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Month: March 2009

Barbeque Portobello Quesadillas

I’ve been thinking about Portobello mushrooms lately so I researched and printed out several recipes.  I settled on making this one first and I am glad I did.  Add it to the list of easy weeknight suppers because that is exactly what it is!  The […]

Mini Strawberry Cupcakes

Why is that all things mini are just so cute?  Baby shoes, teacup dogs, doll house furniture, cocktail weiners, tartlets…things that are shrunken down are just so appealing that we can’t help but use words like adorable to describe them!  The same goes for these tiny cupcakes—they are […]

Orange Coconut Cake

My mom doesn’t really love desserts.  Only three things come to mind when I think of sweets that she enjoys: rocky road clusters, Mallow Cups (chocolate cups filled with coconut and marshmallow), and anything citrus, particularly those gummy fruit slices.  For her birthday, I wanted to […]

Smothered Steak Sandwiches

If you read this blog regularly you know I love sandwiches.  There is something so satisfying about biting into a crusty piece of bread overflowing with meat and veggies.  These steak sandwiches were so delicious and easy to make.  And to top it off, for such a filling […]

Fish Stew

“I would even bring this in for lunch tomorrow.”  There it is, folks, in the words of my husband who 98% of the time prefers a plain old deli sandwich to leftovers for lunch.  That’s how much he (we) enjoyed this! This stew has just […]

Beef Bourguignon

 Yum, yum, and yum!  This dish is delicious!  The flavor is so much deeper and complex than I anticipated, and while this did take some time to make, it was absolutely worth it!  The applewood smoked bacon really set the tone.  What a perfect warm […]