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Coconut, Macadamia Nut, and White Chocolate Banana Bread

I love making banana bread and I love the combination of coconut, macadamia nuts, and white chocolate, so I decided to combine them together and make this bread.  It had a fantastic combination of flavors and textures and was...

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Roasted Asparagus with Browned Butter, Soy and Balsamic Sauce

I had asparagus that needed to be used up so I started searching online for a simple and delicious recipe. I found one on The Girl Who Ate Everything that looked perfectly delicious and so easy to make. This recipe...

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Spicy Oatmeal Crisps

Every year I make a few different baked goods for my kids’ teachers as a thank you for all their hard work. I have been so busy this week that I was only able to make a batch of...

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Greek Orzo

I wanted a quick, simple, and delicious side dish to pair with my Mediterranean Chicken Thighs so I decided to make a Greek inspired orzo dish. I added spinach, tomatoes, kalamata olives, and red onion to the orzo then...

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Mediterranean Chicken Thighs

I was in the mood for Mediterranean flavors so I picked up some chicken thighs and marinated them in some olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, and red wine vinegar for a few hours. The meat was tender, juicy,...

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Tiffany’s Tomatoes

Back in 1997 when I first moved to Portland I lived with one of my best friends Tiffany in a small apartment with our two cats. One of our weekly rituals was to come home from work and make...

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Creamy Low Fat Buttermilk Basil Dressing

We loved the buttermilk dill dressing so much I decided to try making it with fresh basil and parsley this time. I also decided to add a bit of lemon because I love basil and lemon together. It turned...

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Potato Leek Soup

I went to our local farmers market this weekend and picked up some wonderful local fruit and produce, I also finally met Cathy from Wives with Kniveswho was just as lovely as I imagined her to be. It’s been...

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Neapolitan Pancakes

Neapolitan (chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla) is one of my favorite flavors of ice cream so I thought I would try making my kids pancakes using those flavors. I normally whip up a batch of healthy pancakes using yogurt and...

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Chicken and Roasted Pepper Quesadillas

We had avocados that were ripe and ready to use so I whipped up a batch of guacamole to serve with some chicken and roasted pepper quesadillas. I used leftover roasted chicken meat mixed with seasonings, roasted peppers, onion,...