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Month: August 2008

Zucchini Squares

I had my mind set on making an appetizer that would be portable, easy to eat, and contain some fresh summery produce.  Bam–I found it!  These squares were so easy to make!  And who can argue with a new fun way to use zucchini!  They are […]

Barbeque Meat Loaf

My oh my, meatloaf is a far cry from photogenic.  And because I made this and gave it away (you guessed it, to the new parents) I didn’t slice it and plate it in attempts to make it all pretty for the camera.  If only there were a […]

Caprese Salad (Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil)

The flavor combination of tomato, fresh mozzarella, and basil ranks very high on my list of favorite flavor combinations.  (Add some prosciutto and a loaf of crusty bread and we’re really talking!)  The freshness, the burst of flavors, the textures, the smell, and the vibrancy of the colors all […]

Somewhat Fancy Tuna Noodle Casserole

I wanted to make some food for the new parents–something that could easily be re-heated in single servings.  Tuna noodle casserole was the obvious choice, however, I was in the mood to be adventurous and I wanted to make it a little more special than […]

Whole Wheat Banana Blueberry Pancakes

 I have wanted to make whole wheat pancakes for over a year now.  In June of 2007 we attended a friend’s wedding in Philadelphia.  After doing some sight-seeing on the morning of the wedding, husband and I went to a little breakfast place (on the recommendation […]

Welcome Home, Little Guy

  There is a brand spanking new precious cuddly cub in our family and I am unable to articulate a sentence that would accurately express my excitement and joy!  I wanted to make a special treat in honor of his coming home from the hospital.  Teddy […]

Vegetarian Tortilla Pie

  I wanted to make something light yet satisfying for dinner.  When I came across this recipe, it beckoned.  My photo (above) does not do it justice.  Here it looks like a sad pancake, however in reality, it was very crisp and tasty!  It is so […]

Easy Vegetarian Chili

  Our diets have been lacking fiber lately and I wanted to do something about it. (If only ice cream and chocolate were high in fiber I’d be all set!)  What better way to quench a fiber drought than with a nice hardy bowl of chili!  This recipe […]

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

I knew immediately when I saw this here at a Taste of Home Cooking that it would be something my husband and I would really enjoy!  And I was right!  This was delicious!  I may even make another one tonight!  That’s how good it was.  […]

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

 What a simple and delicious dessert! The texture of the topping is very nice and the pineapple is refreshing.  I really enjoyed this cake served warm with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.  I think even those who typically don’t love sweets would enjoy it.  […]