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Mozzarella Stuffed Mushrooms

1 Tbsp Sun-dried tomatoes chopped  salt grinder pepper grinder 1 Tsp olive oil 6 mushroom caps  1 pkg. fresh mozzarella
Directions; mix tomatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.  Put part of mix in each mushroom cap.  Top each mushroom with a piece of fresh mozzarella.  Broil in oven on lower setting until cheese just starts to brown.  Serve warm.

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Rustic Apple Tart

This tart is so popular that I keep making it and I can’t seem to keep any in my house.  A family friend ran off with half of it last time I made it.  And the super picky eaters where all over it.  That means it was a super hit.
Very simple recipe
1 rolled out pie crust 3 to 4 organic granny smith apples ( depending on the size of the apples sometimes I use 3 and other times I use 4 so have 4 just in case you need it) 1 cup slivered almonds 1/4 teaspoon  organic cinnamon  1 tablespoon organic salted butter 2 tablespoon organic sugar  divided 1/4 cup orange marmalade
Directions:  Lay your pie crust out on a cookie sheet.  I like to use a silicone slip pad on my cookie sheet for no sticking results.  In a food processor put your nuts, butter, cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon sugar.  Pulse until all nuts are ground up in a consistent medium sand like texture. Place all of this mixture evenly on the pie crust.  Leave a 1 inch boarder all the way around the pie crust free of nut mixture.   Peel…

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I appreciate everyone's support.  I am now freelance writing and blogging here of course.  I am also working on my cook books and a teen book for a camp I am working with this summer.  Check out the camp I am working  with and some of my recent articles.  Keep  cooking.   "Bringing families to the table one meal at a time"

Spring Into A Staycation

Take a Bite: Almond Cherry Cookies Recipe

Allergies and Disney

Traveling with food allergies can be a challenge and depending on how many it can feel impossible. My daughters allergies can make things difficult at certain places.  If she has an allergen her day is over.  However we have been frequent visitors to Walt Disney World and have not had any issues.  WDW has recently taken things a step further. 
On a recent visit to WDW I was so impressed.  We went to Yak and Yeti for the first time  at Animal Kingdom.  After looking at the menu my daughter and I both decided we wanted the ahi tuna salad.  So our waiter went to check an see if any of foods we were ordering had our allergen.  He promptly came back and told us my daughter could eat everything we ordered except the pot stickers.  The salad was huge and my daughter and I started thinking we should have shared one.   The next day we were back at Animal kingdom, we had a reservation elsewhere, but the kids loved Yak and Yeti so much that they wanted to try the quick service counter.  We asked a…

Lolly Pop Appatizers

These look so cute with a great mouthwatering flavor.

1 roll seamless dough sheet
1/2 tsp Dill
1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
5 oz. goat cheese
pretzel sticks

Goat cheese needs to be at room temperature.  Mix goat cheese, dill and tomatoes together.  Roll out dough sheet and spread mixture evenly over dough.  Roll dough sheet back up.  Slice one inch pieces of roll until entire roll is sliced.  Lay out slices on a baking sheet.  Bake at 350 until golden.  While still warm stick a pretzel stick in each circle and serve.

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Mediterranean burgers

I love grilling during the summer and these are some great burgers for backyard fun.

1 lb hormone and antibiotic free lean ground beef or ground turkey 4 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes 2 tablespoons feta cheese 1 teaspoon ground sea salt 1/4 teaspoon white pepper 4 organic wheat hamburger buns
Directions: Take ground beef and mix sun-dried tomatoes, sea salt and white pepper.  Form mixture into four hamburger patties.  Grilled too desired preference (ie.  medium to well done)  Toast hamburger buns on grill and place cooked burgers on buns, top burgers with feta and place top bun.  These are great drizzled with some white  balsamic vinaigrette and are wonderful alone.

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