Category Archives: My Top Ten

Southwest Chicken Salad with Cilantro-Lime Dressing

One thing I hardly ever make at home is salad. I don’t consider it all that satisfying, even though I love salads for lunch. My salads never taste like Panera’s salads. They never taste like the salad bar at work. … Continue reading

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Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms

My Valentine’s Day…it was simply wonderful! Take a cold, quiet Sunday in February. + a wonderful guy by the name of Brett + a pretty vase of flowers on my coffee table, thanks to the same wonderful guy (who sent … Continue reading

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Mini Reese’s Cheesecakess

This dessert recipe is one of my most favorite EVER. I first made this in high school, when we needed to bring a dessert for a class function. Since that time, I’ve made these cheesecakes over and over…and over and … Continue reading

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Turkey Croquettes with Spinach Potatoes

I love a good cookbook. I love old cookbooks, new cookbooks, celebrity cookbooks, homemade cookbooks. I love themed cookbooks – appetizers or drinks, for example. I love cookbook “guides” – The New Basics Cookbook is one on my shelf. I … Continue reading

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Jamie’s Minestrone

Now presenting, the first soup from my kitchen of Fall/Winter 2009!! Last week, I found myself with an abundance of leftover fresh veggies – and a strong craving for something warm, hearty and filling! I also felt like several of … Continue reading

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Double Tomato Bruschetta

This past weekend, we joined Brett’s parents and their good friends Jim and Susie for an awesome getaway at the lake of the Ozarks. It’s amazing how just three days away can be so refreshing – we spent our time … Continue reading

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Shrimp Limone

Zio’s Italian Restaurant in Olathe, KS…one of my all-time favorite Italian restaurants (and even one of my first employers, from my high school days!) I always order one of two things: Spaghetti with meat sauce and alfredo (trust me, it’s … Continue reading

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