Author Archives: Karen

Easter Brunch Tablescape Ideas – DIY Projects

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Easter Brunch

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Easter Dessert Bar Ideas

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Easter flower container filled with jelly beans, assorted Easter candies, Easter cookies and Easter cake pops! Easter flower container filled with jelly beans and Easter cookies.

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Steak Kabobs with Fresh Herbs

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Try these succulent, lean steak kabobs marinated in a fresh herb paste.    With this recipe it doesn’t have to be exact.  If you have 2 or 3 of the herbs on hand, great but if don’t simply substitute with … Continue reading

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Asian Dumplings – Appetizers

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Pan-fried Dumplings Sunday has always been a big family cooking day in our home and it’s not uncommon that some sort of home made dumplings are on the menu.  Dumplings or ‘Gyoza’ (Japanese potsticker) originated in China and can have … Continue reading

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Donuts At Home – Breakfast – Recipes

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Donuts At Home These are delicious and easy to make!  My kids love to dip and decorate them.   I fondly remember making these when I was a little girl with my older brother and sister — my mom always … Continue reading

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Tomato Basil Shrimp Pasta – Dinner – Recipes

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Tomato Basil Shrimp Pasta Recipe Serves 4 Ingredients 2 tablespoons blended oil 1 large shallot, chopped finely 1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 large garlic cloves, minced 3/4 cup dry white … Continue reading

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Chocolate Dipped Pretzels, Apricots and Strawberries – Desserts – Recipes

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Chocolate Dipped Pretzels, Apricots and Strawberries                   Recipe Ingredients 16 pretzel rods 10 dried apricots 10 fresh strawberries 1 cup milk chocolate chips (or dark chocolate) 1 cup white chocolate chips Directions … Continue reading

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Potato Leek Soup with Bacon

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This is a perfect soup to enjoy on a cold winter evening. It’s creamy, flavorful and easy to make.  I made a big batch and took some to my neighbor and they loved it.   Potato Leek Soup with Bacon … Continue reading

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Goat Cheese & Lemon Ravioli

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Goat Cheese and Lemon Ravioli Serves 4     Pasta dough   3 tablespoons olive oil 3 eggs 2 ½ cups flour, extra for rolling ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric Grated zest of 3 lemons   Filling   11 ounces soft … Continue reading

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Shrimp Spring Rolls – Appetizers

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Shrimp Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce     Peanut Dipping Sauce   1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced 1/4 cup hot water 1/2 cup peanut butter 2 tablespoons soy sauce 4 tablespoons rice vinegar 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes   … Continue reading

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