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Avocado Pesto Dip

I cannot remember a time when it seemed inappropriate to ask a friend, “What can I bring?” when she invited me to dinner. And I know that this is the first thing my friends will ask me when I invite them.  And guess what?   I’m going to answer!  And when I am the guest, I …

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Pasta with Edamame, Mint and Basil Pesto

This was born of some leftover Mint Basil Pesto, and my desire to work edamame into every dish I can. I think edamame are one of the most perfect foods on earth.  If I ever get another dog I may name him Edamame. No offense to my current perfect dog, Cooper. And this is another …

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Tomatoes with Mint Basil Pesto

My garden is a 10 x 14 foot plot of weeds.  A few years ago I made it bigger, so I could grow more weeds.  This year I have outdone myself. I have really amazed myself, and my friends and family, with my weed growing prowess.  I know because when people visit they look at …

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Grilled Chicken Breasts with Lime, Roasted Garlic and Fresh Herb Marinade

If someone is being teased in my kids’ presence I would very much expect them to stand up and defend whomever was being picked on.  Which is why I end up sometimes feeling guilty for sitting quietly while some culinary elitist maligns the guileless chicken breast.  “Dark meat is the only way to go, and …

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