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Warm Chicken Salad

I’m sharing a recipe with you today that my hubbie, Paul, thinks is great.  It’s actually just a simple little recipe.  Each time I share a recipe I think, “why am I sharing this, is this good enough to share, or just because we like it will anyone else like it?”

I’m going to once again throw those fears to the wind and just share it with you anyway!  It’s a recipe for chicken salad that you Read more….

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Raspberry CobblerRaspberries were never one of my favorite fruits because of those little seeds, but when I read that July 19th was Raspberry cake day I decided to use them not in a cake, but a cobbler.  And I wanted to pick fresh ones.

Raspberry picking adventure….

So my husband Paul, our collie Gunnar, and I went raspberry picking.  I had a ball tramping along through the woods, picking berries as I went.  If you haven’t picked raspberries before you might not know that the bushes they grow on are covered with thorns, so it takes a little strategy to get them to give up their berries! Read more….

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Peach MuffinsSummer is upon us with it’s rich variety of delicious fruits and vegetables.  Of all the summer fruits sweet, juicy peaches have always been one of my favorites.

And because they’re one of my favorites, I have had such a graving for some.  So even though the selection of peaches was not what I would refer to as inviting, I couldn’t help myself and bought some on my last trip to the grocery store. Impatience didn’t pay off (once again) and the peaches were just okay, lacking that sweet juiciness I love. Read more….

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Mediterranean DietFor years now we have all heard the merits of the Mediterranean Diet lauded from television shows, magazines or newspaper articles.   So what is it exactly, what benefits does it hold for us and last, but not least, what does it mean we eat??

Mediterranean cooking is a simple cuisine; one whose basic tenet is that food should be served as close to its natural state as possible.  Greek Olive Oil is one of the Mediterranean diet staples and it’s used in everyday dishes ranging from appetizers to dinner to dessert! Read more….

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Spaghetti saladHow is the weather in your corner of the world?  Here in the East we have had a rainy spring!  I appreciate the rain, I know we need it, but enough now!!!  I need some sun!  And today I’m looking at, wait for it…. sunshine!

Sunshine and warm weather bring about a more active lifestyle and make me want to eat lighter meals.   I started digging through my old recipe binder and found a Spaghetti Salad recipe that I can’t even remember the last time I made.  I know that I received the recipe when we lived in California and that was 20 years ago!

Anyway, I wanted to give it a try again, so off I went to get Read more….

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Blueberry Bread & Butter Pudding

blueberry bread & butter pudding

After browsing through all of those blueberry pie recipes last week, I have had a craving for, you guessed it, blueberries!  So with the goodness of blueberries fresh on my mind I decided to try an old recipe given to me by a sweet lady that said her grandmother used to make it for her when she was a little girl.

I had everything I needed except the blueberries, so I made a quick trip to the market to pick those up.  Upon returning home I was able to put this together and bake Read more….

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5 Incredible Blueberry Pie Recipes!

Blueberry pieDid you know that today is Blueberry Pie Day and did you know that blueberries are one of the few fruits that are native to North America?

Native Americans called them star berries and believed that the berries were sent by the Great Spirit during a time of famine to relieve the hunger of their children.

We’ve known for a long time that blueberries have one of the highest amounts of antioxidants of all fruits and vegetables.  There is now evidence however, that blueberries can improve memory.  All the more reason to eat them! Read more…

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Soft, yummy and super easy granola bars!

granola barsGood morning lovely readers!  I have a recipe for healthy homemade granola bars to share today!

This week I thought it would be nice to have a little healthier snack bar around the house to nibble on.  Many of the bars available at the grocery store today are filled with ingredients that quite frankly are difficult to pronounce, much less know what they truly are!

I think you need a degree in chemistry, or do a lot of independent research, to truly understand some of the ingredients in our food.  That is sad, and a bit scary!

I have a recipe for soft granola bars that was given to me by my sister.  I haven’t made it for years, but it came to mind today so I made it and I’m sharing it with you! Read more….

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spinach sausage pieSpinach and Italian sausage are perfect companions in this delicious main course pie!

I made this for the first time a few weeks ago and my husband was very impressed with the hearty, spicy flavor.  And actually, I was too!

If you like Italian flavors, I think you’ll like this! Read more….

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Cheeseball bunnyI admit it!  I have never been much of a cheeseball fan.  I know there are many of you that probably make a great cheeseball, but my experience for many years was just the store purchased variety.  Need I say more!  That is until this cheeseball recipe was made by one of my sisters and it changed my opinion forever! Read more….

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