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Recipe Redux: Carrabba’s Copycat – Mama Mandola’s Chicken Soup

There are some recipes in which I never deviate and then there are others that as I make them a few times, such as this soup, I modify and adjust just enough that it warrants an update to the recipe. … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Date Cake

This is another recipe pulled from the archives of my mother’s trusty recipe box. Like most recipes from mom, this one stems from my childhood. I’d never made it myself until this past summer when my parents were returning from … Continue reading

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Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

’tis the season of an overflowing abundance of zucchini. I like it sautéed, grilled, baked, etc. and then there’s always the stealthily hidden zucchini in baked goods, like this bread. I’ve found my bread turns out much better, i.e., cooked … Continue reading

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Copycat Alice Springs Chicken – sort of

For years I ordered Alice Springs Chicken while at Outback Steakhouse (sans the mushrooms and honey mustard because that’s how I like it), but it’s so easy to make at home. Ingredients: 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 4 slices thick … Continue reading

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Hot Ham & Swiss Croissant Sandwiches

When the girls are staying with my parents in Colorado, they always make sure to hit up a little French cafe in Colorado Springs. I’ve never been, but I’ve heard nothing but good things about it. After they first went, … Continue reading

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Strawberry Cream Cake

98% of the time I buy strawberries, it’s for the sole purpose of having fresh fruit on hand. The other 2% of the time is because I want to bake with them. This was one of those times. Cool, creamy, … Continue reading

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Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

Let’s take a moment from food recipes and turn our attention to other kinds of recipes, shall we? My husband informed me a few years ago that I was becoming quite the granola. I’ve been known to make my own body … Continue reading

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