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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...

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Roasted Baby Potatoes and Broccoli with Soy Sauce, Butter and Parsley

I loved my roasted baby potatoes with soy and butter so much that I wanted to make them again but this time I added broccoli too. I’ve seen recipes for roasted broccoli lately and really wanted to try it....

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Cocoa Brownies with Peanut Butter Chips

We were having friends over to celebrate my girlfriend’s upcoming birthday. I made her favorite dinner and also wanted to make her a special dessert. She absolutely LOVES rich chocolate and peanut butter. After looking through some old recipes,...

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Sugar Snap Pea Salad with Sweet Ginger Soy Dressing

I adapted this recipe from one I found in The Best of Cooking Light cookbook. This salad has wonderful vegetables, textures and flavors. The dressing was subtle but delicious with the sweet and crunchy peas, carrots and red peppers....

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Chicken, Mushroom, Broccoli, and Rice Casserole

I’ll be honest… I am not a huge casserole person. I try to make most of my meals from scratch and I love using fresh ingredients but sometimes you just need a quick and comforting meal. My friend Lori...

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Korean-Style Pork Tenderloin

I recently checked out a wonderful cookbook called, The Best of Cooking Light from the library. I’ve made several recipes from the book and am very happy with the results. The dishes are not only tasty they are healthy...

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Baked Potato Soup

I wanted to make a comforting dinner for friends who were coming for dinner. It was a beautiful but brisk day and I thought soup would be perfect. My friend, Kyle, was making a tossed salad with fresh greens,...