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Roasted Tomato and Basil Soup with Pesto Tortelloni

I was craving something simple to make for dinner and since it was a really cold and rainy day, I decided soup would be perfect. I had all the ingredients on hand for my roasted tomato and basil soup...

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Chocolate, Coconut and Pecan Crescent Rolls

The kids and I decided to make a fun and tasty afternoon snack using the crescent rolls we had in the refrigerator. We used coconut, chocolate chips and pecan pieces this time (I’ve tried peanut butter and chocolate chips...

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Brown Rice with Vegetables

I was craving a simple and healthy side dish to serve with Chicken Piccata. I saw a recipe for this rice in a Cooking Light magazine and I thought it would be delicious. I used instant brown rice because...

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Chicken Piccata

While looking through a new magazine called Cuisine at Home, I found a delicious recipe for chicken piccata. I only adapted the recipe a little by substituting extra chicken broth for wine because I didn’t have any wine on...

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I am Back… sort of

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. We just got back from a two week adventure in our motor home. We drove through Oregon and California to Yuma, Arizona to visit my husband’s father and step mother for...

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Sugar Cookies

During the holiday season I make my children’s teachers homemade goodies as a thank you. This year we decided to make sugar cookies so the kids could decorate them with all sorts of fun sprinkles. I was looking forward...

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Baked Beef and Bean Chimichangas

We had ripe avocados that needed to be used up so I decided to make fresh guacamole and serve it on top of homemade ground beef and bean chimichangas. This meal was extremely easy to make and tasted fantastic....

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Beef and Barley Stew

It was a freezing cold day and I wanted to make something for dinner that would warm us all up. I started browsing the Internet and found a hearty and filling soup from The Cutting Edge of Ordinary that...

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Pastrami, Tomato and Coleslaw on Rye

When I was reading Sophia’s blog yesterday, I got inspired to make a pastrami sandwich on rye with coleslaw. I picked up some pastrami while grocery shopping today and I was so excited to get home and make lunch. This...

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Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

We had friends coming for the weekend and I wanted to bake them something special to enjoy while they were here. I have been seeing a lot of pumpkin snickerdoodle recipes out there and decided to finally make them...