Author Archives: Ellen Garrett

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Smoothie Bowl

I created my first ever smoothie bowl. I devoured my first ever smoothie bowl.  I will guarantee it will not be my last, oh such goodness in one simple bowl.  Refreshing, exhilarating, fresh, energizing, revitalizing, delectable, delightful, luscious, yummy, enticing, fresh, hearty  – I am not sure I can come up with enough adjectives to […]

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Garden Fresh Tomato and Herb Pasta

Some days it seems nothing goes right, life is a bit awry.  Like today; first off my computer wouldn’t turn on. Attempt after attempt just kept producing a black screen. Finally a little life sparked in it allowing me to let it self doctor and finally fix itself. All while I had a baking fiasco […]

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Funfetti Cake Batter Dip

Funfetti Cake is so good but what if  you don’t want to bake a cake because you will end up eating the whole thing and that blows the healthy eating life style you are trying to switch to.  Problem solved, make funfetti cake batter dip and share it at a pool party with teenage girls […]

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Lamb Kebabs

Are you wondering how to spice up family dinner time? Are you ready to explore a new cuisine?  How about a Middle Eastern flair of lamb kebabs pitas? So good, so fun, so exciting.  And to really add fun, spread a blanket on the floor and eat the whole dinner with your fingers. Decorate with […]

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Hummus and Sundried Tomato Roll Ups

How’s the weather?  A common question you might ask in a phone conversation or upon meeting a new acquaintance.  Weather is an simple conversation starter, plus it usually is safe as opposed to talking politics or sports. Not saying there is anything wrong talking politics or sports, you just probably want to know your audience.  […]

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Chunky Guacamole

Avocados are one of my favorite snacks and are also great additions to a good sandwich, taco, or enchilada. But yes, sometimes I will just scoop the avocado meat out of this delicious fruit and eat it.  And if I am preparing the avocado for a dish addition I am always known to take a […]

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Orange Pecan Bread

I love family recipes – I mean that is the purpose of this whole food blog thing in the first place.  Aimee wanted us to share our favorite recipes with each other and Like Mother, Like Daughter made that easier instead of a quick phone call of “MOM – how do I make this?”  because […]


Roasted Summer Vegetable Pasta

Be prepared for lots of recipes using summer vegetables coming your way.  You may feel inundated but I think you will thank me in the long run.  Your garden is growing and producing vegetables, my garden is doing the same. I don’t know about you but I am always looking for a wonderful, flavor bursting, […]

Blueberry Custard Crumb Tarts, perfectly blueberry sweet custard filling tarts topping with a crunchy crumb and just right for two.

Blueberry Custard Crumb Tarts

This recipe makes just two blueberry custard crumb tarts that are perfectly delicious. They have a homemade crust, with a custard made from fresh blueberries, and are topped with a delicious cinnamon crumb topping. Cooking for Two.  That is where my life is currently, cooking for just Craig and I.  Sometimes it is hard to make […]

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Tutti Frutti Ice Cream

Summer is all about eating ice cream or ice cream is all about summer.  They both go hand and hand especially if you are eating a ice cream cone. Today I have a refreshing tutti frutti ice cream recipe for you using fresh squeezed orange and lemon juice from beautiful Melissa’s Produce citrus. The oranges […]