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Cocoa Brownies with Peanut Butter Chips

We were having friends over to celebrate my girlfriend’s upcoming birthday. I made her favorite dinner and also wanted to make her a special dessert. She absolutely LOVES rich chocolate and peanut butter. After looking through some old recipes,...

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Sugar Snap Pea Salad with Sweet Ginger Soy Dressing

I adapted this recipe from one I found in The Best of Cooking Light cookbook. This salad has wonderful vegetables, textures and flavors. The dressing was subtle but delicious with the sweet and crunchy peas, carrots and red peppers....

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Chicken, Mushroom, Broccoli, and Rice Casserole

I’ll be honest… I am not a huge casserole person. I try to make most of my meals from scratch and I love using fresh ingredients but sometimes you just need a quick and comforting meal. My friend Lori...

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Korean-Style Pork Tenderloin

I recently checked out a wonderful cookbook called, The Best of Cooking Light from the library. I’ve made several recipes from the book and am very happy with the results. The dishes are not only tasty they are healthy...

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Baked Potato Soup

I wanted to make a comforting dinner for friends who were coming for dinner. It was a beautiful but brisk day and I thought soup would be perfect. My friend, Kyle, was making a tossed salad with fresh greens,...

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Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

I was in the mood to bake something and we had friends coming for dinner so I decided to make a cake. I have been craving pumpkin a lot lately so a pumpkin spice cake sounded like a great...

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Daring Baker’s October Challenge – Homemade Pizza

My son’s creation (3 years old) My daughter’s masterpiece (5 years old) My VERY delicious pizza My husband’s tasty pizza For my fourth Daring Baker’s Challenge we were to make our own pizzas with homemade dough. I thought this...

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Greek Shrimp Scampi

I wanted to make a quick and easy meal that tasted fantastic. I looked through the refrigerator to see what I could use. I had shrimp, feta, grape tomatoes, kalamata olives, parsley, lemon and garlic. I decided to use...

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Chili

There is nothing more comforting and delicious than a big bowl of chili on a cold rainy day. I have been perfecting this recipe for 12 years. It took me many batches to find just the right combination of...

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Potato, Turkey Sausage, and Mushroom Frittata

I am still fighting a cold so I don’t have much energy to fix big meals. I was craving breakfast for dinner last night and decided a frittata would be perfect. I looked through the refrigerator to see what...