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Portobello Mushroom Ravioli with Roasted Garlic and Basil Marinara

My husband was telling our friends the other day that he LOVES a simple marinara sauce so I decided to make a roasted garlic and basil marinara for him. I used a bunch of the tomatoes my generous neighbor...

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Extra Mushroom, Garlic and Fresh Tomato Pizza

We are huge pizza fans in our house and we make homemade pizza often. I try to change the flavors so we won’t get bored plus it’s a great way to use up extra ingredients we have in the...

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Vegetable Beef Noodle Soup

My daughter LOVES soup. I bought her a thermos for her lunch bag so she could take soup to school for lunch. She was hoping I would make some this week so I decided to make a beef vegetable...

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Homemade Granola Bars

My kids and I decided to make some homemade granola bars together. I used a base recipe from Alton Brown then adapted it quite a bit by adding coconut, chocolate chips and almond slivers. They were really fun and...

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Banana, Blueberry and Raspberry Muffins

While our family was in town we decided to head to Cannon Beach for the day. We stopped by a great little farmer’s market while we were there and I found some plump and juicy raspberries and blueberries that...

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Green Beans with Almond Slivers

Simple. Quick. Delicious. This isn’t much of a recipe but it’s a very delicious and healthy side dish that is super easy to make. Adding just a touch of butter made the beans so delicious without being greasy. I...

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Corn and Fingerling Potato Chowder with Bacon

We were having friends over for dinner and it was pouring rain outside, so I decided to make a big pot of chowder. I had leftover corn from my neighbor Jack to use up so I went in search...

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Chicken, Mushrooms and Parmesan with Orzo

I am back from a much needed break. We had so much fun visiting with our family, relaxing, reading, playing games, eating and going to the ocean. I cooked a bunch of old favorites that we haven’t had for...

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Veggie Quiche with Potato Crust

I am in love. Truly, in love. I adapted this recipe from one I found on Yellowfish. I used a freshly picked zucchini and tomato from my neighbor Jack’s garden along with other ingredients I had on hand. I...

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Coconut Pecan Brownies

Our friends were coming to our house for dinner. The best part is, I didn’t have to cook. CurriĆ© made chicken pot pie, which is my very favorite of her recipes. The kids and I decided to make a...