Shredded Chicken, Green Chile, Black Bean and Cheddar Cheese Chimichanga

Shredded Chicken, Green Chile, Black Bean and Cheddar Cheese Chimichanga

I could eat Mexican food every day. I love it. I crave it. I need it. Luckily, my husband loves it too and if you ask my children what restaurant they want to go to, they will always say...

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Crash Hot Potatoes

I love looking at food blogs and getting inspired to make new things. I was looking at the Pioneer Woman Cooks website the other day and I saw a recipe called “Crash Hot Potatoes”. They were created by an...

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Banana, Coconut, Chocolate Chip and Walnut Cookies

I had two very ripe bananas to use up so I decided to make cookies with them. I looked through my baking pantry and realized I had a little bit of shredded coconut, milk chocolate chips and walnut pieces...

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Parmesan Chicken

I really love checking cookbooks out from the library and reading them after the kids go to bed. I adapted this recipe from the Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa, Family Style Cookbook. This dish looked really easy and delicious. It...

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Pasta with Mushrooms and Asparagus in a Pesto Sauce

I didn’t feel like making anything time consuming for dinner and I had left over pesto sauce, so I decided on pasta. I just bought some Bucati noodles from Trader Joes and I wanted to see how they were....

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Pesto Chicken Sandwich with Caramelized Onions and Havarti

It has been extremely hot here for the last few days and I have been trying to do easy meals that don’t require too much cooking inside the house. I just made home made pesto sauce and couldn’t wait...

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Pesto

I am in love. I can’t believe I have never made pesto before…it was quick and simple to make and tasted fantastic. I have tried several different store bought pestos but never found one that I liked – I...

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Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Salad

My wonderful neighbor Cheryl invited my kids over to pick some fresh cherry tomatoes from her tomato plant and they had so much fun picking and eating them. We ended up with a large bowl of cherry tomatoes and...

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Baked Zucchini Sticks

I have been trying to find new ways to cook the zucchini from my neighbor Jack’s garden. I was in the mood for something crunchy and decided to try baked zucchini with bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. I love...

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Pork Chops with Tomatoes, Caramelized Onions and Feta Cheese

This is one of my favorite pork recipes. As you can tell from my blog, I love cooking with garlic, tomatoes and caramelized onions. I used thin chops this time but I prefer to use thick chops because they...