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My First Taste of Masala…

The date was October 3, 1999. The time was 11:00pm. How could I remember my first taste of masala so clearly? It was my second date--the day after our first date--with my now husband, Ed. After hitting three restaurants in Tampa in a 24-hour span, we decided to explore downtown St. Petersburg to grab a late…
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Gnocchi–Hold the Potato…

(Nyoh'-kee) - a dish of little dumplings made from potatoes, semolina, flour, or a combination of the three. There is no mention of ricotta in that definition from Dictionary.com, but there totally should be; the first time I had those pillowy puffs of goodness made from ricotta in lieu of potatoes, my mind. was. blown.…
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Grandma Brown’s AMAZING Potato Salad

When I was growing up my grandma used to cook and bake all of the time.  I was the baker in the family along with Grandma.  Besides baking she had other fantastic dishes that we all loved! Before she passed away, she hand wrote her recipes for me and I am going to share them…
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Drink Recipe: “The Cutecumber”

Crunchy, green and juicy. The cucumber. Famous for their role in salads, but now starring in a feature film with gin! Mix fresh cucumber and lime with a little gin, and you're in business. The Cutecumber is a simple cocktail that will impress and refresh. [caption id="attachment_3869" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Cucumber, Gin, Agave & Fresh Lime…
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Practically Perfect Pumpkin Bars…

Oh, the pumpkin rush of the season has begun and I am all in. My love of pumpkin isn't merely reserved for the fall months; I love making pumpkin bread, waffles, muffins, and pancakes all year long. What I don't do often enough is get creative with those pumpkin goodies. My mind started to wander…
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Easy Fish Tacos with Pico de Gallo

From page 218 - 100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous - Get the Book Here! For years I claimed I did not like fish tacos, but I'm here to report that I've come to my senses. This is one of my husband's favorite dishes, so little by little (bite by bite of his) I warmed…
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Grandma Brown’s Beef Barbecue

When I was growing up my grandma used to cook and bake all of the time.  I was the baker in the family along with Grandma.  Besides baking she had other fantastic dishes that we all loved! Before she passed away, she hand wrote her recipes for me and I am going to share them…
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Grandma Brown’s Pecan Pie

When I was growing up my grandma used to cook and bake all of the time.  I was the baker in the family along with Grandma.  Before she passed away, she hand wrote her recipes for me and I am going to share them with you.  Some of them are left up for interpretation so…
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Grandma Brown’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I was growing up my grandma used to cook and bake all of the time.  I was the baker in the family along with Grandma.  Before she passed away, she hand wrote her recipes for me and I am going to share them with you.  Some of them are left up for interpretation so…
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Fridge Foraging…

A lone sweet potato. One pie crust. Half of an onion. Sad, wilted parsley.  Leftover tomato soup. These are the odds and ends I found while rummaging through the refrigerator last week. I admit--much to my chagrin--that I am the queen of wasting food. I stock my fridge with so many ideas: a week's worth…
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Grandma Brown’s “A Delicious Dessert”

When I was growing up my grandma used to cook and bake all of the time.  I was the baker in the family along with Grandma.  Before she passed away, she hand wrote her recipes for me and I am going to share them with you.  Some of them are left up for interpretation so…
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Grandma Brown’s Butterscotch Pie

When I was growing up my grandma used to cook and bake all of the time.  I was the baker in the family along with Grandma.  Before she passed away, she hand wrote her recipes for me and I am going to share them with you.  Some of them are left up for interpretation so…
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Grandma Brown’s Chocolate Pie

When I was growing up my grandma used to cook and bake all of the time.  I was the baker in the family with Grandma.  Before she passed away, she hand wrote her recipes for me and I am going to share them with you.  Some of them are left up for interpretation so I…
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Grandma Brown’s Homemade Brownies

When I was growing up my grandma used to cook and bake all of the time.  I was the baker in the family with Grandma.  Before she passed away, she hand wrote her recipes for me and I am going to share them with you.  Some of them are left up for interpretation so I…
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