024cookie 1-23-2010 12-57-36 PM

Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, Craisin and Pecan Cookies

My husband and I were going out to a movie and dinner with friends. I wanted to bring a special treat to my girlfriend’s mother who was babysitting all of our kids. I decided to make some tasty oatmeal...

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Gemelli with Lump Crab, Mushrooms and Asparagus in a Lemon Butter Sauce

I bought some lump crab from Costco and couldn’t decide what to make with it. I was craving pasta so I looked through my refrigerator to see what I could use in a pasta dish. I found mushrooms, asparagus,...

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Banana Coffee Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting

I’ve seen a few banana cakes on the web recently and it made me want to bake one. My son and I were bored one rainy afternoon so we decided to bake a banana cake with coconut pecan frosting....

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Steak and Black Bean Nachos

Two of my son’s very favorite foods are steak and nachos. We had leftover steak the other day so I decided to surprise him with steak nachos for lunch. He was so excited! He asked me to put lots...

019.2 1-22-2010 6-46-30 PM

Green Beans with Mushrooms and Shallots

I was in the mood for steak and potatoes recently and decided to make some tasty green beans with mushrooms and shallots as the side dish. It was an extremely easy recipe to make, had very little clean up...

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Yogurt and Granola Parfait with Fresh Fruit and Almonds

My kids wanted a sweet treat after school today so I made a simple yogurt and granola parfait with fresh blueberries, cherries, strawberries, and sliced almonds. They took just minutes to make and made my kids very happy. I...

084.1 1-16-2010 4-21-19 PM

Cinnamon Rolls

My daughter came home from school last week with a book that she checked out from the library and to my surprise it was a cookbook (needless to say, I was thrilled!). After carefully looking through the book, she...

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Chicken and Black Bean Stuffed Poblano Peppers

I love stuffing poblano peppers with different ingredients. I had leftover Southwestern Roasted Chicken to use up so I decided to mix the chicken with black beans, cilantro, onion, bell peppers, jalapeno, sharp cheddar cheese and some seasonings then...

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Chicken and Basil Dumplings

I found this recipe in my Cooking Light Best Chicken Recipes magazine. The original recipe made rosemary dumplings but since my husband and I don’t care for rosemary, I decided to use basil instead. This recipe was very easy...

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Roasted Tomatoes with Cotija Cheese and Cilantro

I am finally on the mend…thank you so much for all of your well wishes and sweet comments, you truly made me feel better. One of my very favorite foods in the world is roasted tomatoes. I make them...