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irene

This Jersey Girl, now living in SoCal since 1988, is celebrating 21 yrs of employment at the “happiest place on earth”, South Coast Plaza. She lives in OC with her hubby and enjoys cooking, baking and organic gardening. She loves singing, music, the ocean, and all things living.

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers recipe

If you asked me a half a year ago what “quinoa” – pronounced, “KEEN-wah” was, I would have given you some smart-ass remark. Like, that’s some sort of weirdo grain and it tastes like crap. Today…well, welcome to my world of learning how to cook with quinoa. And I have to admit, it’s pretty darn …

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Homemade Apple Pie Recipe

Nothing says fall like an apple pie in the oven! photos: pamela irene for we heart this The leaves are changing, there’s a chill in the air and fall is officially upon us. For me, that means one thing: Apple Pie. Making a homemade pie is easier than you think. This week I’m sharing my …

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Homemade Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

It’s sunshine in pie form – and, yes, YOU can make it! photo: pamela irene for we heart this It just dawned on me; I’ve been baking pies for over 25 years. I learned from the best; my Mother-in-law, Dottie, and good ole Betty Crocker! There are others who’ve taught me plenty but honestly, Betty …

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