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Shredded Beef and Caramelized Onion Enchiladas

Our good friends were coming over for dinner and I wanted to make something simple, hearty and delicious. I decided to do shredded beef enchiladas with black beans and caramelized onions. I let the beef cook for hours in...

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Sesame Noodles

I saw these delicious looking noodles on the Pioneer Woman and made them for dinner that night. They paired nicely with the Roasted Asian Chicken. We all loved them, especially my son. We ate the leftovers the next day...

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Chocolate and Peanut Butter Filled Crescent Rolls

When I saw the recipe for chocolate croissants on Noble Pig, I knew I would be making them immediately. I surprised my kids today by baking these tasty after school snacks. Both of my children love the combination of...

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Asian Roasted Chicken

It was cold and raining outside so I wanted to make something comforting and delicious for dinner. I found this great Cooking Light recipe that sounded really interesting and tasty. I was only able marinate my chicken for a...

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Campanelle with Roasted Vegetables and Marinara

We were having friends over for dinner. I wanted to serve something simple, healthy and hearty. Since I loved the Roasted Garlic and Basil Marinara so much, I decided to make that again and mix it with campanelle pasta...

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Tropical Granola Bars

My kids requested more homemade granola bars for their school snacks so I decided to make them another batch. This time they wanted white chocolate and coconut. I threw in some macadamia nuts and craisins too for a tropical granola bar. My...

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Creamy Roasted Chicken Noodle Soup

I found this soup recipe in a Cooking Light Magazine called “The Best Chicken Recipes”. I wanted to make a healthy but comforting dinner because it was a rainy and cold outside. This soup was quick and easy to...

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Caramelized Onion Crostini

I made this appetizer for a friend’s birthday party along with the Caprese Skewers. I found this recipe in my new favorite cookbook, Tyler’s Ultimate by Tyler Florence (thank you Jason). I adapted the recipe a bit by reducing...

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Grilled Chicken with Mustard-Tarragon Sauce

I adapted this recipe from one I found in the most recent Cooking Light magazine (October 2009). It was very simple to make and tasted really, really delicious. The chicken turned out moist and tender while the sauce was...

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Quinoa with Caramelzied Red Onion, Bell Peppers and Garlic

I’ve been wanting to try quinoa for a long time so I finally picked up a box at Trader Joe’s. I decided to combine it with some caramelized onions, peppers and garlic for extra flavor. It was quick and...