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Lisa Marshall
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Strawberry Ice Cream Cake
 It is almost Valentine's Day. I keep seeing this commercial that makes my husband cringe. A young couple...a dramatic build up...she opens her gift and her heart is obviously touched. How did he know? What she truly wanted was not an engagement ring. No, s...

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Stuffed and Stacked Portobellos
This dish is awesome. Unusual and not hard to make. Take a big mushroom cap, stuff it with ricotta and an awesome sausage and veggie mix. Then  stack those layers again. The mushrooms are meaty and quite satisfying. A little like lasagna, but easier--much e...

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Chinese Red Pork--Because No Meal is an Accident
Last January, my Diner News gave you all sorts of ideas for planned leftovers. For instance, roast a large pork loin and then remake it three, four or even more times. Each time as a different flavor. That is the beauty of the Diner system. Afterall, no mea...

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Blackened Chicken with Poblano Cream
The holidays are behind us. Real life starts up again. Time to get serious about being healthy again. For me, that means lots of meals with boneless, skinless chicken breast. It just helps to have some clean eating and lower calories. Plus, boneless breasts...

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Happy Birthday Muffins
It is my hubby's birthday tomorrow. He hates having it so close to Christmas, so I always treat him special. He has been very good this holiday season, not giving in to sugary treats. So these peanut buttery muffins will be his birthday cake. They really ar...

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Candied Christmas Mints
These little cuties are a quick little holiday sweet that pleases anyone who loves chocolate and mint together. And how festive! The case is a cream cheese mint--yes just like those served at weddings. Tinted with some red and green for Christmas. I remembe...

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Cinnamon Swirl Cheesecake and all the Parties
So many events this time of year. I would like to say that I have been baking up a storm for you, but alas, I have not. This year seems to be a little more on the crafty side for some school projects. But no bother, I have chosen one of my favorite desserts...

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Amaretto Snowfall Cookies and the December Diner News
Amaretto has an odd meaning in my clan. Sure, it is sweet , almond-flavored, Italian liqueur. But in my family, it is a sign of deep emotion. As we are not drinkers, this is about at hard as we get. A sip of Amaretto is our admission of the need for a littl...

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Thanksgiving Bundle--Get Your Holiday Planned!
Let's face it. Thanksgiving takes some planning. Especially if you don't eat all the sugar filled treats, bread based stuffings and mounds of mashed potatoes. Every year, I go to great lengths to make wonderful sides that real celebration foods themselves. ...

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Cranberry Breast of Turkey and the November Thanksgiving Diner News Special Edition
Thanksgiving has been happening at my house for a couple of weeks now. That's life with a blog and newsletter--always a little ahead. So today, while everyone else was planning a costume for some Halloween fun, I was slaving away in the kitchen. In fact tha...
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