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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...

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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...