• Green Beans, Ham, and Potatoes
  • Peanut Butter and Cracker Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Peanut Butter Ice Cream
  • Asian Apple Glazed Salmon with Kale Quinoa
  • Plum and Pluot Galette

Green Beans, Ham, and Potatoes

And we are Monday-ing again.  Weren’t we just Friday-ing it up like freaking rockstars?  Drinking Oktoberfests and gobbling hamburgers dripping with fried egg and golden yolks and dipping greasy salted fries in tangy ketchup and pretending that salads loaded with blue cheese and drenched in ranch dressing counts as a healthy vegetable side.  Can we Friday… 

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Aug 21 2014_3939_edited-1

Peanut Butter and Cracker Ice Cream Sandwiches

Does September (or the end of August if you are from these parts) feel more like the beginning of a new year…  a true fresh start…more so than the first of January?  Perhaps it is how a new school year coincides with a progression of seasons.  There is a noticeable shift in the universe.  A change… 

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Aug 14 2014_3930_edited-1

Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Have you eaten ample amount of ice cream and frozen treats this summer?  Gosh, I hope so.  I have made weekly trips to the Dairy Queen for a simple small twist cone dipped in chocolate or cherry, alternating from the week before.  Sitting on one of eight picnic benches that lie beneath a rickety green aluminum… 

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Aug 09 2014_3772_edited-1

Asian Apple Glazed Salmon with Kale Quinoa

First things first. The winner of the Anolon Cookware Giveaway is Amber!   Amber, please check your email and respond, congrats! I like to play this game when watching re-runs of old NBC shows, preferably ER and The West Wing. But first, let me state a little unknown fact before explaining the rules to my… 

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May 11 1976_3714_edited-1

Plum and Pluot Galette

  Today we are talking cookbooks.  Our firsts and favorites. It is like first kisses and dates….but less awkward. Mom and grandma both had very similar if not identical versions of The Betty Crocker Cookbook.  Red, with what I imagine were once white pages but now light brown with age and use.  Pages torn and… 

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Jul 27 2014_3466_edited-1

Peach and Mixed Berry Crisp

Does anyone control themselves at local farmer’s markets and fruit stands along the highway or even in the freezing produce aisles of the grocery store?  Which makes me beg the question…why are grocery stores so darn cold in the midst of summer?  I, no joke, along with my grocery bags and list, tote along an… 

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