Monthly Archives: July 2010

Chili Cheese Dog Nachos

These were quite excellent and satisfied a nacho craving I’ve had for the past few weeks. They were definitely not as heavy as they sound, and I’ve figured out the secret to not having your nacho chips go soggy after … Continue reading

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Philly Cheesesteak Burgers

I like to make up different and (hopefully) interesting burgers, and this one is a riff on a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich. It turned out quite tasty, so let me know what you think if you try it! Ingredients: 1 lb. … Continue reading

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Sunday Brunch! Homemade Bread and Homemade Butter

This was Sunday’s brunch: homemade Brioche bread with homemade butter and some interesting jams we bought when we visited London last November. The bread comes from the cookbook, “Barefoot in Paris” by Ina Garten. I didn’t follow a recipe for … Continue reading

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Frozen Hot Chocolate

I don’t know who came up with this idea, but they are a genius!! This is basically taking the ingredients for hot chocolate, throwing them in the blender with ice, and there you go! It was really rich and yummy. … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Mint and Pea Pesto

This was really good and healthy. I used whole wheat pasta, even though the recipe didn’t specify, and it worked quite well. There’s a funny back story to this meal I have to tell. I like peas, but Matt HATES … Continue reading

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Pecorino and Bean Salad

I cannot stress enough how delicious this salad/side dish was! I paired it with a simple fillet of salmon, just grilled with salt, pepper and olive oil. So yummy and healthy! The salad came from one of my newest cookbooks, … Continue reading

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Hot Dog Salad

Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? But it is as advertised – a salad with hot dogs in it! This is actually an old favorite, it comes from Rachael Ray’s book “365: No Repeats” and we really, really like it. … Continue reading

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Mayan Ruins in Belize

One of our adventure excursions from the Caves Branch lodge was a trip to San Ignacio, Belize to see two Mayan ruins sites. It was a really fun day! Our guide Pablo drove Matt and me, plus another couple from … Continue reading

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DATE NIGHT from last week! Grilled Chicken and Lemon Meringue Tart

This was our Date Night from last weekend, and it was really, really tasty. Our dinner was Grilled Chicken Pieces with Garlic Herb Dressing and Grilled Lemon. It came from the book “Tyler’s Ultimate” by Tyler Florence. Really tasty and … Continue reading

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DATE NIGHT!! A guest blog from Matt!

This is Julie’s husband, Matt. Since Julie feeds me so well and comes up with such great date-night meals, I wanted to say “thank you” by doing up a date night of my own! The theme for this one was … Continue reading

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