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catching up AND week 11

daisi - July 23, 2014
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Catching up with the world since my four month hiatus… I think my last post was about 1 week before I found THIS out. So you’ll hopefully understand that my absence has been caused by sheer busyness of growing another human being in my body. In the beginning I was super duper tired and lazy, which I didn’t realize so much at the time, but …

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Two Olive Garden Knock-Offs

daisi - March 21, 2014
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A couple months ago, I shared a 5-ingredient Zuppa Toscana Olive Garden knock-off recipe.  It was so good and quick, I recently made it again. I like using the spicy Italian sausage to give it even more flavor. And in the SAME week I made this  chicken gnocchi soup that is also an Olive Garden knock off. I’ve never had this soup at the restaurant, …

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Chicken Enchiladas Verde

daisi - February 15, 2014
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I know I’ve been going on and on about it, but the Real Simple cookbook has been one of my favorites lately. Everyone in cookbook club has made several of the recipes and all have been so good. My friend Katie told me about these Chicken Enchiladas Verdes and I needed an easy recipe to feed a crowd so I decided to give them a …

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my december menu

daisi - February 14, 2014
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Here’s a glimpse of some dishes I made during this past December. Lots of keeper recipes!!! spiced pumpkin cake | Another successful recipe from the Real Simple cookbook. You know I’m not much of a baker but this cake was simple and delicious. Plus it looks pretty. almond bark with pretzels, M&Ms, & craisins | There is no recipe required for almond bark. It’s as …

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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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Gwyneth’s Slow Roasted Tomatoes

daisi - October 25, 2013
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These tomatoes are a must. Must make. Must try. They are so easy and they can be used for SO many things. Add them to a pizza, pasta or salad. Eat them with cheese and crackers. Eat them by themselves. Something about slow roasting transforms these tomatoes into a delicate addition to your meal. It’s vegan and vegetarian and paleo and all of those things. …

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PW’s pepperoni pizza burgers

daisi - July 8, 2013
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I forgot to include these in my June menu recap – but I didn’t want you to miss out, so I thought I’d share the recipe with you in July. I don’t know why I never thought to make a pepperoni pizza burger. It’s actually pretty genius. So whether you’re craving pizza or a burger, this is sure to satisfy. here’s what you’ll need: 1 …

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my may/june menu

daisi - July 4, 2013
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I found some fantastic recipes during May & June that I can’t wait to share with you. Summer time is my favorite time of year, despite the over 100° days. I have been slowly working on my patio, making it comfy and a great place to hang out. I got these chairs & ottoman on sale at World Market at the beginning of the summer …

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philly cheesesteak stuffed peppers

daisi - July 3, 2013
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I love a good philly cheesesteak sandwich. I mean, what’s not to love? Cheese, sauteed veggies, steak, delicious bread… oh so good. I’ve never attempted to make my own cheesesteak sandwich because it sounds labor intensive to slice the meat so thin. And I also don’t have a flattop to properly cook the meat. I have been eyeing these from the Little Kitchen, but haven’t …

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roasted veggie tacos

daisi - June 18, 2013
roasted veggie tacos

I saw this recipe in Martha Stewart Living and immediately thought it sounded amazing. Roasted vegetables on a taco, why had I never thought of this before? It’s simple enough: roast veggies, slap them on a tortilla. Her recipe was for portobello and zucchini tacos and don’t they look amazing? I didn’t just stop at zucchini and portobellos though. I used all of the in-season …

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