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Marjie’s Cool Rise French Bread

I was making a pot of soup for dinner and I wanted to serve it with fresh baked bread. I have been wanting to try Marjie’s Cool Rise French Bread for awhile so I thought this would be the...

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Italian Sausage and Mushroom Stuffed Manicotti

We had friends coming for dinner and I needed to use up the turkey Italian sausage and mushrooms I had in the refrigerator so I decided to make manicotti. I found some marinara in the freezer so this meal...

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Zucchini and Walnut Muffins

I needed to make an after school snack and after looking through the refrigerator, I decided to make zucchini muffins so I could use up the last bit of zucchini I had. I wanted to make the muffins a...

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Mexican Pizza

I was craving Mexican food (what’s new?) and I had some ground beef to use up so I decided to make a Mexican pizza. These were simple to make and tasted so delicious, I can’t believe I’ve never made...

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Banana Coconut Pecan Pancakes

My kids love banana pancakes so I decided to throw some coconut and pecans in this time for an extra special breakfast. My daughter and husband really loved them but my son thought they were only okay. I tried...

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Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

I saw this recipe on La Bella Cookand couldn’t wait to make it. I adapted the recipe a bit to work with the ingredients I had on hand. I have cooked pork tenderloin a million times but I forgot...

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Homemade Lemon and Blueberry Pop Tarts

Well, it’s official… my kids think I am the coolest mom ever. I’ve been wanting to make homemade pop tarts for awhile now. I saw some lemon curd at Trader Joe’s and knew it would make a tasty filling...

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Lentil, Kale and Bacon Soup

We are having another rainy, windy and dreary day here in Portland which means it’s time for more soup. I grabbed some steamed lentils from Trader Joe’s along with some fresh kale to make a hearty but healthy lentil...

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Roasted Asparagus and Steamed Egg on Toast

I’ve always wanted to try eggs with asparagus on toast so I decided Easter morning would be a perfect time to try it. I thought the combination of flavors and textures was fantastic. It was a really quick and...

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Beef Pot Pie with Chive Crust

When I saw this recipe in the newest issue of Cuisine at Home I knew I would make it as soon as possible. One of my very favorite meals is chicken pot pie so I had a feeling that...