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Chicken Parmesan

I wanted to serve a hearty meal for friends who were coming for dinner. I decided to make Chicken Parmesan and fresh steamed broccoli. My girlfriend brought a salad and fresh garlic bread to complete the meal. The chicken...

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Flank Steak, Caramelized Onion and Extra Sharp Cheddar Quesadillas

I wanted a tasty meal that would be easy to make. I marinated some flank steak using my carne asada marinade, caramelized some onions, shredded some cheese and made fresh guacamole and salsa. I can’t tell you how easy...

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Mixed Berry Galette

I wanted to make a nice dessert to serve to our friends who were coming for dinner. My daughter suggested a peach pie since we had fresh peaches. I’ve always wanted to make a galette so I thought this...

Greek Salad with a Lemon Garlic Dressing

Greek Salad with a Lemon Garlic Dressing

I wanted a fresh salad to go with the Greek Style Minestrone with Turkey and Feta Meatballs I made for dinner. I just grabbed whatever ingredients I had on hand. The salad was simple, crisp, salty, garlicky and a...

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Greek Style Minestrone with Turkey and Feta Meatballs

I got this soup recipe from my friend Heather a long time ago. My husband, children and I have been fighting a nasty cold so I thought this soup would be great because it’s filled with a lot of...

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Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup

I recently saw this recipe on Maria’s food blog, Two Peas and Their Pod and I had to try it. It’s a tradition that I make pancakes every Saturday morning for my kids. I made these last Saturday and...

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Spaghetti with Two Sauces

I adapted this recipe from The Best of Cooking Light cookbook. It looked creamy, tangy and delicious. I changed the red sauce a bit by roasting the tomatoes and adding extra garlic and seasonings. I also used spaghetti instead...

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Bean Tostadas

This is one of my favorite meals that I have been making for years. It’s simple to make and tastes fantastic. My kids call them Mexican pizza and absolutely love them. You can use shredded chicken, beef or pork....

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Oatmeal Cookies with Cinnamon Chips and Walnuts

I’ve been hearing about cinnamon chips for awhile thanks to Jenny at Picky Palate. I looked for months but never found them. Last week I was in a random grocery store and saw them on the shelf. I scooped...

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Spicy Cucumber Salad with Peanuts

I served this adapted Cooking Light recipe with the Korean-Style Pork Tenderloin and the Sugar Snap Pea Salad with Sweet Ginger Soy Dressing. It was a wonderful and healthy dinner that was full of great flavors and textures. My...