Spicy Carrot-Coconut Soup

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During the boys’ winter break, we went to Disney World with family and had a wonderful time. We were a group of 15 in total. We stayed at the Animal Kingdom Lodge and ate at their restaurant called Boma – Flavors of Africa twice during our stay. My favorite part of the meal at Boma […]

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Smooth and Creamy Polenta

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I had some extra medium-grind corn meal sitting in my cabinet and I didn’t feel like making another loaf of cornbread, so I decided to try polenta. I had some meat sauce on hand which served as a perfect topping.

Before trying this recipe, I had only ever cooked this sweet corn polenta, made from fresh […]

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Graham Cracker Bites

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My boys LOVE this recipe. Well, three out of four do. The other one likes these, but doesn’t go crazy over them. One of my sons asks me to make these all the time. The boys can’t decide if they like them dipped in dark or white chocolate better. These are reminiscent of s’mores, with […]

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Chickpea Vegetable Stew

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This isn’t the prettiest stew, but it’s an awfully delicious dinner.   It’s a nice vegetarian meal that’s loaded with seasonal vegetables.  The flavors all meld together really nicely.  I love the sweetness of the coconut milk mixed with the mild flavors of the vegetables.   The whole stew tends towards the sweet because of the coconut […]

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Lemon Pepper Grilled Chicken

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This is one of the quick recipes that I made the other day when my parents dropped by. About a month ago, we went to a barbecue to celebrate my nephew’s graduation from 8th grade, and my sister grilled some yogurt-marinated chicken that I couldn’t get enough of. It was so moist and flavorful. I […]

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Shrimp Stew with Coconut Milk, Tomatoes and Cilantro

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This is a perfect Thai-inspired weeknight meal. The preparation is quick and the result is delicious. I love almost anything with coconut milk and cilantro, such a great combination. I served this over brown rice which sopped up the sauce nicely. My husband loved this. Boys wouldn’t go near it.

Shrimp Stew with Coconut Milk, Tomatoes […]

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Crab Cakes with Sweet Red Pepper Dressing

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I have had a container of lump crab meat kicking around my refrigerator for months now. When I bought it, the expiration date was about a year out. The crab must be vacuum sealed to enable it to be kept for so long. Anyway, I made these crab cakes for dinner the other night. I […]

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Orange-Scented Almond and Olive Oil Muffins

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I made these for breakfast one recent morning. The boys inhaled them. I also gave a couple to my dad, and he enjoyed them as well. I thought like they tasted like they came directly from an Italian bakery. I think it might have been the almond flavor that did it. I have to admit […]

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Mint Chip Cookies

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These cookies look like they’re chocolate chip, but they taste like Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies. They really do. They’re delicious. The only problem is finding Andes Creme de Menthe chips. None of my local supermarkets carry them. I saw them at Target recently so I […]

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Oatmeal Cookies with Tart Cherries and White Chocolate

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I love a good oatmeal cookie. I also really like tart cherries and white chocolate chips. The sweet/tart combination is delicious.

Oatmeal Cookies with Tart Cherries and White Chocolate
Recipe adapted from JoytheBaker.com

1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 […]

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