Turkey Jerky (for pups)

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jerky/strisce di carne essiccata Some time ago, I thumbed through a Rachel Ray magazine and came across her pet-friendly turkey jerky. Having made dog treats time and time again, I knew these nibbles made from ground turkey would be perfect for my two 4-legged nieces/ Charlie and Harley are so sweet and show me so […]

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Sweet Corn Semifreddo with a Sweet Corn Cake

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granturco/sweet corn Spring is here!  But, don’t get too comfortable.  The summer sun will be shining down before we know it and it’s rays will be nudging you and me to mosey-on outside and celebrate with family, friends, and food. In turn, farmer’s markets, seasonal roadside stands and gardens will be overflowing with an abundance […]

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Shortbread Cookies

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frollino/shortbread My personal food indulgences are not usually in the form of a dessert. I prefer to bake sweets and give them away.  Shortbread, however, make me weak in the knees.  Wait.  Correction.  A perfectly balanced shortbread makes me weak in the knees. What makes a shortbread perfect?  It has just the right sweetness and […]

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Meatloaf Avocado Sandwich

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polpettone/meatloaf As you know, by the limited posts represented here, I am not a regular consumer of meat. Now, don’t get me wrong.  I am the first to get wide-eyed at the sight of a perfectly seasoned, grilled TBone, weepy with a flawlessly encrusted chop,  and tongue-tied when confronted with a Charcuterie plate. Nonetheless, my […]

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Corner Bakery’s Oatmeal Currant Cookies

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biscotto di avena/oatmeal cookies Sometimes, the day just calls for a delicious cookie and a glass of milk.  That day, that moment, the tastes, and the memories of long ago…all bring a smile to my face. There is an oatmeal cookie I typically make.  The recipe has always been met with rave reviews. Even so, […]

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Raspberry Mini Cakes with Coconut Almond Crumble

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pagnotta/loaf Oh spring, how we’re ready for you. You have recently tapped us on the shoulder with your bright sun, budding cherry blossoms, and warming temperatures.  Why do you tease us so?  What can I do to make you stay? May I tempt you with Raspberry Mini Cakes?  They’re light, airy, not too sweet, and […]

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Cashew Date Bars

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afferrarne uno/grab one Who am I kidding?  Since I herniated three discs in my neck last year  I never not get back to the gym, or in the pool, or on the hiking trails.  I could easily blame it on work, the move etc., but I won’t.  It is me, my pattern of going hard, […]

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Strawberries Parfait

February 18, 2014

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fresh From Florida for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. fragole/strawberries Much of the east coast has been gauging mother nature's temper tantrum for what seems like an eternity.  Luckily, my graceful exit out of Atlanta happened just before all of Mother's conniption fit. […]

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Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

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peccaminoso/sinful How do I describe this month’s Secret Recipe Club? It left me a bit speechless really.  As I scrolled through Melissa’s blog, Melissa’s Cuisine, I did as I always do.  I make note of recipes that raise my eyebrow, bookmark, think about it, then get in the kitchen. This month felt like a pancake […]

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Chocolate Chip Crumble Cake

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colazione compresa/complimentary breakfast What I am about to say is going to sound weird to many of you; I know. Ready for it? A cool aspect of my new job is that it allows for opportunity to eat lunch, uninterrupted..  Ha! I know it sounds odd.  However, when I worked in a school building, I […]

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