Dilled Baby Potatoes

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Over the weekend Kurt and I got our back yard cleaned up and ready for the season. We washed the deck, scrubbed the outdoor furniture and got our little oasis in shape. I enjoy spending time out there this time of the year. Just me in my sweatshirt without mosquitoes or humidity. It doesn’t last […]

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The Weekend Dish – Introducing Missy

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I’m starting a new series of posts called The Weekend Dish on Olives & Garlic. My plan is to share some personal details of my life, links from my favorite bloggers and other food and nonfood related items. I hope you enjoy it. I am so glad to start the first one with excitement! There […]

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Tagliatelle with Pork & Fennel Ragu

Tagliatelle with Pork & Fennel Ragu

I am beyond excited to share that we have a new addition to our family – a four legged one. Her name is Missy and she is a French bulldog. I AM SO EXCITED! I feel as if my life has been completely turned upside down and I find myself taking care of a little […]

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Seaweed Crunch Avocado Sandwich

Seaweed Crunch Avocado Sandwich

A vegetarian sandwich full of goodness, healthy stuff and deliciousness. An avocado sandwich with alfalfa sprouts, Japanese seaweed salad, tomatoes and Italian sea salt is pure vegetarian yum. In a generation where lives are hectic eating out might seem like the easiest choice. Although my passion for cooking allows me to spend extra time in […]

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Ham & Cheese Panini

Ham & Cheese Panini

This Ham and Cheese Panini is an adult version of the all American childhood favorite.  A Panini maker automatically turns an ordinary sandwich into a delicious meal fit for both adults and kids. Take a ham and cheese sandwich for example, layered ham and grated cheese in between two pieces of sourdough bread spread with […]

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Cioppino

Cioppino

Cioppino, a classic seafood stew with a little bit of everything cooked in a rich wine based broth. Cioppino was the first “fancy” dish I ever cooked for Kurt. I spend hours simmering the sauce. I wanted it to be perfect but most of all I wanted him to be impressed. He loved it. Years […]

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