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Banana Muffin

Banana Muffin

You know those times when you buy bananas but you don't finish eating all of them before they start to turn brown? Then they go uber soft? Don't throw them out! The browner they are, the sweeter they are, and absolutely perfect for any kind of baking. If you are not...

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Blueberry Muffins that Rock

Blueberry Muffins that Rock

Looking for a fantastic but super easy recipe for blueberry muffins? This is the one! And it comes from the best recipe book around: Muffin Mania. I made this for my daughter and it was just so easy - she inhaled them immediately. I was a bit hesitant as the recipe...

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Twist on a Caesar Salad

Twist on a Caesar Salad

I found a recipe for "Skinny Caesar" on Pinterest and as I made it, I found that there were some elements I really loved, and others that for me were....meh. I used Rick as my guinea pig (shhhh! Don't tell him that!) and he texted me from work telling me the salad was...

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Christmas Sugar Cookies

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Before you scroll to the bottom for the recipe, I want to share with you a bit of a story. Katelyn is now 16, but when she was around 9, her dad and I separated.  Katelyn was a competitive dancer and her dad and I made the difficult decision that we could not...

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Air Fryer Calzones

Air Fryer Calzones

I was looking for something that was easy, handheld, and something I could serve up poolside. I began to scour the recipes I saved over the years to find something that resonated. I came across this recipe and thought it checked all the boxes and I was not...

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Air Fryer Roast Beef

Air Fryer Roast Beef

My grandmother used to make pot roast that would make the staunchest vegetarian salivate. I vaguely remember her saying that she would go to the butcher and pick up the roast along with "suet the size of your fist". Suet, by the way, is fat. She would put the suet on...

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Be Smart, Use Your Fliers

Be Smart, Use Your Fliers

Are you one of those people that put the weekly flyers in the recycle bin? I know so many people who do this. You are not alone. I have asked friends why and the resounding answer is that they have no interest in leafing through the flyers, it just takes too much...

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Emulsify… Who Knew?!

Emulsify… Who Knew?!

I was making a Beef Ragu the other day with Tagliatelle pasta-which by the way was super fantastic-and I learned a new term. Emulsify. I mean, I thought I knew what this meant but not related to pasta. When adding olive oil to a salad dressing, one would add it to the...

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Flank Steak with Chimichurri

Flank Steak with Chimichurri

Chimichurri is the newest love in our house. I know it has been around for a long time, but we recently discovered this divine combination of fresh flavors. Last summer, when the world started to open up, our first stop for dinner was a local restaurant called Pretty...

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Glazed Sirloins

Glazed Sirloins

If you love steak the way that we love steak, then THIS recipe is for you. Seriously. My family looks forward to BBQ season because they know this recipe will always be in the rotation. I mean, yes, I do make steak with salt, pepper, and garlic but this marinade takes...

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Broccoli Buffet Salad

Broccoli Buffet Salad

I know I am aging myself here....but back in the day, bringing a Broccoli Salad to a potluck was one of the go-tos. As I think about going to a baseball tournament where I need to bring "something", my brain automatically comes back to this salad. It is crisp, tasty,...

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Goat Cheese and Pear Salad

Goat Cheese and Pear Salad

Are you looking for the perfect side dish to bring to a potluck or to serve to a large group? Look no further! This is the one! Years ago, my hubby Rick and I went to our friend's place for dinner. They were always amazing at pulling together fantastic food that...

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Slow Cooker Bacon Garlic Pork Loin

Slow Cooker Bacon Garlic Pork Loin

Did someone say bacon?! Making pork with bacon seems to be an ideal pairing, right? On top of that, this dish takes 10 minutes to prepare, then you walk away for 4 hours. AND there are only 5 ingredients! This is made with pork loin, and that means that there is a...

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Slow Cooker Hungarian Goulash

Slow Cooker Hungarian Goulash

I don't know about you but when I was a kid, the word "Goulash" did not sound remotely appealing. Although after my Mom made it, it was pretty good. As I have mentioned in previous posts, and for those who know me...my Mom had a few (very few) recipes that she would...

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