Peanut Butter and Chocolate Energy Bars

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These little snacks are healthy, simple to make (there’s no baking involved) and surprisingly delicious. I’ve had the recipe kicking around in my “to-make” list for a while now and I finally decided to try it. I’m still amazed that they only use four ingredients. As I’ve often found, sometimes the simplest recipes are the […]

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Double Chocolate Banana Bread

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I always have a couple of overripe bananas in my freezer. I keep them for times when I want to make a banana bread or a smoothie. It’s tough to buy a banana that’s perfect for cooking. I find it takes a couple of days of sitting on a kitchen counter to get to the […]

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Orange-Glazed Shrimp

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This is a perfect weeknight meal. It’s easy to make, it’s delicious, and you can get it on the table in about 30 minutes. Serve it with rice and steamed broccoli and you have a nice dinner.

A couple of tips: Don’t overcook the shrimp. It’s easy to do, but if you overcook them they’ll be […]

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Citrus Seasoning Salt

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I intended to make a bunch of this seasoning salt to give as Christmas gifts this year. Didn’t quite get around to it, but I finally had a chance to make it the other day. This salt is delicious on green vegetables and it’s also delicious on poultry. I imagine it will be wonderful on […]

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Sparkling Cranberries

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This is my favorite new holiday recipe! I think these cranberries are incredible. They’re both sweet and tart. They have a nice crunchy sugar coating and once you break through it you get surprised with a splash of very tart cranberry juice.  I served them on Christmas Eve.  I made them to sprinkle around my […]

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Crispy Chicken and Apple Salad

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This is definitely a meal you can make on a busy weeknight. Cooking the chicken is what takes the longest, and you can get that done pretty quickly, especially if your chicken breasts are thin. I actually recommend that you buy thinly sliced boneless chicken breasts for this recipe, or if you don’t buy those, […]

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Frozen Lemonade

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This is our drink of the summer. The boys LOVE it! It’s perfect on a hot summer afternoon. The only problem I have with it is it gives me the ice cream headache (scientifically known as sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia) almost immediately.  It’s crazy.  Clearly I’m drinking it too quickly.

I use bottled lemon juice when I make it. […]

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Lemon Yogurt Muffins

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I made these muffins for breakfast recently when we had a house full of guests. They disappeared in no time. Who can turn down a fresh, warm, lemon muffin other than one of my sons? I love anything lemon, and these muffins are no exception. The original recipe calls for poppy seeds, but I knew […]

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Lemon Ricotta Waffles

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Are you looking for something new to make for breakfast? I always am. Are you a lemon fan? If so, these waffles are for you. They’re a nice change from your standard buttermilk waffles. The lemon and the ricotta give them a delicate flavor and a nice texture. I loved them. The kids? Not so […]

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Oven-Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic, Olive Oil and Lemon Juice

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This is my new favorite way to make cauliflower. I wouldn’t say it’s a summer dish because you have to heat your oven to 500 degrees F, which can make your kitchen warm in the summer heat, but it’s a perfect fall dish when the weather gets nippy.

Don’t be fooled by the directions, you do […]

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