Herbed Shrimp with Lemon Orzo and Peas

After Jami and John’s wedding I had a really tough time getting out of bed. Even my nails and teeth felt swollen. For a couple of days we survived on what I call fast food; Hamburger Helper and frozen pizza. But we needed a real meal before long so I made something simple but really tasty – Herbed Shrimp with Lemon Orzo and Peas.

Herbed Shrimp with Lemon Orzo and Peas

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Another Wedding Weekend

Just three weeks ago we celebrated Pete and Andi’s wedding and this past weekend our daughter, Jami married John! There wasn’t too much for me to do to get ready for this wedding. John’s mother wanted a catered brunch. The kids did get to have a barbecue in the evening, though. So it was another weekend wedding for the family and I’m worn out!

Another Wedding Weekend

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Cheddar Lake Biscuits

The delicious Cheddar Bay biscuits served at Red Lobster® restaurants are one of my favorite biscuits of all time. When I found they were being sold in stores I thought it was wonderful. But I like things homemade so I decided to change the recipe a bit and make them myself. Living in Michigan, surrounded by the Great Lakes made the name an easy choice. I call them Cheddar Lake Biscuits!

Cheddar Lake Biscuits

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Hasselback Mexi-ranch Chicken

Lately I’ve seen a lot of recipes for Hasselback potatoes around the Internet. They intrigued me, not because the ingredients are so unusual but because of the way the potatoes are sliced. I struggle with presentation and those potatoes look really cool. But I didn’t want to do potatoes. I wanted to start with something different. So I came up with Hasselback Mexi-ranch Chicken!

Hasselback Mexi-ranch Chicken

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Gardening in the Heat

Yesterday the actual temperature reached 90 degrees and the humidity was typical for a Michigan summer day. In other words, it felt like I’d been hit in the face with a hot, wet cloth when I stepped outside. A sensible person would have gone immediately back into the air-conditioned house. But I’m me so I decided to do a little gardening in the heat.

Gardening in the heat

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Ask Your Doctor About

I’d love to be able to skip commercials when I watch TV but we only have an antenna so there’s no way to record and zoom past the darned things. In the middle of a sleepless night I realized there had been 4 ads for various prescription drugs in just over an hour. Two things struck me about these commercials. They all have hideous side effects and every one of them tells us to “Ask your doctor about…”

Ask your doctor about

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