Hawaiian Quesadillas

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Aloha from Hawaii.  I WISH I was in Hawaii right now. My friends are there soaking up the sun right now and I am so jealous of them! You should have packed me in your bags! This weekend, I cooked a 7.8 pound ham. That’s a lot of ham for only two people living in…

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Ham and Asparagus Frittata

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Frittata's are pretty awesome and so easy. No flipping, no scrambling, and no waiting until the egg yolk is set in the  middle and the whites are done. My favorite type of egg is over easy, but with a frittata all you do is add everything into a bowl, pour in a pan, and let the oven do the rest for you! Mix in whatever vegetables or protein you like. My favorites are chorizo, ham, bacon, cheese, and broccoli. Potatoes are also great, but will take a longer cooking time. To make this dairy ...

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Cherry Chocolate Scones

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I keep on finding awesome recipes in the Better Homes and Garden Breakfast and Brunch magazine edition. The magazine was on the shelves quite awhile ago, want to say that I picked it up sometime in the middle of Winter. You know how some people are a sucker for the gossip magazines? Well, I'm a sucker for food magazines. Think they do that on purpose at the check out lanes, and put the candy right next to the food magazines. Oh look, this recipe looks good it has chocolate in it! Think I'll pick ...

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Rigatoni with Spicy Shrimp

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This pasta is so good, I could eat it the next three nights! The shrimp is sauteed in butter and olive oil and seasoned with paprika and crushed red pepper. The sauce is as simple as taking a jar of your favorite marinara sauce and adding a little heavy cream to it. I wasn't quite sure what to name this dish, cause I used two different recipes that I found and kind of made up the measurements of each of the ingredients. One title had the name Betsy in it, and penne wouldn't work because I used ...

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Salmon Guacamole Sandwiches

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Happy St Patrick's Day! I'm not Irish, but I like participating in the Holiday and wearing green things and making green food. There's also a chance of Northern Lights tonight, and right now there's a geometric storm going on with a level of 4. That's the largest the level has been since 2003 and the sky is pretty clear right now. Which is the number one thing you have to look for when shooting the Northern Lights. :) If you're not familiar with figuring out how and when to shoot the Northern ...

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Gruyere and Chive Popovers

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I had a pretty crazy weekend in Minneapolis, MN. Friday night started off with dinner at a restaurant that was featured on Diners Drive Ins and Dives called Broder's Pasta Bar.  For an appetizer, we ordered some Rosemary Almonds, which I plan on making for a snack one day. For dinner, I was forced to order number 18 (tagliarini di Locanda del Lupo) because according to my brother and Laura, it would not disappoint! #18 was fresh homemade pasta with prosciutto Rossa, truffle pesto & cream ...

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