Tag Archives: Easy

Santa Maria Style Tri Tip

When I was strolling through Whole Foods last week, my husband Pete and I stumbled upon some tri-tip roast on sale.  Since we all know I can’t resist a sale, we took it home with us, and fortunately for me, … Continue reading

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Cherry Almond Granola

If you’ve never made granola at home before, the time has come. It’s just so easy and so much better than what you can get at the store (for a reasonable price at least). Furthermore, when you make it at … Continue reading

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Stuffed Mushroom Caps

I don’t understand stuffed mushroom caps at all.  You see, I like mushrooms, but do I go wild when I eat a baby bella?  No. But stuff that baby with this stuff and it is one of the tastiest things … Continue reading

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Coconut Lime Dulce de Leche Bark

“Everything in moderation, including moderation.”  This is one of those times when you break away from moderation and splurge.  I’m just going to state very bluntly that this is complete calorie city, but it’s very much worth it, and the … Continue reading

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Crispy Paprika Potatoes (With Almost No Oil)

What a yucky yet amazing past couple of days it has been in the world of Joanne.  The yucky part: I had to go to the ER yesterday because I bent down and my neck/shoulder/back spasmed/snapped and I couldn’t (and … Continue reading

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Linguine with Shrimp, Garlic, Baby Spinach, and Tomatoes

It may seem silly for me to go over how to properly make pasta, but a surprising number of people don’t do it right.  Even restaurants…I dined at a really nice restaurant in Orlando the other weekend and everything was … Continue reading

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Parmesan Peppercorn Bread

Parmesan Peppercorn Bread: no fancy machinery required.  I specifically designed this recipe so you can make it by hand.  Every Christmas my dad orders goodies from different food catalogs, and he always ordered Parmesan Pepper Bread and Chocolate Cherry Bread … Continue reading

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