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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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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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Dyed eggs, they’re not just for Easter anymore!

When my kids were little they loved all the preparation time before the holidays that had us crafting, cooking and baking.  We loved to make things that we could give away as gifts, sell at craft fairs and had guests … 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 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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Tomato Cream Sauce with Capers and Roasted Red Peppers

I wasn’t really sure how I felt about this when I started. The only time I have had capers was in a veal or a chicken dish, typically with some sort of lemon sauce. Those dishes are  wonderful but I … Continue reading

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Fall Blessings ~ Take the Time…

It’s that time of year again, the cooler days cruise by so quickly …I begin to think of all the childhood memories Fall brings with it, decorating for the holiday’s, special meals, parties and time spent with family and friends. It … Continue reading

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