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Greek-Style Pork Chops

I found this recipe in a Cooking Light Magazine and couldn’t wait to make it. The pork was tender and juicy while the salad was crisp and full of great flavors. It was a simple meal to make and...

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Grilled Chicken Salad with Spicy Pineapple Dressing

My generous neighbor Jack gave me some fresh picked green leaf, red leaf, and romaine lettuce from his garden. I couldn’t wait to make a summer salad using it. I found this recipe from the Cooking Light July 2010...

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Green and Yellow Beans, Tomatoes, and Basil in a Balsamic Vinaigrette

I haven’t felt like cooking any big meals due to the hot and humid weather here in Portland. I found this green bean salad on Myrecipes.comand it looked too good to resist. I adapted it a bit by using...

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I am Back

We just got home from a two week adventure in our motor home. We met up with my sister and her family at Wallawa Lake, Oregon for a few days of bike riding, hiking, and fishing. We next headed...

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Spaghetti and Meatballs

I was craving pasta so I decided to make a batch of spaghetti and meatballs. I used leftover roasted garlic and basil marinara sauce that I had in the freezer to make this meal extra simple to make. The...

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Mixed Greens with Herb Goat Cheese and Wildflower Honey Vinaigrette

I have loved every cheese that I received from Ile De Franceand I couldn’t wait to try the herb goat cheese. I decided to make a simple salad with a light vinaigrette to showcase the creamy texture of the...

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Turkey, Havarti, and Avocado Bagel Thin Sandwich

I am in love. Yes, I’ve said this before but this time I really, really mean it. This is my new favorite sandwich. My friend Sara introduced me to seeded bagels and I just loved them. I found some...

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Brie served with Crostini and Grapes

I love getting samples of goods in the mail from different companies, especially when they send me cheese! I was sent 4 different cheeses from Ile De France. I thought about all the different recipes I could make using...

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Caramelized Portobello and Onion Panini with Chaumes

There are so many reasons why I love being a food blogger and one of them is getting sent amazing products to try. I was recently sent a shipment of different cheeses from Ile De France Cheese. I decided...

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Spicy Orange Chicken Salad

Here is the last recipe that my friend Lori made for us while visiting her family last weekend. This salad is very simple to make, only has a few ingredients, and tastes fantastic. I loved the heat from the...