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Mexican Tomato Rice and Bean Quesadilla with Sharp Cheddar and Sour Cream

I needed a quick and easy dinner because I had a yoga class to get to so I decided to make quesadillas by using up the leftover Mexican Tomato Rice and Beans I had made for the Stuffed Anaheim...

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Stuffed Anaheim Peppers with Mexican Rice & Beans, Jack Cheese, & Guacamole

I love making stuffed Poblano peppers but I decided to try making vegetarian stuffed Anaheim peppers this time. I stuffed them with my Mexican Rice and Beans, topped it with Jack cheese and baked them. I served the peppers...

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Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Glaze

I had some pumpkin left over from the Pumpkin Muffins my son and I recently made. I found a recipe Pumpkin Scones on a blog called Pennies on a Platter that looked delicious. They were very simple to make...

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Southwestern Pot Roast

I love making pot roast in the fall. Roasting meat in the oven at a low temperature for a long time makes the house smell fantastic! I decided to make a Southwestern flavored pot roast and we all loved...

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Pumpkin, Cranberry, and Pecan Muffins

We were having friends over for a play date after school so my son and I made these muffins for an afternoon snack. This Betty Crocker recipe was extremely simple to make and made the tastiest muffins. They were...

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Chicken Thighs with Chanterelle Mushroom Sauce

My dear friend Currié recently gave me some freshly picked chanterelle mushrooms – I have the best friends.  I’ve never cooked with these mushrooms before so I was really excited to try them out.  I had some chicken thighs that...

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Focaccia Bread

I am extremely intimidated by making bread but I am trying to face my fear. I was going to make a tasty pasta for dinner and I decided to try making focaccia bread to serve with it. I wanted...

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Linguine with Turkey Italian Sausage, Tomatoes, Arugula, and Ciliengini

There is a restaurant in our town called Mingo that my husband and I just love. They have great food, wonderful ambiance, and terrific service! They also have a linguine dish that makes me drool. It’s so simple, hearty,...

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Banana Cinnamon Cookies

  It’s been raining and cold here in Portland so when I picked my son up from kindergarten we decided to bake cookies together. We had some ripe bananas to use up so we decided to bake banana cinnamon...

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Canadian Bacon, Green Chile, & Cheddar Quiche with a Shredded Potato Crust

My husband was going to help our friends move so I made this quiche to give him a filling and hearty breakfast for the heavy lifting he was going to be doing all day long.  I really love the...