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Banana Cake

This one is odd because although it was inspired by my Mother, it was not originally a homemade recipe. Some of you who are lucky enough to be middle aged (you lucky devils you) may remember the Sara Lee Banana Cake of the 60’s. Man, was...

Blue Cheese Wedge Salad

Another simple but oh so good side to steak, chicken or fish. It’s always what I order when I find it on a restaurant menu so why not make it at home? My Mother made this long before it became trendy so we ate a lot...

An Easter Season

I never asked my Mother to name her favorite holiday but I suspect she would have told me that it was Easter, hands down.  The woman loved everything Easter. I have a gorgeous hand painted Easter Egg collection that she started for me the first year...

My Favorite Asparagus

This is so easy that it seems silly to post, but I thought I should  just in case you haven’t tried roasting your asparagus with a little garlic, olive oil and parmesan cheese. Its so good!!! Ingredients: 1 lb. fresh asparagus bottoms trimmed 1 tbsp. olive...

Shrimp & Risotto

A perfect, simple dinner when shrimp is on the menu.  I love this with roasted asparagus and a light salad. A glass of sauvignon blanc is the final touch. I highly recommend it. Ingredients: 1 cup Arborio rice 4 cloves garlic minced (separated) 4 tbsp. olive...

And The Winner Is….

My cookbook contest has come to end and I want you to know that my spouse made sure that it ran fair and square to the bitter end.  I am happy to announce that the winner of Pioneer Woman’s new cookbook “Food From My Frontier” is...

PW’s Flat Apple Pie

This is from The Pioneer Woman and I cut the quantity since she obviously cooks for a MUCH larger crowd than I do most days. I also added lemon zest because that’s the secret to my Mother’s apple pie recipe and I threw in some cinnamon...
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