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...

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Chicken in Tomato Sauce with Kalamata Olives and Feta

I recently checked out a great book from the library called “Eating the Greek Way”. It has over 100 recipes that are fresh, delicious and healthy. I found a terrific recipe for chicken with tomatoes and Ouzo, the only...

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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...