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Mar. 31, 2013 5:52 pm 
Updated: Apr. 2, 2013 9:00 am
We love seafood...and shrimp in particular.  But I have always been intimidated to try my hand at cooking it at home.  I have made a couple of stabs over the years...grilled shrimp (came out too salty), baked tilapia (came out too mushy), etc....but had never had enough success to really be… MORE
Creamy Shrimp & Mushroom Pasta
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Oct. 21, 2012 4:27 pm 
Updated: Oct. 21, 2012 11:50 pm
After a crazy week that consisted of entirely too much takeout, my hubby & I were ready for some down-home cooking today.  Not only something that would satisfy us tonight, but something that would carry us through the first half of the week as leftovers.  Sounds like a lofty goal for a gal… MORE
 
 
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Mar. 18, 2012 4:20 pm 
Updated: Mar. 19, 2012 5:00 pm
I admit it...I love pork.  All of it (except Pig's feet and some other nasty incarnation that I'm sure exists that I'm not thinking of right now)....chops, loin, roast, steak, sausage, ham, bacon...ALL of it!  (Heck, I even like pork rinds...but don't tell anyone.)  The problem -- my hubby… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 12, 2012 5:51 pm 
Updated: Feb. 13, 2012 3:22 am
With the hustle and bustle of the holidays now past, I am settling back into a routine.  And I am determined that this year that routine will include cooking meals at home and relying less on restaurants.  My husband seems to be onboard with this plan as well. So, I kicked things off on a… MORE
 
 
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Nov. 20, 2011 5:25 pm 
Updated: Nov. 21, 2011 7:02 pm
So, I invited a friend and colleague who will be in town this week over for dinner tomorrow night.  (That's right...the week of Thanksgiving, I'm also entertaining.  I'm cool like that!!)  I pondered what to make that would work well with the frenzy that I know this week will bring, and my… MORE
 
 
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Nov. 13, 2011 4:21 pm 
Updated: Nov. 13, 2011 6:30 pm
You may not have known....I moved about a month ago.  That's right...I moved next door.  :-)  You see, we had lived next door to my husband's grandfather since we were married.  When his grandfather passed away, we had the opportunity to move into the house...and we jumped at the chance since… MORE
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Aug. 31, 2011 8:23 pm 
Updated: Sep. 1, 2011 1:54 pm
I don't know about you, but I had bake sales out the wazoo when I was a kid.  My mom (wise woman that she was) quickly declared the 'Your Bake Sale, You Bake It' rule.  Smart lady...I was in like 100 clubs/activities/teams/etc, so they really were endless!!  So, why am I reminiscing about… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 10, 2011 9:06 pm 
Updated: Aug. 18, 2011 12:30 pm
This weekend I made tuna cakes for dinner.  Anytime I make anything with tuna, it makes me think of my childhood love of tuna casserole.  My mom made it with egg noodles and topped it with wheat germ.  For the life of me, I have never found any other purpose for wheat germ!!  Tuna casserole… MORE
 
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Jul. 18, 2011 4:24 pm 
Updated: Jul. 20, 2011 6:31 am
Over the weekend, I was thinking about traditions....specifically, food traditions.  We really are creatures of habit, and it can be so comforting.  For instance...Sunday morning = french toast at my house...not every Sunday morning, but more often than not that is what we eat.  And while… MORE
 
 
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Jun. 28, 2011 7:16 pm 
Updated: Jun. 29, 2011 9:07 pm
I admit it...I am slightly obsessed with smoothies lately.  What's not to like, right?  I am a little picky about smoothie recipes...no ice permitted (mainly because my blender sucks)...banana is a must-include...yogurt is likely, while milk is optional.  I also firmly believe that frozen… MORE
 
 
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BAGRUBA

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