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easy summer app | cantaloupe skewers

daisi - July 26, 2014
cantaloupe skewers

  We were hosting dinner club and I needed a quick and light appetizer, as we were having bratwurst and mac and cheese for dinner (very heavy). A quick search of my pinterest board, found me these little cantaloupe, mozzarella, prosciutto skewers from the Comfort of Cooking site. I gave it my own spin by using basil instead of parsley. I also considered making the melon …

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my july/august menu

daisi - December 28, 2013
july august menu

Summertime cooking is hit or miss for me. It’s so hot, so it’s hard to really want to cook. But this year we got a grill, so that changed things a lot! pepperoni burgers | I really made these in June, but wanted to recap here since I forgot to include it in the June recap. It’s a unique take on burgers, that will be sure …

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my april menu

daisi - May 9, 2013
april

April was a crazy busy month. We had a wedding in Marfa (a friend recaps it here), a surprise 40th birthday and we spent A LOT of time unpacking in the new house (still a lot more to do).  Not a lot of cooking happened in the beginning since my kitchen was all in boxes, but it was the first room completely ready and I couldn’t wait to …

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menu recap [week 26]

daisi - July 7, 2012
Cucumber & Green Chili Topping

Monday: Fish Fillets with Tomatoes,  Squash, and Basil Again, I used the pre-made parchment paper packets, so much easier. We really liked this recipe and I used halibut instead of our usual tilapia so it was much heartier than our usual fish portion. Tuesday: Pasta with roasted tomatoes and Italian chicken In an on-going effort to clean out our freezer (story of my life), I …

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Stock

daisi - January 16, 2012
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You guys know how much I love vegetable stock, I use it in everything. But there are some times when you need chicken stock. Like when you’re making chicken noodle soup, for example. Chicken stock, any stock for that matter, is made delicious by simmering for hours upon hours. Perfect thing to make on a weekend if you plan to be home all day long. …

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