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Warm Spinach Salad with Sausage and Potatoes

I adapted a recipe I found in Real Simple¬†magazine to make one of the most delicious salads I’ve ever had. I roasted some onions, baby potatoes, mushrooms, garlic, tomatoes, red onion and asparagus in the oven. I tossed the...

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Homemade Granola

My son and I spent a rainy afternoon making homemade granola together. I found this recipe at Kiss My Spatula¬†and it looked simple, delicious and fairly healthy. I used walnuts, almonds, coconut and dried cranberries because that’s what we...

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Black Bean and Chorizo Soup

My great friend Jen gave me this recipe years ago. My husband and I really love this soup but I don’t make it often because it’s too spicy for the kids. I recently decided to make a batch and...

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Honey – Ginger Chicken Breasts

I adapted this recipe from one I found in a magazine called Best Chicken Recipes by Cooking Light. My son made the marinade with me – he was so proud of himself (look how cute he looks in the...

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprints

  My son and I made these cookies while my daughter was at school. They were fun and easy to make, my son especially loved using the mixer. I used raspberry jam with less sugar and whole wheat flour...

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Chicken and Roasted Garlic Lasagna

We had friends coming for dinner and my dear friend Kyle was running in a race the following day so I wanted to make something healthy yet filled with carbohydrates to give her a boost for the race. I...

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Hasselback Potatoes

I’ve always wanted to try these potatoes and decided to finally give them a try after seeing then on What Do I Want To Cook Today. They were extremely easy to make with very little clean up. My entire...

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Pork Tenderloin in an Apple Maple Brine

I finally tried using a brine for my pork tenderloin before cooking it and I can’t believe I waited so long. It made this pork so tender, juicy and flavorful. I let it sit in the brine for nearly...

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Cinnamon Crescent Rolls

I used half the container of the crescent rolls to make my kids the Chocolate and Peanut Butter Filled Crescent Rolls for an afternoon snack. I decided to use the remaining crescent rolls with butter, cinnamon and sugar for...

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Asian Roasted Carrots

My daughter is a huge fan of cooked carrots so I decided to try roasting them with an Asian style marinade to go with the Asian Roasted Chicken and Sesame Noodles. These carrots were a huge hit with my...