Category: Recipes

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national bbq month / whiskey bbq sauce recipe

With Memorial Day coming up this the weekend and the unofficial start of summer on the way, it’s easy to see why May has been declared National BBQ Month. The longer days and warmer weather make it the perfect time...

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[recipe] avocado orange and tomato salad

Recently I was eating lunch at home with Maya and watching Ina Garten do her thing in the Hamptons. On this particular episode she was making an Avocado and Grapefruit salad which immediately piqued my interest. Avocado and fruit and...

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[recipe] green bean salad + homemade bbq

A couple of weeks ago when I showed the strawberry lemonade and strawberry lime cheesecake bars I meant to show the rest of the dinner that week, too! But I got sidetracked, so slacker that I am is showing you...

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[recipe] easy one pot tomato basil pasta

A couple of weeks ago I saw this recipe floating around on Facebook about a one pot pasta meal – you put the noodles and EVERYTHING together in one pot and cook it and VIOLA – instant dinner. No having...

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[recipe] strawberry lime cheesecake bars

With the rest of that 2lbs. box of strawberries I decided to make dessert this weekend – Strawberry Lime Cheesecake Bars. The original recipe I based this on called for lemon – but I wanted to use limes from our...

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[recipe] strawberry lemonade

This past weekend I did a whole slew of home cooking – I made smoked ribs and smoked pork butt (so I could have leftovers), green bean salad, black rice (truly, it was black – the cooking liquid turned purple),...

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[recipe] shrimp and asparagus with cheesy grits

Last night was the first night I had a real meal for dinner since last Thursday. After a few nights of eating bread, or saltines and plain rice, I was actually hungry for a real meal and set about gathering...

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fluffy homemade pancakes & candied bacon

I discovered how to make my own from-scratch fluffy homemade pancakes in the last year or so. I used to always make them from a box mix until it dawned on me one day that I could do it from...

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[recipe/review] peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

Peanut butter is probably one of my most favorite things in life. Peanut butter + chocolate is one of those killer combinations that is so very hard to resist as well. If you want me to be in your favor,...

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valentine’s heart sandwich cookies

Happy Valentine’s Day! I had plans in my head to do more Valentine’s recipes/posts… but that didn’t exactly work out. Last night I made Jake some special treats for today (which I will post about later because I don’t want...