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Chicken Caesars Salad

Chicken Cesear Salad

Story I had a hard time making my daughter eat salads until I served this Chicken Caesar salad.  I thought she would never eat salads but now…

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Cole Slaw

Story Okay, so we go to this restaurant we love called Houston’s. We love the ribs and the burgers….but Oh My God! We love the cole slaw even…

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Cornmeal Cakes (Proja)

Story This recipe dates back many years in our family. Our mom, Lilly taught us this recipe. We use it to accompany many of our dinners. From…

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Cranberry “Grand Marnier” Sauce

Story My family wasn’t a big fan of cranberry sauce until I served them this special recipe one Thanksgiving dinner. The texture and taste is…

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Cubed Potatoes

  Story Our household loves potatoes so I am always trying to come up with a different way to prepare them. These cubed potatoes can be…

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Easy Cheese Escargots

Story This all came about where we had excess cheese and egg mixture and not enough puff pastry sheets. We had phyllo dough sheets. So, we made it a…

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Easy Quiche

  Story We love quiches but they are very time consuming and delicate. After going to Panera Bread and seeing how they took a complex recipe…

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Harvest Salad – Arugula Bacon Pecan

  Story I tasted this salad combination for the first time at Alisal Ranch up in Solvang, California. It is my favorite horse ranch…

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Pan-seared Foie Gras with Port Wine Sauce

Introduction This is an acquired taste. But once you acquire it, you will always crave it. Secret The secret to this recipe is in the…

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Prosciutto Cream Cheese Wrapped Asparagus En Crouse

Story The story behind this appetizer was great. We were hosting a sit down dinner at one of our homes for 50 people. We had a few of our…

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Quinoa Balls

Story Quinoa seems to be the latest health trend in California and everyone is trying it. So as I was shopping at Costco a few weeks ago I noticed a…

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Roasted Dill Potatoes

  Story If you have read my previous posts, you already know that I am a meat and potatoes person. So this recipe is the best and easiest side…

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Roasted Peppers & Cheese (Balkan Appetizer)

Story Our mom, Lilly, created this recipe by  improvising a dish she ate in her travels to Greece. Secret The secret ingredient that…

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Salsa

  Story There are a lot of different types of salsas out there to buy and it is always hit or miss. Sometimes they are too spicy, or the…

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Spinach Dip

Story I was first introduced to this recipe at my Kuma Tina’s ( Godmother of my children) house 20 plus years ago.  Never saw the dip…

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Tomato Fresh Mozzarella and Basil Salad

Story This is one of the quickest, easiest and tastiest salads you can make. The beautiful colors and freshness of the tomatoes and basil make it…

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