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Chicken Salad Sandwich

I wanted a quick and tasty sandwich for lunch. I had leftover chicken breast in the refrigerator, an apple and some walnuts. I decided to throw them together and make a chicken salad sandwich. I decided to toast the...

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Blueberry and Coconut Coffee Cake

We decided to throw a surprise slumber party for my daughter on her seventh birthday. It was a huge hit and my daughter was thrilled! There were 6 girls at the party and we had a fantastic time making...

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Chocolate Cake

For my daughter’s 7th birthday she really wanted a chocolate cake with butter cream frosting and polka dots. We found a chocolate cake recipe on Curious Foodie that sounded perfect. My daughter and I had a fun time baking...

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Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

I wanted to make something simple for dinner that could simmer on the stove while I was out of the house doing errands. I grabbed some turkey Italian sausages and mushrooms from the refrigerator and decided to make a...

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Homemade Bread Sticks

I have always been scared to bake bread but it’s a fear I must face. Since I was making a big pot of spaghetti for dinner I decided to try baking homemade bread sticks. I found this recipe on...

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Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder

It was a cold day outside and I was craving a hot bowl of soup. I had some freshly made chicken broth, leftover roasted chicken and frozen corn so I decided to make a creamy chicken corn chowder. I...

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Homemade Chicken Broth

Nothing makes a soup taste better than homemade chicken broth. Whenever I roast a chicken, I always put the remaining chicken bones in a big pot of water along with some vegetables and seasonings and let them simmer for...

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Cinnamon Snaps

We were out of town visiting friends for the Thanksgiving holiday. It was a relaxing and fun time spent with amazing people. During our visit, my friend Madison, my daughter Meg and I decided to bake some cookies. Madison...

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One Eyed Jacks aka Eggs in a Basket

The first time I had this for breakfast was Christmas morning in 1996. I was living in Idaho with my two roommates, David W. and Dave M. We woke up in the morning, exchanged gifts then David W. made...

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Italian Wedding Soup

I had a wonderful time in Boise with my sisters and girlfriends. We ate at all of my favorite restaurants and my sister had her co-worker make her AMAZING chile rellanos for us again. They are pure heaven! We...