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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...

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Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil

This is such a simple and classic dish. I love bruschetta because it’s so versatile and delicious. You can make it with a number of different toppings but my favorite is tomato, basil and balsamic on top of a...

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Blueberry Surprise Muffins with Streusal Topping

I was lucky enough to receive some Oikos Greek Yogurt from Stonyfield Farms. They sent us vanilla, blueberry, strawberry, honey and plain. My kids both really loved all the flavors, especially the strawberry. I couldn’t wait to try baking...

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Creamy Clam Dip

We had friends over for dinner a few days ago and instead of having a sit down meal we decided to make a bunch of appetizers. It was a simple, casual and tasty dinner. Everyone enjoyed grazing throughout the...

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Chicken Stuffed Pasilla Peppers

I had pasilla peppers in the refrigerator that needed to be used up. I decided to stuff the pasilla peppers with leftover chicken mixed with roasted bell pepper, jalapeno and green onion. I topped the chicken stuffed peppers with...