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Blue Cheese & Bacon Burgers

Blue Cheese & Bacon Burgers

Blue cheese and bacon are among my favorite flavor combinations.  Putting them atop burgers is always a crowd pleaser.  Add a little barbecue sauce along with some crunchy lettuce and you are in business! These burgers started off as a stuffed burger.  I have to tell you, though, you just can’t fit the amount of […]

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Buford's Easy Peanut Butter Dog Cookies

Buford’s Easy Peanut Butter Dog Cookies

Our puppy Buford loves his peanut butter.  He often refuses to eat his food unless there’s a little bit of peanut butter mixed in with it.   These cookies are the perfect way to mix in a little bit of that flavor he loves without the slop that goes with feeding peanut butter to a […]

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Quick and Easy Fresh Herb Butter

Quick and Easy Fresh Herb Butter

Quick and Easy Fresh Herb Butter is the perfect topping for so many things!   This versatile weeknight staple does double duty at my house as a vegetable topping as well as a delicious spread on a fresh baked roll.  It is also quite lovely on biscuits, which I happened to have sitting on the counter while I […]

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Fiesta Black Bean and Corn Dip

Fiesta Black Bean and Corn Dip

On a camping trip years ago, my friend Alicia brought out a bowl of  Guy Fieri’s Black Bean Salad and some tortilla chips to share.  Besides being delicious, it was pretty healthy too.  And – speaking selfishly – the best part was that it had no dairy in it!  Appetizer dips and even your standard barbecue side dish […]

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Peanut Butter Truffles

Peanut Butter Truffles

What’s not to love about truffles?  They are cute, they travel in large groups and their middles are always a delicious surprise.  I’ve been experimenting with different truffles over the last few months, and if you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you know that we’ve tried a variety of them including cookies and cream, […]

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Grilled Chicken Spiedies

Grilled Chicken Spiedies

What on earth are spiedies?  A “spiedie” is Upstate New York vernacular for an insanely delicious sandwich made from marinated and then grilled meat.  This recipe here is for chicken because I’ve honestly never met anyone that didn’t like a good chicken spiedie. Lots of folks make spiedies out of lamb and venison but those […]

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Vacations are for eating, right?

Vacations are for eating, right?

“Are you doing anything besides eating?”  I was asked this several times during our nearly two week vacation in California and Oregon as I shared pictures with family and friends.  Apparently there were more pictures of food than anything else.  Go figure. For the record, we did an exceptional amount of hiking and I will admit to […]

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Pasta with Roasted Squash, Fresh Herbs and Goat Cheese

Pasta with Roasted Squash, Fresh Herbs and Goat Cheese

Happy and Yummy is on vacation!  We are loving our first trip to California, and will head into Oregon next week.  At present, we are eating our way through San Francisco and we have indulged in amazing sourdough bread, incredible Asian fusion, and several servings of over-the-top delicious Italian food.  Follow along on our Instagram […]

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Lee's Kale and Avocado Salad

Lee’s Kale and Avocado Salad

This special Kale and Avocado salad recipe comes from my good friend Lee, an avid organic gardener.   She has a very special touch with plants of all kinds, and grows some of the most amazing fruits and vegetables.  She also is a master in the kitchen and knows how to use simple, wholesome ingredients […]

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Savory Shepherd's Pie

Savory Shepherd’s Pie

For a thousand reasons, Shepherd’s Pie was never appealing to me.   And as I’ve discovered, it isn’t terribly appealing to a whole lot of other people either.   And to those folks I say:  give it a try, you might be surprised.  Really deliciously surprised. I didn’t grow up eating shepherd’s pie, I rarely […]

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