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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...

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Raspberry and Blueberry Fruit Pies

My daughter had a day off of school so we decided to do some baking. I had a tin of biscuits that I needed to use up, as well as some fresh blueberries and low sugar raspberry jelly. We...

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Lentil and Sausage Soup

It was a cold and rainy day outside which made me in the mood for a hearty and comforting bowl of soup. I found some pre-cooked lentils at Trader Joe’s as well as some chicken and herb sausages and...

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Personal Calzones

We had pizza dough to use up so I looked through the refrigerator to see what ingredients I could use. The kids and I decided to make personal calzones that we could each fill up with whatever ingredients we...