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Blueberry Crumb Bars

When looking for other recipes to bake for my kid’s teachers, I stumbled upon Mary’s blueberry crumb bars at One Perfect Bite and knew instantly they would be a great addition to the gift plate. The crumb bars were...

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Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookies

I have made a tradition of baking treats for my children’s teachers at the end of the school year. It’s a great way to bake with my children and to show appreciation for the wonderful people who teach my...

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Lemon and Basil Chicken Breasts

I was looking for a nice main dish to accompany the Orzo with Roasted Vegetables and decided that chicken breasts marinated in lemon, garlic and basil would be perfect. Not only was the chicken extremely easy to make, there...

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Orzo with Roasted Vegetables

I found a delicious looking Barefoot Contessa recipe on Live.Love.Eat for roasted vegetables with orzo. I love roasting anything, especially vegetables, and it’s still cool enough in the evenings to do it. I adapted the recipe to use what...

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Cinnamon Raisin Bread French Toast

This is my kids’ very favorite way to have French toast. I use cinnamon raisin bread dipped in egg that I add cinnamon, vanilla and milk to. It’s served with butter and maple syrup and it puts a smile...

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Italian Chicken Nuggets

I found an amazing looking recipe for homemade chicken nuggets at Aggie’s Kitchen. I ran to the grocery store to get honey for the honey mustard dip and was ready to make them when I realized I had Italian...

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Asian Noodle Salad with Chicken and Cashews

It’s been really hot outside and I didn’t want to cook a big heavy meal. I was craving an Asian noodle salad with chicken. I looked through the refrigerator and cupboards to see what I had on hand and...

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Meatball Sliders

I had some leftover marinara to use up and decided to try making meatball sliders. I am trying to cook healthier so I didn’t smother them in cheese, although I think that would be tasty. I did add a...

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Mixed Greens with Raspberries and Pears PLUS Pay it Forward Winners

I found a recipe for a mixed greens with raspberry and pear salad in my Cooking Light Cookbook, I adapted it just a bit to use what I had on hand. The raspberries and pears were really sweet while...

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Baked Potato with Caramelized Mushrooms and Onions

Years ago my girlfriends and I would go to our favorite restaurant in my hometown called The Pioneer. They are known for excellent steaks and huge Idaho potatoes. My friends and I couldn’t afford getting the steaks and prime...