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Roasted Tomatoes, Fennel and Fingerling Potatoes

I was in the mood to roast some veggies. After looking through my kitchen, I grabbed a fennel bulb, Roma tomatoes and fingerling potatoes along with a couple cloves of garlic. I roasted them with a bit of olive...

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Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

We had friends over for dinner and I wanted to try a new chicken recipe that would feed a lot of people. I saw this recipe in my most recent library cookbook find, “Barefoot in Paris”. I knew immediately...

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Our friends were babysitting our kids so I wanted to bring them a treat. I had two very ripe bananas to use up and decided to try my hand at muffins. I wanted something fairly healthy and not filled...

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Garlic and Herb Chicken Sausages with Caramelized Onions and Bell Peppers

Sometimes simple is best. I was really tired and didn’t feel like making a big meal so I caramelized some red onion and baby bell peppers to top garlic herb chicken sausages. I also baked some steak fries and...

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Chicken Thighs with a Balsamic and Garlic Sauce

I wanted to try out a new balsamic vinegar I picked up at Trader Joe’s, so I thought I would make it into a sauce for some chicken thighs. The chicken turned out really moist and tender and went...

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Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

My daughter and son were really wanting a smoothie for a snack so I looked to see what I had on hand. I found some bananas, strawberries and yogurt. I added a bit of ice, honey and milk and...

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Spinach with Mushrooms, Onions and Bacon

I had a bunch of baby spinach I needed to use up and decided to try something new instead of my usual spinach with vinegar. I found some mushrooms, onions and bacon in the refrigerator and thought they would...

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Shredded Pork Taquitos

I had a pork roast to use up and decided to cook it slow and low in the oven with green chiles to make shredded pork. I thought I was going to make tacos or a taco salad with...

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Broccoli with Kalamata Olives, Garlic and Lemon

Here’s another great recipe from Fine Cooking. I usually just steam broccoli and season with salt and pepper but I decided to try this recipe and I am so glad I did. The kalamata olives and lemon along with...

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Cilantro and Lime Chicken Breasts

As you can tell from my blog, I love Mexican food and flavors. I was craving chicken so I marinated a couple of breasts in some olive oil, garlic, lime zest and cilantro. The flavor was fantastic. I served...