Grilled Apricot and Arugula Salad With Prosciutto

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Summer loveIs enjoying dinner,Outdoors;And if your familyIs anything like mine,With table mannersEquivalent to a pack ofHungry wolves,Then you know thatThe real magicHappens after dinner;When the clean-upIs left to a few hungry birds,And a bully squirrel,As they battle royaleFor the food debrisThat … [Read more...]

Monster Muffin Top Blueberry Muffins

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It is the summer of college tours,And after surviving the first leg, which included: Five statesIn Three days,With Two Teenagers,And a husband who likes to takeThe road less traveled,Thanks to an unhealthy obsessionWith Samantha,His GPS, I am just thankful to be home,And ready for a home cooked … [Read more...]

Rhubarb Port Sauce

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Rhubarb is a favorite vegetableAmong pie bakers and jam makers,And since it requires a fair amount of sugarTo balance out its pucker worthy sour notes,It is often found in desserts alongside strawberries;But rhubarb has a savory side,And its acidic nature works beautifullyIn sauces or glazes to … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Turkey Sandwiches with Au Jus

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When you call the local pizzeria,Midweek, And they greet youWith the familiarity of an old friend,It is timeFor a new game plan,When it comes to weeknight dinners.Slow Cooker Turkey Sandwiches with Au JusThe slow cooker. It is a beautiful thing.  A mere 15 minutes of prep in the morning, and by … [Read more...]

Pull Apart Pineapple Dinner Rolls

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Sunday dinner. There is always one stand out foodThat everyone swoons over; Sometimes it is the spiral cut hamWith a crusted glaze of cinnamon and brown sugar; Other times it is the homemade lemon pieWith meringue piled so high that it defies gravity; More times than not,It is the tomato sauce that … [Read more...]