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Steak, Roasted Poblano Pepper, and Sharp Cheddar Cheese Panini

While we were on a road trip through Arizona last December, we ate at the most wonderful Restaurant in Williams, Arizona called Red Raven. After spending the morning at the Grand Canyon, we stopped in the Red Raven for...

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Brie and Caramelized Mushroom Mini Tarts

This is the final appetizer I served at my appetizer dinner party for the Opening Ceremonies. This one was a big hit with everyone. Who wouldn’t love a phyllo cup oozing with brie cheese topped with caramelized mushrooms and...

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Roasted Asparagus with Prosciutto

This happens to be my new favorite appetizer and I will be making it often. I liked how quick and easy this recipe was to make. I loved the salty pork with the roasted asparagus – the combination was...

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Roasted Tomato and Feta Cheese Mini Tarts

We had friends over for the Olympic Opening Ceremonies on Friday night. We decided to do a bunch of fun appetizers instead of a sit down dinner. I thought roasted tomatoes and feta cheese would make excellent mini tomato...

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White Bean and Chicken Chili with Roasted Garlic

We had YET ANOTHER cold and rainy day here in Portland so I decided to finally try making a white bean and chicken chili. It was a simple recipe to make and it tasted really, really good. I liked...

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Banana, Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, Pecan Cookies

The title of these cookies may be a mouthful but they are my new favorite cookie! I had a VERY ripe banana to use up so I decided to make cookies with it. I thought oatmeal, milk chocolate chips,...

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Simple Pork Tenderloin

My father found an amazing prime rib seasoning years ago called Snider’s. I can never find it in the grocery stores here in Portland, so he always loads me up whenever I run out (thanks dad). This rub isn’t...

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Roasted Vegetables with Feta Cheese

I wanted a nice side dish to go with my Greek Roasted Chickenso I decided to look through my refrigerator to see what vegetables I could roast. I found some red onion, small fingerling potatoes, bell pepper, carrots, garlic,...

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Greek Roasted Chicken

It was another cold and rainy day and I was in the mood for comfort food so I decided to roast a chicken. I seasoned it with Greek flavors such as thyme, oregano, lemon pepper, and garlic. I stuffed...

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Mexican Tomato Rice and Beans

We were having friends over for dinner and I needed to find a side dish to go along with my Green Chili Chicken. I found a recipe for rice and beans in one of my favorite cookbooks “Fine Cooking...