Quick Easy Rustic Ragu

October 23, 2014
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Oh how time flies when you’re having fun, working, chasing kids…just plain living! It has been a while I know and I apologize. We have some fun times to catch up on here soon such as my trip to Big Harvest Potluck, Surferboy’s endless travels and Patch’s first Homecoming but until I catch my breath […]

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Lemon Lime Chili Marinade & Grilling with OXO

August 1, 2014
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If you’ve been grilling nearly everyday this summer raise your hand (raising both my hands as swim team grill mom)! Typically I’m grilling burgers and dogs at the pool which is easy but at home its either Surferboy or my dad behind the grill. Those guys have the flame 2 meat ratio down to a […]

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Creamy Avocado Dressing

July 30, 2014
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Early mornings watching the boys through drowsy eyes, obligatory coffee in hand, as they somehow lap mile upon mile in the pool have come and gone. Only one more pool party scheduled before the grill sits cold for another year at the clubhouse. All of my summer camp hauls are at an end. In fact, […]

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Easy Marinara Sauce

January 7, 2014

Which one of you broke national the heater? Someone did because we’re all shivering in our Uggs. I don’t know about y’all but I’m not built for this cold weather. The boys are spot on when the say, “If it’s this cold there should at least be snow.” On the bright side fluffy sweaters and […]

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Easy Sun Dried Tomato Aioli

October 8, 2013
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Are you guys as enthralled with all things saucy as much as I am? If it can be drizzled or slathered onto something, I’m generally there with bells on!

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Seared Scallops with Farro & Orange Saffron Butter Sauce

April 6, 2013
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Ella Fitzgerald softly crooning about summertime in the background, candles casting long shadows across the porch while my darlin’ pours us a refreshing Sauvignon Blanc makes for a lovely date night at home, even with the boys laughter echoing through the windows. Sometimes with our busy schedules, stealing a few moments alone to enjoy a […]

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Spinch & Mushroom Pesto Sauce With Penne

February 13, 2012
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Can I you tell you guys something? Pesto sauce is one of my absolute favorite sauces to make. There are so many different flavor combinations that you can create in a matter of minutes with just a handful of ingredients. Mild, spicy, tangy or lemon infused; depending on which flavor combination you choose to play […]

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Rum BBQ Sauce

February 2, 2012
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Guess what I did today? I spiked my BBQ sauce. Yep, that’s right. I got down right wicked in the kitchen today and decided that I would break with tradition by boozing up my sauce. Okay, I’ll admit my BBQ sauce is usually a little tipsy anyway with a bit of beer thrown in there. […]

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SLT Sandwiches with Spicy Creole Spread

April 22, 2011
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  I love shrimp. Yes I do, do you? Now I know that some of you out there don’t and that’s okay, even Surferboy isn’t a fan. But I have to warn y’all I cook shrimp quite frequently. Why? Well let’s see they’re practically swimming beside me at the beach and someone is selling them […]

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Kickin’ Chicken Steak Sauce

September 12, 2010
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Say you decide to rearrange one day. Not a move the sofa from the left side of the room to the right side of the room type of change. I mean two bedrooms and one guy cave completely, entirely turned inside out & upside down. There is a word for this, well actually there are […]

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