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Spicy Shrimp Spaghetti with Herbed Tomatoes

I’m pretty sure that I was partly Italian in my previous life. Yes, in fact, I love pasta and anything Italian pretty much. So this spicy shrimp spaghetti recipe is one of my favorites. Although it’s good for four people, it can be a quick meal for two + perfect for leftovers next day. Seriously, who doesn’t like not having…

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How to Prune a Lemon Tree

I’ve had lemon trees for years and I just love growing them. They’re filled with shiny evergreen foliage, fragrant flowers and lots of fruit. Can you count the many ways we can use lemons? If you take good care of a lemon tree, it will result in bountiful harvest. And one of the ways to take care of it is…

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Valentine Heart Peanut Butter Cookies

If you like baking cookies for someone special this Valentine Heart Peanut Butter Cookies recipe is an easy one. Not only does it taste good, it’s just so cute with a chocolate heart studded in the center of the cookie. The cookie itself is peanut butter flavored which really goes well with chocolate. As for the chocolate hearts, they’re widely…

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Ground Sirloin Sliders

I’m not much of a red meat eater but I do enjoy an occasional burger sliders with crispy fries. There’s something about that smell of a burger that’s so irresistible. Thing is, I can’t finish a full-size burger so a slider works better for me. Maybe some people can relate to this. When I make sliders I like to load…

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Leftover Ham Bone and Bean Soup

Is there a better way to use holiday ham than this leftover ham bone and bean soup? And how about other meals you can whip like a creamy pasta with ham and peas? Ham slices for breakfast or lunch is popular in my house too. Seriously, it keeps on giving. Even my dog gets the bone after boiling it in…

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Peppermint Oreo Ice Cream Cake

An easy no-bake dessert like this Peppermint Oreo Ice Cream Cake is just what we need for Christmas. After all the stuff that we have to do in preparation for the holidays, who has the time to bake a cake? I’m sure you can relate to all the cookie baking, shopping for gifts, cleaning, decorating, and parties. What’s in this…

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Winter Salad with Clementine and Pomegranate

Here is a winter salad that makes good use of clementines (or mandarins) and pomegranate in season right now. Plump and sweet clementines add such bright hues and flavor while pomegranate gives you a burst of juicy tang in every bite. Every winter you probably see clementines and pomegranate show up frequently in the markets. I prefer the darker orange…

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Cranberry Orange Cake

Tis the season for baking this delicious cranberry orange cake. What a great way to use navel oranges and cranberries that are abundant this holiday season. I’m telling you, it goes well with any hot drink on a cold day. Are you team coffee, tea, or hot cocoa? What I love about this cranberry orange cake is it’s so easy…

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How to Root Grapevine Cuttings

Because of a good harvest this year, I thought why not root grapevine cuttings. Every year in the fall I cut back the grapevines to encourage healthy growth and to control its size. This is best to do after harvest and the leaves start dying out. To root the cuttings, I decided to try 2 different methods. If one fails,…

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