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Chipotle Shredded Pork Enchiladas

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Now that I live in Southern California, I’ve been diving into the world of Mexican food.  I’ve shared with you before that I’ve never been a fan, until recently.  Ben is partially responsible for my conversion, but I think the other reason is because I’ve finally been exposed to good Mexican food.  Through-out my childhood […]

Red, White and Blue Skewers

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Were you asked to bring an appetizer to the holiday party you’re attending this weekend instead of a fun, festive dessert?   Or, maybe you can bring what you want but you do not have much time to cook or bake.  These skewers are the perfect solution.  Just thread some blueberries, mozzarella cheese (cut into cubes) […]

Patriotic Pops

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Looking to cool off this holiday weekend?  I think these festive popsicles will do the trick!  Ben was excited to have one of these icy treats when he came home from golfing in 110-degree temperatures.  After each bite, he kept remarking how good it tasted.  I’m sure he wasn’t just speaking from heat delirium, because […]

Mexican Egg Skillet

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You have one more day to plan your Cinco de Mayo menu.  Why not start it off with a simply delicious breakfast and make this Mexican Egg Skillet?  Ben and I would always order from the skillet menu at our favorite breakfast place back in Illinois.  The one we ordered most often included potatoes, ham, […]

Mexican Brownie Bottom Cheesecake

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This week we are celebrating Cinco de Mayo (“fifth of May”) which is when everyone likes to use it as an excuse to chow down on some delicious Mexican food.  As I mentioned in the latest “Weekend Garnish” post, I’m a newer fan of Mexican food, so I really do not have a huge index […]

Enchilada Lasagna

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Every so often I come across an old recipe on my blog where I’m guessing the photo makes you quickly click away in disgust.  This was one of those posts.  Although we eat this often in our house, I would always forget to take a new picture of it.  Finally, I remembered!  But, not only […]

Tropical Chicken Quesadillas

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Ben and I love quesadillas, but nothing is more disappointing to us when we see them listed on a menu with a lonely filling of just cheese.  Don’t get me wrong, that simple version can hold up as a decent enough snack, but quesadillas are so much more enjoyable when they are loaded with flavorful […]

Avocado and Mango Salsa

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I literally just told you on Saturday that I wanted to try this recipe from SkinnyTaste.  Well, guess what?  I tried it yesterday and just couldn’t wait to share it with you.  Typically, the recipes I post are ones I’ve made from at least a week ago.  But, ladies and gentlemen (yes, I do believe […]

Guinness Milk Chocolate Ice Cream

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Do I dare start this post by stating that this isn’t my kind of ice cream?  Very rarely do I post something that I do not like, and if I do share it, it is only because it won the approval from Ben, the almighty taste tester.  :)  And, not only any approval, but a […]

Chicken and Mushroom Boxty

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Let’s face it.  Irish food is not pretty.  This was the most decent photo I could snap of the Chicken and Mushroom Boxty before losing my patience with it completely.  Please don’t let the look of it turn you off.  I only share recipes worth sharing, and this is no exception. This is actually a […]

Guinness and Onion Soup with Irish Cheddar Crouton

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If you read my post on Friday, then you are well informed of my venture for recipes that will give me a new-found excitement for St. Patty’s Day each year.  This is the second recipe I tried in order to accomplish that goal. This is basically a french onion soup, but I can’t tell you […]

Corned Beef and Cabbage Pizza

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Saint Patrick’s Day (March 17) is quickly approaching.  I’m not the biggest fan of what may be considered traditional Irish food, so this isn’t really a time of year that I eagerly anticipate.  Apart from certain Boxty recipes and fillings that I actually like, the food sits too heavy for me, and seems a “wee […]

Paczki

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Just a little reminder to make your co-workers’ day by bringing them these special Fat Tuesday treats tomorrow.   Click here for the recipe. Come back Wednesday for a new favorite recipe in our house.  So much so, we’ve been eating it a couple times a week!

Box of Chocolates Cupcakes

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Valentine’s Day is finally here.  What are your plans for tonight?  We’re having dinner in and then heading to the local frozen yogurt shop for their buy one get one free deal.  Yep, I said it.  I’m not making our dessert tonight despite all of the Valentine dessert recipes I’ve been posting!  Tonight, I’m getting […]

White Chocolate Raspberry Heart Cheesecake

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I have to apologize (or do I?) for all of the sweets I’ve been posting lately.  When Valentine’s Day approaches each year, I find myself leaning towards desserts more than anything else.  You now know the way to MY heart! I’m guessing there are many of you who would like to save your pennies by […]

Strawberry Valentine Cupcakes

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These strawberry cupcakes are not new to Pennies on a Platter.  In fact, they are probably the favorite cupcake in our household.  I first made them a few years ago for Ben’s graduation party where they were a huge hit.  Since then, they have made an appearance in my oven quite a few times.  This […]

Sugar Cookie Hearts

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Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and you might be on the search for a treat to bring to work, school, church, the neighbors, etc.  If you’re looking to impress, these are the choice for you!  Would you believe me if I told you that these cookies are extremely easy to decorate?  It only takes 3 […]

Guacamole

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Are you ready for the Super Bowl?  I feel like I’ve been saying this a lot lately, but it’s only been in the last year that I started to like guacamole.  Ben has loved it since he was a young boy, and every time he ate it I could not understand why he liked it […]

Chocolate Cupcakes with Candy Cane Buttercream Frosting

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If you want to have a little glimpse of the thoughts that go through my head when writing one of these posts, I can tell you that there is usually an internal debate on what to title a recipe.  Honestly, I sat here for about 15 minutes deciding if I should instead name these Chocolate […]

Peanut Butter Blossoms

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Peanut Butter Blossoms are such a classic cookie that most people make only during the holidays.  Can anyone tell me why?  I’ve been hunting for the reason that these aren’t enjoyed all year long!  There isn’t a seasonal ingredient in the recipe, so I’m baffled. One reason I do not make them all year long […]