Grilled Shrimp

Shrimp Glaze

My two Webers are definitely front and center stage this weekend. I plan to grill, then I’m going to grill and then I think I’ll grill some more. Let’s take a look at this grilled shrimp recipe. First out of the chutes is Glazed Grilled Shrimp. I wanted to keep it light on Friday evening, as  lunch that day was

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Los Olivos Cafe Chicken Couscous Salad


 Los Olivos Cafe Chicken Couscous Salad…made at home.  Have you seen the movie “Sideways”?  It’s one of those movies that you either love or hate. We happen to fall into the “love it” category so a few years ago we headed to the Santa Barbara area for combination bird watching and wine tasting trip.  Yup, we

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Smith’s Market, Hutchinson, Kansas

Jelly Belly Candy

Whenever I go back to Kansas to visit family, you can bet I find time to visit Smith’s Market  Hutchinson, KS. Located on historic South Main Street in Hutchinson, warm and welcoming, Smith’s market is so unique that I don’t even know where to begin. Smith’s Market is a contemporary version of an old country market and one can

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Strawberry Pie

Clapping Hands

It’s time to showcase some of those great recipes I’ve found by reading  your  blogs.  Again, so many bookmarked, so little time.   Hurrah for bloggers and thank you for sharing your delicious and tempting offerings. It’s a great lineup…so let’s get started. First of all, I found this Mexican style chicken burger over at MOTHER RIMMY’S. Kristi, this looked wonderful and I

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Step by Step, Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

a pan of fried chicken pieces

Fried Chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy with a side of green beans. This is the first meal I ever learned how to prepare.   I know my chicken frying.  A third-generation Kansas farm girl, I grew up on my mother’s family recipe for fried chicken. On the farm, my father would kill a chicken, my mother would

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Blogiversary…I’m 1…And A Giveaway


One year ago, on May 16, I said,  “Hello world”, clicked the “publish” button and Mangos, Chili and Z entered the world. I was nervous, I was excited and I remember checking in about every 15 minutes to see if anyone out there had read imy initial post.     Finally, my good friend Carol Grape noticed it

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BLT Cheeseburgers with Russian Tarragon Sauce

Bacon Burger

A BLT Cheddar Burger in the middle of the week? How do I justify that? I usually save such indulgences for the weekend, serving healthier fare during the week. Justification #1:  Serve it with a beautiful Citrus Salad (recipe below).  By the way, that  upper left pink stuff is an overly-ripe grapefruit that I mangled trying to get

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