Caribbean Avocado Shrimp Roll-Ups with Avocado Lime Dipping Sauce and a Giveaway

Posted on Oct 15th, 2013

Living in a house full of boys, there's no chance I'll ever miss the baseball playoffs--or anything else going on in the sports world, for that…

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Browned Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted on Mar 19th, 2013

The verdict on carrot cake in this family is still out.  I love it, and so does at least one of my children.  The rest of the family isn't sold…

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Creamy Pasta with Greens & Tomatoes

Posted on Aug 26th, 2012

I know I should eat my greens, but sometimes it's a challenge to serve them up in a way that will appeal to my kids--and if we're being honest, my…

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No-Bake Lemon Tart

Easy No-Bake Lemon Tart

Posted on Mar 22nd, 2014

I received a tart pan with a removable bottom for Christmas and I may never go back to using a regular pie pan again. In fact, I love my tart pan so…

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French Onion Mushroom Pizza

Posted on Apr 24th, 2013

Wow! This was one amazing pizza!  Even my onion-hating husband admitted it was "pretty good."  I wasn't sure how French onion dip would work as a…

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Healthy Noodle and Vegetable Salad

Posted on Mar 22nd, 2010

I often fix myself this quick, healthy salad for lunch.  It keeps well in the refrigerator for several days and is perfect for people who want to…

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Hearty Minestrone

Posted on Jan 28th, 2014

There's nothing like a hot bowl of soup on a cold day, and minestrone is one of my favorites. I've tried a lot of minestrone recipes and finally…

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Key Lime Cheesecake

Posted on Apr 25th, 2011

This is one of my favorite cheesecakes to make.  When it comes to my cheesecakes cracking, I always do better with recipes that call for a bit of…

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Lemon Blondies with Lemon Glaze

Posted on May 21st, 2013

Oh. My. Goodness.  I am so excited about these chewy, gooey bars of lemony goodness.  I have tried so many variations of brownie and blondie…

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Market Monday: Garlic Scape and Basil Pesto

Posted on Jul 1st, 2013

Until last week, I'd never even heard of a garlic scape.  And I certainly didn't know what to do with one.  But as a garlic lover, I was definitely…

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Market Monday: Honey Ginger Roasted Carrots

Posted on Aug 26th, 2013

For almost nine years my youngest has claimed he doesn't like carrots, until he tried this honey-ginger glazed variety. I'm right there with him.…

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Market Monday: Mushroom & Cheese Tartelettes

Posted on Jun 3rd, 2013

I am beyond excited about this week's Market Monday recipe, featuring Hazel Dell Mushrooms.  If you aren't convinced that fresh, locally grown…

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Market Monday: Pasta with Spicy Sausage and Rapini

Posted on May 27th, 2013

I was walking past the Native Hill Farm stand at the farmers' market Saturday, contemplating what to make for this week's Market Monday recipe…

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Market Monday: Potato and Rainbow Chard Frittata

Posted on Jun 24th, 2013

Let me tell you why I love frittatas.  First, they are a great way to use up all the  leftover veggies, meats and cheeses that might be hanging out…

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Market Monday: Rhubarb Ginger Oatmeal Muffins

Posted on Jun 11th, 2013

This week's Market Monday post features rhubarb from Miller Farms in Platteville, Colorado. In addition to a CSA program, they host all kind of fun…

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Meyer Lemon Bars

Posted on Sep 6th, 2011

I've tried a lot of lemon bars, but I love these because the have such a thick layer of lemon filling.  And although they're called Meyer Lemon…

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Mouthwatering Stuffed Mushrooms

Posted on Nov 29th, 2009

Truthfully, I'm not a huge fan of mushrooms, but I love these stuffed mushrooms!  Really. They're stuffed with bacon and cream cheese! How could…

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Pea Salad with Cashews and Bacon

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2010

The first time I tried this salad, I was a little apprehensive.  Peas as the main ingredient in a salad just seemed a little strange to me, but I…

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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Honey Poppyseed Dressing

Posted on Jun 18th, 2012

When I first served this salad to my family, I didn't expect rave reviews.  My husband is not a fan of mixing fruits with vegetables in a salad. …

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Vietnamese Shaking Beef (Bo Luc Lac)

Posted on Mar 26th, 2012

I've been wanting to make this dish ever since I had it last summer on a trip to San Francisco.  It was just as flavorful and delicious as I…

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Yellow Bean and Mushroom Gratin

Posted on Nov 4th, 2013

I have a confession to make. I've never like that green bean casserole that is so popular at Thanksgiving. Well, minus the French fried onions, that…

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