Anthony Ciccarello
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  1. Thanksgiving Stuffing

    A Ciccarello family thanksgiving favorite, this stuffing recipe starts with pre-made stuffing and adds sausage and fruit. Summary Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 50 minutes Servings: 8 Ingredients 1 12 oz. Pepperidge farm stuffing bag 1 stick of butter 2 cups chicken broth 1 lb sausage from the tube...

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  2. Pecan Tassies

    Hoesterey family recipe from Betty Moran (friend of Bekah’s Noonie) Summary Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Servings: 12 tassies Base Ingredients 1 cup flour 1 3oz pkg cream cheese 1/2 c butter Base Directions Soften butter & cream cheese Blend Add flour Shape into 12 balls Press...

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  3. We had a lot of fun taking the kiddos to the children’s museum last weekend. They both especially loved the big slides. This is probably not what people would guess when he says he painted a truck. Belly slides are just as fun.

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  4. Things I'm learning as a new foster parent

    After several weeks, our crash course in parenting has continually thought me new things. There are a lot of parenting lessons I’ve seen played out in other’s homes. But being now being the parent has really brought a lot of those into focus. Gains Our foster care certification process had...

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  5. We've started our first placement

    A couple weeks ago, Bekah and I accepted our first foster placement of two young kiddos; a five-year-old boy and a one-year-old girl. They are beautiful kids who love to have fun. They also have been through a lot, both in life and now being separated from their family. We...

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  6. Even the desert can be beautiful. Often life still thrives in its own unique way.

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  7. We're becoming foster parents

    I’m excited to announce that after 10 months of the certification process and years of discussion and planning Bekah and I have been licensed by the state of California to serve as foster parents. Since the earliest days of our marriage, we’ve discussed how we could care for children needing...

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  8. Birding in 2020

    2020 Trends After a year of international travel that triggered my re-entry into bird watching, 2020 was a much more restrained year. While life events and global lockdowns kept me in the US, I enjoyed refining my birding skills and focusing on more birding from home. As the stress of...

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  9. Photography has been a fun hobby to pick up. Though I may backfill older posts I wanted to start with something fresh. I’m looking forward to adding more content to my site.

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  10. Ethiopian Firfir with Eggs

    When we get Ethiopian food, there’s often leftover injera bread. I like to freeze the leftover bread to make Firfir. There are lots of variations on this dish but here is the latest way I’ve made it. Inspiration My recipe is in no way traditional. I used the following recipes...

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  11. Cream Cheese Slow Cooker Chicken

    This is a really easy slow cooker meal that requires very little prep. The initial ingredients can all go directly in the slow cooker. Summary Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 4-6 hours (slow cooker) Servings: 8-ish Ingredients 2 boneless chicken breasts (can be frozen) 1 can of corn (drained)...

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  12. Styling an RSS/Atom feed with XSL

    On my blog I link to my RSS/Atom feed for the convenience of people who use a feed reader. However, since this is an XML document, clicking on the link could be confusing for web visitors. I had previously looked into adding styles to the XML document to make it...

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  13. Chicken Couscous Chili

    Inspired by Kim’s Cravings’ Best Vegetarian Chili which also has instant pot and slow cooker versions. Bekah came up with the idea of adding chicken and using couscous instead of quinoa. It’s great with a side of corn bread. Summary Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 45 minutes Servings: 8...

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  14. Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

    Found this on pinterest from and it’s a refreshing meal. Make sure you have a pan big enough to mix everything. Summary Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 30 minutes Servings: 4 Ingredients 1/4 tbs. extra virgin olive oil 1 c. finely chopped onion 1 lb. ground turkey breast...

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  15. Software takes more than “the right technology”

    Carpenters have lots of tools to pick from. Drills, impact drivers, circular saws, and miter saws; each tool may be really good for a specific purpose and a great carpenter will know when to use each one. However, the best carpenter is not necessarily the one who uses the most...

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