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Roasted Carrots in a Balsamic Vinaigrette

I love carrots but usually eat them raw. I decided to try roasting them and I am so glad I did. I roasted them with salt and olive oil first, then toss them in a simple balsamic vinaigrette. The...

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Chicken Noodle Soup With Homemade Noodles

There is something so comforting about chicken noodle soup when you don’t feel well. My daughter was home sick today so I decided to make her this soup. She loved it, like usual, and had two full bowls. Making...

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Cinnamon Crumb Cake

A good friend of mine was coming for dinner and I wanted to make her a special dessert. I know she loves cinnamon so I was excited when I found a cinnamon crumb cake in my Cooking Lightcookbook. I...

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Chile Verde

I grabbed some tomatillos the last time I went grocery shopping because I wanted to try cooking with them. I love Mexican food and really enjoy salsa verde so I decided to give them a try. I found a...

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Refried Beans

I love Mexican food but I had never tried making my own refried beans before. I know I cheated by using canned beans but I just didn’t have time to soak dried pinto beans. They were very quick and...

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Roast Chicken Thighs with Potatoes, Artichokes and Lemon

My mother sent me a box filled with magazines and cookbooks and I find something tasty to make every time I go through it. This is a recipe I adapted from one I found in a Fine Cooking magazine....

Banana, Blueberry, Coconut and Toasted Walnut Bread

Banana, Blueberry, Coconut and Toasted Walnut Bread

I saw this recipe on one of my favorite food blogs, Noble Pig, and knew I had to make it. The recipe was originally posted by Leslie, The Hungry Housewife. I had extra ripe bananas that needed to be...

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Taco Salad

I was in the mood for Mexican food (what’s new) but I didn’t feel like making a huge dinner. I grabbed some ground beef at the store and decided to make a taco salad. I used a bunch of...

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Vegetable Tian

This is a recipe I adapted from one I found in “Barefoot in Paris”. We had friends over for dinner so I served this Vegetable Tian and it was a HUGE hit. The veggies were perfectly roasted, the potatoes...

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Banana, Coconut and Walnut Muffins

Need I say more? I loved the Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins so much that I couldn’t wait to use the base recipe for another type of muffin. I decided on coconut, walnuts and banana which are three of my favorite...