Chocolate Peanut Butter Special K Bars

What do you do when you have a craving and it just won’t go away? These cereal bars have been playing in my mind over and over and over, kind of like the Disney song “It’s a Small World After All.” I’ve made them four times in the last two weeks and I feel another batch coming on tomorrow. I …

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Sweet Potato Chipotle Soup

I’ve developed a crush on sweet potatoes. They are sweet, mushy, earthy, and so handsome, especially when you break through the tough brown exterior to reveal that beautiful orange flesh. I’ve thought for a long time that sweet potatoes must get tired of being the stand-by date at the Thanksgiving table, usually only getting invited with marshmallows and loads of …

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Frozen Key Lime Pie

This really isn’t a recipe for Key Lime Pie. Have you ever seen key limes? They are the size of a large marble. It would be easier to milk a cat than extract ¾ cup of lime juice from key limes. But would you really be interested in a recipe called Frozen Lime Pie? I didn’t think so. Adapted from …

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Sauces, Cooking Sauce, Marinara, Nonna Fina Fresh Sauce

Nonna Fina Fresh Sauce Last Recipe and step by step video Cooking Sauce                                                                             Cooking Sauce = Puree, thick sauce, can be eaten with plain pasta or with meat added to pasta. Never cook “cooking sauce” and add fish or veggies. It just doesn’t taste well at all. Hint: on Puree, Before cooking your puree it should look red and taste …

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Chicken Ginuzza

For Bariatric Friendly. Do not flour Chicken. Created by Mama G and named after my daughter Gina, for she always helped me with the cooking and catering orders @ Pizza Palace. Chicken Ginuzza became an all time favorite for my family and customers. It was #1 for our catering orders. So, enjoy!! 6 Servings: 6 Lg pieces Chicken Cutlet – cut into …

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A Little Chocolate Cake

“The little black dress is considered essential to a complete wardrobe by many women and fashion observers, who believe it a “rule of fashion” that every woman should own a simple, elegant black dress that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion: for example, worn with a jacket and pumps for daytime business wear or with more …

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Key Lime Bars

I’ll let the picture speak for itself….. Key Lime Bars (adapted from Cooks’ Illustrated) Crust 10 ounces animal crackers (please don’t gasp – animal crackers make a much sturdier crust than graham crackers)6 tablespoons packed brown sugar1/4 teaspoon salt6 tablespoons butter, melted Filling 4 ounces of cream cheese at room temperature2 tablespoons grated lime zest, minced1/4 teaspoon salt2 (14-ounce) cans …

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Meatballs, Meatloaf, Swedish Meatballs, Chicken Burgers

Please look below on what to add to this Meatball recipe for Swedish Meatballs, Tasty Meatloaf, Hamburgers and   Chicken or Turkey Burgers. MAKES 30 MEATBALLS.  If you Follow this recipe. It will take 4 minutes to mix everything together and 4 minutes to roll the meatballs ( If you are fast enough!) and 20 minutes to cook.  So, no excuses. Fresh …

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Cookie Dough Pudding

Guest Blog Lynnette and I have a working agreement that provides an ideal division of labor for our family. My hobby is in the garage, and her hobby is in the kitchen. I use the woodworking power tools in the garage to remodel the kitchen and the other rooms in the house and Lynnette puts the kitchen to great use. …

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Macadamia Coconut Crusted Chicken with Mango Jicama Salad

Finally, a recipe that isn’t a baked good! I’ve been playing around with this salad for a couple of weeks and am pretty happy with this version. My favorite way to serve this is to toss baby salad greens with a little dressing, mound the mango mixture of top of that and finally place the sliced chicken over the very …

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