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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...

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Mixed Greens with Raspberries and Pears PLUS Pay it Forward Winners

I found a recipe for a mixed greens with raspberry and pear salad in my Cooking Light Cookbook, I adapted it just a bit to use what I had on hand. The raspberries and pears were really sweet while...

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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....