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Grilled Shrimp Cockail

Grilled Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce

Shrimp cocktail is an easy appetizer that’s perfect to serve when you have last-minute guests. But let’s be honest, even though Shrimp is the star, the best part of a shrimp cocktail appetizer is the cocktail sauce. Without the sauce, ...

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Shepherds Pie 3

Shepherd’s Pie

Although this recipe says it’s for Shepherd’s Pie, you could say it’s for Cottage Pie.  The difference between the two is that shepherd’s pie is made with lamb, while a Cottage Pie is made with beef. The thing is, if I called ...

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Crispy Home Fries

Crispy Home Fries

Everyone always asks me for my crispy home fries recipe. It’s my go-to breakfast potato dish to pair with eggs, but easily makes a great side for a sandwich or burger. They’re so easy to make and I just love ...

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Easy Fennel Feta Pasta

Easy Fennel Feta Pasta

This is one of those pasta dishes that you can put together very quickly because there are only 3 things to prep before you head to the stove! Just mince the garlic, slice the fennel, and crumble the feta!  I ...

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Traditional Irish Soda Bread

Traditional Irish Soda Bread

Making bread from scratch is time-consuming, until now!  Irish Soda Bread is the EASIEST BREAD EVER to make. You’ll have the ingredients mixed and ready to put in the oven, before the oven has finished pre-heating – that’s how fast it ...

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Smoked Salmon Platter

Smoked Salmon Platter

My first time tasting smoked salmon with cream cheese on pumpernickel bread was at a St. Patrick’s Day celebration.  Before that, you couldn’t get me near salmon that had been cured then cold smoked.  The slippery, soft texture did not appeal to ...

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Thai Peanut Chicken Salad

Thai Peanut Chicken Salad

To me, a salad is the perfect meal to satisfy the senses. Well-made salads look pretty, taste delicious, have a satisfying crunch, and their fragrance is inviting. That’s why I love this Thai Peanut Chicken Salad – it has tons ...

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Bircher Muesli 1

Bircher Muesli

In 2012, I went to Australia and no matter what luxury hotel we stayed at, there was always Bircher Muesli on the menu. Bircher Muesli (aka Swiss oatmeal) is an easy breakfast meal made from uncooked rolled oats, fruit, juice, ...

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Chicken Tacos 1

Chicken Tacos

This is my easy go-to chicken recipe.  If I’m asked to make a dish for a cottage weekend or causal dinner with friends, I’ll make these Mexican shredded chicken tacos. The toppings you put out with the tacos is where ...

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