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Panera Bread Chocolate-Cherry Ricotta Toast

Panera Bread Chocolate-Cherry Ricotta Toast

Cherries recipes

3/4 cup fresh cherries, pitted and chopped, juice reserved
extra chopped cherries for garnish
1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
2-4 tablespoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
4 slices Cinnamon Raisin bread (about 3/4″ thick)
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips or chocolate curls
1/4 cup sliced almonds

Mix together chopped cherries and reserved juice, ricotta, sugar to
taste and almond extract in a medium bowl.  Cover and refrigerate
until ready to use.

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Berries Marinated in Balsamic Vinegar


Strawberries in marinade

Ever tasted a balsamic vinegar marinade?

From the Website ““,  this is a healthy choice for a summer dessert:

Serves 2

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Copycat Baked Chicken Chimichangas

Sumptuous, mouth watering


will bring your family running to the dinner table every time, without you even having to call them .  The wonderful aroma will be enough to stir their interest.  This meal is very filling, and adds an international flavor.   Bon appetit!

This recipe is easy to make using leftover chicken.   Feel free to substitute cooked ground beef or chopped steak.

2 1/2 cups chicken, cooked, shredded
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tablespoon chili powder
16 ounces salsa
1/2 teaspoon cumin
pinch of salt
6 ? 10 inch flour tortillas
1 cup refried beans
Olive oil (for basting)
Sour Cream

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Thanksgiving: Are You Ready?

Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and I have a very resourceful website for ya’ll.   It includes holiday humor, suggested videos “to get through the holiday” with a smile on your face, as well as many cooking recipes/tips, decoration ideas, and novel drink notions.

It even has an iPhone application to aid you ladies (or men) in organizing your day.  This should help relieve the pressure, as well as organizing your Thanksgiving!

Here’s the link —>   Thanksgiving Resource

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Autumn Dessert Recipes: Time for Pumpkin Pie!

Burnt Pumpkin Pie     autumn-pie-recipe

At they offer a delicious, mouth watering recipe for burnt pumpkin pie.  If some of you ladies have never tried this, it is not only wonderful but a

memorable dessert

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