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Roasted Baby Dutch Yellow Potatoes

My very favorite food would have to be potatoes – can you tell I am originally from Idaho (the potato state)? I found these baby Dutch yellow potatoes in the store and it was love at first sight. They...

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Mexican Lasagna

I was inspired by Katherine at Smoky Mountain Café to make a Mexican lasagna and also by my six year old daughter who made her Uncle Brooks a fantastic burrito while we were on vacation. My daughter has been...

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Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips and Toasted Walnuts

We had yet another rainy spring day here in Oregon so my kids and I decided to bake a loaf of banana bread with chocolate chips and toasted walnuts. The kids and I had a fun time baking together...

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Strawberry Yogurt Parfait

Sometimes I can be a really cool mom. It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining and it was nearly 75 degrees, so the kids and I headed out for a long walk to the park. We enjoyed...

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Manhattan Clam Chowder

I was in the mood for clam chowder but didn’t want a heavy cream based soup. I decided to give Manhattan clam chowder a try. I adapted a tasty recipe in my newest library find, “Food Networks Kitchen Cookbook”...

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Chocolate Tart with Mint Krispy Topping

I wanted to make a very special dessert for my husband’s birthday meal. I found a recipe for a chocolate tart in the Tyler Florence cookbook “Eat this Book”. My husband loves rich chocolate so I knew this would...

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Baked Vegetable Egg Rolls

To celebrate my husbands birthday he requested this Asian Noodle Salad. I wanted to find other recipes that would compliment the salad so I decided to try making baked egg rolls. The egg rolls were extremely easy to make...

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Asian Pork Tenderloin

My husband was wanting Asian food for his birthday dinner so I made this delicious pork tenderloin along with his favorite this Asian Noodle Salad and these Baked Vegetable Egg Rolls. It was a wonderful dinner filled with great...

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Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup

I wasn’t in the mood to cook a big dinner so I decided to make soup. I had leftover roasted chicken in the refrigerator so I thought a creamy chicken with rice soup would be a good choice. I...

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Spicy Roasted Chicken

This is my idea of comfort food. A chicken roasted slow and low makes the meat extremely moist and tender. The rub is a tad spicy and full of great flavor but not so spicy that my kids can’t...