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gargoyle tuna fish sandwich

gargoyletunafish

I don’t know about you, but this time of year, even when the weather is just whispering “spring,” I like to simplify my menus. I was positively CRAVING a good tuna fish sandwich a couple days ago when it dawned on me… I’ve never shared my favorite, easy tuna fish sandwich recipe with all of…

clams casino quiche

clamscasinoquiche

Do you love the flavors of garlicky, oniony Clams Casino? Then you’re going to love this quiche too. It’s wonderful for breakfast, lunch or dinner. ~ preheat oven to 350 degrees F. ~ 9 inch pre-made pie crust, thawed (or homemade) 1/2 lb. bacon, fried until crispy and crumbled + 2 Tablespoons drippings 1 and…

coconut cutie cupcakes + chocolate ganache

coconutcupcakes

I made a batch of these delicious coconut cupcakes this past weekend when Gracie and I were craving something sweet. These are amazingly moist, gluten free, Paleo, and healthy. No kidding! These little cuties would make a wonderful addition to your Easter table. ~ preheat oven to 350 degrees F. ~ for 6 cupcakes: 1/2…

grilled polenta cakes

polentacakes

This is such a delicious side dish and so easy to make if you already have the grill fired up. Just purchase a tube of already made polenta (we like Trader Joe’s brand) and you’re half way done! 1 tube pre-made polenta, sliced into cakes olive oil for brushing cakes and sauteeing veggies 1 and…

tropical banana slaw

tropicalslaw

We absolutely adore this creamy, sweet slaw as part of our Easter celebration every year. The creaminess of the bananas and the crunch from the macadamias make this tropical treat extra special. This is sooooo good with honey baked ham! 10 oz. coleslaw blend (approximately 4 heaping cups shredded cabbage) 1 cup shredded carrot 1…

toasted bread & chocolate

toastedchocbread

Bread and chocolate are two of my favorite things to eat. I love my bread super fresh, crusty and buttery on the outside with a soft chewy crumb interior. And I like my chocolate to be Belgian. My dear friend, Dolores, travels to Belgium once a year and sweetly sends me a chocolate care package…

{just like benihana’s} ginger salad dressing

benihanadressing

If you’ve ever been to Benihana Teppanyaki Japanese Restaurant, you’ve probably had this amazing salad dressing at some point. It’s wonderful on a simple tossed salad or as a dipping sauce for steamed veggies and grilled meats. We even like it as a sandwich spread! 1/2 cup minced yellow onion 1/2 cup peanut oil 1/3…

caramel apple pie in an oatmeal cookie crust

caramelapplepie

Are you ready for awesome? This pie is ultra delicious. The crunchy, buttery oatmeal cookie crust surrounding tender, spicy apple pie filling and topped with warm, homemade butter caramel sauce. What could be better? We like ours with homemade vanilla ice cream and homemade caramel sauce, but store bought will suffice. ~ preheat oven to…

creamy carrot souffle casserole

carrotsouffle

Serve this yummy, savory carrot bake with your favorite meat entrees. We like this even more than mashed potatoes! ~ Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. ~ 1 lb. carrots, peeled and sliced into uniform pieces 1 large onion, coarsely chopped 2 and 1/2 cups chicken stock or broth 1 teaspoon salt 3 large eggs,…

candied garlic skillet chicken

candiedchicken

In a rush to get dinner on the table? This takes about 40 minutes from start to finish and it’s wonderful. I served this chicken dish with a simple tossed salad, baked sweet potatoes and Cheesy BBQ Garlic Bread. YUM! ~ preheat oven to 400 degrees F. ~ 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (fresh or…