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Italian Chicken Thighs

I have often seen recipes for chicken using an Italian vinaigrette as a marinade so I decided to give it a try. I made a tangy vinaigrette using seasoned rice vinegar, red wine vinegar, olive oil, garlic, and seasonings....

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Garlic Rice with Sautéed Onions, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Toasted Pine Nuts

I really loved the Garlic Rice I recently made so I decided to make it again but this time added a little pizazz to it by adding sautéed onion, sun dried tomatoes, toasted pine nuts, and fresh parsley. It turned out delicious....

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Banana and Candy Pecan Cake

I had a couple of ripe bananas to use up so I decided to make a recipe for banana cake I found on MyRecipes. I loved that it used no butter or oil and that it was quick and...

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Breakfast Taco with Avocado Salsa and Steamed Egg

If you read my blog you know that I love Mexican food and eggs (runny yolks are my favorite). I gathered a few ingredients that I had leftover from taco night recently and made myself a breakfast taco. Guess what? I...

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Baked Berries with Lemon Curd and Coconut Topped with Homemade Whipped Cream

We had friends over for dinner and I wanted to make a light and tasty dessert with what I had on hand. I decided to toss together some strawberries, raspberries  and blueberries with some warm lemon curd and coconut. I baked...

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Mixed Greens Salad with Apples, Carrots, Candied Pecans, and Parmesan topped with Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette

I wanted a light and refreshing salad to serve with the Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette I made. I decided to combine mixed greens with romaine lettuce, tart apples and dried cherries, carrot slices, sweet and salty candied pecans, and Parmesan cheese. The...

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Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette

We had friends bringing us fresh razor clams and trout they freshly caught on Sunday. We made a huge clam & trout feast along with a beautiful salad topped with this maple-mustard vinaigrette and fresh bread. I really loved...

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Chicken Basil Sausage, Garlicky Kale, and Caramelized Onion Lasagna

We had friends over for dinner and I wanted to make a hearty and healthy dish. I decided to make a lasagna using some ground chicken and basil sausage (that I get from my local grocery meat department), fresh kale sautéed...

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Rotini Pasta with Chicken, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Parmesan, and Fresh Basil

I wanted to make a quick and simple dinner using ingredients that I had on hand. I looked through the fridge and found chicken breasts, broccoli, onion, Parmesan cheese, and fresh basil. I grabbed some grape tomatoes and garlic...

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Garlic Rice

I wanted to serve rice with the Indonesian Pork Tenderloin and Indonesian Cucumber Salad that I served for dinner but I didn’t want it to be plain rice. I found a recipe on Life’s Ambrosia that sounded perfect. We...