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Peanut Butter Truffles

These little treats didn’t last long at the Merry Martini party. They combine my two favorite foods — peanut butter and chocolate — a heavenly combination. They’re pretty rich and I was thinking I made them a little too big, … Continue reading

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Spicy Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes aren’t just for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Not only are they delicious and readily available, often already cubed, but they offer many health benefits, including: 1. They are high in vitamin B6, which helps prevent heart attacks. 2. They … Continue reading

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Tabouleh with Grilled Vegetables

I’ve been cooking weekly for a pescatarian couple, meaning they’re mainly vegetarians but they do eat fish. I’ve been discovering a lot of great vegetarian dishes that I’ve been able to share with my family. This one is easy and … Continue reading

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Isabella’s Favorite Mac and Cheese

We are a Disney family. Growing up behind the Orange Curtain, I was always at D-land. Even when I got married and then we moved to Nor Cal and had a family, we had annual passes and would go down … Continue reading

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Lemon Chicken Breasts

Even with our recent freezing temperatures, our lemon tree is still producing like crazy. So I am continuing on my ever expanding lemon recipe quest. This one is from the Barefoot Contessa. It turns out a gorgeous golden brown and … Continue reading

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Lemon Pudding Cake

My meyer lemon tree in the backyard is brimming with fresh citrus so I thought I’d make some yummy lemon recipes. The first recipe I tried is this lemon pudding cake, making it for some friends we were having over … Continue reading

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Serendipity’s Frozen Hot Chocolate

When I went to New York City for the first time in 2010, and solicited suggestions of places to visit and things to do, I was told in no uncertain terms that I MUST visit Serendipity in NYC for frozen … Continue reading

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Happy National Wiener Schnitzel Day

Having lived in Heidelberg, Germany for nine months during my sophomore year of college, I’ve had my share of wiener schnitzel. It’s no wonder all of us girls came home a few (or several) pounds heavier because the Germans like … Continue reading

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Happy National Filet Mignon Day

One of my youngest daughter’s best friends, Melina, would rarely eat when she was little. I always felt like I’d done well if she had a bite or two of cheese pizza. Then one day she was over playing and … Continue reading

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Happy National S’mores Day

I want s’more please. Happy National S’mores Day! S’more conjure images of campfires, toes in the sand on the beach, friends and tons of fun. I like to toast marshmallows, but not eat them, so I’m a s’mores making machine … Continue reading

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