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Spicy BLT Avocado Toast

Say it with me, Spicy BLT Avocado Toast. Perhaps I should start off by saying that I did not think I liked avocado for the longest time. I know, I know.  What type of self-respecting southern Californian does not like avocado?  I swear I did not.  Boy, I have never been so happy to prove myself wrong.

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Why I Love to Cook

I love to cook, in case you have not noticed. In my (not so) humble opinion, I tend to be pretty good at it.  Recently, I realized I was using my cooking abilities in both a healthy and unhealthy manner.  As I look back over the years, I can see where I used it as a tool to get people to like me.  Moreover, I would use my culinary prowess to get praise and acceptance.

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Spicy Orange Beef

Spicy orange beef is a delicious and easy stir-fry dish.  It can be paired with rice or noodles, but personally, I love it by itself.  This dish can be made in a wok or 12-inch skillet.

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Roasted Peking Chicken Breasts

Roasted Peking Chicken breast is a new recipe to help me in my quest to expand my culinary horizons. When I look for easy, delicious recipes, I cracked open my copy of The All New Good Housekeeping Cookbook by Susan Westmoreland. First off, I still love this cookbook. It was first published on December 31, 2001. My copy is falling apart at the spine. Consequently, I bought a slightly used copy from eBay. Oddly enough, I am still using the tattered copy.

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Cookware Favorites

Many years ago, I purchased a set of pots from Fingerhut, which were made by Cuisinart.

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Stocking the Pantry

It is frustrating to run out of things, especially when I am in the middle of cooking! (Hint: Thoroughly reading recipes in advance this can be significantly minimized.)  Having a well-stocked pantry can save the day when having to create a quick meal. 

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Broccoli Cheese Soup

My all-time favorite soul-satisfying first-course dish is Broccoli Cheese Soup! Yep, even above Loaded Potato Soup. 

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Marinated Green Beens

he Special of the Week is Marinated Green Beans.  My impartation for this dish comes from Whole Foods Market. In the deli, they sell a similar dish which I absolutely have love!  Unfortunately for me, my local Whole Foods isn’t exactly local. Consequently, I decided to give try my hand at making this dish.

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