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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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Spicy Tuna Salad [no mayo]

daisi - April 18, 2012
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I love all things salad… chicken, egg, and yes, tuna. I even like these salads on top of regular salads.  The problem is, these salads typically include a creamy ingredient known as mayonnaise, which is not the healthiest option. And sometimes it’s fun to switch it up, so I gave this healthier version tuna salad recipe a try (thanks Megan for the suggestion). Here’s what …

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Caramelized Red Onions

daisi - December 7, 2011
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I really like the idea of caramelized onions. It makes a perfect accompaniment to a lot of main dishes. Steak, bratwursts, risotto, pizza, salads, you get the idea. The problem is: caramelized onions take time. Typically 45 minutes to an hour with constant attention. That’s why when I came across a new (to me) way to caramelize them using the oven, I had to try …

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Everyone’s Favorite Sandwich

daisi - September 21, 2011
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This is a recipe that the Pioneer Woman featured on her new Food Network show this past weekend. I know, you guys have never heard me go on and on (and on) about the Pioneer Woman. I have not tried all of her recipes and I do not recommend them constantly. I was not the most excited person in America to find out she had …

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Leftover Breakfast Burritos

daisi - April 1, 2011
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Ever find yourself at the end of the week with a fridge full of random? It happens to me more often than I’d like to admit. The only good thing that comes from it is a chance to get creative and make a tasty meal. This week we had a taco night and had some leftover ground beef, black beans, onions and red peppers. These …

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Homemade Vegetable Stock

daisi - January 19, 2011
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  If you’re anything like me, every time you buy celery or carrots, you end up throwing half out before you use it. What a waste. There is an alternative that will not only save your veggies, but will also provide you with a base for dozens other recipes. That solution is vegetable stock.  Here’s what you do: Keep a gallon freezer zip lock bag …

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that’s a spicy meatball

daisi - January 3, 2011
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Okay, so it’s not spicy.  But it is heavenly.  These meatballs can be used in various recipes… meatball subs, meatball appetizers, spaghetti and meatballs, I’ll stop before I start to sound like the Bubba Gump of  meatballs.  Email me if you want more ideas! Ingredients 3 pounds ground beef 2 cups Parmesan cheese, grated 5 eggs 2 teaspoons salt ⅛ teaspoon pepper 4 cloves garlic …

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