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Black Bean Taco Salad (Vegetarian)

There are only two days left of summer vacation before the beginning of third grade for Trey (including today).  So, I will be making this post very brief, since I have about a week’s worth of promises to pack into … Continue reading

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Baked Spring Ratatouille

  Why should summer have all the fun?  There are many perfectly wonderful vegetables in spring that can be combined to make a beautiful rendition of ratatouille.  This is one of those dishes where you go to the farmers’ market … Continue reading

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Spiders, School, Peppadews, and Farmer’s Market Nachos

  Before I talk about these awesome nachos, I want to discuss with you something very important involving spiders.  So hold your appetite for one more minute and be patient with me. Do you have an official spider killer in … Continue reading

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Sweet and Mild Pineapple Corn Tomato Salsa

It’s taco night!  This is widely celebrated with countless requests of specialty sides and toppings.  I usually make three different fillings and two types of salsa along with some side dishes.  It’s the meal that feeds for two days without … Continue reading

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Black Bean Burgers

  After I finish this last chapter of my current summer reading, I will return to the present day and enjoy family and music, snow cones and popcorn then head home where we grill up these burgers I’ve made countless … Continue reading

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Peperonata Potatoes

I had some peperonata rustica (recipe from Keller’s Ad Hoc) and some leftover potatoes sitting in the fridge from last night’s dinner and so I just put them together for a very simple brunch this morning.  I served it with poached … Continue reading

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Hot Curried Carrot “Getting Better” Soup

This weekend I experienced an atrocious illness plagued upon us.  I don’t know what it was.  Maybe the flu?   Whatever it was, this thing, (we’ll call it “the beast”) managed to infiltrate our home and demolish every one of us, one by one, for … Continue reading

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Pasta al Pomodoro

  It’s so easy, but has such a pretty and seemingly fancy name, which I admit, I enjoy.  Easy and fancy?  Yep, I’ll take it.  Whatever you want to call it, it’s very flavorful and very simple.   It’s perfect for … Continue reading

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Burger Pickles

No barbecue should be without pickles, it’s sort of an unwritten law of backyard barbecue entertaining.  Homemade pickles add intrigue and maybe even an element of (dare I say…) gourmet sophistication to your simple backyard barbecue. Not only are homemade pickles (pickled cucumbers, … Continue reading

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