Monthly Archives: June 2014

Napoleon Champagne Cocktail

The last day of school. You know what that means? Cocktail time is more welcome than ever! While it is summer and the “living is easy”, it also means 4 kids to keep occupied all day. Therefore, a fun drink … Continue reading

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Hanoi Grilled Chicken Banh Mi. Hot New Music From Fireproof Giant.

Q: What did the left eye say to the right eye? A: Between us, something smells. I nose that you are going to like these grilled chicken sandwiches. The chicken is marinated in typical Vietnamese ingredients. It is then grilled … Continue reading

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Shrimp Margaritaville

Shrimp get the margarita treatment in this fun recipe. Just marinate shrimp for an hour in, well, basically a garlicky cumin scented margarita. Grill and serve. That’s it. For a change from rice, I served the shrimp over some marinated … Continue reading

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Biscotti Bites

Today’s recipe for Biscotti Bites comes from Martha Stewart. And guess what? I’m going to a baking class tomorrow that is being given by…. Yes! Martha Stewart! I know she has her share of haters, but I have always been … Continue reading

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Caprese Salad. New Music From Radclyffe Hall.

Deep breath in. Breathe out. June is such a crazy busy month. School’s out this Friday, so at least there will be a bit of a breather as we ease into summer vacation. Summer is the perfect time to make … Continue reading

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Fontina And White Cheddar Skillet Pasta With Bacon And Brussels Sprouts

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! Fontina And White Cheddar Skillet Pasta With Bacon And Brussels Sprouts. That sure is a mouthful! Oh, and what a killer good mouthful it is. Mac n’ Cheese gets the royal … Continue reading

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Short And Sweet. Salted (and Other) Caramel Apples.

A friend shared this photo yesterday. One of the funniest things I’ve seen in awhile! I love that movie. Okay, moving along to this most classic of all sweet treats. My youngest son has been wanting to make caramel apples, … Continue reading

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Cucumber-Avocado Salad With Lime, Mint, And Feta. Blasting Villainettes.

This is a mixed green salad, but not your typical one. Instead of lettuce, chunks of cucumber, avocado and feta are tossed with mint and a lime vinaigrette. So simple, yet such a wonderful combination of flavor and texture. Cucumber-Avocado … Continue reading

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Ratatouille Pasta. Cool Cover By Other Lovers.

Did you see that movie? I’m not joking when I tell you that I was constantly gagging as I watched it. No matter that it’s a cartoon, but those are RODENTS in a kitchen. That’s better. Ratatouille, prepared by humans, … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Caramel Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. The Enemies On The Stereo.

Serious sugar loading going on today. Thick, gooey caramel. Chocolate chips. Peanut butter chips. Toffee bits. All together in easy to make cookie bars. Seriously sweet! Ever since I discovered block caramel at King Arthur Flour, I’ve given up the … Continue reading

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