Anthony Ciccarello
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  1. Stuffed Bell Pepper Casserole

    We started making this recipe as a traditional stuffed pepper, with the filling placed inside the pepper. However, it was difficult to get the peppers cooked enough and the filling didn’t want to stay inside the pepper anyway. So we tried making it as more of a casserole instead which...

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  2. We saw a beautiful sunset this weekend with our friends. The gulls seemed like they were ready for the day to be over.

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  3. I’m grateful for getting time outside to relax.

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  4. Thinking of everyone back east getting snow and ice this week. Stay safe!

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  5. Teriyaki Chicken Noodles

    Inspired by Nadiya Hussain

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  6. Pineapple Shrimp Tacos

    A tasty recipe modified from the Half Baked Harvest. We’ve toned down the spice and sometimes keep the spices separate to keep things mild for Bekah. See the original recipe for a creamy jalapeno sauce. Summary Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Servings: 6 Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds...

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  7. Breakfast Casserole

    This is the Hoesterey family breakfast bake. It’s extra eggy and the green chilies adds a nice mild heat. Summary Prep Time: 15 minutes + 4 hours set time Cook Time: 55 minutes Servings: 8 Ingredients 8 slices sour dough bread 2 cups sharp cheese, grated 2 cups jack cheese,...

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  8. Bacon Wrapped Scallops

    My family loves to eat these Christmas eve. It’s a simple recipe but the key is not over-cooking the scallops. I’m still working out the timing but we like the bacon a little crispier so I recommend doing a thinner cut. Summary Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes...

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  9. Air-Fried Brussels Sprouts

    We got an air fryer for christmas and this was one of the first meals we made. I started with a few reference recipes but adjusted the time and seasoning We’ll have to experiment with larger portions to see if the air fryer has space. Summary Prep Time: 5 minutes...

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  10. Eggnog Punch

    This simple recipe is family favorite over the holidays. Ingredients Ginger ale Eggnog Vanilla Ice Cream Cinnamon Directions Combine ginger ale and eggnog in a large container Add scoops of vanilla ice cream Sprinkle cinnamon on top

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  11. Wrapping up our first fostering experience

    After six weeks together our first foster kiddos were able to return to live with family members while their parent’s case continues to progress. This is great news for the kids as it will allow them to stay connected with their relatives. Throughout this journey, we were relieved to see...

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  12. Loved getting to watch more sunsets this month. The ocean can be so calming.

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  13. Creamy Torellini Soup

    This recipe from Damn Delicious was made for us by someone in our foster care group during our first placement. We loved it so much we’ve made it again ourselves. To leave more broth, we’ve increased the amount of liquids from the original. Summary Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time:...

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  14. Got a chance to walk around downtown San Diego and take in the sunshine last month.

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  15. Chocolate Pecan Pie

    This is a Hoesterey family recipe from Bekah’s Nana. Bekah has made this the past few Thanksgivings and it’s always a hit. Summary Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 55 minutes Servings: 8 Ingredients 1/3 cup butter 2/3 cup sugar 1/2 cup cocoa 3 eggs 1 cup white karo corn...

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