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two-cheese and pesto breakfast bruschetta

I needed to change up breakfast a little bit.  Too many mornings with Greek yogurt was just getting old and boring!!  I picked up a loaf of Asiago cheese sourdough bread (which is great just on it’s own!), added pesto, chopped tomatoes, and shredded mozzarella cheese and a quick toast under the broiler – and […]

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garlic mashed potatoes with shiitake mushrooms in a wine-butter reduction

Winter evenings in Florida – on occasion – demand a meal that is homey and comforting.  This is an easy, vegetarian meal that is simple to make but has plenty of layers of flavor.  And there is nothing that smells better that the aroma of wine hitting the skillet, along with garlic and butter.  Oh […]

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Winter Peach and Banana Smoothie

Well, we have entered the land of braces and that’s always a good reason to whip up a smoothie!  I wanted to attempt something a little different (my son is NOT going to go for a green smoothie – I can guarantee that!) and to also include ice cream which I’ve been known to do […]

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Maker’s Mark Pear and Ginger Cocktail

This cocktail was up on my photography business blog recently as part of  a September challenge with the ladies at The Inspired Plate which featured fall-inspired drinks.  This is definitely a classy libation and something wonderful to serve to friends (or to your special someone!).  Enjoy!      

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Bucatini Pasta with Pan-Seared Steak Tips & Belgian Endive

This will be your new go-to weeknight meal! When our nearby The Fresh Market opened, I began buying the pre-cut steak tips from the meat counter to make some fast meals with little prep involved.  It’s an easy as broiling a strip steak – it just makes a little more mess on your stove top […]

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