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April 27, 2012
When I lived in Southern California, I become close friends with many wonderful people of Asian decent. Tradition and family go hand in hand in their culture.  Often, I would visit one of my Chinese friends and find their entire family sitting at the kitchen table on a Saturday afternoon making dumplings.  The Grandma, Auntie,…

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April 19, 2012
A few weeks back, I received two copies of The Fresh Egg Cookbook from Storey Publishing.  One for me to review and one to giveaway to our blogging friends.  This cookbook is part chicken memoir and part cookbook.  Jennifer Trainer Thompson shares personal stories from her flock and from her kitchen where cooking is truly…

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April 6, 2012
Each year, the kids and I look forward to baking for Easter. Last year, we made cupcakes with Peeps sitting in nests filled with candy eggs. This year, I have seen so many variations of cakes with pastel colored M & Ms and an assortment of Peeps marshmallow candy on Pinterest and Facebook, that this was on my…

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April 1, 2012
I love the flavors of Mexican cooking.  I fell in love with so many flavors of this country when I lived in Los Angeles and learned to cook.  I especially loved going into the supermarkets there and trying out all the chilies, tomatillos, and other ethnic spices for cooking. Sometimes, my taste buds yearn for those…

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March 16, 2012
Living on Cape Cod we have access to great seafood year round.  I have many ways I love to prepare fresh seafood.  I found a similar recipe on the internet years ago and adapted it to suit my family’s taste.  This is very easy, quick and delicious and I usually serve it with french fries.…

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February 17, 2012
Yesterday, my daughter and I decided to bake some cookies.  We baked up a batch of these moist and chewy oatmeal raisin cookies.  My husband claims that these are the best cookies that I make.  I just might have to agree, so I thought that I would share these with you today.  I think the…

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January 19, 2012
I love quiche! In fact, I have shared many quiche recipes over the years with you here on our blog.  I was craving my Mexican lasagna but I wanted to avoid the carbohydrates that came with using an entire package of tortillas.  Thus, this quiche was created.  I replaced carbs with protein and incorporated Mexican…

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January 5, 2012
Yesterday was National Spaghetti Day!  This post may be a day late but is very easy to make and your family will think that you have become a gourmet cook!  I love to serve this over pasta or rice pilaf.   If you are not a mushroom fan, try substituting in their place 2 tbsp…

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December 10, 2011
The holiday season is upon us.  Days seem so sort with so much to get accomplished.  Today, I thought that I would share one of my husband’s favorites.  It is easy and very comforting.  Serve it up with crusty french bread and a side salad.  This one is a keeper.Read moreEasy Beef Stew

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November 27, 2011
I confess, I am not the best baker, but I am a great cook.  Some tell me it is because I eyeball everything when I cook, rarely taking the time to accurately measure things out or follow a recipe.  Well, this pie I made this past weekend was absolutely one of the easiest things that…

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Sharing an inspired life from the New England seaside. Chickens, Bees, Gardens, Art and Yummy Goodness.