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Shrimp Taco’s

I work downtown and we have some of the best restaurants around.  One of my favorite things to do is replicate favorite dishes from these restaurants at home. Taco’s are Taco’s are Taco’s but this version marinates the shrimp in … Continue reading

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Date Night Turns Couple into Tapas Bar Host’s

So about a week or two ago Joe and I went on a date night to McCormick and Schmick’s.  It was probably one of the best, if not THE best night out, we have had in a long time.  From … Continue reading

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Potato Shots at the Bar Saint Patrick Would Be Proud!

Sunday is Saint Patrick’s Day and so badly I want to bestow upon my children the fun things my parents did for us growing up.  However, dying the mashed potatoes green and hiding a carrot in the middle of the … Continue reading

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The Grand Goddess Turns Two!

There is something very special about turning two…you are no longer an infant, and over a period of 12 months between the age of one and two, the world becomes your oyster and you become the pearl. My Grand Daughter … Continue reading

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Bacon Spinach Dip

The leaves are turning colors and the air is crisp.  Very few things are better in the fall than a tray of hearty cheeses, crackers and fall fruit like apples and pears on a weekend night to bring in the … Continue reading

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White Bean and Chicken Chili for Whimps

OK I got the “Guilties” for not contributing to my Culinary Capers group for a while. So today I got busy in the kitchen and made “White Bean and Chicken Chili”. This chili has just enough heat to satisfy any … Continue reading

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Ohhh Buffalo Chips!

Buffalo Chips There are few things that beat Buffalo wings as an appetizer for a small gathering or football game. But what if you are not big on chicken wings or messy fingers? Perhaps it’s too expensive to bring wings for … Continue reading

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The Introduction of Simple Changes

There is no doubt about it, change is HARD…for some, excruciating…but on the other side of the coin, without it we would never be so inclined to improve those things that drag us down.  Lately I have had many health … Continue reading

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The not yet seen on T.V. “Patio Panini Press”

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I love a good sandwich, especially a panini. My daughter bought me a panini press this year for Christmas and I have been waiting for the right time to use it.  Its pretty amazing that she was able to find … Continue reading

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Is it still monkey bread if it has chicken in it?

Since this weekend is Superbowl Sunday, I thought I would post a recipe for the big game that the Buffalo Chicken lovers in the crowd might enjoy.  This is a new spin on an old favorite. When I was first … Continue reading

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