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Spring Garden

Spring makes me feel hopeful and refreshed. Even in hard times this season helps with creating new energy and inspiring ideas. For many years, gardening was far from my mind even though I grew up in a family that cultivated gardens. There were always flowers and vegetables grown in my parents garden. I never really …

chicken meatloaf

Chicken Meatloaf

This exceptional chicken meatloaf recipe has been a favorite for many years. It is juicy and flavorful; perfect for a casual dinner or a special occasion. The recipe has room for a few additions to suit different tastes. It can be divided into individual loaves or easily doubled. Just make sure to only make the quantity you want to bake.

Wihite bean spread

White Bean Spread

This spread is dedicated to all who are looking for variety and surprising flavors in their toasts and sandwiches. Made quickly with only three main ingredients, it overflows with a meaty flavor and great health benefits. It will last up to a week in the fridge.

curried zucchini soup

Curried Zucchini Soup

Curried zucchini soup is flavorful and comforting. Indian curry, cumin and chili pepper add edge and interest. Topped with sharp cheddar cheese, the soup is irresistible.

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Beet Salad with Garlic and Mayo

Beet Salad with Garlic and Mayo is one of my best side dishes. Made with only three ingredients, it is sharp and flavorful. Great companion to fish or any meat dish. Definitely not your typical beet salad.

gongerbread cookies

Soft Gingerbread Cookies

Soft gingerbread cookies with honey and sour cream can be made up to two weeks before Christmas. They are irresistible and come out perfectly rolled thin or thick. They can be used for hanging on a Christmas tree. Seasoned with spices to satisfy both kids and adults. Cookies will stay fresh kept in an air tight container. The recipe makes 40-50 gingerbread cookies.

chowder

Shrimp and Corn Chowder

Shrimp and corn chowder is perfect for colder days. The addition of red pepper and thyme flavor the soup in a different way than clam chowder. The soup has a slight sweetness to it and is not too heavy. Very filling and comforting. Great with a piece of crusty bread.