Author Archives: Vanalee

Parmesan-Panko Crusted Tilapia

This is one of the best tilapia recipes that I have found. It was on Mutt and Chops. Ingredients- 4 tilapia fillets (approximately ⅓ pounds each) ½ cup unsalted butter 1 tablespoon fresh Italian parsley, chopped 3 cloves garlic, diced … Continue reading

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Tilapia Florentine

Ingredients 2 tilapia filets  1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon salted butter 1/2 cup red bell pepper chopped 1 cloves garlic minced 5 ounces fresh baby spinach  3 ounces 1/3 less fat cream cheese ¼ cup milk 3 tablespoons … Continue reading

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The Best Biscuits

I did a Google search for the best biscuits and I found this recipe on at I am not convinced that they are the best, yet. They are really good. Mine did not bake up as high as her photos … Continue reading

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The BEST Sugar Cookies

At Christmas time I decided to make several different sugar cookie recipes in a quest to find my favorite. Kristina recommended this recipe   Sally’s Baking Addiction has a lot of great recipes you should check out. The thing I love … Continue reading

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Peanut Sauce

This peanut sauce is so delicious on Asian style salads, chicken or eaten out of the jar with a spoon. I don’t always have everything called for, but no matter what combination of ingredients I use it is always so … Continue reading

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Cherry Pie Jello

Ingredients- 1 large 6 oz box cherry Jello 2 cups boiling water 1- 21 oz can cherry pie filling 1- 20 oz can crushed pineapple (not drained) 2 cups heavy whipping cream 1 cup milk 1 small 3.4 oz box instant … Continue reading

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Texas Sheet Cake

I thought a search for the perfect Texas sheet cake would be easy. Not so! There are a million recipes out there. I combined a few and this is what I made yesterday. I think it’s still a work in … Continue reading

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Curried Chickpea Sandwich

Makes: 4 sandwiches Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 5 min Two 15 ounce cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed 1 medium celery rib, finely chopped 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh leaf parsley 1/2 cup vegan or standard mayonnaise … Continue reading

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Mel’s 5 Minute Hot Fudge Sauce

Mel’s Kitchen Cafe has great recipes that I use all the time. This hot fudge sauce has three variations and sounds wonderful. Normally, I don’t put a recipe here. I just put the link. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be … Continue reading

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Brian’s Chocolate Cake

Ingredients 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour 2 cups granulated white sugar 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 1 cup buttermilk or substitute by putting 1 tbsp white vinegar in … Continue reading

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