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Archive | July, 2010

Cooling off with a Greek Salad

I admit that I am not big on salads. Especially for a meal. Not that I don’t like vegetables, I do. It’s just that salads don’t fill me up. Every night, we prepare a green salad to eat with our dinner. Two out three kids love salads, especially when it’s crunchy and has plenty of […]

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BB: Blueberry Streusel Muffins

BB: Blueberry Streusel Muffins

While most of the country is sweating and smoldering in the heat, here in San Diego we’ve had Spring weather with highs hovering around 70ºF. I am trying not to complain too much. Our hottest months are fast approaching. But, odds are the kids will return to school during prime pool and beach weather. Well, […]

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Kalamata Olive and Sun-Dried Tomato Pot Roast

Kalamata Olive and Sun-Dried Tomato Pot Roast

Pot roast is one of those classic family dinners. And why not? It’s easy to make, can be made in the slow cooker or in a Dutch oven. It’s also a very inexpensive cut of meat whether on sale or not. I have listed many versions of the pot roast, and now I have added […]

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Garlicky Spinach Dip with Hearts of Palm

Garlicky Spinach Dip with Hearts of Palm

If I had to choose my favorite type of meal, you’d be surprised to hear that dessert is not my top pic. It’s appetizers. I love snacking on food, bite-sized treats that let you fill up, little by little, on an assortment of foods and flavors. I especially love dips, cheesy-gooey dips. We’ve all variations […]

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A trip back in time… Gold Rush Country!

A trip back in time… Gold Rush Country!

My family and I are back from our little summer vacation and have returned to the reality of homelife: laundry, dirty dishes and other fun chores. This year we took a one-week road trip and attended a beautiful wedding for my cousin, camped in the breath-taking Yosemite Park, and stayed in a bed and breakfast […]

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July Daring Cooks Challenge: Homemade Nut Butters

July Daring Cooks Challenge: Homemade Nut Butters

Yes! I am on the ball and I am posting my Daring Cooks Challenge on time this month! I think I will give myself a gold star…. The July 2010 Daring Cooks’ Challenge was hosted by Margie of More Please and Natashya of Living in the Kitchen with Puppies. They chose to challenge Daring Cooks […]

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Cinnamon Fig Jam

Cinnamon Fig Jam

My neighbor has this glorious fig tree. It produces more figs than three households can handle. Usually, my husband and kids get ahold of these wonderful fruits before I can do anything with them. But, this week, my man is out of town, and that means I can go to town and work some magic […]

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Steak Salad with Parmesan and Dijon Vinaigrette

We’ve been grilling a lot this summer. Duh, it’s grilling season! And everything tastes better when it’s been cooked on an open flame! And because we love to grill, we tend to over-due it, cooking up extra portions for the next day’s lunch or dinner. And if you have some spare meat, whether it’s beef, […]

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Grilled T-Bone with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Grilled T-Bone with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

I am loving these long days! I do so much more in the daylight hours than I do when the sun sets! I am definitely not a night owl, as my system seems to shut down as the light disappears. Like many other families, we are finding ourselves outdoors more often and longer. And that […]

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Grilled Herb Shrimp… a little late for Barefoot Bloggers

Grilled Herb Shrimp… a little late for Barefoot Bloggers

You might be sick of hearing me complain about being behind in everything, but I just can’t seem to catch up! For example, this wonderful shrimp recipe was for the May Barefoot Bloggers post and I am posting it, well, end of June, almost July! Yikes! So, so sorry. The end of the school year […]

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