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Stuffed Jumbo Pasta Shells

1 package (12 ounce) jumbo pasta shells 4 cups ricotta cheese 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese 2 eggs 1 Tbs chicken food base (or granulated bouillon) 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 1 Tbs dried basil 2 cloves garlic 1 cup chopped spinach, drained if frozen pepper 1 1/2 cups spaghetti […]

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Chicken Carrot Casserole

4 chicken breasts, bonein and skin removed… or 8 thighs or drumsticks 1 3/4 cup strong chicken broth 1/4 cup white wine 1/4 cup sour cream 2 Tbs. dried parsley 1 Tbs. dried basil 1 1/2 cup calrose rice (the Japanese sticky variety) 1 1/2 cup shredded carrot (or substitute any vegetable, as long as […]

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Marinade for Pork

1/2 cup fruity olive oil 1/4 cup ketchup 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 2 Tbs. soy sauce 1/4 cup brown sugar dash Worcestershire sauce 2 tsp. hot chili sauce 2 tbs. steak sauce 1/2 cup chopped green oinions 1/2 tsp. of each: basil, oregano, and rosemary 4 cloves of pressed garlice Marinate 2/3 pounds of […]

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Mexi-Taco Mix

Mexi-Taco Mix

Using ground chicken or turkey keeps this healthy. Adding beans extends the mix. Use leftovers for taco salads. 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium yellow or red onion, chopped finely 1 tsp. olive oil 1 tomato, chopped 1 pound ground turkey or ground chicken 1 can kidney beans, drained 1/2 cup salsa salt and pepper […]

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Mary’s Spaghetti Sauce

1 onion, chopped 1 Tbs. olive oil 4 cloves, garlic, pressed 1 pound Italian sausage 1 six ounce can tomato paste 2 TBS each basil, oregano, and Italian parsley 1 fourteen ounce can tomato sauce 1 fourteen ounce can chopped tomatoes 1/4 cup white wine 1/2 cup parmesan cheese salt and pepper to taste Saute […]

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Salmon cakes!

Salmon cakes!

  Okay, that’s a bass, but you get the idea. This is a very inexpensive dinner, and yummy too. Salmon Cakes with Sweet Hot Sauce 2 eight ounce cans salmon 2 eggs 2/3 cup packaged bread crumbs dash Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp. Dijon mustard 2 Tbs. ketchup 4 green onions, chopped 3 Tbs. Dried parsley […]

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Tortilla Soup

Tortilla Soup

Tortilla Soup My daughter Julia asks for this soup nearly every day. Patrick and I first tasted tortilla soup in Puerto Vallarta on our honeymoon. For several years, I looked for a recipe, gave up, and finally developed one of my own. If you don’t have time to make the tortilla strips, you can substitute […]

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Crockpot Moroccan Chicken

Crockpot Moroccan Chicken

  Our kids love this recipe, even though it’s a bit alternative! Crockpot Moroccan Chicken 2 Tbs olive oil 1 whole chicken, cut up (or more if you have a bigger family), skin off 1 onion, chopped 2 Tbs. ras el hanout spice mix (or you can use really good curry powder) a few saffron […]

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Stuff that Piggy!

Stuff that Piggy!

Rolled Stuffed Pork Loin Guests will think you worked hard on this one. Be sure to throw some flour on your face to accomplish the deception. 1 3-5 pound pork loin roast ¾ cup pitted prunes (or you can substitute ½ cup dried cranberries) ¼ cup red wine ¼ cup walnuts, pine nuts, pecans, or […]

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What I’ll miss about France

What I'll miss about France

Every day we walk to school and this is what we see. The little church with its own square. The place (pronounced plahhhce) that we walk through every day. The street we pass by. But more than that, more than the beauty of Southern France in Fall, we will miss our friends. Here is Anne […]

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