Cheese and Pancetta Breakfast Casserole

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We are headed back to school soon. Cue sad trombones. Sigh. To get my head back in the early morning breakfast routine this Cheese and Pancetta Breakfast Casserole is what will be on deck. I like to send my little people off with a hearty breakfast on their first day back in the trenches. Besides, […]

Crock Pot Barbeque Beef Sandwiches Recipe

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Tuesday’s and Thursday’s; are heavy calendar days. It’s difficult to find time to make dinner.  I want a homemade meal, but sitting on the practice field calls for a bit of help from the ole crock pot. Here was last weeks Thursday’s meal, Crock Pot Barbeque Beef Sandwiches. DH woke each morning looking forward to […]

Pasta with Tomatoes, Basil and Feta

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Here is the latest craving. Summer time would just not be the same without a little pasta with tomatoes, sale basil and feta. Mounds of Feta. All you need is your favorite pasta, ask Roma tomatoes, doctor basil, garlic, shallots, olive oil, a bit of butter, parmesan cheese and feta. It can come together in […]

Blue Cheese Burger with Caramelized Onions

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School is out and Summer is in full swing. I’ve been inspired to start combing our local beaches for sea glass with the kids. Thanks Noel. Blue sea glass will be our pirates treasure. Could the recent bountiful sea glass finds on Southern California beaches be from Japan? Remants from last years tsunami? Deep thoughts. […]

Asian Noodle Chicken Salad

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Hi! I’m still around. This End of School Year business is crazy-crazy. Leaves very little time for anything other than cookie baking, driving to and fro from campus, photos, year-end gifts… Believe-you-me, I barely have time to use the facilities. Three in elementary school will do that to you this time of year. When my […]

Puff Pastry Appetizer with Feta and Caramelized Onions

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They say once you have reached a certain place in life, physician you gain a better understanding of your true needs. For me, I don’t necessarily feel time has refined mine. My needs have always been to be surrounded by a healthy, loving and trusted tribe. Yes. That is my thing. No judging allowed. Period. […]

Grilled Cilantro Chicken

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Chicken is just so chicken. It can be kinda boring at times. With the weather warming up outdoors, grilling is in the air.  Can you smell it?  What can we do to create a mysteriously good grilled chicken dish?  Let’s think about this. Lately, I have gravitated towards flavors that are hidden and make a […]

Sweet Garlic Soup

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The first time I tasted this Sweet Garlic Soup, I knew I could never live without it. The name, yes, is very interesting, sweet and garlic combined? But, it is so incredibly good. I dream about making vats of it daily to feed the world. Where did this recipe come from?  I am proud to […]

Dessert Recipe with Pineapple – aka Pineapple Soufflé

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This is a dessert recipe with pineapple that probably dates back over 75 years in our family. My great-grandmother made this for her boarders back in the 1920’s. She ran a boarding home out of their residence during the Great Depression to pay the bills. There she is, Anna Eliza, with Gigi in her lap as a […]