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Chocolate Zucchini Roll

When your bestie grows zucchini the size of small children, quick and easy recipes need to come fast. Once you start grating the squash can throw out liquid faster than some faucets! Here's a great one to add to your collection. It was always a favorite of our not-so...

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Steak & Potato Bags

...who hasn't loved a walking taco at a sporting event? Juicy, flavorful grilled flank steak, your favorite premium potato chips, creamy blue cheese (and I don't even love blue cheeses but this is THAT good!)...oh, and we add slivered onions and peppery greens....

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“Cheese-Board” French Toast

Tis the time of year when all things warm and cozy fit the bill. It was a breakfast for dinner night and I uncharacteristically wanted french toast. I had just finished creating a charcuterie spread so that definitely played into this creation. I’m not one to...

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Cacio de Pepe – Spinach

As a throwback nod to that original meal, I present homemade Spinach Caio de Pepe. Throwback because nothing beats fresh, homemade pasta and a nod because this is cheesy deliciousness without all the heaviness of butter and...

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