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Dark Chocolate Dipped Cherries (or other fruit) Chocolate and cherries are two of my favorite flavors. I also like to use strawberries or apple slices. This recipe is so simple and satisfies that occasional chocolate/sweet craving. Just melt the chocolate in the microwave (be careful, you can set it on fire – ask me how…(Read More)

Fast & Easy Baked Chicken Thighs or Breast If you need some chicken quick, this recipe will help you out. You don’t have to pound the chicken as described. However, it will help the chicken cook faster and more evenly. Some of my favorite herbs/spices include: rosemary and Herbs de Provence. I recommend…(Read More)

Fast & Easy Chicken Salad

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Fast & Easy Chicken Salad This is my “go to” dinner in the summer or warmer months. If I’m short on time or haven’t made it to the grocery store, I can run in, grab a few items, and have dinner on the table in about 15 minutes if I have left over…(Read More)

Banana Berry Breakfast Smoothie There are times that I want a quick, easy, and fast breakfast. This is my “go to” smoothie recipe. It has a blend of protein, carbohydrates, and fat to keep you fueled all morning. If you find that you are hungry shortly after drinking this smoothie, then a liquid breakfast may…(Read More)

Easy Make-Ahead Breakfast

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Around the holidays, we all need easy food to have in the house. With people visiting, an abundance of activities, the last thing we need is to worry about cooking. One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is have a breakfast ready to go that all I have to do is put…(Read More)

Easy Holiday Breakfast

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I have family in town for graduation and needed a good, easy breakfast. I decided to make this. Then, when I sat down to do this week’s newsletter I remembered I had sent this email last November. I hope you enjoy this recipe over the holidays. Easy Holiday Breakfast Holiday mornings can be crazy…(Read More)

The Famous Dried Fruit Pie!

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I love to bake pies.  I used to be afraid of pie crust until I took a class at Central Market and learned how to make pie crust.  I like to make the crust with my hands – feeling the butter work into the flour until it is just right.  I like how the crust…(Read More)

A few weeks ago, I admitted being a recovering food-pusher. A food-pusher is someone who pushes food on you. Someone who makes you feel guilty if you do not eat the food they have prepared. And, the food involved is usually food that challenges your ability to choose not to eat it (read…(Read More)

John and I were looking for an alternative to oatmeal and wheat-based breakfast cereals.  A friend of mine recommended we try Teff.  She ran across it at Whole Foods.  Teff is a North African grass.  The grain can be ground into flour and used in baking. Teff is kind of like millet or quinoa…(Read More)

“Go To” Dinners

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We all have those times when you just get too busy, too overwhelmed, or too tired to deal with deciding what to have for dinner.  In these instances it is great to have a few “go to” ideas that are quick and easy.  Here are a couple of mine: Get a roasted chicken from the…(Read More)

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