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Roasted Green Beans

On February 1, 2020 By admin

Today I’m taking roasted green beans to my friend Elizabeth’s house.
Preheat oven at 400.
Spread fresh green beans on cookie sheet.
Pour 1 Tablespoon olive oil into my hands.
Massage green beans with olive oil.
Roast in 400 degree oven for 10-15 minutes.
Sprinkle [...]

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Cooking School: Roasted Vegetables

On November 15, 2014 By admin

Cooking School/ Roasted Vegetables

Roasted vegetables are easy, fancy, and healthy. No matter what you make for dinner, a plate of roasted vegetables is always a good addition.

How to Roast Vegetables

Preheat your oven to the vegetable’s desired temperature (see table below).

Rinse and pat dry your favorite vegetable. Slice or chop your vegetable [...]

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Happy Halloween and let the cider drinking begin! Seriously, I may hand this out next week instead of candy. As my daughter Annabelle says, I am totally not kidding.

Originally published October 22, 2009

It’s a shame how long I’ve gone without posting anything. Life has taken over. Last summer, as we drifted about enjoying [...]

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Dinner: Bruschetta

On September 26, 2012 By admin

Sometimes. Just sometimes, I hit the ball out of the park. And friends, I hit the ball out of the park when I make bruschetta. Instructions below.

Becca’s Bruschetta

4-5 fresh tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes
fresh basil, cut
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon [...]

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Appetizer: Peach Salsa

On September 4, 2012 By admin

You don’t need much for this bowl of goodness. Just grab:

fresh peaches (peeled and diced)
fresh lime (squeezed)
fresh tomatoes diced)
fresh cilantro (chopped)
fresh red onion (minced)
a bit of salt

You decide on the amounts. I did 3 large peaches, 2 small homegrown tomatoes, [...]

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Appetizer: Italian Hummus

On March 6, 2012 By admin

I know that is a weird name. But let me tell you where this recipe came from. One night, long ago, Danny and I snuck out for a quick dinner for two. We lived in Berkeley at the time and decided to stroll down College Avenue. We ran into this quaint little Italian place and [...]

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Appetizer: Vidalia Onion Dip

On March 2, 2012 By admin

This dip is so naughty. But I don’t even care. I make it on Super Bowl Sunday and I make no apologies.

Vidalia Onion Dip

3 cups chopped Vidalia onions
3 cups shredded swiss cheese
2 1/2 cups mayonaisses
garlic salt, to taste

Mix all ingredients and pour into greased 1 1/2 [...]

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The big game is coming up (we’ll miss you Tebow). I have the perfect Super Bowl appetizer for you. Why not show up at your party with a healthy party food and negate those horrible rumors about Super Bowl Fare.

Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

Fruit Salsa:
2 apples (1 red, [...]

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Appetizer: Mexican Baked Bean Dip

On September 22, 2011 By admin

Got a bunch of tomatoes hanging around this time of the year? I’ve got just the thing for you.

Sometimes I get stuck in a rut, and I make the same thing over and over again. This factors in most prominently on Sunday evenings.  As we gear up for a new week, we all like [...]

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Snack: Stealing Salsa

On May 19, 2011 By admin

You may recall a few months back as I openly adored my Vita Mix. What I didn’t dwell on too much is the one dish I make most often using my Vita Mix. That would be the Pioneer Woman’s salsa. Ree Drumond is a genius. And like all successful beautiful women I see, [...]

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