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Orzo with Roasted Vegetables

I found a delicious looking Barefoot Contessa recipe on Live.Love.Eat for roasted vegetables with orzo. I love roasting anything, especially vegetables, and it’s still cool enough in the evenings to do it. I adapted the recipe to use what...

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Cinnamon Raisin Bread French Toast

This is my kids’ very favorite way to have French toast. I use cinnamon raisin bread dipped in egg that I add cinnamon, vanilla and milk to. It’s served with butter and maple syrup and it puts a smile...

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Italian Chicken Nuggets

I found an amazing looking recipe for homemade chicken nuggets at Aggie’s Kitchen. I ran to the grocery store to get honey for the honey mustard dip and was ready to make them when I realized I had Italian...

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Asian Noodle Salad with Chicken and Cashews

It’s been really hot outside and I didn’t want to cook a big heavy meal. I was craving an Asian noodle salad with chicken. I looked through the refrigerator and cupboards to see what I had on hand and...

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Meatball Sliders

I had some leftover marinara to use up and decided to try making meatball sliders. I am trying to cook healthier so I didn’t smother them in cheese, although I think that would be tasty. I did add a...

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Mixed Greens with Raspberries and Pears PLUS Pay it Forward Winners

I found a recipe for a mixed greens with raspberry and pear salad in my Cooking Light Cookbook, I adapted it just a bit to use what I had on hand. The raspberries and pears were really sweet while...

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Baked Potato with Caramelized Mushrooms and Onions

Years ago my girlfriends and I would go to our favorite restaurant in my hometown called The Pioneer. They are known for excellent steaks and huge Idaho potatoes. My friends and I couldn’t afford getting the steaks and prime...

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Pastrami, Peppers, Swiss and Tomato on Rye

This is one of my favorite sandwiches. It’s quick and easy to make and tastes fantastic. I always cook my panini sandwiches dry (without butter or oil) and they turn out really crispy without being greasy. The pastrami goes...

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Greek Pizza

One of my very favorite pizzas is a Greek pizza from a local restaurant but it costs over $25.00 for one pizza. I was inspired to make my own version of this pizza by Kim’s Mediterranean pizza at My...

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Chicken, Black Bean and Caramelized Onion Enchiladas Verde

Enchiladas are a very simple and delicious dish that are quick to make with little clean up. I used the leftover chicken from my Southwestern Roasted Chicken and it worked really well. I love the flavor and texture of...