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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

By: beachcritters

August 22, 2013

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If we all had one thing from our past that we all agreed was a favorite, I would have to guess that it would be warm chocolate chip cookies just pulled from the oven.  Add to that, a cold glass of milk and that chewy, gooey cookie was the only thing t... Read More
 

Fried Green Tomatoes

By: beachcritters

August 14, 2013

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I grew up in the North where things like okra, hush puppies and fried green tomatoes were a foreign language.  The first time I even heard about fried green tomatoes was when the movie by the same name came out.  I watched it, and I saw the things she... Read More
 

Fantastic Fig Spread

By: beachcritters

August 8, 2013

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When I was growing up my closest connection to figs were in the Fig Newtons my mom used to buy.  I wasn’t a big fan. Then came the bunko game a few years ago.  We all brought a dish to share and the only thing I remember from that night of eati... Read More
 

Tomato and Onion Pie

By: beachcritters

July 31, 2013

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There is nothing better than tomatoes.  I love walking to the garden and picking a sun-kissed tomato off the vine, sprinkle it with a little salt and bite into it, tasting the acidic sweetness and feel the juices run down my chin.  Or, I slice them and... Read More
 

Roasted Caprese Pasta

By: beachcritters

July 26, 2013

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Sometimes, even though it’s the middle of a hot summer,  I want some comfort food.  Although I love grilled veggies and fruit, salads and fish, there comes that time when I just want a dish of pasta.  Typically this time of year is just too hot f... Read More
 

Seared Scallops with Blue Cheese and Bacon Risotto

By: beachcritters

July 18, 2013

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No matter what I do in life, it seems it’s always better when bacon is involved.  There is just something about the sweet, salty, meaty combination that makes us all fall in love with it. I’m not even sure when and where I saw this recipe.  ... Read More
 

Visiting Family

By: beachcritters

July 16, 2013

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This last weekend was full of family and traveling.   It was also full of great restaurants and food.  I wasn’t able to cook anything but I had plenty of opportunities to go outside of the box and try some new things.  I was deliciously surpris... Read More
 

Practice makes perfect

By: beachcritters

July 9, 2013

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One of my favorite saying is from Julia Child, “Cooking is one failure after another, and that’s how you finally learn.”  I try new things all the time and sometimes they come out pretty darn good and other times they can be a dismal fa... Read More