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Black Bean, Green Chile and Caramelized Red Onion Chimichanga

This recipe is a new favorite. It’s quick, easy, fairly healthy and so delicious. We had “make your own burrito night” recently – this is my creation. I love the creamy beans with the flavorful chiles and caramelized onion....

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Tomato, Basil, Feta and Garlic Pizza

I was craving a margarita pizza for lunch so my son and I decided to make our own version. We had a great time making lunch together. My son spread the sauce and cheese all over the dough. I...

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Chicken Pot Pie

We’ve had friends in town for the week and we’ve been very busy doing a bunch of fun things around Portland, like going to the zoo, checking out Mt. Hood and heading to the coast twice. After a long...

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Grilled Corn, Avocado and Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

When looking for a tasty salad on the Internet I came across this one from Jehan Can Cook. It sounded perfect. I love all the ingredients and flavors used so I was really excited to try it. It was...

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Sugar Snap and Beef Stir Fry

I found this recipe in my newest Cooking Lightmagazine. I adapted it just a bit by adding some chili sauce, garlic and sesame oil to the marinade as well as some extra veggies to the stir fry. The beef...

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Coffeecake Muffins

My kids really wanted muffins for breakfast so I found a recipe for coffee cake muffins on a website called CookiePie. They looked really delicious and sounded like the perfect breakfast treat. The recipe was really easy to follow...

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Shredded Chicken and Black Bean Tostadas

I had some leftover chicken breast to use up so I decided to make tostadas. I normally use the plain shredded chicken but this time I decided to flavor it up a bit – I am so glad I...

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Oatmeal Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting

My father in law is a huge fan of desserts, so he is very lucky that his wife Coleen is an excellent baker. When we were visiting them in Idaho a few weeks ago, Coleen made several mouth watering...

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Asparagus Summer Salad

I found a really delicious looking recipe for a summer salad in Sunset Magazine and instantly knew I would make it. I adapted the recipe a bit by using the fresh herbs I had on hand and reducing the...

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Lemon and Fresh Thyme Roasted Chicken

I had a ton of fresh thyme growing that I needed to use up. I love lemon and thyme together so I decided to roast a chicken using those ingredients. I wanted to keep the flavors simple so I...