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Double Chocolate Chunk Share Cookie

Normally I would never share a cookie. Not with my husband and not with my two daughters. Sharing a cooking is right up there with giving away the last...

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Braised Chicken Stew

Braising is just about the only thing I enjoy about these cold winter months. There is just something so therapeutic about the mere thought of braising something, let alone eating it....

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Winter Kale + Crispy Pancetta Salad with Bleu Cheese Toasts

I try to incorporate bleu cheese into about 98% of my salads. Most of the time I go the obvious route and sprinkle it directly onto my salad, but...

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Easy Split Pea Soup with Ham

It’s definitely starting to feel like winter around here. The past month or so we’ve been so utterly spoiled with the weather. Around Christmas the temperatures here were in the...

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Garlicky Toasted Almond Basmati Rice

Meet my go-to side dish for just about everything. I recently updated the my Broiled Tilapia Parmesan recips since over the years I’ve played around and changed a few ingredients...

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2015: A Year in Review

2015 has been one heck of a year and is by far one of the most exciting years of my life. It’s true! 2015 was my favorite year thus...

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Cranberry White Chocolate & Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

I’ve just begun my Christmas shopping. I know-I know. There’s just over a week left before the holidays are here and I’m not really even close to being done....

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Sausage & Arugula Stuffed Shells + a Chunky Tomato Sauce

I hate saying goodbye to a fantastic weekend. They always go by way to fast, yet Monday through Friday just sort of drags. Why is that? Saturday, Pat and I...

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Peppermint Icebox Cake

This dessert will be the death of me. A deliciously sweet, chocolatey death covered with peppermint whipped cream and candy pieces. Truth: I’m more of a mint chocolate chip person, I...

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Peppermint Whipped Cream Recipe

Homemade whipped cream is where it’s all at. I make whipped cream from scratch all the time. I like that I can control the quality of ingredients I’m using and HELLO! it’s a thousand times better...