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Panzanella Salad

Panzanella Salad

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Panzanella Salad Panzanella Salad is a Tuscan and Umbrian chopped salad, and is typically made with stale bread croutons, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions and fresh basil.  This salad is also popular in other parts of central Italy and is perfect as a fresh summer salad. I […]

Asian Turkey Burgers

Asian Turkey Burgers

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Asian Turkey Burgers I have to be honest.  I am not a fan of Turkey Burgers.  They always lack flavor and taste rather boring.  I have tried several variations on a plain turkey burger but was never happy.  Today, I tried doing something different and […]

Orzo Pasta Salad

Orzo Pasta Salad

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Orzo Pasta Salad I moved recently and have been spending most of my free time unpacking.  Truthfully, I haven’t had a lot of time to cook from scratch.  I purchased some meals from a meal assembly kitchen to make life easier for the first couple […]

I’m Moving…Again!

I’m Moving…Again!

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I’m Moving…Again! Over 30 Moving Tips Actually, I’m moving for the 18th time in my life.  I like to say it gets easier, but no, just more organized.  I’m moving back to my home state for work and to be closer to my family and […]

Lemon Farfalle Pasta with Chicken

Lemon Farfalle Pasta with Chicken

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Lemon Farfalle Pasta with Chicken Lemon Farfalle (or bow tie) Pasta with Chicken is a quick and easy meal to make.  I used to make this when I was doing catering and it was always a crowd-pleaser. You only need a few ingredients. First, season […]

Holiday Spiral Ham

Holiday Spiral Ham

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Holiday Spiral Ham My Mother made the best Ham for Easter.  I call it her Holiday Spiral Ham.  Years ago, they didn’t have spiral hams and my father would have to carve the ham.  Now, it is so easy to get a spiral ham to […]

Sfingi (Italian Donuts)

Sfingi (Italian Donuts)

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Sfingi (Italian Donuts) Sfingi are Italian Donuts and typically served on St. Joseph’s Day.  St. Joseph’s Day is a feast day that is all about giving and sharing.  According to legend, there was a severe drought in Sicily during the Middle Ages.  The villagers prayed […]

Reuben Bagel Sandwich

Reuben Bagel Sandwich

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Reuben Bagel Sandwich I’m a big fan of Einstein Bros. Bagels, but I don’t have one near me anymore.  My favorite is their Texas Brisket Egg Sandwich with smoked beef brisket, cage-free fresh-cracked eggs, cheddar with smoky chipotle aioli on a Jalapeño Bacon Gourmet Bagel.  […]

Kielbasa, Sauerkraut and Beer (Slow Cooker)

Kielbasa, Sauerkraut and Beer (Slow Cooker)

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Kielbasa, Sauerkraut and Beer (slow cooker) I love easy meals to put together and slow cooker meals are my favorite way to do that.  One pot.  That’s it.  Kielbasa, Sauerkraut and Beer tastes great and is a very simple meal to make. Dice your onion, […]

Zuppa Toscana

Zuppa Toscana

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Zuppa Toscana It is still winter and cold here.  So another soup.  Zuppa Toscana, which literally means “Tuscan Soup”.  This is similar to the Olive Garden version which is creamier and richer than the actual original from Tuscany. One issue I had is that the […]


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I’m Moving…Again!

I’m Moving…Again!

I’m Moving…Again! Over 30 Moving Tips Actually, I’m moving for the 18th time in my life.  I like to say it gets easier, but no, just more organized.  I’m moving back to my home state for work and to be closer to my family and […]

Lemon Farfalle Pasta with Chicken

Lemon Farfalle Pasta with Chicken

Lemon Farfalle Pasta with Chicken Lemon Farfalle (or bow tie) Pasta with Chicken is a quick and easy meal to make.  I used to make this when I was doing catering and it was always a crowd-pleaser. You only need a few ingredients. First, season […]

Holiday Spiral Ham

Holiday Spiral Ham

Holiday Spiral Ham My Mother made the best Ham for Easter.  I call it her Holiday Spiral Ham.  Years ago, they didn’t have spiral hams and my father would have to carve the ham.  Now, it is so easy to get a spiral ham to […]

Sfingi (Italian Donuts)

Sfingi (Italian Donuts)

Sfingi (Italian Donuts) Sfingi are Italian Donuts and typically served on St. Joseph’s Day.  St. Joseph’s Day is a feast day that is all about giving and sharing.  According to legend, there was a severe drought in Sicily during the Middle Ages.  The villagers prayed […]

Reuben Bagel Sandwich

Reuben Bagel Sandwich

Reuben Bagel Sandwich I’m a big fan of Einstein Bros. Bagels, but I don’t have one near me anymore.  My favorite is their Texas Brisket Egg Sandwich with smoked beef brisket, cage-free fresh-cracked eggs, cheddar with smoky chipotle aioli on a Jalapeño Bacon Gourmet Bagel.  […]


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