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Chicken Sate

The first time I had this was from my cousin Cara, she made it for a party and I was HOOKED! I LOVE it. And by love I mean stand by the bowl at parties and take every toothpick full… Continue Reading →

Grilling in Boothbay Maine

For the weekend of September 19th Jim and I spent two nights at Knickerbocker Lake Cottages in Boothbay Maine. It was incredible, a little slice of heaven. The cottage was a perfect size for two people and even had a tiny… Continue Reading →

Goodbye Summer!

This seems like a no brainer but this “salad” is one of my absolute favorites. When you use fresh, well made ingredients the flavor is absolutely amazing. I figured as we say goodbye to summer (even though it’s been 70… Continue Reading →

Shakshuka With Feta

I made this for my client as a special dinner request. I didn’t get to try it, but it smelled AMAZING. So naturally I wanted to try and make it when I got home. Mornings at Jim’s house usually consist… Continue Reading →

Falafel with Fresh Yogurt Sauce

Before making this dish I had never had authentic or even fake Falafel so I have NO idea whether it turned out or not. It tasted fantastic to me, and Jim ate it all as well, and neither of us… Continue Reading →

Grilled Balsamic Peach Pork Tenderloin

Alright, so this recipe only has a couple things fresh from the garden but it is peach season and Jim had pork tenderloin so I decided on something that would merge the two. I found this little inspiration on… Continue Reading →

Roasted Potatoes and Rosemary

Rosemary and potatoes are just meant to be together. I don’t know what it is about them. The sweetness of the rosemary goes so well with the starchy potatoes and the smell of them is so unbelievable intoxicating. It smells… Continue Reading →

Thai Turkey Zucchini Meatballs

The blog I found these on is all about “clean eating” I have no idea what that means, other than I hope the kitchen you’re cooking in is clean and I hope that after you’re done the magical cleaning fairies… Continue Reading →

Eggplant Meatballs

First off, what do you even call these?? They aren’t meatballs per se, veggieballs? That just sounds weird… Anyways… I have made these several times now and LOVE them. I had made The Thai, Turkey and Zucchini Meatballs (recipe to… Continue Reading →

Homemade Marinara

I knew when I first made the eggplant meatballs I knew I wanted to make my own marinara to serve with them. Jim isn’t a huge fan of tomatoes but fortunately he’s a fan of me, and I LOVE tomatoes…. Continue Reading →

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