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A 5-Star Rated Entree Without Leaving the House


It was a nice Sunday so Mr. Special and I wanted to enjoy the outdoors. Not wanting to be in the kitchen, I decided to use the slow cooker and cook chicken that we had defrosted. What to do with … Continue reading

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Tasty Slow Cooked Beef PLUS Dessert


What may seem like a simple meal in the slow cooker can mean a tasty, special meal for two. Ingredients such as garlic, shallots, carrots and jarred piquillo peppers offers a variety of flavors in this easy slow cooked dish. … Continue reading

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A Christmas Favorite


Two years ago I created a recipe for a sweet bread made with spiced apple cider.   I took a little from about 4 different recipes and created my own bread using spiced cake mix and yams/sweet potatoes. So glad I … Continue reading

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HELP ME WIN A TRIP TO SAN FRANCISCO!


When trying to think up a recipe to go along with a Cabernet Sauvignon, I thought up a creative ravioli recipe. I’ve tried ravioli before making them using wanton wrappers. So, after I designed the recipe, I entered it into … Continue reading

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Decorated Cake Balls


I baked all weekend for cooking/recipe contests. All were hits with the neighbors! I try to share my creations. Mainly, because “Mr. Special” and I can’t eat it all!! And some of the creations don’t freeze well. I’ve always wanted … Continue reading

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A Wealth of Tomatoes, AGAIN!!


You may remember that I won 2 years in a row (2009 and 2010) in Dei Fratelli’s  Ripened Recipe Contest. Where there are 10 winners who win a year’s supply of Dei Fratelli tomato products. Well, one of my recipes … Continue reading

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Unique Tart Worthy of a Crowd


I created a new dessert for my  Thanksgiving gathering. Since it was such a hit – I entered it in the Imperial Sugar Company’s Homemade Holidays Recipe Contest. Instead of a pumpkin pie – I had cans of yams or … Continue reading

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A “flowering” Thanksgiving


I haven’t cooked with cauliflower that much before. Only when a few florets are included along with broccoli and perhaps some carrots in a dish. But not as a main ingredient in a dish. Since “Mr. Special” and I were … Continue reading

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Not So Scary, But Tasty, Filled-Cupcakes


This past weekend was my fix “Halloween Cupcakes Weekend” it also ended up being “Sprain Your Back Weekend”. Who would have thought I would have sprained my back by just simply making cupcakes? Unbelievable! Well, I’m almost 100% better now … Continue reading

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What’s Gobble Gobble in Spanish? Turkey Tacos!!


I don’t speak Spanish, but I sure speak “Taco!” I took some browned, lean ground turkey and mixed that with sauteed onions, bell pepper and a packet of low-sodium taco mix. An easy way to get all of those nice spices … Continue reading

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