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Barbecue Chicken Pizza Braid

I wasn’t feeling well and had no desire to cook a meal but alas my family still needed to be fed. I found pizza dough in my refrigerator that needed to be used up so I decided to make...

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Simply Roasted Chicken

It was another cold and rainy day so I decided to roast a chicken for dinner. There is something so comforting about roasted chicken and this one turned out perfect. I simply seasoned it with sea salt, pepper, garlic...

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Parmesan Roasted Asparagus Topped with a Poached Egg

I just love eggs with asparagus lately and I can’t seem to get enough of the combination. I made this recipe for lunch this week to use up the last few spears of asparagus that I had in the...

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Crusty Italian Bread

I wanted to make a loaf of bread to serve with the Beef and Mushroom Ragu over Rigatoni. I decided to try a different recipe other than my French bread. I found this recipe online at Allrecipes and when I...

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Beef and Mushroom Ragu over Rigatoni

We woke up to a dreary, cold, and rainy day which made me want comfort food. I had lean chuck roast to use up so I decided to make a ragu sauce with mushrooms. Ragu sauce is typically made...

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Back to cooking….

…tomorrow. We just got back from a week long adventure and we are all happy and exhausted. We traveled in our motor home all throughout Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. We stopped at many beautiful places on our journey and we...

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Banana, Strawberry, and Orange Muffins

I made these for breakfast recently and they were a huge hit with my family, especially my husband who ate four in one sitting. I had some strawberries and bananas that really needed to be used up and I...

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Shredded Pork and Caramelized Onion Tostada

I had leftover shredded pork from the enchiladasthat I couldn’t wait to use again. Did I happen to mention on the last post that this was the BEST shredded pork I have ever made? It was so tender, juicy,...

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Shredded Pork and Monterey Jack Cheese Enchiladas with Homemade Enchilada Sauce

I picked up a pork shoulder at the grocery store recently and decided to make a big batch of shredded pork. I simply seasoned it with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, cumin, garlic powder, dried oregano, and coriander. I...

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Red Enchilada Sauce

I found this Bobby Flay recipe in the October 2010 Food Network Magazine.I’ve never been a fan of canned enchilada sauce so I was excited to give this recipe a try. I adapted the recipe a bit by using...