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Shredded Beef Chimichangas

We had friends over last night to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and I decided to make homemade chimichangas – what goes better with margaritas? I cooked the beef all day in my dutch oven and it was so tender...

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Egg and Turkey Bacon Breakfast Sandwich

Quick, easy and so good. I made this sandwich for my husband this morning and he left for work a very happy man. 2 pieces of turkey bacon 1 egg Salt and pepper to taste 1 tbsp water 1...

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Black Bean Soup

I have a terrible cold and wanted to make something for dinner that was simple but tasty. My entire family loved this soup. It was quick and easy to make and tasted so delicious. Don’t leave out the cilantro...

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Balsamic Vinaigrette

We love a good balsamic vinaigrette. After several attempts,I finally have a recipe that I love. It’s slightly sweet, tangy and so delicious. Try this on your next salad. 1/2 cup olive oil 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1 tsp...

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Mixed Berry Crisp with Homemade Whipped Cream

We had friends over for dinner and I found out that it was their little boy’s 2nd birthday. I had no desserts on hand so I whipped up this delicious crisp. This is a wonderful dessert that takes no...

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Mixed Vegetable Sauté

This is a perfect side dish to just about any meal. It’s light, full of flavor and so delicious. I use whatever veggies I have on hand. It’s easy, quick and so tasty. 1-2 tsp olive oil 1 yellow...

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Spicy Artichoke Parmesan Dip

Okay, so I love this dip but it is so fattening. I decided to make my own version & it turned out great. It was full of flavor but not terribly rich. It was a nice appetizer & vanished...

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Lemon and Basil Slow Roasted Chicken

The ultimate comfort food. Roasting the chicken slow & low makes the most tender & juicy meat. I like to switch the seasonings depending on my mood. The lemon, basil & garlic flavors work really well together & make...

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Ham and Havarti on a Toasted Baguette

    I love, love, love a good sandwich! I saw a seeded baguette at my local Trader Joe’s today & I couldn’t pass it up. This sandwich was crunchy, chewy, salty, creamy, spicy & a bit sweet –...

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Orange Roughy with Lemon, Garlic and Basil

We are trying to eat more fish & this recipe is always a hit. It’s light, easy to make, and fairly healthy. The simple flavors of lemon, garlic & basil all combine well together and make this fish extra...