodness … Read More »»

Corn and Basil Cakes

If you are anything like me, you can’t get enough of the sweet corn and basil available at the Farmer’s Markets right now.  I always buy too much, I can’t help myself. This is an incredibly thoughtful way to use up what you might have left over.  These savory corn-and-basil pancakes served as side dish … Read More »»

Cherry-Pineapple Cinnamon Crunch Cake

So what was I saying?  Oh yeah, my obsession.  Well, other than my obsession with using up all the accumulated boxes of cake mix in my house, I am also obsessed with the taste of canned cherry pie filling.  I love it.  I don’t know what it is, but I do.   Now, do I enjoy home … Read More »»

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