Author : samstrina

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Hello to all my amazing followers! I wanted to let you know that I recently transferred to a WordPress.org, self-hosted site. Everything is the same, but the folks who have followed me on WordPress.com will now only see new posts in their Readers and won’t receive email notifications unless they also subscribe to my new self-hosted site. To get …
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Oh. My. Amazing.   If you are seriously embracing the fall season, like someone I know (me), then I have two words for you. Make this. This recipe represents every fall flavor you could think of, and was 100% approved by The Cheese (my hubby). He loved this one.  I find that acorn squash is so …
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Grilled butternut squash and carrots over greens with pine nuts and dried cranberries. Need I say more? Healthy, easy to make and just packed with flavor.  Boom. Trifecta. Now eat this.    I got these baby butternut squashes at my grocery store.              I mean, how cute are these little puppies. If you are using …
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Have I mentioned it’s fall? Because it is. So, bring on the squash!  For a perfect light fall dinner, or appetizer, just imagine tangy basil pesto spread between layers of tender squash and topped with warm, roasty toasty tomatoes, garlic and a sprinkling of pine nuts. Now stop imagining and make this! It was so …
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It’s fall. sigh I love fall. Just love it. So, let’s do fall. Let’s do a luscious mushroom lasagna with creamy white sauce (also known as béchamel). Béchamel sauce is a classic white sauce that has a touch of nutmeg, which works perfectly with the nutty flavor of the mushrooms. I love this dish for …
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As a kid growing up I used to always want my mom to make dishes like this one. Chicken in a creamy RANCH sauce over rice… welcome to flavor town. Unfortunately, my mom was an extreme health freak and dishes like this one just seemed far too naughty. As an adult, I shared my mother’s …
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My mother initially told me to make this salad to serve alongside the Caramelized Onion and Gruyere Quiche I was making for brunch. The acid from the tomatoes and balsamic paired perfectly with the rich and creamy quiche. Love at first sight.   This salad is extremely easy and goes really well as a side dish with …
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This past weekend I had three of my gorgeous friends and their gorgeous children over for brunch. I wanted something that would make the adults feel special, but that the kids would love. Mission accomplished. I would strongly recommend serving this with a cherry tomato and parsley salad. They love each other. Don’t keep them apart. …
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Easiest. Dish. Eva. I made an impromptu dish tonight for The Cheese and I to snack on while we waited for chicken meatballs to bake in the oven. The options were: 1) eat our hands; or 2) make something to snack on. I went with option two. I had a bunch of snap peas leftover …
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