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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...

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Chicken Pot Pie

We’ve had friends in town for the week and we’ve been very busy doing a bunch of fun things around Portland, like going to the zoo, checking out Mt. Hood and heading to the coast twice. After a long...

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Grilled Corn, Avocado and Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

When looking for a tasty salad on the Internet I came across this one from Jehan Can Cook. It sounded perfect. I love all the ingredients and flavors used so I was really excited to try it. It was...

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Sugar Snap and Beef Stir Fry

I found this recipe in my newest Cooking Lightmagazine. I adapted it just a bit by adding some chili sauce, garlic and sesame oil to the marinade as well as some extra veggies to the stir fry. The beef...

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Coffeecake Muffins

My kids really wanted muffins for breakfast so I found a recipe for coffee cake muffins on a website called CookiePie. They looked really delicious and sounded like the perfect breakfast treat. The recipe was really easy to follow...