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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 CurriĆ© 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...

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Chicken, Mushrooms and Artichoke Hearts with Cheese Tortellini in a Light Lemon Butter Sauce

I am tired and I didn’t feel like making a big dinner. I had some cheese tortellini I needed to use so I decided chicken would be great with it. I marinated some chicken breasts and looked for other...

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Peach Crisp

We went to Idaho last weekend for a family gathering at my mother in law’s house to celebrate an early Thanksgiving. We had a wonderful time catching up with each other, riding four wheeler’s, eating great meals, watching the...