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Chicken Tortilla Soup

I used to have a different recipe for this soup but it wasn’t quite right. There was something missing and I didn’t even know it until I made this version. It’s Ina Garten’s Mexican Chicken Soup from her Barefoot...

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Halloween Sugar Cookies

My 5 year old’s creations It was a very brisk and beautiful day. My kids and I just got back from a long walk to the park. The kids have been begging me to make Halloween cookies for awhile...

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Crostini with Gorgonzola or Brie, Caramelized Onions and Pear

We were headed to our friends house on the Trask River last weekend and my wonderful friend Currié offered to make all the meals (don’t I have great friends?). I wanted to pitch in a little bit so I...

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Baked Artichokes with Lemon, Garlic and Basil

I grew up eating artichokes and they were always a special treat in our home. My sisters and I would be very excited on the nights my Mom made them. She always made them the same way, boiled and...

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Split Pea with Ham Soup

I love this time of year because I can make soups and stews all winter long. It has been brisk and raining this week so I decided to make a big pot of soup. My mom made split pea...

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Tomato, Zucchini, Squash and Caramelized Onion Gratin

Our friends invited us for dinner and I was asked to bring a side dish. I was craving something warm and comforting since it had been raining all day. I had a zucchini and a yellow squash to use...

Mexican Beef Stew

Mexican Beef Stew

As you know, if you read my blog, I love Mexican food. Well, it’s been rainy cool here and I was in the mood for a bowl of stew but with a Mexican flair. I cut up some stew...

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Roasted Baby Potatoes with Soy, Butter and Parsley

I needed a good side dish to accompany a roasted pork tenderloin and I was craving potatoes. I par boiled them then tossed them in a bit of soy sauce, butter, pepper and parsley then roasted them until they...

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Roasted Pork Tenderloin

We had friends coming for dinner and I wanted something nice, healthy and easy. I had a pork tenderloin so I threw together some ingredients for a marinade. I let it marinate for 4 hours before roasting it in...

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Pumpkin Bread

Fall is here! It was a cloudy day and we were bored so my son and I decided to bake something. My kids baked a pumpkin pie last weekend with their Grandma Fran – it was so good it...