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Camping Cuisine – Pasta Salad

We headed to the mountains this past weekend and spent four wonderful (rain free) days camping with our friends. I have gone camping my entire life and enjoy it immensely. I love everything about it… coming up with delicious...

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Chicken with Biscuits

I was craving something comforting and tasty so I started looking through my cookbooks for inspiration. I saw a recipe for a chicken pot pie but decided to change it a bit. This was a really great dinner and...

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Simply Roasted Tomatoes

We are big tomato fans in my house and I use them all the time in pasta, salads and sauces. I also love to roast them with different toppings to make the perfect side dish. This recipe is simple…...

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Orecchiette with Broccoli, Mushrooms and Roasted Garlic in a Light Lemon Butter Sauce

I was in the mood for a light and tasty vegetarian pasta dish for dinner. I decided to roast some garlic, caramelize a bit of onion and toast a few pine nuts to go with the steamed broccoli and...

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Chocolate Chip and Walnut Blondies

We had friends over for dinner and my daughter and I wanted to make a special dessert. Of course my (chocoholic) daughter wanted something with chocolate chips so we decided on blondies. These are very simple to make and...

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Tomato and Fresh Basil Crostini with Feta and Roasted Garlic Cheese Spread

This is a delightful appetizer that is easy to make and tastes so delicious. I use my wonderful neighbor Cheryl’s recipe for Roasted Garlic and Feta Dip (click here for link) and change it just a bit. The sliced...

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Danish Braids – Strawberry with Orange Vanilla Glaze and Cinnamon and Brown Sugar with Vanilla Glaze

Strawberry with Orange Vanilla Glaze Cinnamon and Brown Sugar with Vanilla Glaze My very first Daring Bakers challenge is over and I am so proud of myself. I honestly can’t believe I made these. I have been wanting to...

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Lasagna

We had company for dinner and I wanted to make a tasty meal that would satisfy all the kids and the adults…lasagna was the perfect choice. I usually make lasagna with Italian turkey sausage and lots of veggies (see...

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Nectarine and Goat Cheese Salad

Our neighbor, Jack, grows the most beautiful garden every year. We feel very privileged to receive fresh produce all summer long. He brought us freshly picked green and purple lettuce this week and I looked forward to creating a...

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Strawberry and Banana Muffins

My daughter has been asking me to make muffins for a week. We had some strawberries and ripe bananas that I needed to use up so I decided to use those in the muffins. They were beautiful, tart, sweet...