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Did you see my Wordless Wednesday picture and video of the vehicle that became an ice sculpture when large waves from Lake Erie were breaking over to a parking lot on a freezing cold day? Click here for the picture and video. Well good news! The owner got his car out of the frozen ice …

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Sometimes you make a new recipe that ends up being beyond any initial expectations! And this is one of those recipes! Be sure to not reduce any of the spices because this is a wonderful rice dish with the spices being the star of the dish! Make a large batch because it warms over nicely …

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For Greg’s birthday I made a Rosemary Balsamic Chicken that was adapted by this recipe. I added more fresh rosemary and lemons to enhance the flavors of this wonderful recipe! This is one of those dishes you cannot stop eating! It is easy to make and just requires a bit of planning to marinade the …

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Are you living in a cold climate experiencing bitter cold temps or experiencing rainy damp days? Do you come home after being outside trying to get warm? Give this delicious soup a chance – it has a nice level of spices and heat! A few years ago, I made a similar recipe – click here …

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This year our winter in the Northeast consists of arctic air from Canada and far too much snow! Somehow it does not seem fair to have wind chills of -20 degree fahrenheit (or -29 Celsius) and it still snows! Heavy sweaters are a must and driving with gloves is also imperative (I dislike driving with …

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Cooking with a cast iron skillet is so much fun with making different types of pizza. We have tried different versions including Rustic Cast Iron Skillet Vegetable Pizza Topped with BBQ Chicken and each was easy to make and delicious! Not only are they easy to make but they are a healthy alternative to the …

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Today I am sharing a new recipe for Chicken Cacciatore that my husband loves to order when we go to an Italian restaurant. In a few days, I will return to our Letchworth Park series with more pictures and videos. Chicken Cacciatore is always a nice meal that can be served over pasta or rice. …

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This is a fabulous dish that we were inspired by Carrabbas. Wood grilled food is delish and you can make it on your gas grill. How much of the ingredients you place on the flatbread is dependent upon how you are going to serve it. I made this as a lunch so I was more …

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I am starting a new series of recipes that I made for Mother’s Day dinner! We are starting with a Braised Balsamic Chicken with Shallots – an easy to make recipe that takes your dinner into the gourmet realm! Be sure to use a good balsamic vinegar since this is your dominant flavor. By adding …

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