Amazing Margarita Pizza

Amazing Margarita Pizza

One of my crazy obsessions for probably the past two years has been how to make the best authentic, brick oven like margarita pizza possible. After tons of research and weekly testing, I’m 99.9% there – with consistency being that elusive .1% and, I’ll be honest, I blame that .1% on the weather. Kid you […]

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almond cranberry granola

I tried. Jumped onto and quickly leapt off the greek yogurt bandwagon. And I really must be missing something because it’s thick, sour creamish taste and texture quickly ranked right up there in the “I’ll do a lot of things but not that” category. Then. I read this post from one of my favorite, no […]

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black bean, avocado & corn summer salad

The veggies are in! Our pile of vidalia onions grows and I just keep hoarding. When it comes to home grown veggies I am like a stingy little kid who won’t share her toys. Embarrassing but true. I digress… Last night I had a yen for these delicious quesadillas and wanted something cool and fresh on the side. […]

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summer food favorites

Food photography is my nemesis. Hands down. No question about it. I adore beautiful food photography (like this) but it seems to be the most difficult thing to capture…beautifully. Maybe that’s why I adore it so much, no? Anywho, for this week’s “foodie” assignment with the Focus on Life project, I decided to put the […]

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basil pesto pizza

Let’s be honest, it’s hard to go wrong with pizza. I love every variation except for one ugly shrimp pizza episode many years ago…moving along… Lately, and for some inexplicable reason, I’ve been craving pesto. (warmer weather?) So, this week I went all gourmet-ish and combined the two to create this basil pesto pizza. Oh. […]

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lentils & spinach rice bowl

I have Sophie to thank for this one. Because of my pup’s sensitive stomach, I’ve been reduced to serving up people food – a combination of rice, chicken and green beans. (she loves it and it’s working like a charm) Anyway… The other day (as I was making sensitive doggie food) I couldn’t find anything […]

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from the kitchen: beef with snow peas

Do you have a favorite cook? Cooking show? When Pioneer Woman joined Food Network I thought it would be all cuteness and no substance. After catching a few shows, I am madly in love her. Truly. For example…Barefoot Contessa (love her too) advises using homemade chicken stock, PW says, “let’s be real, the stuff from […]

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comfy kale soup with kielbasa, veggies & beans

One of the perks of cooler weather is comfort food and this recipe doesn’t disappoint.  It’s basically a mash-up of several recipes. I went for the richer version this weekend (don’t judge) but later I may try to slim it up a bit. Or not. I went a little heavy on the kale, as you […]

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a recipe in which the title is too long to use here

But first, allow me to begin by asking that you please overlook my image.  Try as I might, food photography is not my forte. (I’m pretty sure you have to have a special gift for that) Anyway… The Chipotle Burrito Bowl – my new obsession. Have you had it? The layers of goodness beginning with […]

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summer fresh veggie pasta

Hi friend.  Do you love afternoon thunderstorms?  I adore them.  On the downside, they don’t take kindly to grilling outdoors.  You seem to be at the mercy of mother nature and lately we’ve been at her mercy a lot. On the upside, it’s the perfect time for enjoying summer veggie pasta.  Sadly, I’m not much […]

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a simple & yummy veggie recipe

Oh yum. Think comfort with a hint of spice.  I’m madly in love with this new, simple, healthy dish.And I’m all over one dish wonders! Kale and Black Beans Over Rice You’ll need: 2 tbs. olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 tbs. minced garlic 1 bunch of kale, chopped 1 cup fat-free chicken broth (or […]

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simply delicious spicy pasta

My sister, Anne, made this spicy pasta dish when I last visited.  In all honesty, I laughed and thought, “Okay…not exactly sure how this combo will turn out, but I’m game for anything.”   I loved it.  Loved it for the taste, the spiciness, the creamy, cheesy comforting pasta, and especially for the fact that I […]

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