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Baked Potato with Caramelized Mushrooms and Onions

Years ago my girlfriends and I would go to our favorite restaurant in my hometown called The Pioneer. They are known for excellent steaks and huge Idaho potatoes. My friends and I couldn’t afford getting the steaks and prime...

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Pastrami, Peppers, Swiss and Tomato on Rye

This is one of my favorite sandwiches. It’s quick and easy to make and tastes fantastic. I always cook my panini sandwiches dry (without butter or oil) and they turn out really crispy without being greasy. The pastrami goes...

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Greek Pizza

One of my very favorite pizzas is a Greek pizza from a local restaurant but it costs over $25.00 for one pizza. I was inspired to make my own version of this pizza by Kim’s Mediterranean pizza at My...

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Chicken, Black Bean and Caramelized Onion Enchiladas Verde

Enchiladas are a very simple and delicious dish that are quick to make with little clean up. I used the leftover chicken from my Southwestern Roasted Chicken and it worked really well. I love the flavor and texture of...

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Pay it Forward

What is Pay it Forward? There are so many lovely giveaways in blogland, bloggers eagerly commenting and abuzz with the excitement of winning an unexpected gift, but that’s it. Someone wins, and then the generosity comes to a screeching...

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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

We were heading to a good friend’s house for dinner and I was asked to bring a dessert. I decided to bake cookies because they are quick and easy to make and everyone loves them. I found this white...

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Southwestern Roasted Chicken

I am in love. This is my new very favorite roasted chicken. If you read my blog you know I love Mexican food and I can’t believe I never thought to put these flavors on a roasted chicken before....

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Pork Carnitas Tacos

Oh how I love carnitas. I have never tried making them before but when I saw this recipe on one of my favorite food blogs, Noble Pig, I knew I would make it. The recipe is originally from Martha...

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North Woods Bean Soup

I first saw this soup on Details of Dinner, it’s a Cooking Light recipe and I started craving it immediately. The kids and I spent most of the day outside because the sun was out but it was still...

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Avocado and Olive Quesadillas

A quick note to my blog followers… I switched my blog to show a partial feed because several scrapers are continuing to steal my photos, posts and recipes. I was told that switching to a partial feed would make...