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Baked Shrimp with Fennel and Feta over Penne

My mother sent me a couple of boxes filled with her old cookbooks, cooking magazines and two other cookbooks she received from her friend, Gwenn (thanks Gwenn). I’ve had so much fun looking through all of them. There are...

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Potato Salad with Artichokes, Green Beans, Olives and Feta

I adapted a recipe I found in my new favorite cookbook I found at the library, “Fine Cooking Annual 1″. The salad sounded really interesting and tasty so I thought I would give it a try. I am very...

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Lemon, Garlic and Basil Slow Roasted Chicken

I roast a chicken nearly every week. Not only is it a nice meal, it also makes a second meal with the leftover chicken and a great chicken stock for soup. I decided to do my normal lemon and...

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Roasted Tomato and Basil Soup

This is a great soup to have on a cold day. Roasting the tomatoes makes them wonderfully sweet and rich. It has been incredibly windy here in Portland this past week, so a big pot of soup sounded good....

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Tilapia with Lemon and Dill

After all the heavy holiday feasts, I have been craving healthier foods lately. I really love using fresh dill, lemon juice and garlic on my fish because it makes the fish full of flavor without all the fat. I...

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Chicken, Roasted Poblano and Bell Pepper Tostadas

As most of you know, I love the library. My kids and I go every few weeks to check out new books. I love looking through the cookbook section to find a couple of books to take home. I...

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Rice with Apricots and Pistachios

I wanted to make rice to go along with some fish I was making. I recently saw a recipe for white rice with apricots and pistachios and I thought it would be a fun and interesting combination to try....

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Stuffed Pork Chops

My friend Currié made us stuffed pork chops a long time ago and they were so tasty. I am usually not a huge stuffing eater but the combination of stuffing and pork was really good together. My husband commented...

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Spinach with Toasted Pine Nuts

I grew up eating spinach out of a can with white vinegar… I loved it. I now only buy fresh spinach but I still love it with the zing of vinegar. I added some toasted pine nuts and a...

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Prime Rib

Prime rib is a favorite in our house but because of it’s expense, we can only eat it once in awhile. I make a delicious mixture of Snider’s Prime Rib and Roast Seasoning, olive oil and lots of minced...