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Crab Cakes

I’ve been craving crab cakes lately so when I saw a container of lump crab meat at Costco, I instantly knew what I would be making for dinner. I wanted to taste the crab not a bunch of fillers...

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Beef and Bean Enchiladas

I had some lean ground beef to use up in my refrigerator and since I am always craving Mexican food I decided to make beef enchiladas. This was the first time using Trader Joe’s enchilada sauce, and while I...

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Blueberry Pancakes

We still have a bunch of blueberries that my neighbor Jack gave us so I decided to try a blueberry pancake recipe I found in the August edition of Cooking Light. It was a very simple recipe to make...

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Gemelli with Turkey Italian Sausage and Roasted Vegetables in a Parmesan Cream Sauce

My mother in law Fran and her husband Bud came to our house for a quick visit and dinner before they headed home to Idaho. I thought pasta with roasted veggies and turkey Italian sausage would be a nice...

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Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos with a Mango and Black Bean Salsa

We had friends coming for dinner and I wanted to make something healthy, tasty and quick. I have been craving a mango/black bean salsa for awhile and found a terrific recipe over at Closet Cooking. I thought the salsa...

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Greek Style Smorgasbord

We have been having a heatwave here in Portland. It has been in the 100′s everyday this week – 107 yesterday. I am not a fan of this kind of heat and I certainly don’t want to cook when...

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Blueberry – Yogurt Muffins

My wonderful neighbor Jack recently gave me a huge gallon sized bag filled with fresh blueberries. I placed them in the freezer and have been making all sorts of goodies with these sweet berries ever since. The kids were...

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House Salad

I love a good salad – something quick and easy to prepare that is filled with fresh vegetables and topped with a tasty dressing. This is my version of a house salad. It’s a family favorite and always a...

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Black Bean, Green Chile and Caramelized Red Onion Chimichanga

This recipe is a new favorite. It’s quick, easy, fairly healthy and so delicious. We had “make your own burrito night” recently – this is my creation. I love the creamy beans with the flavorful chiles and caramelized onion....

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Tomato, Basil, Feta and Garlic Pizza

I was craving a margarita pizza for lunch so my son and I decided to make our own version. We had a great time making lunch together. My son spread the sauce and cheese all over the dough. I...