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February 15, 2021

SEAFOOD LASAGNA

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This decadent and delicious seafood lasagna is full of crab, shrimp, and scallop. It is a seafood lovers’ delight and perfect for a special occasion or for entertaining.

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This post was published on April 2013. I updated the content, photos, and made minor changes to the original recipe.

My family always get excited over seafood lasagna. We all love shrimp, scallop, and crab. This dish delivers all three in one scrumptious pasta dish. The seafood is sandwiched in between layers of lasagna noodles, Parmesan cheese sauce, and shredded mozzarella cheese. 

February 04, 2021

SWIRLED CANDIED APPLES

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Candied apples are delicious treats that should be enjoyed year round. These are dipped and swirled in pink and white candy melt and decorated with sugar sprinkles. Wouldn’t your Valentine be delighted to get these this year?

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I love to create swirls with candy melt! I did it with these marshmallow pops and with these strawberries. The effect is impressive yet deceptively easy to achieve. I’m back at it again and tried it with apples. The result is beauteous, I must say.

Candied apples are so pretty, but you don’t see them much other than during the fall. I think they would make beautiful, not to mention tasty, Valentine’s Day treats. They also add little bit of nutrition to a day that is known for pure indulgence. 

January 28, 2021

ROASTED BALSAMIC ROSEMARY CHICKEN LEG QUARTERS

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These chicken leg quarters are marinated in balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, rosemary, and brown sugar then oven roasted till tender. Serve with pasta, potato, or rice for a simple and  delicious meal.

Roasted Balsamic Rosemary Chicken Leg Quarters
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This recipe was originally published in December 2014. The content and photos have been updated but the recipe remains the same.

For simple dinner, these chicken leg quarters are a perfect choice. They are juicy and tender and go well with all kinds of sides. For maximum flavor, marinate for at least 4 hours. They can also be prepped the night before or morning of, so when it’s time for dinner, just pat dry and bake for 40 to 50 minutes. The skin comes out looking delectable and has a rich amber color. 

January 21, 2021

MICROWAVE EVERYTHING BAGEL CHIPS

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You don’t have to use the oven to make bagel chips. Microwave them! It’s a great way to make a small batch for a snack or appetizer. These Microwave Everything Bagel Chips are crispy, crunchy and delicious! As a bonus, they’re much cheaper than store bought. 

Microwave Everything Bagel Chips
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Making your own bagel chips is easy and saves you money. Cooking them in the microwave does not sacrifice the crispiness or crunchiness of oven baked. Nope! It doesn’t require the best bagel to make either. In fact, any inexpensive supermarket brand will do! 

Microwaving is an ideal way to quickly make a small batch of bagel chips. Did you know that it takes less time to make a single serving of bagel chips in the microwave than it takes for the oven to preheat to the proper temp? How about that?

January 13, 2021

HAM AND PEAS MACARONI ALFREDO

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Large casserole macaroni with ham and peas in a cheesy Alfredo sauce makes a quick and complete weeknight dinner. This is a great way to turn unused deli ham into a meal.

Ham and Peas Macaroni Alfredo
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Update: This post was updated on January 10, 2021 with new images, but the blog content remains the same. The recipe has also been updated since its original publication on October 2013.

Avery, a two-year old in my day care, is the cutest little thing I have ever seen. When her hair is in a ponytail, she looks just like “Boo”, the little girl from Monsters Inc. Up until recently, Avery had been the youngest child in the group, but she inspired all of the older children to use their manners. They applied it more frequently after seeing how she got praised for using hers. Avery often says “thank you” when I change her diaper, when I hand her an item, when I serve her food. In fact, when I fed her soup for lunch last week, she thanked me in her little squeaky voice before taking each bite…all twenty five spoonfuls! How cute is that?

December 30, 2020

SPINACH ARTICHOKE AND FETA TART

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This savory tart is filled with spinach, artichoke, feta and sour cream baked in a buttery, flaky crust. With pumpkin seeds for crunch and lemon juice for brightness, it makes a delicious simple dish for brunch, lunch, or dinner. 

Spinach Artichoke and Feta Tart
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I love to make spinach dip and my friend, Caitlin, whips up the best spanakopita. We recently shared our respective dishes with each other, which inspired me to create this tart. I combined elements from both recipes, added a couple of things for good measure, and it turned out amazing!

December 08, 2020

PEANUT BUTTER CUP COOKIES

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If peanut butter cookies are your thing, these will be calling your name! They are thick, with crispy edges, a chewy center, and loaded with mini peanut butter cups and chocolate chips. A favorite cookie year round, these beauties are especially delicious around the holiday season.

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
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Peanut butter cups are one of my all-time favorite candies, which makes these cookies so dangerous! It’s a good thing my husband and son love them as much as I do, otherwise I would eat them all!! They have just the right amount of tenderness and just the right amount of chew. With peanut butter and chocolate in every bite, I simply want to keep on eating. They are so addictive!

November 17, 2020

PAUL’S SHRIMP WITH LOBSTER SAUCE

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You’re not going to miss Chinese takeout once you had this lobster sauce! Consisting of ground pork and tender shrimp in a savory brown sauce, it is quick and easy to make. Serve with white rice for a filling and satisfying meal.

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I was gifted a wok by Orodemark for the creation of this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

As you might have guessed, I’m the main cook in my household, but my husband knows how to find his way in the kitchen as well. In fact, he has some signature dishes that are well loved. One of them is this lobster sauce. It is full of ground pork and shrimp in a flavorful sauce. It is a no-fuss meal that can be on the table within 30 minutes.