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July 22, 2012
Today we went exploring.   So when we returned home in time for dinner, I decided to make something quick and easy with the ground beef that I had pulled out of the freezer early this morning.  One of my family’s favorite things is when I make mini meatloaves in a muffin pan.  They love…

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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 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 19, 2011
My husband named this recipe.  It is so incredibly addictive that it is hard to pull yourself away from it and stop eating.  Delicious and not too sweet, this recipe is amazing.  I make it during the holidays every year.  Now, you too can make it and share in our tradition.Read moreTo Die For Toffee

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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.