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EASIEST SCONES EVER – ON THE MENU

Sometimes recipes can be “oh, so easy” and way delicious!  These Easiest Scones Ever are my “go to” recipe for an after school snack, when friends show up, to serve with afternoon tea – no clotted cream for me –  or just to have around the house on weekends.  I use organic ingredients, but that’s my choice. I usually put strawberries on top or whatever…

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BAKED COD WITH FRAGRANT VEGETABLES – ON THE MENU

When it comes to comfort food and real food, my mom takes the prize hands down.  Not only is she a great cook because she’s my mom, but she just also happens to be a professional chef.   This recipe for baked cod with fragrant vegetables, made with fennel, onions, cabbage, and potatoes, is one of my twins’ favorites.  They always ask for it when…

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HOMEMADE RICE CAKES – SIMPLE and HEALTHY

I’m always searching for ways to make easy, healthy, AND  tasty meals for my family.  It’s not always an easy task, but sometimes I stumble upon a recipe that works on so many levels.  These simple, healthy, homemade rice cakes are a favorite in our house, especially for breakfast.  We like to add either a poached or fried egg and place on a bed of…

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THE ART OF SIMPLE SYRUPS

Perfecting the art of simple syrups can help turn you into the perfect hostess. Use the recipes below as an inspiration to create what you like. My trihubby and I are at a new stage in our lives.  With the twins away for the summer and then off to college when they get back, we have a lot more time to play.   So, what…

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CHICKEN JERKY DOG TREATS

My dogs love chicken jerky strips.  But, with recent incidents of illness and death from those made in China and only recently finding more brands and less expensive ones made in the USA, I checked into making these strips on my own.  There truly is no need to purchase them, as they are quite easy to make at home, less expensive, and you can assure the…

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SIMPLE SUMMER KALE SALAD (BEANS & GREENS) – ON THE MENU

What says summer dining more than a fresh salad?  It’s light, healthy, and filling.  We just happen to love kale, which is considered one of the healthiest vegetables around.  It works really well for the vegetarians/vegans in the family, as it’s high in protein and vitamins A & C.  You can buy kale these days in ready prepared bags, but we still prefer fresh and…

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Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Make these classic Peanut Butter Cookies to feed a crowd. You’ll love the chewy center, crisp edges and peanut buttery taste! As you all most likely know by now, I have teenage twins who bring home other teenagers on a regular basis.  That means having food around the house is a must AND a lot of it! These Peanut Butter Cookies are one of my…

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