Creamy Tomato, Cucumber, and Dill Salad

Creamy Tomato, Cucumber, and Dill Salad

Summer is certainly over. The leaves are turning, the nights are chillier, and my garden is beginning it’s slow sad demise. All except the cucumbers and cherry tomatoes. They are still hanging on strong! And there are way more than I can seem to keep up with. Which is saying…

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Garden Galette

For those of you who don’t know, Galette is a fancy name for a “rustic” tart. And a “rustic” tart is a fancy way of saying I’m too lazy to break out the pie pan….. ok maybe that’s not entirely true but we all get so hung up on using…

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Honey Garlic Chicken

Honey Garlic Chicken

Sweet and tangy Asian fried chicken with a garlic, honey, soy, sesame sauce. This goes great with noodles or rice. This recipe started with Mountain Man ordering it randomly from our local Chinese takeout place. It instantly became our new favorite and often we would fight for the last piece!…

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30+ Garlic Lover’s Recipes

Garlic. It’s not just a food, it’s a state of mind! I can’t imagine a world with out it. I use garlic in everything. And why not? It’s delicious. If you have something savory to make, add garlic, it always makes it better. To emphasize my obsession with garlic, I…

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Meanwhile, Back at the Garden… February 2016

It may seem strange to be talking about the garden in February but circumstances, being what they are, have forced me to make some adjustments. So, you already know that Mountain Man and I bought a house. Our closing date is 2 weeks away….. 2 WEEKS!! Oh my goodness I…

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Mediterranean Cheese Ball

Mediterranean Cheese Ball

The holidays are upon us!! How are your preparations going? Still running around? Or have you been ready for a month? Usually I’m the latter but not this year! I’ve been so darn busy, I had to throw up my hands on a few accounts and wait until winter break…

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Steak Promodoro

Steak Promodoro. Pan seared tri tip steak alongside a rustic tomato sauce and pasta.

In the mood for something rich and hearty to grace your dinner table? Why not try pan searing a deliciously marinated steak and accompany it with a freshly made marinara sauce and pasta? I give you Steak Promodoro! This dish is loaded with all your favorite classic Italian flavors: balsamic vinegar,…

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Malia’s Minestrone

Warm, tomatoey, heaven in a bowl. Minestrone is not only delicious, but healthy, hearty, and satisfying. What makes this recipe stand out is the addition of roasted garlic and prosciutto. The rich flavors these two ingredients bring to the dish add a whole new dimension of awesome. Toss everything in…

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Italian Chop Salad

  Three things that are typically very successful in my veggie garden are garlic, tomatoes, and lettuce. Naturally this means lots of salads. On a hot day, nothing is better than a cool crisp salad for dinner. MM often looks at me funny when we do this because he doesn’t think it will…

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Asian Chicken Salad with Sesame Garlic Dressing

Asian Chicken Salad with Sesame Garlic Dressing

Crisp greens, fresh veggies, crunchy chow mein noodles, grilled chicken, and a knockout homemade dressing. What more could you ask for? This is the best Asian chicken salad I’ve ever had and I made it! I love when I win. I was nervous about making my own dressing but with…

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