Roasted Tomato and Basil Soup

Roasted Tomato and Basil Soup

This is a great soup to have on a cold day. Roasting the tomatoes makes them wonderfully sweet and rich. It has been incredibly windy here in Portland this past week, so a big pot of soup sounded good....

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Tilapia with Lemon and Dill

After all the heavy holiday feasts, I have been craving healthier foods lately. I really love using fresh dill, lemon juice and garlic on my fish because it makes the fish full of flavor without all the fat. I...

Chicken, Roasted Poblano and Bell Pepper Tostadas

Chicken, Roasted Poblano and Bell Pepper Tostadas

As most of you know, I love the library. My kids and I go every few weeks to check out new books. I love looking through the cookbook section to find a couple of books to take home. I...

Rice with Apricots and Pistachios

Rice with Apricots and Pistachios

I wanted to make rice to go along with some fish I was making. I recently saw a recipe for white rice with apricots and pistachios and I thought it would be a fun and interesting combination to try....

Stuffed Pork Chops

Stuffed Pork Chops

My friend Currié made us stuffed pork chops a long time ago and they were so tasty. I am usually not a huge stuffing eater but the combination of stuffing and pork was really good together. My husband commented...

Spinach with Toasted Pine Nuts

Spinach with Toasted Pine Nuts

I grew up eating spinach out of a can with white vinegar… I loved it. I now only buy fresh spinach but I still love it with the zing of vinegar. I added some toasted pine nuts and a...

Prime Rib

Prime Rib

Prime rib is a favorite in our house but because of it’s expense, we can only eat it once in awhile. I make a delicious mixture of Snider’s Prime Rib and Roast Seasoning, olive oil and lots of minced...

Greek Chicken Thighs

Greek Chicken Thighs

I had some chicken thighs I needed to use up and decided to go with Greek flavors. This is my new favorite way to cook chicken thighs. They were moist, tender and full of wonderful flavors. I love the...

Brie and Apple Cranberry Chutney Crostini

Brie and Apple Cranberry Chutney Crostini

I was inspired by Kevin at Closet Cooking’s baked brie recipe. We were heading to a friends house for dinner and I decided to make an appetizer using similar flavors. I picked up a seeded baguette, double creme brie...

Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies

We were craving some cookies so I started looking on the web for some recipe ideas. I found this recipe from Martha Stewart and decided to give it a try. I was concerned when I finished making the batter because...