Lime Pie & Our First Dinner Party in the New Abode

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  Confession… we needed help hanging the oversized dining room mirror, having made a mess of our first attempt. Lots of bent hooks and wires. Not good. Need brawn. Solution: dinner party! Roped niece Danielle, boyfriend Bryan and sis-in-law Lynne. Five adults… we ought to get it done. Reward: tacos and Lime Pie.

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Sweet Potato, Chili and Lime Soup


This Sweet Potato, Chili and Lime Soup is so chock-full of the good stuff, it literally burned up the immersion blender. No matter, squishing harder thru the sieve produced the chili-good results.

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Lime & Shallot Pork Chops

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Have you ever followed a new recipe only to realize {after it’s all gone} that you DIDN’T follow it properly? That’s the story of these Lime & Shallot Pork Chops. Which, by the way, were totally worth it.

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Triple Citrus Cupcakes with Lime Glaze

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Culinary throw-down: prepare a dessert elegant enough to complement friends’ upscale picnic contributions, portable, and cannot compete in flavor with the other two desserts: Larry’s Famous Brownies As Seen In Bon Appétit, plus a batch of caramel corn. The venue? A cemetery, but not to visit dearly departed. We were there to picnic and watch […]

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Guest Post by Lynne at Cook And Be Merry

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Lynne Says: Patti has been so kind to share her knowledge about blogging with me. At her class, “How to Become a Serious Food Blogger,” I took TEN pages of notes and felt like I had struck gold. Patti thought her readers would like this recipe from my blog Cook And Be Merry for Shrimp […]

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Chile Lime Shrimp

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You can practically smell this through your monitor, can’t you? A recent cooking class, “Date Night In Wine Country” with thirsty, hungry foodies was on a Friday evening. Give us sumpin’ to eat, fast! Chef Diane Brown was prepared, and put classmate Stefanie on the job of whisking up this appetizer. And we all agreed, […]

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