Homemade Ranch

  Let me tell you, my husband and I had this homemade ranch on our salads almost every day for a week and my kids loved it!!!  It has so much flavor and it was the perfect thing to have with fresh veggies as a snack as well. You will...

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Mother’s Day

   I have two favorite desserts in my recipe library here and either of them would be a lovely addition to a Mother’s Day celebration.  The first is a Strawberry Almond Cake and since strawberries are in season this is the perfect time to enjoy it.  I also love the...

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Homemade Olive Oil Mayo

  This is one of those recipes people tend to shy away from because it seems complicated. It is actually so easy!!! Mayo made with olive oil is so much healthier for you and you can easily turn it into an aioli by adding additional ingredients like garlic or chipotle...

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Cince De Mayo

  Oh do I love Mexican food!!  Growing up in Southern California I was able to experience some of the best authentic Mexican food and to be honest, I think I could eat it every day.  Anything can be made into a taco, right?? Generally, when I am making a...

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Madelyn’s Shrimp Pad Thai

    This Shrimp Pad Thai is a dish that my daughter, Madelyn, and I put made on one of those special nights of cooking together. I think we were both thrilled with how it turned out! If you love a good Pad Thai then this recipe is for you. ...

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Blueberry Pecan Waffles

  For this recipe, I decided to make these waffles really simple and use a mix instead of making them completely from scratch. I like to use Simple Mills or Birch Benders waffle mix but you can use whatever you have on hand.  I focused on the toppings and made...

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