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Cocoa Brownies with English Toffee

I am back…We had a wonderful time with my family in Pacific City on the Oregon coast. We stayed at a fantastic house with amazing views of the ocean. The weather was stormy and cold but we still had...

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Spring Break

I am taking the week off to spend time with my family. I hope everyone has a great spring break! See you in a week.   Pam

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Shredded Pork Tacos

I was recently shopping at Cost Plus World Market and found the most amazing baking tool on sale for half price. What you ask? A rack that bakes corn tortillas into the shape of a taco. I love, love,...

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Beef Stroganoff

It was a very cold, dark and rainy day and I wanted something warm and comforting for dinner. This may not be the most beautiful meal but I must say it tastes really delicious. I love cooking the beef...

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Farfalle with Chicken Sausage, Mushrooms, Grape Tomatoes and Feta

This was a very light and simple dish. I didn’t use a butter sauce or any cream because I was craving a healthy dinner. It was just pasta, garlic herb chicken sausage and some veggies tossed together with farfalle...

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Cottage Pie

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We had friends over for dinner to celebrate the holiday and I decided to make Cottage Pie. This dish was extremely easy to make and tasted really delicious. All of us liked it, even the...

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Fingerling Potatoes with Caramelized Onion and Bacon

Potatoes, bacon, garlic and onions are some of my very favorite foods, add them together to make one amazing side dish. It’s not only super easy to make but absolutely delicious. Simple food is the best! I served these...

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Pasta Puttanesca

This is one of my family’s very favorite pasta sauce. It’s very simple to make and tastes fantastic. I love the salty flavors of the kalamata olives, capers and anchovies paired with the sweet roasted tomatoes and balsamic vinegar....

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Roasted Grape Tomatoes with Fresh Basil and Balsamic Vinegar

This is one of our family’s very favorite side dishes. It goes with any protein and is incredibly easy to make. Roasting tomatoes makes them extra sweet and juicy. I simply roast them with a bit of olive oil,...

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Turkey, Swiss and Vegetable Sandwich

I was craving a healthy lunch filled with fruits and vegetables. I had some turkey, low fat Swiss cheese and loads of veggies in the fridge so I decided to make a tasty sandwich filled with good things. This...