asparagus ravioli pie

Let’s be clear …this isn’t an actual pie.  But it sure is as pretty as one.  I suppose any medium-sized baking dish would get the job done, but using a pie plate produces the beauty you see here.  

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herb grilled pork tenderloin

Don’t even think about halving this recipe.  I know …you’ll be grilling enough meat to feed what seems to be a small army.  You may have just four at your table tonight.  Not to worry.  This grilled pork is delicious sliced down for sandwiches the next day or two. 

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bread & butter pickles

A summer must-have.  Well, maybe spring and fall should be included in that description.  These aren’t just any pickles.  They’re better than what you can buy at the local store.  You know, the ones that are all jarred up for you.  Hmmm …wonder how long they’ve been hangin’ out in that jar?  

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penne with tomato, cream & five cheeses

This is like a cross between your best mac & cheese and your favorite baked ziti.  Only it’s tastier than either one could ever be.  And, even better, it’s quick and easy.  Once it goes in the oven, it’s ready in ten minutes.  But don’t take my word for it.  Try this one at home.

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roasted shrimp with feta

Not sure if you’ll serve this as an appetizer.  Or include it as part of the entree for your next dinner party.  Either way …give this a try.  It’s easy, can be prepared ahead of time and is absolutely delicious.  

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not your standard chips & dip

We all remember the old go-to snack of chips & dip.  You know the one.  Greasy bagged potato chips paired with onion dip, which consisted of some powdery stuff mixed in with a container of sour cream.  Let’s kick it up a notch, or two, shall we?  

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roasted beets

Spring is here.  Summer is just around the corner.  And here I am talking about roasting.  There are just some things that I must have year-round.  Roasted beets are on that list.  

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pasta e fagioli

Ahhh …pasta and beans.  If you’re a fan of Italian food, Pasta e Fagioli will most likely be included in your list of favorites.  It’s a hearty soup with more than enough versions to sample.  Every Italian restaurant will make the claim that theirs is the best.  They are all good, no doubt.  There is

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