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Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Mushrooms, Red Onions and Garlic

I know my roasting days are nearing an end because it’s getting hot outside, so I’ve been busily roasting as much as possible while it’s still cool in the evenings. This recipe contains all of my very favorite ingredients...

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White Chocolate, Macadamia Nut and Coconut Cookies

Ever since I made the white chocolate macadamia nut cookies, I couldn’t wait to bake them again because I really wanted to add coconut to them. I decided these cookies would be the perfect final addition to the gift...

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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...