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May20

Apple Blueberry Quick Bread

   It is that time of year.  Fruit is starting to come into the market that looks fresh and ripe, the weather is warmer, and my thoughts turn to baking.   I was at the market a few days ago and tucked behind a box of huge strawberries were these really beautiful blueberries.   They were on sale no less.  Bonus!  Those fat blue berries sucked me in and I took them home and contemplated what I could do with them. I thought about...

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May18

Turkey Meatballs with Quick Tomato Cream Sauce

 There are some days when I crave meatballs, but I do not crave the fat content contained in most recipes.   Not that I am afraid of fat.  Quite the opposite, I adore fat, but some nights I want something a little lighter.  That, however, does not mean I want to sacrifice flavor.  That is why I LOVE these turkey meatballs.  You get hearty, meaty, and moist meatballs without the added fat.   The grated carrots are the secret to these...

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May15

Mocha Cheesecake

My mother loves chocolate and she loves coffee.  She loves them almost as much as I do.   So, when Mother’s Day rolled around this year I decided to make my mom a mocha cheesecake.  There is something special about the tangy cream cheese and the rich mocha flavor combined.  One contrasts the other, yet combined they work so beautifully with one another.    I make my cheesecakes in the food processor.  I do this for two reasons. ...

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May13

Spiced Butter Poached Shrimp

I love shrimp.  Once upon a time I only ate them fried, but now that I am older and wiser I like them grilled, baked, and boiled also.    While watching television the other night I saw a segment about a restaurant that poaches their shrimp in a spiced butter.  They did not say what the spices were, but the resulting shrimp looked wonderful!  I decided I could come up with my own spice mixture and give this method a dry.    If you...

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May11

Onion, Apple, and Bacon Tart

I love savoury tarts. They are so nice for lunches, light dinners and are perfect for a brunch.  What I love about a savoury tart, aside from how nice they are to eat, is how you can vary the fillings to suit your taste and what you have on hand. This tart was born out of what I had on hand.  I had a bag of sweet yellow onions, a bag of apples, and some lovely thick cut bacon.  I also had some fresh eggs, courtesy of my new blog pal...

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